Kimpton work within all areas of the education sector to deliver M&E Building Services. These include planned and preventative maintenance and initial design and installation.
The Education sector is different from many others we work in as there can often be long periods where the buildings are not in use. With the university sector, buildings can be used to serve a different audience. Maintaining HVAC systems within educational establishments, therefore, takes careful planning to ensure it delivers what it needs when it’s needed and potentially shut down for prolonged periods if required without risk of damage to the fabric of the building.
Within education there are three distinct types of work. Planned, preventative and emergency repairs.
Planned work within the education sector
This can cover almost any work from a regular boiler service to a full system upgrade that’s been scheduled to take place during the holiday periods.
Much of the work for all trades takes place during these periods, our team are experienced at working closely with the other trades to ensure we all work well together and deliver a quality completed job that we can all be proud of.
Most importantly, it has to work well when it’s full of students again and maintain a comfortable level of heating and humidity for students to perform at their best – whatever their age.
This for us is one of the most important services we offer. A well maintained system can operate more efficiently, for more years, more safely. Commercial boilers and heating systems have a habit of breaking when they are under the greatest strain – when it’s too cold or too hot outside – and this is exactly when they are needed most.
Losing teaching days through broken heating systems is almost always preventable through well planned preventative maintenance.
But, even ignoring the inconvenience of a cold teaching space, the bigger risk is in the potential for the loss of life.
Any system that is not properly maintained can become dangerous and be a genuine risk to life. Luckily, in the UK this is rare, but not unknown and the escape of carbon monoxide and other noxious gases into the teaching and public spaces.
Within the education sector, when a system fails there’s a risk that you may need to close. Good preventative maintenance should prevent the vast majority of breakdowns, but some still do occur – particularly with older systems that may not have been well maintained throughout their life.
When problems happen, the Kimpton team react fast. On-call 24/7 365 days a year, we will have you back up and running as soon as humanly possible.
Services we offer to the Education Sector
Many of the services we offer within the education sector are common to other industries we work in. They include:
HVAC service and maintenance
Air conditioning design, installation and maintenance
Commercial Boiler planned and preventative maintenance
Sports Facility HVAC design, installation and maintenance
Science Lab design, installation and maintenance
Plant room design, maintenance and refurbishment
Fire damper design, installation, testing and inspection
Dry riser design, installation, testing and inspection
Fire hydrant system design, installation and maintenance
Oil tank replacement and upgrade
Renewable energy system design, installation and maintenance