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Company Overview

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County Hire has been renting plant and tools to builders, landscapers, civil engineers, utility management companies and home owners throughout Berkshire and North Hampshire since 1991.

Our range includes Access Equipment; Mini Diggers & Dumpers; Breakers; Drills; Compaction Equipment, Garden Machinery - in fact almost any machinery you might need for building, gardening, landscaping or maintenance.

County Hire is SAFEHIRE certified, which means that the Company has been independently inspected to ensure that the equipment they rent out is safe, and their staff are competent to advise the hirer on the correct safetywear and the right way to use the equipment.

Our operation is also approved by Construction Health & Safety (CHAS).

Business Aims

To offer a range of safe, reliable, modern equipment and associated products that can be hired by Trade and DIY Customers.

Quality Policy

Our objective is to provide a responsive, cost effective equipment rental service. We shall deliver this via the following strategy:

  • Provide a modern, well-maintained fleet of hire equipment.
  • Offer services and products that always meet the true needs of our customers
  • Submit our safety testing and recording procedures to regular audit by external inspectors
  • Investigate customer and supplier feedback to help improve our services.
  • Manage our business activities responsibly and ethically.
  • Ensure none of our activities harms our employees, customers, the public or the environment
  • Recruit and retain competent people, and maintain an enduring knowledge base to meet our legal obligations and customers' expectations.
  • Protect the company's assets from threats, to ensure continuing services to our customers.
  • Explore mutually beneficial 'partnership' arrangements with our customers and suppliers.
  • Seek input from our employees to continually improve all aspects of our business.

County Hire Management Commitment

The management team is committed to the development, implementation, maintenance and ongoing improvement of our business systems, and will be supportive of training needs to help deliver this. We shall maintain a business system that satisfies statutory and regulatory requirements. Furthemore, we undertake to ensure we maintain standards that will satisfy the requirements of the Hire Association of Europe (Safehire) and the Construction Health & Safety scheme (CHAS).

Safety Policy

To supply a range of safe, reliable, modern equipment at all times by adherence to inspection and test procedures that are regularly audited by an independent Safety Officer. Each item is issued with safety-and-use instructions plus a current safety ticket that meets standards set by Safety Officers responsible for building sites and M.O.D. establishments.


At Tadley on the Hampshire/Berkshire border. Ideally situated to serve the surrounding villages, the nearby towns of Basingstoke, Newbury and Reading plus the A.W.E. sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield. Postcodes RG26, RG7.

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Easy access from surrounding villages, (approx. 10 minutes drive from Burghfield, Kingsclere, and Mortimer) and from local motorways (7 miles to M3, junction 6; 10 miles to M4, junction 11,).


Safehire (Hire Association of Europe).
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Trade Associations

We are members of the following Trade Associations

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tadley and district chamber of trade

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Affiliate Member
of the British Association of Landscape Industries.

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