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Tips for choosing the right heater this winter

As we approach the colder months, thoughts move to keeping warm and not letting the winter chills interfere with the work we have to do. 

That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re set up with the right heating equipment. There are some key factors to consider, so we’ve done a round-up of the most common heaters to help you decide which is the best fit for you.

Tips for choosing the right generator for the job

Winter’s here – so you likely have greater use for generators. Severe weather means power outages are more frequent. Likewise, during the darker months, there’s more need to power lights to keep your spaces brightly lit. Or perhaps you work in an area without power supply. Whatever the case, a generator can support your needs.

Staying safe with Alliance

This month we’re paying homage to Construction Safety Week. An annual week in May dedicated to all things health and safety for our industry, from mental and physical health to new and innovative safety methods, this initiative is a true celebration of the Construction industry and we’re here for it. 

Access hiring guide: Choosing the right equipment for work at height

When working at height, there are plenty of access equipment options to choose from. From step ladders and one man towers, to scaffolding towers that can reach working heights of 14 metres, we’ve made it extra simple for you to choose the right access equipment by putting together a hiring checklist. Remember, the experienced and friendly Alliance team are always on hand to provide advice! 

Laying a stone patio: An Alliance Guide

August Bank Holiday weekend provides the perfect opportunity and ideal dry climate to lay a stone patio. Once you know how, patio laying is not that complicated, although it does require a bit of pre-planning. The Alliance team has compiled a step by step process, including a list of all the tools and equipment you need, conveniently available to hire from a depot near you. 

Cutting equipment for groundworkers and utilities

Usually the first team on a construction site, groundworkers prepare footings and foundations, and the provisions for drainage, cabling and the installation of utilities such as fibre optic cables and telephone lines, in preparation for the structural work to begin. At Alliance Tool Hire we have years of experience serving groundworker customers, so we know that using the correct cutting equipment is key.

Meet Team Alliance – Simon Wakeling

In the second instalment of this series, meet Simon Wakeling, Branch Manager at our North London branch. To get to know Simon and find out about his background, his role at Alliance, his unique perspectives, and even what his perfect Saturday night looks like, continue reading.