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How to trim a hedge

Our step-by-step guide and tips will help you master the art of how to trim a hedge and maintain a beautiful hedge this summer.

09. May 2024

Garden jobs to get done in April

With many tasks to be done, like weeding and tidying up, here’s how you can make the most of your time this month with our helpful tips and tool hire services.

11. April 2024

How To Make Concrete

Learn how to make concrete in four easy steps with our tool hire services. Whether you’re a DIYer or a professional, we’ve got you covered!

11. April 2024

A guide to drills

From cordless drills to hammer and core drills, check out our handy guide to choosing the ideal drill for your next project – we’ve got exactly what you need to get the job done no matter whether it’s a DIY project or a trade job…

28. March 2024

Our guide to working safely

Ensuring workplace safety for your team is crucial. Our quick guide provides tips on safe practices, PPE usage, and risk assessments to keep your workers protected while on the job.

12. February 2024

Top 3 priorities for your business in 2024

Discover the top three priorities your business should focus on this year, covering sustainability, health and safety, and more. So you can achieve success and growth in 2024!

18. January 2024

3 reasons to clean your carpets regularly

Regular carpet cleaning is the key to fighting bacteria and removing tough stains. So, from fighting bacteria and odour, here’s why our carpet cleaner hire is the perfect solution!

21. December 2023

Everything you need for your Winter event

At Smiths Hire we have everything you need for your winter event, in our a wide range of tool hire options. From heaters and lighting to generators, we have you covered!

11. December 2023

How to tackle damp and condensation

Make your home or workplace healthier this winter by preventing dampness and condensation. Say goodbye to mould and hello to a warm dry space with these handy tips!

30. November 2023

5 handy uses for wood chippings this Autumn

Don’t throw away your waste wood this winter, turn it into wood chippings! Here’s all the ways you can put them to use in your garden for an eco-friendly and practical solution.

10. November 2023

Smiths Hire Go Karting!

Read all about how our Fylde & Preston Business Development Manager, Sean McGow hosted a Go Karting tournament with some of his customers…

03. November 2023

How to sand a wooden floor like a pro

Sanding your floor is a job that takes a lot of preparation to do properly, and it can be quite daunting if you’ve never done it before. We’re here to help!

25. October 2023

How to prepare your garden for a storm

With the UK battered by Storm Babet this past weekend – Scotland in particular – there’s no question that 2023’s sunny times, such as they were, are now behind us. Beyond the usual drizzle and cold winds, we can reasonably expect to be hit by another major storm or two before the end of the year.

25. October 2023

5 must-have tools for every DIY enthusiast

We’ve been supplying the trade and DIY customers for more than 50 years here at Smiths Hire, so we know all about the importance of having the right tools for the job. And if you’re an enthusiastic DIYer looking for the best new additions to your toolbox, our team has a couple of suggestions.

20. October 2023

Another Successful Charity Golf Day for Smiths Hire

On Friday 8th September, we had the pleasure of hosting our 2nd golf event of the year at the beautiful Staining Lodge Golf Course, all in the name of raising money and awareness for our chosen charity – the Fylde Rugby Community Foundation.

12. September 2023

5 top tips for staying safe on ladders

Proper ladder safety is crucial to prevent unnecessary accidents and injuries. Here are our top tips to stay safe while using a ladder and reduce the risk of falls or any other mishaps.

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15. August 2023
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