Monument Hand Tools Make Heavy Work Light. Proudly British, Monument Hand Tools, a division of privately-owned UK company Monument Tools, traces its heritage-rich history back to the year 1880 when George Collier first started trading as a merchant of tools in London’s Cornwall Road in Brixton. Although located only three miles from Charing Cross, 1800s Brixton had a great deal more in common with village-life in rural Surrey than with life in bustling London. This was a time for practically doing, and not at all the quick and ‘instant’ existence that prevails even in semi-suburban Surrey today.
George’s son Arthur Collier Snr would later take over the hand tool manufacturing business from his father, and shortly after moving it to Electric Avenue, Brixton. In 1908, the brand name Monument was listed as a registered trademark. Arthur would in 1924 acquire the patent to the Shetack Saw from its inventor, and in 1930, he designed the famous Shetack Basin Wrench. Trading soon commenced under the name The Shetack Tool Works situated on Brixton Road.
Monument has since the 1930s continued to create, manufacture and sell tools with the help of a skilled workforce. The business as we know it today is run by the 5th generation of Colliers and continues to draw strength from historically significant industry references to Shetack and Monument.
From Single Patent To Versatile Range
Monument Hand Tools has grown from the acquisition of a single significant patent to a supplier of builder’s tools, drainage, pipe, plumbing and roofing tools, and more. Builder’s tools include bolsters, chisels and plumb bobs. Under the category pipe tools, pipe workers and DIY enthusiasts will find readily at hand everything from plastic pipe tools to a pipe freezing and pipe jointing/forming tools.
Plumbing tools include fully adjustable wrenches, testing tools, pump tools, radiator tools and even water pump specialist pliers, and thanks to Monument’s superb range of drainage tools, no blocked drain should ever again gain the upper hand. Buildworld stocks a complete range of drain unblocking tools, manhole and gulley tools, drain testing equipment and treatment.
Whether you’re an engineer in need of yellow engineers carpet protection matting, or a DIY enthusiast looking for the perfect screwdriver or soldering iron, you’ll find the perfect Monument Hand Tools solution for the job right here at Buildworld.
Buildworld Proudly Stocks Monument
At Buildworld we are passionate about all our brands and our specialist team of customer support professionals is ready to assist you either in-store or via our online store. The majority of items sold in store can just as easily be ordered online either for quick collection or convenient at-home delivery.