Heater Hire for Building & Construction

Building sites need to be operational all year round and this often means having to confront harsh weather and freezing conditions. At Andrews, we understand the implications of missing project deadlines and have 50 years’ experience in supplying temporary heating to contractors. As experts at providing portable heaters and drying units to your sector, we can accommodate all requirements.

Instant Access

Instant Access

Our reliable and unique service allows us to guarantee the delivery of equipment to your site within four hours of receiving your instructions. We recognise the tight time constraints that exist within the construction industry and pledge to act quickly to whatever problem you encounter. Our site engineers are experienced in working on construction sites, they carry the necessary PPE equipment and many have CSCS cards. For large projects we offer a full method statement and risk assessment to meet the necessary health and safety requirements. We will help you counteract bad weather and adhere to project deadlines without incurring added costs or a damaged reputation.

Unexpected temperature drops often require an immediate reaction - particularly in the construction sector where continued operation and safety is imperative. We will provide an urgent solution should a breakdown occur and also assist you in measuring the temperature and humidity on site for long term installations. At Andrews Heat for Hire, we have the UK’s broadest range of adaptable, high performance units suitable for multi-storey buildings or solitary rooms.

We regularly work with building contractors and construction firms, producing and installing heating hire packages according to their individual specifications. Our impressive track record in accommodating virtually any kind of scenario is substantiated by frequent repeat business from clients who trust us. With a network of 30 depots nationwide, we will have your equipment on site and functioning almost instantly.

Heating & Drying

Heating & Drying

Wet or damp conditions on a major building project or a small-scale job can have severe repercussions if the problem isn’t countered effectively. Our multi-purpose heaters and dryers can be employed in many scenarios - from drying buildings following flood damage or wet trades to concrete curing or heating an area containing delicate materials. We understand the importance of keeping a site warm and dry to facilitate continued work on a project, and thus allowing it to be completed on time.

Our range of hire equipment spans small, compact units and extends to high capacity industrial models capable of heating even the largest of areas. We also stock a wide range of portable dehumidifiers which will help your site overcome moisture and humidity problems. Regularly used within the construction industry, our units will help speed up the drying process and allow work to continue as normal.

We have years of experience working with the UK’s leading construction companies nationwide, we also work closely with local building contractors on the smallest of projects, helping to maintain or restore a practical environment. Time lost on projects due to damp surfaces or flood damage costs money, so we understand the importance of reducing this risk. We are confident that our selection of electric and indirect oil-fired heaters cover all conceivable problems, and are here to help should they arise.

Frost Protection

Frost Protection

During winter, cold snaps often bring on unwanted ice and frost which can prove problematical if not dealt with quickly. Implications of this can vary from frost damage to newly laid concrete or plaster, freezing pipework, difficulty achieving the required conditions for wet trades or simply making the surroundings more dangerous for builders and workmen.

At Andrews Sykes, we specialise in the instant hire of temporary heaters, allowing your business to continue functioning efficiently. Our competitors cannot match our wide fleet of commercial heating units, nor our pledge to deliver reliable heat for hire 24 hours a day. If you are managing a building site or a construction business, we can help you.

Our units are available for sale or rental and stocked nationwide to ensure rapid delivery, regardless of your location. We offer free site surveys, where our expert engineers can advise on the best solution to your problem. We provide a cost-effective remedy and give continued support throughout a period of hire. For emergency response to a breakdown or routine maintenance assistance, call us on 0800 211 611. Alternatively, complete an enquiry form and one of our experts will be in touch.

Case Studies

Construction site provided with air changes and heating via single unit

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 ...

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High capacity heating arrangement assists concrete curing process

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 ...

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Integrated heater and dryer arrangement helps client overcome water ingress issue

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Construction company seeks temporary heating equipment

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 ...

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Andrews Sykes provides heating for construction company

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 ...

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Andrews Heat for Hire provides heating solution for leading construction company

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 ...

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Andrews provide short-term heater hire for local school

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 ...

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Andrews provide temporary heating to accelerate floor drying process

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 ...

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Temporary heating required for major construction scheme

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 ...

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Our Range

Portable Electric Heaters - Andrews Sykes

Electric Heaters

Designed for shops, offices, schools, and hospitals, our electric heaters provide safe, fume-free warmth without exhaust gases, smells or vapours

High Capacity Heaters - Andrews Sykes

High Capacity Heaters

Developed to work reliably whilst unattended for long periods of time, our high capacity units can withstand the rigours of the most arduous applications

Fuel tank hire - high capacity fuel tanks available from Andrews Sykes

Fuel Tanks

Our extensive range of fuel tanks has been designed to allow our heaters, boilers and pumps to operate uninterrupted for long periods

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