The last assignments have been finished off and final exams completed. The summer holidays are finally upon us. Hopefully that means a well-earned break from the classroom for teachers and technicians as well as students.

The summer break is also a great time to re-stock any materials and equipment you need for the start of the new school year. Tilgear is on hand to help: whether it’s materials, tools or machinery, we’ve got all the supplies you need for Design & Technology, Art and Vocational Studies.

What’s on Offer at Tilgear:

Materials & Consumables

We stock a huge range of materials, including: wood, metal, plastics and specialist materials. Whether you need Perspex, acrylic sheets, laser cut ply wood or MDF, we’re confident we can meet your needs. We also provide consumables such as abrasives, adhesive and solder. 

Kits and Components

Perfect for adding an interactive component to your lesson plan, Tilgear stock a wide range of design technology kits and components suitable for use in schools and colleges. The range includes construction kits, e-textiles, BBC micro:bit, plus electronics kits and components.

Fixings and Ironmongery

We have a large selection of fixings and ironmongery available to order. This includes everything from screws, nails, pins and rivets to hinges, jointing and staplers. 

Vocational Studies Supplies

We have many years’ experience supplying tools and equipment for vocational training to schools and education facilities. The range includes equipment and materials for construction, brickwork, plastering, tiling, plumbing, electrical, welding and much more.

Hand Tools

Our extensive range of hand tools includes measuring and inspection tools, hacksaws and piercing saws, carpentry tools, Pfeil woodcarving tools, knives and scissors, screwdrivers, socket sets, spanners, hammers and much more.


An essential fixture in any workshop, workholding devices are vital for ensuring that work is carried out safely. Our workholding range includes bench hooks, G clamps, Sash cramps and Urko clamps as well as a range of metal and woodwork vices for workshops and benches, including compact, drill press and engineering vices. 

Cutting Tools

Our cutting tools and machinery range allows for safe and effective handling of both heavy duty and more precision focussed cutting tasks. The range includes: milling and turning equipment, routing cutters and accessories, woodturning tools and bandsaw blades.

Machines and Power Tools

In this category, you’ll find power tools such as corded and cordless drills, angle grinders, jigsaws and planers, as well as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, 3D printers and plastics machinery.

In addition to the products listed above, we can also help with Art and Graphics supplies, Food Technology equipment, as well as Storage and Furniture for classrooms and workshops.


Ready to re-stock? You can shop online or talk to a member of the team to discuss your needs on 01920 824773.