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About us

Low Prices for DIY and Trade

Best at hire is your National Tool and Equipment hire centre, offering domestic and trade customers a massive range of tools at competitive rates – with hire periods to suit everyone.

We have large stocks readily available nationwide via our extensive network of branches in England, Scotland and Wales – with most items available in volume if required.

You can hire online through our easy-to-use, mobile-friendly website, or call our experienced team on 0344 288 8088 to get help choosing the right tools for the job.

Best at hire tool and equipment brands

Why choose Best at hire?

A wide choice of equipment

Best at hire is partnered with VP plc, who is at the very forefront of the tool and construction hire industry within the UK. Along with a strong, established national branch network and excellent growth record VP plc supply a quality reliable service which is next to none. With over 70 National branches strategically located across the UK and one of the youngest, most comprehensive fleets in the hire industry we are pleased to be able to pass on highly competitive rates.  We have negotiated preferential discounted terms which mean that these savings are passed on to our customers.

Some of our most popular hire items include:

  • Garden tools such as stump grinders, wood chippers, chain saws, rotavators and scarifiers
  • Cleaning equipment, including floor scrubbers, floor polishers, carpet cleaners and pressure washers
  • Wood working tools such as floor sanders and palm and edging sanders
  • Heating, cooling & drying equipment such as fan, heaters, air conditioners, dryers and dehumidifiers
  • Access equipment such as ladders, platforms, scaffold towers and low level powered access
  • Painting and decorating equipment such as wallpaper strippers
  • Power tools, including drills and breakers

Our website focuses on our 'essential' range of the most popular hire items, but if you need something more specific please get in touch – we may be able to help.

Great hire prices

We keep our hire prices competitive and regularly reward customers with special seasonal offers on many items throughout the year. Sign up to our newsletter, tool hire blog or Twitter feed to hear about all the latest offers and discounts.

A user-friendly website

We understand tool hire, but we don't expect you to understand it. We have designed a fast, user-friendly website to help you source the tools you need quickly and easily. Even when you are on the move you can find everything you need with our mobile website.

Hire periods to suit you

We offer a wide choice of hire periods to offer you maximum flexibility, catering for jobs small or large. Packages include long-term hires, weekly hires, weekend hires and same day returns. Many of our popular items are available to hire the same or next day.

Access to FREE expert advice

No question is too small for us – just ask, and we will do our best to help. We know it can be a daunting task to find and hire the right tools, but we are here to help take the headache out of the process.

Trade accounts

Business users are welcome to set up a trade account with us, and these can be created within 24 hours (subject to status).

Find out about our trade account benefits.


  • Collect from your nearest branch - visit our branch finder; or
  • Ask for delivery anywhere in the UK, directly to your door - and will can collect it again when the job is finished.

3 simple ways to hire

  1. Call our hire team on 0344 288 8088
  2. Hire online
  3. Email us and we will get in touch

We always try to respond within the same working day.

Specialist areas

We have an impressive range of the following equipment readily available from our UK-wide network of hire depots:

  • Lifting tools
  • Power tools
  • Garden tools and landscaping equipment
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Flooring tools
  • Painting and decorating tools
  • Heaters, dryers and coolers
  • Builders tools and equipment
  • Plumbing tools
  • Flood equipment hire
  • Lighting, power and welding equipment
  • Woodworking tools
  • Scaffolding, access, platforms and ladders
  • Skip hire
  • Safety equipment
  • Communication tools

And much more.

Contact us