Andrews Boilers

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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Andrews launches modern electric boiler with built-in heat exchanger

We are delighted to introduce a new mobile electric boiler that provides clients with an all-encompassing solution to a range of applications requiring heating.

The compact 22kW boiler features a built-in heat exchanger to simplify installation, minimise footprint and removes the need for an additional HEX unit on site. This internal heat exchanger allows heat to be exchanged between two fluids without them mixing with one another. This is extremely important if the heating application is working with a chemical or an inhibiter.

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Contractor firm seeks 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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University building seeks Andrews Boiler Hire

According to regulatory guidelines, educational authorities have a duty to ensure that student campus areas and learning facilities meet a minimum temperature requirement of 18⁰C. This is said to be the optimal temperature to support studying, as set out in the Education School Premises Regulations standards. Failure to meet these requirements can impact both students and lecturers, with energy and concentration levels potentially affected if conditions aren’t closely controlled.

So, when a university in Bedfordshire encountered a crippling boiler failure resulting in a complete loss of heating and hot water in one of their buildings, a replacement was immediately required. The area in question is constantly in use throughout the day, meaning a temporary boiler hire unit was needed urgently to ensure classrooms and IT suites could remain operational.

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Anaerobic digestion site requires Andrews Boiler Hire

The failure or breakdown of a boiler system can have a significant effect on the day-to-day operation of an anaerobic digestion plant, which is why planned maintenance must be carried out regularly. The anaerobic digestion process relies on the availability of supplementary heat in order to reach optimum conditions, meaning the absence of higher temperatures has a detrimental impact on how microbes are harnessed to manage waste, produce fuels, or both.

When a biodigester on a farm in Devon undertook maintenance of its existing boiler systems on site, a temporary boiler hire solution was required to ensure normal levels of fermentation were maintained throughout. Our client uses microorganisms to break down biodegradable material on an industrial scale, converting farm waste and slurries into renewable energy.

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Special needs school requires boiler hire replacement

An unexpected boiler breakdown can be a troubling scenario for any industry, there is simply no margin for error when peoples’ education could be in jeopardy. Legal requirements stipulate that schools and learning facilities must ensure that classroom temperatures are at a minimum of 18⁰C or face potential closures.

Andrews Boilers was recently contacted by a special needs school based in Devon after a severe flood caused damage to their existing boiler unit. The client’s boiler room is located in the basement of the building and became submerged by water following heavy rainfall in the area. An emergency replacement was subsequently required as quickly as possible to ensure that lessons could proceed as normal.

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Andrews Boilers provides solution for nursing home

Andrews Boilers was recently contacted by a West London nursing home, seeking the installation of a temporary boiler in order to supply domestic hot water to its premises. Serving as a means for its patients to continue with their daily activities, aspects such as bathing, cleaning and tending to other hygienic purposes were all of the highest importance – avoiding any potential issues that could impact the health of the residents.

Seeking a solution on a temporary basis, the client was stripping their pre-installed boiler and while they had already requested a replacement system, the unit on hire would serve the premises until its arrival. Providing Andrews Sykes with the details of the new unit, a specialist surveyor was sent to the nursing home in order to analyse and assess the premises as to ensure no conflict could take place for the installation of the temporary and replacement units.

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Andrews Sykes continue French expansion

It is with great delight that we announce the opening of a new depot in Toulouse as part of the company’s continued growth in France. The news is symptomatic of our progress in the country and comes just a few months after the opening of our Marseille depot.

We have taken ownership of the new property, which will be fully operational and open for business by January 2020.

The Toulouse depot is our fifth in France and gives us a fantastic opportunity to develop business relationships with companies across the south-west.

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Andrews Boilers responds to emergency crisis at Swindon hospital

Andrews Boiler Hire was recently contacted in response to a critical situation faced by a hospital in Swindon. A boiler failure left dozens of patients without any form of heating and with no backup system available on site, a temporary replacement was required. The facilities management company responsible for overseeing the premises subsequently contacted Andrews and asked us to remedy the issue.

The incident took place during the early hours and required a punctual response. One of our local engineers visited the scene in order to carry out a site survey and assess the affected area, all within an hour of the initial call being received. This process was further aided by a conversation with our client while the engineer was actually en route to the hospital, providing our specialist with a clearer idea of what to expect once they reached the location.

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Kent spa suffers major boiler breakdown

A popular Kentish spa recently suffered a major boiler failure after four of their main units broke down on site during a busy day. This caused considerable issues at the resort and meant the availability of hot water was lost, affecting their swimming pools, jacuzzi facility and showers.

The management team at the well-known spa attempted to get permanent boiler replacements on the same day, which proved unsuccessful. They then contacted Andrews Boilers Hire for assistance as they needed to re-open the establishments for customers who had paid – meaning a stand-in solution was imperative.

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