From small to major mechanical and electrical (M&E) works, our Projects team is an integral part of our business, offering our clients a one stop turnkey solution for all their buildings’ maintenance needs.
Our Project managers are skilled and experienced, ensuring your Projects are delivered on time and on budget.
We are trusted on a broad range of M&E project works including the supply and installation of the following:
• Commercial plantrooms
• Boiler, flue and heating systems
• Chiller and chilled water systems
• Water heaters and domestic hot water systems
• Vented and unvented systems
• Air handling, ductwork and ventilation systems
• Air conditioning, VRV / VRF and heat pump systems
• Building Management Systems, field devices and variable speed drives
• Energy efficient fan and pump upgrades
• LED and sensor lighting systems
• Electrical distribution systems
• Fire and security systems
From initial enquiry, we will assess your needs and offer you the best solution for your building and calculate the cost and energy savings potential on your project.
We operate to the highest standards of safety and quality while ensuring minimal disruption to your ongoing activities.
Following a competitive tender, HFL’s Projects team was awarded the plantroom replacement works at a Grade II listed building in Manchester.
• Modular boilers
|Our Projects team were selected to carry out a commercial boiler replacement and plate heat exchanger installation in a large commercial office building in Newcastle.
The job consisted of the following tasks:
Our Projects team was selected to replace a chiller evaporator on the roof of a busy grade-II listed leisure venue in Manchester.
Installation of a ‘conical’ strainer to each chiller prior to the inlet of the evaporator and repair of the non-returns on chiller pump sets.
|We were selected to replace an AHU and toilet ventilation system located on the roof of a 7-storey city centre office building in Manchester.
The works comprised the following tasks:
|Our Projects team installed a gas fired water heater in a commercial office building in Leeds.
|We were selected to replace the chillers and chilled water pipework located on the roof of an 8-storey city centre office building in Leeds.
The job comprised the following tasks:
We replaced a burnt-out motor and AC belt driven fan in an AHU with 4no. direct drive Electronically Commutated (EC) fans in an office building in Leeds. Each 2.8kW fan has an available airflow of 1.25m³/s @ 1200 Pa.
EC motors have low losses, can accurately control fan speed from 0 to 100% and can deliver the same air volume with significantly lower power consumption than belt driven AC fans.
We also supplied and installed a new control panel to allow integration into the existing BMS system with the ability to have a fault indication on the fan bank.
The replacement resulted in a 60% reduction in energy costs and savings on belt replacement costs as well as elimination of the single point of failure risk.
|Our team conducted a gas tightness test across a 70-acre industrial estate in Leicestershire.
The job involved conducting the gas soundness tests on 2no. incoming gas supplies to the site, one being 15” and the other 6”, serving 50no. submeters and industrial units spread over 70 acres. The overall test required mobilising 9 engineers over a 5-day period.
The gas is used to power various heavy industrial processes.
|Our Projects team replaced and upgraded a LTHW pump system with 2no. inverter driven 100mm twin head LTHW heating pumps in a commercial office building in Leeds.
The works also included pipework modifications and upgrades to the BMS panel to suit the new pumps.
Invertor pumps are more energy efficient than traditional pumps because they can vary their speeds depending on the building’s demand. Moreover, the energy and cost savings increase quicker than the power reductions required to make the pumps rotate due to Cube’s Law. This means that a small reduction in usage results in a big change to the bottom line.
|To keep disruption and costs to a minimum, it was decided that a pipe freeze would be most suitable to enable the cut and replacement of a 150mm butterfly valve on the wet riser pipework of a busy Manchester city centre site.
This was completed successfully with the new valve installed and no issues.
|How do you cut through a metal partition to access an underground tunnel full of flammable methane gas caused by stagnant water?
A flame cutter (Oxy Fuel Cutter) could not be used as this would cause sparks to fly with potential for explosion.
The only other method was waterjet cutting. This uses a high-pressure water jet to cut through the metal causing no sparks. This then allowed the engineers to safely pump the foul water out and not damage any of the brickwork in this grade-II listed city centre building in Manchester.
|Our team replaced a 30kW chilled water pump feeding two Daikin rooftop chillers. Due to the weight of the pump, we split it into two components and using a hydraulic stair lifter managed to fit the pump in the plantroom.
Our Projects team was called on to replace the space and water heating system at a secondary school in Warrington.
|Our Projects team replaced an old Ideal Concord CX Boiler with an Ideal Evomax 65 kW boiler and flue system in a commercial office building in York.
|We were called to a non-operating generator at a recently converted office to residential property in Manchester.
Following an investigation, we found the following problems with the installation:
As a result, the following works took place:
|Our team installed a CLO2 dosing kit at a large sports complex for one of our clients in the West Midlands. Chlorine Dioxide is used to disinfect water systems and acts as a biocide which kills bacteria and breaks down the biofilm aligned on the interior pipework.
|We installed a new cold water booster set in a Liverpool office building. As this was a new installation, we also had to adjust the pipework and install new electrical feeds to accommodate.
|We were called on to replace an obsolete booster set overnight. The site was a Grade-II listed Liverpool city centre office building.
The controls on the booster set had failed meaning one pump was holding the building and running full speed 24/7.
As such, a new booster set with 2no. 24ltr accumulator vessels were installed to ensure a stable supply of water.
|Our Projects team removed and replaced a high-level glass pane in a commercial office building in Manchester. The job required scaffolding as the pane could only be accessed from the atrium side of the office.
|Our Projects Team replaced the supply ductwork which ran 7 storeys up a narrow central light well in a city centre site in Birmingham. Scaffolding was a delicate job as access to the rear of the ductwork was restricted as it backed onto the wall of this narrow space.
|Our Projects team changed out a larger old pressure vessel for two smaller vessels in a small Manchester office building.
We also installed new pipework as well as isolation and drain valves for future services and maintenance.
|Our Projects team replaced a burst AHU coil in a busy leisure venue in Manchester.
|No job is too small for HFL Building Solutions.
Our Projects team replaced 4no. 2inch pressure relief valves (PRV’s) on a commercial boiler system in Manchester to ensure this system was compliant with the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations.
Our Projects team regularly install high efficiency LED lighting.
Swapping your lighting system for high efficiency LED lighting is a sure way to achieve savings for your bottom line and the environment. Replacing your old lighting system for high efficiency LEDs has the following advantages:
We install high efficiency LEDs on both external and internal lighting systems. We can also fit smart lighting sensors which will further enhance the efficiencies of the lighting installation.