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Client:Dungavel House Removal Centre
Project length: 4 Days
Completion date: January 2023
HF divisions involved: Mechanical

Brief project description: Our Mechanical Division received an emergency call out to attend the Dungavel House Removal Centre because of a burst pipe. The four inch iron pipe had corroded because supporting brickwork underground had itself collapsed, leading to this issue.

Below a concrete walkway, the water pipe had burst causing flooding so our engineers upon arrival onsite isolated the plantroom to stop the leak.  The repair job itself began with the excavation of the area in order to reach the section of burst water pipe & expose it in preparation for repair work to commence.

Once we had exposed the burst water pipe, our mechanical engineers cut and removed the section of damaged pipework and replaced it with a new section of pipe and lay additional steel road plates in order to give the pipe added protection from weight above.  We returned the following day to build brickwork & concrete lintel over the open duct.  This also included cast & lay of two new duct covers as well as the supply & fit of two manhole inspection covers & frame that will allow for better access to pipework if required in the future.

When this was all completed, we filled the system and tested it to ensure it was in full working order.

Once our Mechanical team had completed the pipe repair work and it had been successfully tested, we returned one more time to lay hot tar and seal the joints, clear all debris & plant to complete.

Project Challenges: The main challenge with this repair job was the location of the burst pipe. The pipe in question was 700mm below a concrete walk way. Because of the issue, the sites main heating system was not working and they had no heating (in January).  This meant time was of the essence to ensure a quick turnaround. We managed to complete a temporary repair job in the first day to make sure that the facility had heating on that night. Because of the damage caused by the leaking pipe, it took two days to clear rubble and relay new concrete.

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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 security and highly sensitive nature of these locations our blend of service and quality is testament to HF’s truly outstanding approach.


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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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