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Hourly Van Hire - £14.00 per hour @ B&Q

£14.00 @ B&Q
As per title - not available at all stores yet (eg my local B&Q) but apparently will become available sometime later this year at most if not all stores Very useful if you only need a van for a s… Read More
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6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
As per title - not available at all stores yet (eg my local B&Q) but apparently will become available sometime later this year at most if not all stores

Very useful if you only need a van for a short time e.g. taking a large DIY purchase home, getting a large local ebay purchase home, moving furniture to a nearby relative, disposing of bulky items at the local tip etc ...

AFAIAA most if not all other hire companies only do daily rates which works out more expensive than a couple hours of hire at £14/hour especially when you take into account collision insurance premiums you pay to avoid a huge insurance excess liability
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callum84
Most tips won't have a problem with you showing up with a van. It's when you show up regularly, dump a lot of the same stuff or dump non household items.


Very true.
My local tip (Bristol) didn't like me dumping a lot of the same stuff each week, and I wasn't even turning up in a van.

I mean, what I supposed to do with the contents of the hearse ? Bury it ?
There are rules about that sort of thing.

And I tried to play fair. I put the vegetarians in the Green collection skip.
There's just no pleasing some people.

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Edited By: missgem on Apr 21, 2011 11:55
#2
we hired a brand new b&q van years ago, an absolute mess it was, clutch had gone, radio didnt work, fan was always hot.
hopefully they have improved so heat added
1 Like #3
OP:- Very useful if you only need a van for a short time (e.g. I need one to visit my local rubbish tip at the moment)

if you go to your tip in a van it will be classed as trade and you will have to pay £££££
2 Likes #4
unless you park outside the height barrier and ferry the stuff in on one of their trolleys.
#5
Hi op, you might know this already, but be careful if you are going to the tip in a van, many don't let you in (height restrictions) and those that do want trade documentation I think.

I'm not in the trade, but I think this is the case, certainly at my local tip.
#6
bought time they did something like this, excellent service
3 Likes #7
garbage456
OP:- Very useful if you only need a van for a short time (e.g. I need one to visit my local rubbish tip at the moment)

if you go to your tip in a van it will be classed as trade and you will have to pay £££££


That's certainly not the case here... you don't have to pay going to the tip in a van here. AND you can go through the barriers right up to the bits you would if you were in a car. Really does irritate me when folk think just because something in THEIR city/town does something the rest of the UK is the same... should really should say "be careful you MAY be charged because mine does in a van" or something similar. You're stating you'll be charged like it's a fact... it's not.

Edited By: WeeWifie on Apr 21, 2011 12:10
#8
Ive been to the tip at both Welwyn garden City & Lancaster - the former had no issues at all - the latter took a little persuading but allowed me in (despite a sign saying I needed to pay for a permit for a van)
#9
Most tips won't have a problem with you showing up with a van. It's when you show up regularly, dump a lot of the same stuff or dump non household items.
#10
As long as you have some ID with you that suggests you live in the same council area as the TIP, you should be okay using a van for the occasional trip.

Our local does require you to 'book in' if you're bringing a van, mind...
#11
The council tips in my area (Bradford) won't allow vans in.Unless there insured for private use only.
#12
callum84
Most tips won't have a problem with you showing up with a van. It's when you show up regularly, dump a lot of the same stuff or dump non household items.

This is right.... especially if you take the time to speak to them in advance and let them know... you should have no problems. It's when you take them by surprise with a large load that issues normally arise!
#13
WeeWifie
garbage456
OP:- Very useful if you only need a van for a short time (e.g. I need one to visit my local rubbish tip at the moment)

if you go to your tip in a van it will be classed as trade and you will have to pay £££££


That's certainly not the case here... you don't have to pay going to the tip in a van here. AND you can go through the barriers right up to the bits you would if you were in a car. Really does irritate me when folk think just because something in THEIR city/town does something the rest of the UK is the same... should really should say "be careful you MAY be charged because mine does in a van" or something similar. You're stating you'll be charged like it's a fact... it's not.


you MAY find your own experience will change...I've dumped stuff in number of different boroughs in the last couple of years and things are definately getting a lot tighter regarding vans

as soon as they see a van, it is like bees round a honeypot asking for documentation...or even needing to show documentation before even being allowed into the dump

some places even require you to show council tax statements to prove you are from the local area, private vans are genrally allowed, but you need to prove to them you are private and not commercial

BTW I am not trade, just have a few BTL houses around the country, so I don't visit the same dump more than a couple of times, so far from being a regular they pick on

Edited By: tubbyasstoo on Apr 21, 2011 12:39
17 Likes #14
cheaper than travelodge if you have a woman in the back !
#15
Couldn't find the pricing on the website. Chances are you might take more than an hour as you will be charged once you swipe, so loading up, unloading, driving home and returning, plus you have to return it with a quarter tank of fuel (they supply a fuel card) so that could take 5-10 mins if the petrol station is busy.
5 Likes #16
callum84
Most tips won't have a problem with you showing up with a van. It's when you show up regularly, dump a lot of the same stuff or dump non household items.


Very true.
My local tip (Bristol) didn't like me dumping a lot of the same stuff each week, and I wasn't even turning up in a van.

I mean, what I supposed to do with the contents of the hearse ? Bury it ?
There are rules about that sort of thing.

And I tried to play fair. I put the vegetarians in the Green collection skip.
There's just no pleasing some people.
#17
garbage456
OP:- Very useful if you only need a van for a short time (e.g. I need one to visit my local rubbish tip at the moment)

if you go to your tip in a van it will be classed as trade and you will have to pay £££££


re last comment, not true....if you call your council and let them know its free to use the reading tip
2 Likes #18
Handy if you need some parts for a transit van or whatever make of van they use at your local B&Q.
#19
bayhabourbutcher
Ive been to the tip at both Welwyn garden City & Lancaster - the former had no issues at all - the latter took a little persuading but allowed me in (despite a sign saying I needed to pay for a permit for a van)


why not check with your council.......at reading you just need to phone first.....bet your council does the same....but i guess you are like one of the stupid people i see at reading who get caught out as they just turn up expecting to get in.......just like the dunces who filled a transit full of mud with nothing covering the floor......must have taken them hours to shift lol.......then theyd seen what id done and said "wish wed done that!"...... dunces


Edited By: royals on Apr 21, 2011 13:03
1 Like #20
LOUGHBORO GUY
cheaper than travelodge if you have a woman in the back !


Great stuff !

I'm not sure what she'll think when you pull in at Ikea and chuck a mattress in the back though !
#21
not bad price....but if you are getting fences posts or fencing then try country and gardens.....mine charges £10 for delivery and the quality is far afr better (then again i got someone to build our fences onsite which is even better and cost barely any more)


Edited By: royals on Apr 21, 2011 13:04
#22
Poor value disguised as a great offer.

Option 1

Hire a truck, drive there to pick it up, pay for it, accept onerous terms for damage or pay ridiculous amounts for insurance. What you think is going to be 1 hour turns into 3 plus your time before and after. The result is that it is never as cheap as you thought and you have wasted half a day - you did remember to factor in your time cost didn't you ?

Option 2

Phone someone to take your crap away. Job done, the headline cost is exactly what you pay and it has taken 5 minutes of your life.
1 Like #23
If you are a tip regular, get towbar and small trailer, £300 total. It will pay for itself within a couple of years, especially when you have used hippo bags at £65 a pop. My council charges £1.50 a bag to take away green waste, I can get about 15 in my trailer
#24
I think the point is that if you buy some serious DIY stuff at B&Q you can whizz it all in a van, decent deal if you want it for less than an hour, however if you're going to need it for a couple of hours a daily rate as a local company will be about £30
5 Likes #25
I think B&Q aren't intending them to be used for taking rubbish to tips, but instead for taking items you bought there back home :)

Funny as this thread has turned into which councils accept vans at their Tips! :D
1 Like #26
royals
bayhabourbutcher
Ive been to the tip at both Welwyn garden City & Lancaster - the former had no issues at all - the latter took a little persuading but allowed me in (despite a sign saying I needed to pay for a permit for a van)


why not check with your council.......at reading you just need to phone first.....bet your council does the same....but i guess you are like one of the stupid people i see at reading who get caught out as they just turn up expecting to get in.......just like the dunces who filled a transit full of mud with nothing covering the floor......must have taken them hours to shift lol.......then theyd seen what id done and said "wish wed done that!"...... dunces



Bully for you
6 Likes #27
paul.jacobs
If you are a tip regular, get towbar and small trailer, £300 total. It will pay for itself within a couple of years, especially when you have used hippo bags at £65 a pop. My council charges £1.50 a bag to take away green waste, I can get about 15 in my trailer


Thankfully I've never had to dispose of a hippo
#28
3.1415926
Poor value disguised as a great offer.

Option 1

Hire a truck, drive there to pick it up, pay for it, accept onerous terms for damage or pay ridiculous amounts for insurance. What you think is going to be 1 hour turns into 3 plus your time before and after. The result is that it is never as cheap as you thought and you have wasted half a day - you did remember to factor in your time cost didn't you ?

Option 2

Phone someone to take your crap away. Job done, the headline cost is exactly what you pay and it has taken 5 minutes of your life.


I think quite a few people seem to be concentrating on my current need to go to the tip rather than the offer itself

Going to the tip is not the only use for van hire e.g. taking a large DIY purchase home, getting a large local ebay purchase home, moving furniture to a nearby relative etc ...

Paying someone to take my rubbish away is definately an option but so is a couple of hours of van hire for *me personally* given my circumstances - I don't want to get into a debate about it as the deal is about van hire & not about the best way to dispose of bulky waste
#29
rattla
I think B&Q aren't intending them to be used for taking rubbish to tips, but instead for taking items you bought there back home :)

Funny as this thread has turned into which councils accept vans at their Tips! :D


Exactly
1 Like #30
bayhabourbutcher
[quote=3.1415926]

I don't want to get into a debate about it as the deal is about van hire & not about the best way to dispose of bulky waste



By replying to the comment you are adding to the mass debate
#31
mocmocamoc
I think the point is that if you buy some serious DIY stuff at B&Q you can whizz it all in a van, decent deal if you want it for less than an hour, however if you're going to need it for a couple of hours a daily rate as a local company will be about £30


Van hire for £30 for one day is very hard to find - I have seen Sixt.com do special deals for a limited period & at limited locations at that price bit that did not include insurance premiums

The B&Q deal is available all the time - not sure about the insurance situation yet on the B&Q deal - will have to find out

Edited By: bayhabourbutcher on Apr 21, 2011 13:40
#32
Remember to put sheets down so as not to get any blood in the van - its always awkward when the cops tip up afterward asking questions about where your wife is etc etc....
#33
Is there any way of finding out locations available without having to register first?
#34
futura
Is there any way of finding out locations available without having to register first?


You would have to phone the number on the website link to find out
#35
think its London only at the moment
#36
futura
Is there any way of finding out locations available without having to register first?



try this link too, which made me think it was London only

http://www.connectbyhertz.com/BandQ/Reservation/Index
1 Like #37
£14 per hour seems a bit expensive, time you add your fuel in there its close to a rip off

as for using it for the going to the tip then you may well not be let in as its been said already you may need a permit, beware with a permit comes all sorts of troubles. Sepa want you then to have a permit for transporting waste and they want to know where its going to and where it comes from, also where you dumped before you got your permits, after all that when you dont apply for another permit perhaps in a year or to they will be breathng down your neck to see where you are dumping or if you are transporting it,
also with a permit you are only able to dump in certain skips, i know i have one

doesnt matter what you do in this Great country you get sh4t on
#38
t121anf
think its London only at the moment


the car hire is London only

the van hore is being rolled out across B&Q stores nationwide e.g. Luton is the one nearest me currently
#39
Great deal. Dead handy for lugging bulky stuff like plasterboard back home, etc. Available for hire @ Norwich.
#40
Sixt only charge £31 for the whole day (24 hours) :D

So, yes - I assume this service is purely for dropping your shopping home and bringing it back, no way you could take the van, load it with rubbish, visit tip to unload said rubbish and then get back to B&Q within an hour!

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