Andrews Sykes Group Plc

Police station hires temporary heating solution during site refurb

Before the renovation of a prominent London police station began, it was agreed by the construction company leading the project that a new heating system would be installed by a specialist mechanical contractor. Unfortunately, this part of the job has had to be pushed back as a result of a supply issue caused by the pandemic.

With much of the building still occupied while improvement work was being undertaken, it was essential for a temporary heating solution to be sourced to ensure desk officers and administrative staff based at the station were warm enough while carrying out their daily duties.

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Emergency heater hire protects care home residents following boiler failure

Residential care homes are quite rightly held to extremely high standards as far as health and safety is concerned, with minimum temperature thresholds in place to protect the vulnerable people who live in them. Any boiler or heating malfunction should therefore be addressed with the greatest urgency to avoid the logistical headache of having to relocate patients.

In the past, Andrews has provided a national facilities management company with temporary heating solutions across a full spectrum of applications including, recently, several nursing homes.

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Vaccination HQ at Ashton Gate stadium now operational thanks to Andrews

The rollout of an approved COVID-19 vaccine which is now available for distribution throughout the UK  marks a decisive turning point in the fight against a pandemic that has shackled the world for most of 2020.

Since early December, dozens of hospitals dotted around the country have been administering the groundbreaking jab that has seen Britain lead the way on a global effort to protect people.

Healthcare services are working flat out to ensure vaccine hubs stock sufficient dosages, with the armed forces also enlisted to assist with transportation and site management.

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Andrews provides temporary heating for COVID-19 test centres across Europe

As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a huge increase in the presence of testing facilities has fuelled confidence that cases can be swiftly identified to limit the spread of further infections. To date, the UK has carried out more COVID-19 tests than any other European country but with the battle to overcome the virus set to rumble on for many months, it is critical that testing centres remain fully functional during the winter.

With seasonal temperatures already dropping sharply, Andrews Heat for Hire has been busy providing these applications with temporary heating solutions.

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Integrated heater and dryer arrangement helps client overcome water ingress issue

A recent study conducted by a construction insurance company has revealed that water damage is the second most common cause of loss or delays on UK building projects. Water ingress is an issue that has blighted developments for decades, underlining the importance of astute risk management and contingency plans as and when something does go wrong.

In the build-up to Christmas, a nationwide building and civil engineering contractor got in touch with us to report a problem that was preventing the commencement of wet trades being applied to a series of residential properties.

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Heater hire cuts screed drying times to keep building project on track

Now more than ever, construction companies are under great pressure to complete building projects on time and ensure that any potential causes of delay are quickly addressed. One of the most common reasons for deadlines being pushed back is a need for screed to dry properly, which can lead to developments grinding to a halt and prevent labourers from accessing the impacted areas.

This was the situation facing a contractor responsible for upgrading a large sports complex in Cambridgeshire and prompted them to get in touch with Andrews. Our client had initially hired some DE190 electric heaters from us to assist the drying of resin in a toilet block on site, but they now required a high capacity heating solution for the project’s next phase.

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Heater hire provides fresh air and heating to Kent school’s temporary structures

Although the second wave of lockdown restrictions has seen businesses from many industries forced to close, schools, colleges and universities have had to develop and implement various social distancing solutions to ensure they are operating as safely as possible.

Because of this, Andrews Heat for Hire has observed a sharp spike in enquiries as education providers strive to keep newly introduced overflow facilities warm and as COVID-secure as possible.

Given the current climate, our client was delighted that we could offer a heater hire package that not only increases temperatures but also constantly reintroduces fresh, clean air from outside.

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Sykes helps global courier roll out fire protection solution at all locations worldwide

For many years, Sykes Pumps has provided an international parcel logistics company with a temporary pump hire solution to allow annual maintenance of fire pumps at their flagship premises in Heathrow. So, when our client was planning to undertake routine upkeep of their pumps and pipework during the autumn, we were confident in our ability to deliver suitable replacement equipment and ensure that a fire protection solution was on standby.

With no room to compromise on safety, our engineers visited site to reassess the job and ensure that a critical fire suppression application could be correctly installed.

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Sykes modernises hire fleet with two submersible drainers

We are pleased to introduce two new class-leading submersible drainer pumps as part of a continual investment in our expansive hire fleet. By routinely assessing the requirements of customers, we are able to constantly upgrade our range to include technologically advanced innovations that ensure we accommodate market trends and offer the latest products available on the market.

This commitment sees the addition of our P2002N and P3002N models, which have been specifically manufactured for demanding water transportation jobs. These robust pumps are constructed from hard-wearing materials to maximise reliability and durability, while retaining excellent portability.

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New ventilation fan added to expansive hire range

The last few months have seen a heightened focus on the importance of air changes which has undoubtedly been driven by the COVID-19 epidemic. As a result, it is becoming far less common for businesses to overlook air quality and the role ventilation can play in making commercial environments safer for staff and customers alike.

At Andrews Ventilation, we understand that providing large volumes of clean, fresh air will improve air quality within virtually any indoor application and have devised our range of fans with this purpose in mind.

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