Crate Hire UK

Online Crate Hire and Packaging for Moving and Storage

When it comes to moving home or office we've got all of your crate hire, packaging and storage needs covered. We supply heavy duty plastic rental crates that come in a wide variety of sizes and are both versatile and practical; ideal for packing your valuable household or office items into and because our removal crates are plastic, your contents will be safely stored inside and much less likely to suffer any moving related damage. You can can rent our heavy duty moving crates online from us, and we'll deliver them direct to your home or office at a time and day that is convenient to you.

For even more flexibility, we also offer the option of collecting our packing crates from handy regional crate hire depots located all over the UK. You will also find a great range of packaging available as well as heavy duty crate moving equipment. Don't make a move without Crate Hire UK. Read more »


Crate Hire UK - Crate Rental for Moving Office and Home in London & The UK

At Crate Hire UK, we understand the pressures of moving and relocating a business or home. With many years experience we believe we have created a great user friendly crate rental and removals packaging service to help you with your move. Our new online store allows you to book hire crates, purchase removal boxes and packaging for your business or home move with ultimate ease. With our extensive range and large stock of removal crates, cardboard boxes and packing materials, you can be sure to get the products you need delivered on time, every time!



"We understand the pressures of moving or relocating a business, office or home"



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As one of the fastest growing one stop moving packaging shops in London and throughout the UK, we supply a wide range of domestic customers and industrial sectors with plastic storage crates, handling equipment and packaging. Our business clients include Governments, Councils, Solicitors, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, Libraries and Facilities Management companies to name but a few. All looking for reliable and affordable removal crates and packaging to help them move in the Capital and Nationwide.


Our plastic hire boxes and packing crates arrive at your required delivery location clean, nested and ready for packing and with our crate porterage service we can even deliver to a certain floor level or even a specific department. Our incredible delivery and collection service ensures planning your move is made as easy as possible by allowing you to book your crates in advance or for next day delivery.


Renting your plastic crates makes perfect sense, as the packing crate rental option means there is no need for a large capital outlay, allowing you to be completely flexible in the exact number of boxes you require for your storage and relocation application. This great solution lends itself to predictable and cheaper costs which also leads to our customers having "peace of mind".


So whether you are looking to rent a crate or buy cardboard boxes and packaging, we have got it all. We offer the most comprehensive range of plastic moving crates and removal packaging in the UK  to carry out an office move, long term storage, internal relocation or a move to a new home. 


Great reasons to use Crate Hire UK as your prefered crate rental service provider:

  • We supply strong, clean and ready to use moving crates to your door



  • We have a huge stock and wide range of robust packing and removal crates



  • There is no minimum order requirement and our crates can be simply hired on a weekly basis



  • We have the easiest to use online booking crate rental store on the web



  • Renting removal crates is a more cost efficient way to move, store or relocate rather than purchase



If you are looking at ways to handle and move your rental crates with ease we have a good range of handling equipment for you to hire or rent. Our crate handling equipment includes roll cages, crate skates, crate dollies, sack trucks and library trollies specifically designed to compliment and allow for easy handling of our crates. We also provide a wealth of information that shows you how to easily order or rent moving equipment from us.



Our other associated services designed with you in mind include:

Crate Sales - We sell removal crates directly 

Hire Handling Equipment - To easily help you move your office or home

Crate Washing - Providing you with a hygiene washing service for any crates or totes

Removal Boxes & Packaging - We supply a good range of cardboard boxes and packaging to buy



Crate Hire for Packing, Moving and Storage

Our comprehensive range of different sizes and types of plastic removal crates help to make your move effortless. Our packing crates are ideal for moving offices or moving home as they are extremely strong, robust and very easy to handle. Designed and manufactured to industry specification our hire range includes unlidded or lidded crates, computer crates, personal crates and even crates for moving books.


Everyday our plastic packing crates are delivered all over the country and arrive clean, nested and ready for use. They are easily stacked on top of each other when full and nested whithin each other when empty, helping you save much needed space when relocating an office or moving home.


Please see our range of hire crates below. If you still cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your crate rental requirement further.



Personal Moving Crate CH1R

Personal Lidded Moving Crate - LC1

The smallest crate in our range and perfect for moving personal items and belongings securely. This hire crate is extremely easy to handle due to its size and integrated lifting handles. Designed to move and store items that are A4 in size or smaller like desk contents, brochures or magazines. Easily securable using our crate security seals.


Stair Crate - CH2RMedium Lidded Moving Crate - LC2

Our medium sized crate also known as the "stair crate" is a compact lidded moving container ideal for easier handling on stairs as it removes the associated health and safety risks. With its integrated lid it is easily secured using our crate seals and is a popular crate with our customers who are having to move locations with many stairs.


Standard Packing Crate - CH3RStandard Lidded Moving Crate - CH3

The standard lidded packing crate is our most popular crate and synonymous within the removal industry for easily moving offices and homes. Strong, weatherproof and robust it provides excellent protection for all of your belongings and items and is easily secured using the attached lid using plastic cable ties. A great hire crate!


Standard Unlidded Crate - CHA3RUnlidded Standard Moving Crate - A3

An unlidded standard packing container designed for efficient packing of goods where security is not as important. The unlidded crate has integrated metal bale arms on both short ends which allows the crates to be stacked on top of each other when full and nested inside of each other when empty. A good work horse!


Unlidded Metre Long Crate - CHA6RUnlidded Metre Long Moving Crate - A6

The unlidded metre long packing crate also known as the "book mover" is ideal for effectively relocating, moving or storing books and lateral filing systems. Great for moving libraries and bulk storage the metre crate is strong and robust with metal bale arms for stacking and nesting. Ready to do the hard work this crate will not let you down!


Metre Long Moving Crate - CH6RLidded Metre Long Moving Crate - LC6

Just like the unlidded version, the lidded metre long packing crate is perfect for relocating libraries or large lateral filing systems with added protection of an attached lid which can be easily secured using our crate seals. If security of contents is important, then this crate is a good choice for bulk storage and easy moving of valuable books or sensitive files!


Computer Server Crate CHIT1RIT Computer Server Moving Crate - IT1

Our IT Computer Server Packing Crate makes moving critical servers from one location to another easy. It's large capacity makes it ideal for moving servers, monitors, keyboards and cables in a safe and secure environment. We recommend our anti static wrap to further protect electrical equipment from static charges.


Computer Moving Crate-CHIT2RIT Computer Moving Crate - IT2

The IT Computer crate has been designed to easily move whole computer workstations including , flat screen monitor, keyboard, mouse and cables. Its attached lid allows for safe and secure protection in transit and storage. With integrated ergonomical handles on both short sides, handling is easy. A must for moving offices!



Please rent a crate and book all plastic moving crates through our online crate rental booking service.



Hire Removal Boxes and Buy Packaging

Crate Hire UK not only provides plastic removal crates to book online but also allows you to purchase cost effective cardboard removal boxes and removal packaging to help with moving your home or office. Our extensive range of removal boxes and packaging provides an affordable solution to moving or relocating both business and house. Our packaging products are manufactured to industry standards to ensure strength and reliability upon use. 


Our cardboard moving boxes are double walled for strength and are delivered flat packed. The cardboard boxes are easy to build for you to start packing your essentials and personal belongings. Our range of removal packaging includes industrial packing tape, packing paper, floor protection, furniture covers, bubble wrap, mattress bags and stretch wrap.


Please see a selection from our range of cardboard removal boxes and packaging below. If you can't see what you are looking for, please contact us directly to discuss your crate and packaging requirements further.



Cardboard Moving Boxes and CartonsGeneral Removal Boxes

We supply various sizes of removal boxes and moving boxes to transport and store all different items. From small boxes for heavier objects including books and folders to large removal boxes for lighter, bulkier possessions that need less support. Our double walled boxes provide extra durability and strength in storage and transport for extra peace of mind! 




Bubble Wrap Rolls and PackagingBubble Wrap Rolls

We provide bubble wrap for packing and protecting your valuable items when being transported or stored. The bubbles or pockets of air offer good protection against general knocks and bumps. We supply a standard sized bubble or larger air pockets for added protection. The larger bubble wrap is less versatile than our standard bubble wrap rolls.




General Packing TapeHeavy Duty Packing Tape

We supply a complete range of removal packing tape for moving home and office. Our rolls of adhesive heavy duty packing tape are ideal for building and securing cardboard removal boxes, securing bubble wrap and packing paper to help pack your items securely and safely. We supply different types of packing tape including polypropylene, pvc and masking.




To buy our cardboard moving boxes and removal box packaging please visit our removal boxes and packaging section for moving home or office.



Nationwide Delivery for Plastic Packing Crates and Removal Packaging

We offer a premium next day nationwide delivery service as standard so if you are moving home or office you can rent a crate from us and you will receive your products on the day you need them! You can choose the date of delivery when booking your crate rental or purchasing your removal packaging in the online shop. In addition you can also book a one hour time slot for hire crate deliveries to ensure you are able to accept and sign for them.



ClockPacking Crate Delivery and Collection

Our standard delivery is next day on all orders placed before 4pm unless otherwise specified when booking your products online (Mainland UK only).

All our deliveries and collections are carried out between the hours of 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday (exc. Bank Holidays).

Typically crate rental deliveries are carried out in the morning between 8am and noon, whilst collections are typically carried out in the afternoon between noon and 5pm.

Crate & Box Delivery Charges

Our delivery and collection charges vary depending on your location. Our online booking system will allow you to enter both your delivery and collection location and provide you with a transport charge applicable to the service or product you are booking and all before any payment has been made.


Special Delivery Options

Our customers can also benefit from our special crate delivery options including same day and timed deliveries. Charges apply to these special delivery options when chosen. Timed crate deliveries are available to book when booking through our online shop for an additional charge of £35. If you need sameday crate delivery then please contact us directly for additional costings and availability.


Crate Porterage Service

Another addition to our highly reliable delivery service is our inclusive crate porterage service which delivers your moving crates to the exact required drop point.


Whether you need your crates delivered to a certain floor, area or department just let us know when you are booking crates online and we will be only too happy to oblige. If there is a lift available to us for delivery purposes please also ensure you state this when booking your crates online.



Crate Rental Service Centre LocationsCrate Rental Locations

Having access to 8 national crate rental and removal packaging centres supplying rental crates to England, Scotland and Wales, it gives us the ability to offer our customers a Pick Up and Drop Off service from the following city locations Bristol, Sunderland, Livingston, Manchester, Birmingham, East London (East), West London (West). To book this service, just select a collection and delivery depot when booking your crates online (please allow a minimum of 30 minutes after you’ve placed your order before collecting your crate order from our rent a crate service centres).


Our opening Hours are for crate collection and drop off are as follows:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5.30pm (please note our crate service centres are closed on weekends). You can find your nearest local depot here.



If you need further assistance with our crate pick up and drop off service please contact us directly at Crate Hire UK.



Delivering Hire Crates to all UK Cities

We deliver to all UK cities including Aberdeen, Bath, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Bromley, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chester, Colchester, Coventry, Crewe, Croydon, Darlington, Dartford, Derby, Doncaster, Dorchester, Dudley, Dumfries, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Enfield, Exeter, Glasgow, Gloucester, Guildford, Halifax, Harrogate, Harrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, Huddersfield, Hull, Ilford, Inverness, Ipswich, Kilmarnock, Kingston, Kirkcaldy, Kirkwall, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, Llandrindodwells, Llandudno, London, Luton, Manchester, Medway, Middlesbrough, MiltonKeynes, Motherwell, Newcastle, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oldham, Oxford, Paisley, Perth, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Redhill, Richmond, Romford, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Slough, Southall, Southampton, Southend, St Albans, Stevenage, Stockport, Stoke, Sunderland, Sutton, Swansea, Swindon, Taunton, Telford, Torquay, Truro, Tunbridge Wells, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Watford, Wigan, Wolverhampton, Worcester and York. 



Delivering Rental Crates to all Counties and Shires

Including the English shire counties, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Staffordshire,  Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Sussex and Worcestershire.



Crate Hire LondonCrate Hire London

We supply rental crates to the whole of London. Our Crate Rental London service includes Central London, West London, East London, North London and South London incorporating the boroughs of Barking, Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Fulham , Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington, Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth,  Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth and Westminster.


Moving a home or business in the great Capital is simple by using our London crate and box booking service online or speaking with our customer service centre over the phone. London Crate hire is an essential service to help the Capital move. 

So its safe to say wherever you are in the UK, you can use our great rental crates and packaging services!

*To keep delivery and collection charges to a minimum we will occasionally use the services of our crate partners and therefore crate colours are subject to change.



Benefits of Removal Crate & Box Rental

Plastic packing crates and removal boxes are extremely versatile for packing and moving items and possessions easily and securely. Here are a few good reasons why plastic crates are used for relocating businesses and moving home.


  • Plastic removal crates are eco friendly to the environment as they can be recycled at the end of their lifecycle.



  • Plastic removal crates are reusable and therefore do not create any waste.



  • Plastic packing crates are extremely hygienic as they can be hygienically washed and are made from virgin raw materials.



  • Plastic packing crates are strong and robust allowing for added security and protection when in transit and storage.



  • Plastic lidded moving crates are weatherproof and protects your belongings against adverse weather.Crate Hire Benefits



  • Plastic packing crates are easy to handle due to their integrated handles.



  • Plastic removal crates are nestable when empty and stackable when full saving valuable space.





A Quick Guide to Using Our Plastic Packing Crates

Below are guidelines to using our hire crates to pack, move and relocate your home or office.


  • When filling and packing your crates, please ensure that you do not overfill, as over filled crates cannot be stacked and take up more space. Belongings and items can also be damaged by overfilling.



  • If you are using our attached lidded packing crates, please ensure that the integrated lid can be shut properly for security reasons and stacking purposes. If you are wishing to securely seal the full crates please use our crate security seals.



  • When packing delicate items in the crates, use our packing paper, bubble wrap and packing tape to ensure added protection when in transit or storage. Clearly mark the crate as "fragile"



  • If labelling the moving crates is required please use our "easy peel" crate adhesive labels on the short ends of the crates. Please refrain from using any normal tape to fix paper labels or seal the crate itself.



  • If you are wanting to pack and relocate computers and IT equipment, please use our IT computer crates (IT1 and IT2) and not our standard moving crates. Our IT computer crates have been specifically designed for moving computers and IT equipment.



  • In the interests of Health & Safety, please only stack the crates 4 high when full to reduce any potential accidents that can happen when over stacking packing crates.



  • Do not use our crates for transporting and storing building materials (i.e. aggregates, bricks and concrete) as this will damage the crates and may incur an additional charge for damage.


  • When receiving our hire crates upon delivery or collection from our depots, it is important that you check and agree with the number of crates and products delivered or collected to avoid any additional charges for any lost or missing crates. A signature will be required for both collection and delivery to confirm the numbers of crates. 



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