Hand Dryer Advice Centre

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The Cost-Effectiveness of Hand Dryers: A Financial Analysis

In today’s world, cost is an important consideration for businesses and public facilities. While hand dryers might seem like a more expensive option than paper towels, it’s important to consider the long-term financial benefits. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the cost-effectiveness of hand dryers, and help you make an informed decision. At first glance, hand dryers might seem like a more expensive option. They require an initial investment, and some models can be more expensive than others. However, over the long term, the best hand dryers... Read More

Great Hand Dryers For The Home 03/11/2022

4 Great Hand Dryers For The Home

Outlined in an article in The Daily Mail and backed up by the NHS, bathroom towels and mats are probably one of the most unhygienic items in the home. Why? Because they retain moisture allowing bacteria to breed and are used in the most germ ridden areas of the house; collecting feces and other bacteria substances from the hands, face and body. These bacteria can be spread from person to person as the towel is used by multiple people.  Just washing the towel is not enough, you have to do it at the... Read More


Recommended Installation Heights For Hand Dryers?

With the arrival of many different types of hand dryers to the UK market, including blade hand dryers, high speed hand dryers and hybrid hand dryers, you may have become less clear about the correct installation heights. Don’t worry this blog gives you the general recommended heights for hand dryers, whatever the type of dryer or whether it is for a installation in a male, female, disabled or children’s washroom (age specific). Make sure to also check out our blog post detailing the recommended installation heights for hair dryers too! Standard recommended... Read More

Are Hand Dryers Hygienic? 01/11/2022
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Are Hand Dryers Hygienic?

Updated Nov 2022 – 4 min read The question of whether hand dryers are hygienic?’ has been put under the spotlight since the outbreak of the pandemic. The answer is a resounding YES! Hand dryers are approved for use in public areas by the WHO, CDC and all International governments. Japanese and German Governments give hand dryers approval When the pandemic started both the Japanese and German governments instructed a vigorous review of the data on hand dryers and paper towels to be on the side of caution, both have... Read More

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Which are the best hand dryers for disabled washrooms?

When selecting hand dryers for disabled washrooms there are a number of considerations: Installation height Spray pattern of the dryer Wet floors Size of the unit Noise output Installation height of hand dryers in disabled washrooms Firstly, the height the hand dryer is installed. Disabled doesn’t necessarily mean wheelchair user, therefore there are a whole range of potential positions the users may be accessing the hand dryer from. The hand dryer will have a different recommended installation height depending on whether it is a ‘blade’ hands in hand dryer like the Dyson... Read More


5 Reasons To Buy From The Energy Technology List (ETL)

Buying new energy efficient equipment? With the seemingly never-ending rises in the cost of energy hitting businesses bottom line in has never been more important to install the most energy efficient products possible and take advantage of government support where it’s on offer. Helping deliver resource, energy and financial savings – improving cash flow as well! Manufacturers or suppliers with products that qualify for the Energy Technology List (ETL) are able to demonstrate that they provide energy efficient equipment. Intelligent Hand Dryers (Intelligent Facility Solutions) are proud to have a... Read More


Why Electrical Wholesalers Love Working With Us

Right now, there’s a surging demand for electric hand dryers. This is due to a combination of post-pandemic building work picking up again after two years of stop-start projects, and exploding energy bills for organisations. Put simply, the cost of paper towels is going through the roof, due to the high levels of energy and resources required to produce them, and businesses are feeling the bite. For example, an office with 50 people will now find its annual expenditure on paper towels has risen from £1,150 to an average of... Read More

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Review 2022 – Dryflow® Viska Hand Dryer

Viska is Swedish for whisper, so as you might expect the Dryflow® Viska has been designed and is marketed as the ‘World’s Quietest Hand Dryer’. What’s the point of having a quiet hand dryer if it doesn’t work fast enough?  We have reviewed all brands and types, to find out which one will suit your needs best. From £399.00 + VAT Viska Value At £399 + VAT the Dryflow® Viska is at the upper end of the mid-price bracket. Given that is has a 10-year warranty on parts and labour... Read More


What we know about facility managers (and how we work with them).

We’ve been working closely with facility managers since the day we launched back in 2012, and one thing has always been clear – when it comes to hand dryers and washroom accessories, the people responsible for keeping a building running like a well-oiled machine want products for life, with free repairs, lifetime guarantees, reliability, and durability. We also know that quick turnarounds are a top priority when it comes to delivery, free repairs, spares and replacements. However, in recent years, we’ve also seen sustainability and energy efficiency move further up... Read More


Award-winning nightclub chooses Intelligent Hand Dryers for their toilet refurbishment.

We have decided to start featuring some of our wonderful customers in our blog. This week we feature the multi-award-winning Night Owl Club and Restaurant in Digbeth, Birmingham and now Finsbury Park, London. We supplied both Night Owl locations with Jetforce PRO Hand Dryers and Alcohol Gel Dispensers. Arith Liyanage, the Director and Founder explains the ethos of his Nightclubs and why he chose Intelligent Hand Dryers. ‘We are dedicated to providing a great experience to everyone who walks through our doors, from the friendly welcome our team give to... Read More