Neil and Ian
Whatever the DIY or building project, Tool Chest will supply the tools at the best hire rates
Are you contemplating some domestic DIY, but don't want to buy the specific, and possibly costly, tools required for the job? Whether it’s a power drill, long ladder, sander, carpet cleaner, cement mixer or dehumidifier, Tool Chest in Brackenbury Village is a one-stop hire shop for every conceivable piece of equipment, not to mention excellent practical advice and recommendations.
The family-run operation was opened in September 1984 by Ian McCarroll. ‘I was working as a building contractor when I was offered a partnership in a small tool hire company. When my partner unexpectedly left, I just decided to go for it – I was already using our Iffley Road premises as an office. We designed the Tool Chest logo, put up a sign and a friend, Neil Marshall, helped me manage the business while I carried on in the building trade.’
Today, Ian works with his son Neil, who joined full-time five years ago. ‘If we don’t have a tool in stock we can source it – even a five-ton digger if necessary! – and we’re happy to discuss the best options.
‘Also, whether we are supplying builders or DIYers who simply need to hire a particular tool, we offer exactly the same highly competitive rate. We charge about half the price you would pay at a major chain – and we are also happy to deliver to the local area.’
Tool Chest is a Hammersmith business through and through. Ian lives off Askew Road and both his children – Neil and Louise – went to Brackenbury Primary School, as do his grandchildren. ‘So many of our customers are locals. We get to know them and they appreciate our service – that’s a really nice part of the job.’
Tools for hire include:
Ladders Breaking and Drilling Cleaning and Floorcare Concreting Heating and Drying Lifting and Handling Painting and Decorating Plumbing and Pumping Sanding and Fixing Cutting and Grinding Welding and Power
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