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Wacker plate hire in Bristol

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Branch address

Malago Vale Ind Est
St John's Lane
Bedminster
Bristol
BS3 5BQ

Branch details

Tel: 0117 261 1220

 

Wacker Plates and Compaction in Bristol

For wacker plate and compactor hire in Bristol visit Best at hire, your National tool hire centre.

When you are working with concrete you will often need vibration plates or a concrete compactor in order to prepare a solid foundation. We offer compactor hire and vibrating plates hire for trade and domestic customers, enabling you to create a stable subbase for your concrete.

We also supply related tools for working with cement and concrete, such as cement mixer hire and concrete mixer hire, so just get in touch on 0117 261 1220 to hire all the necessary equipment to complete a professional job.

The role of concrete compactors

When you pour concrete, bear in mind that the final result will only be as strong as your subgrade. The subgrade is the soil that lies underneath your subbase. So it is critical that you make sure your subgrade it properly compacted and entirely stable before you add your subbase (onto which the final concrete will be poured).

Once you have used the vibration plates to compact the soil / subgrade, you can either use this as yours subbase, or add another material as the subbase – often fine stones are used, particularly if the final concrete is going to be bearing a lot of weight.

Remember that finer-grade stone will compact much better than cheaper, open-grade stone. Most jobs require a 4-8 inch thick subbase, preferably compacted with a plate compactor to achieve the best results.

Plate compactor hire

Our vibrating plate or wacker plate hire offers machines that are ideal for use in narrow or hard-to-access areas, compacting gravel, sand, or even bedding in paving stones. Alongside lightweight options we have heavy duty professional vibration plates that are ideal for heavy contractor use; medium compaction plates for most hardcore, sand or gravel compaction; and other heavy duty models for complex, professional jobs.

Hire online or call 0117 261 1220

You can opt for compactor hire online or call us for advice about the best equipment for your specific DIY or trade job. Collect your concrete compactor hire equipment from your Bristol depot, from another location in the South West, or from any of our other hire locations across the country. We also offer trade accounts and UK-wide delivery, with many vibration plates available the next day. 

Our branch is located at Malago Vale Ind Est, St John's Lane, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5BQ

 

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