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Welfare and mess vehicles

Close Brothers Vehicle Hire operates a fleet of welfare and mess vans for contract hire, rental and lease. With vehicles offering canteen facilities, hot water, sink, toilet and drying room and more, we’re offering a new concept in mobile welfare facilities. Contact our specialist team to find out how we can help you find the vehicle you need.

Welfare and mess vehicles

Quality welfare and mess vehicles for contract hire, rental and lease

We operate a fleet of welfare and mess vehicles offering a new concept in mobile welfare facilities.

Developed for greenfield sites, our welfare and mess vans offer a truly mobile solution to site welfare. The units have the benefit of full canteen facilities (including microwave oven), hot water on tap with full size sink, toilet and a drying room.

Welfare and mess vehicles

Our welfare and mess vehicles include:

  • 7 or 8 crash tested M1 seats with conference table
  • Unisex toilet cubicle including electric flush cassette toilet
  • Electric cooking unit, including microwave
  • Electric hot water facility
  • Independent central heating (front and rear of vehicle)
  • Hot and cold hand wash facilities (front and rear)
  • Conference type table for seats in mess area
  • Wet clothes storage area and drying room
  • Eye wash stations in toilet cubicle
  • First aid kit and fire extinguisher
  • Reverse camera with bleeper and sensor

Contract hire, rental and leasing solutions

    What is contract hire?

    Contract hire allows you to take control of a vehicle for a fixed period without taking ownership of it. During the contract agreement we can also manage the maintenance of the vehicle for you, once the contract ends you return it to us. Contracts range from 12 to 84 months and are tailored to your specific business requirements.

    • Choose a comprehensive servicing, inspection, maintenance and repair programme for your vehicle, including replacement parts, breakdown support, repairs and maintenance, tyre husbandry and nationwide replacement vehicle service.
    • Access to the vehicle intelligence including fleet management, online portals, telematics and 24/7 customer support.
    • Fixed rentals throughout your contract hire enable you to budget accurately and smooth out your cash flow – so that you have no nasty surprises, particularly as your vehicles get older.
    • Enables off balance sheet funding for most small and medium sized businesses, so you can release capital for use elsewhere. This means you can include 100% of the rentals in your P&L as a charge against gross profits, before corporation tax is levied.

    What is daily rental?

    Daily rental, or spot hire, is a short-term rental agreement starting from just a single day, available 24/7, all year round. The rental cost is charged daily meaning you can rent a vehicle for as long as you need.

    Daily rental is ideal for those emergency days when a vehicle is off the road or for when you need to hire a different vehicle for the 


    • Immediate online access to all rental vehicle documentation and service history, keeping you ahead of compliance and legislation.
    • All vehicle sizes from light commercials to HGVs to ensure seamless operations to your customer base.
    • A modern, reliable, maintained and cosmetically sound fleet of vehicles available to you, allowing you to meet any unforeseen problems or peaks in demand.

    What is operating lease?

    An operating lease allows you to lease a vehicle but without the maintenance included.


    It is a very popular way to fund your vehicle fleet with fixed monthly costs so you can budget accurately and control you own maintenance.

    What is hire plan?

    Hire plan is a leasing product that allows you to take control of a vehicle without owning it or committing to a fixed hire period.

    When using hire plan, you will be provided with a charge matrix, which sets out costs for 12, 24 and 36 month periods, and given the freedom to return the vehicle as required.


    • Transparent charges, allowing you to manage your fleet and budget effectively.
    • A flexible way to run vehicles during peak periods, including month-by-month hire, at a competitive rate.
    • Immediate online access to all vehicle documentation and service history, keeping you ahead of compliance and legislation.
    • Modern, reliable and maintained vehicles

    What is sale and leaseback?

    Sale and leaseback can help you to release equity locked in your fleet and support you in the streamlining of your operational requirements.

    We value and acquire your fleet at an agreed price, hiring it back to you at an agreed fee over a specific time period. You can also include additional services from our fleet management packages.


    This release of equity back into your cash flow can support your commercial strategies to raise additional capital for other business requirements and growth, and can also help fund a broader fleet replacement programme.

    Welfare mess vehicles for sale

    Vehicle sales

    High quality, full history, commercial vehicle sales

    As specialists of commercial vehicle and trailer solutions in the UK, we offer high quality used vehicles complete with full service histories and warranties.

    We can also assist with providing a tailored finance package using hire purchase, lease or contract hire options. Contact us to find out more.

    Vehicles for sale

    Please fill in the form below and we’ll contact you shortly, or call us on

    03454 600 601

    to discuss your specific business needs

    Contact us

    Close Brothers Vehicle Hire
    Lows Lane
    Stanton by Dale
    DE7 4QU

    T: 03454 600 601

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