Top tips on how to rent IT and AV Equipment

Your experience of hiring IT and AV equipment should be a positive one. Hire companies will carry thousands of items in their inventory. There may be many options available within a single category, for example, laptops. You should feel like the supplier is helping you make the right hire decision, not selling you what it suits them to supply you with.

At Slough-based Tek Hire, they have provided IT rental and AV hire to companies and agencies of all sizes and across all industries. They have over 15 years of experience. Here are their top tips on how to rent successfully.

Make Contact

Whether it is a telephone call or completing an online form, you will need to know the type of equipment you want to hire, for how long, and whether you will need installation and/or support.
Quotation. Expect to receive an itemized quote, including details of the models being suggested to rent out to you. Make sure that they quote all charges like support so that the price you see is the price you will pay.

Place your order (and pay).


The configuration or build team will prepare your hire equipment, and pre-load any software according to your instructions in readiness for shipping.
Delivery. Your order should be shipped and delivered in sturdy flight cases to ensure that all items arrive safely. An installation team will prepare your equipment, and test it so it is ready on the day and time that you need it.


You should be contacted ahead of the hire expiry date to check that the arrangement for de-rig and collection are still valid. One of the benefits of hiring is the flexibility to extend or alter the terms if needed. Once agreed upon, our team will collect the equipment from you.
Book the kit back in. As you would expect the equipment is checked before it is booked back in, in the unlikely event there has been an incident or accident during the hire period.
To make an inquiry of Tek Hire call 0345 230 0835 or email

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