Now my go to place for anything I will not use very often why buy
Share Shop is an Amazing Addition to Frome!
Really a very big fan of Share:Frome and will continue to use the service in the future. All the items I took out were in perfect working order, the price was great and the online booking system was easy. The easy access to many items actually encouraged me to do a big DIY project I had been planning for a long time.
A big thank you to the team over there as they were very understanding – I had an accident and had to bring the items back one day late.
What a lovely and professional service!! We’ve been treated with a smile and politeness. The wheelchair we’ve borrowed literally saved me from being stuck at home with broken leg! Thank you!! Fantastic place and loads of things to borrow, so before you buy you should have a look into Share: Frome first to save money and environment!
So easy and a great library of things
First time using Share and what an easy and great experience. Borrowed a dehydrator to use on our Apple harvest. We have now preserved a stash of apple snacks for the coming month.
Thank you for an easy, friendly and well organised experience. I will use again
Strimmer - Did the job!
Great item. Worked exactly as it should. Would use again for sure. Only issue was that the strimmer wire needed re-threading a few times and if (like me) you’re not adept at that sort of thing a laminated card showing how it goes in might help?
Gazebos for a celebration at the Vicarage
Gazebos in excellent condition with directions that were easy to follow.
Lawnmower #10 cuts the mustard
I’m a regular user of the Share library. It’s a fantastic service. Wish there were a couple of dedicated parking spots nearby to load/unload. Otherwise, all is good.
Everyone so helpful, tents were great
Definitely worth doing
The instructions are easy to follow, and although quite heavy, the cleaner and soft furnishing attachment were also easy to use. It removed stains from my carpets and sofas and has given my sitting room a new lease of life. I was surprised that it all dried quicker than I was expecting- the carpet only 2 hours or so – and I was able to do 2 small rooms, 2 sofas’ arms and a flight of stairs. Easily doable in one days’ hire, but make sure you park close by – although it has a carrying handle, I had to use both arms to carry it to the car park.
First borrow of a lawnmower
Brilliant. Signed on Sunday evening after years of prevarication. Walked in on my way home at lunchtime, showed driving licence and walked out with lawnmower for 24 hours. Wheeled it down the road; mowed exuberant new turf, had lunch and wheeled it back. Easy peasy.
Overall the simplest online registration and transaction ever.
I recently tried to buy a bottle of whisky online from a huge multi-national conglomerate. It was such confusing mess ordering and they then made such a bigger mess that I cancelled it as even if it ever arrived the experience of drinking it would have been spoiled. I told them, a little facetiously, there we little organisations in my town who could better. Thanks for proving me right.
Borrowed a couple of items for camping and some outdoor games. Very happy with the ease it was to borrow and how cheap it was . Staff very polite and helpful .
So pleased we hired this retro Bell Tent. It is lightweight and compact and yet very comfortably slept 4 of us, with loads of room to spare. Super easy and quick to pitch and take down. We’ll be borrowing it again!
Excellent value and super friendly
Super value, choice, and friendliness, extreamly helpful.
Would highly recommend.
Ordering gardening equipment
As a Support Worker supporting someone with an LD to use The Share Shop the whole process has been very easy from start to finish, amazing communication, flexibility throughout too. Thank you
Everything you need for a party!
Excellent – we hired a number of items for a party. Good to participate in the sharing economy and all the things we borrowed where used and enjoyed (bubble machine, ribbon sticks, candy floss maker & popcorn machine).
the ducklings were very happy...
In the paddling pool I borrowed from Share, and I’m very happy I don’t have to house a paddling pool until I want to hatch ducklings again. The ducklings have gone to live in a beauty spot in Devon, my sisters farm, and have made the transition from having me as their mummy to being proper ducks, they look very smart in their adult plumage.
Really easy pick up and return. Equipment in good working order.
Perfect for the job
I’ve never used an electric sander before, so wasn’t sure which of the several on offer to pick, but the one shown to me seemed fine and indeed did a brilliant job. Easy to use, plus a clear explanation of how to fit the consumable sandpaper. I booked the sander and two sheets of sandpaper for two days, but only needed it for one, and was able to get a refund for the one sheet of sandpaper not used. A painless first experience of a Share Library loan!
Saved me so much time!
I borrowed a cordless screwdriver/drill to help me put together a garden structure and I’m so glad I did. It was really powerful, so saved me a lot of work drilling pilot holes and screwing in the screws, which would have taken ages by hand. I also got a lot of other little jobs done before I had to return it to Share.
Excellent, easy process. Such a wonderful idea and resource.
I would encourage everyone to enrol and use Share Shop.
Home energy wastage
Using the thermal image camera when the weather is cold makes it possible to highlight where properties are losing heat in a big way then design solutions to cold bridging. Every house type should be evaluated in this way so that cost-effective solutions can be designed and implemented.
SHARE has ideal flood lights with rechargeable batteries for outdoor events
A community carol concert in Catherine Street was illuminated by lights from SHARE
This was my first loan. Order, collection and drop off was made easy. I needed to extend my loan and they were very helpful and friendly. A great selection of items to borrow. I will be using again.
Top notch spades
They dug splendid holes and we’d highly recommend them to anyone with snow to shovel or a pit to dig.
Joining Share and collecting my first ‘borrow’ couldn’t have been easier. The dehydrator was excellent and it was great to be able to access the manual online. It’s not a piece of equipment we’d use often so borrowing made perfect sense: thanks, Share!
I borrowed the rectangular Andrew James dehydrator and loved it. It’s a bulky, occasional items so ideal for the Share shop as few would have room for it in their kitchen. I dehydrated apples from the tree to make apple crisps which my son loved. I dehydrated the marjoram from the garden. I’ve dehydrated figs for use in granola, citrus slices for drinks and sweet potato slices to make healthy dog chews. One of the most interesting things however was dehydrating veg and then blitzing to make a salt-free vegetable stock powder. Will definitely borrow again at some point for another dehydrating session.
Love the share shop, brilliant idea
Useful as not the sort of thing I’d want to buy! We needed to remove a kitchen kick board and this was just the job.
Much needed quality tool, perfect for my needs once in a Blue Moon.
Start to finish the whole lending experience was practical, straight forward and enjoyable. My first time using Share.
Like many of us I’ve had a tool for years which was initially purchased as a response to a great urgent need. It’s doomed, only to be forgotten years later.
The Crank Extractor is good quality. This is important so as not to strip the threads off the peddle/crank arms which are much more costly than the actual tool.
I’m very grateful for the service in addition to the organisation which make this all possible.
Set up account and 30 mins later 1 st borrow done. Easy process and great team.
Brilliant concept, brilliant process
Very proud to live in a place with such an innovate shop. Every town should have one! Smooth and easy process from start to finish, and the goods were in great condition. Thank you!
I used the electric hob for the melting an artist’s primer Jezo in my studio, it gave me the flexibility of trying something out at the other end of the house from the kitchen. It had a useful instruction manual.
Borrowed a stripper
Wallpaper stripper/ steamer borrowed
TBH I didn’t use it but it kept my daughter occupied for a few days, she tells me it worked fine
Brand new equipment.
I was in need of a de-humidifier due to excessive damp following heavy rain fall. I was very suprised and pleased to see I could borrow a substantial de-humidifier, recently acquired by the Store. It worked a treat. Very happy!!
Great service at the shop and the machine was in excellent condition and worked very well.
I found borrowing the stand a good experience. I was treated with help and courtesy as we have come to expect in a town where caring and sharing is brilliant. We were happy to support what is a great idea.
A brilliant resource
We are so lucky to have the Share Shop here in Frome – it’s such a useful resource for the community with really friendly, helpful staff.
Our oven had broken so we’ve borrowed a small temporary oven from the Share Shop while we wait to get a new one. We also borrowed table football while we were at it 🙂
Crisis Time resolved by Posh New De-humidifier!
Very relieved and excited to pick up a brand new de-humidifier from Share Frome. Recently bought by the shop and helped me resolve partially my damp problem due to recent severe weather.
Easy to use and also to transport as on wheels. 🙂
Happy Customer!! 🙂
Hired a wallpaper steamer. Seamless transaction and steamer did what it was meant to do. Very satisfied borrower 🙂
A wrecking bar
It was easy cheap and saved me buying something I may use once
Very friendly and helpful in the shop
Just a great service
It is so very refreshing to enter a retail/service outlet and feel welcomed and then meet a man ( name unknown …..fine beard and enviable long hair !,) who helps without being pushy and then gives great service. Quite simply awesome
Great way to borrow...
First class service from friendly and professional staff. Got just what I needed and sorted very quickly and efficiently. Well done everyone, will use again and would recommend to anyone.
If the Share Shop has it, it makes great sense to borrow
How many times have you bought an item, used it once or only a few times and regret buying it? I know I have. Go to the Share Shop, borrow it for a small price for a few days and free up space in your shed!
A brilliant idea and sharing of resources
A brilliant idea and sharing of resources. Every town needs a Share shop if we are to reduce mindless consumption. Imagine if they were in the public library, integrating the concept of shared assets in the new circular economy.
Today I joined SHARE
Today I Joined ‘Share’. I needed a gardening shovel for a one off project and didn’t want to buy one.
I am excited that Frome has this shop!
Remember to think SHARE
I needed a battery charger as my van’s battery went flat … I knew my dad has one in London … but I couldn’t wait until I next went there … so I was going to go and buy one … then my wife said, ‘why not just borrow one from SHARE?’ Yes! Of course, saved me time and money. I must remember when I need something to think ‘SHARE’!
Excellent bit of kit, but not one that I’d want to buy, so having the ability to borrow it is great. The system is clear and easy to use, plus the staff are friendly!
SHARE is an excellent initiative run by interesting, helpful members of the community.
The more people who participate, the greater the contribution SHARE can make to helping people do what they can to care for and protect our environment; every step leads to change and adds up to leading us away from the destructive path society has been selfishly and slavishly following.
Cool, community, lovely
A really cool place, community driven, lovely people
Fantastic project, such a variety of useful stuff to borrow, with lovely friendly helpful staff!
Have been dehydrating all sorts over the last week! The machine was in good condition and did an amazing job.
Collection and return was well managed. Thank you!
Made life better
SHARE Frome has made life better for everyone in Frome. SHARE’s willingness to make it work and Can-Do attitude makes countless lives better. From a movie night with friends made magical with projectors, sound systems and popcorn machines. To fixing the leak in the roof with reliable power tools, sanders, and drills. Every person and project’s requirements are unique – but we all need to SHARE.
First time Share member recommends friendly helpful service!
Hi I’ve been telling everyone how useful Share has been. I borrowed a leaf vacuum/blower, and it did a great job for just a few pounds. The weed puller I borrowed wasn’t so useful, but I think that was due to the type of soil and position of the weeds. Trying out one from Share saved me buying a new one and finding out the hard way that it wasn’t what I needed!
Staff were friendly and helpful – glad I signed up as a member, as I shall be back for more garden & DIY tools.
Couldn't have done it without you!
We’re trying to make room for our 6 month old by moving our two older kids into the loft. We have a very tight budget for this project so being able to borrow all of the necesarry equipment for only £6 for a whole week was amazing! I spent the weekend building a single bed with a trundle bed underneath for the little piplings. Can’t recommend highly enough!!
The lawn scarifier was great fire preparing a patch of grass for showing a wildflower patch.
An excellent scheme
An excellent scheme
thanks for existing Everytime I have needed something, the Shareshop has had it.
thanks for existing Everytime I have needed something, the Shareshop has had it.
A great facility!
A great facility!
Great store ******
Great store ******
Live clutter free
Excellent for people who want to avoid filling their homes and garages with stuff they only use once or twice. We can now live a clutter free life, knowing there is a place to borrow whatever it is we need.