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How much will my hire cost?

One of the first questions we are often asked is how much will my hire cost?  Now whilst this is a perfectly valid question it’s impossible to answer straight off without some more information.

Equipment hire costs are fairly straight forward.  Hire companies will generally have a price list detailing how much it will cost to hire a given piece of equipment for a given period of time.  There maybe some discounts off these prices depending on who you are (for example we give discounts to educational institutions as we believe in getting people interested in our industry as soon as possible) but other than that you can quite quickly work out what you may pay.  If you are dry hiring equipment then there isn’t much more to it than that.  If you don’t know what dry hire is don’t worry look at our article ‘the difference between dry hire and wet hire’.

Now where things get trickier is when a customer would like to hire equipment on a wet hire basis where the hire company delivers the equipment, sets it up, runs the event and takes it away at the end.  With a wet hire there are many factors that may alter the price, for example, how long is the event on?  Where is the event?  What transport is needed?  Is accommodation needed for the crew?  All of these factors and more need to be taken into consideration when pricing a wet hire.

A good hire company should be able to give you an indication of what you may expect to pay for a hire after an initial conversation.  They should take the time to ask questions to fully understand what’s required and build a package that fully meets your needs and budget.


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