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.


Get your outside space summer ready. Machines and tools are a quick and efficient way to complete those garden jobs this springtime. We also supply Calor gas for barbeques and patio heaters.


We supply electric and petrol pressure washers for a quick, effective clean to leave your patio looking great

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, we have grown with our loyal, long term staff who know their jobs inside and out, making for an efficient, well-run company who are always aiming to please. Our fully equipped mobile van and experienced fitter are available for on-site repairs and PAT testing.  We have a well maintained fleet of vehicles, a good range of plant and tools upheld to a high standard, from access equipment to power tools, and an extensive range of consumables, we have what you need to help you get your job done. Gas, diesel and water coolers are also some of the any items we have available.  Our fully trained staff are here to advise you on the right tool for your job at the right price, and provide you with the appropriate safety equipment and instructions. We are HAE members and adhere to current health and safety policy guidelines. If you think we can be of service to you then please give us a call.

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

Most popular

Most popular

Compactor Plate (Wacker)

Compactor plates are essential pieces of machinery, great for compacting soil and aggregate to achieve a flat solid base.

Most popular

K-008 Micro Digger

A micro digger with a lot to give. Perfect for locations with access issues. Moveable tracks that go down to 700mm mean that this machine can fit through the garden gate.

What they think of us?

Google review

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