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Construction sites face many humidity issues throughout the project; these may be driven by wet trades or severe weather conditions. Regardless of the cause, high humidity levels can create major problems to the contractor, these include delays to finishing trades whilst waiting for floors and walls to dry and damage to delicate materials such as wood and lining materials which often cause serious delays to the programme. By hiring dehumidifiers from Andrews, you can reduce the relative humidity on site, this will allow you to accelerate the drying process and meet your client’s deadlines.
Concrete floors and plaster will need to be dry before finishing trades can start their work, otherwise the process will be ruined. Expensive wooden or resin floors need to be laid on surfaces that are dry, but if the relative humidity is too high this may takes months. By using dehumidifiers the process will be accelerated without the risk of cracking of damage to the structure.
Many sites use heaters to dry buildings, this is often inappropriate due to the high running costs. Applying heat directly to walls and floors will only dry the surface and this will often lead to cracking. Direct fired LPG heaters will add more moisture to the air than they remove. Using dehumidifying equipment will accelerate the natural drying process in a controlled manner and provide significant fuel cost savings.
We provide tailored solutions to meet any requirements, one of our specialist engineers will visit your site to take humidity and temperature readings, and we will then recommend the most cost-effective drying package to suit your specific requirement. Detailed risk assessments and method statements are also offered to help ensure we deliver the most relevant solution for the building or area. Our units will be delivered to your premises within hours of first contact, guaranteeing a rapid response to any problems our customers encounter.
At Andrews, we understand that all construction sites are different and as such may need additional equipment. Our broad range of dehumidifiers, heaters and ventilation equipment, ensures that we have all eventualities covered - regardless of your location.
In recent years more and more pressure has been applied to finish buildings on or ahead of schedule, so that the properties can be let and start paying back on the investment made. By using a dehumidification process project managers can reduce drying times and allow finishing trades to start earlier, this helps to avoid costly delays and penalties.
We are experts in the provision of temporary dehumidifier units to the building industry and can advise you on the best course of action for your situation. Our specialist technicians will help you select equipment for drying out your building, and even instruct on how much moisture needs to be removed. We aim to expedite drying procedures- in particular, concrete and plaster - allowing construction work to proceed more quickly and guard against cracking and distortion.
We have the UK’s broadest array of dehumidifiers available for hire, with units stored across our nationwide depot network, you can rely on us to supply your site with all necessary drying equipment. We also offer a 24/7 back up service to customers during the rental period - so if you face further difficulties, they will be solved instantly.
Preserving the condition of building materials on site can be difficult, especially during cold and wet weather conditions. Wood and timber products are vulnerable to damage or decay if left in a damp area for prolonged periods of time. Similarly, steel components are liable to rust very quickly if subjected to wet conditions. Our wide range of dehumidifiers will help to provide an appropriately dry environment to store goods and materials.
High humidity levels during winter and colder periods can be detrimental to the building industry, causing corrosion or condensation and hindering critical operations. Temporary drying units can help retain or even improve productivity levels, whether that is by reducing drying times, conserving ambient conditions or preventing weathering and rust.
We endeavour to provide our clients with whatever dehumidification equipment they require, as quickly as possible, and with minimal disruption to the running of your business. As the country’s most widely-used supplier of temporary, safe drying units, we guarantee same-day delivery and will even install it if necessary. Call 0800 211 611 for further information on our terms of service, or complete an enquiry form and a member of our professional contact team will follow up your enquiry.
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