The business is Welwyn Roofbox Hire and as you have guessed from their name…they hire out roof boxes and the car fittings to go with them….plus they hire out bike carriers too! What a fantastic idea! Until I met Nigel from Welwyn Roof Box Hire on twitter I had no idea that you could rent a roof box. It makes so much sense. Why buy a roof box when you can hire one! After all, roof boxes are big things to store away and as space is at a premium in most of our homes (and garages) you don’t really want to spend out all that money on purchasing a roof box to use on a couple of holiday trips a year and to then have to find somewhere to store it for the rest of the time.
The roof box hire business is based in Welwyn, Hertfordshire but they also cover places within an approx 50 mile radius – so that means Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Middlesex & London. They can offer a delivery & fitting service to a location of your choosing but this is subject to location, availability and is at an additional cost. If you have any questions regarding this you can contact them on 01438 289030 (phone lines are open Mon – Sat: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Their aim is very simple – to offer affordable roofbox rental underpinned by delivering 100% customer satisfaction, everytime. All their roof box fittings are by appointment which means that you will get a highly personalised service and you won’t have to waste precious time hanging around waiting for someone to turn up ‘after lunch’ or ‘before tea’, etc.
You can see the price list for roof box hire here but if you would like to speak to someone and get a quote then don’t hesitate to contact them on the number I gave you earlier. They are really friendly and more than happy to help you by answering any questions you may have about the process of hiring a roof box. You can also contact them by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by sending them a message on twitter or facebook. Please note that a refundable security deposit is required against all reservations
The roof boxes that you can hire are made by Thule who are considered to be the market leaders when it comes to roof boxes. They are a Swedish brand and were first established in 1942.
Welwyn Roof Box Hire have various roofbox size options available as well as roofbars, feet, fittings and bike carriers. All equipment they use is genuine Thule as they simply won’t use anything else because they want to give you the assurance and peace of mind that comes with using a roof box made by the world’s leading brand. All of the Thule roofboxes and roofbars are City Crash Test Approved.
They regularly refresh the products they hire out to ensure that you’ll always be proud to have one of their hired roof boxes upon your roof. After all, the roof box will be going on holiday with you….you want it to look good!
On their website you can see a Photo Gallery of the roof boxes that are available for hire – you will see that their corporate branding is kept to a minimum… Just a web address and a telephone number is all that there is. There are photos in the gallery of some of the roof boxes they can hire out and this includes the Thule Atlantis 200, Thule Motion 200, Thule Motion 200, Thule Atlantis 900 and the Thule Motion 900.
Each roof box can hold a different amount of luggage or belongings and if you give them a call they will be able to discuss your requirements with you. They’ll then be able to advise you as to which roof box size is most suited to your ‘extra space’ needs and which one will fit your particular car model. Their roofboxes range in “equivalent” cubic metre size from a Ford Fiesta boot through to a Porsche Cayenne….that’s a lot of extra space to fill with all your family’s holiday things!
You will see from their website that they have a lot of happy customers and you can read their customer feedback here.
If you are reading this post thinking that you might like to hire a roof box for when you go on your Summer 2015 holiday then you must take a look at their Summer 2015 Early Bird Offer. They are offering customers a 10% discount for any booking that commences between July 1st and September 30th 2015 but this is subject to availability so it is best to book in fast. In fact, to take advantage of the offer you must book by the 28th February 2015.
The hire price for the roof boxes is very affordable but the price does vary depending on which model you choose to borrow. The roof boxes can be hired for as long as you want – be that a couple of hours (maybe you are dropping someone off at Uni and you have lots of bags to take with you on your journey) , a couple of days (a weekend away maybe?) , a 7 or 10 day period (holidays here we come! ) or even longer if your holiday requires it (now I’m just jealous!!).
It isn’t just holiday-goers that hire roof boxes though – all sorts of people sometimes find that they could do with a bit of added space on their car journey. Be that brides that are getting married away from their home (so need to transport their wedding gown, wedding favours, etc) , parents with kids that are going to stay with family ( so need to take the travel cot, nappies, baby food, toys etc) , people that are moving home ( if they only have soft furnishings and not furniture then a roof box is sure to help in the process of moving all those home essentials), festival-goers (who need roof box space to take all the festival essentials such as tent, sleeping bag , wellies and food) , camping enthusiasts (the roof box will be great for transporting the cooking supplies, bedding, clothing etc) and so many more people can find a roof box useful. Another good use is for fishermen, skiers and golfers. All these hobbies require a lot of equipment that can be troublesome to transport….a roof box will make the task of getting the equipment to where it is needed a much easier prospect.
I hope if you do decide to hire a roof box rather than buying one that you will consider Welwyn Roof Box Hire. 🙂
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