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04/10/2021

Our Journey to Carbon Neutrality (and why litter picking forms part of this).

When Intelligent Facility Solutions’ founder, Andrew Cameron, founded the business back in 2012, he liked the fact that the products it specialised in, namely hand dryers, saved people lots of money, eliminated paper towel waste, and stopped trees from being chopped down. We wanted to live and breathe our environmental ethos… While we were delivering environmental benefits to our customers, we also believed it was important to put our money where our mouths were, so to speak. So we made incremental changes within our business, like agreeing with the team... Read More

17/09/2021
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Top High Speed, Quick Drying Hand Dryers For 2021

We have been asked these questions a thousand times over. What is the fastest hand dryer on the market? Which one actually dries your hands in the quickest time possible? Some manufacturers would have you believe that theirs is the quickest, (and why wouldn’t they?), without actually showing how they tested them. If they can provide the testing, have they really got the hands soaking wet like you do when you wash your hands? At Intelligent we have tested the dry times to strict protocols.  At the bottom of this post, you... Read More

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Are bamboo toilet paper and hand towels the more environmentally friendly options?

There is still a misperception amongst many that the toilet rolls and paper towels we use at home and in public restrooms are environmentally friendly. They come from sustainable forests and are biodegradable right? Well, not really. The reality across the world is that we are consuming faster than we produce and the process of turning a tree from ‘a sustainable forest’ into a toilet roll or hand towel is far from sustainable. Do you know about Bamboo Bobbi, our new bamboo toilet paper? Be sure to read about it, and the... Read More

07/02/2020

Deforestation facts for kids

LET’S START WITH: WHAT ACTUALLY IS DEFORESTATION? Deforestation is the cutting down of forests or groups of trees which is then turned into non-forest use. These are usually converted to farms, ranches, or used for urban use. But it is happening more and more, and having a bad impact on our environmemt and climate change. WE’VE PUT TOGETHER 10 KEY FACTS ABOUT DEFORESTATION: FORESTS COVER 30% OF THE EARTH’S LAND. AGRICULTURE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEFORESTATION. PALM OIL IS A VERY VERSATILE INGREDIENT AND CAN BE FOUND IN NEARLY EVERYTHING!... Read More

Why is saving important? 01/06/2019
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Why is saving water important?

Water is all around us isn’t it? Rivers, lakes, the sea you swam in on holiday or live near to. There seems to be an endless supply. So why do people keep telling us we need to save as much as possible? After reading this, do make sure to check out the free water saving devices available in the UK, that will really help in the conservation of water. We’ve pulled all the resources together in one place, so you don’t have to spend time trawling through the internet! You’re certainly not... Read More

11/01/2018
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Which Is The Best Hand Dryer On The Market In 2021?

The ‘Best Hand Dryers in 2021 list’ has been compiled based on a scoring criterion for speed, energy-efficiency, quiet operation, vandal resistance, life expectancy and overall value. The list provides an overall ‘best’, however it is worth considering the particular needs and budget of your location. The individual product reviews will give you more personalised insights into the best hand dryer for you. If you go to the bottom of the page, you will also find links to the ‘best high-speed’, the ‘best quiet’ and other factors that may be... Read More

08/12/2021
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Review 2021 – Warner Howard Airforce Hand Dryer

The Warner Howard Airforce hand dryer has been the best-selling hand dryer in the UK over the last 14 years. Although its popularity has declined a little in the last few years it still remains one of the most specified, most requested dryers. The Airforce is available in black, polished chrome, brushed satin or white, all finishes are applied to a plastic casing. It has a unique design using 11 jets of air to provide an all-over drying experience. We ask, has the Airforce stood up to the test of... Read More

08/12/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Dryforce Hand Dryer

The Dryflow® Dryforce is fairly unique in the hand dryer world, it is one of the few ‘hands under’ dryers to have a built-in drip tray and backplate to capture all the water and keep floors and walls dry. This is a standard feature of more expensive and larger, ‘blade hands in dryers.’ The Dryforce is available in a Silver or White finish. What was our expert’s overall verdict on this product? From £147.00 + VAT Value The Dryforce is fairly inexpensive at £147 + VAT, especially when you consider... Read More

24/11/2021
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Review 2021 – Puff The Magic Dryer

Puff The Magic Dryer was designed to make drying hands a fun experience for small children. Any teacher or parent will tell you that little ones aren’t always easy to get to wash and dry their hands thoroughly. The Puff dryer comes with a colourful back board and an attractive design on the hand dryer. So what did our expert think? From £469.95 + VAT Value At £469.95 + VAT this is an expensive dryer, the base unit is good quality and the graphics are well done but we think... Read More

24/11/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Elite Hand Dryer

The original Dryflow® Elite is a slimline dryer specifically designed to meet the needs of disabled and child-friendly washrooms. It is marketed as a very quiet, long-life dryer with effective, if not spectacular dry speeds. We put the Dryflow Elite to the test to see how it performs. From £247.50 + VAT Value At £247.50 + VAT this is a mid-priced dryer. Given the fact it has an incredibly long life span and the build quality is excellent, the Dryflow Elite deserves a high score. Dry Speed The Dryflow Elite... Read More

24/11/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Bi-tap Hand Dryer

The Dryflow® Bi-Tap can be purchased as a hand dryer only, as a dual water and soap vessel only or as a complete set. This is a unique product offering dual functionality on the water/soap tap. It is a deck-mounted product and is available in a polished chrome stainless steel finish. Let’s see what our expert thought? From £759.00 + VAT Value The complete Bi-Tap set (including the soap dispenser) is cheaper than the Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry, (which does not include a soap dispenser). The option of buying the Bi-Tap... Read More

15/11/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Tri-tap Hand Dryer

The Dryflow Tri-tap can be purchased on its own as an over the sink hand dryer or as part of a matching set including a soap, water tap and dryer. It was launched slightly after the Dyson Airblade tap to create the complete set of touchless over the sink products. It’s fitted to wall and over a sink or trough. It is available in a polished chrome stainless steel finish. From £759.00 + VAT Value If you already have a sensor tap in place then this is a cheaper option... Read More

09/11/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Slimforce Hand Dryer

The Slimforce is a super-compact, entry-level high speed hand dryer. It is available in a brushed stainless-steel finish. Can a hand dryer this cheap, really be any good? From £84.99 + VAT Value Top marks for value, ok so there are better dryers out there but none at this price. There are dryers that only cost £20-30 more that perform a bit better, but when you consider it is a quarter of the price of a Warner Howard Airforce and 1/10 of the price of a Dyson Airblade, you can’t... Read More

01/10/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® G-Force MKII Hand Dryer

The Dryflow® G-Force Mark II launched 4 years ago as the first-hand dryer in the UK to have a plug-in system. This means that once installed, you don’t have to touch any wires to remove it from the wall. This has the obvious advantage that no electrician is needed if the dryer ever needs replacing and faults can be dealt with in seconds. The dryer incorporates a HEPA filter and adjustable speed motor. It is available in a White (GFM201), Black (GFM204), Brushed Satin (GFM202), or Polished Chrome (GFM203) finish.... Read More

30/09/2021
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Review 2021 – Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry Hand Dryer

The Dyson Hand Dryer and Tap combined into a single, over-the-sink device is a really interesting innovation. The product was designed to solve the issue of water dripping on the floor when someone travels from the sink to the hand dryer and again when they use the dryer. At present none of Dysons other models solve this issue and require an additional tray to be purchased. It also means that no water needs to be stored as it drains straight off the hands and into the sink. The product is... Read More