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Grab hire and hiring diggers isn’t just something that builders do. While often used by tradespeople to make their lives easier, these machines can also be used for large scale DIY projects, with manned digger hire or mini diggers available, so both private and trade customers will use these sorts of services. However, when looking for grab lorries hire and other specialist services, it’s important to use a reputable firm, and for many people it’s more practical to use someone who is local to them. Here are some reasons why you should choose a local firm for your next project.

Close proximity

When groundworks are going on, it can be helpful to use a firm who are in close proximity to the job site. In the event you need a different piece of equipment or you need last-minute digger hire, you know there will be people nearby who can come to your aid. A local firm will have less of a drive to deliver equipment, so it’s easier to arrange for equipment when you need it.

Local recommendations

Whether you’re a homeowner or a local business, recommendations and word of mouth are important, because:

  • They come from people you know
  • You can hear from people in a similar sector
  • You can get testimonials from companies you’ve actually heard of
  • It’s more likely to be relevant to your experience

If you use a local firm, it’s easier to get testimonials and recommendations that you can trust, making it easier to choose grab services to suit your needs. Any reputable firm will be happy to show off their recommendations and produce them on request.

They have local knowledge

Local knowledge is important when it comes to all sorts of groundworks, as the firm will know what to expect on site and any unusual things about the area. When you are having digger work done, local firms will have worked on lots of sites nearby so will be able to offer tailored advice, ensuring you get the right equipment and tools to do the job first time.

It can work out cheaper

Local firms can often work out a lot more affordable than big national firms. They often provide their fleet for grab lorry hire at a better price, as they have fewer overheads such as long delivery routes. Because they’re close-by, you only hire the equipment for the days you need, so it’s not sat around waiting for collection, meaning you can often get a better deal. Local firms often provide a more specialist service too, so you aren’t using a general hire company, and can be confident that you’re getting the right equipment, so won’t waste money having to send it back.

If you need reliable digger or grab hire, get in touch with GW Grab Services Ltd, 33 High Street, Old Harlow, Essex, CM17 0DN to get a free quote.

You can call us on 07956 930 103 or e-mail to find out more.

When it comes to the garden, many of us have the same sort of design year after year, while the interior of our home changes a lot. However, garden trends change as much as home design styles, so it’s worth keeping up to date with the newest looks so that your home doesn’t start to look dated. If you’re looking for digger hire because you’re undertaking a landscaping project, then here are some tips to bring your garden into 2018.

1. Asymmetrical lines

The years of perfectly kept gardens with symmetrical lines are over. Nowadays, more people want a garden that looks homely, rustic and well-established, rather than being overly-groomed. When you’re using grab hire to clear a garden site, think about creating softer, less-defined lines, breaking down the edges between hard landscaping and nature. Some ways to get this look include:

  • Using natural, imperfect stone
  • Planting wild flowers and herbs
  • Avoid over-pruning and opt for leafy greenery
  • Keeping things off-centre, and avoiding square designs

This means your garden will instantly look a bit more lived-in and welcoming, giving you a homely place to relax.

2. Using texture

Instead of using bricks and paving that has been made by machine, there’s a tendency to look for natural stone in 2018, which again ensures you don’t get a look that’s too perfect. Many people using grab services to deliver aggregates will look for gravel in limestone and other natural looking stones, giving their garden texture and making it more interesting to the eye.

3. Outdoor living

While the UK doesn’t have the most predictable weather, people want to spend more time in their gardens, and creating an outdoor living space is one way to do so. There has been an increase in demand for digger work to create sunken lounges in the garden, often fitted with a fire pit, which protects you from the chill and stays cosy. From waterproof shelters to patio heaters, there are lots of solutions to let you enjoy your garden year-round.

4. Growing your own

With people becoming more environmentally conscious and caring more about their diets, it makes sense that growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs would come back into style. You can even save a lot of money on organic produce by having your own veggie patch. Using grab lorry hire can help you clear some space in your garden, ready to prepare the soil, and then it’s simply up to you what you decide to plant. However, you should think about the local soil conditions and your own time commitment before you begin. Some simple crops for beginners include green beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach, and most herbs are pretty simple to grow too. You can then gain gardening knowledge and try more complex things.

For grab hire and digger hire and much more, contact GW Grab Services Ltd of 33 High Street, Old Harlow, Essex, CM17 0DN. Simply call 07956 930 103 or e-mail the team at to find out more.

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