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How many crates do I need?

For both office and house moves we offer complete rental packages containing the optimal amount of crates. The set bundle deals will help you choose the best option for you, from extra small to extra large, we will have a set crate deal that suits your requirement and budget. 

What are the benefits of renting crates?

If you are looking for a convenient, easy and cost effective way to store, transport or relocate your items, then crate rental is your answer. With our barcoded products each crate is given its own unique identity which is scanned outbound and inbound to provide important tracking information.  

How do I pay for my crates?

During the checkout procedure you will be asked to pay by credit or debit card using our secure online payment process. If you are a commercial customer and you would prefer to set up a trade account, please contact us on 0800 980 6996 to set up an account.

How do I know my credit card information is secure?

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How does your crate rental charging system work?

We rent crates on a per week basis with the minimum rental period being one week. You can also rent for as long as you like! 

Once delivered, can I extend my rental period?

Yes, to arrange this just call us on 0800 980 6996 no later than the day prior to the agreed collection. Any extended rental will be charged on a week by week basis.

At what point can I off hire?

You can off hire at any point during the rental period, however the minimum is one week.

Does phs Teacrate notify me about un-returned crates?

Yes, we will send you an email notification itemising all outstanding rental products that have not been received by us on the agreed collection/return date.

What happens if I don't return all the rented crates on time?

All outstanding crates will continue to incur a weekly rental charge at the same rate. You will receive an email notification detailing all outstanding items. Payments for ongoing rental will be debited at weekly intervals until the outstanding items are returned. Any crates not returned or deemed as lost whilst in your possession, will be subject to a replacement charge. Please enquire for the replacement charges.

Collection and Delivery options

Next working day delivery is standard on all orders placed before 4pm (UK mainland only). Same day/emergency delivery is available (charges will apply). Timed delivery is available (e.g. if you need the crates at a particular day and time (charges will apply).

Our normal delivery hours are Monday – Friday from 8.30 to 5.00pm, although special weekend delivery can be arranged subject to a charge and via our customer services team. Deliveries are normally made in the morning (08:30 – 12:30), and collections are scheduled for afternoons (12:30 – 17:00).

Customer collection and drop off is available from any one of our 7 strategically located depots. We also have different sized delivery vans meeting most delivery requirements. We have many special delivery options (some of them you won’t find anywhere else!).

What is the cut-off time for ordering for next working day delivery?

4:00pm

Can I collect my order?

Yes, please click here for a list of our collection centres. Please refer to the depot manager or reception.

What if I need to amend or cancel my order?

Amendments and cancellations will naturally occur. For both issues please call us on 0800 980 6996. If a cancellation is required please note that we need to receive your cancellation by 5pm the day before delivery otherwise you will be charged the full amount for the first week rental. 

Are the crates stackable?

Yes, lidded crates may be stacked on top of each other when their lids are closed or nested within each other, when empty with the lids open. Unlidded crates can also be nested when empty, but also feature 2 x side metal bale arms that can be pulled out to support the weight of a crate on top when the crates are filled. This means that the contents of the crates underneath will not be damaged.

What are the crates made of?

All our crates are made from 100% recyclable tough polypropylene. Being re-useable, plastic crates are inherently more sustainable than single or limited use alternatives like cardboard.

Can the crates be sealed for security?

Our lidded crates can be sealed for security, and can be stacked and moved using our skates and handling equipment. Accessories are also available to label your crates, and protect the contents. If you have goods that need extra protection in transit, our consumable packaging range includes quilted covers and bubble wrap, all available on next working day delivery. To ensure extra security we offer barcoded crates. This gives the crate its own unique identity which is scanned to provide important tracking information, reducing stock loss, whilst highlighting potential bottlenecks.

I'm a returning user, can I open an account?

Yes, by registering to open an account the details of your new orders will be saved in your account history.

Do you sell crates?

Yes. If you wish to purchase new crates please contact us on 0800 980 6996 to discuss your requirements.

Packaging FAQ

What is the minimum spend on packaging for free delivery?

Please refer to transport charges as this depends on the delivery postcode.

Can I collect my Packaging Order from a local Teacrate Depot?

Yes, please click here for a list of our collection centres.

How long will my order be available at the Depot for collection?

Your order will be ready for collection on the pickup date specified, please contact the sales team 8000 980 6996 should you wish to change your arrangements.

How much packaging do you recommend for a house move?

Please refer to our Packaging bundles.

Can I pay for my Packaging Order when I visit the Depot to collect.

No, all payment transactions should be made through the website via debit/credit card. We do not accept cash.

Do you offer a credit facility for commercial packaging purchases if buying for business use?

Yes, please call our dedicated Sales Team on 0800 980 6996 who will be happy to take you through this process.