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Compactor Hire

At Bradfords, we have compactor hire services available, including small and large plate compactors to hire. Whether you need to compact materials to create a solid foundation for sheds, patios, driveways and other surfaces, we have compactors for any small or large-scale project.

For more information about our hire rates, take a look at the individual product description. If you're not sure which tools you need for your project, get in touch with us or take a look at our handy blogs.

Do you need a compactor to lay a patio?

Whilst compactors are not necessary to lay a patio, it does help to prevent the substrate from moving when laying the slabs; giving you a solid, level base.

Should I wet soil before compacting?

Adding water to soil makes compacting much easier and yields better results when compared to dry soil. However, you must ensure that you don't use too much water.

Is a plate compactor worth it?

If you need to compact a large, flat area of materials, compactors are the perfect solution, but they are quite the investment. For a  professional-looking finish to a variety of projects, consider our compactor hire service to use our quality compactors over a short period of time, at a fraction of the price of a full machine.

Do you need to compact soil before concrete?

Soil should be firmly compacted before concrete is laid to create a smooth and level foundation.