Online Booking is LIVE ! From the comfort of your sofa, go to vehicle gallery, choose your vehicle and then go to BOOK button. Get an immediate confirmation and pay on the day ! Simple! If your requirements don't quite fit the boxes, just give us a call as we are here to help as always 🙂        TIP! book in 24 hr periods from 5pm/8am for the best price.



What do I need to bring with me ?

You must bring your driving licence with you EVERY time you hire, either the photocard type or older paper-only type, PLUS your endorsement history is recorded online only, so in addition you will need to do ONE of the following things;

1st choice; Visit www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence and print off your endorsement history to bring in

( no more than 1 week before hire starts )

2nd choice; Bring in your National Insurance number so we can look up your details online together.

( A little time consuming at busy periods)

3rd choice; Use the Share my Driving Licence service at www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence and create an access code for us to be able to view your record, and let us know the code in advance of your hire date. (Valid for 21 days only )

4th; Last resort; We can call DVLA when you are here, and get your details but there’s a £3 fee.



I am moving house what size van do I require?

Go for our DIY REMOVALS package… a Luton van or 7.5 ton box lorry with electric tailift PLUS book a removals kit, consisting of sack barrow, blankets and ties, just £5.

Where is Barford Hire?
We are easy to find on the B1108 main Norwich-Watton road in the village of Barford, just 10 minutes from
Norwich ringroad and 4 minutes from the A47 bypass, N&N Hospital junction. Away from all the rush-hour traffic!

Can I leave a car?
Absolutely! We have free parking with 24hr access for out-of-hours returns (at owners risk).

How old do I need to be to hire?
Our minimum age is 25 years old with 1 years experience, ( 2 years experience for Minibuses/MPVs) and upper age restriction is 75yrs, (70 yrs for Minibuses and 7.5t )  when on our insurance. Please check with us first if you have your own cover.

I have points on my licence, can I still hire?
Depending on individual criteria. Let us know details at time of booking.

Am I covered for a breakdown?
Of course! All our vehicles are covered by Main Dealer international network plus an Independent network of agents in the UK and our own team if you are close by! All available 24/7 on a freephone number on your keyfob. Whatever happens, we wont let you down.

What is your insurance excess?

Our standard excess is £500, (£800 with 7.5t ) this is your maximum liability ( exclusions apply, subject to T&Cs on rental agreement)

We will treat you fairly! Hire companies have a bad reputation for overcharging for damage etc BUT WE DON’T !! We will get a trade quote and recharge you the least amount we can. If you break a mirror, you just pay for a mirror, if you write a vehicle off you pay £500.(exclusions apply) Accidents happen, but please treat our vehicles with the respect you would give your own car, then everyone is happy 🙂

What payment types do you accept?
We can only accept payment by debit card or visa, mastercard credit cards. No cash or cheques unless on account.

What deposit do I pay?
We ‘pre-authorise’ your card for minimum £100 deposit, (£250 for 7.5t) so money doesn’t leave your account but your credit limit is reduced temporarily , just like when you stay at The Hilton !!

What do I do when using DARTFORD CROSSING ?

All our fleet is registered with DART, so we will recharge you £3.50 per crossing to save you the hassle ! Please don't pay again, we can't get a refund.

Can I take your vehicles abroad?
Yes! We can quote for vans up to 3.5T gvw as well as People carriers and Minibuses up to 17 seats,and will provide you with everything you need to travel abroad.

We offer 'Forces & Emergency Services Personnel' Discount as our way of saying thank you 🙂 Please ask at time of booking   British Forces 

Can I hire at the weekend?
No problem! We do special whole weekend deals to pickup either Friday 17.00 or Saturday am until Monday 8am, or you can hire for just a Saturday as we have an out of hours return facility.


Staged Accidents & Fraudulent Insurance Claims “ Barford Hire is working closely in conjunction with Police, it's Insurer and The Motor Insurance Database, Authorities and Multiple Hire Companies in an attempt to combat and eradicate Staged Accidents and Fraudulent Insurance Claims to benefit our genuine customers."

Useful Links

For London congestion charges select the link Transport for London

Excess Insurance Comparison Websites = http://www.moneymaxim.co.uk/compare-cheap-van-hire-insurance  andhttp://www.moneymaxim.co.uk/compare-car-hire-excess-insurance

Digital driver card application go to www.gov.uk

DVLA licence rules go to www.gov.uk or phone

0300 083 0013  View Driving Licence (VDL) Line ( Use if you cant view online)

0300 790 6801  General Enquiry Line


Moving house? we have strong removal boxes for sale from our reception office

TEMPORARY STORAGE…….. Ask us for details as we can offer short and longer term storage areas.