James Marvin


Recycling Centres in Sheffield – Search Tool

Find locations in Sheffield that will recycle everything from standard plastic bottles to mascara wands using the search tool below We are excited to finally share with the world our new recycling search tool. This is something we’ve been working on behind the scenes for the last couple of months with the aim to make recycling in Sheffield that much easier for everyone. And this was especially a priority with the comments and questions received on our Sheffield plastics recycling guide This new recycling search database not only includes your... Read More


Download free covid safe signage for your facilities

 03/02/2021 Covid-safe signage is an extremely important reminder for people to maintain distance, wear masks, use hand sanitiser and consider others. Download yours for free below. We are doing our bit where possible to support businesses with free resources to help keep costs down. In Sheffield we have been providing free alcohol gel dispensing systems to local charities, schools and businesses. We know many organisations are struggling to keep afloat amid the never ending lockdowns. It’s very important that buildings are as safe as possible but its cost that most of us can... Read More


Alcohol Hand Gel – 7 Things You Need to Know

Hand sanitiser gel and liquids are common place now in all venues, from commercial buildings and schools, to private homes. But do you know the basics to make sure every time you apply it, it’s fully safe and effective? Do you know what’s even better than applying it for clean, protected hands? This post and infographic give you what you need to know. The above infographic is free to use as long as the original source is referenced via a link to this post. Does it matter what % Alcohol is... Read More


Is fogging or UV Plasma air sterilisation the best option for my workplace?

Responsible and also savvy employers will be aware that protecting their staff from infection will be positive for morale and their bottom line, even in normal times workplace absenteeism is very costly. So, investing in additional hygiene measures will doubtless save businesses much more than it costs. But what are the options that do the best job, are safe and cost effective? Find out more below. The above infographic is free to use as long as the original source is referenced via a link to this post. We are now in... Read More


3 Design Errors in Commercial Washrooms

There are plenty of design mistakes one can make at washrooms and toilet cubicles, the Internet is full of epic fails of this. We wish to highlight three less known possibilities that we have personally encountered ourselves and that could have been easily avoided. 1) The wrong toilet paper dispenser Our philosophy is based on always trying to communicate that any washroom fitting or appliance must be appropriate for the location and user traffic. Calculating the capacity of the accessory in relation to the facilities footfall can save costs and... Read More

Comparison of Koala Baby Changing Tables

We have already detailed the main features to look for in a commercial baby changing table. If one knows the measurements and needs of the location, comparing product specifications is a useful method to make a decision. Since Koala Kare has a varied range of baby changing tables, we are going to display all of their models. This brand is a Bobrick division that has become one of the top manufacturers specialised in child care products for commercial washrooms. Comparison of Koala Baby Changing Tables The Koala changing tables that we supply and mention... Read More

Energy efficiency in our workplace

As this week is Big Energy Saving Week, we decided to carry out a brief audit on the energy use in our office, in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint as a business. An effort we are going full steam ahead with this year, with a number of initiatives and products in the works… (more to come on this!) Most of the information available online in relation to energy efficiency covers the home, but there isn’t too much out there on the workplace. So, we’ve collated our own energy... Read More

Which Hair Dryer for Demanding Locations? Valera Hotello Super or Mediclinics Machflow?

At high traffic locations, any commercial hair dryer must be equipped with a long-life motor as well as a hard-wearing manufacture to bear the heavy use of tens of visitors per day. As we explained in our Guide to Choose a Commercial Hair Dryer, heavy duty hair dryers are designed to last from 2,000 to 10,000 hours. We currently supply two wall mounted hair dryers made by top brands in the field, Valera Swiss and Mediclinics, which will be suitable for public locations such as leisure centres, big swimming pools,... Read More

Which Hand Dryer? Dyson Airblade V HU02 or the Dryflow G-Force MKII?

The hand dryer market is always advancing in revolutionary technology to keep dry speeds fast, energy levels low, noise levels at a minimum and construction solid.  Although not the most complicated job of an electrician’s repertoire, anything that can make the job of installing hand dryers easier and quicker is welcomed.  Also, making sure they can come at any stage of a new washroom fit out makes their diary easier to manage. No more waiting for painting to be finished before fitting etc. From a maintenance point of view, keeping... Read More

The G-Force v the Kangarillo hand dryer review

This week we have decided to review the Kangarillo hand dryer and G-Force hand dryer. The G-Force has recently been launched onto the UK market at a comparable price to the Kangarillo, a hand dryer that has become popular in the UK over the last couple of years. Performance The Kangarillo is a Chinese manufactured replica of the Xlerator hand dryer, Xlerator is made in the USA that was launched about 12 years ago. The Kangarillo achieves a similar performance to the Xlerator albeit the airflow is not quite as... Read More