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Our reliable and unique service allows us to guarantee the delivery of equipment to your site within four hours of receiving your instructions. We recognise the tight time constraints that exist within the construction industry and pledge to act quickly to whatever problem you encounter. Our site engineers are experienced in working on construction sites, they carry the necessary PPE equipment and many have CSCS cards. For large projects we offer a full method statement and risk assessment to meet the necessary health and safety requirements. We will help you counteract bad weather and adhere to project deadlines without incurring added costs or a damaged reputation.

Unexpected temperature drops often require an immediate reaction - particularly in the construction sector where continued operation and safety is imperative. We will provide an urgent solution should a breakdown occur and also assist you in measuring the temperature and humidity on site for long term installations. At Andrews Heat for Hire, we have the UK’s broadest range of adaptable, high performance units suitable for multi-storey buildings or solitary rooms.

We regularly work with building contractors and construction firms, producing and installing heating hire packages according to their individual specifications. Our impressive track record in accommodating virtually any kind of scenario is substantiated by frequent repeat business from clients who trust us. With a network of 30 depots nationwide, we will have your equipment on site and functioning almost instantly.

Wet or damp conditions on a major building project or a small-scale job can have severe repercussions if the problem isn’t countered effectively. Our multi-purpose heaters and dryers can be employed in many scenarios - from drying buildings following flood damage or wet trades to concrete curing or heating an area containing delicate materials. We understand the importance of keeping a site warm and dry to facilitate continued work on a project, and thus allowing it to be completed on time.

Our range of hire equipment spans small, compact units and extends to high capacity industrial models capable of heating even the largest of areas. We also stock a wide range of portable dehumidifiers which will help your site overcome moisture and humidity problems. Regularly used within the construction industry, our units will help speed up the drying process and allow work to continue as normal.

We have years of experience working with the UK’s leading construction companies nationwide, we also work closely with local building contractors on the smallest of projects, helping to maintain or restore a practical environment. Time lost on projects due to damp surfaces or flood damage costs money, so we understand the importance of reducing this risk. We are confident that our selection of electric and indirect oil-fired heaters cover all conceivable problems, and are here to help should they arise.

During winter, cold snaps often bring on unwanted ice and frost which can prove problematical if not dealt with quickly. Implications of this can vary from frost damage to newly laid concrete or plaster, freezing pipework, difficulty achieving the required conditions for wet trades or simply making the surroundings more dangerous for builders and workmen.

At Andrews Sykes, we specialise in the instant hire of temporary heaters, allowing your business to continue functioning efficiently. Our competitors cannot match our wide fleet of commercial heating units, nor our pledge to deliver reliable heat for hire 24 hours a day. If you are managing a building site or a construction business, we can help you.

Our units are available for sale or rental and stocked nationwide to ensure rapid delivery, regardless of your location. We offer free site surveys, where our expert engineers can advise on the best solution to your problem. We provide a cost-effective remedy and give continued support throughout a period of hire. For emergency response to a breakdown or routine maintenance assistance, call us on 0800 211 611. Alternatively, complete an enquiry form and one of our experts will be in touch.

Andrews dry concrete flooring at tarmac company warehouse
Before concrete can be laid during the winter period, a series of precautions must be taken to ensure the composition sets correctly. When outdoor temperatures are low, concrete naturally sets more slowly and can even stop completely if it gets colder than 5°C. In some cases contractors will alter the mixture constituents, but this may not always be feasible if the weather fluctuates too unpredictably. A large building materials company encountered this precise scenario at one [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire aid construction of new London school
Low ambient temperatures during the finishing stages of a building can cause problems for a contractor, while frost can damage delicate materials and a slow drying process may delay an overall project. Raising the temperature too quickly can also cause surface cracking as the materials shrink, meaning conditions must be closely controlled to prevent complications arising. The fit-out phase of a new school in London therefore required external assistance during the winter period, with Andrews Heat [...]
Andrews accelerate screed drying process for student accommodation
Before a floor surface can be applied to a newly developed building, it is common practice that screed is laid onto a concrete base. Typically made up of one part cement and three parts sand, this delicate composition must be dried thoroughly before proceeding to the next stage of a floor laying process. In order for this to happen at a recently constructed student complex, Andrews Heat for Hire were contacted and asked to provide equipment [...]
Nuclear storage centre requires heating during construction
At Andrews Heat for Hire, we have a genuine expertise in providing clients from industrial backgrounds with climate control solutions whenever they are sought. Applications within this field are often dangerous and bound by strict security measures which makes it important that the correct equipment is delivered at the first time of asking. The expansion of a nuclear recycling facility in Liverpool was dependent upon temporary heating equipment, with a temperature increase needed to ensure the [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire assist floor laying scheme
Before wooden flooring could be laid in a newly-constructed student apartment complex, some temporary heating equipment was required to help keep conditions constant. The building contractor overseeing the development was keen to instil an internal temperature of 18°C which would stop floor panels cracking and assist the drying of plastered walls. Failure to provide an appropriate solution could have led to the floor arrangement warping out of shape while setting, but a site survey allowed our [...]
Building contractor requires heating for bridge repair
When a major bridge in South West England required heating for a maintenance project, the contractor overseeing the scheme approached us in search of an immediate solution. As part of the programme, the underside of the bridge was to be sprayed with concrete to help reinforce it – generally considered the quickest and most cost-effective technique.   A reliable and constant supply of heating was therefore needed to accelerate drying times and ensure the bridge could [...]
Major London building site seeks temporary heating
With several prominent construction projects currently underway in and around Canary Wharf, the contractors involved frequently seek heating and drying equipment to assist certain processes. Falling seasonal temperatures can result in assignments being delayed if not combated quickly, and when this began to look like a possibility for one of our customers, they contacted us in search of some temporary heating. The client was overseeing a substantial build in one of the Europe’s largest business districts, [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire assist care home conversion
A former Ministry of Defence site in Surrey was set to be transformed into a healthcare facility, but before work could proceed the construction company overseeing the project required temporary heating. Cold winter temperatures threatened to leave tradesmen and builders exposed to unfavourable conditions, so Andrews Heat for Hire was contacted and tasked with providing a practical solution. One of our local heating specialists visited the location and recommended deploying an ID60 indirect fired heater off [...]
Andrews Heat for Hire help avoid costly delays
At Andrews Heat for Hire, we understand the importance of heating a construction site, with a warm environment being absolutely vital when working to a deadline. This is especially the case when the new building is to be used as a care home for the elderly. When a specialist care home builder experienced delays caused by extreme weather conditions, they contacted Andrews Sykes for a solution. We visited the site immediately and conducted a site survey, the [...]
Heater hire during London construction project
Andrews Heat for Hire often receives calls from large construction companies. In London a major construction project was taking place in a building across five floors in wet and damp conditions, running the risk of delayed completion. The construction company called Andrews Heat for Hire for a solution to the problem. Within hours Andrews delivered two FH250 site heaters, a product specifically developed to deliver large volumes of clean heat over long distances. The FH250 can [...]
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