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Get The Right Tools To Protect Your Home


Government officials and the police often say more needs to be done to protect your home. But no matter how much times they give you the know how, you can still never be too careful when it comes to protecting your home.

Here are 3 of my tips on how to protect your home:

1. Security Lights:

This is the most common security hard ware commonly used with most home owners. Security lights illuminate when an intruder crosses the sensor emitted by the light. This will reduce the time it takes for an intruder to enter your home and will also make the intruder feel vulnerable as he/she will probably be watched by neighbors and passer-bys. All security lights are switched on or activated by highly sensitive motion sensors and can be left on through all hours of the night.

2. Fire Extinguishers:

Fire extinguishers are the most commonly used safety equipment for homes and businesses. You can rent fire extinguishers from tool hire for a low and an affordable price. Keep in mind that if a fire is too out of control in your home (fire spreading to the ceiling) then the best course of action is to vacate your property until the emergency services arrive. Fire extinguishers come in different types of agents such as water, foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, vaporizing liquid and halon.

3. Low Energy Bulbs:

Invest in some low energy bulbs which will enable you to leave lighting on in the most targeted areas of your home. Intruders tend to go for the places that may have your most valued possessions in such as your living room, bedroom and hallways. It is always a good idea to leave some lighting on in your home as this will fool intruders into thinking that there is a possibility that someone may be home!


February 13, 2008 Posted by | DIY, Hire ideas, Home tips, Tool Hire, Winter Hire | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Countdown To Christmas!….


With Christmas just around the corner, you have decided that you are going to make this Christmas a celebration to remember! You have drawn up plans of organizing a big family get together with loads of food, Drinks, decorations, presents and smiley faces!…but constantly going through your mind is “this is going to be such a daunting task”. With your big Christmas shop finally out the way, you now have to find time to clear the garden (which you planned to do 6 months ago!), make sure you have enough cutlery (ask the kids!) and the equipment to make this Christmas a joyful occasion.

Creating a warm and peaceful atmosphere in your own home can be alot of work, especially when your plan is to impress your family and friends.  Tool hire can take the stress out of visiting retail outlets full of last minute Christmas shoppers with their range of event and catering equipment available now to hire. Their range of affordable tables, glasses, tents, chairs, screens and barriers will leave you thinking “preparation doesn’t have to be to be so hard after all!”

You can also consider tool hire to take care of the big clean up operation by hiring their range of vacuum cleaners, Floor Scrubbers and waste handling equipment.

Who said getting prepared for your big Christmas celebration had to be hard work!


November 28, 2007 Posted by | Tool Hire | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time For A Change?….


Now that the Christmas and new year celebrations are all over, you start to take a quiet stroll around the house thinking “Re-decorating my house should be my new years resolution”. As you walk around your house and study each room, you notice that you have had the same wallpaper for over 10 years, you see a few dog ears in the corners of the kids room and you start to see the appearance of mould around the skirting boards!

Tool hire have a range of painting and decorating equipment to help you get started on an adventure that may seem very similar to what couples go through on Changing Rooms! Their range of hot air strippers, wallpaper strippers and folding steps are the right affordable tools for you to get started.

You can also consider tool hire for their safety and protection equipment which includes respiration units, breathing apparatus and full face respirators.

November 14, 2007 Posted by | Tool Hire | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winters coming – are you going to be hot enough?

The weather is getting colder and the first thing that comes to mind? Heating! Houses in the UK are aRadiatorsll filled and fitted with Radiators -which is great – but the problem is that most of them were fitted ten, twenty, thirty years ago, or even longer! They may have been effective in the past, but over time they lose their efficiency and all your left with is a draughty house and a massive heating bill. Not good for your wallet or the planet!

You can hire radiators and heaters for the winter period that are twice as efficient as traditional radiators as an affordable way to keep rooms toasty any time of the year. It may be more cost effective than your current methods of heating, so a worthwhile avenue to investigate.

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Radiators, Winter Hire | , , , , | Leave a comment

Home need a facelift? Try repainting!

If you’ve decided one of the rooms in your house needs a facelift it can be difficult to know where to start. Many people go straight to the shops and do things like buy new furniture and appliances – when there may be a cheaper way right under your nose!

step-ladder.jpgRepainting a room can completely change the look and feel of it – without having to replace all your furniture. You only need to buy a small amount of equipment, and tool hire can help for the stuff you don’t have. Embarking on a home renovation project is always a good way to bring a breath of fresh air into your home, but in order to do a good job, make sure you use the right tools.

Apart from arming yourself with an array of rollers, paint brushes and, of course, paint and primer, make sure you don’t forget a throw sheet for the floor, a good ladder, and getting the best tools to prepare the wall first.

Many accidents around the home come from things like falling off ladders that aren’t quite up to scratch. If your ladders not going to stand up to the job, don’t risk it. You can hire something like a fold up step platform for the weekend and do the job safely.

You can also consider tool hire for preparing walls for painting first. You might need to hire a hot air paint stripper to get the old paint off quickly, or a wallpaper stripper.Make sure you always allow enough time to do the job and consider your safety first!

October 11, 2007 Posted by | DIY, painting, Redecorating | 2 Comments

Mastering the backyard: Lawn Maintenance Tools

Growing a decent looking lawn is harder than it looks. The best time to do some serious lawn maintenance is the start of Mowing the Lawnautumn, so you should brush up on garden advice and get all you’re tools hired out and prepared for September.

No doubt you’ve got the basics like a good rake and garden fork already, but to get that lawn in good condition you’ll need a few other tools you might not have lying around. Purchasing all the tools can be costly, but luckily you can hire tools and machinery easily.

Here’s a few you might want to hire to perfect your lawn this autumn:

Lawn Aerator – these guys help improve lawn drainage and reduce water drain off. Effectively you’ll be getting oxygen, water and nutrients into the lawn. You can get manual or electrical Aerators, ranging in prices and sizes depending on the size of your lawn

Scarifier – effectively, this does a similar job as a rake, but an awful lot quicker and more thorough! It basically removes any dead material that might be hanging around the base of your grass that could be clogging up your lawn.

Lawn Mower– These come in all shapes and sizes and the one you get will depend on the size of your lawn.Bag of leaves From the old-fashion, sweat-breaking manual lawnmower, to your basic rotary mower right up to your ride on mower – you’ll be able to find one for the job!

Leaf Blower / Sucker – If you’ve got a large yard, this could save you a lot of time and effort raking and removing leaves. Simply use them to either blow the leaves into one pile, or as a vacuum to remove leaves and other debris.

Get the right tools and put in some hard work and your lawn will repay you with healthy growth.

September 19, 2007 Posted by | Garden Tools, Tool Hire | Leave a comment

Party Time: Preparation tips for holding a great party!

As summer draws to a close this could be your last chance to make the most of the sun with an outdoor party. The brilliant thing about an outdoor party is less mess in the house and having more control over the party area. Here’s some preparation tips for holding a great party:

  1. Give people plenty of warning! To get the best turn out, people need a couple weeks notice – don’t leave it til the last day!
  2. Make it clear what the party is for! From a birthday, to a barbeque, your guests need tGarden Partyo know what they are expected to bring, and if you are catering or not – otherwise they’ll all turn up empty handed and you’ll have a lot of hungry and thirsty mouths to look after!
  3. Prepare your party area. Consider your guests and consider your lawn! You might want to hire some flooring that will protect your garden from being trampled and your high heeled-wearing guests from ‘sinking in’ to your lawn.
  4. Supply some food and drink! The amount of party food and drink you supply will of course depend on the type of party you hold, and the amount of guests. But even for the lowest maintenance of parties, you need to supply some light snacks (think dips, crackers, nuts), some heavier finger foods (think samosas, sushi, spring rolls) and some non-alcoholic drinks.
  5. Make sure you’ve got enough seats and chairs! Hire some foldable chairs that don’t take up much space – they’re easy to clear out if people start dancing and easy to bring out when your guests start looking a little worse for wear
  6. Don’t use your best china, glasses and cutlery! Consider hiring out a set for your guests. Not only is it a nice touch to have all your guests using matching plates and glassware, but you’ll also save yourself in having to try replace your favourite wine glass after Aunt Gladys has ‘one to many’ and sends it flying.

Hiring your party supplies can take the stress away from your organisation and make the aftermath of cleaning an awful lot easier for you.

September 5, 2007 Posted by | Events Advice, Hire ideas, Home tips | Leave a comment

Spring Cleaning Carpets – at a fraction of the price!

Carpet CleanersHave you ever looked into getting your carpets professionally cleaned? If you have, you’d be familiar with the sound that occurs after you get the quote as your jaw hits the floor.

Many professional carpet cleaners seem to take advantage of the fact that these wonderful toys are too expensive for your average person to be able to justify buying one and hence charge through the nose for it.

The cheaper option? Hire it. At the fraction of the price, you can hire one for the day and do it yourself.

If you want to do a really through job, it’s best to move the furniture in the carpeted areas so you don’t end up with any discolouration. How about making a day of it with a friend and getting them to help you with moving the furniture then return the favour for them? That way you can split the cost of hiring one for the day and cut your costs again!

August 16, 2007 Posted by | DIY, Tool Hire | Leave a comment

Rain Rain go away come again….never! What tools too hire after a flood.

If you, like millions of others have been affected by the recent flooding in the UK this summer, your house may have been damaged. Hopefully not, but hundreds of thousands of people have seen their belongings and homes ruined by flood damage.


It is a devastating situation as flood damage to your home can result in weeks, maybe months of displacement, not too mention hours and hours of DIY repair and redecoration. Like the majority of people who have suffered from the recent flooding, they will be left to deal with salvaging their homes by themselves.

Redecorating after a flood can be dangerous, as we all know that water and electricity are not the best of friends! So it is imperative that you know what tools you will need to repair your home and of course if you don’t have the tools yourself, know somewhere trustworthy to get tool hire from!

What tools you will need too repair flood damage in your home?

  • IF there is a lot of water still in your home you can hire a tool like a pump to get the rest of the water out of your home.

  • Once the water has receded and you think you can salvage your flooring, make sure you hire a tool known as a floor dryer – this will help aerate your flooring and potentially save you £1000’s in having to redo the entire floor!

  • Once the water is gone there is a great deal of tool hire available to help you redecorate your home and get on with your life after your traumatic flooding ordeal.

July 26, 2007 Posted by | Tool Hire | Leave a comment

The heat is on! – Air Conditioner needed!

Hurrah! Summer is nearly here. After what can only be described as endless Arctic winter, I can almost hear the people rummaging through their wardrobes, reminiscing of their last sandy beach, their last sangria and indeed their last summer holiday. Its all well and good if you are lucky enough to have that get away already planned, but for the rest of us, summer looks like its going to be a scorcher and we are going to literally melt at our desks.

We all know the scenario. Hot, very hot, sweaty, dare I say smelly offices AND staff, irritated, under pressure and feeling the burn. Not very productive and simply put, not very nice! Now I don’t want to be a miser when regarding the glorious season that is summer, but I know I’m ‘not cool’ with heat. So what can you and indeed I do to prevent a melt down at work? The answer is of course simple, hire air conditioning!

Now I understand that not everyone works in a super-duper inter galactic office that offers varying levels of thermal comfort for its dear little staff but air conditioning is not a new idea, in fact the Egyptians invented it, seriously they did, look it up! A well conditioned work force produce well conditioned work, that too is a fact. So simply put, get some air conditioning.

There is a big fat fly in the summer jam however as air conditioning is excessively expensive to install and lets face it, its long term usage over the hugely long and predictable (‘ahem‘) British summer cannot be guaranteed. So why bother buying when the most obvious option is staring us all in the face, air conditioning hire!

May 16, 2007 Posted by | Keep cool | Leave a comment