A message to all our customers

Stockyard Hire services are now temporarily closed until the governement lifts the social isolation ban.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we wish you all good health.

Andrew Howe-Davies

Welcome to the largest props hire company outside of London.

We have 70,000 square ft of props and other ephemera for hire.
Please note the website only reflects a small proportion of what we have as we update our stock regularly.
We always strongly recommend a personal visit where possible to truly appreciate what is available as we have a vast array of props to choose from.

Opening Times are Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. 

Latest time for pickups and returns is NO LATER THAN 30 minutes before closing.

Featured Props

A small selection of some of our most popular prop departments to help speed up your prop hunting.


Plants & Foliage




Crash Mats


Army & Military



10th October 2019

Updated directions to find us

Following recent roadworks and related changes we have a map to show click to see the best ways to get to us....
2nd January 2019

PROJECT – Who’s That Girl exhibition

Est.1761 recently commissioned Salford Makers, led by local artist Sally Gilford, to seek out the hidden and neglected stories of those women in the Bridgewater Archive Collections. Sally sought inspiration…
Salford Makers Blog
21st November 2018

PROJECT – Salford Makers shop fit

We recently had the very great pleasure of being asked to help design and fit out a pop-up shop on Chapel Street in Salford for our friends, Salford Makers - a…