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The story so far...

The Coppermill Hire Co was set up in 2018 by Tom Abel (that's me over there). 

After nearly 10 years of working in the legal profession, I decided that it was time to leave the life of suits and litigation behind me to follow my dream.

Woodwork has been part of our family since my grandfather first hand crafted toys for his sons and grandsons in his shed at the bottom of the garden over 60 years ago. My father has followed this family tradition in his retirement, and now I have chosen the same path for myself. After all, being named "Mr T Abel", it seems written in the stars that I should be in the table business!

At the Coppermill Hire Co, we specialise in the hiring of rustic, vintage and reclaimed furniture, decor and props for weddings, parties, festivals and events. 

We are based in Somerset and cover the whole of the South West (including Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon), Wales, the Midlands and the South of England. 

Our rental collection includes Victorian antique pine trestle tables, vintage folding and cross back chairs, reclaimed hand-built bars and various unique props (including tin bottle baths, brass candelabras, glass cocktail dispensers, etc) to help our clients set the perfect scene for their big day.

Our range works brilliantly in many settings such as marquees, barns, stately homes, festival tents, you name it really... 

We have a passion for breathing new life to beautifully characteristic old treasures that have been sourced from around the UK. 

All our tables are lovingly handmade by us personally using antique timbers which date back to the 1890's. We feel that by using up-cycled original materials, all of our pieces have an authenticity which is hard to find anywhere else.    

We recognise just how complicated it is to plan events, so we pride ourselves on making our rental service as straight forward as possible, from quoting and ordering to delivery and collection, to give our clients some peace of mind. We strive to ensure that our service is easy and stress free so we can help to create a positive vibe as a whole for our clients' events. 

Our ethos is that "the love you make is equal to the love you take" and this underlies absolutely everything that we do at The Coppermill Hire Co.

See photos of the story so far below:

Coppermill Hire Co Owner
Tom Abel Owner of The Coppermill Hire Co with Dad
Tom Abel Owner of The Coppermill Hire Co
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