Andrews Dehumidification Hire help preserve specialist acoustic joinery

An industry leading house-building and construction group in Birmingham were experiencing difficulties in drying concrete works, as well as controlling humidity for specialist acoustic joinery which was being fitted in a newly built auditorium.

Our specialist team were drafted in to conduct a thorough site survey. A tailored solution was recommended which included a single KT2000 desiccant dehumidifier rental package suitable for building sites. The unit was located outside the target application, recirculating the air within the auditorium by utilising over 70 metres of ducting and an FV300 fan. 

We ensured the temporary drying solution maintained maximum effectiveness, producing the desired airflow of 2000m³/h. This air helped dry the concrete works and controlled the relative humidity inside the auditorium to protect the bespoke acoustic wood panelling being installed.

Without this tailored dehumidifier hire our client could not have dried out the concrete works while successfully maintaining pre-determined humidity levels within the auditorium – protecting the very expensive wood cladding.

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Contingency Service available to Andrews Chillers clients

At Andrews Chillers, we understand the importance of continuous business operation and the potential repercussions of this not being interrupted. That’s why we offer our customers a genuine climate contingency service combining frequent maintenance with whatever pre-agreed rental solution you have in place.

We are proud to provide a 24/7 support service which affords clients total peace of mind throughout the duration of a chiller hire. Whether temporary equipment is required to keep critical hardware, products or even people cool, we can be relied upon to ensure your chiller system remains online and functional at all times.

The impact of air conditioning failure is often far-reaching and expensive, but with Andrews Chillers’ contingency plan you can be confident this situation never arises. An arranged back-up plan guarantees that our engineers will be on your site within approved timescales and protect your corporate or commercial activity from being disrupted unnecessarily.

To discuss putting a contingency strategy in place, or to discuss the various benefits with a dedicated expert, call us today on 0800 5872 999.

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Andrews Sykes relocate to larger Bovey Tracey depot following sustained regional progress

As a company with a constant eye on developing every aspect of our operations, it is with great delight that we announce the opening of a new depot in Bovey Tracey.

The move has been deemed essential in order to further streamline our service, following an extremely successful period of business in the South West.

A substantially larger 7,000 square feet workshop and storage facility sits on a half-acre site, providing more storage and yard space to accommodate a growing product intake.

As well as additional room for an expanding fleet holding, we have also been able to fit enhanced testing facilities and mechanical equipment to ensure various aspects of our day-to-day service can be improved.

Located within the modernised Heathfield Industrial Estate, our new branch is situated less than two miles away from the Pottery Close site which we have now vacated.

This particular area has been very deliberately chosen because of its close proximity to a number of major road links, offering quick access to customers based across Devon and Cornwall.

Our purpose built facility will give us an excellent base from which to deliver even better levels of service and is indicative of the progress we have made in recent years.

We hope this strategic movement will help strengthen our market position and enable us to minimise response times in scenarios where customers require immediate attention.

The recent development has been underpinned by Andrews Sykes’ mounting reputation as the country’s leading supplier of specialist hire equipment, and we look forward to the business advancing further over the next twelve months.

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Production company seek emergency heating solution

When the TV sets for one of Britain’s most famous TV dramas encountered heating issues, Andrews were drafted in to provide a heater hire solution for their film studio.

After receiving various weather related complaints from staff following filming of the last series, Mammoth Screen production required temporary heating to be distributed throughout the set during filming times.

Our experts surveyed the project, proposing a heater hire package for the TV programme that would fulfil the needs of our major client. Several FH 2000 indirect fired oil heaters were recommended, due to their ability to deliver high volumes of warm air as well as their affordable running cost.

The rental heaters were positioned outside of the building with the warm air being ducting in through various inlet holes. A subsequent visit to site since the heaters have been installed has revealed that the temperature on set is now workable, with the visit taking place on a day with outside temperatures at circa 5 degrees.

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Supermarket kept open by Andrews Heat for Hire

When one of the biggest supermarkets in Britain was left without heating following an air management system upgrade, the facilities manager in charge of the building contacted Andrews Heat for Hire to source some emergency temporary heating.

Our specialists were on hand to visit the store within two hours of contact being made. The solution of our local specialist was to propose the deployment of an Aurora FH 4000 indirect fired oil heater, which is capable of delivering large volumes of warm air throughout a shopping environment.

The unit was positioned in the store’s service yard, with ducting running along the stairs and up to their existing air handling system where it was attached via adapted spigots.

The temporary units were extremely efficient in keeping customers warm during the initial stages of the air systems upgrade. The client was extremely pleased with our heating hire package, which once operational helped raise temperatures immediately.

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Competition winners enjoy fantastic Race Retro event

Earlier in the month, Andrews Heat for Hire invited customers, social media followers and members of staff to enter our free competition ahead of 2017’s eagerly anticipated Race Retro motor sport event.

A number of lucky winners were therefore present at Stoneleigh Park on Saturday, with all enjoying an exciting day of thrills and spills!

Special guests and competition winners were treated to an adrenaline pumping circuit of the track in the passenger seat of Russell Brookes’ classic championship winning Andrews Heat for Hire Opel Manta 400 – kindly provided by Kerry Michael.

This preceded European champion Chris Ingram being presented with his FIA trophy in front of a large number of visitors. The young Mancunian was only too happy to give people a true rally car experience and joked that everyone departed his vehicle ‘either smiling, laughing or shaking!’

Motorsport fans were also treated to a Q&A style interview with Chris, who was flanked for much of the day by rally legend Russell Brookes.

We are delighted that everyone in attendance enjoyed their day and felt a part of the first major meeting of the season. The company looks forward to hosting similar competitions over the upcoming months, so keep an eye out for these!

Andrews Heat for Hire would like to thank everyone who entered the competition, and extend our gratitude to both Chris and Russell for making the day run smoothly.

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Andrews Sykes overcome Storm Doris to maintain service standards

It’s safe to say Storm Doris has had a profound effect on the country over the past 48 hours, with 80mph winds leaving many homes without power, causing severe travel disruption and even flight cancellations.

Here at Andrews Sykes, we’re used to helping people counteract the weather – particularly when it’s hot and cold – but even we were powerless on this occasion.

In fact, there is little doubt that we as a company felt the wrath of Doris. Or, to be more specific, one of our call-out vehicles did!

An Andrews Sykes engineer visited a customer site in the Bedfordshire area and was conducting an assessment of the project while the gale was in full swing. Upon returning to his parked van, he became aware of a tree looking increasingly vulnerable before it eventually began falling in his general direction.

Fortunately, he was able to evade the toppling tree in good time and escape without so much as a scratch. However, the same could not be said for the automobile he had arrived in just minutes earlier!

Tools were salvaged from the  storage area, but it seems difficult to imagine the van being deemed road-worthy in the near future!

Despite the obvious inconvenience, there was at least some good news. As Andrews Sykes operate a genuine 24-hour service from our comprehensive depot network, we were able to arrange for another member of staff from a nearby depot to collect the stranded driver within a short time of the initial problem coming to light!

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Temporary heating required for major construction scheme

When a major construction company in Guildford required a temporary heating solution for a building project, Andrews Heat for Hire were contacted and asked to provide equipment to raise temperatures on site.

A reliable and constant supply of heating was needed during the absence of a fixed system, to ensure all works could be completed and ensure the warehouse could be opened for use as soon as possible.

An Andrews engineer conducted a survey of the area and subsequently proposed an appropriate heater hire based on the project’s requirements. Plans were then made to deliver and install a high capacity FH4000 unit.

Our technicians placed the units outside the warehouse, ducting the hot air through the units twin outlets and in through the buildings windows, to allow for work to be continued without interruption. Once operational, our heaters ensured a stable temperature was constantly maintained which ensured all applications were fitted and dried without issue.

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Andrews launch largest boiler hire unit yet

In major projects where large capacities of hot water are required on one site, it has generally led to a number of boilers being required to ensure demand is met. Andrews Boilers have identified this issue and we are now delighted to add our newest and largest unit to an already comprehensive hire fleet.

The 1,500kW LPHW boiler is a special low-emission hot water boiler that features 3-stage low NOx (Nitrous Oxide) burner technology to maximise fuel savings and meet current emission standards.

Suitable for use in a broad range of applications, the 1,500kW LPHW boiler is perfect for district heating systems, factories, sports & leisure centres, retail environments, hospitals and production facilities – among many others.

Other features and benefits include:

-          Fully packaged unit ready for use within hours of delivery

-          Can be used for domestic hot water of heating systems

-          3-stage burner reduces fuel usage and meets all EU emission regulations

-          Packaged in vandal-proof steel containers for added security

-          Full range of accessories, fuel tanks, hoses and fittings available to hire

-          Fully delivery, installation and commissioning service provided

Carl Webb, Divisional Director at Andrews Boilers, said: “By introducing the 1,500kW LPHW boiler – our biggest yet – to the hire fleet, we are able to provide customers with an all-encompassing solution that negates the need for several smaller units.

“We recognise the growing demand for fuel economy, and our three-stage burner feature will enable clients to keep running costs at an affordable level whilst still achieving project requirements.”

For more information on our 1,500kW LPHW boiler or any other product in our expansive range, call us today on 0800 211 611. For a detailed summary of this particular unit, including specifications and intended applications, click here.

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Sykes provide pump hire for sluice gates’ wheel assembly

As a company with an excellent reputation for designing pump hire packages to assist even the most uncommon projects, Sykes regularly work alongside the Environment Agency when assistance is required.

One particular scheme – at the Allington Lock on the Medway River – necessitated an upgrade to wheel assemblies to ensure functionality was enhanced in the long-term. Our client was responsible for overseeing the development and required an overpumping hire package in place before vital improvements could be made on the sluice gates’ wheel assembly.

By providing a Super Wispaset 150 capable of pumping 90 litres of liquid every second, we were able to transfer water between stop locks downstream into the tidal section of the River Medway. Overpumping was required to facilitate the erection of scaffolding, which was necessary to allow old water-lubricated wheel assemblies to be decommissioned and replaced.

This course of action enabled various components to be safely removed from site while engineers carried out repair work away from the river. The assignment ran extremely smoothly from start to finish, prompting the director of the engineering company involved to praise our operation.

He said: “We had used Sykes Pumps on other schemes so we knew that we could trust them to provide us with the appropriate kit, commission it correctly and work flexibly with us to ensure that the pump was operational when we needed it.

“Routine maintenance schemes like this one are a vital part of managing our waterways and, thanks to this one, the sluice gate at Allington Lock is ready to give many more years of efficient service.”

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