Where did the name Tardis Hire come from?

Tardis Portable Toilet Hire LogoTardis Toilet hire business was formed in 1994, but where did the name of the business came from? We asked Chris, the founder for an answer.

“Working in the construction sector, I learnt many slang names for the portable toilet. One of those names was Tardis and, not wanting to be to crude, this was the name selected for our new company.”

Tardis was incorporated in to a group of companies under the holding company of Boydon construction ltd, By the year 2000, it was decided to concentrate on Tardis as the main business and in 2002 the name was changed to Tardis Environmental UK limited.

Today, we continue to go from strength to strength, with our range of services from Portable Toilet Hire to septic tank emptying, high pressure water jetting, drain CCTV surveys and drain mapping. And you can’t miss our tankers with their distinctive green and yellow livery and iconic Tardis branding in red.

Monthly Round Up

A quick recap of some of our recent posts in case you missed them the first time round.

How Real Point have worked with Tardis

Tardis Website ScreenshotTardis have kindly asked us to write a guest post for their company blog.
From Ian O’Donnell, Director of Real Point Design

We were first approached by Tardis back in 2009, with the aim of redeveloping their website to provide a first port of call for potential customers looking to find out more about their portable toilet services and be able to contact them for more information.

Having provided a clean and fresh website and content management system, enabling Tardis to easily update their website content themselves, Real Point have since been working on search engine optimisation (SEO) with the aim to help Tardis’s website appear prominently in search results, as well as establishing this blog to enable Tardis to share useful tips and thoughts on the work they are involved in alongside their latest news.

We hope to continue our working relationship with Tardis as we build their online marketing strategy.

Shiny, happy tankers!

Tardis TankerRolling into the yard, sun glistening off their shiny yellow paint work, the new Tardis Tankers are an indication of our commitment to provide our clients with modern Tankers capable of meeting their ever changing needs.

These vehicles have been specifically designed by us to offer our customers tank emptys, water fills, pressure washer services, wash down, jetting services and bulk wet waste removal.

And though they might look bright yellow, they’re really green . . . they’re Euro 5 spec, meaning a massive reduction in CO2s keeping us environmentally friendly!

Caught short? Portable toilet hire quick . . . now!

Caught short? Sometimes, the unexpected can happen and when it does you need facilities . . . . fast! Tardis recently helped out a client with their urgent portable toilet hire requirements, and we had some great feedback, which we thought we’d share.

just wanted to say thank you for all your assistance in booking and delivery our emergency portable toilets. As your website said, I was able to contact you on Sunday and I got the booked sorted out very early Monday morning and had toilets that day. it was a real emergency for us as our building with 50 staff had no access to facilities after a Thames Water problem. You guys were an enormous help and everyone I dealt with really helpful, keep me informed on progress and appreciated the urgency!

Thanks again very much and hope you will pass on my thanks to your team.

Ed Riseman

Fires, fireworks, hot dogs and water works!

Red, Green, Yellow . . . . no we’re not talking about the colours of the Tardis trucks but just a few of the colours you might see lighting up the sky later this week when we all have one the most macabre celebrations that could be!

But, of course, no big, bonfire night out would be complete without a few hot drinks and a nice hot dog, so organisers of the event ensure they get the catering vans in, so we can all get a nice hot mug of something to wrap our cold hands around.

But how well do event organises plan for inevitable that happens once you’ve had a couple of coffees (or maybe alternative refreshment!). Often the provision of adequate toilet facilities is a last minute after thought, not enough and difficult to find!

So why not make sure that your planning for next year’s bonfire night puts this as a priority, book your hire of portable toilets now, draw on Tardis Hire’s expertise to ensure you have the right number of portable toilets in the right place. Then next year’s event will have one damp squib less!

Can you smell an aroma most foul?

Halloween . . . it’s a time of scary goings on, funny lights, strange noises and dangerous smells! But one of those might not be solved by handing out a bag of sweets to the strange looking people knocking on your door.

Yes, we’re talking about your septic tank. You’ve tried your best to ignore it, to leave it just that bit longer, but eventually you’re going to have to face that scary ghoul and just get your septic tank emptied.

To make sure you don’t have any nasty surprises, ensure your emptier has an up to date Waste Carriers Licence. Also if there are any access issues to your septic tank, make sure you let your emptier know when you book, to ensure they send a suitable vehicle.

So go on, face your demons, give Tardis Hire a call now and get your septic tank emptied.

How many loos should I hire? Stop the queue for the portable loo!

Another top tip for planning your portable loo hire is making sure you have enough. There’s nothing worse than seeing the queues starting to build up for your loos.

So how many portable loos should you hire?

There’s no easy answer but a quick rule of thumb is one loo for every 100 people plus one spare. Ideally you should have a separate loo for male and female (else you will get complaints!) It also depends on the type of event, the time of day and how long it goes on for, shorter events and people may cross their legs till they get home! It’s also important to consider if they are likely to be fixed times when everyone will need to go, for example at a wedding after the dinner and before the speeches, in which case extra capacity will be required.

Do speak to our expert team and they will bring their years of experience to bear on this potentially embarrassing problem.

Where do you put your event’s portable toilet?

We thought we’d kick of our posts with a series of hints and tips for planning your portable toilet hire requirements for your event. One of the questions we’re often asked is where to site your toilets.

Portable toilets need to be sited where they can be easily dropped off and collected. If units are delivered to domestic properties there will need to be access for the vehicle to drop the unit where the vehicle can park. Portable toilets cannot be lifted unless a crane is ordered in addition for deliver and collection, so if access isn’t direct this could increase the costs.

There also needs to be good access to the portable loos to service them if required. For large events, track way is an ideal solution to allow our vehicles to reach units.

As we all know the Great British weather can turn quickly and render sites in accessible that do not have adequate ground conditions for vehicles. So make sure that access routes will remain firm and usable whatever the conditions or if the access point for servicing is a little further away than ideal make sure you check that the service vehicle has a suitable length hose.

Of course if you need to know more about siting your portable toilets, then do give us a shout and we’ll be happy to help.