No matter what you're compacting, the need for quality equipment to ensure a sound finish is important.

It might be for a road or a grassed area, but if you're a tradesperson using poor tools and machinery, then the end product isn't going to be as good as it could be. There might be parts of bitumen that are sticking up, or even grass that isn't correctly laid and therefore won't grow properly.

To avoid these eventualities, hiring the correct rollers is a great way to protect yourself. You might even be doing a bit of garden DIY, but a roller is still going to make the final result a sparkling success.

Rolling in the deep

According to a Euromonitor report about home improvement in Australia, the rising house prices and cost of living around the country are factors contributing to the way people are buying power tools. Sales for equipment increased by 3 per cent over the 12 months leading up to May 2015, so people are clearly thinking about buying over hiring. The advantage of hiring is that it can save you a lot of money in the long term for gear you might only use once or twice.

The best equipment always comes from the professionals.The best equipment always comes from the professionals.

Furthermore, when doing a job around the house, the local tool shed won't have all the best equipment available to make the work efficient. Kennards Hire does, and that's why hiring can be such a great success. A compacting lawn roller is a great example of this, as it's something that you don't need to buy yourself but can make a major difference to your garden space.

Rock'n'roll

You'll need the right machinery to get the job done to the highest possible standard.

According to the most recent Department of Infrastructure and Transport report on public road-related expenditure and revenue in Australia, $15.8 billion was spent on road-related works by the government alone in 2008-09. Over the nine years prior to that, the average increase in that figure was 8.57 per cent.

For tradespeople, getting into that industry could pay off big time. But you'll need the right machinery to get the job done to the highest possible standard. For pathway compacting, to start, a large ride-on roller is going to be perfect for achieving a flat surface. The same goes for the laying of bitumen, but a much larger 13-tonne smooth drum roller is going to be required.

You can access all of this equipment and so much more at Kennards Hire, so head into your local shop to get the best gear for your next project.