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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 before we began work
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The Spa area before we started work
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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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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.

The Lochar Inn

Client: The Lochar Inn
Completion date: 06/2021
HF divisions involved: Mechanical

before and after of oil tank replacement job

Brief project description: The oil tank for The Lochar Inn’s heating system had been vandalised and had fallen into a state of disrepair.  We were contracted to remove the old oil tank, replace it with a new oil tank, carry out repair work and create a new secure enclosure space as well as arranging for recommissioning testing that is essential for the property to continue trading.

Project Challenges: We found that the existing oil tank was positioned too close to the wooden security fencing which was within 760mm of the tank.  The existing fencing was not fit for purpose and was a fire hazard. As such, this was replaced with metal security fencing complete with gate access that was spaced as per OFTEC requirements.

We also discovered that the tank had been broken into with the tank lid snapped.  The oil tank was of an old, single skin design which, for safety and security reasons was replaced with a new bundled tank unit that comes with a more accurate digital gauge to allow the customer to monitor the oil levels in the tank.


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Exceptional quality, attention to detail and hands-on management throughout the process: that’s what our clients demand when they contract HF for Mechanical Services.

With clients ranging from single unit offices to large scale storage warehouses and businesses reaching from hospitality to manufacturing,  we design and install systems that suits our customers business needs and within their working budget.

As Peter Burnett, Manager at HF Mechanical Services, explains:

“Here at HF, personal attention from the top-down is ingrained in our culture. 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.”

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

heating systems installation

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

Clydesdale Cricket & Hockey Club – Solar Heating System Installation

sports facility refurbishment

Client: Clydesdale Cricket and Hockey Club, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 3 months
Completion date: February 2014
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

HF Mechanical has recently completed the install of 2 solar thermal heating systems at Clydesdale Cricket and Hockey club.

The solar thermal panels on the changing room roofs will heat the shower facilities at the club and is due to save the club an estimated £2700 per year on heating bills. For more information click on the relevant case study or why not email us to see what potential savings you could make.

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Hilton Grosvenor, Edinburgh – Upgrade Pump Set & Control Panel

Client: Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Completion date: June 2012
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

Hilton Hotel Pump Control

HF Mechanical surveyed and upgrade new pump set and control Panel to Carlton club To eradicate the need for manual change over.

Installation Time: 2 days


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BT – Upgrade to Modular Data Centres

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Client: BT Group Plc, London, England, UK
Project length: 18 Weeks
Project value: £1.5m
Completion date: January 2014
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

HF Group have recently completed a small part of a nationwide upgrade programme to BT Data Centers. The works involved the installation of ultrasonic humidifiers and replacement of CRAC Units within modular data centers throughout the UK.

 HF’s part spanned across 7 BT sites throughout the UK.

Value: HF Mechanical Work £900k, HF Electrical Work £150k

BT Data Centre Upgrades

The project was designed and installed by HF Group in line with TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle’s design specification.

A bit about TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle – TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle are international award winning Building Services Consulting Engineers, they specialise in leading edge Mechanical, Electrical & Sustainable design solutions which respond to the needs of customers.

 

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Tobermory High School – Electrical & Heating Refurbishment

Education School Electrical Contractor

Client: Tobermory High School, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK
Project length: 7 Weeks
Project value: £170k
Completion date: August 2013
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

HF completed a refurbishment of Tobermory High School on the Isle of Mull in Argyll consisting of new electrical switchboards and infrastructure within all blocks of the school and new mechanical installation comprising of new heating plant. BMS controls, radiators, radiant panels, DCWS, DHWS and all distribution pipework.


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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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