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Andrews provides temporary heating for COVID-19 test centres across Europe

As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a huge increase in the presence of testing facilities has fuelled confidence that cases can be swiftly identified to limit the spread of further infections. To date, the UK has carried out more COVID-19 tests than any other European country but with the battle to overcome the virus set to rumble on for many months, it is critical that testing centres remain fully functional during the winter.

With seasonal temperatures already dropping sharply, Andrews Heat for Hire has been busy providing these applications with temporary heating solutions.

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Heater hire provides fresh air and heating to Kent school’s temporary structures

Although the second wave of lockdown restrictions has seen businesses from many industries forced to close, schools, colleges and universities have had to develop and implement various social distancing solutions to ensure they are operating as safely as possible.

Because of this, Andrews Heat for Hire has observed a sharp spike in enquiries as education providers strive to keep newly introduced overflow facilities warm and as COVID-secure as possible.

Given the current climate, our client was delighted that we could offer a heater hire package that not only increases temperatures but also constantly reintroduces fresh, clean air from outside.

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Temporary heater hire warms guests at popular Christmas Events

The Christmas period is always a busy one for Andrews Sykes and this year has been no different. A huge surge in seasonal events, light festivals and markets brings about a proportional increase in demand for HVAC assistance, whether that be heating equipment for a marquee, a chiller solution for a temporary ice rink or dehumidification units for storing produce.

Towards the end of November, we were contacted by the management team at London’s O2 Arena after a requirement for a short-term heating hire arrangement surfaced. The venue was hosting an outdoor Christmas market comprising of several marquees that were exposed to cold temperatures. We were therefore asked to provide an all-encompassing heating solution that would keep hundreds of visitors warm and ensure that conditions were kept stable to protect a variety of perishable products being sold on site.

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Andrews provide boiler hire solution for popular international hotel

Failure to provide effective climate control in a hotel environment – particularly during the winter months – can ruin the experience of guests and tarnish a hotel’s reputation. So, when a popular international hotel experienced an unexpected boiler failure, our specialists were required to provide an emergency boiler solution.

The hotel in question is among a chain of full-service hotels and resorts known for winning awards for customer satisfaction – underlining the importance of us recommending and delivering equipment to site quickly.

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Care home washrooms made safe with the help of Andrews heater hire

Having worked with care homes for many years – providing short-term heating for bedrooms and communal areas – we have developed long-standing relationships with clients in this field. So when a care home in Scotland contacted us in search of a heater hire solution, we reacted quickly to satisfy their requirements.

Our client required temporary heating to counteract low indoor temperatures, when trying to lay slip resistant vinyl flooring in their wet-rooms.

It was decided that two FH111 indirect oil fired heaters would be stationed outside the building, with hot air ducted in through external doors. The hire package was required to be in constant use, keeping room temperatures at 15°C 24 hours a day, in order to seal the flooring.

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Met Office warn “it’s time to start wrapping up”, as UK temperatures plummet

Climate experts have predicted freezing conditions across Britain this week, with the South-East expected to be among the worst affected areas.

Thermometer readings in London have already shown temperatures below -3°C overnight, as an Arctic icy snap prompted Public Health England to remind people to take extra care.

The sudden change in weather follows a recent announcement that local councils have stockpiled in excess of 1.2 million tonnes of salt in a bid to prepare for the months ahead.

Much of Scotland is forecast to see sub-zero temperatures – with lows of up to -5°C – while rural areas are likely to be even colder now that December is almost upon us.

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Telecommunications provider kept online by Andrews Heat for Hire

When a central London office complex was left without heating over the Christmas period following boiler failure, the facilities manager in charge of the building was under pressure to source some replacement equipment. Most companies are closed for business during the festive season, which can make it extremely difficult for plant hire solutions to be sourced and installed when requirements surface. Fortunately for our client, Andrews Heat for Hire remained operational throughout and was on hand to visit the affected site less than two hours after contact was made.

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Andrews Heat for Hire aid construction of new London school

Low ambient temperatures during the finishing stages of a building can cause problems for a contractor, while frost can damage delicate materials and a slow drying process may delay an overall project. Raising the temperature too quickly can also cause surface cracking as the materials shrink, meaning conditions must be closely controlled to prevent complications arising.

The fit-out phase of a new school in London therefore required external assistance during the winter period, with Andrews Heat for Hire drafted in to provide the necessary equipment. A local expert then visited the site to gain a better understanding of the application in question, before proposing a heater hire package that would fulfil the needs of a major client.

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Nuclear storage centre requires heating during construction

At Andrews Heat for Hire, we have a genuine expertise in providing clients from industrial backgrounds with climate control solutions whenever they are sought. Applications within this field are often dangerous and bound by strict security measures which makes it important that the correct equipment is delivered at the first time of asking.

The expansion of a nuclear recycling facility in Liverpool was dependent upon temporary heating equipment, with a temperature increase needed to ensure the completion of various drying, painting and sealing tasks. The presence of uranic materials and nuclear cylinders on site posed a challenge but we were able to recommend a heater hire package which was suitable for the surroundings.

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