Andrews Boilers

What are the signs of boiler failure?

Few things are more inconvenient than your boiler breaking down unexpectedly. Modern boilers are sturdier and more resilient than they were a few years ago, but even they are not infallible. A single unit will contain dozens of important components that need to work in harmony to efficiently deliver heating and hot water.

Because of this, there is still quite a lot of scope for things to go wrong – and we take a look at some of the more common reasons below:

Age and efficiency

Wear and tear are, quite simply, unavoidable. Boilers are not built to last forever but with the appropriate maintenance, a traditional gas model is designed to offer between 10 and 15 years of dependable service. In some cases, you may get two decades of use if your unit has been looked after properly and the key elements are made from high quality materials.

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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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Concrete batching plant contacts Andrews Boilers

The process of concrete batching is reliant upon several factors to ensure the quality and integrity of the final product. While the correct proportion of materials (cement, aggregates and water, to name three) must be accurately measured, arguably just as important is maintaining an optimum temperature to guarantee the production of sustainable, robust concrete.

We were recently contacted by a batching plant in Bristol, with a long-term equipment hire required to maintain the desired conditions throughout both summer and winter. The nature of the application meant our regional engineer would need to specify a solution capable of dealing with significant changes to the ambient temperature.

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Queue jumping tops list of things that irk Brits, study finds

BMW drivers ignoring their indicators, getting locked out and ‘jobsworths’ are among the things that bring us to boiling point, according to a recent survey.

The study of 2,000 adults revealed other infuriating issues are having no heating, people eating loudly and queue jumpers.

For four in 10, ‘people who think rules don’t apply to them’ will send their blood pressure rising, and 27 per cent get irked by drivers not stopping at zebra crossings.

Another one in three (33 per cent) feel the red mist descending when they are sent from pillar to post on automated company customer service lines.

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Emergency boiler installation prevents relocation of the elderly and infirm

Due to the vulnerability of people receiving social care, there remains a constant need for any issues on site to be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. Unsurprisingly, nursing homes and similar applications are subject to strict health and safety regulations that include meeting minimum temperature requirements on site.

The importance of delivering a reliable source of heating was recently made apparent at a residential facility in Sheffield, after a complete boiler failure necessitated that a temporary unit was installed in its place. Our client had already taken the decision to purchase a more modern boiler but this was not expected to be ready until the end of November.

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Andrews helps production company film underwater scenes for TV programme

Over the years, there have been many iconic underwater scenes featured in films and television series – but have you ever thought about the many components that go into capturing some of these eye-catching panoramic moments?

Shooting a film in a conventional set is challenging enough and made even more difficult when characters are submerged. How do you make these clips look convincing or plausible? First thing’s first: how do you entice some of the world’s biggest film stars to partake in scenes that presumably involve spending countless hours immersed in freezing cold water?

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Winchester City Council enlists help of Andrews Boilers for leisure centre development

When a local authority in Hampshire faced the prospect of a major leisure centre development being delayed, a solution was required immediately to ensure the project was completed on time.

The construction company responsible for the scheme has worked on countless high-profile builds including the London Aquatic Centre used during the 2012 Olympics, and they were desperate to avoid any setbacks here. Local councillors had stressed that people in the community were expecting the leisure centre to open on a specified date, but doubt had been cast over the likelihood of this due to the deferral of flooring being laid.

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Industry-leading electric boiler helps customers go greener

With companies across the globe constantly looking for ways to operate more efficiently and reduce their carbon footprint, so too are Andrews Sykes.

As pioneers in the field of environmental compliance, we are delighted to introduce a new 80kW electric boiler which is already kickstarting a change in the way people think about heating and hot water systems.

This groundbreaking innovation is almost three times as economical as an oil-driven alternative of equal capacity, providing customers with monumental cost savings on projects where its use is suitable.

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Andrews provides M&E contractor with replacement boiler hire

When one of the UK’s largest mechanical and electrical contractors required a temporary boiler on behalf of a major client, we were given two weeks’ notice to devise and implement a solution. The end user – a prominent government-owned company responsible for maintaining motorway infrastructure – was replacing a faulty boiler at one of their southern depots and needed stand-in equipment while this process was undertaken.

Upon being contacted, we were advised that the boiler upgrade would be carried out in a fortnight’s time. Despite the fact it was a planned project and not one requiring immediate action, we sent our regional expert to site the following day which enabled us to liaise directly with the two parties involved.

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Emergency boiler hire provides safe showering facilities at Nightingale hospital

Before the former Manchester Central railway station could open its doors as a functioning temporary field hospital, a solution was required to ensure that shower areas were ready for staff to use. The multi-purpose G-MEX convention complex was quickly converted into a 650-bed medical facility following various interior modifications that were essential in order for this to happen.

Prior to the hospital admitting its first patient, healthcare authorities stressed the importance of nurses, doctors and other professionals having constant access to a safe environment to wash. Our client was keen to find a reliable source of hot water to supply a 60-shower block, which could be operational within a short space of time. They called on us to provide a solution without disturbing contractors overseeing other parts of the fit-out.

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