The History of Toilets Hire providing a welfare and sanitation on site solution
History of Toilet Hire – The Foundation Years
Site Equips history dates back to the early 1980’s when a young Civil Engineer went on holiday to Corfu and met an even younger Sales Executive . They married and in 1988 whilst working on a construction site he was introduced to the rather new and novel idea of serviced plastic portable toilets for hire.
Thinking what a brilliant concept, three plastic portable toilets arrived from America, flat packed. No problem to a newly wedded couple with a screwdriver. Site Equip was born.
Off on hire went these three portable toilets to Rees Hough Ltd for the chaps building site Canary Wharf London.
1988 Site Equip bought their first plastic chemical toilets from Bournemouth based company Site – a – Loo, from the PSE’s very own Martin Murdoch, to go on hire at a site the Director Geoff Gilbert was running in Limehouse, London.
1990 Site Equip were asked to provide a toilet solution for a ploughing match, Loos R Us was born – Toilets specifically for events. A move to larger premises was needed already.
1991 Saw the arrival of our first toilet trailer complete with peach curtains, gold taps and sage green carpet the height of sophisticated 90’s luxury.
1992 Site Equip became a founder member of the P.S.E. Portable Sanitation Europe using best practise within this new industry of portable toilet hire. Another move to yet larger premises at Passfield
1995 Site Equip make their first acquisition of another toilet company Loo Point Ltd, adding more contracts, toilets and trailers to the fleet
1998 Yet another move to a 1.5 acres site at Farnham to cope with the demand and expand the business, with expansion into site cabins, containers & Jackleg mains toilet units.
History of Toilet Hire – The Flourishing Years
2000 Brought Site Equip’s first website with constant improvement and facing new challenge’s in a fast changing world.
2001 A bespoke hire software program kept track of the loos on hire and the servicing requirements.
2005 Site Equip purchased its 1000th toilet for hire.
2007 Saw us move to a three acre site with a purpose built 5000 sq workshop and offices.
History of Toilet Hire – The Recent Years
2009 Work began transforming an old dilapidated yard into a workable efficient environment.
2010 The unique bespoke themed trailer toilets were born, which began our journey into manufacturing.
2012 New offices, workshop and maintenance facilities were ready and all the staff moved into brand new state of the art offices, just as we began our busiest ever year supplying toilets to The Olympics, and hundreds of other events.
2013 25 years of passionate toilet hire and of course one big party to celebrate and thank all those staff and loyal customers, also winning a few awards along the way.
2013 Additionally saw Site Equip joined forces with Rossetts Commercials to buy 6 Mercedes vehicles, each fitted with 200 gallon tanks to service our toilets.
2014 The completion of an additional new 5000 sq manufacturing unit, the launch of a new venture Site Build, producing bespoke trailers
Additionally the re-branding of Loos R Us to Site Event, to align the event side of the business with our parent company Site Equip. – And a new website to showcase this!
2015 We have just opened our second depot in Paddock Wood, Kent. Following the securing of a large 5 year contract across the South of England.
So what makes us so successful !
Throughout our history of toilets hire we have over come some difficult challenges which make us successful here are some:
A team of experienced drivers who will go the extra mile to ensure your units are delivered on time and serviced efficiently. We have invested in vehicle tracking technology, helping us to find you with minimal disruption whilst providing accurate delivery and collection information.
We have bespoke departments enabling us to look after each clients individual needs; either a single construction toilet, luxury themed toilet trailer for a wedding or welfare unit for mobile workers. We are able to provide you with the very best in service from the point of enquiry to after care.
We pride ourselves on finding the solution to your project, not matter how complicated, over the years we have put toilets on the top of the “Shard ” London, in the middle of rough army terrain and luxury trailers in the most tightest of event spaces. And have had a great experience completing every single project.
All our fleet are designed to respond to your the sanitation and welfare needs and follow all Heath and Safety guidelines.
Our friendly sales team work with a wide range of customers and organisations, and no matter how big or small your operation is we welcome your call to provide the welfare solution.
Call us today on 01256 384 134 for a free quote or to place an order.