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About Us

Champion Tool Hire is Basingstoke’s leading independent name in tool hire and sales having traded since 2003 as Martins Tool Hire.

We offer a ‘one stop shop’ for all your plant and tool requirements including a delivery and collection service, a fully stocked shop and a quality service and repairs centre.


We are constantly renewing, improving and adding to our hire fleet to ensure that we offer the highest possible quality of machine at all times.


We are confident that our pricing is both competitive and fair. Our list prices do not differ between the trade and the public, making Champion Tool Hire the perfect choice for the seasoned pro or the DIY enthusiast. Our price-match promise means we will match any like-for-like quotation on plant and tool hire.


From behind the counter in the depot to the drivers out on site we promise friendly, reliable and knowledgeable service ensuring you get the right tool for the right price at the right time. We also offer a guaranteed next day local delivery (within 20 miles of our depot) on all hire and sales items for orders placed before 4pm.


As part of our drive to deliver quality products and advice to our customers, we are also SafeHire certified and have been shown to demonstrate: 

  • Proven competence in safety, health, environment and quality.
  • The ability to meet client demands for high standards of service.
  • Well trained workforce to support customers.
Safehire Certified Company

What Hire Periods Are Available?

Most products can be hired by the day or the week. Definitions are as follows:

* Delivery/Collection is not available with the minimum hire period.
** The weekend cannot be combined with adjacent days e.g. Friday to Sunday is charged as 3 days.

Account Customers

Opening an account with Champion Tool Hire offers you numerous benefits. Not only does it give you the added flexibility of our generous credit terms to manage your finances, it also puts you in the position to benefit from our trade only offers.

We are also proud to reward loyal trade account customers with discounted hire rates dependent on level of spend.

Opening a credit account could not be easier. Application forms can be downloaded from our website or collected in store.

Once completed, account applications are usually processed and up and running within a week.

Non-Account Customers

We welcome both trade and domestic customers at Champion Tool Hire and are happy to offer our services to those without a trade account. You will not pay any different amount from the list prices detailed in this book.

Our requirements for non account customers are simple:

We also require a deposit which is taken from you at point of hire and is based on the weekly hire rate and/or value of the machine in question.

For more information call us today

Hire Insurance

Why have the worry of insuring the equipment against loss or damage whilst you have it on hire?

We offer a generous hire insurance policy for all hires* where the individual does not have the relevant insurance for the machinery in question. With us it’s simple, Champion Tool Hire will insure the equipment for the full duration of the hire period against loss, accidental damage and theft. A charge is levied against the contract up to the value of 10% of the hire charge.

It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.

* Except for diggers and dumpers where short-term insurance cover can be obtained via a third party (if required) – ask staff for details


Fill in the form with your contact details and one of the team will be in touch.


We offer an economical delivery service for hire periods of 24-hours and longer. Due to logistics considerations, it is not normally available for the four-hour hire period, although it may be possible in certain circumstances; please enquire when booking.