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Andrews Sykes donates to army veteran charity

To start the year off on a positive note, we have continued to nurture our ongoing relationship with the Aaron Lewis Foundation. In late 2022, we pledged to make a Christmas donation of £5,000 and are very proud to support this wonderful initiative.

The Aaron Lewis foundation was set up in 2010 in memory of Aaron Lewis, who was tragically killed at the age of 26 while on an operation in Afghanistan. The charity initially began as a small forum for friends and family raise funds in Aaron’s memory. With unity and teamwork at its core, the charity grew rapidly into the principle funding source for the Commando Gunner Memorial in Plymouth. With funds still being donated after the memorial was completed, it became viable to create an all-volunteer charity which attained charitable status in 2013.

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Product of the Month – December

DH150 Refrigerant Dehumidifier

Our DH150 refrigerant dehumidifiers are economical, portable, and incredibly easy to use. The unit is a firm favourite among customers, with its popularity stemming from a high extraction rate and cost-effective functionality – traits that will always be looked upon favourably by those who hire dryers from us!

As a high-capacity dehumidifier, it is capable of drying large applications and requires only a 415V power supply in order to operate. Designed to dry out areas of up to 1,650m³ and control the humidity in areas up to 3,300m³, the DH150 will effectively combat condensation, dampness, mould growth, and just about any other issue associated with the excessive presence of moisture.

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Playing our part in ensuring you get your dinner this Christmas!

At Andrews Sykes, our aim is to be exceptional in everything we do. When it comes to our customers, we believe it should be an industry-standard to provide a quick and professional service no matter how big or small the project is.

Empathy is a key reason behind this; we try to understand the urgency of each enquiry and produce quick solutions.

This week, a client urgently required a 500kW boiler for their food production line – and the survey and installation were completed within 24 hours of the enquiry!

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Sykes Pumps Hire provide emergency pumps for Salmon Farm

Sykes Pumps Hire was recently approached by a salmon farm in the Lake District, with the client requiring a solution to prevent and monitor low water supply.

Our client is based near a Cumbrian reservoir that was highly affected by the 2018 summer heatwave, which subsequently caused the availability of water to almost completely dry up. Amazingly, water levels got so low that the ruins of a previously submerged village began to reappear following a massive depletion of water. The small town was deliberately allowed to flood approximately 80 years ago in order to create a reservoir to provide water for Manchester and the North West of England.

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Sykes implements extensive pump hire set-up at East Anglia power station

Power stations – and particularly nuclear power stations – are reliant on the availability of bespoke pumping solutions both during outages and when operating normally. From sump applications and general maintenance to temporary fire systems and cooling tank cleaning, there are various reasons why both permanent and short-term pump arrangements might be required within the power generation industry.

Having worked alongside clients within this specialist market sector for many years, our engineers are familiar with the challenges that come hand in hand when proposing a pump hire configuration for one of the most potentially hazardous environments around.

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Fume extraction enables plane restoration project to take off!

As a rule of thumb, commercial planes are painted every seven to ten years with private or smaller aircraft painted slightly more frequently. Although there are only really minor differences between painting planes and other inanimate objects, the scale of the operation requires that certain precautions are taken to ensure the safety of those overseeing the task.

Once older coatings are stripped off, a primer is applied to all exterior surfaces before they are painted. Typically, this can take between three days to a couple of weeks per plane and depends on its size.

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Best and Worst Weather Days in the UK

For our latest campaign, Andrews Sykes partnered with DTN – a global provider of independent weather insights – to uncover the days of the year where the UK is most likely to experience the best – and worst – weather.

This was calculated by collecting weather data from the last 30 years of weather data from local weather stations.

12 major cities in the UK were selected for the study, and a piece of consumer research, using OnePoll.com, was conducted to uncover further data about the types of weather Brits prefer best, which would inform how the 30 years of data from DTN was analysed.

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When temperatures are soaring, you need someone who will answer your call!

It’s been a busy couple of days for us at Andrews Air Conditioning, and the weather forecast would suggest that there’s no sign of this changing any time soon. Soaring temperatures have caused wildfires and major railway delays already this week, and that’s before the hottest day of the year arrives!

The mercury passed the 30°C mark in London on Tuesday, with similar conditions expected for the next few days at least.

Unsurprisingly, this climatic upturn has had an immediate effect on us and we’ve had hundreds of air conditioning units go out on hire since Monday. However, if you haven’t yet got the cooling equipment you need then don’t worry – we’ve still got plenty of units in stock. But they won’t be around forever!

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Sykes Pumps launch new Hydraset range

As the UK’s largest pump hire company, Sykes Pumps are constantly looking to enhance and modernise their extensive range of equipment. A new product – the Sykes Hydraset – is now available for hire and will help clients streamline projects without raising energy costs. This latest innovation comprises of a Sykes Hydrapak, a Sykes Hydrapump and a Sykes Hydrahose set and provides an alternative solution for when suction lift requirements exceed nine metres.

The Hydrapak includes both 100mm and 150mm models and these have been designed with construction, marine, industrial and waste water projects in mind. The units are suitable for heads of up to 46m and offer maximum flow rates of 95l/s, underlining their versatility.

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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 work unattended for extended periods of time in the most arduous conditions.

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