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Tool Hire with Hire Station

More people everyday are discovering the benefits of hiring tools and equipment from Hire Station offering flexibility in length of hire and product specification to meet your needs. Hire Station offer you a wide range of high quality equipment for hire across the UK. Whether you work locally, regionally or nationally, we endeavour to meet all of your requirements. All of our customers are provided with a single point of contact, making your experience hassle free. Welcome to what we believe to be the most modern, well-equipped hire company in the industry.

Hire Station also offer a range of training services available for customers and the general public. We offer FREE consultations for all organisations, available all over the UK. For more information, visit the Services section on our website. Open a business account and receive great discounts and special offers.

Alongside Hire Station, Vp plc have another set of specialist divisions that deal with all the different aspects of hire and sales, including heater & air conditioners, lifting gear, to dedicated online hire & sales businesses. Read more about them in their dedicated tabs below.

Arcotherm

Arcotherm are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of portable heating equipment and are the sole UK distributor of the Ciemmedue Arcotherm range. We carry a vast choice of heaters and ancillary items, all available for next-working day despatch; our extensive industry knowledge means what we understand the need to react rapidly to the customer’s requirements. The Arcotherm range includes the ever-popular Direct Fired LPG and Oil units, together with the more specialised Indirect Oil Fired units, with output up to 198Kw; whether your requirement is to heat a small workshop or a large warehouse or temporary structure, Arcotherm will have the heater to suit your needs.

We understand that most people will be unsure as to which particular heater will best suit their requirements; therefore, our experienced team of sales professionals is on hand to offer any advice you may need, and to assist you with making your purchase. The wealth of industry knowledge we have amassed over 20 years of being the sole Arcotherm UK distributor enables us to assemble bespoke packages, if necessary, to ensure that we always offer the best solution.

As a measure of our confidence in the Arcotherm Oil Fired Heaters, we now offer a 3-Year Warranty on what we call the “Big Five” components which are:

  • Control box
  • Motor
  • H T Transformer
  • Pump
  • Fuel solenoid spool

To accompany our range of Arcotherm heaters, we are able to offer a wide selection of ancillary items, to include High Temperature Ducting, Remote Thermostats and Diffusers; all these items are available for next working day despatch.

ESS Safeforce

ESS are specialists in gas detectors, breathing apparatus, fall arrest and confined space training. No matter whether you’re working in a confined area, dealing with the challenges of hazardous environments or carrying out pipe work and cable surveys ESS Safeforce is always there to help.

We were established over 2 decades ago and are the best place to offer solutions for all your equipment needs from hires and sales to services and training.

We are the market leader with 18 strategically located depots throughout the UK and sporting a rental fleet of over 30,000 pieces of equipment. We also train in excess of 25,000 delegates every year in a variety of accredited courses such as working at heights, street work, confined space and many more.

As part of the Vp group we can call upon over 50 years of experience help you get the exact service you require.

MEP HireWe are Hire Station's division that specialises in services designed to support the Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing industries.

We are a leading provider of press fitting tools for all of the major current press fitting system manufacturers. We offer the complete package of hire, sales, repair and on-site training services.

Having built up our reputation for quality, great service and fantastic reliability we have everything you need to make the installation of your electrical services and pipe work flow as smoothly and productively as possible.

To see all of our MEP products please click here.

Virtual

At Virtual Hire we are able to offer equipment hire to specialised markets that contain high profile trading brands and well known industry merchants.

Through our virtual hire fleet that is available to customers we provide national tool and equipment hire packages, allowing our valued partners to offer equipment under their own brand.

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Branch locations
Aberdeen
Ashford
Barnsley
Birmingham
Brighton
Bristol
Canning Town
Cannock
Canterbury
Cardiff
Carlisle
Chessington
Chesterfield
Colchester
Coventry
Croydon
Dartford
Derby
Edinburgh
Exeter
Folkestone
Gateshead
Gillingham
Glasgow
Greenford
Heathrow
Huddersfield
Hull
Leeds
Leicester
Liverpool
Long Eaton
Loughborough
Maidstone
Manchester
Mansfield
Margate
Melton Mowbray
Middlesbrough
Newcastle
Northfleet
Norwich
Nottingham
Peterborough
Plymouth
Sheffield
Shrewsbury
Sittingbourne
Skipton
Southampton
Stevenage
Stoke
Strood
Swansea
Telford
Tonbridge
Tower Bridge
Warrington

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