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Hiring Vs Buying

Whether you're a business owner or a DIYer, there will be a time you'll have to mull over whether it's more viable to hire or buy tools, equipment, or machinery for work & projects. We've outlined some of the main aspects you'll need to consider, allowing you to calculate your cheapest option.

How To Use a Rotavator / Ground Tiller

Rotavators are powerful pieces of gardening machinery, used in gardens, allotments and fields, to breakup, churn and aerate the soil prior to planting or laying turf. Read our blog to find out how to use a rotavator properly and get the best results.

How To Use A Lawn Scarifier

Read our blog to find out how you can scarify your lawn to remove moss and thatch, improve thick grass growth and improve the overall look and health of your lawn.

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Lawn Aerators: Hollow Tines v Solid Tines

Read our blog to find out the difference between hollow tine aeration & solid tine aeration and which is best for your lawn!

Gardening Jobs For March

Gardening Jobs For March

As the weather improves in March, there is work to be done. As spring approaches, it is the best time for mowing, aerating, scarifying, and reseeding your lawn. It is the best time to prepare your garden for the year ahead!

How To Absorb Condensation From Windows

How To Absorb Condensation From Windows

Read our blog to find out how to absorb condensation from windows and remove excess moisture from a room!

How To Mix Different Types Of Concrete

There are a number of different mixes that can be created with cement and the relevant consistency is all dependent on what your job requirements are. Learn how to mix them here!

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Top Tips For Ladder Safety

Follow our top tips on the safe use of ladders when working at height!

How To Use A Cement Mixer

Never used a cement mixer before? Don’t worry! We are here to help guide you through a series of steps to help aid you in the operation of a cement mixing machine.

using a wacker plate

How To Use a Wacker Plate

Wacker plates are used on construction sites and on a range of DIY projects to ensure a strong, long-lasting base for the work. Read our blog to find out how to use a wacker plate.

3kva transformer

Do I Need A Transformer?

This is a question we are often asked by customers when they want to hire power tools for home DIY jobs. Read our blog to find out if you need to use a transformer with your power tools.

How To Prepare An Industrial Floor

Proper preparation of an industrial floor is essential for maximising safety, keeping products & equipment in top condition and maintaining excellent organisation in the workplace.

What is an SDS drill

What Is An SDS Drill?

SDS drills are professional power tools for drilling through hard materials that standard rotary or hammer drills can’t get through. Read our blog to find out about SDS drills, how they work, what they do, what they are for and more!

Nail Gun

What Is The Difference Between First Fix & Second Fix Nail Guns?

Read our blog to find out the key differences between first fix and second fix nail guns, and which tool is best for your job.

Gardening Jobs To Do In August

School's out for summer! Long days and warm nights only mean one thing - plenty of time in the garden. Make the most of one of the warmest months in the calendar with our helpful guide on Gardening Jobs To Do In August!

How To Install Artificial Grass

Is mowing your lawn just becoming that little bit too much hassle? Our guide will help you through all the steps of removing our old turf and replacing it with artificial turf, as well as some useful tips on the best tools for the job!

Gardening Jobs To Do In July

Its the time of year when one can expect to be spending more time than ever in your garden, either relaxing, entertaining friends and family or undertaking some of the outdoor jobs that have previously been stifled by the wet and windy winters!

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Mini Digger Hire For Trade & DIY

We have mini digger hire available nationwide! Whether you are a trade customer or a DIY user, you can hire a mini digger / mini excavator from National Tool Hire Shops.

Gardening Jobs to do in June

Can you believe we’re halfway through the year already? June spells the (official) start of summer and it’s not just a time for ice creams and barbeques, but is a great chance to get green fingers in your garden!

Gardening Jobs To Do In May

Summer is just around the corner, we have some useful tips to help keep on top of your garden work and start making preparations for the upcoming months.

How To Build and Install Raised Beds In Your Garden

Make the most of your outdoor space, save money on expensive greenhouses and limit pesky maintenance on turf by installing raised beds in your garden or yard.

Gardening Jobs To Do In April

Growing season begins now! Follow our tips and advice on the gardening jobs to do in April to get your lawn looking beautiful in time for summer.

Top Tiling Tips

Tiling the walls or floors in your bathroom or kitchen provides a practical, hygienic and easy to clean surface. However doing your own tiling also gives you the freedom to be as creative as you would like - you can give your home a look that is exactly to your tastes.

Gardening Jobs To Do In January

New Year, New You – new garden?! The Christmas decorations will be coming down, you’ll be gathering together your resolutions and reflecting on the last twelve months. It might be a time for a new job or a new car but why not start early on renewing your garden ready for 2018! We take a look at some of the gardening jobs you can do this January!

Which Space Heater Is Right For You?

Space heaters are devices which use energy or fuel to produce heat. The heat produced is circulated either by an inbuilt fan or via infra-red technology. Space heaters are used for providing an increased heat source in specific areas, such as offices, shops, classrooms, halls, warehouses, marquees and many more - but which space heater is right for you?

Gardening Jobs To Do In December

With Christmas and New Year just round the corner, you will no doubt spend many an evening entertaining into the wee hours and welcoming people into your home who you may not have seen for the whole rest of the year – you know where this is going – don’t forget your garden! We take a look at some of the gardening jobs you can do in your garden this December in our latest blog!

How To Make Your Own Garden Incinerator

Disposing of garden waste can be a long, arduous and often expensive process, due to the constant refilling and emptying of council green waste bins, arranging private disposal companies or manually disposing of it at local dumps – any way you look at it, it’s a bit of a pain! Why not reduce the hassle by making and using your own garden incinerator? This helpful guide will show you the way!

Gardening Jobs To Do In November

It’s November – and you can bet that the chill has well and truly set in as winter is just around the corner. However, it’d be a mistake to think that just because the weather is taking a turn your garden should be left to its own devices until the new year! We take a look at some of the gardening jobs to do in November.

How To Prevent and Remove Rats and Mice In Your Home

The unfortunate and slightly uncomfortable fact is - no matter how urban or rural you are, rats and mice are ultimate opportunists when it comes to finding a place to nest and live, and will take any chance given to them to take advantage of any nook and cranny in your home, business or garden - especially when the weather gets cold. This is a guide detailing some of the ways to prevent rats and mice from entering your home, and ways to get rid of these rodents if they’ve already outstayed their welcome.

Gardening Jobs To Do In October

It’s the month where the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween come out to play – but why let your garden become a horror show? We take a look at some of the best gardening jobs you can get done during the month of October!

Gardening Jobs To Do In September

September tends to spell an end to the long summer days and sees some slightly cooler weather coming through in the lead up to Autumn. It also means a quieter period on ornamental or flower-based gardens compared to those centred around growing fruit and veg, which will be almost ready to harvest and enjoy. We take a look at just some of the gardening jobs you might be able to enjoy in the month of September.

How To Clear Space In Your Garden

Clearing your garden is a job that can be done all year round whether it is cutting down old, unwanted or dead trees and bushes, cutting back branches and shrubs or repurposing your outdoor space to install raised beds, a pond or artificial turf. We take a look at the best ways of doing just that in our latest helpful blog!

How To Paint Your Garden Fences

The summer months offer the perfect opportunity to refresh the look of your garden fences, and get them prepared for the harsher weather later on in the year! This helpful guide will give you some useful tips on the best methods for painting your garden fences.

BBQ & A: How To Prepare For Your Barbecues This Summer

It’s that time of year again to break out the charcoal, get out your lawn chairs and get ready for a Barbecue! Follow our easy tips to prepare your garden for a summer of chilling and grilling.

How To Clean A Wooden Floor

Giving your wooden floor a deep and effective scrub not only helps to keep it looking clean. It also helps to remove scuff marks and scratches, protects the wooden floor finish from future damage and makes it much easier to clean in the future!

How To Remove A Fence Post From The Ground

You don't need to spend hours digging away at a fence post to remove it from the ground. With our new fence post puller products for hire you can remove fence posts from the ground quickly and easily - in a matter of minutes!

When To Aerate Your Garden Lawn

Aerating your garden improves drainage and encourages healthy, thick grass growth. It is important to aerate your garden lawn at the right time of year to get the best results and prepare your garden for the seasons ahead!

How To Sand A Wooden Floor

Wooden floors are a beautiful feature in any home. Read our blog to find out how to sand a floor using floor sanding machines to get your wooden floorboards looking their absolute best.

Autumn Lawn Care Guide

Autumn is a key time for lawn care. With a little time and care, you can prepare your lawn for the harsh winter months ahead and help your lawn grow into something really beautiful next spring!

How To Trim Your Garden Hedges

Regular trimming throughout spring and summer can keep your garden hedges looking neat, tidy and beautiful, making them a wonderful feature for any garden!

How To Break Up A Concrete Base

Read our blog to find out the best way to break up a concrete base!

The Best Way To Clean A Patio

Read our blog to find out the best way to clean your patio quickly and effectively!

Floor Sander Package Deal - Huge Savings!

We have created a fantastic floor sander package deal - hire both the electric floor sander and edging sander together to get discounted rates on both machines!

How To Remove Woodchip Wallpaper

Trying to remove woodchip wallpaper from the walls in your home can be quite difficult. Though, with the appropriate equipment, know-how and a bit of elbow grease, you can make the job of removing woodchip wallpaper from the walls in your home much easier.

How To Mix Concrete

Read our blog to find out how to mix high quality concrete

What Is A Wall Chaser?

Read our blog to find out about wall chasers - what they are and what they are used for.

3 Health Benefits To Carpet Cleaning

Using a carpet cleaning machine to clean your carpets helps to improve the appearance of your home and extend the life of your carpets, but it also has some health benefits!

How To Drain Water From A Garden Pond

Removing water from your garden pond needn't be a long and laborious process. You can use a submersible pump to remove the water from your garden pond in no time!

Simple Online Scaffold Tower Hire

Booking a scaffold tower hire online has not always been easy. Lots of tool hire websites have so many listings with and confusing titles, that it has often been difficult to find what you are looking for and how much it is going to cost. However, with our new Scaffold Tower Hire Selector, we aim to make hiring a scaffold tower online easier than ever before!

What Is The Difference Between 110v And 240v Power Tools?

Read our blog to find out about the differences between 110v and 240v power tools, their uses and whether you need 110v tools or 240v tools.

How To Use A Ladder Safely

Ladders and stepladders are not actually banned under health and safety law. Ladders and steps can be used on site and in the workplace for many small duration, low risk tasks; as they are often the most convenient, practical and sensible means of access for these kind of jobs at a height. Read our blog to find out about how to stay safe whilst using ladders and step ladders.

Environmentally Friendly Carpet Cleaning

We pride ourselves on providing a range of high quality, environmentally friendly carpet cleaning products. Our carpet cleaning machines use nothing more than some warm water, a vacuum and environmentally-friendly microbial carpet cleaning solution to remove the dirt, stains, bacteria and allergens from your carpets, to get them looking and feeling like new. No need for harmful chemicals!

How To Tile A Floor

Laying a high quality tiled floor in your kitchen or bathroom is a great way of giving your home that modern, chic, beautiful finish. With the right tools and know-how, it’s not too difficult to lay your tiled floor yourself!

Floor Sander & Edging Sander Deal

Hire a Floor Sander & Edging Sander together this week for great discounts!

What is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome?

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a condition which can affect anyone working with tools and equipment which vibrate, over a longer period of time. It is essential that you understand the risks associated with HAVS and take action to minimise these risks.

How To Clean Your Gutters

Keeping your gutters clean and well maintained is often overlooked as an important household task. As the guttering is hidden away at the top of your house, it's easy to forget about them completely. However, blocked, poorly maintained gutters can cause you many more problems in the longer term, including flooding and damp – so it’s well worth taking care of your guttering from time to time.

How To Decorate Above Your Staircase Without Ladders

Using an alloy stair scaffold, you can work safely and securely in a stairway, to carry out all kinds of decorating, installation, maintenance and repair work. These towers give you a flat, solid, spacious platform to work from, so they are much safer than ladders!

How To Unblock A Sink & Drain

How To Unblock A Sink & Drain

A minor drain or sink blockage is cleared relatively easily using some simple equipment and a bit of know-how - saving you the cost of calling in a professional. Read our blog to find out how to unblock a sink or a drain quickly and easily.

How To Work Safely At A Height

Working at a height can be extremely dangerous if you do not use the correct equipment, and if the correct precautions are not taken. Though if you use appropriate, safe equipment and take extreme care, you can work safely at a height with confidence.

How To Clean Your Garden Patio

Cleaning your patio doesn't need to be a difficult, arduous task. With some minor regular maintenance, you can keep your patio looking beautiful all summer, giving you the perfect place to spend those long summer evenings!

Spring Gardening Tips

Get your garden ready for spring! As the days start to get a little longer, mornings get a little lighter and temperatures get just a little bit higher, it's time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for spring!

Arcotherm Space Heaters For Sale

Our sister company 'National Heater Shops' is now an official supplier of Arcotherm space heaters. So whether you want to heat your home, an office, community hall, warehouse, factory, work site or event in a marquee, you'll find the ideal heater, available at an extremely competitive price, on their website.

How to wallpaper a wall

How To Hang Wallpaper

Hanging wallpaper is a great way to finish a room, create a feature wall, or add personality to a space. It's also a right of passage for any adult! You don't need a professional to wallpaper a wall, you just need the know-how and the right equipment!

How to use a steam wallpaper stripper

Steam wallpaper strippers save lots of time when removing wallpaper from a wall. Wallpaper strippers are efficient machines which make the job of removing wallpaper much easier.

How To Clean A Conservatory Roof Safely & Simply

Cleaning a conservatory can be a difficult and even dangerous job without the right equipment. Our brand new range of conservatory roof ladders are specifically designed for safe and secure access for conservatory cleaning, repair and maintenance jobs.

End of Tenancy Carpet Cleaner Hire – get your deposit back

The best way to clean your carpets at the end of a tenancy agreement is to hire a carpet cleaning machine!

Leica Total Station Hire - Nationwide

We don't just hire building, gardening and DIY equipment. We also have a wide range of total stations for hire.

Top Tips For Avoiding Injury Whilst Gardening

Gardening can present some potential injury risks, however following some basic tips and preventative measures, you can minimise the risk of injury whilst gardening and be free to enjoy your piece of paradise!

How To Get Rid of Weeds

Weeds are the bane of any gardeners life. Whilst we covered the subject of dealing with lawn weeds in our Complete Guide to Spring Lawn Care, we think it's an issue worthy of its own blog post! We are often asked: How do you get rid of weeds from your garden? Well, we believe that prevention is much better than cure.

Lawn Care Tips For Spring

Spring time is one of the most important points in the lawn care calendar, as many lawns can look a bit worn after the winter months, so proper spring lawn care is vital for bringing the lawn back to life in time for summer. If you neglect proper spring lawn care you could pay for it the rest of the year!

How to Erect A Garden Fence

If you're considering installing a fence around your garden, wooden fence panels provide a cheaper, easier to construct and more aesthetically pleasing alternative to a brick wall. With the correct tools and equipment, erecting a fence can be a relatively simple task.

How To Make Your Garden Look Beautiful

Using our tips and advice you can get your garden looking beautiful, to be a much more appealing place to spend your summer days.

Top Lawn Care Tips

Achieving and maintaining the perfect lawn can be a long process requiring lots of patience. Though, with the great results that can be attained, it can be a very rewarding pursuit. There are various pieces of equipment for use on the lawn that can assist in achieving this goal of perfection.

How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

Your carpets can harbour lots of dust, dirt, stains, odours, allergens and bacteria which standard vacuum cleaning alone cannot remove. To keep your carpets in a clean and healthy condition, you should regularly deep clean your carpets with a carpet cleaning machine.

Cheap Gardening Tool Hire

If you need to hire gardening or landscaping equipment in the UK then National Tool Hire Shops can help!

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