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BBQ Hire - Stainless Steel Smoker

You can imagine our client’s disappointment when we ordered four Drumbecue BBQs from the Drumbecue website and were informed several days later that the order couldn’t be fulfilled despite paying the whole amount in advance.

Our hire client had arranged an event around the Drumbecue Original Charcoal BBQ Drum Smoker code: BBQHUT-01-N

Nevertheless our client’s event had to proceed. We had already specified hiring Drumbecue BBQs, so we had to set about keeping our client satisfied. Unable to persuade Drumbecue to supply the four BBQs for us to hire within the time frame, we conjured up a contingency plan to save certain disaster.

Patio Heater 4 Hire

With a brief introduction of our business, types of heaters and their energy requirements at the foot of this blog, you may be surprised we cover every heat requirement you might need, nationwide.

Introduction - We are a National Patio Heater provider with several designs of heaters for different environments and heat outputs. We supply domestic and commercial events with a variety of heating solutions. We operate 7 days a week offering a bespoke out of hours delivery and collection if required.

Assuring you of our best attention - National Patio Heater 03333 442062

Why Does my Fridge not Work

There are a few reasons why your fridge or freezer doesn't work this summer. As the ambient temperature increases in your kitchen or event space your fridge or freezer needs to work harder. Every summer event season here at our engineers service all our fridges to help them work under constant use in high temperatures.

Why does my fridge or freeze struggle to get down to temperature.

1. Condenser Blocked with Dust or Kitchen Grease

2. Low Refrigerant Gas from a Leak

3. Compressor Worn - High Back Pressure

4. Returning Gas Freezing caused by No. 3

4. Overheating Protection Switching the Motor off - caused by 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5

5. Ambient Temperature too High - 35 degrees

6. Temperature Setting Too Low for Condition and Age of Compressor

Henley Charity Polo

Our client is an International Caterer who was recommended to us by other catering equipment hirers and London event hire companies. The event is a charity polo event for 450 guests with a newly married couple attending to help raise money for their charity but also others. We received a call 6 days prior to event day. Out client needed to hire over 6,000 glasses, plates, cutlery. Hiring reliable commercial ovens and Alto Shaam holding cupboards was also on the list. Despite already having many pre-booked events this was a good opportunity to step up a gear and get organised even though time was against us.

Jumbo Heater and Bowser Hire

Our client is an event organiser of a wedding for 450 guests in a 40,000 sq ft structure, Aircraft Hangar 113, at Bicester Heritage , The roof is circa 15m high increasing the volume cubic capacity which requires careful calculations. We initially quoted for 4no Arcotherm Jumbo 200 indirect heaters running off 4 road tow fuel bowsers. We use road tow bowsers instead of HGVs fitted with hiab cranes to minimise the risk of damage by HGV delivery and collection vehicles. Unloading static Transcubes via hiab isn't comensurate with most private venues.The delivery and collection costs are roughly the same with fewer access issues.

A Mains Power Box with a Surprise

This weekend we worked with two separate events who contacted us to hire emergency Event Power due to problems with the 400v static supplies on their sites. Our electrical technicians were called out yesterday to rescue circa 100 food traders requiring power for catering, card machines, hot drinks, lighting and all important refrigeration. For those that may be ofay with 400v three phase the picture of several 400v sockets turned out to be more deceiving than first thought. Steve our electrical engineer reported that two of 63amp sockets had a label say they couldn't be used together. One 63amp was 4 pin, the other was 5 pin. The 32amp and 16amp 400v sockets were also 4 pin. We called Janet at Distribution Zone who told us we were dealing with an obsolete pin system rarely used in 2018 commercially.

Paternoster Square Corporate Event

Our client is a National Fund Raiser and organiser of events throughout the UK. The specification was to erect six professional fast frame black marquees, comfortable seating, heating, cooking equipment, festoon lighting, crowd barriers, fire exit signs, fire extinguisher and three phase wiring. Paternoster Square has a sandstone surface which cannot be driven on, all equipment and tents have to be carted 100m from an unloading point. With the aid of Magliners fitted with non-marking tyres we had 3.5 hours to unload, cart, and erect 3,957kgs of equipment, wait 13 hours, take down 3,957kgs in just two hours.

On Brighton Beach with Heston Blumenthal

Great day on the beach in Brighton with @hestonblumenthal, wolffish cooked in a fish and chip tram hired from @CFGHIRE cross hired from Fish & Chip Catering. Our Harry and Steve helped position the Tram in position and cleaned off the road grime that accumilated on the drive down to Brighton. Thanks to @OptomenTV for laying on fish and chip supper and a glass of ale after an interesting day of filming Heston's Fishy Feast.

Event Generators for Hire

Four new event generators added to our fleet. Each generator will run up to 40 hours depending on the power load. For long tern hire we can supply 500, 1,000 and 2,000 litre fuel bowsers. Harry is filling the new Ultra Silent generators with fuel before they go out on hire. Harry is one of four full time engineers looking after our fleet carrying out preventive maintanance. Our designated event generator website has a complete range of temporary power solutions avaialable 24/7/365.