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The National Trust – Ham House

The Client –

The National Trust, Ham House


The Challenge –

Boiler Failure


The Solution –

Short-Term Boiler Hire

Ham House is a historic National Trust property situated near Richmond, London. Originally built in 1610 and situated besides the River Thames, the house is described as “unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century fashion and power.” Designated by Historic England as a listed, Grade 1 building, the building’ gardens and park are listed at Grade II.

When Ham House’s Boiler failed during the winter months an alternative heating source needed to be located and installed as quickly as possible. Aqua Heating Hire were contacted by the mechanical and electrical contractor responsible for maintaining the property and a site visit was arranged.

Once on site an engineer ascertained the most efficient and cost effective temporary solution, with the aim of getting the heating reinstated to Ham House as quickly as possible.

Aqua Heating Hire supplied a 250kW Hire Boiler for an initial 12 week hire period. There was an option for the hire to be easily extended should it take longer than anticipated to get the main boiler system back up and running. The Aqua team delivered and installed the boiler within days to ensure Ham House, it’s staff and visitors were feeling the heat again – quite literally!

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Aqua Turns Up The Heat As Temperatures Cool

After launching their new equipment hire service earlier this year, Hampshire-based cooling specialist Aqua Cooling, has now added Heating equipment to their rental fleet.

The company’s new heating hire division, Aqua Heating Hire, offers a range of Heaters, Boilers, Fuel management Services and Ancillary equipment to ensure clients have their heating requirements well and truly covered as the winter months close in.

Aqua’s Hire division offers temporary, or longer term rental options for clients for whom outright equipment purchase isn’t the most suitable solution.

Kevin Lancaster, Aqua Cooling Director, explains: “When we officially launched the Aqua Cooling Hire brand our longer-term strategy was always to complement our portfolio of cooling equipment with heating products. We pride ourselves on offering clients a complete solution so being able to service cooling and heating requirements was a natural progression.”

Aqua Hire offer a minimum rental period of just one week on both their Heating and Cooling equipment and can have equipment delivered next day, across the UK. A team of dedicated Hire engineers help clients with initial product selection, site survey, onward delivery and installation, as well as offering full support post-delivery.

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Aqua Launch New Hire Website

Hampshire-based cooling specialist Aqua Cooling has launched a new equipment Hire service designed to provide a wider range of options for existing and potential customers.

The Queen’s Award-winning engineering company’s latest initiative is part of a long-term strategy that focusses on ongoing growth and increasing Aqua’s employee headcount.

Aqua Cooling Hire provides variable-length rental arrangements for customers looking to hire their cooling equipment as opposed to making an outright purchase.

The company’s new Hire division offers an extensive range of Aqua’s innovative products including chillers, air conditioners, adiabatic and air blast coolers, as well as ancillary equipment such as tanks and pumps to help clients get up and running with minimal disruption, as quickly as possible.

Expand To Heating Hire

Aqua plans to expand its rental offering over the coming months to include heating equipment.

Kevin Lancaster, Aqua Cooling Director, said: “We’re delighted to be officially launching the Aqua Cooling Hire brand. For some of our clients hiring is definitely the best option and, although we have always offered rental and lease hire options within our product portfolio, this new business structure is designed to position the company as a leading name in the rental market.”

The new Aqua Hire service offers flexible rental terms, both short and long term, ideal for clients’ seasonal requirements, increasing production capacity, equipment testing or emergency breakdown scenarios. Longer term contract leasing can bring added benefits, including tax efficiency, simplified budgeting and minimal initial outlay for clients.

Aqua have a team of dedicated hire engineers in place to help clients with equipment selection, site surveys, delivery and installation as well as offering around the clock support seven days a week.