A tradesman is only as good as the tools used, and paving uses quite a few specialised tools. Here’s a list of British and Irish suppliers of essential kit for contractors and DIYers alike.

Please read carefully: Inclusion in this list does not imply any warranty or recommendation and is supplied for your information only. All registered trademarks duly acknowledged.

Unless stated otherwise, all telephone and fax numbers are for Britain and NI - RoI numbers are shown with a +353 international dialling prefix.

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Contractors Tool Hire

102 Dalton Avenue Birchwood Park Warrington WA3 6YE

A1 Survey Ltd.

Leica Dealer with online shop. Sales, Hire & Repair of Survey & Laser kit

1 Cefn Graig Rhiwbina Cardiff CF14 6SW

Al-Vac Ltd.

Vacuum lifting gear

Poole Lane, Bournemouth, BH11 9DU

Aldridge Estates Ltd.

Hire of hydraulic guillotine for cutting of stone

Stonygate Fernilee Whaley Bridge High Peak

Almi - Netherlands

Manual and Electro-Hydraulic Block Splitters

ALMIPO Box 28 Wierdenseweg 82-867671 JK Vriezenveen The Netherlands


A wide range of pipe testing and ground kit available for hire

Vulcan Rd South, Norwich, NR6 6AF

ALTO Cleaning Systems Ltd.

Power Washers

Bowerbank Way, Gilwilly Ind. Est., Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9BQ


Sheffield-made mason's tools

ANSELL® Handtools (Sheffield) Limited 72 Catley Rd Sheffield South Yorkshire S9 5JF

Astley Hire Ltd.

General Tool Hire

Moss Ind. Est., Leigh, Lancs

Axminster Tools

Tool supplier, including streetmasonry pitchers

Unit 10 Weycroft Avenue Axminster Devon EX13 5PH

Baron Mixers UK

Forced action paddle mixers and conveyors, used for lime, resins, screeds, and mortars and concrete

Unit 32 Phoenix International Ind Est, Charles Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 0AY

Belle Engineering Ltd.

Power tools for trade and DIY

Sheen, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0EU

Birchwood Products

Block splitters,plate compactors

Unit 5, Solomon Road, Cossal Ind. Est., Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5TA

Bitmen Products Ltd.

Bitmac kit, mixers,powered barrows

PO Box 339, Over Cambridge, CB4 5TU

Block Paving Tools

Official Probst Distributor

Unit 14 Whitelegge Street, Bury, Lancashire BL8 1SW

Bosch Power Tools

Power tools, diamond blades and measuring and levelling equipment

Robert Bosch Ltd.Broadwater Park North Orbital Park Denham Uxbridge Middlesex UB9 5HJ

Bruce Wilcock Forgings

Hand-forged mason's hammers and pitching tools

The Smithy Hillswick Shetland

Central Compact Crushers

Mini crusher and screener hire to trade and DIY

9 Birch Abbey Alcester Warwickshire B49 5BU

Central Plant Hire

Hire of Self drive and operated excavators in Surrey & Sussex

Holmbush Farm Crawley Road Faygate West Sussex RH12 4SE

Chevron Plant

Contractors Tool Hire

Unit 4 Five Crosses Ind Est Minera Wrexham

Crush It!

On site compact rubble crusher hire

2 Mattesdon Cottages Lycrome Road Chesham Bucks HP5 3LQ

CSB Environmental Ltd

Specialist Cleaning Contractors and surface protection

Unit 5, Cornwall Road, Wigston, Leicester LE18 4XH

DeWit Tools

Specialist Landscaping Tools

c/o Handtools Ltd., Wreakes Lane Dronfield Sheffield S18 6PN

Digbits Ltd

Parts/attachments for excavators - concrete crushers

Power Park, Towers Business Park, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1UZ


Multipurpose barrow for moving paving slabs without lifting

32 Woodhead Crescent, Glenmavis, Airdrie ML6 0QH

Edge Diamond Ltd

Diamond blades and cores. A good website that explains the ins and outs of diamond cutting technology

Unit 9, Victoria Centre, Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE248AN

Encore Diamond Ltd.

Diamond blades, cores and grinding wheels, resin diamond polishing products

Encore House, Main Street, Endmoor, Cumbria LA8 8PQ

Express Tools

Online supplier of Block Cutters, Block Carts, Block Paving Tools

37 Francis Avenue Bournemouth BH11 8NX

Fairport Construction Equipment Ltd.

Block Splitters, Plate Compactors, Power Floats Concrete Pokers

Blagden Street Sheffield S2 5QS

Fleming & Co.

Traffic safety products, contractors tools, PPE

Woodhead Road South Nitshill Glasgow G53 7NX

Gap Fast Resigap Ltd.

Spacers for Paving

Resiblock House Archers Fields Close Basildon Essex SS13 1DW

Get Digging

Specialist Digging Tools

Green Tiles, Sandy Lane, W. Runton, Cromer Norfolk NR27 9NE

Granada Material Handling

Suppliers of kerb and flagstone vacuum lifters

Sherwood Park Queensway Rochdale Lancs

Greenham Trading

Contractors tools

671, London Rd., Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4EX

Haven Engineering

Plant Sales and Hire, including Probst kit in RoI

Naas Ind. Est., Naas, Co. Kildare Ireland

Hewden Hire

Nationwide Tool and Plant Hire

Local Depots throughout Britain Ashbridge, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1RP

Hire Centres

Midlands-based hire company for all construction kit

19 High Street Leamington Spa CV31 3AW

HSS Hire Shops

Network of equipment & tool hire shops in the UK & Eire

Local depots Head Office: 25 Willow Lane, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4TS

J&D Crusher Hire

Mini crusher hire in SE England

9 Minstrel Close Hemel Hempstead Herts HP1 3RP

Jet Wash Direct

Retailer of Pressure Washers, Sweepers, Chewing Gum Removers

11 Broadacres Honley Holmfirth West Yorkshire HD9 6ND

Jewson Builders Merchant

Building and Contractors Tool Hire

140+ Yards Nationwide

JR Bourne Engineering

Drawing aids and drafting tables

Forrester Park Works Beckingham Road Maldon Essex CM9 8EA


UK Distributor of Montolit block splitters

Hathernware Ind Est Rempstone Rd Normanton-on-Soar Leicestershire LE12 5EW

Liston Equipment Ltd.

Narrow access plant hire and suppliers of Stump Grinders

Unit 30 The old brickworks.Station Road, Plumpton Green East Sussex BN7 3DF

Machine Mart

Nationwide outlet for Power and Hand Tools, and Machinery

211 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 1GN

Mark 1 Hire

Tool Hire in SE England

Purdeys Way Purdeys Ind. Est.Rochford Essex SS4 1ND

Matholite Products

Block Splitters

168, Dawkins Road, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset BH15 4JY

MBW (UK) Ltd.

Plate Compactors

Units 2 & 3 Cochrane Street, Bolton BL3 6BN


Shoring and trench construction equipment

Grant House South Lancashire Ind. Est.Lockett Road Ashton in Makerfield Wigan WN4 8DE

MT Southern

"Muck Truck" powered wheelbarrows

57, Precosa Road, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2NW.

National Tool Hire Shops

All types of equipment suitable for paving jobs including surveying equipment, mini diggers, vib plates, skips and more

Fields Farm Road Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 3FZ

One Point Survey Equipment

Sales, hire, calibration and repairs to survey and safety equipment

Unit 6,28 Black Moor Road, Ebblake Estate, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6BB


Specialist paving tools from Holland

Hogeschoollaan 2315037 GC Tilburg The Netherlands

Parker Merchanting Ltd.

Contractors and Site Tools

John O'Gaunts Ind. Est.Rothwell Leeds LS26 0DU

Paver Saws

US-based but impartial and highly informative site dealing with all aspects of saws, their use, maintenance and spares.

Stonehenge Brick Paving & Landscaping, Inc.P.O. Box 146 Kimberly, WI 54136USA

Paver's Marker

Innovative marking tool for all paving materials

26, Greenfield Road, Measham, Derbyshire DE12 7LBU

PCE Instruments

Test instruments, scales and balances, control systems, laboratory equipment

Unit 11 Southpoint Business Park Ensign Way Southampton SO31 4RF

Point Rite

Clever pointing aid for mortar jointing

Darley Masons Ryde Pershore Worcestershire WR10 1JG

Probst Gmbh.

Materials Handling,Block Splitters andPaving Tools

Unit 2 Fletcher House, Stafford Park 17 Telford TF3 3DG


Patio Pointer - a mechanised pointing alternative

P O BOX 3449 Brighton Sussex


Diamond blades and cutting tools for professionals

Tytherington Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 2TS

Red Rhino Crushers (UK) Ltd

Portable crushers and screeners

Alma Park Road Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 9SE

Resale Weekly

Online listing of used Contractors Plant and Machinery

1- 23 Queens Road West London E13 0PE

Ridgway Rentals

Plant Hire and Sales

Earthmover House Ridgway Business Park St Martins Oswestry SY113PZ

Rola-trac Ltd

Portable, temporary road-covering

South Burlingham Road, Lingwood, Norwich, Norfolk NR13 4ET

Rollins Group

Contractors Hand Tools

Rollins House1 Parkway Harlow Essex CM19 5QF

Rubble Recycle

Daily or weekly hire of concrete crushers in SE England

Sunnydale North Hill Road Hawkhurst Kent TN18 4XA


Kit for surveying, monitoring, setting out and mapping

Hq1 Building, Phoenix Park, Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire PE19 8EP

Screedo Ltd.

Precision Screeding Kits

Unit 15 Victoria Business Centre Neilston Street Leamington Spa CV31 2AZ


Online tools from Europe and USA

PO Box 1900 Sheffield S3 8XZ

SiteStak by DrainFast

The SiteStak system stores drainage materials and provides a workstation for cutting and working with drainage pipes.

Vision House, Bedford Rd, Petersfield, GU32 3QB


Sales and hire of concrete finishing and levelling equipment

1 Ashfield Trading Estate Ashfield Road Salisbury Wiltshire SP2 7HL

Speedy Hire

Nationwide hire of all contractors' tools and equipment

Chase House 16 The Parks Newton-Le-Willows Merseyside WA12 0JQ

Speedy Hire Ireland

Nationwide hire of all contractors' tools and equipment

Unit 2 Glen Ind.Est Broombridge Road Glasnevin Dublin 11


The best spirit levels in the world

Local Dealers

Steam Cleaner Supplies

Spare and repairs for power washers, jet washers and steam cleaners

16 Fairview Close, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan Lancs WN4 8QX

Survey Express Services

Hire, Sale & Repair of Survey Kit, Cable Avoidance Tools, Measuring Instruments and Safety Gear

Unit 4a Adlington Business Park London Road Adlington Cheshire SK10 4NL

Survey Systems

Surveying equipment

55/57 Wilmslow Rd., Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 3EN

TCPTaylor Construction Plant

Nationwide hire of portable crushers and other contractors plants

Quayside Industrial Park Bates Road Maldon Essex CM9 5FA

Tiler's Tools

Tools and more for porcelain paving

Unit 4a, Stretton Distribution Centre, Appleton, Warrington WA4 4QT


Power Tools & Hand Tools

2 Millenium Court Enterprise Way Evesham WR11 1GS

Vibroplant Hire Station

Nationwide Contractors Tool Hire

Local Depots HQ: Fields Farm Road Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 3FZ

Wacker (GB) Ltd.

Compaction equipment,including the legendary'Wacker Plate'

Lea Rd., Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN9 1AW

Warehouse Direct Duo Tool

Contractors toolsand fixings

Esslemont Estate, Ellon, Grampian AB41 8NX

Warsop Metrix (Fairport)

Block Splitters, Plate Compactors, Power Floats Concrete Pokers

Fairport Construction Equipment Ltd. Blagden Street Sheffield S2 5QS

Water Jetting Directory

Directory of manufacturers, contractors, and suppliers of equipment and services

15 Meikle Place Irvine Ayrshire KA11 2ER

York Survey Supply Company

Survey equipment

Prospect House, George Cayley Drive, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4XE