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Pluscrates Quality Crate Hire

Everything you need for your home or office move

Pluscrates Quality Crate Hire

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Easy Ordering


Next Day Delivery

Competitive Hire Rates

Full UK Coverage


Timed Deliveries Available

National Depots

Easy Ordering


Next Day Delivery

Competitive Hire Rates

Full UK Coverage


Timed Deliveries Available

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Crate Hire

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Moving Equipment

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Logistics Services

L3C 80L Plastic Moving Crate

UK Crate Hire/Rental for Moving Home, Office and Retail in London & the UK

Pluscrates is the leading UK crate hire supplier and also the largest independent crate hire company in the UK. With over 40 years of combined experience in the crate rental market, we put our expertise into providing the best crate rental solution for your requirements. We offer a range of high-quality products for both the domestic and commercial markets – so if you need to hire crates for moving house, office, or entire buildings we can help.

We supply plastic moving crates, manual handling equipment and packaging supplies, such as bubble-wrap, security seals, sack trucks and more from one of our five national depots direct to our customers. Our depots are based in London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Livingston in Scotland. We pride ourselves on the fact that we offer a premium service at all levels - so if you need to rent a crate, you should rent a crate from us!

The Pluscrates Difference


Outstanding Service. Guaranteed.

We employ dedicated staff to handle your enquiries & orders. We have our own fleet of vehicles and fully trained drivers. All to give you the best service possible


Real People. Simple Ordering

Our professional team is ready to take your order, whichever way you want to place it; whether online, by phone, fax or email.
We are always happy to help


Premium Service. Competitive Rates

Though we pride ourselves on our premium service and quality crate hire, we also offer competitive rates usually reserved for trade customers

Quality Crate Hire Services. Affordably Priced.

Outstanding Service

Our skilled office staff are on hand to help when you need it. For larger accounts, you will have a dedicated account manager assigned.

Our knowledgeable, experienced staff understand crate hire and can help your business. Isn’t that refreshing?

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Quality Crate Hire. Affordable.

Though we pride ourselves on our premium service and quality crate hire, we also offer competitive rates usually reserved for trade customers. Many removal companies also experience an overall reduction in costs due to fewer issues, problems, and headaches.

Trade Account

Did you know you can save money with a trade account? Why not contact us today and start benefiting from trade discounted rates?

Find out why Pluscrates is the chosen crate hire supplier to so many commercial removal companies in the UK


Trade Discounts



Open-Ended Hire



Simple Ordering


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Full Nationwide Coverage

Our UK service centres allow us to supply some of the biggest commercial removal companies in the UK. We are the trusted crate hire supplier to over 70% of the top 100 commercial removal companies in the UK. We also hire plastic moving boxes directly to end-users for domestic house moves when they want to make the most of our low prices.

Crate Hire. Made for London & UK.

We pride ourselves on offering a premium service to our customers, but it’s more affordable than you might expect. We offer a wide range of plastic moving crates to make your house move, office move, relocation or removal as simple and cost-effective as possible. Our products range from personal L1C to the L6C metre-long crate that can be used for entire metre-long bookshelves found in libraries and schools, and IT specific crates such as the IT3 and IT6 computer crates. Though by far the most popular crate hired in the commercial relocation industry for home or office moves are the L3C “standard crate” or the L2C the narrower size makes it ideal for carrying up and down stairs.

We also have a wide selection of manual handle equipment and crate hire accessories, such as the secure roll cage, filing & library trolley, sack barrow and non-slip skate. All designed to make your move as simple as possible.

If you would like further information on our crate hire solutions for commercial relocation, facilities management or retail and distribution, then there is more information on the relevant pages. For small personal moves such as home moves or one-off small business moves, please feel free to hire crates from our online store, as you will ensure you get the best rates for small moves. If you are a trade customer looking to use us regularly, then please call us so we can set up a business account.

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100% ULEZ Fleet

Our entire fleet of vehicles is ULEZ compliant. A Breath of fresh air for London and the UK

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Porterage Included with Delivery*

We Deliver to your home or office, not just the loading bay!

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Tail Lifts

Our fleet has tail lifts, ideal for delivery in city centres where space can be limited.

Crate Hire Depots

We have services centres in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, and Livingston in Scotland. We have a fleet of vehicles that range from smaller vans to curtain-sided lorries, capable of delivering palletised crates.


We deliver to all cities in England, and you can also collect your hire crates and accessories from any of our national service centres.

Our coverage includes English cities: Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Kingston upon Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, City of London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Ripon, Salford, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southampton, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Truro, Wakefield, Wells, Westminster, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.


Our coverage includes Scottish cities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Stirling


Our coverage includes Welsh cities: Bangor, Cardiff, Newport, St Davids, Swansea

Personal 25L Lidded Moving Crate – L1C

The L1C lidded crate is the smallest crate Pluscrates supply and is often referred to as a ‘locker crates’, ideal for moving personal belongings safely and securely; commonly used in the relocation of hot desking environments. The L1C hire crate is a heavy duty plastic crate featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. Designed to store or move items that are A4 or smaller in size. eg. paper, brochures, magazines.

L1C - 25L small plastic moving crate

Medium 64L Lidded Moving Crate – L2C

The L2C is slightly smaller than the “standard lidded crate” (the L3C). Our medium L2C crate or “stair crate” is a compact lidded moving container perfect for easier handling on stairs. This is one of the most popular moving crates for home moves, especially with many stairs. The L2C hire crate is a heavy-duty plastic crate featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. Designed to store or move items safely and securely while also being narrow enough to use easily on stairs.

L2C - 64L medium plastic moving crate

80L Standard Lidded Removal Crate – L3C

The ‘standard’ lidded office removal crate is the standard in the commercial removals industry. It is designed to nest and is stackable with lids in the closed position. Designed to work with the A3 crate and retain complete compatibility with the relocation industry’s standard specifications in size and strength. The L3C is also widely used in retail distribution and automotive logistics. When someone asks for removal crates, this is what they mean – the industry standard.

L3C - Standard 80L Moving Crate

Metre Long Lidded Moving Crate 130L – L6C

The L6C lidded crate is designed to accept 1-metre long items, especially good for library moves with metre long shelves or filing. The L6C removal crate is designed to nest and is stackable with lids in the closed position. Extensively used in the sequential movement of hanging 1-metre lateral filing systems and the complete contents of 1-metre library shelves.

L6C Metre-long plastic crate

The IT Computer Moving Crate 140L – IT3

The IT3 computer crate nests and is stackable with lids in the closed position. Specifically designed for the safe transit of individual flat-screen desktop PC systems, the IT3 computer crate is widely used in commercial relocation with specialist use in lean production.

IT3 - 140L IT Crate

The IT Computer Moving Crate 165L – IT6

The IT6 computer crate nests and is stackable with lids in the closed position. Originally designed for the safe transit of individual large monitor desktop PC systems the IT6 continues to be widely used in commercial relocation for both large desktop computers as well as servers and computer workstations.

IT6 - 165L heavy-duty plastic IT computer crate

Please rent a crate and order our plastic moving crates through our online crate rental shop.

Hire Manual Handling Equipment and Buy Packaging

sack barrow iconAs a leading crate hire company in the UK, Pluscrates makes it easy to hire plastic removal crates online, but we also supply everything you’ll need to make your office move, or home move as simple as it can be.

Our range of removal packaging includes our new eco bubble-wrap that is fully biodegradable, our range of screen protectors the SPR and XLSPR, anti-static bubble wrap, keyboard bags and more. Our packaging is designed to protect your items during a move. We provide affordable solutions for moving or relocating offices, businesses, and homes.

We also provide an extensive range of manual handling equipment to make moving crates and other items easier. We hire roll cages, sack barrows, non-slip skates, and library trolleys.

Our non-slip skates are widely used not just for moving crates, but also for moving office furniture, and other large items.


Hire Roll Cages

The Security roll cage is a sturdy metal roll cage with a single internal shelf providing two loading surfaces. It has a variety of uses, including storing and moving crates when full.

The cage has a roof and is fully lockable, which means that the contents can be securely stored.

While the roll cage is commonly used in retail and distribution it is hugely popular in the relocation and mover industry with its robust metal construction and easy manoeuvrability even when fully loaded. It also features a lid that is lockable (with security seals or padlocks etc.) so that contents can be stored securely – a must when moving important and sensitive items. Popular in IT and office moves for servers.

Our heavy-duty roll cage hire is available on a weekly rental basis and is available for as long as you require.

The roll cage is often used to move and relocate valuable items such as IT equipment, servers, and computers by professional removals companies and with the fully lockable roof and door can be used in the most sensitive of moves.

Secure Roll Cage Hire Item

Hire Sack Barrows


Our heavy-duty, metal, sack barrow/sack truck is a simple yet strong and robust product, ideal for making your life easier when moving multiple plastic moving boxes at once.

The high back, allows for large loads, or multiple crates to be carried at once. The large heavy-duty wheels help manoeuvrability over most terrains.

The strong metal frame makes this an extremely robust, durable and reliable truck, suitable for long periods of use.

This sack barrow features ergonomic, rubber handles for secure grip, which makes moving heavy loads easier and more comfortable.

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Hire Non-slip Skates & Dollys

Our rubber topped skate is the ideal choice for moving crates around the office. The rubber top makes it non-slip, and the rubber casters are designed to keep floors safe from harm.

Our skates are not just good for moving crates, they are also fantastic for the safe movement of desks and other furniture. Many removals companies combine skates to move larger items easily.

Non-slip rubber-topped skate

Hire Library Trolleys

The Library trolly is perfect for library moves or office moves that contain large bookshelves, files or records management. The robust 6 shelved, two-sided library trolley is designed to be the same width as a standard library shelf so that books can be moved in their original order, by 6 shelves simultaneously.

The folding design helps reduce storage space when not in use and the rubber covered wheels make this manoeuvrable and easy to use.

6 shelf Library Trolly with castors for moving books

Buy Anti-Static Bubble Wrap & Eco Bubble Wrap Rolls

Bubble wrap has long been a staple of moving home and office due to its incredible durability and protective properties, unfortunately, standard bubble-wrap is not recyclable. This eco-conscious solution has now replaced our standard bubble-wrap.

Please note, this bubble-wrap is not anti-static, so shouldn’t be used on static-sensitive equipment

Which is why we also stock anti-static bubble wrap for moving static-sensitive items such as electronics and computer components. This is not currently biodegradable as we are still trying to source it.

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Crate Rental Accessories

sack barrow iconBesides our hiring crates and equipment to move them, we also provide accessories and additional products such as security seals, labels, and more. View the full range of accessories on our crate hire shop.


Standard and numbered security seals

Our seals are the perfect way to keep crates and their contents secure and safe during office or home moves. The security seals can be used to lock the lid shut so it is not easily opened during transit or in storage. Numbered seals have the added advantage of being numbered when the chain of custody is vital.

Seals need to be cut in order to gain access to the contents of the crate and if security (and chain of custody) is vitally important then we can supply numbered seals are vital.

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Computer screen protectors

Screen Protectors are designed for the safe moving, packing, and transport of computer monitors/screens.

We supply both medium and large screen protectors, the SPR  and the XLSPR which is designed to protect flat screen monitors up to 32″. Pluscrates quilted SPR’s feature velcro straps for quick and easy secure covering and sewn in synthetic fiberboard inserts for added protection.

Two sizes of computer screen protector

Bubble Wrap Bags

This is a bubblewrap bag made of high-quality anti-static bubble wrap. Antistatic protective packaging is necessary for items or devices that are static-sensitive (ESD) such as computer processors, servers and other IT equipment. If you handle office moves on a regular basis then you will be well aware of the importance of protecting fragile computer components such as RAM, HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD’s (Solid State Drives) from any static electricity.

Bubble-wrap bags


Furniture and moving crate labels. Low tack and available in different colours for easy cataloguing and logistics.

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Nationwide Delivery of Packing Crates and Removal Packaging

Pluscrates has the best next day nationwide delivery service in the industry, and we offer it as standard for deliveries placed before 5 pm Monday – Friday. So when you are tackling a home move or a commercial relocation of an office, you can rent a crate from us, and be certain that you will receive your products on the day you need them.

You can simply select the most convenient date of delivery when ordering your crates online. Simply select your products through our online shop, or give our experienced team a call on the phone.

We also offer a porterage service as standard, that can deliver crates to a specific office or floor of the building. Please get in touch if you have specific requirements. And yes, we have delivered to the BBC, The Houses of Parliament, schools, universities, and airports; so you’re in safe hands. Our UK depots are based in Birmingham, Bristol, Livingston, Scotland, London, Manchester.


Crate Hire London

Pluscrates crate hire supplies the whole of the UK, but special consideration is needed in our biggest cities including London. We are the London crate hire experts, not only because we are used to making daily deliveries in the capital, or because our fleet is ULEZ compliant and FORS accredited, or because we offer next day delivery as standard, but because of our experience.

Our fleet of vehicles operating from out London service centre in Wembley are all FORS accredited, and ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) compliant, so we can deliver your products within the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) without issue.

We deliver to Central London, West London, East London and South London which includes the London boroughs; Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond-upon-Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth.

Not only do we deliver to London, but we deliver crates to the floor/office that they are needed, not just to the door or loading bay. Just make sure you tell us where they are needed when you place the order.

Our UK crate hire depots are based in Birmingham, Bristol, Livingston, Scotland, London, Manchester.


Crate Rental Service Centre Locations

Pluscrates has 5 national crate rental depots that supply our sturdy removal crates to the whole of England, Scotland and Wales.

In order to give you the best crate hire services possible, we also offer customer collection and return to our depots if you don’t want to pay for delivery/collection charges.

You can simply select the depot that you would like to collect your rental crates by selecting ‘free collection from service centre’ and then selecting your desired depot during checkout.

Our opening hours are:
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5.30 pm

(please note our depots are closed on weekends). You can find your nearest depot here.


More from Pluscrates

Pluscrates has been a leading supplier of crate hire solutions for more than a decade, and due to the trust that we have built and the premium service that our customers know we supply, we have had the ability to branch into logistics services with Plus UK Logistics, and even secure shredding services with ShredPlus. Though Pluscrates is still the quality crate hire supplier that is has been since the beginning.

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Simple Ordering

Phone, fax, online or email. Since 2008 we have been offering the best way to order our products. Choice.









Being Green

RTP or Returnable Transit Packaging was intended to reduce the amount of waste created from using cardboard. Cardboard boxes are used for one trip only. We can do better