How We Work!
Different clients have different needs and here at Cardinal we ensure that you get the Christmas that you want!
Hire or Buy?
Rented Accommodation: You may be living in rented accommodation and just need to hire a scheme for one year - we can bring traditional festive warmth to your rented home until your dream home is found!
Variety: If you feel that variety is the spice of life and would like Champagne and Chocolate one year and Fuchsia and Lime Green the next, then hiring is definitely worth your consideration. We offer a range of schemes from the most traditional to the very modern.
Storage: When storage is a premium and you can't bear the thought of climbing into the loft on a cold January morning, hiring is for you! With our Hire Schemes we pack everything away and clean up every last pine needle.
Lighting: You may wish to hire your Christmas lighting if you can't imagine 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: Why not hire our giant nutcrackers, tin soldiers or Father Christmas Throne to spice up your Christmas Party! (Please book early as availability is limited).
Deterioration: Whether you sign up for a one, two, 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.
Why Mess With A Good Thing? 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. If you fall in love with your scheme you can choose to take on storing and installation yourself.
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 in London and the Home Counties.
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. Please see our events website (Currently under Routine Maintenance) if this interests you.
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 brief the manager of your scheme as there are many services we can invoke at your request. Clients have asked us in the past to arrange for our approved contractor to remove fine antiques and furnishings for the duration of Christmas parties.
We have professional, public and products liability insurance with Hiscox.
References from our former clients 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.
We don't charge extras for transport, congestion charges or parking!