Transport can either be arranged by yourself or we can arrange it for you. Our Scenic Stores are located a few miles north of Hull. For larger hires we do have vehicles running up and down the country most weeks, these are often multi-drop loads, so we do try to add hires to these loads when we can to keep costs down. Otherwise we continuously strive to achieve the cheapest transport methods for our clients.
For smaller items such as individual props or backdrops we use a courier to deliver and collect, this is the most cost effective shipping method. We have often used our courier to deliver up to 4 backdrops as this works out cheaper for hires in the south of England, Wales or Scotland. The courier can deliver between 9am to 5pm mid week and on Saturday mornings. This service can be booked for the next working day.
Our courier also offers a pallet service, for £50 - £110 we can ship items that will fit onto a standard pallet to any UK mainland address. We also have a service for our many hires to Ireland and Jersey. A usual 2 to 3 day turn around is needed for these destinations.
If a hire requires a man and a van whether it be a Luton or 7.5 tonne this can be arranged on your behalf. Qdos Entertainment have recently added a couple of vans to our fleet of company vehicles so we are more equipped than ever to offer great rates for transport. We can arrange these deliveries and collections for any day of the week whether it be first thing in the morning or late at night. Our van drivers will be on hand to assist with the loading and off loading of the hired items.
If a hire requires articulated trailers we can make all the arrangements on your behalf, we receive very competitive rates from our regular transport suppliers which we always pass onto the client.
The cost of loading out from our stores is always included in the hire fee.
The client is responsible for arranging a crew to load in and out at the venue, in this case the driver will not be contracted to assist the offloading or setting up of the set, props etc.
Alternatively the client is welcome to make their own transport arrangements. In order to ensure the vehicle is safe and sufficient to transport scenery the van/trailer details of the clients transport provider will need to be cleared by our transport manager.
Loading out from the Scenic Stores based in Beverley can be done between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Special arrangements can be made to load out of office hours, however this may incur an additional charge.