Ventilation Hire

British kitchen manufacturer seeks ventilation for new warehouse fit-out

Andrews Sykes’ expertise in the field of ventilation has led to us working with big names from a whole host of industries, including a recent project involving a highly regarded kitchen retailer. On this occasion, the construction company responsible for the scheme required a dual purpose solution to aid the construction and design of their client’s newly acquired warehouse in the Midlands.

The first component of the development was to assist with the drying of concrete flooring. Without suitable mechanical ventilation, there was a significant risk that the concrete would retain moisture which could ultimately affect the integrity of the building’s base further down the line. To avoid this potentially disastrous scenario, four high capacity FV900 fans were deployed nearby to provide continuous air movement and allow the concrete to cure properly.

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Andrews assists lead contractor on Bank Tube station reconstruction project

The £700m upgrade of one of London’s most recognised Underground stations is expected to be completed by spring 2022, with much of the hard work already done. TFL’s subsidiary London Underground commissioned improvements with the intention of increasing Bank’s passenger capacities by as much as 40%, meaning up to 140 million people will pass through annually once fully operational.

The tunnelling phase of the project was completed in October 2020 and saw more than 200,000 tonnes of material excavated to make way for platforms, escalators, passages and concourses. Due to the nature of the work undertaken during this stage, there was a long-term requirement for mechanical ventilation to ensure the continued wellbeing of engineers on site.

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Yorkshire university hires temporary heating and air quality control systems

After 18 months of social isolation and disruption to the education sector, we’re now seeing institutions across the country take action to ensure the wellbeing of students and lecturers. In recent days, there has been palpable excitement across the country as people returned to university campuses in record numbers.

While many students were permitted access to site at points during the previous year and a half, this academic semester will be the first time many have been able to interact with their peers and be taught in a communal environment.

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NHS trust turns to Andrews Ventilation ahead of mortuary upgrades

Inadequate ventilation is broadly considered to be the largest health, safety and well-being burden for mortuaries or funeral homes. If the number of air changes is insufficient, building occupants are likely to be exposed to dangerous and infectious pathogens released by cadavers retained inside.

There is, therefore, never a good time for a mortuary to upgrade their air handling systems but when such a need arises, providing a replacement ventilation arrangement is essential.

Last week, our experts were contacted by a prominent district hospital in Hampshire after the aforementioned situation came to fruition. The customer was looking to replace several air handling units inside their morgue, which was to remain in use throughout the time work was to be carried out.

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Five reasons why good ventilation should be here to stay

Ventilation, as a broad term, refers to the process by which clean, outdoor air is introduced into an area while stale or polluted air is often simultaneously removed.

But why is ventilation important?

1) Health benefits – a poorly ventilated indoor space can exacerbate pre-existing health conditions including asthma, allergies, rashes and sinusitis. An effective ventilation system will filter out larger particle pollens, alleviating the symptoms of hay fever.

2) To remove condensation – most noticeable in winter but a problem throughout the year, condensation is a common form of dampness and can lead to mould growth and long-term damage in the absence of sufficient ventilation.

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A guide to ventilation in the hospitality sector

Although the advantages of suitable ventilation within the hospitality industry have been widely discussed since the outbreak of COVID-19, the truth is that the pandemic has merely served to highlight the fact that many businesses have overlooked its importance in everyday circumstances. In fact, it has been suggested by facilities management experts that restaurants and pubs have more complicated and extensive ventilation requirements than those seen in many other sectors.

Maintaining proper ventilation is essential for a variety of reasons, whether that be to ensure the safe preparation and storage of food and beverages or simply preserving the morale and good health of your staff and patrons. And while ventilation is commonly considered to be less of a priority than having heating or air conditioning, the number of side effects associated with a poorly ventilated premises mean this notion should be dismissed out of hand.

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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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Straightforward ventilation hire becomes dual-purpose healthcare solution

In early 2020, Andrews Sykes was contacted by a regional healthcare trust that was looking for some ventilation equipment on behalf of three of their hospitals. Our client was keen to prevent the development of oxygen-rich environments caused by the gas being administered as part of patient therapy.

Newly introduced guidance now recommends minimal oxygen use because the benefits are uncertain, with evidence suggesting there are several potential dangers. On top of this, oxygen enrichment also significantly increases the risk of fires or explosions due to a substantially more intense atmosphere.

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Lancashire hospital hires air cleaners to assist with COVID-19 clinical trials

With the medical sector still under immense pressure to limit the impact of COVID-19, ongoing remedial research is certain to play a critical role in developing treatments and a vaccine. As part of this process, many hospitals are running clinical trials involving patients to help healthcare professionals improve their understanding of the current situation.

All testing environments are bound by strict operating parameters and legislation to ensure that work is undertaken as safely as possible. Each hospital is responsible for investigating a particular strand of research, with a private centre in Lancashire specifically assessing the effects of COVID-19 in relation to lung-related illnesses.

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TV production allowed to continue thanks to ventilation hire

With more and more industries returning to a form of normality under new guidelines, we are seeing businesses make necessary adaptions to the way they operate in order to thrive in the current climate. The TV and film sector, for example, has been in constant communication with the Government and other prominent authorities to ensure all parties remain complicit with the latest regulations.

As a result, a new Code of Practice has been drawn up which outlines essential measures that networks and broadcasters must take going forward. Scientific research has demonstrated the importance of filming environments benefitting from multiple air changes per hour, reducing the likelihood of airborne viruses transmitting between people working at close quarters.

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