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Macphie

Client: Macphie
Project length: 6 Weeks
Project value: £44k +
Completion date: May 2022
HF divisions involved: Fire & Security

Brief project description: Our Fire & Security division were commissioned to install a new Fire Alarm System and Intruder Alarm System for the MacPhie food factory in Glasgow.

The client requested a P1 grade Addressable Fire Alarm System to be designed and installed for the protection of production facility.  This new fire alarm system was installed to cover the ground floor and first floor offices, the attic space above the main factory production areas as well as all of the additional outbuildings on the site.

Linked to this fire alarm system in the main building was a new aspirating alarm system that provides coverage across the entire production area – nearly 1700m²! This aspirating smoke detector system (FAAS System) was designed to also cover their blast freezer which operates at -25°C.

The fire alarm system included a main control panel with 3 loops connecting over 150 devices including the aspirating system with two dual channel FAAST units, each with 4 detection zones set up to provide complete coverage of the main production hall.

Finally we installed a Grade 2 level of Intruder Alarm System.  Grade 2 alarm systems offer an additional level of security over Grade 1 systems thanks to more sophisticated technology and are a more reliable set up. Grade 2 alarms offer more of a challenge for burglars who posses some level of experience and knowledge in what they are doing.  Grade 2 alarm systems protect against multiple entry points in a building and are far more suitable for many commercial properties such as this.

Project Challenges:
Installing the aspirating smoke detector system across the production area and blast freezer was a design challenge.  However, as ‘A Company Well Connected’, we were able to draw on the experience and skills of our Mechanical division and their commercial freezer installation work to design an aspirating system that would work properly through these areas.

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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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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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Gaucho Restaurant (Glasgow)

Client: Gaucho Glasgow / Hugh Stirling
Project length: 10 weeks
Completion date: March 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire & Security

Gaucho Restaurant Fitting

Brief project description: Our Electrical Division were contracted to complete the electrical fit out of the new Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse themed restaurant to be opened in Glasgow. The works included the installation of new power, lighting and dimming systems for the restaurant as well as new data wiring that would allow the new venue to have a higher level of security over wireless networks.  We also installed the wiring for the new restaurants sound system.

Our Fire & Security Division were commissioned to upgrade the existing sites Fire Alarm Systems, a new Intruder Alarm System and state of the art CCTV system.

Project Challenges: Our Electrical Division had to carry out extensive electrical refurbishment works throughout the premises whilst retaining the main structure of the building, not damaging ceilings or walls which were being retained.

As a professional Electrical Contractors we have worked on many similar Restaurant fitting projects in Glasgow for the Hospitality & Tourism sector. This invaluable experience allows us to complete these kinds of projects to specification, on time and to the highest of standards.

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If you would like to find out more about our Restaurant Fitting works we can provide in the hospitality sector, please click the link below.

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.

All Bar One

Client: All Bar One / Mitchells and Butlers
Project length: 19 days
Completion date: November 2021
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical, Fire & Security

Brief project description: We completed the electrical refurbishment of the Glasgow All Bar One ground and first floor public areas. Our work also required expertise from our Mechanical and Fire & Security divisions for the Plumbing Fittings and Fire & Safety Testing of the newly refurbished Restaurant and Bar in Glasgow City Centre.

The electrical work required the replacement of all existing wall and pendant light fittings in the public areas. These were replaced with new, client sourced, light fittings. We were also tasked with the installation of centre piece LED lighting used for ‘feature columns’ in the public spaces. These ‘feature columns’ form a big visual element of the interior design layout of the refurbishment of the restaurant/bar.

Additional lighting units were fitted to replace the existing track lighting units in the public spaces and we installed LED lighting strips to the back bar gantry, front bar area, masterclass bar and upstairs cabinets to help the restaurant/bar area ‘mood lighting’.

The newly fitted lighting systems were all connected through a Tiger dimming system which replaced the Bars existing individual dimmers for lighting circuits. This new system now allows the All Bar One hospitality team to set specific lighting scenes dependant on time of day.

Our electrical team also fitted new plug sockets throughout the premises, all of which came with decorative twin USB sockets.

Our Mechanical Division were tasked with all the new plumbing fittings work for the new kitchen area.  We also provided all of the plumbing fittings for the public washrooms in the venue.

Our Fire & Security Division completed the Fire Risk Assessment work for the newly refurbished Bar/Restaurant and completed successful testing of the Fire Alarm System.

Project Challenges: This project was completed in Glasgow City centre while the COP26 conference was taking place.  This meant that our electrical, mechanical and fire & security team had to deal with the many road closures in Glasgow as well as other unique obstacles caused during the running of COP26.

The biggest project challenge however was the very tight timescales. All Bar One officially closed for the Bar/Restaurant Refurbishment to commence on Sunday 17th October. The final handover was scheduled to be on Monday 8th November with the venue to re-open on Wednesday 10th. This meant that there was a large amount of work to be done in a very short space of time.

With multiple service contractors (including plumbers, tilers, joinery, decorating and flooring contractors) all present and all working in relatively small spaces, and with a short time scale to complete the project, it was challenging to coordinate our necessary works alongside the other trades and their schedules.

However, as a professional Restaurant/Bar fitters we have worked on many similar projects in the Hospitality & Tourism sector which has given us invaluable experience to allow us to complete this kind of work to these kind of deadlines to specification, on time and to the highest of standards.

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If you would like to find out more about the various refurbishment works we can provide across our divisions in the hospitality sector, please click the link below.

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.

New Macron Store – Manchester

Client: Macron SPA Bologna, Italy
Project length: 3 Weeks
Project value: £28k
Completion date: September 2021
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Brief project description: This is Macron’s new store at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester. HF Group and our Manchester Office were employed to deliver the full package of Electrical Services as we had previously carried out for the Macron stores in Glasgow and Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

Our services included the electrical work and data cabling. All works were carried out in-house and shop fitting & joinery works, flooring, painting & decoration and racking works were carried out as part of the shop fitting process.

The project was delivered on time and on budget including additional works requested and variations.

Project Challenges: Delivering the full package in under four weeks to reach the critical opening date with all trades working together in relatively small areas was a challenge. However, as with previous shop fitting projects, we operated with seamless site coordination on this project.

During the project, we encountered an issue with data communication between the AJ Bell Stadium and and the shop data links. This was resolved by our own Electrical Engineers and all of the systems were working perfectly in time for the opening..

Customer quotes:

“Absolutely delighted with the service received and works carried out by HF”.
Alex Buchanan.


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You can read more about the work we did for the Macron Store in Glasgow by clicking the link below.

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Our Electrical Services

Our unique combination of family continuity, in-depth business and technical knowledge and an investment in recruiting and developing the very best skillsets, means that our customers still benefit from the highest possible standards of electrical service and delivery – the hallmark of HF since its inception.

With an approach which combines traditional values with innovative thinking, we recognise that a faulty light switch requires the same level of service and professionalism as a multi-million pound design and build project.

If you would like to know more about our Electrical Services, examples of the work we have done in this sector or if you have any questions about bespoke services that you are looking for, please call us today on 0800 783 9480 or email info@hf-group.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Our work in the Retail Sector

Delivering retail solutions for a wide variety of end use customers ranging from large scale retail park fittings to refurbishing city centre brand stores. We provide a customer focused approach to our retail work offering our clients an unrivalled level of in-house capabilities and service in everything we do.

We work with some of the biggest High Street brands in retail and our work covers environments ranging from the city centre high street to retail parks, shopping centres and transport hubs.

Experts in ‘live environment’ working, and with a successful track record in delivering exceptional results, we can offer an effective and extensive package of services and bespoke solutions covering everything from contractor management to on going maintenance and servicing.

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Bardyke Chemicals

Client: Bardyke Chemicals
Project length: 2-3 Weeks
Project value: £10k
Completion date: 31/08/2021
HF divisions involved: Fire and Security

Brief project description: The HF Fire & Security Team were tasked with installing an Analytical CCTV Security Monitoring System to provide 24 hour protection around the perimeter of our customers Chemical Manufacturing Facility. This CCTV system automatically contacts the HF monitoring station day or night if it has detected a potential intruder or visual disturbance.

Upon receiving and activation, the HF monitoring station personnel can then access the site CCTV system remotely and analyse and review the site video feeds for any issues and act accordingly. This gives our client peace of mind that their facility is being monitored for any and all potential intruders 24 hours a day.

Project Challenges: In a rural setting such as where the clients facility is based, false activations can always be a problem.  However with the HikVision CCTV cameras installed, this is dramatically reduced as the system installed has 90% accuracy in detection of intruders. This increased accuracy was imperative as animals and debris in the surrounding area could have created issues with false activations

The installation of this CCTV system was conducted during live operations.  As it is a chemical manufacturing site, health and safety was imperative due to manufacturing that takes place as well as the constant delivery traffic that was taking place in and out of the site buildings.

Customer quotes:

“Firstly I would like to thank you and your team for all the hard work that has gone into installing this CCTV system. The engineers were both very conscientious about keeping me informed about progress and asking about cable runs etc.”

Matt Howard


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With clients ranging from single unit offices to large scale storage warehouses and many well known high street brand names in between, we offer a wide range of security systems for businesses in the UK. We design and install systems that suits our customers unique business needs and within their working budget. With experience in fitting alarm systems in Shops, Offices, Warehouses, SchoolsHealthcare CentresSports Facilities and Production Facilities; we can offer the complete Security System Installation, Monitoring and Servicing package.

 

New Macron Store – Glasgow

Client: Macron SPA Bologna, Italy
Project length: 3 Weeks
Project value: £37k
Completion date: September 2020
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Brief project description: This is Macron’s brand new store in Glasgow and their second store in Scotland.

HF Group and our Electrical and Fire & Security Divisions were employed to deliver the full package of all trades as we had previously carried out for their store in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.

The project included Electrical works, data installation, security alarm and CCTV installation, all shop fitting & joinery works, flooring, painting & decoration and racking install. The project was delivered to the customers full satisfaction on time and on budget including additional works requested and variations.

Project Challenges: Delivering the full package in under four weeks to reach the critical opening date with each of the trades working together in relatively small areas was a challenge. However, all tradesmen involved have worked together previously with seamless site coordination as they did on this project.

Customer quotes:

“Absolutely delighted with the service received and works carried out by HF”.
Alex Buchanan.

OI Manufacturing Ltd – Sprinkler System

Client: OI Manufacturing Ltd
Project length: 6 months
Project value: £66k
Completion date: June 2019
HF divisions involved: Fire and Security

Brief project description:  OI Manufacturing required sprinkler protection within their basement cullet systems, OI Glass is made in more than 20 countries around the globe. They create innovative, distinctive and beautiful glass packaging that builds brands and drives consumer intrigue. They produce over 1 million glass bottles per day from the Alloa site.

Project Challenges : All installation works had to take place with no disruption to production, the basement is underneath the forming machines and any glass bottles not deemed acceptable are pushed down the pipework toward the cullet system for regeneration.

This essentially means that bottles holding temperatures of over 1000c are sliding down the system creating a possible fire risk. HF created a fire safety plan for working within this area as well as erecting scaffolding and engineer protection.

In total HF installed 5 systems covering all areas of the basements deemed a fire risk.

Customer quotes: HF carried out the works in line with the relevant RAMS and performed the installation to a high standard. Clear communication was essential and again, HF performed their duties extremely well


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Malin Court Care Home, Turnberry, Scotland

Client: Malin Court Care Home. Turnberry, Scotland
Project length: 4 months
Project value: £30k
Completion date: April 2018
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Brief project description:  Design, supply & installation new electrical services installation to new conservatory.

Project Challenges: The challenge on this project was to design the electrical installation in keeping with the antique theme that exists within other parts of the building. Another challenge was ensure that no surface cabling would be visible within the conservatory structure. This was achieved by manufacturing bespoke pvc trunking disguised as framing which ensured that all cabling could be contained in a neat and tidy manner completely hidden from sight as displayed in the photograph below.

Carluccio’s Restaurant @ Marriot Hotel Heathrow

Client: Carluccio’s Restaurant @ Marriot Hotel Heathrow
Project length: 4 months
Project value: £160k
Completion date: November 2017
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Brief project description: To convert the existing Marriot Hotel restaurant and Sevens Bar into a Carluccios restaurant Hotel lobby bar. Project scope included the complete strip out of the existing hotel restaurant, Kitchen, lobby coffee shop and Sevens bar to allow for the formation of the new restaurant and bar.

New installation works included all Power, lighting, fire alarms and CCTV installations.

Project Challenges: As the hotel remained fully operational at all times the project was carried out in 2 phases with the restaurant being closed and stripped out in phase 1 while the Sevens bar remained operational to provide food and beverages for hotel guests. Phase 1 saw three quarters of the Carluccios restaurant and bar area open after 8 weeks. this allowed Sevens bar to be closed on the weekend of the phase 1 handover. The strip out and fit out of the final area was completed in 4 weeks.

Strathclyde University Labs – Electrical Installation & Fire Alarm System

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Client: Balfour Beatty, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 30 Weeks
Project value: £550k – Electrical Installation inc. Fire Alarms
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

HF completed the electrical installation of all lighting, power systems, ICT and fire alarm systems within the new SCAPA labs within The John Anderson Building, Strathclyde University with Taylor & Fraser for Balfour Beatty.


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Busby Hotel – Electrical Refurbishment

Client: Hugh Stirling, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 16 Weeks
Project value: £325k – Electrical and Fire Alarm
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Busby Hotel just outside Glasgow

HF Electrical in connection with Hugh Stirling Ltd have recently completed a full refurbishment and upgrade of distribution equipment, lighting, power and fire alarm systems within the iconic Busby Hotel, Clarkston, Glasgow.

The works included all function suites, bars, 32 bedrooms and back of house areas.

More information about the Busby Hotel can be found by clicking here

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Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

Automated Controls Services UK

Client: Sigma- Aldrich Corporation, Irvine, Scotland, UK
Project length: 72 weeks
Project value: 7.2 million
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security, Mechanical, Automated Controls

HF have recently assisted in the expansion of SAFC’s existing facility in Irvine which included a dry powder milling and blending facility. HF were responsible for the full mechanical, electrical & process control packages.

SAFC is the custom manufacturing and services unit of Sigma- Aldrich Corporation. The company is recognized as a top 10 Global specialty chemicals and biologics supplier. As a trusted manufacturer for the life science and high technology industries, SAFC works closely with customers to resolve development challenges and accelerate the product pipeline, utilizing its global “Centres of Excellence” and dedicated manufacturing facilities. HF is proud to have been party of the Scottish centre based in Irvine.

Find out more about SAFC at https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/united-kingdom.html

 

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Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland – Electrical, Fire, Security and Door Access system upgrade and installation.

Client: Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Project length: 12 months
Project value: £600k
Completion date: August 2015
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Royal College Edinburgh

Services provided HF: Electrical Mains and Distribution, Lighting and Small Power, Fire Alarm System, Cat6E Data install (Brand REX), Intruder Alarms, Security Door Access

Brief project description: The purpose of the Lister project was to upgrade and refurbish existing space within the Royal College of Surgeons site at Nicolson St, Edinburgh. The site that has been occupied by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since the mid 1800’s and the college itself is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world and traces its origins back to as early as 1505.

HF Electrical and HF Fire and Security with their unique skill sets and expertise of old historic buildings were a perfect fit for this type of works. HF were commissioned to strip out the services to an existing link corridor. Once enablement works were completed and the link corridor removed it allowed the substantial upgrade to commence. HF Electricals’ works included the supply, installation and commission of new MCCB panel boards in the main college switch room. New sub main distribution for the upgrade of areas in the Playfair Gallery, the Jules Thorn Gallery, the Dental Museum and the new atrium building. There was new LED lighting for displays along with supply and installation of new electrical power and data to accommodate the new museum layout.

As the site had to remain open, HF Fire and Security were set a different challenge, they had to ensure the existing Fire Alarm systems, Intruder alarms system and the security door access controls all had to remain operational. They were all adapted to suit the on-going works and on completion upgraded, extended, tested and commissioned to suit the new building use.

In May 2016 the Lister project received an award for the best permanent exhibition in the UK at the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016. This award is regarded by most as the Oscars of the museums and heritage industry. It is an award that celebrates the achievements of pioneering projects of the past 12 months.

www.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2016/may/award-success-for-surgeons-hall-museums

Project Challenges: The age of the building and the requirement to keep the building open to the public whilst allowing staff to function with their normal day to day task over a sustained period of time.

Customer quotes: “Contract team were more than willing to facilitate our needs to allow works to continue during extensive building works” – Lyndsay Davenport

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