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We have a wide range of excavators, compressors, dumpers & skip-loaders, forklifts and telehandlers, pumps, rollers and other equipment available for hire.




Originally known as Stanbridge Road Building Equipment after its location in Leighton Buzzard, SRBE was founded 1969 to address the needs of rapid growth within the area.  Subsequently, the business became known has SRBE.  Over the years it expanded and also acquired a number of other local companies including Croughton Tool Hire, Fenny Tool Hire, and Woburn Fixings.

IPHG acquired SRBE in 2016 and has subsequently invested heavily in the latest equipment.  For further details see


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Why hire from us?

Great Quality Kit, Well Looked After
We only buy the best equipment (e.g. Kubota excavators) because we know that reliability is important to you. Should there be any problems, one of our team of fitters will be quickly despatched to wherever you are to quickly resolve.

Deliver Plant On Time
Our drivers have been with us many years and are a core part of what makes us successful, often starting early in order to meet particular customer requests. Should the worst ever happen, we will immediately inform you and seek to make alternative arrangements.

Great Value
Our prices offer great value for the quality our kit. Furthermore, we offer discounts to account customers with whom we do significant volume.


Our managers, engineers, and drivers have huge amounts of experience.  This means that whether you are ordering plant, buying supplies, or dealing  with a service issues, you will only ever talk to an expert.  We do not use call centres.

Peter Goudie

Operations Director

Peter runs the plant hire side of the business.  He has worked for numerous hire businesses and understands what it takes to deliver a great service

Neil Burton

Director, Building Supplies

Neil runs our Building Supplies division.  Having run his own business, he was head-hunted into SRBE to lead the fast-growing division.  He has a very broad product knowledge and is frequently directly involved in complex and bespoke orders for our clients

Dave Slaymaker

Group Operations and Sales Manager

Dave has plant hire in his blood since starting has a driver for SRBE over 30 years ago.  Since then he has worked in every role for SRBE and has become well known amongst customers and suppliers.

In this current role, he looks after transport and health and safety across the group and supports sales in the western region.

Darren Millard

Bletchley Depot Manager

Darren has been with SRBE over 10 years.  Many customers have his mobile number and he always goes the extra miles to ensure they get what they need on time

Gary Ward

Brackley Depot Manager

Gary came to SRBE with Croughton Tool Hire.  Subsequently he was promoted to run the Brackley depot and has built an enviable reputation amongst a broad range of construction, maintenance, and farm businesses.

Pete Slaymaker

Bletchley Hire Controller

Pete is one of the most experience Hire Controllers in the industry.  Previously he ran another depot for SRBE and has strong relationships with many customers.

Andrew Bell

Group Sales Manager

Drew has been in the hire industry for many years.  He ran a depot for SRBE’s sister company, Jovic for many years and thus understands the importance of being able to back up sales with delivery.  Drew is responsible for new accounts.

Darren Jeffs

Sales Manager (Building Supplies)

Darren has run the Building Supplies counter for many years.  He has built up close relationships with our customers who value his detailed product knowledge and the ends that he goes to, to meet their needs.  Customers have also been known to enjoy the odd joke with him too…

Darren is responsible for business development for the Building Supplies division.

Micky Adorno

Sales Manager

Micky joined SRBE when Woburn Fixings joined forces.  He was the MD there for many years and has become SRBE’s expert on heavy-side and fixings products.

Graham Harrington

Workshop Foreman

Graham has been with SRBE for over 25 years.  He runs our workshop in Milton Keynes overseeing the team of mechanics and ensuring that all equipment is in perfect working order