Our shop in the early 1970’s

David and Pat Fowler originally traded as D.V. Fowler, Builders and Decorators. In the early 70’s they were often asked to loan their equipment and tools to others. Seeing a niche in the market they started a small Hire outlet alongside the building company, adding other items to their existing equipment

In 1979 they purchased land at 8 St. Andrews Industrial Estate and built a new hire shop and stores. They gave up building in 1980 to concentrate on the hire side of the business, adding sales items, plus offering a repairs service for power tools etc.

They were joined by their son Martin, who after working in all departments in the firm, including the workshop, became a partner in 2000.

Fowlers became a Private Limited Company in December 2002, and now trade as Fowler Hire & Sales Ltd.

By 2003 the business had outgrown their existing premises and once again they expanded by buying a much larger site at 2/4 St Andrews Industrial Estate opposite their old site, to house a large showroom, stores, offices, workshops and yard. Now they are able to meet all customers requirements in a friendly, professional and efficient way.


Our shop in the 1980’s


Our shop in the 1990’s


Hire price list 1974-75