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Van Hire Birmingham

Straightforward & Efficient Self Drive Van Hire

Van Hire in Birmingham has just been spiced up with the introduction of the most flexible van hire company in the country. Empire Van Hire Birmingham’s new office has been designed to ensure your van hire experience is comfortable, easy but beyond all friendly and flexible.  Whether moving home or just transporting some furniture Empire Van Hire are the most flexible van hire firm in your city. Empire Van Hire has a wide range of vans to hire at affordable rates on both a short or long term hire basis.

Rent a Van Birmingham

Empire Van Hire provide you with the best van hire deals on the market as well as the most flexible service in the industry 7 days a week 365 days a year.  We’re proud of the high level of praise which we receive from our customers and the flexible service we offer which has today helped us to become one of the leading Birmingham van hire firms.  Having the variety of vehicles, we do in our fleet allows Empire Van Hire to offer the cheapest van hire rates along with the high level of service we offer too all of our customers and unlike other companies we also hire to under 25’s and over 75’s.  All you need to do is call.

Van Rental Birmingham

At our new office in Birmingham we offer a variety of services ranging from daily self-drive, short term contract hire and long term hire. Empire van hire has some of the most competitive long and short term rates on the market and accompanied with our flexible and friendly service, we are the go to place for van hire in Birmingham.  We are one of the only van rental firms to be open 7 days a week for the whole of the country and also offer a 24hr support service for those just in case moments.  Empire Van Rental Birmingham really are here to try and make Birmingham van hire as simple and easy, we have dedicated and professional staff who are able to respond at speed to your vehicle hire inquiry, ensuring we supply the vehicle of your choice for the dates you require.

Cheap Van Hire Birmingham

Empire Van Rental Birmingham are the experts in vehicle hire and are here to help you with all of your requirements. We offer our customers the highest levels of service and we genuinely care about you and your custom, so if you are looking for cheap van hire Birmingham please do not hesitate to contact us.

Empire Van Hire are regarded as one of the leading specialists for business van leasing. We work closely with major manufacturers and large motor groups so we are able to offer some of the most competitive contract van hire rates within Birmingham Contact us today to see what we can do for you.

Contract Van Hire Birmingham

Empire Van Hire offer the most competitive like for like rates in the industry so if its cheap van hire you’re after than its cheap van hire you’re going to get.

Being available to our customers 7 days a week with a 24-hour service puts Empire Van Hire above all the competition and Van Hire is no exception.

Contract Hire Birmingham

If you’re unsure as to what kind of vehicle you’ll need, simply look at the our fleet page to find out what we have.  To make Van Hire in Birmingham easy as possible we have published their full dimensions and what customers have previously advised what the van is best suited for e.g. if you’re moving house and need to find a rental van that can deal with certain measurements, just check the vehicle dimensions on the website. Empire Van Hire has built its reputation on ‘value for money’ and ‘flexibility’ whilst offering competitive rates to every single customer.  We back this up with a personal service that is second to none in the industry.

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For all of your local vehicle hire wants and needs no matter how farfetched please feel free to call our offices today on 0121-794-1047 or alternatively email us at

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  • Unit 4,
    Hockley Brook Trading Estate,
    South Road Ave,
  • Birmingham
  • West Midlands
  • B18 5JR

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The importance of choosing a reliable Birmingham Van Hire company

There are many options available to you should you wish to hire a van in Birmingham, but with an increase of options comes an increase in the possible risks that you are opening yourself up to. It is important that you are aware of the things to look out for when you are choosing where to lease a van or any vehicle from – and unsurprisingly, cost is not the only consideration.

Dependable vans

Whether you are leasing a Birmingham van for commercial or domestic reasons, you need the van to be dependable. You cannot afford to have your schedule put back by the failure of a vehicle. Check out the ages of the vehicles in the fleet that the company owns. Looking at the stock that they currently have in the yard or online will give you an indication of how the vehicles are maintained, and how old they are. You do not want to be leasing an old van with out of date safety features and a low mpg rate.

You want to be able to make your journey as safely as possible, and in the most economically efficient way. Reliable Birmingham van lease firms will provide you with a breakdown recovery assurance, just in case the unimaginable should happen.

Comprehensive cover

With the increase in the numbers of vehicles on the road comes an increased risk of the possibility of an accident occurring. You need to be covered by an insurance policy that protects you in the event of a worst-case scenario. An accident may or may not be your fault, however, a reliable van hire Birmingham firm will have you adequately insured to cover all eventualities to give you peace of mind, especially if you are carrying passengers as well as products.

A vehicle to suit your requirements

You know that you need to hire a van, but you may not know the type of van that is most suitable to meet your needs. While you may know the dimensions that you need the van to be able to carry, but other factors such as the load weight need to be considered too. A good firm will ask you about the load you need to transit, and advise you on the vehicle that is most suitable. For example, you may think that you need an SWB transit van, but the load may exceed the 953kg limit; in which case, the LWB transit with its 1350kg load bearing weight would be required.

Days of the week

When are you able to lease the van? You need to have a look at when you can pick up the van. If you are using the van for domestic reasons, the chances are high that you will need it at the weekend. Keep an eye out for companies that charge for the whole weekend: you probably only need it for one day, and so a daily rate and the ability to return the van out of hours is preferential.

Speak to one of our helpful team today if you are looking for affordable and reliable van hire Birmingham services.

Back to Birmingham University: Hire a Van to End Your Summer

There are so many things to think about when you are returning to Birmingham University, especially when this year sees you moving into a house for the first time rather than the protected world of halls of residence. Being a savvy student, you and your friends have found that unfurnished houses cost considerably less than those that are furnished: there are things that you need to take with you, and those things that you don’t need out of necessity, but rather luxury.

As your pile of things to take back grows and grows, you need to think how to transport them back to Birmingham university. You are more than likely going to need to hire a Birmingham van to avoid multiple trips up and down the motorway. Here are some top tips to help you with your move.


How do you tackle the list of things that you need? The best way is to list them regarding the rooms that they will be going in. For example, your list for your bedroom will include bed, wardrobe, desk, lamp and chair; duvet, duvet covers and pillow. Make a list while you are in your room at home so that you can look round and see exactly what you currently have and need. By making lists by room, you are less likely to miss anything off, and it will help you pack the items in the relevant room box.


Your first thoughts of bin liners to transport your belongings in, need to remain as thoughts. Bin liners rip all too easy, and even if you buy top quality ones, the things you put in there will crease and tear the bags. You need boxes. Make sure that your ironed clothes are folded and put in boxes carefully to avoid the need for them to be ironed once you unpack them. Separate the folded items of clothing with tissue paper to help with this.

Be careful not to overload the boxes – you need to be able to pick them up and carry upstairs safely without doing long term damage to your back. Pack light items in large boxes, and heavy ones in smaller boxes, so that you can avoid pain!

Use a strong tape to seal and provided extra support to the bottom of the box – you don’t want to leave a trail of belongings as you move it. Remember to label what is in each box, not a complete list, just a generic label such as kitchen or bedroom. This way you will be able to unload the van and get your belongings into the room they need to go into straight away.

The van

You need to strategically place things in the van to ensure that they survive transit. You need to arrange the furniture in the van to maximise the space while minimising any risk of damage. The Van Hire Birmingham team will provide advice on the best loading techniques, just ask our team today! Without annoying your neighbours too much, it is a good idea to get all the larger pieces of furniture out on the street before you start loading. This way you can see exactly what you have to fit in, and which are the heaviest pieces to be placed in the van first. Place longer items such as wardrobes or sofas along the longest wall of the van, and secure if possible. You can then add your boxes.

Top tip: take out drawers in desks or chests to transport into the van, refit them once in the van, and secure them with tape. If you need to unscrew furniture such as bed posts, keep all the screws and hardware and put in a plastic bag and tape to the frame so that they are kept together.

If you plan on heading back to university & are looking for high quality van hire Birmingham service, contact the team today.

Moving House in Birmingham Doesn’t Have to be stressful with Empire Van Hire

It says something when ‘moving to a new house’ is considered to be third on the list of most stressful life events after divorce and bereavement. How can this be? Seeing it in black and white almost makes it seem like a farce in comparison with the preceding life events in the list, and not even on the same scale.

However, if you look at the definition of stress though, you can see why: stress is a condition or experience of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. In other words, stress occurs when you feel like you have no control. Yes, moving to a new house ticks that box.

The reasons for moving to a new house are varied, and usually involves more than just a change of address. Whether it’s the birth of a new addition to your growing family, a bereavement, a divorce or relocating for a new job, something has changed to prompt you to move; it is these additional causes of pressure that increase feelings of stress.

If you’ve got as far as having a moving date, you will more than likely have come up against other challenges in the journey to completion: mortgage applications, finding the deposit for your new house, legal queries and late-night discussions about which area to move to. So it makes sense to take control of the things that you can.

This article focuses on providing van hire Birmingham advice to local residents.

The month before you are due to move house, go through your house room by room. There will be things that you can get rid of – things that you don’t use anymore or that are broken. Make two piles: one to sell, and one to throw. You will be amazed at how much clutter is in your home, and if you can make some money during the process of de-cluttering, all the better. If you do it room by room, you will make sure that you complete the process more thoroughly – you do not want to do a half-hearted job, this is your opportunity to start fresh in your new home. You do not need to spend time and energy moving your junk from home to home.

Once you have de-cluttered, you are in a far better position to move – both physically and mentally. You can take further control further and lessen that moving stress by employing professional movers such as Empire’s Van Hire Birmingham. As a client, you are provided with a moving service that is bespoke to your needs, and arms you with the information that you need to make moving home a stress-free experience; because Empire can pack your belongings for you, you can concentrate your efforts where they are needed. Our expertise can take the strain of your moving to a new house, and any queries you may have can be answered, and any concerns alleviated. You don’t have to worry about the smaller details, we will take care of that for you, and you will find that your move goes smoothly, and most importantly, to plan.

We can help make the process of moving house less stressful, choose a van hire Birmingham company with a proven track record and call Empire Van Hire Birmingham today.

Things to consider when moving home or office in Birmingham

Moving to a new home or office can feel like a daunting task, and is one that must be executed with military precision if it is to be deemed a success. Now that you have found a property to relocate to, the fun really starts. Here are the who, what, when and where of moving home or office.


Who is going to help you move? You have various options available to you, and they depend on the size of the move. If you are moving into your first home, the chances are high that you could hire a van in Birmingham, and ask friends to help you move. If you are moving between family homes or arranging the relocation of your office and you have a dozen employees, the logistics are rather different, and you will need to employ professionals to help you move. Contact Empire Birmingham Van Hire  to help you decide on what you need to help you move.


What are you moving to? Is it a larger space, or perhaps you are downsizing? You need to think about this, as it affects your next course of action. You will need to think about what you are going to do with the furniture that you currently own, and whether it will fit in your new location. You do not want to be in the position whereby you have moved furniture between locations only to find that there is nowhere for it to be stored.


When do you need to move by? As soon as you have a date, you need to get the wheels in motion to book either transport to lease or a date for the movers to come and help you. Sometimes the most glaringly obvious things are easily missed, but you need to make sure that what you want is available for when you want it.


Where is everything going to go? You need to plan ahead for where things are going to go. You will take a lot of stress out of moving house or office, if you have a clear floor plan of where the removal specialists need to put your belongings. This is especially relevant for office moves which involve the transportation of bulky and heavy office furniture: having a floor plan will make the process smooth. You need to have already surveyed the new property for your IT and communication needs, so that desks can be ideally situated for ease of access to power points, data points, cabling and telephones. Colour coding all furniture, boxes, crates and equipment is one way to ensure that everything goes in the right place, and make sure that the removal team have a copy of the floor plan, and what the colours refer to.

Remember: make notes or take pictures of any final meter readings that your current providers of electricity, gas and water will need to know to provide you with your final bill. Use your move as an opportunity to revisit utility providers. You will be able to take advantage of new deals in your property.

So if its time to make a change & move offices contact the Empire Van Hire Birmingham team today for high quality & reliable services.