Hire Tips

Road safety barriers: concrete vs plastic

Safety barriers come in different shapes, sizes and materials with each type suited to certain site conditions.

Here’s how to ensure you get the right concrete or waterfilled barrier for the job.

When assessing which safety barriers to hire for your construction project, it is worth considering safety, cost, durability, and effectiveness for the job at hand. Both plastic waterfilled barriers and concrete barriers have advantages and disadvantages, so let’s look deeper into how to ensure you hire the right safety barriers for your job.

Plastic waterfilled safety barriers

Plastic safety barriers can be cost effective to hire, relatively durable, lightweight, and easy to install.

Many waterfilled barriers on the Read more

How to ensure you end up with a reliable ex-rental machine

Did you know that Orange Hire has flexible hire-to-buy options, enabling contractors to get a great price on our used excavators?

If you’re in the market for a second-hand excavator, we can help with low hour machines that have been maintained by our safe, professional and switched-on maintenance crew.

Take a look at our current range of excavators and earthmoving equipment for sale here.

What to look for when buying a used excavator

Buying earthmoving equipment rather than hiring can be more economical over the long term. For contractors with long term site needs or who have a continuous need for another excavator in their fleet, it makes sense Read more

3 ways to keep the traffic flowing

Road & traffic equipment available from Orange Hire

No-one likes a traffic jam! Here’s our best hire equipment for busy road & traffic crews that need to keep things flowing on site.

VMS or Variable Message Signs

A VMS trailer is a convenient way to keep drivers informed of changed traffic conditions. Easily portable, highly mobile and self-contained, they offer a ‘set and forget’ solution for traffic and road work crews to communicate to motorists.

Variable message signs are solar-powered with battery backup, meaning they can be set up virtually anywhere in full sun. Plus, because they have a built-in speed radar, they can be used to dynamically show motorists Read more


What our happy customers say

We promise fast, safe, professional and friendly service – here’s what some of our customers have to say:

  • Peter
    Hazell Bros Group

    I’m very happy with the service from Orange Hire. The quality of the plant… I wouldn‘t change anything..

  • George
    Mack Civil

    You guys have done a great job and have come a long way in the past few years.

  • Stephen
    JNC Group

    The team is very super friendly, nothing is ever a problem and issues are dealt with in a timely manner.