The humble butter pad is one of the smallest pieces of crockery for hire we offer, but it is essential for any table setting with bread rolls and butter
Butter pads are essential when serving bread at a function or banquet. Butter can often need time to melt when being served, particularly if being taken from a cold location and the butter pad offers this space on the table.
Our butter pads are made from white vitrified porcelain. This gives the pads an extra glaze that protects it from heat, allowing it to be used in dishwashers, freezers and microwaves. The edges of the butter pad are rolled to prevent chips and cracks.
These butter pads are made from white porcelain, which matches the rest of our white crockery hire range.
Don't worry about cleaning your crockery hire prior to collection
Cleaning crockery is not only a bothersome chore, but it is the main reason why any crockery gets broken while out on hire.
For this reason, we have made it compulsory for all crockery items to have the send it back dirty option added at checkout. All we ask is that food debris is scraped off plates, bowls etc and all liquids are emptied out prior to repacking ready for collection.
What Crockery Ranges Do We Offer?
Different themes at events concentrate on different colours, and it’s for this reason we offer a variety of ranges of crockery hire. Our ranges have been chosen to suit the widest range of colour schemes possible, and feature all the items of crockery we think you’ll need for your table setting.
We currently have three ranges of crockery available. Our standard range of white porcelain is very popular for formal events and occasions but we have found more and more frequently customers want something a little bit more than plain white crockery.
For those looking for a bold and striking look our Graphite range of crockery stands out. This range of crockery is made from dark grey porcelain, which offers a modern stylish look. Whether used as a contrast against white linen or as part of a bolder colour scheme, this range of crockery is eye catching and will draw your guest’s eyes to the food on offer.
Our Storm range of crockery offers a calmer and more understated alternative. This range is made from light grey porcelain and gives a splash of colour to tables without being overpowering. This range of crockery suits a more rustic and cosy setting, and pairs well with muted colours.
How delivery of crockery works
At Expo Hire we are committed to offering the very best quality of service. All of our crockery is cleaned and carefully checked by our warehouse staff before being packed ready for transit to customers in the whole of the country
Working out delivery costs is easy with Expo Hire; simply use our carriage calculator to find which of our branches is near to you. Tap your postcode in and it will confirm not only whether we cover that postcode or not, but also which of our 11 branches is closest to you and the cost for delivery from that branch, as well as the list of possible extra charges.
Once you have filled your basket and confirmed your delivery dates and postcode in the checkout, we will show you an itemised cost for delivery so you know exactly what you’re paying for before you place your order.
Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply enter your postcode and order number into our order tracking page and find out when our driver will be with you. You can also use the link we send you by automated text.
Dishwasher, Freezer and Microwave
What is the price including VAT?
This item is subject to 20% VAT and therefore you will pay £0.36 each for a standard 3 day hire at checkout.
As primarily a business-to-business supplier we advertise our prices ex-VAT as most businesses will be able to reclaim the VAT amount.
Do you offer discounts for if the item is hired for less than 3 Days?
No. We recommend a minimum hire period of 3 days to provide enough time for set-up and break-down of your event, and to make sure that problems such as traffic or adverse weather conditions do not impact on your event. If you want to hire for a shorter period than this then we cannot offer a discount.
Do you offer discounts for Long Term Hire?
Yes, after the standard hire perion of 3 Days you will be charged £0.06 per extra day up to day 7, £0.05 per extra day up to day 28 and £0.03 per extra day after that.
How much security deposit do you charge?
Nothing! Unlike most of our competitors, rather than charging a large deposit, we provide a FREE 'minor deposit waiver' scheme to cover minor damage and loss. Excessive or negligent damage and loss will be invoiced at 10 times the standard hire price of the relevant items. Please read our terms and conditions for full details.
How much do you charge for delivery?
There is a minimum charge of £20.00 for a distance up to 10 miles each way.
After that we charge £1.00 per mile each way and an additional £20.00 for each journey on a weekend or bank holiday.
We calculate the distance using driving directions from our local base to your event postcode, so it is important that you provide the correct delivery address at checkout.
Unless the two person carriage charge has been paid for, deliveries and collections are made by a single driver, who has 15 minutes to deliver or collect your order.
Our drivers are not allowed to take items up or down stairs or into lifts, and all deliveries need to be made within 50m of the vehicle. If it takes the driver longer then you will be charged £12.50 per additional 15 minutes. If a driver arrives and delivery or collection is impossible then unfortunately an additional carriage charge will be added to your order.
If there are likely to be issues with regards to location, staff onsite or the size of the order, then it's imperative you advise us BEFORE you place your order. Please note that our vans cannot go off-road onto grass or dirt areas, particularly when it has been wet due to the chances of the vehicle getting stuck.
As our drivers are multiple drop drivers, any issues with your delivery or collection of your order could result in issues for other customers. We ask that you are mindful of this when we are delivering or collecting your order.