Do you have a minimum order quantity?
There are no minimum order quantities for collection and return. However, we do reserve the right to not offer our delivery and collection service for small quantities as the value of the order may not cover our costs.
How long can I keep the goods hired?
The following Hire Rates table breaks down the how our hire period charges are calculated: A single hire rate will normally be charged for goods delivered before the day of your event and collected the day after. If it is a weekend event, goods would normally be delivered on Friday and collected Monday and the single hire rate will still apply.
| 1+ days
|| price x 1
| 4+ days
|| price x 1.5
| 5+ days
|| price x 2
| 8+ days
|| price x 3
|| price x 4
|| price x 5
|| price x 6
* (Sundays and Bank Holidays are not counted)
For longer periods please contact our sales team for more details.
Do I have to clean the goods before they are returned?
No, there’s no need to worry about that – it’s one of the great benefits of hiring! Simply remove any heavy food debris and then repack everything into the boxes in which your order arrived. We’ll take care of the cleaning at our warehouse. The cleaning charge will be listed on your invoice for any applicable items (we don’t charge for cleaning furniture or linen).
How do I know what size table to order?
We generally allow 2ft per person on a trestle table. So a standard 6ft x 2.6ft trestle table wil comfortable fit six people – three on either side.
For round tables we recommend the following:
4' Round Table - 4 people
4'5" Round Table - 6-8 people
5' Round Table - 8-10 people
5'6" Round Table - 10 people
6' Round Table - 10-12 people
Want to change something on your quote or order?
There are certain changes that can be made once an order or a quote is processed.
1) If you want to change your quote you can do so from your "Order/Quote History" from the dropdown menu of your name when you are logged in. - select "edit" from the "Quote" you wish to change. Change quantities, add or delete products, then click on submit. Your changes will be submitted as an email to Allens who will process these changes - you can see your quote amendment requests in "Order/Quote Amendments" located in the same dropdown of your name.
2) Account customers are able to add products or increase quantities of their orders online. Go to "Quote/Order History" from the dropdown of your name when you are logged in. Select "edit" from the "Awaiting Delivery" Order you wish to change. Add products or increase quantities, and click on submit. Your changes will be submitted as an email to Allens who will process these changes. You can see your order amendment requests in "Order/Quote Amendments" in the dropdown menu of your name.
What are your opening times?
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1730 hrs
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1730 hrs
Saturday 0900 - 1300 hrs
Please note that peak and non-peak periods may vary depending on the volume of orders we are fulfilling.
Standard Delivery Times
Monday - Friday 0730-1730 hrs
Saturday 0730 - 1300 hrs
Different timeslots are available for cash and account customers during these standard delivery times at an extra cost.
Account customers are able to select out-of-hours timeslots at an extra cost. We also provide out-of-hours managerial support in emergencies to our account customers.
Cash customers cannot select out-of-hours timeslots but you may be able to negotiate an out-of-hours delivery and collection if you contact us to find out if we can offer this service for your order.
Do you have a showroom I can visit?
We have two depots; one in London and another in Southampton. Both depots feature a showroom, which is open for customers to visit by appointment only. Please contact us to arrange a visit to either depot.