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Benefits of using pallet trucks
8 March 2023
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Benefits of using pallet trucks

Pallet trucks are wheeled trolleys designed to manoeuvre and lift heavy loads safely in warehouses, distribution centres, and for moving pallets onto and off vehicles. They are best suited for short distances and hard-standing ground, pallet trucks are effective for loading and unloading of pallets and bulk packaging.

Blue plastic barrel with black lid being opened by hand
1 February 2023
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What are blue plastic drums used for?

Plastic barrels can be as versatile as your business needs. We’ve been selling these products for the past couple of years, and we’ve seen our customers using the drums for a variety of different uses.  

blue plastic drums in a range of sizes from small to large against a white transit van
16 January 2023
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The History Of Plastic Drums - From Whiskey Barrels to Chemical Storage

Originally, barrels were created from wood and metal. Their construction was perfected over the years requiring no glue or nails to build and created a reliable and leak proof liquid storage solution. This iconic wooden barrel is still used nowadays in the wine and whiskey industry.

Rainwater Harvesting
16 February 2022
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Understanding the costs and the benefits of rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is becoming increasingly popular across the UK due to several reasons. By harvesting rainwater, you can reduce your company's water bills, but also help the environment while you are at it.

If you are thinking of starting to harvest rainwater, then you probably have a few questions.

AdBlue
15 February 2022
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The beginners guide to AdBlue

Making sure your car meets all the rules and regulations in place can be a challenging task. Understanding why you need to use a certain liquid or material complicates the matter even further. AdBlue is one such example.
We have done the hard work for you and put together a short explanation guide to AdBlue and why it is so important to diesel cars.

Unconventional uses of an IBC
21 December 2021
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Unconventional uses of an IBC

An IBC, or intermediate bulk container to give it its full name, is a container that stores and transports water. Their cube design allows the user to transport more water than they would be able to in a cylindrically shaped container.
Outside of their normal use, an IBC can be used for an array of different uses. We are often flooded with examples from our customers of their creative uses for an IBC.

Guide to Water Bowsers
20 December 2021
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A buyer's guide to water bowsers

A water bowser offers a reliable and safe option for storing and transporting water. These are often mobile objects that can be towed along by a vehicle. In situations where a natural water supply isn’t available, water bowsers provide clean water.
school budget
17 December 2021
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What to add to your next school budget?

Getting the most out of your school budget is crucial. With a set amount being offered to ensure your school is furnished to a high standard each year striking the right balance between quality and cost efficiency is key.

We’ve put together a selection of items that you might want to consider adding to your wish list for when you’re considering where to spend your budget.

eco-friendly bin
16 December 2021
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Why make the change to eco-friendly bins?

COP 26 has flagged up the need for everyone to take on a greater responsibility to protect and save our planet.

There are small changes we can all make to do our bit to help. This includes taking more care when it comes to buying products, ensuring that they are sustainable and eco-friendly.

We’ve taken a detailed look at what makes a product eco-friendly and why you should choose eco-friendly items.

Festival Planning Checklist
15 December 2021
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The complete festival planning checklist

Festivals aren’t at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now, but before you know it, people will be taking the fields across the UK to soak up good music and good times.

If you’re tasked with planning a festival, no matter if it is a camping festival or day event, you will need to start your prep work early.  To help you out, we have put together a list of products you might want to consider ensuring you make any festival a hit. 

Grit bin guide
8 December 2021
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Grit and grit bins 101: What you need to know

The weather in the UK has well and truly taken a turn over the past month, with the milder weather replaced by freezing cold winds. As such, we expect to see more ice and snow hitting our areas soon so being prepared for the coldest of conditions is crucial.

The difference between household bins and commercial bins: What you need to know
7 December 2021
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The difference between household bins and commercial bins: What you need to know

What is the difference between household and commercial bins? It must be a question you have asked yourself over and over again. Oh, you haven’t? Well, we’re deep thinkers when it comes to the world of bins, so we’ve answered it for you anyway!
A hand holding a smartphone against a rainy window
2 December 2021
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The top 5 weather websites to check your local weather to prepare your business

Keeping up to date with the weather is arguably as important as keeping up to date with the news. Most of us will have a weather app or website saved on phones or computers. Whether these sites are accurate or useful is up for debate but, most of the time they will get the weather right, kind of.
IBC
30 November 2021
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The difference between grade A and grade B reconditioned IBCs: How to choose what is right for you

IBC’s can be complicated. Which one should you buy? Brand new or reconditioned? To add further confusion, we sell what are called grade A reconditioned IBCs and grade B reconditioned IBCs. This can cause extra confusion when it comes to knowing what these are and what they are suitable for.
Get to know: The ultimate guide to pumps and what each one is used for
30 November 2021
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Get to know: The ultimate guide to pumps and what each one is used for

Finding the right pump can be a difficult task. There are many options out there, and each one does a different job. Also, you need to consider other important questions that will affect what pump is right for you.
The ultimate guide to spill containment
16 November 2021
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The ultimate guide to spill containment

Spill containment kits may not be used that often by your business, but they can be a crucial part of your disaster recovery kit. Containing a spill can save you lots of money so it is important that you make sure you have the right kit and that it is in good working order.

How to beat the winter freeze: A closer look at ProBrine
8 November 2021
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How to beat the winter freeze: A closer look at ProBrine

With winter around the corner, it is crucial to be prepared for the worst conditions we can face in the UK. Snow and ice often grind the country to a halt. Making sure you have the correct materials to deal with it can be crucial. We have looked at one item that we find is popular during this time of the year, probrine. It is an alternative to standard salt and has slowly become the norm for dealing with snow and ice.
Why is it important to maintain and clean your IBC?
8 November 2021
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Why is it important to maintain and clean your IBC?

Cleaning your IBC can be a tedious task, but it is important to make sure you do it regularly. By ensuring you keep up to date with cleaning your IBC, you can extend the lifespan of your IBC, which will save you money over time.

Tips on How to Measure Pipes and Fitting Outlets
3 November 2021
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Tips on How to Measure Pipes and Fitting Outlets

Making sure you have the right pipe size and pipe fitting measurements is key. It can add unnecessary delays to work if you don’t have the correct measurements.

The question you are probably asking right now is, where do I even start with measuring pipes and fittings? Well, we have put together a little guide on how you do it, along with other key information.

How to clean and maintain your water tank: A simple guide to keeping it healthy
3 November 2021
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How to clean and maintain your water tank: A simple guide to keeping it healthy

Ensuring your water storage tank is clean throughout the year is an important task. If you fail to maintain the tank you are risking not just your health but the health of others. We’ve put together a short guide on how to clean your water storage tank and why you need to do it.