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Maxiflow plumbers save the day!!!!

duke_of_lancastersMaxiflow employee Paul Goulbourne recently had a bit of a mishap with his Trombone.

I play trombone in the Army Reserve band of the Duke of Lancasters Regimental band. I was cleaning my instrument getting ready for a passing out parade at the Army Training Centre, Pirbright, Surrey at the weekend when disaster struck and my F valve fell off. Without this, the instrument is unplayable.

Being ever resourceful I thought how can I solve this problem??? I know brass instruments are just complex pieces of plumbing. I will take my trombone to work and ask a Maxiflow plumber to fix it.

The repair was quite complex as it involved using a special type of lead soldering and resetting a spring which were both extremely delicate jobs to do. The repair was also risky, the instrument would be £3000 to replace if the repair went wrong.

Tony and Pete ended up saving the day with their excellent plumbing skills. The instrument is now good as new!!!!

If you need a complex plumbing job doing, Maxiflow is your 1st choice!!!!

Phone Tony on 07719 107248.

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Commercial Heating Engineer – Job opportunity at Maxiflow

Maxiflow Career Advancement and Mechanical & Electrical Job Opportunity in Chester

There is a new job opportunity in the Maxiflow Mechanical & Electrical Division:

Commercial Heating Engineer

An experienced, multi-skilled heating engineer is required to join a busy commercial mechanical & electrical team in Chester.

Essential:

  • Professional experience in heating and gas engineering
  • Full, clean driving licence

Desirable:

  • Gas Safe Certification

The successful applicant will be required to carry out a CRB check, at the employer’s expense.

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 7.30am – 4.30pm
Wage: Negotiable depending on experience.

This position will be based out of our Chester office in Christleton.

At Maxiflow we strive for excellence, so if you believe you are multi-skilled and talented enough to keep up with the demands of an ever-expanding business, then we’d like to hear from you. Call Tony on 07719 107248 for further information.

To apply for this job, send a CV (with covering letter) by email to tony@maxiflow.co.uk.

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Maxiflow installs new boiler system at Country House Hotel in Shropshire

Maxiflow have recently completed a commission to replace a very old heating boiler system at Meeson Hall near Telford.

Built in 1640 by the Tayleur family, Meeson Hall is a fine and unique example of a traditional red sandstone Shropshire manor house hotel. It’s set in eight acres of tranquil landscaped gardens and paddocks.

This engagement was a large project and involved considerable planning on Maxiflows behalf due to the boiler and pipework being encapsulated in asbestos. The ceiling and walls were also asbestos sheets. The asbestos was safely removed from the site in line with the Control of Asbestos at Work regulations 2012.

The job involved draining down the existing system removing the heating boilers, redundant hot water cylinder and oil tanks. The majority of the materials removed will be recycled.

Before

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2 x Ferroli cast boilers with Riello burners were then installed complete with a new heat exchanger, pipe work and new flue system. The new boilers use the lastest in energy efficient technology and should should result in considerable energy cost savings for our client over the lifetime of the boilers.

After

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So if you wish to book a leisurely break in the beautiful Shropshire countryside please visit the Meeson Hall website or Facebook page.

 

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Re-instatement Works at 40 Bridge Street

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Maxiflow are currently involved in re-instatement works at 40 Bridge Street in Chester. The shop is presently used by a hairdressing business.

40 Bridge Street is a Tudor style building of 1858 designed by James Harrison and built, in loose Gothic Revival style for Welsby’s wine merchants. A projecting porch, to the north, and a shaped timber bracket, to the south, support a projecting balcony in front of the Row walk.

In excavating for new buildings in this area several bases of Roman character have been discovered at a depth of 4 feet below the surface. They are in their original positions, forming a colonnade, placed four yards apart, resting on large blocks of stone 12 inches thick.

In the cellars is ghostly ‘George’. He has been seen by many of the staff occupying the ground floor.

There has recently been a considerable amount of flood damage to the property. Maxiflow has been commissioned to strip out the property and perform re-instatement works.

This work involves: –

  • Sanitising all the walls in the cellar
  • Form a second room in cellar including new doorway
  • Tiling of walls
  • New timber door frames
  • Plumb in new pipework
  • Install new saniflo
  • Supply and install new timber skirting
  • Re-instate existing boiler and tank
  • Re-paint all walls

Maxiflow will be using local suppliers, where possible to source job materials. All materials used will be from sustainable sources where this is possible. Waste from the works will be segregated and recycled where possible reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Sustainability is at the core of everything that Maxiflow does.

 

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Work in progress at Bishops Court, the Bishop of Manchester’s residence

Maxiflow building works contract at Bishops Court, residence of the Bishop of Manchester

As previously reported, we at Maxiflow were awarded a prestigious contract at Bishops Court, the residence of the Bishop of Manchester. In partnership with Strutt and Parker, we have been tasked with combining our divisions’ expertise in order to deliver a comprehensive overhaul of the property’s aesthetics and facilities.

Work has been ongoing at the six-bedroom detached house in Salford for several weeks now, and the project is roughly half complete. The photographs accompanying this post (and in the linked gallery) reflect the progress during the second week.

Maxiflow builder Russ fitting coving at Bishops Court, Salford

Maxiflow building operative Russ fitting plaster coving to the ceiling-wall abutment in one of the property’s bathrooms.

The package of works in progress at the house is vast in scale. The improvements amount to a full refurbishment, including painting and decorating in every room, supplying and laying new carpeting and other types of flooring, fitting more than a dozen fire doors, replacing curtain rails & blinds and stripping out the old electrical system in favour of a complete rewire.

The rehaul of the electrical system is a delicate procedure, as the residence adjoins a number of offices related to Manchester Cathedral’s operations. These offices are in use for the duration of the works and require an uninterrupted power supply. Careful planning ensures that the majority of alterations involving the offices’ circuits occur outside of office hours, and any cases where disruptions are unavoidable will require at least 24 hours’ pre-notification.

Maxiflow gas engineer Tony installing brand-new heating system at Bishops Court, Salford

Maxiflow gas engineer Tony installing the brand-new heating system in the property’s garage

One of the largest projects underway at Bishops Court is the overhaul of the heating and hot water system by our Mechanical and Electrical department. This involves carefully stripping out the existing boilers, radiators, pumps, control valves, system control gear, hot water storage cylinders and loft-level cold water storage tanks. Works to the cold water supply in the house are also underway.

Our M&E team have designed and are in the process of installing a high efficiency, gas-fired, mains-fed central heating system and hot water system. The system comprises nitrous oxide boilers, new radiators, thermostatic valves, calorifiers, timer and control gear (for hot water and heating) and factory-insulated hot water cylinders.

Maxiflow Plumber Neil posing with calorifier at Bishops Court, Salford

Maxiflow Plumbing operative Neil with one of Bishops Court’s new calorifiers

Work is continuing to progress on schedule and we will have more updates on this major project as it reaches completion.

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