Heater Hire

Goodbye air conditioning, hello heating, ventilation and drying!

And just like that, a new, colder and wetter season is upon us! As the temperature changes, so, too, do the requirements of our customers. Colder weather also tends to lead to a rise in relative humidity – which is not something you should just accept or ignore!

What’s the answer, then? Well, it depends on the issue!

At this time of year especially, we tend to get a lot of enquiries from clients in the construction sector looking to accelerate the drying of wet trades, painting, and other finishing touches. By November, we’ll also start to receive a lot of requests for heating as a frost protection measure.

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Opening of new retirement home looms thanks to Andrews!

It’s that time of year again, and we’ve already had a number of enquiries relating to projects just like this one! Earlier in the month, a building contractor in Kent sought our intervention during the latter stages of a development they were responsible for.

On this occasion, we helped a construction company dry out the interior of a newly-built care home to ensure that painting and floor laying could be efficiently carried out. The recent dampness and drop in temperature had contrived to delay the opening of the facility, and this was simply not conceivable given that vulnerable people were relying on everything going according to plan.

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Heater hire enables swift completion of Scottish bridge repairs

Although you would be right to assume that the majority of enquiries we receive at this time of year relate to air conditioning, there will always be situations that necessitate the use of temporary heating equipment. In the construction sector alone, there are multiple applications that may benefit from a source of warmth even when outdoor ambient temperatures are relatively high.

The ideal temperature for pouring and curing concrete, for example, is approximately 16⁰C. This is due to the fact that concrete gains its durability and strength from a hydration process which can be drastically affected by extreme cold, heat or humidity.

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Andrews warms guests in Six Nations corporate hospitality

When it comes to corporate hospitality, there are countless factors that must be considered if you’re looking to create a positive experience for your invitees. One thing that should feature prominently on any checklist is to make sure you have instilled a warm, comfortable environment – and this is one of the simplest things to achieve.

Only last week, our experts were on site at Twickenham Stadium following an enquiry from their events team. Our client wished to increase temperatures inside five hospitality marquees positioned adjacent to the ground.

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Divine intervention from Andrews Sykes keeps Soul Church warm!

Churches are notoriously difficult to heat because of their high ceilings and stone walls and floors, with older, traditional buildings posing a particular challenge as far as maximising energy efficiency is concerned.

In an attempt to get the most out of their HVAC system, a recent client of ours turned to us for some temporary heating equipment while their existing arrangement was being upgraded.

Our local expert was on site barely an hour after we were first contacted by the customer, who explained the difficulties they had been having with overcoming the cold weather.

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Andrews Heat for Hire keeps shoppers warm at new retail store

A popular international retail chain opened another of its stores in Bristol last week, amidst much anticipation from those living nearby. Local news outlets reported that crowds of eager shoppers had assembled ahead of the grand opening – and we played our part in ensuring that all went according to plan!

The premises in question had previously been occupied by a well-known electronic hardware company and was thus significantly larger than most of our customer’s other stores in Bristol. Because of this, their internal HVAC system needed to be more powerful than those typically found in smaller outlets.

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Visitors kept warm at iconic Batman franchise filming location

Last week saw fans of the seemingly timeless Batman series descend upon the abandoned Kingsway tram subway in London, all hoping to catch a glimpse of the new ‘Batmobile’ car that has become synonymous with the title since first appearing in Detective Comics in 1939.

The tunnel – a Grade II Listed structure – is the only one of its kind in Britain, and was originally built to connect existing northern and southern tramway networks.

Since its closure in 1952, the passageway has featured in numerous films, including Harry Potter, Captain America: The First Avenger, and now, The Batman.

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High capacity heating arrangement aids hotel building fit-out

With a new hotel in Croydon said to be just a few months away from opening, the construction company responsible for the project turned to us for a temporary heating solution. Their requirement stemmed from the need to complete the interior fit-out as quickly as possible, which was being made more difficult by the unfavourably cold conditions.

Our client had arranged for various sub-contractors to visit the location and undertake timber works, joinery, plastering and floor laying, so it was critical that the temperature and humidity levels of the building were conducive to these tasks.

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Andrews Sykes makes an appearance on Sky Sports!

The more eagle-eyed of those who tuned in to this week’s Edinburgh Derby will have spotted our branding appear on the hoardings at various points during the match.

As proud club partners, we were delighted to have rotating logos feature on Hibernian FC’s new LED advertising system during one of the most highly anticipated fixtures on the Scottish football calendar.

Although the cut and thrust affair eventually ended goalless, Tuesday night’s clash against Hearts was a fantastic platform for us to boost our brand awareness both locally and internationally via a significant television audience.

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High capacity heater used to dry out building mid-construction

Although a small quantity of moisture is necessary for some materials to cure correctly during a building’s construction, excessive dampness can pose a serious long-term issue. In fact, high humidity levels can create major problems for a contractor, including delays to finishing and materials being damaged.

Of course, during the winter months, the scope for additional obstacles is heightened by the fact that open structures are exposed to the elements.

This is quite a common occurrence, particularly at this time of year, and we’ve been busy working with customers to ensure the effects of recent rainfall are minimised. One of our clients is currently in the process of constructing a new car showroom and office complex for a world-famous luxury car manufacturer.

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