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Take a look at our blog posts below to find out more about our products, services and how they can be used.

 

Power, Heating and Lighting for Winter Sites Sites

Winter in Ireland presents unique challenges for indoor and outdoor projects and construction sites. The combination of cold weather, humidity and shorter days demands reliable power, efficient heating and effective lighting. Construction work poses inherent challenges, especially when dealing with heavy materials, navigating the risks associated with working at elevated heights and contending with the difficulties of working on remote sites on short, cold winter days.

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Powered Access Solutions for Industrial and Commercial Sites

In industrial and commercial operations, ensuring safe and efficient access to elevated workspaces is essential. Powered access equipment provides solutions to all manner of challenges: from working up and down building façades to carrying out repairs under bridges.

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What are the different types of drill and their uses?

Drills are extremely useful power tools, and a hand drill is likely to be the one power tool that most households own. Most DIYers have used a drill at some point when decorating, for putting up pictures or hanging curtains, yet the hand drill is just the tip of the drill-type iceberg. There are a number of projects and materials that require specialist tools for their perforation, and fortunately, there is a great number of drill types to suit different purposes.

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Forklift or Teleporter Hire: What's Right for Your Project?

Choosing the right material handling equipment for your project is crucial. Two of the most popular options for lifting and moving heavy loads are forklifts and telehandlers, often referred to as teleporters. However, selecting the right machine can be a bit challenging if you're not familiar with the differences and specific applications of each. In this article, we'll explore the distinctions between forklifts and telehandlers and help you make an informed decision.

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A Guide to Torque Wrenches: Types, Uses and Features

When it comes to professional-grade tool hire solutions, Drogheda Hire and Sales stands out as the go-to choice for contractors, DIY enthusiasts and businesses in Ireland. With depots in Drogheda and Dublin, we offer a wide range of high-quality tools to meet all your construction and maintenance needs. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the world of torque wrenches, focusing on types, uses and features, while also introducing some of our top inventory items.

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Great Uses for Spider Lifts: Versatile Solutions for Elevated Challenges

 

As the construction and maintenance industries continue to evolve, so do the tools and equipment used to tackle various challenges. Spider lifts, a unique and versatile category of aerial work platforms, have emerged as an innovative solution to overcome the limitations posed by traditional access equipment. As a trusted plant and tool hire company based in Drogheda and Dublin, Ireland, we understand the importance of providing our customers with cutting-edge solutions, including spider lift hire.

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Essential Surveying Equipment for Successful House Restoration Projects

 

Undertaking a house restoration project is an exciting endeavour that allows homeowners to breathe new life into a cherished property. However, it's crucial to approach such projects with careful planning and precision. One key aspect that should never be overlooked is the use of proper surveying equipment. These tools enable accurate measurements, identification of hidden structures and the detection of potential issues. In this blog post, we will explore some essential surveying equipment that every homeowner should consider when embarking on a house restoration project.

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What professional equipment do you need when starting your own gardening business?

What professional equipment do you need when starting your own gardening business? Starting your own gardening business can be an exciting and rewarding venture, allowing you to turn your passion for plants and landscapes into a profitable endeavour. Although starting any business is an arduous task, there are a great deal of benefits to starting a gardening business in Ireland.

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Powered access hire solutions for your outdoor projects

As the weather warms up and the days get longer, many people begin to turn their attention to outdoor projects. Whether you’re a professional contractor or a DIY enthusiast, you know that having the right equipment can make all the difference. That’s where powered access solutions come in. At this time of year, the request for outdoor boom lifts or outdoor scissor lifts is predominant. These machines allow you to work at height safely and efficiently, making even the most challenging outdoor projects a breeze.

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Get your garden ready for the summer with our gardening equipment hire service

Summer is just around the corner, and it's time to get your garden ready for the warm weather. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, having the right tools can make all the difference. At Drogheda Hire and Sales, we have a wide range of tools and equipment in our showroom to help you get your garden in top shape. In this blog post, we'll be looking at some of our top products and how they can help make your springtime gardening tasks easier and more enjoyable.

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Come and see us at CQMS Ireland, 2023!

cqms-posterDrogheda Hire & Sales is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming CQMS Show. The event is set to take place on April 22nd and 23rd, 2023 at Molloy’s Quarry in Tullamore, Ireland. This event is highly anticipated by professionals in the construction and quarrying industry and is a perfect opportunity for Drogheda Hire and Sales to showcase our range of powered access machines, excavators, dumpers and excavator attachments.

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The benefits of excavator attachment hire

Growing environmental concern coupled with increasing restrictions on emissions is changing the face of the access industry. In recent years, companies have begun to seek out machines for their day to day operations which offer cost effective and sustainable operating solutions, with minimal environmental impact. These changes have been felt industry-wide, with the market for environmentally-friendly access platforms and machinery experiencing unprecedented demand.

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Personnel lift hire: the zero-emission access solution

Growing environmental concern coupled with increasing restrictions on emissions is changing the face of the access industry. In recent years, companies have begun to seek out machines for their day to day operations which offer cost effective and sustainable operating solutions, with minimal environmental impact. These changes have been felt industry-wide, with the market for environmentally-friendly access platforms and machinery experiencing unprecedented demand.

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Diggers and the DIY Boom

The British public typically have a healthy interest in DIY, but a few factors recently have encouraged the average DIY enthusiast to push their boundaries. Home improvements are limited only by imagination (and the budget, the structural possibilities and local authorities’ building regulations). Thanks to social media, you can find tutorial videos on just about any DIY project you can imagine: from digging a fishpond to building and orangery, from sanding floorboards to retiling a bathroom. The combination of improved internet shopping and home deliveries, tool and equipment hire and instructional videos has seen the execution, with varying degrees of success, of innumerable DIY projects all over the country. As a result, demand for mini digger hire and mini digger attachment hire are at an all-time high. 

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Winter Construction Safety Tips for Working Outside

Winter working conditions in the UK can be extremely harsh, especially for anyone working outdoors. Poor lighting conditions can pose a work hazard, as can wet weather. If you factor in work with heavy machinery, construction sites soon rise up as one of the most perilous work environments for work in cold weather.

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What are the hazards of working at height?

Although statistics are steadily improving, falls from height still pose one of the greatest safety risks in the workplace. Between 2021 - 2022 there were 129 fatal workplace accidents in Britain, out of which 29 were attributed to falls from height. The number of work-related fatal injuries has been on a steady decline over the past decades...

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Health and Safety in Construction

Being named one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, managing health and safety in construction is vital to ensuring your workers are kept safe from harm. Building sites pose a variety of risks, from dealing with heavy loads to working around potentially hazardous substances. The HSE reported here that, in 2021, 39 individuals working in construction suffered fatal injuries.

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What Size Boom Lift Do I Need? How to Choose the Right Boom Lift For the Job

The modern boom lift is a versatile piece of construction machinery, increasing in popularity on sites across the UK. Boom lifts can reach extremely tall heights, with the highest boom lift we offer here at Drogheda Hire & Sales, reaching 28 metres. There are two main types of boom lift available to users, articulating and telescopic boom lifts. They also come in various sizes and platform heights, each suitable for different tasks.  

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Summer Site Safety

The warmest part of the year is upon us and, as many of us look forward to welcome holidays, it's business as usual for many others. There are certain work environments that are less tolerable than others in the summer heat and construction sites rank highly as one of the least comfortable locations to toil away your summer days. Aside from the discomfort, the summer building site hosts a number of health hazards that add an extra level of peril to an already dangerous work environment.

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How to Maintain a Garden in Summer

For so many of us, our gardens are our passion projects and summer is the time to “enjoy the fruits of our labour”.
That said, gardens are a living, changing environment and will provide a never-ending source of tasks to keep you entertained, no matter the season. 
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Carpentry Power Tools and Their Uses

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Carpentry power tools are crucial in ensuring construction projects run smoothly. Using the best carpentry power tools for the job is critical in manufacturing high-quality end products, sure to please every client....

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Winter Construction Site Safety Guide

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At Drogheda Hire, our 30 years of experience means we’re well equipped to assist you in making your construction site as safe as possible this winter. Not only does our reliable equipment mean....

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How Choosing the Right Plant Hire Company can transform your Business In 2022

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Emerging from the Covid-led lockdowns, the economy is booming and plant and tool hire services are increasingly in demand.  2021 saw the rescheduling of some construction projects that were postponed.At the same time, numerous projects have arisen from a need to adapt businesses to the changes in consumer behaviour and the changing demands of home workers. 

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Why Choose Us As Your Hire Company?

choose drogheda hire company - construction worker on roof workingThey say a good workman never blames his tools. But no matter how good you are at your job, if you don't start with the right tools, you're making life hard on yourself. There is a right and wrong way to approach everything in life. At Drogheda Hire, we make it easy for you to approach things the right way. Whether you're planning a big project or making small renovations to your home, we have everything you need to get the job done. We can advise you on the tools you need to start your project, and we'll be there right to the end.

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Things to consider when you hire a mini excavator

choose drogheda hire company - construction worker on roof working A rather unexpected consequence of the Covid-19 lockdowns was an unprecedented  boom in plant and tool hire, spurred on by a sudden increase in DIY projects. With an entire country locked indoors and no possibility to go on holiday, people looked to their homes to improve their living spaces and invest their unspent holiday money.
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