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Below are answers to the questions we are most often asked. Think we’ve missed something important? Let us know and we’ll add it here.

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.

The following Hire Rates table breaks down 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
 12+  price x 4
 15+  price x 5
 18+  price x 6

* (Sundays and Bank Holidays are not counted)

For longer periods please contact our sales team for more details.

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).

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

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.

Office Opening:

Non-peak periods 
Monday - Friday  0900 - 1730 hrs

Peak periods 
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.

Out-of-hours service

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.

We have three depots; one in London one in Southampton and one in Corsham. All depots feature a showroom, which are open for customers to visit by appointment only. Please contact us to arrange a visit to any depot.

Hiring furniture has never been easier. Once you have confirmed your venue and you understand how many guests will be attending, give the Allens Hire team a call. Whether it is chairs and tables, or fridges and a bar, the team will be able to guide you on what you may or may not need for your event. Contact Allens Hire Today.

At Allens hire, we can arrange for furniture to be delivered to you for 1 day up to an indefinite amount of time. If you require the furniture for a longer period, then this may be possible. Speak to a member of our expert sales team on 020 8574 9600 to discuss your options in more detail.

The cost of furniture hire will vary depending on a number of factors. Firstly, you'll need to consider what items you'll need. Then you'll need to consider how many of each you will need to hire. It's also important to plan how long you will need to hire the furniture pieces for as this will also impact the cost. For a personalised quote, contact Allens Hire today.