Shorts Group / Plant & Tool Hire

Plant & Tool Hire


Plant Hire Local to You

For all of your Plant Hire needs, the wide range of hire equipment we have available makes us the number one choice for all Plant and Tool requirements.

We supply plant equipment to local tradesman, contractors, as well as to the general public. Our hire range includes, diggers and dumpers, scaffolding towers, access platforms, pedestrian trenchers, breakers,  forklifts, pedestrian rollers, to name but a few. You can see our full range of equipment available to hire by clicking here or browse our Plant and Tool Hire brochure below.

We also stock a vast range of DIY consumables for you buy at our two shops. We have trade and DIY shop in Milford in Surrey and a shop in Ascot in Berkshire. We also often have great discounts on our range of branded tools, so it’s well worth calling in for a browse. You can read more about our shop stock by clicking here.

Shorts Group Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Jelf Insurance Brokers Ltd (Reg No. 0837227) who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). HAE Insurance Services and EHA Insurance Services are trading names of Jelf Insurance Brokers.

Why order from Shorts?

Quality and Trusted Plant Hire

We’ve also recently been SafeHire Certified, which means you’re hiring for a reputable company complying with scheme’s criteria set out in HAE / EHA’s Hire and Rental Business Management and Service Quality Specification.

Easy ordering

Browse our hire catalogue and when you see the item you need, simply give us a call and arrange delivery or collection. We have next day delivery available as well as special early deliveries. We have professional, knowledgeable team on-hand to offer advice if you’re not sure what item would be best for your job.

Plant Hire Insurance 

We can now offer plant insurance to our customers that don’t have their own insurance. This insurance is through ‘Hireguard’.   The cost of this insurance will add just an additional 15% of the hire rate to the hire cost. For example, for a micro-excavator the one-day rate is currently £80 – the rate with insurance will be just £92. But don’t worry, we can sort it all out for you.

Alternatively, we’ve teamed up with JCB, who offer short-term hire plant insurance. To get your insurance quote, click on this link.

Credit accounts

If you think you’ll be needing to hire or buy from us regularly, you can open a trade account. This allows you to order from us without the mention of money!

Plant Hire Price List

All our hire items can be found in our brochure. Click below to have a browse. If there’s an item in the brochure that you’d like to hire, please call us.