2020 has arrived. We know that for many of you, the new year term is when attention turns to exam time and stocking up on materials for exam projects. From new sketch books to paints, acrylics and woodwork supplies, our new Essentials Catalogues are here to help and are bursting full of great value deals.

We have dedicated collections for Schools and Colleges as well as a separate Art Essentials. Each can be viewed online or you can get in touch to request a hard copy. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the fantastic products you’ll find inside.


What You’ll Find Inside

Art Essentials

Art Essentials is packed full of materials and equipment you might need for the upcoming exam period. This includes paints, paintbrushes, sketchbooks, paper and drying racks, as well pottery supplies, graphics equipment and much more.


Schools Essentials

The School Essentials catalogue includes acrylics, woods, kits and components, hand tools, fixing and ironmongery, workholding equipment, machines and hand tools, food tech supplies and more. School Essentials also contains storage and furniture solutions, as well as our workshop fit-out, refurbishing and equipment servicing.


College Essentials

College Essentials is designed especially for our college-based customers: full of equipment and materials for vocational studies. This includes tools and materials for brickwork, plumbing, electrical, art and design, painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, 3D modelling and much more. College Essentials also contains information on our workshop design and refurbishing service, as well as our and equipment servicing and certification.


Check out the Essentials Catalogues or shop with us online. Our team are also on hand to answer any queries if needed. Call today on:  0845 099 0220


Tilgear – Supplying Educational and Training Establishments for over 50 years.

Customer Testimonials:

I have used Tilgear to supply us with goods since 2014 when I started as a Construction Technician. Having since moved on to two additional colleges I’ve always made sure we did business with Tilgear. The team always extremely helpful and professional and will always go the extra mile to supply our goods, even if it’s not a stock item. Any issues we have they will sort them for us. I recommend them to any school or College who need a reliable supplier to work with.  - Buckinghamshire College Group, High Wycombe.          Over the past two and a half years I have been using Tilgear for purchasing the tool kits for the Lee Marley Brickwork apprentices. I have a good report with the account manager who promptly returns quotes and is always on hand to answer any questions. Once the order is placed, Tilgear quickly turn around the order and get the tools delivered very promptly. I’m very happy with the service I receive from Tilgear! - Lee Marley Brickwork Ltd, Reading          All received today and a very happy year 6!  They couldn't build cars last year as our usual supplier was out of stock of the parts for some 6 months so we're really happy we can get all the bits from you now instead!! - Federation of Winklebury Infant and Junior Schools, Basingstoke          I just want to thanks you for delivering the workbenches last week and your engineer who worked very hard to have them all ready for us on time. Excellent job and excellent service! - Flexit FF&E Solutions, Leeds          They arrived yesterday morning, super quick. Thank you so much they were exactly what we needed. - Benjamin Britten High School, Suffolk          WOW – what service. Thank you so much. - North Berwick High School, East Lothian          All received and mechanical department are happy with the bits. Thank you for your assistance with this and will keep you in mind for future purchases. - Bedford College          Fantastic customer service! - The Purbeck School, Dorset          Thanks for touching base, we are extremely happy at our end pricing is excellent compared with other suppliers. Many thanks! - The Three Rivers Learning Trust, Northumberland          We have had fantastic support so far and really competitive prices. - Sacred Heart High School, Newcastle upon Tyne          We received our order in speedy time as always and never had an issue. We do only ever order small amount of items, but if we do require anything in bulk I will be sure to contact yourself. - Scotland’s Rural College          You were really speedy and we will defo use you again. - Haileybury Turnford, Hertfordshire          Thank you very much for your and the rest of your crew for their assistance in getting this sorted so promptly. It really is appreciated by all our dept staff. - Wolverhampton Girls High School