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Plantool Hire Centres Make Company-wide £180K Investment in Genie Equipment

Plantool Hire Centres Make Company-wide £180K Investment in Genie Equipment

Plantool Hire Centres are proud to announce the strengthening of our partnership with Genie, thanks to a company-wide £180K investment in electric scissor lifts. This investment reinforces our position as a regional leader in plant and access hire.
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Plantool’s Nuneaton Depot Has Relocated

Plantool’s Nuneaton Depot Has Relocated

During the first week of August, our depot in Nuneaton moved doors over to a new centre on Liberty Way. It has been completely refurbished, boasting twice the floor space of the former depot. It also provides a fully equipped workshop and ample parking, creating better flexibility for both customers and the Plantool team.
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Understanding BIM: what you need to know

Understanding BIM: what you need to know

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a term you’re likely to be hearing a lot these days. It represents a new approach to conceptualising buildings that is revolutionising the world of construction. From client and architect to builder and end user, BIM enables a holistic approach that makes it much easier to coordinate activities, monitor development and plan for the future. So, what exactly is it? How does it work? What are the capabilities of this software for construction and other related industries?
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Staying Safe During DIY Projects Outdoors: The Basics

Staying Safe During DIY Projects Outdoors: The Basics

With summer in full swing, now is the time for many homeowners to get cracking with their outdoor projects but not all of them have fully considered the health and safety risks that come with their DIY pursuits. No matter if you just need to give your window frames a new lick of paint, or you've got a major landscaping job on the cards for your back garden, safety should always be on your mind. Here are our tips for keeping nasty outdoor accidents at bay.
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Top 10 Plants That Need the Least Maintenance and Care

Top 10 Plants That Need the Least Maintenance and Care

Maybe you need to landscape a holiday home or a rental property. Maybe you simply have too many work or family responsibilities to spend every Sunday pottering around the garden. Even a small outdoor space can improve your quality of life so why not make the most of it. The good news is that there are many plants out there that require relatively little from you in order to thrive to give you a bit of greenery to look out on.
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Time to Get Back in the Garden, But Where Do You Start?

Time to Get Back in the Garden, But Where Do You Start?

Many people across the UK experienced a mild winter and wet spring. However, better weather has finally found us! So, if you’re going to get your garden in order you’d better get a move on but where do you start?
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The Most Energy-Efficient Materials from which to Build a House

The Most Energy-Efficient Materials from which to Build a House

The green movement has given us many amazing, new, energy-efficient building materials. It has also led to the re-discovery of some truly ancient building techniques which give the new super-materials some competition. This article takes a look at some of the more interesting, modern (and ancient) developments in energy-efficient building materials; a bit of inspiration when planning a new home or extension.
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Tidying up your garden

Tidying up your garden

With spring now rapidly approaching (after what seemed to be the longest winter since UK records began) now is the time to take your rake, shears and garden sacks into the sparse landscape that has become your garden. Here are our top tips for a pre Spring garden tidy up in minimal time.
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Training - IPAF, IOSH, PASMA who is it for and what are the benefits?

Training - IPAF, IOSH, PASMA who is it for and what are the benefits?

Over the course of the last two decades the industrial world has seen many changes put in place in a bid to improve health and safety. Not least of these changes has been an increase in the number of required training courses for those who work in potentially dangerous situations. Here we take a look at three core courses, explaining who each is for and what benefits each delivers.
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Robots for construction application

Robots for construction application

For those who have seen Ex-Machina, read iRobot or listened to Stephen Hawking’s warning of AI eventually becoming a threat to our very existence, the growing use of robots may seem disconcerting. For others, however, such as one company over in Wandsworth, the realm of robotics is delivering something that for others sounds entirely unexpected. We talk, of course, of one wily little robot who has been busy shaking up the world of construction, and here we take a look at just what this singular fella has been up to on-site.
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