With so much demand, pressure and scrutiny on any repair, engineering or construction project, the equipment you use to get the work done is one of the most important decisions you have to make. Certainly, there are some benefits to owning the necessary equipment outright – but are these benefits greatly outweighed by those of hiring? That’s what we’re looking at in this article.
If you haven’t considered hiring equipment before, then there are a few things worth knowing from the outset. Firstly – and perhaps surprisingly – deciding to hire your equipment can give you much more control over the project itself. That’s because you only need to hire the equipment you need, when you need it. Vitally, this makes the way you approach your project much more efficient than it would by stockpiling a range of disparate equipment in advance.
Renting your equipment, too, often allows you to take advantage of equipment you might not have been able to afford or access otherwise. When it comes to safety equipment, fencing, for instance, you might already own some safety fencing that you’ve been using for years on end. But by hiring new fencing, you can improve the fundamental level of safety on site without any huge expenditure. In short, hiring equipment can open up more opportunities for you and your personnel.
As contractors, moving from job to job isn’t always the quickest or easiest thing to do. Factor in having to haul your own equipment with you and the whole endeavour becomes harder for everyone involved. When you hire equipment, you can arrange for delivery direct to the worksite, relieving much of the logistical burden from the pre-project period. At Triptex, we deliver hire equipment within 48 hours of your order – and many of our clients receive same day delivery for ultimate convenience.
What about price?
Equipment cost is always going to be the driving factor behind your decision. Hiring has a number of economical benefits over ownership, so let’s take a look at them.
- Lower rental fees compared to outright purchase price: For some projects, buying equipment is simply not economical. The initial cost to own high-spec lighting or safety fencing will surpass the rental price for the length of your project. Triptex provide affordable hire rates for lighting and safety fencing – perfect for both short and long term use.
- Avoid costly maintenance: Owning equipment means looking after it at all times. By renting, you avoid having to pay extra to repair or maintain equipment that is damaged, worn or faulty. Of course, you do take responsibility of looking after equipment during the hire period, but the ongoing maintenance is left to your supplier. At Triptex, we maintain all our equipment to the highest possible standards for our clients’ total peace of mind.
- Be more selective: By hiring, you only ever need to choose the equipment you need. This allows you to plan for specific projects much better than having to buy bulk equipment which may only be used every other project – or more infrequently than that. Hiring also lets you complement your existing selection, as well as allowing you to adapt during a project. All in all, choosing to hire – especially hiring from the same supplier – is a more efficient way to approach a project.
If you’re planning a construction or maintenance project and require high quality equipment – such as portable lighting and safety barriers – Triptex provide affordable and convenient hire options across the UK. To discuss your requirements with our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today.