Heat, Power and Lighting

Ascot Racecourse

Hot water heating system at Ascot racecourse

Description: Ascot Racecourse Grandstand
Product: Boiler and fan coil hot water heating system

Supplier: Cooling and Heating Solutions
Telephone: 01590 681434
Website: www.coolingandheatingsolutions.com

Details: The client required the ground floor and fourth floor of the 90m+ grandstand structure to be heated for a Christmas party. Due to the building being so enormous, and of an unusual design, Cooling and Heating Solutions elected to do a trial run prior to the event. This ensured the team knew that the equipment selected was correct for the job and that the client was able to see it in position so they knew exactly what to expect for the event.

A 2MW fan coil and boiler system was installed to provide an even distribution of heat throughout the event space. Due to the draughty nature of the building it was a challenge to ensure that it would be kept at a constant temperature throughout the event, but it worked perfectly.

The team worked closely with the client throughout, ensuring they were kept up to date on the progress of the install. This meant that any tweaks to the design could be made quickly and easily, without an issue.

Customer feedback: “It was a huge success! I cannot thank you enough for your help and services on this!’’


Wedding at an Undisclosed Location in Kent

Excell generated event lighting

Products: Generators, distribution and lighting
Supplier: Excell Electrical Event Solutions
Telephone: 01233 822059
Website: www.excellelectrical.com

The bride had booked a June wedding and approached Excell Electrical to provide lighting, power and distribution. Given the time of year and the long days, lighting had to be sensitively done so that it looked attractive during the day and amazing at night but not over the top. Fortunately the chosen venue had some beautiful trees to beyond a pond that looked beautiful illuminated and the area was truly bought to life as darkness fell.

A super silent road tow generator was put into position, and after installing power and lights in the service tent things were ready for the big day.

The company’s generators play a major part at many weddings each season and it also supplies several local marquee companies. All equipment is of a weatherproof construction, complying to the latest IEE regulations and therefore versatile and safe whatever the weather.

It can supply complete systems from a generator to a domestic 13amp socket suitable for use inside marquees. Cee-form connections in both single and three phase and a full range of practical working lights, display lighting, garden effects lighting and various marquee lighting is also available.


A Marquee Wedding at Hawarden Castle Pavilion

Arial view of lit up event tent at Hawarden

Description: A 1920s cricket pavilion in historic parkland
Service: Power and lighting

Supplier: Event Equipment
Telephone: 01829 289888
Website: www.eventequipmentltd.co.uk

Details: Working alongside Hawarden Castle Pavilion as preferred suppliers, Event Equipment helped to deliver a tailored lighting package. The pavillion was used on this occasion for its WC facilities and for food preparation area, and the team provided wireless LED uplighters positioned inside to create a warm inviting glow that matched the colour scheme of the day.

Externally, the bridal party had opted for a large sailcloth marquee as their guest numbers were quite large. The brief was to make the whole site an inviting place to be after dark. High level festoon lighting in front of the marquee provided an illuminated an area for guests to sit and talk on Event Equipment’s bespoke cable drum furniture. The company also installed a low-level run of festoon as a walkway which linked the pavilion with the marquee.

Internally, the marquee was illuminated with filament style festoon in the roof, and uplighters around the perimeter. Connecting these to a dimmer gives greater control of light output, and really helps to set the mood in the evening.

A combination of high-powered colour changing LED fixtures were used to illuminate the surrounding parkland’s trees along with more traditional HQI floods. All the additional lighting was powered using one of Event Equipment’s super silent generators

Feedback: The bride said: “Lots of guests commented on how pretty and magical the marquee and grounds looked. The team from Event Equipment were helpful and extremely knowledgeable, giving advice on how to enhance the look and create a stunning marquee day and night.”



Event Lighting and Electrics

Event powered by Brandon hire station

Brandon Hire Station
01179 719 119

The Brandon Hire Station range includes everything needed to light and power events. Its range of generators includes super silent and long running tank options, and power distribution hire comprises distribution boxes and cable protectors.

Its temporary lighting range is especially good for spot lighting in noise sensitive areas, with rechargeable LED technology and solar powered systems. It also includes festoon lighting in 22m or 100m strings.

Lighting for car parks is best achieved with tower lighting systems featuring long running fuel tanks and low emissions output, or by hiring linked tower lights that can be powered from a mains supply or generator.

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