Central Tool Hire Ltd

We are a plant & tool hire company who provide a range of plant & tools upheld to a high standard and a large range of consumables. Gas, diesel, water bottles & coolers are available as are servicing, repairs & PAT testing.


Rotavators have blades or rotors to twist and break through the soil. They are used to churn and aerate the soil before planting seeds and bulbs or laying turf.

Compactor Plate

A compactor plate works by vibrating or driving a flat metal plate against the ground. This flat plate helps to compress and smoothen granular soil such as dirt, sand and gravel.

Turf Cutter

A turf cutter is a self-propelled turf removal machine that cuts into layers of grass and soil to reveal the ground underneath. You will be left with long strips of grass and a small layer of soil held together by the roots.

New to the fleet

The Imer Combi 250/1000VA Tile Saw is designed to cut today's tile and stone pieces which are larger and more expensive than in recent years. The Combi 250/1000 is for those jobs which require cuts up to 40" length.

New to the fleet.

The Tornado P2 Mini Bowser has a 150 litre tank and is powered by a Honda GX 200 engine. This very portable mini bowser can be used away from a water source or with a hose if a water supply is available.

Welcome to Central Tool Hire

Welcome to Central Tool Hire

A tool & plant hire company based in St Albans, an excellent location giving us great access to all major road links; A1, M25 & M1, so we can offer a reliable delivery service.

Established in 1984, by Ken White, Managing Director and joined in 1988 by Nigel Heavens, Director. We have grown with our loyal, long term staff who know their jobs inside and out, making for an efficient, well-run company. Our fully equipped mobile van and experienced fitter are on hand for on-site repairs and PAT testing and if required, we can offer a 24/7 service.

Service We Provide

A tool and plant hire company based in St Albans who provide a good range of plant and tools upheld to a high standard and a large range of consumables. Gas, diesel, water coolers and water bottles are available as are servicing, repairs and PAT Testing

What they think of us?

Google Reviews

Fantastic place, having things you just wouldn’t expect them to have and if they haven’t they can find it fast. My go to place for anything I need. Plus on top of that great customer service and fantastic staff. Tony is a legend!!!

Ross Bygrave

Friendly, efficient staff who aim to please. Great service.

Cheryl Davey

Great service from these guys today (Tony). Especially when I had been left standing for 10mins ignored at Selco who couldn't give a toss.

Richard Turner

Our accreditations & Associations

HAE (Hire Association Europe) Member
Altrad Belle