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  • 7 Tips: How to Dig a Shed Slab Yourself
    This article covers a number of things to consider before you dig a shed slab, concrete path or any concrete slab. Depending on whether you want your concrete slab to sit above the ground or level with the ground, you could get away with simply boxing above ground level. However, if you plan on having your shed slab sit below or level with the ground you will … Read more
  • Bathroom Renovation Made Easy: Learn How to Remove Tiles with Confidence
    Tile removal is a task that requires a significant amount of physical labour and can be a time-consuming process. It’s important to budget and plan for the task accordingly, taking into consideration the size of the area to be covered, the type of tile to be removed and the tools and equipment required to do the job. It’s also worth considering hiring a professional if you are … Read more
  • How Many Event Toilets for a Successful Function? (for 100+ People)
    Master Hire has a large collection of portable toilets suitable for your functions, construction sites and even private events. Before you host your event you need to decide on the type of amenities you require, you need to work out how many portable toilets is enough? What type of toilets are best suited for your event and what are the logistics and maintenance requirements? How many portable … Read more
  • How Many Portable Toilets for a New Jobsite? (for 15+ people)
    Master Hire has a large collection of portable toilets suitable for construction sites and public events. Before you have people start work on the jobsite you need to decide on the type of amenities you require and you need to work out how many portable toilets you need. How long are the toilets required to be there? How often do they need to be pumped out? How … Read more
  • Proudly Supporting the Care Kits for Kids QLD Organisation
    Master Hire and staff are proudly supporting the Care Kits for Kids QLD organisation. These affected children, with nothing but the clothes they are wearing, are placed in a safe and secure environment. Care Kits for Kids QLD is an organisation who directly provide assistance children in crisis through these organisations: ? QLD Police Child Protection Units? QLD Child Safety Services? Domestic Violence Services? Foster and Kinship Care Services? … Read more
  • How to maintain a top quality lawn
    To get the most out of your lawn, some maintenance is required. Keep your lawn green and healthy all year round with these simple tips. WATERING – How often should grass be watered? After the initial establishment period, it is recommended to give your lawn one good soaking per week in summer and one good soaking every 2-3 weeks in winter. If you are unable to water … Read more
  • How to establish a top quality lawn
    As with any garden project, preparation is crucial for success when installing your new lawn. Make your new lawn project enjoyable and effective with these simple tips. 1. PREPERATION Once you have determined what area you want to lay your new lawn, you’ll need to remove all weeds, grass and other vegetation. If you only have a few weeds, you could remove them by hand, remembering to … Read more
  • Master Hire is now certified in three Management Systems – Quality, OHS & Environment
    For more than 30 years, Master Hire has remained committed to our customers through managing the quality of our products and services, our impact on the environment and the health and safety our team, customers, suppliers, and visitors to our branches and sites. Our Integrated Safety, Quality & Environmental Management System meets ISO compliance requirements and has now been third party certified to the relevant standards. These … Read more
  • Can I put a whole tree through a Mulcher or Wood Chipper?
    There are a number of ways you can get rid of a fallen tree in your back yard. You could turn it into firewood by stacking it and store it up off the ground to dry out. You could also take it to the green waste facilities, piece by piece, on the back of a trailer or you could even turn it into garden mulch. Do I … Read more
  • Master Hire and Brycker Hire Coffs Harbour to join forces
    On Tuesday 8th December 2020, Master Hire will settle the purchase of local Coffs Harbour hire company, Brycker Hire, having been approached by Brycker’s owners to explore a sale opportunity. For more than 48 years, Brycker Hire has served the Coff’s Harbour and New South Wales’s Mid North Coast with hire equipment and associated services. The Boards of both companies are fully supportive of this transaction – … Read more
  • Master Hire Celebrates 30 Years in Business
    Tuesday 1st September 2020 marks 30 years since the Shaw family opened the doors of the first Master Hire branch in Toowoomba, Queensland. Still an original Queensland owned and operated family business, Master Hire proudly supplies an extensive range of hire equipment to many customers each day across South East Queensland, the Darling Downs and the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Stuart and Jenny Shaw … Read more
  • What Master Hire is doing to manage the risks around COVID-19
    COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) Infection Management During 2020, Master Hire has undertaken various measures of control to minimise the risk of infection from COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) to our valued people, customers and suppliers. This is being undertaken to facilitate the continuation of service in a healthy and safe manner during the current crisis, which we acknowledge is part of our social responsibilities. We are ensuring our … Read more
  • Choosing and Using The Right Jackhammers
    Jackhammers, also known as “breakers” or “breaker hammers”, are a crucial tool in construction and demolition, allowing the user to quickly break apart hard surfaces to allow for further building projects and access to otherwise inaccessible areas. If you’ve decided you need a jackhammer but you aren’t sure which kind will suit your needs, Master Hire has put together this guide to choosing and using your hire … Read more
  • What Size Stump Grinder Do I Need?
    Are you stumped by the prospect of stump grinding in your yard? There are many commonly asked questions that people have when selecting a stump grinder. How big a stump grinder will you need? How much will you have to grind the stump? What will be required for cleaning up afterwards? After all that, is there a way to put the new wood chips to use? That … Read more
  • Top 4 Father’s Day Gifts
    (as voted by Dads) – We have taken the liberty of asking Dads the hard question. We even managed to extract an answer out of them! We surveyed dads and asked the question: “What do you want for Father’s Day?” See our top 4 Father’s Day requests below. 4. Socks & Jocks Ahhh the ol’ “Socks ‘n’ Jocks”! Just be clear, our Dads answered the question, “What do you … Read more
  • How to compact sand, dirt and crusher dust in preparation for pavers
    Compaction is one of the most important steps in any construction project. It provides the stability needed to properly support structures, roads and paths. Therefore it is critical that you match the right type of compaction equipment with your project.
  • Master Hire Awarded 2019 Rental Company of the Year
    In early 2019, Master Hire was once again nominated for the Australian Hire and Rental Industry Association’s (HRIA) ‘Rental Company of the Year’. This year, we decided to accept this nomination and complete the formal judging process and compete against other hire companies from across Australia for the coveted title. The process required us to submit a formal presentation to the Hire and Rental Industry Association about … Read more
  • How to get amazing timber floors yourself
    There is almost nothing more pleasing than walking into a house with beautifully polished timber floors. The natural character of the exposed timber adds warmth and personality to the house. Sanding floors can be a daunting job, but it doesn’t need to be. It can be extremely rewarding when you stand back and enjoy your finished DIY project. The following steps are a how-to guide with some … Read more
  • Top Tips for Spring Cleaning
    Cleaning may not be everyone’s favourite task, however, it’s always satisfying to have your place sparkling and germ-free. If your house or workplace is in desperate need of a good spring cleaning, then you’ve come to the right place. Before you begin, you have to know what needs to be cleaned and what equipment you’ll need to get it done. Not sure where to start? Follow these … Read more
  • Sunshine Coast Business Awards Finalists – Master Hire Warana
    Master Hire Warana has been chosen as a finalist in the retail category of the 2018 Sunshine Coast Business Awards! Being awarded as a finalist in the category is an achievement on its own and we are very proud. After being originally nominated back in July 2018, Master Hire had to complete a thorough online application process including a business overview, marketing methods and strategy, customer service, sustainability, … Read more
  • A Fiver for a Farmer in September
    Master Hire supporting the drought relief campaign There are many farmers and families in Australia who need urgent assistance. These farmers and rural communities need our support right now and with your help, we can make a difference. During the month of September 2018, Master Hire will donate $5.00 from each new Dingo or Mini Loader hire from all stores to the Fiver for a Farmer drought relief campaign. This … Read more
  • What is a turf cutter and how do I use it?
    If you are looking to for a turf remover or looking to relocate some grass in your backyard or job site then you have come to the right place. Master Hire has got all the tools to help you get your lawn and gardens looking their best. To make it easier, we’ve answered some commonly asked questions about removing turf and using a turf cutter. Turf cutters are … Read more
  • Why is my lawn spongy and how to fix my spongy lawn?
    Should I mow before top dressing? The first week of spring is here and that means warm days, sunshine and the starting point for growth in your backyard. As you walk over your grass, you may be noticing it looks and feels like carpet. This is particularly apparent in thicker grass types like Kikuyu and Buffalo. You may be asking the question: Why is my lawn soft and spongy? … Read more
  • Master Hire is now Certified ISO 9001:2015
    Master Hire has successfully upgraded our quality accreditation to the internationally recognised standard ISO9001:2015. Through the successful implementation of our Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS) and our Quality Policy, Master Hire is able to guarantee the processes and procedures used to operate our business are compliant with, and go well beyond the requirements of the standard. Master Hire is committed to nurturing a culture that delivers consistent … Read more