Sykes Pumps provides off mains drainage solution

Amid the construction of approximately 250 new properties in Essex, Sykes Pumps was contacted by the housing developer and asked to resolve an issue pertaining to the removal of waste and sewage. Despite some of the homes already being inhabited, the surrounding residential area had not yet been connected to a sewer main.

As a result, all sewage was retained within a 15,000-litre cesspool on-site, which naturally requires emptying once it reaches full capacity. With no permanent solution available and our client suffering some negative PR due to the extreme odours being given off, a temporary pumping arrangement was required.

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Air purification offers renewed hope in the fight against Covid-19, study finds

High-tech air quality control solutions could put an end to Covid-19 transmissions in hospitals, according to a recent trial.

As part of efforts to tackle Covid-19 outbreaks within healthcare settings, government officials are on the verge of approving a pilot study involving the use of air purifiers in hospital wards.

This is expected to be similar to the investigation recently conducted at a number of schools in Bradford, where air purification systems were used inside classrooms.

The announcement comes just weeks after separate research carried out earlier this year revealed that filtration systems were able to remove almost all airborne traces of Covid-19.

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Former RAF airport seeks temporary heating for hangar

Before a newly constructed aircraft hangar could be deemed ready for use, the lead contractor had to ensure that flooring was properly laid to facilitate the storage of planes. Although seemingly a straightforward process in principle, extra care and attention must be paid to guarantee the floor could handle the intense load of aircraft weighing several dozen tonnes.

To achieve this a special resin is chemically fixed to the substrate beneath, which enables it to withstand sustained vehicular traffic and general abrasion. During the application process, temperatures must be maintained at approximately 15⁰C. This can present quite a challenge due to the sheer size of a typical hangar – and this is where we come in!

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Multi-pump solution aids repair works at sewage treatment facility

All wastewater treatment plants require regular maintenance visits to ensure machinery and equipment continues to function properly, and in accordance with environmental legislation. On such specialist applications, it is important that assessments are carried out by experienced engineers who can identify common faults and propose no-nonsense solutions in the event that something goes wrong.

Only last week, Sykes Pumps was contacted by a company that specialises in providing inspection services and maintenance projects across a range of industries. In this instance, our customer was looking for a pump hire solution that could assist their own client following the need to conduct repairs on a critical sewage treatment chamber.

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Glasgow relocation strengthens Andrews Sykes’ presence in Scotland

We are delighted to announce the procurement of a new, modern and larger property in Glasgow following months of due diligence.

As a result, we will be ceasing operations at our former depot in Anniesland imminently and are currently in the process of moving to 99 Bogleshole Road, Cambuslang, G72 7DD.

This strategic decision has been underpinned by an investment of approximately £1million and is driven by a desire to build on the success we have enjoyed in both Glasgow, and Scotland as a whole, in recent years.

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Drying solution keeps residential development on track

It’s fair to say that Storm Barra has already caused its fair share of problems to people in the UK – a sentiment that can certainly be shared by a nationwide building contractor currently working on a housing project in Southport.

In this instance, there were concerns that the heavy rainfall could lead to the growth of mould or in a worst-case scenario, highly damaging water ingress. Our client was keen to prevent water from permeating the structure’s surfaces due to the hazardous long-term implications associated with penetrative dampness.

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Sykes Pumps assists construction of replacement railway bridge

The rebuilding of a railway bridge in Bristol was dependent upon the availability of a reliable pump hire solution. Our client requested an arrangement that would permit the removal of groundwater at multiple locations and allow construction workers to proceed with an upgrade project costing hundreds of thousands of pounds.

As the contractor was required to complete the project within a relatively short space of time, the urgency of the initial enquiry meant we had to act quickly and efficiently to deploy multiple pumps just hours after the call.

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International conglomerate acquires temporary heating following site overhaul

When a world-famous engineering giant decided to renovate one of their warehouses situated in the North East, they didn’t think twice about contacting the experts at our Sedgefield depot. The upgrade was expected to leave their building without a functional heating system for approximately six weeks, so a short-term solution was needed to appease dozens of people working on site.

Several individual applications were identified as requiring temporary heaters, with any solution expected to comply with industry safety regulations. The client indicated that their preference would be to deploy electrical units, if at all possible, in order to avoid the scenario of equipment needing to be refuelled further down the line.

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Andrews Sykes agrees partnership extension with Charlton Athletic Community Trust

We’re very pleased to be continuing our sponsorship of the Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), with next year marking a decade since our association began.

CACT has won countless awards recognising the fantastic work done in the local community and beyond, with approximately 10,000 people benefiting from their services and initiatives every single week.

We have previously teamed up with the Trust to provide employment opportunities and apprenticeships for young people – some of whom have gone on to join the business full-time and remain here to this day.

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Andrews’ Rapid Response Boiler saves local football club

Our expertise in the sports and leisure industry prompted Oldham Athletic Football Club to approach us after their existing boiler system was taken offline just two days before a home match was scheduled to take place at Boundary Park. An issue beyond the club’s control had left the entire stadium without heating and hot water and needed to be rectified immediately in order for vital amenities to be available to players, staff and supporters on matchday.

The issue was brought to our attention on the Thursday, less than 48 hours before the game was due to kick-off. Failure to address the problem in time would have left shower blocks without warm water, corporate areas and lounges without heating and the kitchen also largely out of action. With urgent intervention essential and time quickly running out, it was decided that our 100kW Rapid Response Boiler would be ideal for the application and provide an adequate heating duty for the stadium’s requirements.

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