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Mon, February 9, 2015 – Telecommunications Officer, Major Aerospace Company

Mon, February 9, 2015 – Telecommunications Officer, Major Aerospace Company

Good Morning David, I would just like to drop you a few lines of praise for the company. I am really impressed by the service we have received from, survey, to quote, delivery and installation of the above subject, overall a very satisfied customer and, appreciate the speed and installation of such essential equipment vital for continuity of said purpose.

Mon, February 9, 2015 – Engineering Manager, Product Testing Laboratory

Mon, February 9, 2015 – Engineering Manager, Product Testing Laboratory

Thanks. I must say we were very impressed with how your company reacted to our requirement [Rental]. Myself and our client, *******, were particularly impressed with Tom. He was very polite, positive with good technical knowledge about the equipment and very helpful. A credit to your company.

Wed, February 4, 2015 – Senior Systems Technician, Defence Company

Wed, February 4, 2015 – Senior Systems Technician, Defence Company

The project management of the replacement UPS at ***** was dealt with in a professional manner which included a site recce proving vital to the success of the end result…The services that shentongroup provide to this site is valued. To date, shentongroup have responded in a timely fashion to the diverse requirements of this site which contributes in the success of its day to day running…

Wed, January 14, 2015 – Owner, Large Farm

Wed, January 14, 2015 – Owner, Large Farm

All I want to add is that we were highly impressed with the professionalism of your team in dealing with the installation. It really is a magnificent piece of kit! (And it’s got a Perkins Diesel engine – the sound of which I’m very familiar with!) Many thanks for keeping in touch throughout…

Mon, December 20, 2014 – Owner, Large Manor House

Mon, December 20, 2014 – Owner, Large Manor House

From my request for quotation to commissioning I was pleased with the prompt and efficient way your company and staff carried out the supply and delivery of the set. The delivery in spite of the short lead time was on the date promised and during the interim time between order and delivery Shenton’s staff always attended site punctually and co-operated with the other two contractors. I would like to thank you and the shentongroup staff involved.

Mon, December 8, 2014 – Director of Property, Leading Healthcare Provider

Mon, December 8, 2014 – Director of Property, Leading Healthcare Provider

I am the Director of Property for **********. We operate *** residential nursing homes across the UK. As a quality care provider, we have a duty to our residents, many of whom are vulnerable, to ensure their safety and security. Subsequently, we are required to have business continuity plans in place which also includes for the continuation of power. We started to use Power Call as an emergency generator provider approximately 6 years ago. Each year we have increased the number of our care homes covered to its current level of over 80. We have a further phase of 30 installations planned for the new year. In summary, Power Call provide an excellent service – both on a planned and reactive basis. The contracted response time is 4 hours but Power Call usually have had generators to site, connected and loaded in an average time closer to 2 hours…

…I see the service as an ‘Insurance’, it may or may not be needed but when it is needed it is a comfort to know that Power Call respond well and provide an excellent service.

Mon, December 8, 2014 – Electrical Project Engineer, Leading Engineering Company

Mon, December 8, 2014 – Electrical Project Engineer, Leading Engineering Company

The ***** ***** Test went very well without a hitch. The Client Commissioning Manager & External Consult we’re very impressed with your generator and its integration with the LV Panel. Your engineer Tom and the LV Switch Board engineer worked well together pre-test and gave confidence to all parties. May I thank you in your attendance today and in moving forward looking at future projects with you.

Mon, December 8, 2014 – Director of Property, Leading Healthcare Provider

Mon, December 8, 2014 – Director of Property, Leading Healthcare Provider

I am the Director of Property for **********. We operate *** residential nursing homes across the UK. As a quality care provider, we have a duty to our residents, many of whom are vulnerable, to ensure their safety and security. Subsequently, we are required to have business continuity plans in place which also includes for the continuation of power. We started to use Power Call as an emergency generator provider approximately 6 years ago. Each year we have increased the number of our care homes covered to its current level of over 80. We have a further phase of 30 installations planned for the new year. In summary, Power Call provide an excellent service – both on a planned and reactive basis. The contracted response time is 4 hours but Power Call usually have had generators to site, connected and loaded in an average time closer to 2 hours…

Fri, November 7, 2014 – Electrical Site Foreman, Building Services Company

Fri, November 7, 2014 – Electrical Site Foreman, Building Services Company

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your site team for the excellent service you provided for the recent generator hire at the hospital. Special thanks goes to Tom and Doug for their professional manner in conducting the initial site survey, organising the site delivery and collection of the generators, installation and removal of the cables and for their attendance on both Saturday and Sunday during the test. I would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future.

Tues, October 28, 2014 – Manager, Important Historical Building

Tues, October 28, 2014 – Manager, Important Historical Building

I’d would like to thank you and the Shenton Group for acting so quickly in removing the generator from site. This has enabled the restoration works at ********* to take place and with a few days grace so we are all delighted. I understand that the crane operator was excellent in how he manipulated the generator out of a tight spot, please give him my congratulations for being so precise in his operation. As Shenton Group are now officially on our books I will do all I can to promote your company and will be discussing this at next weeks meeting with all the other site managers who may wish to use your services where we have stand by generation. Once again many thanks for all your help it was most appreciated.

Specifying diesel standby generators for homes

It’s becoming more common to see standby diesel generators installed in homes. For many properties the reliance on technology is no longer just to provide heat and light.

The demand for standby generators specified for these high end properties has increased by 60% as the option to provide continuous power becomes easier. Read more »

Do I need planning permission for a standby power generator?

Standby Diesel generators, especially those in inner-city or urban areas, can often require planning permission. With stricter guidelines around air quality and environmental health, planning for generators is a complex topic.

Requirements vary regionally, but the guidance below will help you find local contacts and answer some common questions to find out how standby generator planning impacts your project requirements. Read more »