About Bents

We’re better than the best

We may have first started out in decorating, but for the last 50 years, we’ve been painting the plant and tool hire world Bents.

In that time we’ve evolved to become the leading independent plant and tool hire company for the construction, refurb and fit out market, providing plant hire for offices, retail developments and many more sector-wide projects.

Bents is an independent business, with Magnus Bent and Paul Woods taking over the helm in 2001 and transforming Bents into the industry-leading company that it is today. Over the years, we’ve grown from strength-to-strength, which has been highlighted by a move to bigger and better offices, long-serving staff and customers who keep coming back to us for all of their plant and tool hire needs.

From day one, we’ve always prided ourselves on taking a different approach than other plant hire companies; one that’s underpinned by being reliable, responsive, and solidified with our extensive experience. There’s the best, and then there’s Bents best.

Our tool hire services

Nobody does plant hire like we do

Naturally, it’s because we have 50+ years’ experience, which is hard to beat. We always aim to exceed our customers’ expectations and because we’re independent, we set the rules so that we can always meet your requirements.

Our services – at a glance:

  • Rapid same day/next day delivery across London and the Home Counties
  • Modern, innovative hire fleet
  • Real-time plant reporting
  • Extensive range of consumable products, including ancillary and PPE
  • Inter-site transport logistics
  • Real-time delivery/collection/vehicle reporting
  • Site set-up and preliminary support

Delivering your plant and tool hire

What you need, when you need it

When you choose Bents, you’re guaranteed to get your work done on time and within budget.

That’s because we turn up with what you need, when you need it. We can usually deliver most plant and tools on the same day or next day and we can collect within the same rapid timeframe too.

Pair our fast delivery service with our real-time plant reporting capabilities and you have everything you need to know that your delivery’s taken care of, so you don’t need to worry about the delivery side of things putting the brakes on your project deadlines.

Our certifications

We care about the standard of our work

That's why we are members of the Hire Association of Europe (HAE) and have been since the very beginning of the business. HAE is a Birmingham-based industry-leading trade body representing plant, tool and equipment hire, of which we follow all of their guidelines and practices.

We are also proud to say that our fleet of vehicles is part of the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme, meaning that our deliveries and collections are all carried out to the utmost standards.

Hire Association Europe Member

FORS Silver Award

What our clients say


We have a strong relationship forged over many years, with an understanding of each other’s business needs, Bents has helped BW seek out innovation across our industry ensuring projects and supply chain are at the forefront of change.


John King, Head of Wellbeing, Health & Safety. BW Workplace Experts