Cool Designs pulls out all the stops to overcome crane problem

Cool Designs, air conditioning, Toshiba, VRF

Faced with just a week’s notice that a crane would not be available to lift the condensing units of a Toshiba VRF air conditioning system onto the roof of a retail store in Salisbury, Cool Designs responded by stripping down the units so they could transported by lift and stairs to the roof. Client Ailsen was carrying out refurbishment work for the store, which included six VRF condensing units.

Cool Designs stripped down the units and delivered them on 18 pallets over two days. The components were then transported by lift and stairs to the roof over a weekend by Ailsen engineers. They were then rebuilt with one of Cool Designs’ technical partners, Pete Franks, the following week.

‘This was one of the most difficult problems we have faced,’ said Darrel Birkett, managing director of Cool Designs, ‘but we were determined to deal with it, as our philosophy is never to let our customers down.

‘The speed and reactive manner in which this was dealt with by our support network and dedication from our own staff enabled the short time scale to be achieved. It was really hard work, but worthwhile to know that we had met our deadline and that our customer was able to continue this phase of his installation to the programme schedule.’

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