How We Work

Apart from surveying your premises and designing your decorating scheme, we will advise on whether it is better for you to buy or hire the decorations according to your own circumstances.

Hire or Buy?

Living in temporary accommodation:

This may mean that you prefer to hire a scheme rather than buy something made for you. 

Likewise, you may like to change your scheme every year and therefore hiring is definitely worth your consideration.


Storage: When storage is a premium hiring is definitely worth considering.

Lighting: You may wish to hire all your Christmas lighting if you can't bear the thought of untangling last years lights or unsure if they even work anymore! We use commercial grade, connectable lighting and a professional fit will ensure your trees, roofline, conservatory and marquee all sparkle throughout the Christmas season. Please ask us about our new monthly maintenance contracts for an all-year round garden lighting scheme. 

Christmas Fayres and Parties: If you need a more comprehensive lighting scheme for a public place such as a golf club, racecourse or school hall, then do ask for a quotation for hiring Christmas lighting. Short or Long-term. 

Christmas Prop Hire: Please enquire about hiring our  giant nutcrackers, tin soldiers or Father Christmas Throne for your Christmas Party! (Please book early as availability is limited). 

Deterioration: Whether you sign up for a one, or three year hire contract, the deterioration of the stock is our responsibility. At the end of the contract period, most clients opt to take a brand new scheme with brand new stock. 

Alternatively you may choose to buy a theme from us and have us reinstall it each year. We will quote for the cost of storing and reinstalling the same scheme for you in subsequent years.

Privacy & Security

We understand the trust involved in allowing a new contractor onto your business premises or into your home and for this reason we have a strict vetting policy for all our staff. 

You or your representative will be briefed on the members of the team assigned to your job, each of whom will have photo identity and will be presented to you on the day of installation. 

Our staff are discrete and professional and work with your team to protect your privacy and confidentiality both during and after the job. 

We have approved supplier status with many prestigious organisations and some of the most discerning clients trust us in their homes and gardens.

Our experience and credibility come from years of logistics planning and management in the events industry and we have built a reputation for creating wonderful events which also run safely and securely to our clients' complete satisfaction. 

We carry out risk assessments and method statements and ensure you or your representative is fully briefed on the stages that will take place to install your scheme, as well as the derigging process after Christmas. 

We will liaise closely with your own on-site team to ensure they are aware of time schedules, logistics planning and security matters.


We will routinely ensure that your pets don't escape from your garden, children are kept safe from tools and equipment, and that your personal belongings are protected. 

If, however, you have any special requests then please don't hesitate to let us know.  

References are available on request. 

No Hidden Charges!

We always make it clear on our quotation what is included in your quote. 

For One Year Hire Schemes, storage is not your problem. 

The quoted figure for Three Year Hire Schemes will include storage and reinstallation, as well as the renewal of any fresh Christmas trees. 

For a scheme that you buy from us, we will make it clear what the storage and reinstallation figure will be if you wish to carry out that service. 

Please contact us as early as possible to avoid disappointment

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