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How To Choose The Right Access Equipment For Your Project.

If you ever need to work from a height, you must do so safely. Working from a height is a dangerous thing to do. Over the last two decades, there has been an unnerving amount of workplace fatalities involving falls from height. Ensuring that you are utilising all of the available safety equipment and working in the safest possible way is essential.

When you’re not an expert in the field, the choice of access equipment can be overwhelming.Would podium steps be better than a mobile access tower, for example? What is better, a step ladder or combination ladder? In this article, we’re going to answer all of those important questions. Read more here...

 

 How To Sand A Wooden Floor

Are you seeking a new look for your home? Bare, varnished floorboards in the lounge, dining room and hallway are again becoming increasingly popular, with many young interior designers choosing to maximise the natural wood look. Not everybody has the tools they need to complete a job like this though. Here at PSM Hire, we pride ourselves on providing both domestic and commercial clients with all of the tools they need to carry out projects just like these.

Bringing a wooden floor back to its former glory is an easy, if somewhat dusty, job for anyone that is a little DIY savvy. If you're wondering how to sand wooden floors, read on. Read more here...

 

Tools To Transform Your Garden

When the weather is warm, most of us enjoy spending time out in the garden. We light up the barbecue and invite friends over to make the most of the summer months. No matter how large or small the space is, a garden can be a relaxing place to sit. Transforming a garden into an alfresco haven is very satisfying. You can hire a landscaper to do the work but doing it yourself is easier than you think, especially when you have access to the right tools for the job, and what’s more you get to spend time in the great outdoors too. Get the whole family involved – it makes light work of the project and you can all create something wonderful together.  Read more here...

 

 

 

Improve And Maintain Your Garden

With today’s large range of tools and equipment used in gardening available from PSM Hire, even the most mundane of tasks can be undertaken easily and with minimum effort. Whether weeding your borders, trimming a hedge or laying a deck, getting stuck into your garden maintenance can have significant health benefits.

However, there is nothing like an unkempt, overgrown garden to induce a little procrastination. ‘We really must get that garden sorted – next week.’ Or perhaps the week after, or the week after that. ‘After all, we’re going to need professional gardening tools and equipment to sort that out’. Read more here...

 

 

 

A Complete Guide To Concrete & Compaction Equipment

Whether you are adding an extension or garage to your home, a new conservatory or a garden shed, they all have something in common. They need to be constructed on a good solid foundation. The greater the weight the base has to bear; the stronger it needs to be if future problems are to be averted. Just digging a hole, and filling it with 6” of concrete, is not the way to go. Whether laying down a base for a conservatory, preparing a brick-paved drive, or prepping a garden pathway, the common denominator is compaction. Compaction is not just about concrete compaction. For the strongest of bases, compaction should be undertaken at every stage of the job. Read more here...

 

 

 

How To Get Your Garden Ready For Summer With PSM Hire

Like most things in life, there’s a hard way and there’s an easy way of getting things done, and how to get your garden ready for summer is no different. As April draws to an end, the middle of spring is upon us. Nature is beginning to stir. Birds begin nest building. The first of this year’s fox cubs are being born, and hedgehogs are going through an amorous period. The suburban garden is beginning to wake. The sun is out. Pansies, daffs, crocus, tulips, and hyacinth are flowering. The grass is beginning to grow. Shrubs, bushes, and hedges are sprouting new growth, and early flowering shrubs are beginning to bud. This year, gardening is not going to be a chore, something that has to be done. Most people keep a limited amount of gardening tools in the shed. Read more here...

 

 

Tools: Hire Or Buy?

As a qualified plumber, brickie, electrician or decorator, you will no doubt have built up a comprehensive selection of your particular tools of the trade. But what about those tools that are used less frequently. Tools such as concrete breakers, heavy-duty masonry hammer drills, pipe threaders, wallpaper strippers, heaters, portable lighting equipment, and the rest?  On first consideration, buying tools might appear an attractive option. After all, it’s yours; no-one else can use it. You can offset the cost against tax. It’s there whenever you need it. No more having to drive to the local hire shop. It’s a one-off purchase. No more having to pay out the cost of hiring power tools at the beginning of the job. However, when you look a little further than just that new Hilti in its bright shiny box, that one-off payment brings with it a host of extras. Read more here...