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Rent Furniture FAQs

Furniture Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire furniture?
Click here to view our "Why rent furniture?" page.

How much does furniture rental cost?
The quickest way to find out is to complete the Quotation Request form on this website. If you do not have an email address to which we can send the quote, you can submit your request by telephone, fax, mail, or in person at one of our showrooms. A comprehensive quotation will be prepared within hours.

Can I choose my furniture from a catalogue or showroom?
Because we purchase a wide range of individual items, the majority of which are on hire at any given time, it is impractical for us to maintain a showroom or catalogue.

Once we know your requirements, your start date, and how long you want to hire for, our staff will allocate available Standard grade items based on any stated preferences. If you plan to hire from our Superior grade, available options from our web-site gallery are offered to you—together with emailed images of any other suitable stock items—for you to make a choice.

What is the difference between Standard and Superior grade items?
Cost-wise around 30%. All our furniture is considered to be above the quality you’d generally find at “retail warehouse” type outlets. However, Standard items are ideal for emergencies, short-term rentals, buy-to-let and similar situations. Superior grade is aimed not just at domestic hirers who are happy to pay that little bit extra, but also at show-homes, corporate housing, film and TV sets etc. The choice, of course, is yours.

How much notice do I have to give for delivery?
Days—in an emergency! A week—normally.

What is the minimum rental period?
One day!

Do I have to hire a whole house-full of furniture?
No. We believe in allowing you to pay for just what you need! However, if you live some distance from our Hampshire warehouse it will be expensive for us to supply just a few items for a short period. It may be more economical to buy from our new stock instead.

Is the hire furniture new?
Sometimes. As an expanding company we have new items continuously entering the supply chain. However all items are scrupulously checked and refurbished where necessary before re-use.

Can I rent a new mattress?
This question is often asked by clients who spent the previous night on a hotel bed! The answer is yes - but at a premium rate. Be assured that all mattresses are fitted with new mattress protectors before reuse.

Do you offer white goods rental?
We do, see this page for more information.

Does Bradbeers furniture comply with current Furniture and Furnishings Regulations?
Yes.

I've heard that rental furniture can be dull and characterless. Is this true?
No. Bradbeers purchase limited numbers of individual products to provide the broadest range of rental furniture and furnishings available.

Why do Bradbeers quotations specify access requirements?
We want you to be happy with the rental furniture, and so we need to ensure that adequate preparations are made for its arrival. If where you live has parking problems, narrow staircase or doorway, is above a first floor without a lift, or if there is some other potential difficulty, we need to know in advance so that this can be remedied. It is in your interest to pre-advise us of any such problems to ensure that we can deliver what you want, when you want it.

Do I have to attend delivery/collection?
No, but we will need your representative to check the items to ensure they are correct.

What if I forget something?
We can correct any errors or omissions discovered at the time of delivery but please check the inventory thoroughly before delivery as the transport costs involved in correcting an error are considerable.

Why does Bradbeers Furniture Rental show VAT separately?
Most of our clients are corporate - or the expense is recoverable by a company - where the Value Added Tax (currently 20%) is reclaimable and so we quote the net cost involved to the company.

What if an item fails or is damaged by me?
See our terms and conditions.

How can I convert feet and inches to the metric system?
Multiply total inches (one foot=12 inches) by 2.54 to convert to centimetres. Some useful conversions for our rental items are available by clicking here.

Why are Bradbeers less expensive than most other rental companies?
As we are also major retailers our purchasing power is greater than most other companies. This is reflected in the prices you are quoted. In addition all Bradbeers products are covered by a price-match scheme.

What if I decide I would prefer to buy furniture?
Apart from providing rental furniture Bradbeers have retail showrooms and supply the "buy-to-let" industry as well as developers with individual items or complete home furnishes. We are pleased to extend this service nationally to individuals by providing new or ex-rental furnishings.

Are the goods insured?
As you will be responsible for the rental items it is recommended that you arrange insurance cover for the total contents. See terms and conditions.

Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes—the amount will be shown on your quotation.

How do I pay?
Monthly in advance by standing order, credit card, BACS or cheque.

How do I terminate the hire?
See terms and conditions.

What if I have to terminate before the agreed minimum hire period?
No problem, as long as seven working days notice of collection are provided. However, charges relating to the balance of your minimum hire period will be due at that time.

What if I need to extend the hire period?
No problem. Monthly extension is at the existing rate but if there is a long-term commitment a discount may apply.

Why don't Bradbeers produce their own packs?
Because we believe in allowing clients to have freedom of choice and only pay for what they require. Client prepared packs are available however if you don't have time to select your own inventory. Just ask for details.

What are Bradbeers terms and conditions?
Click here.

Will your crew set up the furniture and pack/unpack the small items?
Yes, they are experienced removalists.