Located in Swindon, Wiltshire, Saphire Group Ltd has more than 30 year’s experience in the Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Government, Local Authority and Education sectors and due to our thorough restructuring programme, with strengthening support from our personnel and suppliers we feel that Saphire Group Ltd are especially strong in providing exceptional customer specific solution’s in the following fields:
Our overall goals are to position Saphire Group Ltd as the preferred service leader in our field and to provide services that exceed their expectations. We do this by adding value, providing best in class service, and delivering all works and projects on time and to budget to all of our customers:
A selection of our customers:
From the Saphire Group Blog
Saphire Group Supporting Rose Carberry of Westlea Primary School raise funds for Cynthia Spencer HospiceDecember 1, 2014
Rose Carberry, Head of Westlea School is running Half Marathons to raise £5,000.00 for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in memory of Ali Hall.
Rose Carberry, Head Mistress of Westlea Primary School Swindon is running a half marathon a month over the Winter and into Spring of 2015 in order to try and raise £5,000.00 for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice. This is in memory of Ali Hall, who passed away in June 3 days before her 40th birthday to cancer.
Ali nominated the Cynthia Spencer Hospice as her chosen charity and it supported her and enabled her to die at home. She was an amazingly inspirational person and a friend who is sorely missed.
Saphire Group are supporting Rose and sponsoring her good cause, she has already run:
- The Bath Two Tunnels – 28th September 2014
- The Oxford Half – 12th October 2014
- The Wiltshire Half – 30th November 2014
During the 2014 Summer Holidays Saphire Group attended Westlea School and undertook the following works:
- Electrical Main Distribution Panel
Walking with the Wounded – Wiltshire Poppy Ball 1st Nov 2014 at the STEAM Museum Swindon
The Wiltshire Poppy Ball featuring the band of HM Royal Marines from Lympstone and the Military Wives Choir from Shrivenham Defence Academy is raising funds for Walking With The Wounded and the Royal British Legion with all proceeds from the event being split between the two charities.
It is organised by the Rotary Club of Swindon Thamesdown to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 and the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings and will be held at the STEAM museum in Swindon on 1st November 2014 from 6:15pm to 01:00 am
Saphire Group will be supporting and attending the event.
Throughout the South West our Saphire Group fleet of vehicles are becoming well recognised by both new and existing customers. All of our vehicles are corporate silver in colour and feature the recognisable ‘Saphire Group’ Logo.
A small list of of our services are sign written onto our vehicles however for a comprehensive list of services offered please do not hesitate to visit our website.
If you would like any further information regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help.
Saphire Group’s Architectural Metalwork Division have successfully secured the “Stairs & Balustrades” trade package at Abingdon School, following a competitive tender.
The Feature Staircase is the star of the show, with 15mm thick laser cut saw tooth profile stringers. 10mm steel pans support Douglas Fir treads & landings. The whole structure will hang from the 1st & 2nd floor slabs above on stainless steel tension bars. Traditional vertical bar balustrades with Oak handrails complete the stairs.
The staircase design is being modelled in 3D now, with an anticipated on site start date of December 2014.
Fabrication Services “Structural Steelwork”
Saphire Group’s Structural Steel Division are pleased to have secured the contract for the refurbishment of the Land Warfare Barracks Office within Warminster Army Base.
The works consist of replacing the existing 1st floor concrete slab with a steel frame and composite metal decking. Pre-cambered beams, some weighing over half a Tonne will be craned over the existing building, and manoeuvred into place on specially designed cradles through a 1st floor window.
Saphire Group were recommended for this project, as they excel at this kind of technically challenging installation. Works start on site end of September, for a duration of 5 weeks
Saphire Group were recommended for this project, as they excel at this kind of technically challenging installation. Works start on site end of September, for a duration of 5 weeks.
1st January 2015 Deadline for Phase Out of R22 Refrigerant
A/C & Refrigeration Services
From 1st January 2015 it will be illegal to use any HCFC’s to service (RAC) refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. Recycled or reclaimed HCFC may no longer be used.
Sectors at greatest risk include the food and drink industry, petro-chemicals, pharmaceuticals, health, retail, hospitality, finance and data-processing. Typical applications can vary widely, but examples include refrigeration systems in supermarkets, blast chillers, cold stores and process coolers and many types of building air-conditioning as well as in transport refrigeration. Many of these applications are absolutely critical to the continued operation of their owner’s business.
Given that most (RAC) refrigeration and air-conditioning systems leak to a certain degree, in practical terms this implies that any equipment that is of strategic importance to a business should not be using HCFCs by 1st January 2015 so all current users of HCFC systems must develop a plan to manage their operations without HCFCs. Doing nothing is not a sustainable option. Given the serious implications and
Saphire Group received a letter of thanks from Carillion Health for undertaking a reactive maintenance task during a busy period at GWH Great Western Hospital during the day.
Great Western Hosiptal, Swindon experienced a water leak in the Children’s Ward requiring replacement of an isolation valve during a busy period during the day.
Viridor, a leading waste-management company, tasked Saphire Group to replace HDPE (high-density polyethylene) pipework at its site in Devon.
Saphire Group replaced the pipework with all stainless-steel pipes and fittings, which we welded in our workshop. Our team also supplied and installed Bray valves.
The pictured galvanised tee piece was fitted in place of a pipe, complete with valve. We welded the mild steel sections in our workshop, then sent them to a galvaniser for hot dipping.
As shown, we built a base for a free-issue fan, then installed it onsite. The flow from the existing gas train to the pump came from the newly installed tee piece.
Saphire Group have replaced two 30-year-old Danks of Netherton steam boilers for TE Connectivity UK Ltd. In their place, we have installed two new Cochran steam boilers, each weighing over ten tonnes.
Planning the removal and installation carefully was critical. As the boiler house is adjacent to the company’s restaurant and pedestrian walkways, health and safety was our main concern.
Following several weeks of careful planning, Saphire Group dismantled overhead gantries and high-level services. From there, a thirty-tonne crane removed the old boilers, placing them on lorries for disposal. Completed on time and budget, without risking people and property, the project was a big success.