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More information about Site Heaters

Site Heaters

Keeping your construction site warm and comfortable becomes a priority when the temperature drops. That's where our range of Site Heaters comes in, specifically designed to tackle the chill on any construction site. Our collection of site heaters, including heavy-duty kerosene/diesel heaters, 110V & space heaters, are specifically designed for the diverse heating needs of construction sites.

Our collection of Temporary Site Heaters is diverse, offering various models to suit different needs and spaces. Each heater in our range is selected for its robustness, safety, and ease of use – because we know that simplicity and reliability are key on site.

Gas-fired and direct-fired diesel heaters in our range are the real workhorses for producing a significant amount of warm air. Their capability to cover large areas makes them ideal for construction sites, ensuring the chill doesn't slow down your team’s progress. Alongside our range of 110v products that align with the standard site safety practices, these heaters seamlessly add to your existing setup.

Different Types of Temporary Construction Site Heaters

110v Ceramic Heaters

These are perfect for enclosed spaces like site offices or indoor work areas. Ceramic heaters provide steady and comfortable heat, making them ideal for spaces that require consistent warming without a strong air current. Their 110v compatibility ensures they meet standard site safety practices.

110v Infrared Heaters

These heaters are ideal for targeted heating and are great for outdoor or semi-outdoor areas. Infrared heaters deliver direct heat to specific spots, making them efficient for warming up individual workstations or small groups of workers, without heating the surrounding air.

Kerosene/Diesel Space Warmers

For large, open, and well-ventilated areas, these space warmers are the top choice. They generate a high amount of warm air, effectively heating extensive spaces. These heaters are particularly useful for outdoor areas or large structures where powerful heating is needed.

Industrial Fan Heaters

These heaters are versatile and suitable for various site conditions. Industrial fan heaters can quickly warm up medium to large areas and are especially useful in spaces requiring rapid heating. They are robust and designed to withstand the rigors of a construction environment.

Things to consider:

When purchasing heaters for a construction site, it's important to consider several key factors to ensure they meet your specific needs effectively:

  • Heating Capacity: Choose a heater with the right power output for the size of the area you need to heat. Larger spaces will require higher BTU (British Thermal Unit) or kW-rating heaters.
  • Type of Heater: Consider the type of heater based on the site's needs. Electric ceramic heaters are ideal for enclosed spaces, infrared heaters for targeted warmth, kerosene/diesel heaters for large, open areas, and industrial fan heaters for rapid heating.
  • Power Source and Voltage: Ensure the heater’s power source is compatible with your site. For most UK sites, 110v heaters are preferred for safety. For kerosene/diesel heaters, ensure you have the means to store and handle the fuel safely.
  • Safety Features: Look for heaters with safety features such as overheat protection, tip-over switches, and protective grills. Ensure they conform to relevant safety standards and regulations.
  • Portability and Size: Consider how easily you can move the heater. Portable heaters are ideal if you need to move them around the site. Also, consider the size and storage of the heater when not in use.
  • Ventilation Requirements: For combustion heaters like kerosene/diesel models, ensure there is adequate ventilation to prevent the build-up of harmful fumes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most efficient construction site heater?

Determining the most efficient construction site heater depends on the specific needs of the site, including the size of the area to be heated, insulation, and power availability. However, in terms of energy efficiency and effectiveness, electric heaters, particularly infrared, are often considered among the most efficient for several reasons.

Infrared Heaters provide direct heat to objects and people rather than warming the air. This direct heating method is more efficient in outdoor or poorly insulated areas as it reduces heat loss to the surrounding air.

Are heaters on a construction site safe?

Heaters on a construction site can be safe when used correctly, but they do require careful consideration and adherence to safety guidelines due to the unique hazards of a construction environment. Here are key points to ensure safety when using heaters on a construction site:

  • Correct Usage: Always use heaters as intended by the manufacturer. Misuse can lead to accidents and fires.
  • Proper Placement: Heaters should be placed on stable, level ground and away from flammable materials such as wood, paint, and solvents. There should be a safe distance between the heater and any combustible material.
  • Adequate Ventilation: When using fuel-burning heaters like kerosene or diesel heaters, ensure there's adequate ventilation to prevent the build-up of harmful fumes.

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