Category Archives: Plant Hire

Hatfield Transformation

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Mini Digger HireThere is a bit of a ‘new normal’ these days in so many aspects of our lives, and where we live is a major one! We have had to rethink our priorities a little, and one of the ways in which people are starting to adjust, is in the type of places we live. City centres have always been appealing to many, thanks to offices, cafés, bars, gyms, museums, cinemas and shops. With the current health crisis, these areas are now less desirable, that’s when they are even open for business.

Those seeking new homes are increasingly seeking a more spacious location, although the countryside can have it’s disadvantages too. Public transport can be patchy, internet connections may be hit and miss and amenities can be few and far between. A popular solution to this issue is the regeneration of places like Hatfield, combining high quality homes with plenty of green space.

There are exciting plans to transform the High View area of Hatfield, by creating 150 homes and 19 retail units. As well as the homes and outlets, the proposal includes a doctor’s surgery and children’s play area. The locale in question has experienced significant problems due to things like old deteriorated buildings, unused abandoned public spaces, and badly designed servicing areas.

The 45m program is hoped to stop the decline in it’s tracks and create a more ‘des res’ environment by 2031. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council wish to achieve a ‘social heart’ for the borough’s residents and students. They want to deliver a strong community feel supported by excellent facilities and spaces with work carried out by contractors Lovell. One of the changes features the creation of a new street with carefully designed landscaping, and the whole site will benefit from the planting of many trees.

Many professional and private building companies in Hatfield use the services of leading specialists Rhinos Plant Hire. This means reliable, highly maintained state of the art machinery, tools and equipment for excellent results.


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Hiring your Plant Machinery in Barnet

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Plant HireThe UK construction equipment hire market was estimated to be worth around £5m in 2018, and is forecast to grow by approximately 11% by 2023. All sorts of businesses hire plant machinery, tools and equipment including building contractors, local authorities, civil engineers, industrial companies and home owners. Earth moving equipment like excavators, dumpers and skid steers, represent some of the most popular machines. Lifting and access equipment are also key, such as powered access, scaffolding and ladders.

The need for increased numbers of new dwellings is a significant focus within Government policy, the original desired target being 300,000 new homes a year by 2020. Many experts correctly felt that this target was unrealistic and further so after the Coronavirus crisis. House building is expected to continue growing at a healthy pace, and housing and apartment developments call for a variety of construction equipment.

Many companies opt to hire plant machinery and tools rather than purchase for a number of reasons, the main one being the price. Heavy plant machinery features state of the art design technology, and represents a substantial investment. Even where construction companies plan to eventually buy their own machinery, it pays to hire first and ‘try out’ certain makes and models. Hiring also means no maintenance or storage hassles, as with owning machinery, tools and equipment. There are no worries about depreciation either with hire vehicles, and you can benefit from constantly updated models.

Companies such as Rhinos Plant Hire have seen a surge in demand recently for their plant machinery and tools. Some of this may be attributed to more work getting done on homes due to many people being furloughed. The expected uptake of housing developments in places like Barnet will be another contributing factor to increased need for plant hire.

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