Heating Sector – Building and Construction

Construction site provided with air changes and heating via single unit

Very few industries have remained unaffected by coronavirus, and the construction sector is one of many that has been forced to make changes to ensure the well-being of those working within it. Comfort facilities were quickly identified as an area meriting particular attention, with these environments generally unconducive to allowing sufficient space between people while they relax, dine or take a break.

Because of this obligation, a national building contractor approached us and asked us to provide two of their sites with some heaters. Projects were being undertaken at separate locations in Swindon and Redditch, with the expectation that these would run into 2022. As such, our client was keen to get ahead of the game and source some temporary heating units well before seasonal temperatures began to drop.

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High capacity heating arrangement assists concrete curing process

Temperature can have a major effect on trade works, and it is important to take it into consideration before working with concrete during winter. This applies to both the ambient air temperature and that of the concrete itself, with undesirable conditions likely to affect the strength and integrity of the end product.

The potential for complications caused by cold weather is something construction firms are extremely aware of, prompting a national building and logistics company to approach us before they laid concrete slabs on a development in Milton Keynes.

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Integrated heater and dryer arrangement helps client overcome water ingress issue

A recent study conducted by a construction insurance company has revealed that water damage is the second most common cause of loss or delays on UK building projects. Water ingress is an issue that has blighted developments for decades, underlining the importance of astute risk management and contingency plans as and when something does go wrong.

In the build-up to Christmas, a nationwide building and civil engineering contractor got in touch with us to report a problem that was preventing the commencement of wet trades being applied to a series of residential properties.

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Heater hire cuts screed drying times to keep building project on track

Now more than ever, construction companies are under great pressure to complete building projects on time and ensure that any potential causes of delay are quickly addressed. One of the most common reasons for deadlines being pushed back is a need for screed to dry properly, which can lead to developments grinding to a halt and prevent labourers from accessing the impacted areas.

This was the situation facing a contractor responsible for upgrading a large sports complex in Cambridgeshire and prompted them to get in touch with Andrews. Our client had initially hired some DE190 electric heaters from us to assist the drying of resin in a toilet block on site, but they now required a high capacity heating solution for the project’s next phase.

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Construction company seeks temporary heating equipment

When a renowned construction company in London required a temporary heating solution for a large housing development, Andrews Heat for Hire was contacted and asked to provide a solution that would raise temperatures within the building. The contractor overseeing the project was facing the prospect of delays and was desperate to avoid this scenario due to tenancy commitments.

Low ambient temperatures were threatening to affect wet trade processes including plastering and floor laying. An Andrews engineer visited the client’s site a few hours after being contacted and after assessing the environment and conducting a thorough assessment, proposed a bespoke heater hire solution to ensure surfaces dried correctly.

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Andrews Sykes provides heating for construction company

Andrews Heat for Hire was recently approached by a West Midlands construction company requiring a solution to assist with the production of pre-fabricated building blocks.

The well-known company specialises in manufacturing architectural cladding systems featuring components that include brick, natural stone and granite faced panels. The manufacturers were having issues drying cement that had been poured into moulds, requiring our team to visit the site and ascertain which equipment would be best suited to the application.

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Andrews Heat for Hire provides heating solution for leading construction company

Andrews Heat for Hire was recently contacted by a leading construction company in search of an effective heating solution  that would help dry the floors and walls of a newly-built West Sussex college during the latter stages of the project.

A local expert visited the site to conduct a free site survey before proposing a tailor made drying solution, consisting of an Aurora FH111 oil heater and all required lengths of ducting. It was felt this particular unit was most suitable given the dimensions of the application, and guaranteed the customer a reliable heating supply once installed.

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Andrews provide short-term heater hire for local school

A national construction company recently contacted Andrews Heat for Hire in search of a heater hire package that would raise temperatures inside a newly-built gym.

The customer in question was in the finishing stages of a school sports hall construction project and required temporary heating to help speed up the drying of paint. The unit we provided would then remain on site to maintain temperatures inside so that the school’s opening sporting event could proceed as planned.

It was originally expected that the school’s own heating system would be commissioned but this could not be connected in time.

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Andrews provide temporary heating to accelerate floor drying process

When the world’s largest genetic modification company was in the process of building a new office block, Andrews Heat for Hire was drafted in to provide equipment which could quickly raise the temperature on site.

The contractor in charge of the project required a short-term heating solution to assist with laying floors which they were struggling to do due to low ambient temperatures.

An Andrews heating specialist conducted a survey of the area within hours of initial contact and subsequently proposed an appropriate heater hire package consisting of three high capacity FH4000 oil heaters. Each unit was accompanied by a 3000-litre fuel tank to facilitate continuous operation during a critical stage of the project.

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Temporary heating required for major construction scheme

When a major construction company in Guildford required a temporary heating solution for a building project, Andrews Heat for Hire were contacted and asked to provide equipment to raise temperatures on site.

A reliable and constant supply of heating was needed during the absence of a fixed system, to ensure all works could be completed and ensure the warehouse could be opened for use as soon as possible.

An Andrews engineer conducted a survey of the area and subsequently proposed an appropriate heater hire based on the project’s requirements. Plans were then made to deliver and install a high capacity FH4000 unit.

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