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  1. Send it back dirty do’s and don’ts

    Let’s face it, washing up is a horrible job. It’s the last thing you want to do when the morning after a big event – particularly if you’re feeling a little bit delicate or tired after an evening’s excesses. We offer a “send it back dirty” service on all our crockery hire, cutlery hire and glass hire to give customers the chance to pass the job on.

    While we’re happy to wash up everything for you using our professional wash plant, there are a few things that make for less stress all round. We’ve put this little article together to help you to help us with this service.

    Crockery Hire – sending it back dirty

    The most common item we wash up at our warehouse is

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  2. Streetfood Hire Dos and Don’ts

    While the rain pours and the latest storm ravages its way across the country it’s hard to think about summer; yet it will soon be upon us. Summer brings with it all manner of events from wonderful weddings and fancy fayres to elegant events and food festivals. It’s a time of year when more and more outdoor catering equipment hire is ordered from us and we start to get busier and busier.

    With the explosion of street food culture in the UK more and more people are taking the plunge in launching their own pop up food venture. Naturally, the capital expenditure required to buy the equipment to cook street food can be pretty substantial which in turn leads many of these would-be entrepreneurs to consider catering equipment hire.

    We’ve worked with

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  3. Keeping Safe

    One of the most important things we have to do before hiring out equipment is to check that it is safe and in good working order. We regularly have our gas catering hire equipment tested by a Gas Safe engineer, while our electrical equipment is PAT tested. But what does that mean? We’ve put together this little blog to explain to you just how keep our customers safe.

    Electrical Hire Equipment and PAT

    PAT stands for “Portable Appliance Testing” and is the name for the process where electrical equipment is routinely checked for safety. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that all electrical systems including appliances are maintained to prevent danger, and while it does not specifically obligate inspections it does impose a requirement of providing

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  4. Know your… Chair Hire

    With so many different types of chairs for hire available on our website, sometimes it’s all a bit daunting as to what to choose. Do you need something to fit a specific need or style; or is budget your primary consideration? We’ve put together this guide to help you choose what you need quickly and get the most from your furniture hire.

    Budget Chair Hire

    If budget is your primary constraint, then cost is the be all and end all. There is nothing wrong with just wanting cheap chairs to sit on – and we can certainly help with customers looking for chairs that don’t break the bank.

    The cheapest chairs we have to offer are our

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  5. Are you ready for your collection?

    The party is over, the wedding is finished, the exhibition is done. All that remains is for your hire equipment to be collected and everything else is just a pleasant memory. While your event is over, our work isn’t done and there are a few things that can help us make our collection from you a speedy and efficient exercise.

    Repack items

    There is no need to tell us how bad a hangover can feel. We’re all reasonably experienced in them here, so we know how hard it can be to tidy up the aftermath of a party. However, it’s a job that needs to be done so that we can collect our hire equipment.

    For

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  6. Gazebo Hire Dos and Don’ts

    As the days get longer and the evenings get warmer, the amount of gazebo hire we deliver along with other outdoor hire goes up dramatically. If you’ve never hired a gazebo before you might be a little bit unsure about what you need to know – but fear not! We’ve put this guide together to help you understand everything about Gazebos.

    Gazebo Hire: Putting them up

    One of the big questions we get asked about gazebo hire is simply how hard they are to install on site. The good news is that they are easy to erect – but we recommend using two people to do the job properly.

    Pop-up gaz

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  7. Catering Hire Questions You Shouldn’t Ask

    Although we’re primarily an online company, we do get some queries via telephone. We’re happy to answer any questions about how hiring equipment works, about how to order or about deliveries and collections, some questions leave us a bit cold and concern us as to what will happen with an order.

    We’ve put together this guide to help you understand the red flags we see with some questions – and what you can do to avoid them.

    “I’ve been let down and I need 400 sets of crockery and cutlery hire for my wedding tomorrow / this weekend”

    We can guarantee that in the summer we will get at least one call per week from a frantic individual looking to hire a massive amount of crockery and/or cutlery for almost immediate delivery.

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  8. Wedding Hire: Why you don’t need exact numbers

    The wedding season is almost upon us and already we are taking orders for beautiful ceremonies all around the region. A question we often get asked about wedding hire is one of numbers; when the right time to commit to an order is and if an order can be adjusted up or down if numbers of guests change.

    As with anything, the earlier an order is placed the better as availability is limited and can be stretched in really busy periods. However, with many functions being run on a strict budget there can be a real antipathy towards hiring any wedding hire equipment that is not going to be used and we can understand why customers might be reluctant to hold back their order.

    However, while budgeting to the penny can appear to be the course of wisdom, experience tells us that it can lead to problems which are much costly. Despite our best efforts to guard against them, accidents and problems sometimes do ha

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  9. Longer Opening Hours

    Our phone lines are open for longer...

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  10. Contact is Key

    We do our best to make sure we serve you as well as we can - but sometimes some things go wrong. Read about what to do in those situations to prevent things from escalating.

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