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Saphire Group Ltd

Independent Commercial Services Specialists

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:

 


FM Software Helpdesk

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Vacant Property Care

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Mechanical Services

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Electrical Services

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Extraction Services

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A/C & Refrigeration

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Fabrication Services

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Services for Schools & Colleges

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Fire Alarms

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Intruder Alarms

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CCTV & IP Surveillance Systems

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Access Control Systems

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Structured Data Cabling

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Office Renovation

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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 projects on time and to budget.

 

From the Saphire Group Blog

  • Saphire Group Supports Walking with the Wounded, Wiltshire Poppy Ball

    August 18, 2014

    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.

    Wiltshire Poppy Ball organised by The Rotary Club of Swindon Thamesdown

    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.

    Walking with the Wounded - Wiltshire Poppy Ball

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  • Recognise our Saphire Group fleet of vehicles

    August 4, 2014

    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.

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  • Saphire Group secures new Architectural Metalwork Project at Abingdon School

    August 1, 2014

    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.

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  • Saphire Group secures new Structural Steelwork Project within Warminster Army Base

    July 24, 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.

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  • R22 Refrigerant Phase Out 1st January 2015

    July 1, 2014

    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

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  • Saphire Group praised by Carillion Health at Great Western Hospital Swindon

    April 17, 2014

    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.

    Saphire Group received a letter of thanks from Carillion Health at Great Western Hospital, Swindon

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  • Replacement of Mechanical Pipework for Viridor

    December 12, 2013


    Mechanical Services

    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.

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  • Replacement of two Commercial Steam Boilers at TE Connectivity UK Ltd

    June 5, 2013


    Mechanical Services

    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.

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  • Saphire Group were contracted by TE Connectivity UK Ltd to refurbish their offices in Faraday Road, Swindon

    May 1, 2013


    Office Renovation

    Saphire Group were contracted by TE Connectivity UK Ltd to refurbish their offices in Faraday Road, Swindon.

    The scope of works included refurbishment to the Office Reception, Second Floor Offices and Conference Rooms

    This involved the complete strip-out of existing flooring, partitioning, lighting and the suspended ceiling, followed by installation of a new 600mm x 600mm suspended ceiling, new recessed low energy lighting with occupancy and ambient light functionality, new sprinkler system, air conditioning and floor to ceiling glass partitioning.

    Installation of carpet tiles and vinyl flooring followed, with cat6 data cabling and audio/visual cabling.

    Automatic door opening and infrared control of wash room taps and toilet flushing were installed, and a new kitchen and break room was fitted.

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