Galloway Hire Tools

Unit 155A, Heathhall Industrial Estate
Dumfries
Dumfries & Galloway
DG1 3PH

55.0898, -3.5622

Tool Hire

Listed under:  Tool & Machinery Repair, Tool Hire
100% recommended   Rating 9.5/10
20 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.5/10 Overall Rating 9.5/10
Based on 20 reviews since 2015
 
 
 
Quality
9.4/10 Quality Rating 9.4
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed

 
Service
9.9/10 Service Rating 9.9
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value
9.3/10 Value Rating 9.3
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Very old model, 25 years. Unlikely to be repairable in the event and future breakdown, due to unavailability and compatible spare parts."   more
 
" Very reliable company that I have used in over a 35 year period of hiring equipment, buying, going for advise, and having my own work tools serviced and repaired."   more
 
" Mower ready earlier than advised when delivered to hire tool building. We do business for a number of years, always had good experience."   more
 
" The knowledge and friendly service mark Galloway Tool Hire out as an excellent business to deal with."   more
 
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Charges: 93%
Before starting work, did the firm explain their products, services and charges (incl VAT, where applicable)?
 
Timing: 93%
Before starting work, did the firm explain when the products or services would be provided.?
 
Payment: 85%
Before starting work, did the firm explain how and when to pay?
 
Reliable: 91%
During the work, did the firm keep its promises about costs, timing etc. and agree any changes?
 
Invoice: 100%
On completion, did the firm give you an invoice showing the breakdown of charges (and VAT, where applicable)?
 
Guarantee: 100%
On completion, did the firm give you a guarantee for a specified amount of time, or usage (where applicable)?
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excellent 3
friendly 5
good 2
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Machine 2
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Does this business generally work with younger or older people, or perhaps you don't mind?  This chart gives you an idea of the ages of typical customers and you can see the ages shown for each individual review below.   We've asked this question since 2015 and some customers prefer not to tell us so the numbers may be less than the total number of reviews.
 


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Review 22 May 2017
Recommended by customer in DG10
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
55.3288, -3.4808
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Repairs to hover mower(flymo).
 
Cost: £59

"Very old model,
25 years.
Unlikely to be repairable in the event and future breakdown, due to unavailability and compatible spare parts."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 28 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
55.0591, -3.6530
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
 
 
Team:
Gail
 
 
 


Review 24 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
55.1703, -3.5426
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Service and repair Ryobi strimmer.
 
Cost: £46

"Very reliable company that I have used in over a 35 year period of hiring equipment, buying, going for advise, and having my own work tools serviced and repaired."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 18 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
55.1267, -3.4365
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Annual lawnmower service in accordance with 5 year warranty requirement.
 
Cost: £50

"Mower ready earlier than advised when delivered to hire tool building.
We do business for a number of years, always had good experience."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 17 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
55.0664, -3.6265
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Stihl grass strimmer
 
Cost: £200
 

" The knowledge and friendly service mark Galloway Tool Hire out as an excellent business to deal with. "
 
 
 
 


Review 11 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
55.0647, -3.5792
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Service lawn mower(long overdue)
 
Cost: £67

"Fast and friendly service."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 7 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DD3
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.491156, -2.993821
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Serving. Stihl chainsaw.
 
Cost: £68

"Excellent friendly service and v. quickly"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gail
 
 
 


Review 3 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG6
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
54.8637, -4.0311
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Purchase of Stihl cordless tools.
 
Cost: £612

"Made 2 visits to GHT this year, The first, in Feb, to assess weight and usability of Stihl cordless chainsaw and pole hedge trimmer (I have a bad back and not only weight but also user friendliness are important to me) and the second in March to buy the tools.

On both visits we were looked after by Gail who had 100% knowledge of the products and worked out the actual weight of both tools for me. She is one of those rare people who will go the extra mile to make sure you have all the information to make the right decision - a lovely friendly person - thank you Gail. The GHT showroom is a fantastic display of Stihl and other quality products. I could have browsed away for hours."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gail
 
 
 


Review 23 Mar 2017
Recommended by customer in DG8
 My Age: 70 + 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
54.9469, -4.3909
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Cost: £97
 
 
 
 


Review 17 Mar 2017
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
55.0969, -3.4239
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Mover service.
 
Cost: £61

"Used them before and will use them again. Friendly and knowledgeable. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gail Alan
 
 
 


Review 10 Mar 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
55.0622, -3.5174
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Viking mower service.
 
Cost: £53

"Very high quality service as usual."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 14 Dec 2016
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
54.8859, -3.8112
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Repair ancient wacker rammer.
 
Cost: £90

"They managed to fix a piece of machinery that I was ready to throw away, amazing!"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 2 Dec 2016
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
55.2598, -3.8814
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Supplying his tools and purchase of tools.
 

"Gallorray hire tools always give us good service and I ,as a result use items a lot."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gail Alan
 
 
 


Review 24 Nov 2016
Recommended by customer in DG3
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years  55.2264, -3.7689
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Service chainsaw.
 
Cost: £87
 
 
Team:
Stewart Gail
 
 
 


Review 15 Nov 2016
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
55.0728, -3.6327
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Repair to chain saw.
 
Cost: £18

"Excellent service."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 11 Nov 2016
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
55.1298, -3.5706
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Investigation why my saw was not working and advise on repair requirements. Item was checked and I was advised that parts were not available for repair and given options of replacement.
 
Cost: £15

"The cost of inspection was waived as I purchased a new saw. Was given advice on saws and prices to review at my own time. Returned to make purchase. I find this company approachable polite and very honest. I have done a number of purchase individually safety gear as advised for personal safety. 1 st class services from repairs to new purchased. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Kevin Gail
 
 
 


Review 9 Nov 2016
Recommended by customer in OG1
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
0, 0
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 7/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Full service and clean.
 
Cost: £111
 
 
Team:
Alan Gaill
 
 
 


Review 9 Nov 2016
Recommended by customer in DG6
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
54.8365, -4.0548
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Purchase of Stihl tools.
 
Cost: £380
 

" A great service from start to finish. Goods were competitively priced and staff knowledgeable. "
 
 
Team:
Gail Studders
 
 
 


Review 7 Nov 2016
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
55.0826, -3.5966
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
The quality of the products or services was as expected and agreed
Service 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 7/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Machine looked great when I picked it up..didn''t reconize it. Very clean & ready for next year. Staff very helpful..complete overhaul & clean.

" Machine look nearly new. Done what I asked complete overhaul & clean..My machine had not been for the above 4 years old so needing tlc..do feel charges were slightly high..the only problem was I needed to rely on daughters car for taking & bringing back machine. Do feel they could offer free pickup & delivery locally.. "
 
 

Viking Lawnmower - ready to be tucked away for the winter
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Team:
Sorry didn't get names..
 
 
 


Review 24 Apr 2015
Recommended by customer in DG2

 I'm: Male 

55.1353, -3.8292
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Sale of pressure washer. Hire of scarifier.
 
Cost: £550
 

" The firm were very helpful in explaining what would meet my needs and then supplying just what I needed at a very fair price. "
 
 
Team:
Kevin and Gail.
 
 
 

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