London DIY Hire

Rent the stuff you need from someone local to you.

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Borrow Items

Search for the item you need and find one near you that is suitable. Then you simply request to rent it through the website. The lender then approves and you arrange when to meet to handover.

Lend Items

Join others who are making thousands of pounds per month by lending out their items. Start by listing them with just a few easy steps. Your items are fully insured up to £25,000 per item.

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London Tool Hire

Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, famously noted that there are 80 million power drills in America whose average lifetime use is just 13 minutes. He posed the question: “Does everyone really need their own drill?” Fat Lama is a London-based platform which enables seamless peer-to-peer tool rentals which save borrowers money they would have spent on unnecessary purchases. It also benefits lenders by providing them with an additional income stream. And we’re not just talking about drill hire; our online tool hire also allows would-be gardeners to rent garden tools.

Local Tool Hire.

Local tool hire should be exactly that: local. That’s why Fat Lama is connecting those in your neighbourhood who have spare stuff, with those who want to use it. It doesn’t make sense to spend time or money trawling tool hire shops or researching tool hire companies, when your next door neighbour might have the precise cordless hammer drill that you’re in need of.

Why rent a drill on Fat Lama?

Drill rental should be good value, quick and convenient. If a job needs doing, it shouldn’t matter if it’s a Sunday afternoon or weekday evening. When you rent a drill from a nearby Fat Lama user, you can arrange a mutually convenient handover time. Better still, when you rent peer-to-peer, you’re no longer paying a premium to tool hire companies. This way, you’re getting industry-standard drill rental at reasonable rates.
Giving tool hire shops a miss also benefits fellow DIY-enthusiasts, so whether it’s core drill hire or garden tool hire, make sure you check what those in your area have listed. Still can’t find the right model of cordless hammer drill? You can request any specific item you require and if users in your area can help you out, they’ll get in touch to let you know.

What about insurance?

Tool rental should, in our opinion, be a safe and positive experience for both borrower and lender. That’s why all tool rentals on Fat Lama are fully covered for damage and theft. Whether you’re after core drill hire, strimmer hire or leaf blower hire, rest assured: we’ve got you covered. Considering online tool hire but worried about cover? Read more about our comprehensive insurance policy, which also covers drone hire and instrument hire.

Can I rent garden tools?

Garden tool hire is indeed catered for by Fat Lama, all the way from leaf blower hire to strimmer hire. If you can’t find the right cordless leaf blower in your area, simply put out a request to see if your neighbours can help. After all, no one wants to lug a cordless leaf blower halfway across London…

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