North West Wales

WH Surface Preparation

With depots in Wales and Manchester, WH Surface Preparation is a surface preparation equipment hire company, providing specialist equipment to the construction industry.

WH Surface Preparation work with many leading companies and support problems with surfacing on a range of projects, from car parks, schools and hospitals, to garages and retail schemes.

Not only does WH Surface Preparation provide the correct equipment for each job, the company also has specially trained staff on hand to offer advice and assistance where applicable and most equipment can be hired for evaluation of equipment prior to major outlay. WH Surface Preparation can provide national coverage, along with site visits and demonstrations.

Based at Westbrook Park, Trafford Park, WH Surface Preparation’s Manchester-based depot contains more than £100,000 of hire fleet stock items and more than £10,000 of sales stock, with new lines added each day. The facility supports the company’s ongoing operations of surface preparation equipment across the UK and is an important asset to the company.

WH Surface Preparation Managing Director, Nick Forbes, said:

We offer products for every stage of a project, from removing existing coverings and preparing the new surface, to final coatings, cleaning products and sweepers, and many customers effectively take a package of machines from us.

Our line-up encompasses approximately 90 different product categories, such as shot blasters, planers, grinders, scabblers, sanders, polishers, surface strippers, scrubbers, paint sprayers and mixers, as well as consumables. We also provide dust control equipment.

We succeed because we specialise. Customers often do not know what equipment they need and they seek advice on how to tackle a particular task. Our products are also subjected to a rigorous maintenance regime, many undergoing a 50% strip down and rebuild between every hire to ensure reliability. Because of our expertise in this field, many other non-specialist hirers, including national groups, crosshire machines from us and they often ask us to advise their customers with unusual projects. We reciprocate by using general tool and equipment hirers to supply items that may be required by our customers on certain sites, such as generators, transformers and other site equipment. Generally, there is a lot of business out there at the moment. Many organisations are quieter than normal, so they are pro-actively taking the opportunity to get work done that they have put off for too long, such as renovating floors in factories and warehouses.”

In 2013, WH Surface Preparation set up an online Technical Guide via the company website. The guide details the range of equipment available for hire and sale and was produced with help and assistance of manufacturers and end users.

Nick said:

Please use this guide to help estimate the costs and time for any work you may be tendering for, equipment is subject to availability and we suggest a visit by one of our technical managers to ensure the correct machines and accessories are used.We are constantly adding and evaluating our range so please contact us if there something you require if it’s not listed.”

As a leading hire company, WH Surface Preparation is an agent and stockist for a vast array of suppliers and manufacturers, including SPE, Polycote, Best-Chem Limited, Pegasus Diamond Products and Fenton. Additional companies which WH Surface Preparation is proudly associated with include Technical Advanced Materials (TAM), Paintmaster and Don Construction Products.

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