ACE van hire, Brockley

Just to show we don't hate vans per se, we thought we'd report our recent experience of hiring an ACE van. Although at one point their vans started cropping up on the local streets, that seems to be a blip and they have secured space on the MOT garage forecourt, to store their vehicles.

The office is still in New Cross, however, which means that if you want to collect a van, you are asked to give them 20 minutes notice to travel between the two sites and if you want to drop a van off outside of working hours, you need to do so in New Cross, which is a pain.

On the other hand, the guys we dealt with were nice and helpful, even dropping the van off outside our house when we said it was going to be a problem to collect it from them. The vehicle was in decent working order and it cost £50 for 24-hour hire of a transit van (£60 if you want a long wheel-base transit).