Friendly family owned business - established over 25 years

Southport Hire Centre was started in 1971 by Alf Woods as a hardware and DIY shop.  By 1975 he came to realise no one catered for hiring tools and equipment for DIY and trade although quite a few were selling tools.  So the shop was developed, and changed over completely to hire by 1976, and he then was joined by son Ray in 1979.

The range started small, but grew as the market for equipment of this type was developed.

It was decided early on to provide a good local service, tending to overstock, so it would only be a rare occurrence that equipment would not be available, rather than have several outlets transferring equipment between each other.

Hire is mainly trade, but DIY customers are also welcome, and being so well established we have developed a good working knowledge of equipment and its uses, and advice can usually be given for most jobs.

We specialise in:

  • Power Tools
  • Mixers
  • Breakers
  • Access Equipment
  • Gardening
  • Decorating
  • Cleaning Equipment

So whether you are doing a bit of decorating...

Wallpaper stripper - £8.00 one day, £4.00 extra days, £18.00 per week, £9.50 per weekend

Or laying down a new drive...

Standard vibrating plate £19.00 one day, £9.50 extra days, £43.00 per week, £24.00 weekend

Having the right professional tool for the job can save you both time and effort.

(Please note prices are plus VAT)


Southport Hire Centre
15 Hampton Road


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01704 538595