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Bents Plant Hire has been an integral part of London’s construction industry for over forty years. Originating from an independently owned painting and decorating company that started in 1940, Bents first began hiring equipment to the capitals hard working tradesmen when, in 1971, Edward Bent got fed up with other painters asking to "borrow" his additional ladder! From these humble beginnings we have grown to be London's leading independent hirer, focusing from the start on our customers needs we like to think that we have grown as London has grown, having been involved in such iconic landmarks as Tower 42, Wembley Stadium, Canary Wharf, The Gherkin, Westminster Palace and the 2012 Olympic Park, to name but a few.

In 2001 the control of Bents Plant Hire moved from one generation to the next with long time employees Magnus Bent and Paul Woods taking over the ownership of the business, this move coupled with a relocation to extensive premises in East London enabled them to take BPH to the levels at which we are now proud to operate: Customer focused, keenly priced and service based site supply for all and any of London and the South East's construction projects. We have always prided ourselves, and been recognised for, the alternative approach we take to the supply of sites and believe that we can make a positive difference to any project we are contracted into.