Galloway Hire Tools

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

Tool Hire

Listed under:  Tool & Machinery Repair, Tool Hire
100% recommended   Rating 9.7/10
47 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 47 reviews since 2015
 
 
 
Quality 9.7/10 Quality Rating 9.7
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 9.5/10 Value Rating 9.5
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" During our search for a suitable machine it was very refreshing to have someone listen to us and advise us accordingly based on what we required rather than what they could sell us. At no point did t...."   more
 
" Very helpful service Thank you. "   more
 
" The representative from Galloway Hire Tools(Mark) was extremely helpful and cooperative. Patiently discussed all options but did not push any specific product (i.e: did not simply recommend the most...."   more
 
" I wanted to buy a petrol strimmer suitable for the work I need to do, I was advised well and left with a suitable machine, I was also reassured that I could come back for help and advice if I needed i...."   more
 
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Charges: 97%
Before starting work, did the firm explain their products, services and charges (incl VAT, where applicable)?
 
Timing: 97%
Before starting work, did the firm explain when the products or services would be provided.?
 
Payment: 90%
Before starting work, did the firm explain how and when to pay?
 
Reliable: 96%
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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bought 2
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buying 2
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chainsaw 4
clearly 2
customer 3
decided 2
delivery 2
demonstration 2
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Efficient 3
Excellent 10
explained 5
extremely 3
friendly 12
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Galloway 6
good 5
great 5
happy 3
helpful 8
highly 4
Hire 8
information 4
knowledge 4
knowledgeable 9
machine 5
mark 3
model 4
Mower 3
needed 5
old 3
product 5
products 3
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purchased 3
quality 3
recommend 7
recommended 4
service 22
suitable 4
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Review 11 Jun 2019
Recommended by customer in EH48
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
 
Provision of Stihl battery lawnmower and spare battery / charger
 
Cost: £600
 

"During our search for a suitable machine it was very refreshing to have someone listen to us and advise us accordingly based on what we required rather than what they could sell us.
At no point did they attempt to oversell any product; or indeed once we had decided on the manufacturer, attempt to push the most expensive model.
They advised us accordingly to our needs and what models would perform best.
All of the staff were very friendly and kept us fully up to date throughout the buying and delivery/collection process."
 
 
Team:
Mark
 
 
 


Review 10 Jun 2019
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
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Customer Review
 

"Very helpful service
Thank you. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gail
 
 
 


Review 3 Jun 2019
Recommended by customer in ML12
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
 
Provision of 2 x stihl battery lawn movers.
Provision of 1 x stihl strimmer
Provision of 1 x stihl long reader hedge gutter.
 
Cost: £1800

"The representative from Galloway Hire Tools(Mark) was extremely helpful and cooperative.
Patiently discussed all options but did not push any specific product (i.e: did not simply recommend the most expensive unit)
Kept us fully up to date on delivery and went through the operation of each unit upon collection. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Mark
 
 
 


Review 23 May 2019
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
 
Sale of strimmer and follow up advice

"I wanted to buy a petrol strimmer suitable for the work I need to do, I was advised well and left with a suitable machine, I was also reassured that I could come back for help and advice if I needed it, and I did within 24hrs, I was given the help and advice I needed to keep working. I can't praise the staff at Galloway Hire Tool enough, they know there stuff!
"
 
 
Team:
Sorry don't know
 
 
 


Review 23 May 2019
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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 new chainsaw
 
Cost: £250
 

"I purchased a new chainsaw from this company. I was given good, clear, informative information and advice which allowed me to make my choice of correct equipment. From speaking on the phone to making the purchase, the service I received was excellent. These people are friendly, reliable and have the knowledge. I was given a demonstration of how to use my machine which was good. I was made to feel like a valued customer. This high level of service and care is rarely seen these days. I dealt with Mark and a lady who's name I do not know but they were great in all areas. 100% happy with purchase and customer service here. Well done."
 
 
Team:
Mark and a lady but I don't know here name but she was great.
 
 
 


Review 21 May 2019
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
lawn mower - repair and service purchase of strimmer
 
Cost: £320
 

"Efficient and thoughtful service and advice."
 
 
Team:
I think his name was Mark - or Mike!
 
 
 


Review 11 May 2019
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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 new lawnmower

"Straightforward no fuss , explained product clearly , warranty details.
Left shop with no complaints."
 
 
Team:
Kevin ,Gail, Mark , Linda , & Charlie the dog .
 
 
 


Review 10 May 2019
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
 
Hired cherry picker and mini digger

"The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and efficient and the machinery we hired worked perfectly. All for a reasonable price."
 
 
 
 


Review 3 May 2019
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: Over 10 years 
 
 
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 and installation of Imow robot mower
 
Cost: £2400
 

"Outstanding service from our first enquiry through sales, installation and after sales. Nothing has been a problem. Will use again and highly recommend"
 
 
Team:
Kevin
 
 
 


Review 2 May 2019
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
I have had my Hayter mower serviced and I have recently purchased a Stihl strummer.

"Very impressed with the detail of work undertaken to my Hayter Mower as written in my invoice. Happy with price for repair. Happy with service overall. Very impressed with personnel. I was recommended this company by my gardener and I will recommend them to others."
 
 
Team:
Sorry, donít know their names, yet....one male, one female at the counter. Excellent servers.
 
 
 


Review 9 Apr 2019
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 

 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
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Customer Review
 
Purchase

"Explained products demonstration and advice given, price and guarantee of products- offer of advice and service if concerned about products during use"
 
 
Team:
Canít remember was a female
 
 
 


Review 6 Apr 2019
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Viking Robot mower installation.

"Fantastic customer support and service. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Suitable mower was advised due to location, terrain and personal requirements. Very happy with advised product.

Highly recommended."
 
 
Team:
Kev and Linda
 
 
 


Review 4 Apr 2019
Recommended by customer in DG4
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
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
 
I bought a still chainsaw from Galloway Tool Hire
 
Cost: £387
 

"I desperately needed to purchase a chainsaw for my husbands work as a fencing Contractor, he was at work when his one broke. I decided it was quite old and needed to replace it as soon as possible. I initially looked at another make but I was guided to change to the sthil range by Mark the salesman, he advised that the customer care and replacement parts were very good with this range. Whilst we were chatting another customer recommended the exact saw he suggested to me. I went ahead and bought the model he recommended. I made payment and received my vat receipt while it was fuelled it up and I was able to drop it off at work for my husband straight away - Job done!
I will be back as a customer again."
 
 
Team:
Mark and Gail
 
 
 


Review 3 Apr 2019
Recommended by customer in DG11

 I'm: Male 

 
 
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
 
Uplift of a husqvarna chain saw which had been ordered on line directly from husqvarna with local uplift from Galloway Hire Tools
 
Cost: £150
 

"We ordered a husqvarna chain saw on line directly from husqvarna with a local pick up at Galloway Hire tools. GHT were excellent. Called to make contact directly and arranged a time to uplift. They explained everything about the chain saw and took us through safe use and advised on maintenance etc - way beyond what was expected from an uplift only. Highly recommend. Very professional and courteous staff."
 
 
 
 


Review 9 Mar 2019
Recommended by customer in Dumf
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Purchase of Stihl FS91r strimmer, replacement chainsaw chain, and replacement and fitting of chainsaw attachment chain oil cap.

"Excellent service as usual. Knowledgeable, informed staff, always very friendly and welcoming and willing to go the extra mile taking an interest in previous purchase experience. They don't try to oversell but will recommend an alternative, superior option that, in my experience, is accurate and helpful. I would recommend the use of their services at the drop of a hat."
 
 
Team:
All members of team.
 
 
 


Review 8 Mar 2019
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
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 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Purchase new chainsaw
 
Cost: £380
 

"Very knowledgeable sale person explaining the various options & models.
Terms agreed with satisfaction.
Saw tested & safety features explained in great detail.
Excellent service would recommend the firm"
 
 
Team:
Gail
 
 
 


Review 7 Mar 2019
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Purchase of strimmer
 
Cost: £421

"Staff Knowledgeable "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Mark
 
 
 


Review 19 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in DG10
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Service of
1. HL 94 pole 4/Trimmer
2. HS 80 4/cutter
3. MT LO 82.2 tractor
 

"Tools collected and returned
Excellent condition very satisfied with work carried out."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 12 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in DG6
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Service & repair of chain saw; examination for repair or replacement of defective pressure washer. Supply of new pressure washer and disposal of old machine.

"Nothing to add. Can fully support a Trusted Trader - type of classification."
 
 
Team:
Not noted.
 
 
 


Review 12 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
sold me a new chainsaw.
 
Cost: £249
 

"Went in to buy a new electric chainsaw and was provided with all the information I needed by a very knowledgeable gentleman who explained the product very clearly, how and where to use the product. He also advised about the servicing required for the chainsaw."
 
 
Team:
not known
 
 
 

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