PTSG on the rise in London borough of Wandsworth

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has recently completed the testing of dry and wet riser systems and fire hydrants for Wandsworth Council’s high-rise properties as part of a fixed five-year contract.

The Group’s electrical services division serviced 127 high-rise flats in Wandsworth, ensuring the fire-suppression systems were fit for use and compliant with the latest BS9990 2015 standards.

The contract is the latest in a long list of work to be completed in the capital by the division, following recent lighting protection works carried out at Chelsea Island in Fulham and the London Fruit and Wool Exchange in Spitalfields.

PTSG is currently carrying out dry and wet riser system testing for three other London borough councils: Hackney, Hammersmith, Fulham and Enfield. The Group is now recognised as the largest wet and dry riser specialist installer in the UK.

PTSG passes the test for Stockport Homes

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has agreed a renewed contract with Stockport Homes which will see the business carry out the testing of dry and wet riser systems and fire hydrants at social housing in Stockport for the next three years.

Stockport Homes was formed in 2005 to manage housing stock across the town on behalf of Stockport Council. The organisation will be creating 421 new affordable homes across the borough in the next five years.

PTSG’s electrical services division currently services 25 sites within this contract, consisting of council housing and high rise flats, to ensure their fire-suppression systems are fit for purpose. The contract extension means that the Group’s skilled dry risers team will carry out these services until 2020.

PTSG’s electrical services division provides planned maintenance to fire-suppression systems with national coverage by specialist engineers using specially-adapted testing vehicles. Wet riser and fire hydrant testing and commissioning is carried out in accordance with BS9990 2015 standards to ensure that work is always carried out to the highest quality.

PTSG renews partnership with Unite Students

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is continuing its partnership with Unite Students by renewing a contract to provide multiple services at the company’s portfolio of student accommodation buildings.

PTSG, which won a top Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) partnership award with the team from Unite Students in 2015, supplies a range of services including testing works and certification at more than 50 accommodation blocks. Its cradles division completes maintenance works at a number of sites and also delivers site-specific risk and method statements. The renewed contract begins in March and will last for one year.

Unite Students is the UK’s leading operator of purpose-built student accommodation. The organisation provides a home to 42,000 students in more than 120 properties across 23 of the UK’s largest university cities.

This is just one of many contracts the Group has renewed thanks to outstanding delivery of original work, boasting a contract renewal rate of 88 per cent. Over its 10 years of operation, PTSG has grown to become an international multi-disciplinary service provider with thousands of clients across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

PTSG gets into Top Gear

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a lightning protection contract at the former home of the BBC motoring show, Top Gear.

Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey was originally commanded by the Royal Canadian Air Force between 1942 and 1944, and in the post-war period was used by British Aerospace. More recently, the site was home to Top Gear, who used the hangar as a studio and parts of the runways of the aerodrome for the test track used in segments such as ‘star in a reasonably-priced car’.

The site also features a business park which is home to an ever-growing number of companies. As a result of this, six new business units are under construction, and PTSG has been called in to install lightning protection systems to ensure the safety of all site users in particularly bad weather.

PTSG is no stranger to carrying out niche specialist services at star-studded locations. As the end of last year the team carried out a lightning protection installation project at the world-famous Pinewood Film Studios, which has been the home of the James Bond films since 1962.

PTSG protects new homes in Kent

Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) electrical services division will soon dispatch a team of expert lightning protection engineers to a new housing development in Kent.

The St. Clements Lakes development is entering its second phase, and as a result, PTSG will install lightning protection to six brand-new houses. The site, located in Greenhithe, features a range of two-bedroom apartments and three- and four-bedroom houses in a lakeside setting, and boasts some impressive nearby amenities, such as Bluewater Shopping Centre and Ebbsfleet International railway station.

All systems will comply the BSEN 62305 standard, and will protect the luxury houses and their residents in a lightning storm, ensuring that lightning strikes are safely absorbed by the earth.

PTSG has carried out similar works at a significant number of large housing developments throughout the country, working in collaboration with its clients’ construction teams to ensure that all works are completed efficiently without disrupting any other work on site.

PTSG to install lightning protection to new London development

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has won a contract to install lightning protection systems to the first phase of a brand new housing development in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

These initial works will see the Group’s electrical services division installing lightning protection systems to three buildings in the 2.5-acre Tavistock Gardens development in Yiewsley. The team will make it their priority to ensure that all works are carried out to PTSG’s usual high standard, ensuring the safety of site users both during construction and once these buildings have been completed.

When it is finished, the scheme will provide 309 residential units with a mix of private and affordable homes in a series of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The site is in an excellent position, close to West Drayton railway station, which will soon see significant growth as it forms part of the new Crossrail network in 2018.

Premier Technical Services Group Plc acquires Nimbus Lightning Protection Ltd.

Premier Technical Services Group Plc (PTSG) is delighted to announce the acquisition of Nimbus Lightning Protection Ltd (Nimbus), a leading Lightning protection, Design, Installation and Testing Company based in Nottingham.

Paul Teasdale, Group CEO advised “we are delighted to welcome Nimbus as our latest addition to the group; this acquisition enables us to continue to build the UK’s largest Lightning Protection business and expand into the Midlands market place”

“We are fully committed to the continuation of a successful strategy of achieving market leadership across the sectors in which we operate, and this acquisition increases the exposure of our brand to new and existing clients.”

“PTSG Electrical Services Ltd already operates a successful business in Lightning Protection and this geographical expansion coupled with some key people appointments will enable us to concentrate on this very busy area.”

“Nimbus will be led by Operations Director Darren Stapleton and we will look to build on what is already a very successful business.”

We wish Nimbus a warm welcome into the group of companies and look forward to working with them in the future.

PTSG assists HSE and Harp International

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed a site survey at the Pontypridd headquarters of an international refrigeration company, in order to design a lightning protection system with static earthing and surge protection.

Harp International was founded in 1991 to supply services to the refrigeration and air conditional industry. The company is headquartered at the Pontypridd site, as 75,000 sq. ft. plant which is comprised of packing, storage, warehousing and distribution facilities.

The team from PTSG Electrical Services attended the site to assist the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in a site audit, recommending the appropriate actions Harp, with the help of PTSG, could take to ensure the ongoing safety of everyone on site.

The Group is known throughout the FM industry for the quality of its work in lightning protection, which forms just one aspect of its ever-expanding electrical services provision and includes fire services, electrical testing and steeplejack services.