Andrews Heat for Hire extend sponsorship with rally driver Chris Ingram

Andrews Heat for Hire and Chris Ingram are set to continue their association for yet another season after a sponsorship extension was agreed last week.

We are delighted to prolong our involvement with England’s highest ranked driver and are extremely encouraged to have seen both parties flourish since our original deal began in April 2016.

Last year, Chris’ incredible exploits on the continent saw him crowned a double European champion and only last week announced that he will be making his 4WD rally debut at the Rally Azores later this month.

Speaking following the announcement, he said: “I’m really happy to have Andrews Heat for Hire on board with me once again and look forward to seeing our partnership flourish for another season.

“It truly wouldn’t have been possible to compete this year in the top tier of European rallying and with three FIA titles under my belt without the support of Andrews over the past two seasons, and I can’t wait to see what further success 2018 will bring! I’d like to thank everyone at the company for their continued support and have previously enjoyed meeting staff all across the country since our association began.”

Chris will once again be competing alongside co-driver Ross Whittock after they secured the European U27 title in October 2017.

The Rally Azores is the first round of this year’s FIA European Rally Championship, where Chris will be behind the wheel of a new car – a Heat for Hire-branded Skoda Fabia R5 – and prepared by the Toksport World Rally Team.

We can’t wait to see Chris back in action and will be following his every movement on the Portuguese island when the rally begins tomorrow.

The position of our branding, featured prominently on the front of the car, guarantees tremendous exposure to television audiences throughout Europe.

As part of our tie-up with Chris, Andrews will be running a series of free-to-enter competitions for motorsport fanatics after the great response our Race Retro giveaway received. Details of these will be announced in due course, but you can avoid missing out by following our @AndrewsSykes Twitter page.

You can also stay up to date with all the latest announcements and information by visiting our blog.

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Win tickets to Louisa Johnson-headlined Community Trust concert – sponsored by Andrews Air Conditioning

We are proud to confirm the sponsorship of this year’s Charlton Athletic Community Trust concert which will take place at the Indigo Arena at the O2 on Friday 18 May. The event will be headlined by 2015 X Factor winner Louisa Johnson, who has since established herself as one of the country’s most popular singers.

Last year, the Trust celebrated their 25th anniversary and has been collectively recognised for the fantastic work it does to empower individuals and improve lives. We’re exceptionally pleased to be working in tandem with the organisation once again and look forward to what promises to be a fantastic night for all involved.

Andrews Air Conditioning will be running a series of competitions in the build-up to the concert, with prizes including a VIP experience and the opportunity to meet Louisa. Radio DJ, TV presenter and CACT ambassador Dave Berry will be hosting the evening, and has conveyed his excitement about what lies ahead.

Dave said: “We are back at the indigo2 for another night of live music and fun. Alongside our headliner Louisa Johnson, we will once again give local young people a chance to showcase their musical gifts on stage. I am very much looking forward to hosting it.”

All proceeds raised from the gig will support the Trust’s future endeavours at the heart of the community, which is and will continue to be of huge benefit to many.

To enter, all you need to do is answer one simple question by clicking here. The competition is open between Tuesday 20 March and will close at 10:00am on Tuesday 10 April.

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Andrews Air Conditioning Hire provides emergency cooling solution for Gatwick airport

Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was recently contacted to provide a temporary cooling solution for one of Gatwick Airport’s airside workshops and office blocks during a major refurbishment project. The requirement surfaced during the replacement of the client’s existing cooling system, meaning our equipment was needed urgently.

Our customer was unsure about what would be the best way to retain a reliable means for providing complete climate control, prompting a visit from our specialist team. An Andrews technician was sent to site to conduct a survey of the premises and propose an effective cooling solution that could rapidly bring the indoor temperatures down.

Our experts proposed and agreed on a HPAC90 large volume air conditioning unit, which they positioned on the ground floor of the building, temporary ducting was then used to connect our unit to the existing ductwork system.

The client in question was extremely impressed with the hired air conditioning equipment recommended by our experts, which produced huge volumes of cooled fresh air while their air conditioning system was replaced. The rental unit remained on site until the renovation was complete, helping to reduce overall temperatures in the workshop’s engineering bays and adjacent office to ensure all staff members remained comfortable.

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Andrews Heat for Hire provides heating solution for leading construction company

Andrews Heat for Hire was recently contacted by a leading construction company in search of an effective heating solution  that would help dry the floors and walls of a newly-built West Sussex college during the latter stages of the project.

A local expert visited the site to conduct a free site survey before proposing a tailor made drying solution, consisting of an Aurora FH111 oil heater and all required lengths of ducting. It was felt this particular unit was most suitable given the dimensions of the application, and guaranteed the customer a reliable heating supply once installed.

The high performance rental heater was deployed by one of our local specialists, who positioned the unit on the ground floor of the building. Warm air was then ducted inside the building via two entry points, ensuring large volumes of warm air were directed indoors to accelerate the drying process.

Once commissioned, our heater hire ensured a stable temperature was constantly maintained on site which enabled the building to be successfully dried out. This allowed work to continue on site at the desired speed, ensuring the project finished ahead of schedule.

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Sykes Pumps features on one of the country’s most popular television soaps

Last week, avid viewers of one of the country’s most popular television soaps may have spotted a Sykes Pumps General Purpose unit being used as a prop on set.

With the dramatic storyline unfolding, our pump was set up to dredge a body of water which – known to those watching at home – was being used to conceal two corpses that were dumped by the plot’s protagonist.

Interestingly, Sykes Pumps was contacted off the back of our client coming across a previous case study in which we detailed using our equipment on a different TV show. On that occasion, our pumps assisted the creation of special effects for a particular scene.

This latest requirement was slightly more unusual because our pump was actually needed within the context of the storyline itself.

In the scene, the project manager can be heard giving an operator some technical instructions on how to use the pump.

Fortunately – as experts in the provision of hired pump solutions across any industry – we at Sykes Pumps ensure our equipment is fully functional and operating at the expected level before leaving your site!

Our pump hire equipment is regularly deployed across a broad range of environments, and we are experienced in supplying pumps for TV and film production. For more information on the products we offer, and how they can benefit you, call us today on 0800 211 611.

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Sykes Pumps provide emergency pumping solution for housebuilding contractor

At Sykes Pumps, we’re used to receiving last-minute callouts. Our ability to handle projects at short notice is the reason so many customers know they can rely on us when things go wrong. So, when East Sussex based house-building contractor required us to supply an urgent pumping rental scheme, they contacted us at the eleventh hour.

The customer in question was about to close its site for the Christmas period when a situation arose that required immediate attention.

Sykes Pumps was asked to provide equipment to prevent water levels from rising too high during an excavation job. The ramifications of failing to address the issue included the possibility of nearby residents suffering flooding. It was therefore essential that we moved quickly!

Due to the location of the job, it was made clear to us that any pump used would need to be quiet in operation. For this reason, we proposed the hire of a 4” super-silenced pump which could handle the required flow capacities whilst only emitting low noise.

Our pump was accompanied by a 1000-litre fuel tank and automatic float control, which meant the system would only start up if water levels began to exceed pre-set levels. The solution was provided within hours of contact despite the small timeframe available, and was commissioned before the site’s ten-day closure.

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Bespoke chiller hire arrangement helps preserve local produce

When planned maintenance works left an award-winning meat company with an excessively warm storage facility, Andrews Chiller Hire was drafted in to provide them with emergency temporary cooling equipment.

The client in question has been locally sourcing and distributing high quality cooked meat to delis and cafes around the UK for a quarter of a century. After their cool storage room was taken offline while general safeguarding was conducted, a temporary cooling solution was necessary to ensure all produce could be safely stored.

Following a site survey carried out by one of our specialists, we decided to install a Fast Chill 45 within the chilled storage area. This was deemed perfect for the application as the unit was used to bring temperatures down in the storage area from 10°C to the required 5°C.

Thanks to the fast response of our experts, we deployed and installed our cooling rental equipment within 24 hours of enquiry. The chiller hire solution we provided made a great difference and prevented the produce from becoming spoilt once stored.

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Andrews Sykes to open West Sussex hire depot

It is with great delight that we announce the opening of a new hire depot in West Sussex, which will be ready for business straight after Easter.

Andrews Sykes have enjoyed significant volumes of commercial activity in West Sussex and opening a new branch within the region itself will enable us to offer an even better service to our customers based there. Having a more localised presence will be of great benefit to clients located nearby and dramatically reduce response times on emergency callouts.

Our West Sussex branch will, as with all Andrews Sykes depots, stock a full range of air conditioners, heaters, dehumidifiers, chillers, boilers and pumps for hire to ensure customers from all industries are suitably accommodated.

David Himsworth, UK Director of Operations, said: “This depot provides us with a fantastic opportunity to deliver an enhanced level of service to those based in the immediate vicinity and beyond. We’re confident this strategic decision will strengthen our market position in the South East and enable us to cut response times in situations where immediate attention is required.”

To ensure operations are effectively coordinated at all times, we have recruited new engineers, drivers and a new depot manager. This close-knit team has been assembled with a view to being expanded further when demand necessitates.

We’re very excited about increasing our profile in West Sussex, and look forward to dealing with businesses across the breadth of the county going forward. Being situated just 15 minutes away from Gatwick Airport and Brighton gives us the perfect vantage point from which to handle regional enquiries.

More information will be available nearer to the official opening day.

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Andrews provide short-term heater hire for local school

A national construction company recently contacted Andrews Heat for Hire in search of a heater hire package that would raise temperatures inside a newly-built gym.

The customer in question was in the finishing stages of a school sports hall construction project and required temporary heating to help speed up the drying of paint. The unit we provided would then remain on site to maintain temperatures inside so that the school’s opening sporting event could proceed as planned.

It was originally expected that the school’s own heating system would be commissioned but this could not be connected in time.

Our heater specialists proposed and deployed an FH4000 oil heater, along with a 3000-litre bunded fuel tank which we positioned directly outside the building. Warm air was then ducted into the building via an adjacent garage, distributing large volumes of heating into the application as required.

The client was impressed with the effectiveness of our short-term heating equipment and ended up retaining the rented unit for more than four months due to complications with the permanent installation.

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Beast from the East won’t slow us down!

Weather warnings, heavy snowfall, sub-zero temperatures and commuter disruption. Many parts of the UK are at a standstill at the moment, as people come to terms with the chaos caused by the Siberian vortex that struck these shores yesterday.

The Met Office has been quick to warn of further blizzards and issued a red warning across various regions.

But while some companies have found themselves severely understaffed, with employees unable to reach work, Andrews Heat for Hire have been busier than ever!

Unsurprisingly, this cold snap has sparked panic nationwide – and our heating units have been flying out of the warehouses as a result.

The good news is that our extensive hire fleet stocks thousands of electric, direct, indirect and high capacity heaters across the breadth of the country, and so we’ve been easily able to accommodate a spike in demand.

We stock a full range of units to ensure we have the perfect solution for every application or project. Whether you need heating for a construction site, warehouse, school, shop or marquee, Andrews Heat for Hire have you covered.

Despite the weather restricting the operations of businesses everywhere, we’re still out on the roads delivering equipment to clients from all sectors. Our engineers are on standby 24/7 to provide emergency assistance whenever required, and the Beast from the East won’t change that!

With the weather continually changing, one thing remains constant – Andrews Heat for Hire are always by your side. Call us today on 0800 211 611.

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