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Slater Steps

Client: Slater Steps
Project length: 3 weeks
Completion date: December 23
HF divisions involved:
Electrical
Mechanical
Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: 21-23 Slater’s Steps is a fully refurbished, open plan office space in Edinburgh, boasting double height ceilings that provide excellent natural light.  As part of the sites refurbishment, HF were called in to compete the electrical work including the install of a new power supply, containment and LED lighting.

As a leading electrical contractor, our experience of working in office refurbishments meant that the installation of new electrical wiring and power supply went without a hitch.

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As part of the initial project requirements, we were asked to upgrade the offices existing electric panel heaters. However, after our team had completed a site survey, we advised the client that they would be better off taking advantage of a new air to air heat pump system.  This would provide a far more comfortable office environment all year round and benefit the office space greatly over the heating system that they had originally wanted to refurbish. Air to air heat pumps are advanced, efficient heating and cooling systems that provide effortless temperature control for maximum comfort.  They are also very energy efficient which will help the office to reduce their energy consumption whilst also helping to improve the air quality within the open plan office.

The new containment was utilised to install 4 x new Daikin ceiling mounted AC indoor units that our Mechanical team fitted to provide the site with energy efficient heating and cooling all year round.

Further green energy solutions were implemented including LED lighting upgrade work. The new LED lighting means that the refurbished office now benefits from superior lighting that is also more energy efficient, helping to further cut down on the sites yearly energy consumption.

Project Challenges: As with any project of this scope, the biggest challenge was working around other contractors.

Scotwood Interiors were responsible for the fit-out fabric works and our electricians and mechanical engineers successfully worked alongside them to ensure that all the electrical and mechanical work was completed to set schedules that would allow the office decorating to proceed without any delays.

Our clients satisfaction is always a sign that we have done a good job and with this project, the client was so pleased with the quality of our work that our fire & security engineers have already been contracted to replace the offices existing alarm system with a new and improved one.

A Company Well Connected

We are ‘A Company Well Connected’ and within HF we have Electricians, Mechanical Contractors, Plumbers, Gas Engineers, Fire & Security Engineers, Telecommunications Specialists and Automated Control Engineers who collectively allow us to offer our customers so many varied services – all under one roof.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover coupled with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants, we can offer our customers unsurpassed levels of genuinely in-house capabilities.

If you would like to know more about HF and the range of services that we can offer across the UK through our branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, please contact us.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Client: Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Project length: 6 days
Completion date: October 23
HF divisions involved:
Mechanical
Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: With winter fast approaching, our Mechanical engineers were called into specify a new hot water system to suit the needs of this specific ward within Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Their existing system had developed a fault and it had become apparent that the system was in need of an upgrade and no longer economically viable to run.  A lack of parts, worsening reliability and high repair costs meant that it no longer made financial sense to maintain the system. The Hospital had been operating on one unit for the majority of the summer and the client needed to ensure that demand would be met throughout the approaching winter.  The decision was made to replace the old system with a brand new hot water system.

After consultation and listening to what our client needed, we turned to well known brand ACV who assisted us with selecting the right option for the hospital which was for two water Master Evo 45 water boilers. These units were specified because they offered the following features which helped meet the clients specific specifications.

The old hot water system was safely removed and recycled and the new system was installed with all related piping, lagging and control system also fitted. The new hot water system will not only be more reliable but also run more efficiently.  This will help to reduce the hospitals energy costs for many years to come.

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Project Challenges: One of the challenges that our engineers had to overcome during the installation process was ensuring that the downtime associated with the project was kept to a minimum. Our experience of working in ‘live’ working environments such as this proved invaluable to the successful installation and with careful planning and the fantastic efforts of our attending engineers this was achieved with ease . The client now has a fully functioning and reliable hot water system that has full ACV product support and an extended 5 years warranty. They can look forward to a functional and economical hot water system for years to come.

Commercial Mechanical Contractors Nationwide

Providing a full range of plumbing, heating, ventilation, HVAC and refrigeration services for commercial clients across the UK. Our Mechanical Division delivers high quality solutions regardless of contract value or size. Our business is based on our customers’ needs: that means professionalism, honesty and reliability, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

With jobs ranging from £50 to £3,000,000 and beyond, we operate throughout the UK working in sectors ranging from:

Offices across the UK

We provide our full range of plumbing, heating, air conditioning and HVAC services across the UK. With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, we can deal with both stand alone and chain brand businesses on an equal footing and all with a senior-level hands on approach.

Whether you are looking for a new heating system, air conditioning unit or ventilation system, you will always find a world class company leading the way in next generation technologies for your business.

The Millwood

Client: Admiral Taverns
Project length: 3 weeks
Completion date: August 23
HF divisions involved:
Electrical
Mechanical
Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: In July, a popular local Glasgow bar closed for refurbishment and a rebrand. Once the doors had closed on what was known as Finlay’s Bar our electricians, plumbers and gas engineers could get to work on the fit out work.

With a tight deadline to complete the work before the renamed bar opened again in August, our team had to complete all required mechanical and electrical work to a strict schedule. All while working around other contractors so that painters and decorators could complete the refit in time for the scheduled reopening date.

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Our electricians were responsible for the complete electrical wiring of the venue. This involved both the fitting of completely new electrical wiring as well as the replacement of old electrical fittings in the venue.

A big part of the new bar redesign is the entertainment systems which required a complete rewiring; while behind the bar, we also fitted new electrical supply points and rewired older electrical fittings to meet the clients requirements.

On the Mechanical side, we removed the old, inefficient water meter and replaced it with a new one and fitted a new Worcester Bosch boiler that was linked to a Google Nest thermostat system. The new heating system was made complete with the installation of new radiators throughout the venue.

The ladies bathroom was completely refurbished by our team with new fittings and plumbing work and we also installed a new fan convector above the main entrance door.  An ideal feature to welcome guests into the new pub when the Scottish Winter rolls in.

Project Challenges: Time was the biggest challenge on this project.  The pub had announced on social media both their closure and opening days and this had been picked up by numerous news outlets. This meant that deadlines had to be met and there was no room for error.

At HF, we have become one of the leading electrical and mechanical installers for the hospitality industry and have proven time and time again that we can deliver when it comes to tight deadlines.  So while the project timeline was tight, it posed no serious concerns for our engineers who, as always, delivered quality work for the client.

All the work was completed on time and the venue, known rebranded as ‘The Millwood’ was able to successfully open as intended in August.

At HF Group, we operate a complete Bar and Restaurant fitting service across the UK.

We supply pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels across the country with a complete range of ElectricalMechanicalPlumbing, Heating and Fire & Security Services.

As a leading contractor in the hospitality sector, we have worked with some of the largest pub chains and brewers in the country to fit out their latest locations across the country.

Offices across the UK

We provide our full range of services for the hospitality and tourism sectors across the UK. With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, we can deal with both stand alone and chain brand hotels on an equal footing and all with a senior-level hands on approach.

Whether you are looking for a hotel refurbishment, restaurant fitting, fire alarm checks for a museum or one of the hundred plus other services that we can offer in the hospitality and tourism sector, you will always find a world class company leading the way in next generation technologies for your business.

University Hospital Hairmyres

Client: ISS
Completion date: July 2023
HF divisions involved:
Electrical
Mechanical
Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: Our Mechanical & Electrical team completed the complete rip out and refit of the University Hospital Hairmyres in East Kilbride.  As ‘A Company Well Connected’ and with our range of in-house capabilities and service as a Mechanical & Electrical Contractor, we successfully completed the wide range of required strip out and re-fit works required.

We removed the existing (domestic) Girpi Pipe Water System and replaced it with new stainless steel piping throughout the ward while all existing sanitary ware in the ward was also stripped out so that they could be properly cleaned before being re-installed on completion of the works.

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We fitted new shower valves and taps which had ‘end of line’ sensors fitted to them so that the hospital staff can monitor the DHWR temperatures. This is to ensure that the water temperature remains above 55 degrees Celsius in order to combat the threat of legionella.  The sites water services were also sterilised on completion of the work; and to ensure that this was done thoroughly, samples of the water supply were tested to ensure that no bacteria was present in the system prior to us handing over the site upon completion.

For the hospital wards heating system, we installed new heating controls throughout the facility while the existing supply and extract ventilation was inspected and cleaned with new grilles installed.  Once this work had been completed, the ventilation system was balanced.

Across the ward, we installed new medical gas points to every bed location while also fitting new alarm panels and the existing lighting system was upgraded to energy efficient LED lighting. We also fitted a new nurse call system throughout the bedrooms and bathrooms of the ward.

This new Nurse call system was designed especially for the ward by Wandsworth Healthcare. The new call system also now allows individual overbed lights to operate from a hand-held device.

Our electricians also changed over the main distribution board serving the ward (with a Type II surge protection device installed) and also installed RCBO’s to all outgoing circuits.

Project Challenges: The main challenge with this project was working around the schedules of all other contractors on site and ensuring that we met the completion date deadline given to us by the client.  As with so much of what we do, being able to provide such a wide range of services all under the one roof allows us to work efficiently around these timescales and as such, meet the demands placed on us by the client.

Unrivalled levels of in-house capabilities & service in everything we do.

The name HF occupies an unprecedented position in industry across the UK. We are ‘A Company Well Connected’ and within HF we have Electricians, Mechanical Contractors, Plumbers, Gas Engineers, Fire & Security Engineers, Telecommunications Specialists and Automated Control Engineers who collectively allow us to offer our customers so many varied services – all under one roof.

 

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover coupled with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants, we can offer our customers unsurpassed levels of genuinely in-house capabilities. And you can see evidence of this through the countless case studies on our website by clicking this link.

HF’s family culture stretches back over three centuries in business yet it means much more than dates and numbers. It’s quite literally, the core of our business. We have diversified and developed abreast of industry advancements and have grown into a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen.

If you would like to know more about HF and the range of services that we can offer across the UK through our branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, please contact us.

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Domestic Boiler Replacement

Client: Domestic Client
Completion date: November 2022
HF divisions involved: Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: With energy prices having skyrocketed in the last year, more and more home owners are understandably looking for ways to cut costs.  But outside of the various methods that you can try to cut home energy costs, there is always the risk that your existing boiler will breakdown or develop a fault.  While our plumbing, heating and AC team are some of the best in the business at boiler repairs, it becomes a lot harder to repair a boiler when said boiler is so old that sourcing new parts is almost impossible.  And that is exactly what happened to one of our customers in Glasgow this month.  Their Potterton boiler had developed a fault and replacement parts were not available as the manufacturer had stopped making them a number of years ago.  The only solution was to install a new boiler for the customer.

Their existing boiler had a fitted water storage heater (hence the size) so our engineers recommended a new Worcester combi boiler that would be able to closely match the clients existing hot water demands.

As you can see from the photos, while the new system does not have a water storage tank, boiler technology has come along way since their existing Potterton boiler had been installed.  The new system helps to free up space in the customers downstairs cupboard which was previously taken up by the old boiler.

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The installation was made complete with a Worcester Filter. Similar to other magnetic filters on the market but designed to work better with Worcester products, the new boiler and filter system will help to lower the monthly gas bills for the customer while ensuring that their homes radiators run smoothly and efficiently.

The new boiler operates using a Google Nest Thermostat which we also installed. The thermostat in a property plays a hugely important role in energy use. Your thermostat controls up to 60% of your energy bill!

The Nest Thermostat learns your home habits and gets to know the temperature you like when you’re at home while turning itself down when you’re away. It even learns how your home warms up or how draughty it is, so it only uses the energy it needs. Just another great example of modern technology that can help us lower our energy costs.

Project Challenges: As with all boiler installations, access was an issue. The boiler was located in a downstairs cupboard and due to its size, removing the unit was a challenge to ensure that we did not damage any of the customers property. Thankfully, the existing gas pipework in the home was up to modern standards so this was a relatively straightforward boiler install for our Plumbing, heating & AC team.

HF Plumbing, Heating & AC Services

From industrial heating to plumbing systems, air conditioning installation and servicing to domestic plumbing/heating issues, we specialise in all commercial, retail and domestic plumbing, heating and air conditioning services.

We invest heavily in the training and development of our team to ensure that all commercial and domestic plumbing, heating  and air conditioning services are carried out to the standards expected under the HF name.

With jobs ranging from £50 to £250,000 and beyond, we operate throughout the UK working in sectors ranging from:

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Queen Anne School

Client: Queen Anne School / Sodexo
Project length: 5 weeks
Completion date: August 2022
HF divisions involved: Mechanical, Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: HF were contracted to carry out the servicing work for Queen Anne School in Dunfermline earlier in the year.  Upon our initial site inspection and servicing work for the Air Conditioning system, we found the existing system was beyond repair. We costed up the installation of a new energy efficient Daikin air conditioning system which was agreed with the client before we then arranged for the installation works to be carried out during the summer holiday shut down period. This was done so that we could complete the work without interrupting day to day school classroom activities.

Works consisted of supplying and installing 2 nr outdoor units and 16 nr indoor ceiling mounted units complete with new room controllers.

The pipework and control cables of the existing air conditioning system were stripped out in their entirety and replaced with new pipework and cabling. The ceilings where new indoor mounted units were to be fitted had to be opened up along with the walls to allow the new pipework to be concealed.

Once the installation work was complete, all the openings were made good and re-painted to leave the site as we had found it.

Works were carried out and commissioned in time for the school opening again and works were completed on budget.

Project Challenges: The main challenge with this project was time.  The work had to be completed during the school summer holidays and all installation work had to be completed in ample time to allow the re-painting work and finishing touches to be completed before the school re-opened for the new term.  The project was completed on time so that the returning classes could now enjoy air conditioned classrooms for the hot weather ahead.

A Company Well Connected in the Education Sector

From Nursery School all the way up to University Facilities. At HF Group, we work with educational establishments across the UK to create, refurbish and remodel educational and learning facilities that provide a safer and more structured environment for children and young adults to learn in.  The needs of the education sector can be quite specific yet with our experience in this area, we can work on projects of all shapes and sizes to develop facilities that deliver key benefits to the teachers and students who use them.

Our unique company makeup allows us to deliver an effective and tailored package to educational establishments looking for a ‘one-stop shop’ for all aspects of their project needs. From Mechanical & Electrical to Fire & Security and Automated Control Systems.

Discuss your educational facility requirements

With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberdeen and Belfast, we truly are a UK wide contractor for educational fitting, installation, maintenance and servicing work.  Speak to your local HF branch today by clicking here.

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University Hospital Wishaw

Client: University Hospital Wishaw
Project length: 12 weeks
Completion date: July 2022
HF divisions involved: Mechanical, Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: Our Mechanical division were contracted to carry out the installation of new Thermal Balancing Valves to assist with the circulation of the Domestic Hot Water services at the University Hospital Wishaw.

Domestic Hot Water should circulate at 55 degrees Celsius or above to minimise the risk of legionella bacteria forming in the pipework. Maintaining this higher temperature kills of the bacteria and is an essential system for environments like hospitals.

Project Challenges: These works were carried out in a live hospital environment so forward planning and constant communication and consulting with hospital staff was a top priority.

As we were working in a live environment, we were unable to shut off water supplies to the hospital wards and instead had to get creative.  We had to locally freeze sections of pipe and install the Thermal Balancing Valves that had been dipped in Sanisil solution (a universal antiviral disinfectant based on hydrogen peroxide and silver) prior to installing to ensure the valves were sterilised and the system cleanliness was not compromised.

On completion of individual Hospital Wards, we took water samples and sent them to the lab to ensure the water quality and that no bacteria was present.

On completion of all works, we issued as installed drawings with valve locations identified so that the hospitals onsite maintenance staff can check the return temperatures regularly and ensure their water system is compliant and legionella free.

A Company Well Connected in the Healthcare Sector

Through our group of world-class companies, all run with a family continuity at management level, we can offer our customers a hugely diverse range of services for the UK Private and Public Healthcare sectors.

We have positioned ourselves as one of the leading fitting, installation, maintenance and servicing contractor for everything from Electrical to HVAC systems, Fire, Security and Refrigeration. With significant experience in both the highly sensitive and technically complex environment that is found in laboratory, medical and testing environments; our blend of service and quality is testament to HF’s truly outstanding approach.

Working to the latest in Health & Safety Regulations, we can cover an incredibly wide range of project services covering everything from medical office fittings to complex technological laboratory facilities.

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If you would like to find out more about how HF can assist you through our Electrical, Mechanical or Fire & Security Services, please contact us today.

With office in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, our services span across the UK.  Offering clients an unsurpassed level of genuinely in-house capabilities, senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover and the opportunity to tap into a wide range of services and a team of consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. We can offer it all across the hospitality sector where you will always find a world class company leading the way in next generation technologies for your business.

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Atik Nightclub

Client: Atik Nightclub
Project length: 2 weeks
Completion date: July 2022
HF divisions involved: Mechanical, Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: Atik is situated in one of Edinburgh’s oldest nightclub buildings in Edinburgh. Over the last 20 years, we have been involved in the electrical and mechanical work on the building through its various re-incarnations.

In its current set up, our Mechanical Division were contracted to supply and fit a brand new Mitsubishi Air-Conditioning System to the bar areas of the nightclub.

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The club required this new air conditioning system because their existing unit had begun to deteriorate and would in the not too distant future not be economically viable to maintain anymore.  One of our service engineers had highlighted the issue to the client in one of our condition reports during a recent service and this prompted them to take action now rather than wait until the unit failed.

Our Mechanical Engineers surveyed the site and at the clients request, sourced new energy efficient air conditioning units that best fit the clients operational needs and building size. We safely removed the existing air conditioning system and fitted the brand new unit to the high standards expected of us; ensuring that all future guests of the Atik Nightclub can have a great night in the comfort of an air conditioned environment.

Project Challenges: As with any work we do in the hospitality sector, time matters.  A nightclub like Atik can not afford any downtime so our engineers had to work around the schedule of the venue itself.  Our experience working for pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels across the country with a complete range of Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Fire & Security Services means that we are more than able to handle even the toughest of timelines to suit our customers needs.

A Company Well Connected in the Hospitality Sector

Through our group of world-class companies, all run with a family continuity at management level, we can offer our customers the very best in quality and seamless integration of different services. For example:

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Electrical Services

From ambient mood lighting using energy efficient LED lighting to the installation of the complete electrical wiring for your restaurant location. Our Electrical Contract Team can cover everything from Emergency Lighting to PAT Testing and all with 24 hour call out service.


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Mechanical Services

From walk in fridge/freezers to ventilation and air conditioning systems for nightclubs that meet necessary for building regulations and customer comfort. We appoint a manager who oversees the entire project and ensures every client need is met, every step of the way. In a world where customer service increasingly means call centres and multiple management, we believe ours is a refreshingly different approach.


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Plumbing & Heating

Our plumbing & heating division can work on jobs ranging from £50 to £250,000 and beyond. From designing and installing your complete restaurant plumbing system to fitting gas lines for the new kitchen cooking equipment in a commercial kitchen and so much more.


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Fire & Security Services

We can install and maintain fire alarm systems, install and service sprinkler systems and operate fire and security maintenance agreements for multiple sites and even offer your staff on site fire training.


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If you would like to find out more about how HF can assist you with your Bar or Restaurant fitting through our Electrical, Mechanical or Fire & Security Services, please contact us today.

With office in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, our services span across the UK.  Offering clients an unsurpassed level of genuinely in-house capabilities, senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover and the opportunity to tap into a wide range of services and a team of consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. We can offer it all across the hospitality sector where you will always find a world class company leading the way in next generation technologies for your business.

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Pure Gym (Hope Street)

Client: Pure Gym (Hope Street Location)
Project length: 1 day
Completion date: July 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: The Pure Gym on Hope Street in Glasgow had to temporarily close over a weekend in July because the Gyms water system booster pump had failed causing the entire building to have no hot or cold running water.

Our Mechanical Engineers were called out on the Monday and quickly diagnosed the issue.  The solution required a new booster pump motor and invertor however the lead time for these parts would be 8-10 weeks!

The Hope Street Pure Gym is one of the brands busiest locations in Glasgow and being closed for any length of time was simply not an option.  Our Mechanical Engineers carried out a temporary repair that bypassed the pump set so that the gym had cold and hot running water again (though not to the same level as they normally require).  This temporary solution allowed the gym to reopen again.

Due to the importance of keeping the business open and at the high standards expected, it was decided that a completely new pump set would be installed rather than wait the 8-10 weeks for the replacement parts.

We carried out the fitting of the replacement pump set and conducted necessary tests on the new device to ensure that it was installed correctly.

The Pure Gym is now up and running again at full capabilities thanks to a combination of intelligent thinking from our on call team to conduct a bypass and our installation team for fitting a new pump set so quickly.

Project Challenges: The previous pump set which had broken was a 3 phase unit.  The new pump unit to be fitted was a single phase pump unit. We required the assistance of our Electrician colleagues to convert the new pump set to run to single phase.

Special Mention: What makes this job of particular interest is the short timeline. We were initially called to the site on the 18th of the month and submitted a quote for the work and new pump unit on the 19th.  The quote was accepted on the 20th and all the work was completed on the 21st.  This is testament to the incredible work our team in Mechanical and Electrical do day in, day out. HF’s family culture means much more than dates and numbers. It’s quite literally, the core of the business. We consider all of our employees as part of the family and invaluable assets to our ongoing success.

A Company Well Connected in the Sports Facilities & Leisure Sector

From local gym facilities like the Pure Gym to Murryfield, the home of Scottish Rugby, out Sports Facilities & Leisure Sector contracting work truly covers projects of all shapes and sizes.

We use our expertise in the diverse range of services that we offer at HF to create, maintain and service sports and leisure facilities for our customers across the UK. In an environment where cost-effective, trouble free yet high quality contracting work is not just expected but demanded, we deliver.

Our mixture of standard and bespoke services allows us to offer a ‘one stop shop’ for projects ranging from the fitting of a new gym facility to the 24/7 security monitoring of a large scale sports venue.

Working in Live Environments and against the clock

We have extensive experience providing or work in ‘live environment’ situations for our clients.  Be this at a Sports Gym that is open 24/7 or at sports venues that require large scale work to be carried out which overlaps multiple commercial events at the venue.  We can work in these environments and can ensure that our team causes minimum disruption to your business operations.

UK Far and Wide

With office in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, our services span far and wide across the UK.  The HF Group of companies offers clients an unsurpassed level of genuinely in-house capabilities, senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and the opportunity to tap into a wide range of services and a team of consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none.

 

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Whether you are looking for plumbing, heating and air conditioning work for a gym or the live event fire & security monitoring at a stadium, we can offer it all in this sector where you will always find a world class company leading the way in next generation technologies for your business.

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Miller & Carter Steakhouse

Client: Miller & Carter Steakhouse
Project length: 1 day
Project value: £24K
Completion date: June 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

Brief project description: We were contracted to complete the mechanical, plumbing, heating and electrical work for the Miller & Carter Steakhouse location in Edinburgh.

Our Mechanical & Electrical team operating out of our Edinburgh Branch completed the fit out of the new bathroom/toilet areas in the restaurant including new sinks, urinals and seated toilets.

Our electrical division completed the electrical wiring and fitting of new LED lighting across the restaurant.

The Steakhouse also required the fitting for a new gas stove that was a ‘feature piece’ of the restaurant. Our Gas Safe registered team were able to complete the work.

Project Challenges: As with any work completed in hospitality venues, timelines are always tight. There was a large amount of work to be completed in a very short space of time.

At HF, we supply pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels across the country with a complete range of ElectricalMechanicalPlumbing, Heating and Fire & Security Services. As a leading contractor in the hospitality sector, we have worked with some of the largest pub chains and brewers in the country to fit out their latest locations across the country. And this experience has proven invaluable once again as we were able to complete the necessary work in the given timescale.

Through our group of world-class companies, all run with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen, we can offer our customers the very best in quality and seamless integration of different services. With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

 

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We provide our full range of services for the hospitality and tourism sectors across the UK. With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen. It means that we can deal with stand alone and chain brands on an equal footing and all with that senior-level hands on approach.

Whether you are looking for a hotel refurbishment, restaurant fitting, fire alarm checks for a museum or one of the hundred plus other services that we can offer in this sector, you will always find a world class company leading the way in next generation technologies for your business.

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Crerar Hotel Group

Client: Crerar Hotel Group
Project length: 6 months
Project value: £150k +
Completion date: April 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

creara hotel swimming poolBrief project description: HF were contracted to complete the refurbishment of the Crerar Hotel Spa and Swimming Pool area.

The existing swimming pool at the hotel was refurbished with new LED lighting and emergency lighting system installed.

Additional electrical installation work took place in the treatment rooms, changing rooms, toilets and Spa reception. We also installed electrical designer radiators as part of a new heating system in the Spa.

Our Mechanical Division were responsible for the installation of a brand new air conditioning system as well as the design and fitting of new ventilation system for the Swimming Pool and Spa area.

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The Swimming Pool area after we have completed our work
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The Spa area after we had installed the LED lighting

Project Challenges:
The entire project had to be completed while the main hotel was still operational.  This meant that our Electrical and Mechanical work had to be scheduled around busy hotel activities during the course of the day to ensure minimise disruption both to the hotel staff but also, most importantly for the hotel guests.

This was particularly challenging when we have to shut off the electrical supply to the entire hotel which was necessary in order to connect the Hotel and Spa Distribution Boards.

Working in a specialist environment such as a swimming pool is deemed as a ‘Special Installations of Locations’ job that forms a significant part of the Requirements for Electrical Installation. This means that we have to follow strict installation guidelines to ensure that all electrical installation work was fully compliant with current standards.

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The HF Group of companies offers clients an unsurpassed level of genuinely in-house capabilities and senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover. For our customers, whether they be in hospitality, manufacturing or one of the many other sectors that we work in, it gives them the opportunity to tap into a wide range of services and a team of consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none.

We have diversified and developed abreast of industry advancements and have grown into a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen. Faced with today’s business challenges – recessions, pandemics, takeovers and mergers, this is testament to HF’s truly outstanding approach.

Hugh M Fulton – Group Chairman says:

“Experience shows. Our strong ‘family’ system is based on cohesion, flexibility and communication. We have a proven track record of delivering results and a truly quality service.”

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Kinning Park Complex

Client: Kinning Park Complex
Project length: 20 weeks
Project value: £700k +
Completion date: March 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Heating & AC, Fire & Security, Automated Controls

Brief project description: HF were contracted to complete the Electrical, Mechanical and Fire & Security work for the refurbishment of the old Kinning Park Primary School that has been used as a local community centre since 1979. The job required multiple divisions of the HF Group included Automated Controls to be utilised as we help convert the historic building up to modern standards.

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Electrical – Our electrical division were responsible for the complete installation of brand new mains power source, including upgraded CT metering and the installation of Distribution Boards throughout the building. As part of the complete rewiring of the building, we also fitted new electrical wiring from local distribution boards to new LED light fittings (and refurbished and upgraded fittings) as well as additional small power outlets.

The architectural designs required for the job included dimming controlled lighting in set ground and first floor open plan areas.

Working alongside our Mechanical division, we were responsible for the installation of new commercial kitchen equipment and the installation of Smoke Vent controls (required by our Fire & Security Division) that were connected to the roof Velux windows with main and remote panels located as required.

An elevator was installed by a specialist lift fitting contractor and to ensure the building was compliant, we a installed disabled refuge system on all main and half landing levels of the building that can be used in the event of an emergency.

We ensured that we stayed in close contact with our fellow contractors within HF to assist with power supplies and control requirements where necessary.

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Mechanical – Our Mechanical Division were tasked with the installation of the buildings brand new central heating system and plumbing system.  This included everything from new combi boilers to radiators, pipping, sink units, toilets and showers.

Because of the age of the building, we fitted a new Gas supply for both boilers and kitchen cooking equipment.

Our HVAC team were also tasked with installing new ventilation and extraction systems throughout the building.

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Fire & Security – Our Fire & Security engineers installed a brand new L2 fire alarm system throughout the building that connected to various Mechanical installed gas systems.  We fitted a variety of Security devices and CCTV cameras across the site ranging from tamper alarms on windows to motion sensors in hallways, bell boxes and security lighting outside. We installed video and pin code Access Control Systems that use simple to operate control handsets installed and interlinked across all offices throughout the building.

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Controls – Our Automated Controls team were contracted to design, build and install a main control panel for the site that would be located within the plant room of the building. The control system included wire to all valves and pumps and was linked with newly installed zonal thermostats throughout all levels of the structure. The controls system our team designed included built and wired controls for kitchen extract and intake fans as well as heating battery controls for both the kitchen and ground floor toilet areas.

Project Challenges:
The architect/interior designers wanted to keep the authentic rustic look and feel of the original school building where possible.  This meant that we had to work around existing interior design features. The Kinning Park Complex was originally built in 1910 as the science block of Lambhill Street Secondary School.  Due to the age of the building, difficult access restrictions and the complex nature of rewiring such an old building while installing new plumbing and heating systems – all while ensuring that the building met the latest fire and security standards –  understandably had its challenges.  But as ‘A Company Well Connected’, we can provide Electrical, Mechanical, Fire & Security as well as Control System services all under the one roof.  This means that through experience, skill and inhouse communication, our team were able to work through any obstacle that popped up during the site fitting.

 

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The HF Group of companies offers clients an unsurpassed level of genuinely in-house capabilities and senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover. For our customers, it gives them the opportunity to tap into a wide range of services and a team of consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. We have diversified and developed abreast of industry advancements and have grown into a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen. Faced with today’s business challenges – recessions, pandemics, takeovers and mergers, this is testament to HF’s truly outstanding approach.

Hugh M Fulton – Group Chairman says:

“Experience shows. Our strong ‘family’ system is based on cohesion, flexibility and communication. We have a proven track record of delivering results and a truly quality service.”

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Edinburgh Instruments – Boiler Replacement

Client: Edinburgh Instruments
Project length: 1 Month
Project value: £33,700
Completion date: August 2019
HF divisions involved: Plumbing, Heating & AC,Mechanical

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Brief project description:  Strip out of the existing heating systems and replacing with new energy efficient boilers as Edinburgh Instruments request.

Project Challenges: It was important to work with the client to ensure a minimum of downtime of heating and hot water services.

Justin Omond the production manager for site has stated that the new boilers is one step forward in taking the company in their chosen direction of becoming more energy efficient. The next step is to bring the existing BMS up to date with HF’s help and guidance.

Selkirk Leisure Centre

Client: Live Borders
Completion date: June 2017
HF divisions involved: Mechanical

Supply and fit of new Worcester GB162 heating boilers connecting to existing pool water heating and heating coils within the Ahu’s along with new Dakin Air Handling Unit ,DX Coils and ductwork to suit existing pool ventilation for heating and cooling.

Project Challenges overcame: Size of Ahu for positioning and routing of ducting to within the plantroom, Replacement flues to the new boilers and pressurisation of the systems.

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Installation Time: 2 months

Meadow Court Student Accommodation

Client: Meadow Court Student Accommodation
Completion date: Ongoing
HF divisions involved: Mechanical

Brief project description: Full Services Strip out and replacement, Replacement bathrooms and new build communal area

Project Challenges overcame: Timescales set by client due to start of University Term

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Installation Time: 10 days

Air Conditioning Installation for Arron House Nursing Home, Penicuik

Client: Arron House Nursing Home
Project length: 2 Days
HF divisions involved: Plumbing, Heating & AC

Contract value: £3,500

New Mitsubishi MUZ-SF35VE-E4 Split air conditioning system installed to cool a storage cupboard in a busy nursing home located in Penicuik.

The M Series range is designed to cool or heat small spaces whilst providing a versatile, yet affordable air conditioning solution.  The M Series is quick to install and includes one of the quietest units on the market.

Installed and commissioned by HF Mechanical Gas qualified engineers and within timescales allowed.

 

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