Andrews Sykes

Six in ten Brits demand air conditioning while working from home, survey finds

According to a recent study, more than 60% of Brits want their bosses to provide air conditioning while working from home.

On average, productivity is said to decrease by a third during hot temperatures, with 44% of the 2,000 adults asked admitting they struggle to stay on top of their workload when the mercury soars.

Two in five respondents actively seek a different room or area to work in a bid to overcome warmer conditions, while a quarter confessed to sitting near an open fridge or freezer!

A similar proportion of those surveyed have previously refused to work when the heat has been too extreme, with a temperature of 28⁰C commonly cited as being too hot for general exertion.

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Air purification can support transition to a new normal, according to study

Many Brits intend to persevere with masks and social distancing despite government restrictions easing, a recent study by Andrews Sykes has found.

We conducted a survey of 2,000 adults who revealed their thoughts and attitudes towards the idea of reverting to normal life once the pandemic subsides.

A staggering 50 per cent of respondents admit they will continue wearing masks for the foreseeable future, despite there being no legal obligation to do so in most settings.

One in three will insist on sitting away from anyone they don’t know in pubs and restaurants, while 28 per cent will still ask for a table outside and 24 per cent will insist on table service.

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Latest depot opening highlights ongoing success in Italy

We are excited to announce that Nolo Climat now has a third premises – this time in Verona – following a substantial increase in business activity across northern Italy.

This region has been specifically chosen to support our existing depots in Verona and Milan, with the broad economic spectrum and a thriving industrial sector key influences behind the decision.

Since the opening and subsequent expansion of our Bologna depot, there has been a noticeable shift in demand for our hire services.

Given the rapid development of Verona in recent years, many companies have chosen to establish themselves here or nearby which has helped accelerate our growing reputation among an extensive customer base.

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How do chillers work and which unit is best for me?

Finding a temporary cooling solution can be a daunting challenge, particularly if your requirement is of an urgent nature. With this in mind, the team at Andrews Chillers have created a short video that explains the functionality of chillers and how to guarantee the perfect outcome for your cooling application.

Using sample scenarios, the animation demonstrates the specific process that a unit goes through to provide the cooling for your requirement.

The aim of the video is to give our customers a better understanding of the chiller units we offer and explain how they apply to different environments. The video shows how you can overcome your cooling challenges while discussing the various types of cooling. These include comfort cooling, high capacity cooling and process cooling.

With comfort cooling in particular, it is important to understand that this type of cooling is used to regulate the temperature and create a comfortable environment for people within a specific area. This type of chiller is normally used in hospitals and hotels in addition to offices and conference rooms. These sectors require an accurate temperature control as a system failure can directly influence the satisfaction of building occupants.

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Former Ford factory converted into temporary hospital

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a 1950s industrial unit and former car factory in South Wales was transformed into a field hospital as part of a countrywide effort to overcome the virus. The 11,000 square metre site is now a renowned film studio and has undergone a drastic overhaul thanks to Swansea City Council’s collaborative work with various contractors.

Creating space for more than 1,300 beds over a two-phase project, the hospital is now fully operational and may potentially be used even after the effects of coronavirus have subsided. With this likelihood in mind, we were approached by the construction manager and asked to supply hired cooling and heating solutions to ensure that multi-seasonal climate control was available prior to opening.

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Keeping gymnasiums safe, cool and legal in light of COVID-19 regulations

With gyms now allowed to reopen following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, it is more important than ever to safeguard your members and ensure all facilities are complicit with guidance produced by National Governing Bodies.

The directives have been compiled with input from Sport England, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive and include advice on social distancing, ventilation requirements and the steps you can take to protect visitors and staff.

Air extraction and ventilatory measures are considered fundamentally important and feature prominently on the agenda to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and other airborne infections.

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Andrews Sykes Group expands French coverage with new Nantes depot

It is with great delight that we announce the opening of a new depot in Nantes following a substantial investment in our French operations. Strategically located to serve customers across the Great West region including the cities of Brest, Rennes, Le Mans and Angers, our latest property demonstrates the exceptional growth we have enjoyed in the country since opening our first depot there in 2012.

In recent years, demand for our full range of products and services in and around Nantes has grown considerably. By opening a depot here – our sixth in France – we will be perfectly positioned to reach customers more quickly, with a local presence ensuring that emergency response times are dramatically reduced going forward.

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Your air conditioning hire has been safeguarded – here’s how

Following the latest advice from HVAC authorities and industry professionals, Andrews Sykes has taken steps to safeguard our customers and ensure our air conditioning hire operations are Covid-19 secure. Whilst it is extremely unlikely that an air conditioning or ventilation system will facilitate the spread of coronavirus, we have implemented a number of initiatives in order to give our customers the confidence and security they need to provide their staff with a safe environment to work in.

Leading HVAC bodies have highlighted several factors that can be addressed to reduce the likelihood of the coronavirus spreading within your building.

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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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Proud to support the NHS

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges, as the world struggles to prevent the loss of life, support health services and stabilise economies. In the UK, an inevitable rise of confirmed cases has led to huge numbers being admitted to hospitals, putting unfathomable pressure on our overburdened NHS. It has been truly humbling to witness the lengths our incredible frontline workers have gone to during these difficult times, with their selfless acts rightly commended nationally by the tens of millions of people who are grateful for their tireless contributions.

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