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First Time Hire

If you haven’t hired from us before there are just a couple of steps to get you up and shooting.

1. Fill out either a Cash Account or Credit Account form.
Please send us an email requesting New Client Form.
A cash account requires you to pay for the equipment upfront and a credit account allows payment up to 30 days after the shoot.

2. Provide proof of hired-in kit insurance with continuing hire cover
Please provide details of insurer in the form and email a copy of the insurance cover note to shoot@slvision.co.uk

Please be aware this admin does take a bit of time, if you call at 4.30pm for a first time hire for the next day it may be a little tight! You’re always very welcome to get in touch us with any questions or to arrange to pop in and have a look at our equipment.

By agreeing to hire from SLVision you’re entering into a binding contract and accept our Terms and Conditions.

The terms and conditions basically state that as soon as the equipment leaves our studio you are responsible for it until it is returned.

If equipment is returned damaged or with anything missing you are responsible to cover the replacement cost and daily rate for the equipment until the situation is resolved (continuing hire charges). This is why technical hired-in equipment insurance with continuing hire cover is vital as these potential costs can be significant.

If you need any help with this such as value of equipment, please feel free to ring the office.

Terms and Conditions


When you hire kit you need insurance to cover it for its full replacement value, which has to be specifically for hired-in film equipment with continuing hire cover (insurance for your own purchased equipment or home insurance etc will not work). It must be arranged to cover the kit from the day it leaves us to the day it comes back to us. It must also cover ongoing hire costs if the kit is out of action for any reason.

We’ll occasionally make exceptions for low value kit if you leave a deposit with us, as well as your passport/limb/spouse/new car – the choice is yours!

Once you’ve got a kit list together just let us know and we’ll give you the replacement value for your insurance cover.

Please check dates and the value of equipment with us before purchasing any insurance.

We recommend Performance Insurance for short or annual policies.

Performance Insurance

Select ‘Short Period Cover’ or ‘Annual Cover’ then enter the value (what it costs to purchase the kit – please call the office for the exact amount) of the equipment & the number of days you need to insure it for. The cover must include the collection and return dates as well as the dates you are shooting with the equipment.

SLV is open as usual - Coronavirus Update - January 2021

With yet another lockdown announced we are staying open for business as TV and Film production has got green light to keep running but have altered the way we work to maintain a safe working environment. As a small but resilient company and we are always happy to tailor our services to your specific requirements.

Here is an update about the procedures and facilities we have put in place.


You must wear a face covering when indoors unless you are a talent in front of the camera but then yo have to keep safe distance.

Studio 2 is now available for full 10-hour day hire only and comes with the the extra room above it as standard to accommodate extra crew numbers. Contact us for more details.

Our studios have fresh air ventilation systems which provide a constant supply of fresh air as opposed to a recirculation system. They are also quiet enough to run whilst recording sound

We have just installed a dual internet system that runs on fast 5G in addition to fibre broadband so that we can offer a very robust internet connection for live video streaming etc.

We can provide a reliable online video stream from the studios so that your client can monitor the shoot remotely

There is remote audio and video monitoring provided from the studio to the client room and both dressing rooms for Studio 1 and to the client room for Studio 2. Studio 1 also have a microphone set up in the green room so that you can communicate remotely via the PA

We have opened a roof garden in addition to the private yard so we can offer clients more outdoor ancillary space

Safe equipment handling

All equipment supplied by SLV is made safe using a combination of quarantining, disinfection, UV-C light and ozone sanitising

Our staff members wear appropriate PPE whilst handling equipment

Workstations are being sanitised before and after use

Our vans are sanitised before and after use

Studio sanitation

Hand sanitiser is provided on main entry to the premises and around the building

We ask that crew and clients arrive with their own PPE, however we have it available to purchase if required

Everyone, including SLV staff, entering the premises will have their temperature measured and we reserve the right to refuse entry of anyone displaying symptoms of Covid -19

Client facing staff wears PPE

The Studio 1 showers are still available to use however we ask that people bring their own towels

Studio 1 and studio 2 are to use separate toilets and kitchen facilities provided if both are in use on the same day

We are currently limiting the maximum number of people inside each studio space to 10 people for Studio 1 and 3 people for Studio 2.

The premises are being sanitised at the end of each working day

We strongly suggest all the productions and clients coming to our studios to read the latest APA COVID-19 Shooting guidelines. You can find the most up to date version by clicking link below:

APA COVID-19 Shooting Guidelines

We now have the NHS Covid-19 App venue QR code in place.


We know that things are very difficult in our industry right now, however we would like to reassure our clients that we are here to help get the industry back on its feet.

Take care and hope to see you soon,

SLV Team