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    Working with props

    Published on 21 February 2019, Thursday, 2:49 AM

    Working with props in real life might not be as glamorous as it is in Hollywood, but we'd argue that our props are much more useful.

    If you're not familiar with the term, a prop is an adjustable load-bearing device, sometimes also known as an acro prop.

    They are designed and used for supporting framework, such as walls, ceilings and any other overhead structures while you're on the job doing remedial or new building work.

    For added safety, props from Kennards Hire can be anchored with end plates.

    During use, all normal safety precautions should be undertaken, such as first inspecting the building site for hazards, assessing risks, and wearing the appropriate safety gear.

    Kennards Hire have a range of props, so you should always be able to use the correct length for your requirement, rather than using one that is too short and filling the gap with additional materials, such as timber.

    However, a piece of solid, undamaged timber like the soleplate can be used above the headplate to spread the load across the upper support surface or ceiling.

    Rates for hire are available at your nearest Kennards Hire branch.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.