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As the country’s leading supplier of sophisticated pumping systems, we have over 160 years’ experience recommending and installing units to building and construction companies. Whether you need foundation drying, Bentonite pumping or general dewatering, our qualified technicians will help you overcome problems however large or small. We understand the intricate nature of construction sites and similar environments, which is why we act quickly to avert the damaging consequences of delays or other issues.

With a track record of working alongside construction firms, civil engineers and building contractors across the UK, you can trust us to guide you through all water-based difficulties quickly and efficiently. We regularly start with a free site survey before suggesting or deploying any equipment as our engineers are able to advise the best type of pump for your particular application. This procedure ensures a cost-effective solution tailored to your specific requirements, because no two projects are the same.

Our extensive national network guarantees there are depots close to you irrespective of your location. Strategically placed throughout the country, we guarantee to have necessary resources readily available even during periods of peak demand. With a full range of equipment including hoses, piping and settlement tanks, our clients benefit from an immediate response to call-outs which helps keep your project on track.

Although we are adept in providing temporary systems for large construction programmes, we can also handle projects on a much smaller scale. Removing water from site or simply transferring vast quantities of liquid elsewhere are two of the more common practices required in a building environment. At Sykes Pumps, we pride ourselves on constantly providing a high level of service regardless of a job’s size.

Our lightweight units are ideal for construction applications because of their excellent manoeuvrability and manual handling. Dewatering pumps are suitable for continuous operation and have an inbuilt motor protection in case of dry running. We offer specialised pumps for a multitude of uses including moving wastewater, drainage or even mechanical processes.

As well as offering equipment and general advice before the start of the project, we also conduct routine maintenance on our units once they are on site to ensure they continue to function efficiently. This helps to avoid breakdowns at vital stages of a project, with all diesel pumps examined after every fortnight of hire. Our proven expertise demonstrated across a wide range of jobs is substantiated by the fact that companies regularly use Sykes Pumps on a repeat basis.

Major industrial developments - particularly those in coastal areas or along rivers - often require bespoke dewatering systems to allow work to take place. Temporary enclosures like cofferdams, for example, are constructed to allow a specific section of water to be effectively pumped out in order to facilitate engineering works. These are typically used for oil platform repairs or bridge maintenance and ultimately dismantled once the intended task is complete.

This is why we take careful steps to gain a better understanding of your engineering projects - it allows us to modify complete pump solutions in line with your specific requirements. We can accommodate over-pumping needs, general site dewatering and any other specialised process involving water transportation. As well as our fleet of diesel units we have electric units which are easy to deploy and can run without requiring maintenance for months at a time.

As a company, we are continually investing in the development of new innovations and equipment to ensure we stay one step ahead of our competitors. By being able to offer our customers the latest technology available on the market, we can help keep operating costs down as well as reduce our environmental impact. For more information on our products and services, or to book a free site survey at a time convenient to you, call us now on 0800 211 611.

Groundbreaking new Super Wispaset UVO 150/100 launched at Hillhead exhibition
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Sykes Super Wispaset UVO 150/100 which we look forward to introducing at this year’s Hillhead exhibition. The new product incorporates the tried and tested Orion pump end and Sykes’ unique vacuum priming system, but is now available with the latest specification engine to conform to environmental [...]
Sykes Pumps extend submersible drainage range
We’re delighted to be extending our range of submersible drainage pumps by introducing our latest unit – the P501. All pumps within the Sykes submersible drainage hire fleet have been designed for dewatering and use on construction sites, docks and shipyards, drainage, industrial applications and utilities. Available with or without a float switch, the P501 [...]
Sykes Pumps provide pump hire equipment for old Sykes House site
When a well-known construction company had issues keeping a site in South London dry following a sustained downpour, they contacted our pump specialists in search of an effective pumping solution. The site in question was bought by Henry Sykes Ltd in 1928 and was the home of our head office for many years until its [...]
Sykes provide pumping solution for large scale renovation project
The renovation of one of the South Coast’s most historical theatres was dependent upon the intervention of specialist hire company, Sykes Pumps. Before the project commenced, we sent an engineer to our client’s site – in Eastbourne – to assess the job’s unique requirements. As part of the overhaul, the entire toilet block was to [...]
Sykes Pumps provide emergency pumping solution for house building contractor
At Sykes Pumps, we’re used to receiving last-minute callouts. Our ability to handle projects at short notice is the reason so many customers know they can rely on us when things go wrong. So, when East Sussex based house-building contractor required us to supply an urgent pumping rental scheme, they contacted us at the eleventh [...]
Sykes Pumps help local council avert flooding
When local housing and shops suffered flooding following heavy rainfall in Essex, Sykes Pumps were approached and asked to help facilitate the construction of a new culvert. The client had plans for building a large culvert in the affected area, with the aim of allowing excess storm water to drain away from nearby residential and [...]
Sykes Pumps help leading university with construction project
When one of West Sussex’s leading universities had plans to develop a new engineering and technological facility, Sykes Pumps was on hand to provide a temporary over-pumping solution to help facilitate the project. The scheme in question was taking place on a live university campus so required an immediate pump hire solution to assist with [...]
Sykes Pumps aid major demolition project
Sykes general purpose range of pumps are naturally the first choice for an array of applications, handling everything from clean water to sludge and slurry. In this instance, the temporary pumps were being used for a major demolition project. The contractor overseeing the scheme contacted us in search of an immediate pumping hire solution after [...]
Sykes Pump Hire drafted in to assist with iconic redevelopment project
Before building contractors could begin the conversion of an internationally cherished landmark, Sykes Pumps were called to provide a pump hire solution to help cool down their machinery. The once crumbling Battersea power station, which was closed in 1983 and left uninhabitable for the past 50 years, is undergoing a major redevelopment. Once completed the [...]
Sykes Pumps aid culvert repair in Lincolnshire
Following heavy rainfall in the north of England, a client contacted us seeking an emergency pump solution to facilitate the repair of a drainage tunnel that kept collapsing. Large volumes of storm water caused by torrential downpours were, therefore, unable to escape, meaning urgent action was required on our part. The customer had outsourced a [...]
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