About UsFre-Flo Mechanical is fast approaching its 25th trading anniversary. Established in 1993 by Ian Higgins, a time served Plumbing and Heating Engineer, Fre-Flo has grown into a company capable of delivering large scale, complete mechanical solutions on time and within budget. Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire Fre-Flo are able to offer nationwide mechanical installations developed from tender stage, right through to handover using our in-house design team and customer friendly aftercare. Our team consists of highly trained, highly skilled managers, designers, supervisors and site operatives all fully qualified in their respective field. With a wealth of experience in all aspects of mechanical services we specialise in legislation and compliance of all recognised industry standards. Our Services include but are not limited to;
- Plumbing Installations
- LPHW Heating Installations
- Domestic and Commercial Gas
- Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Natural Ventilation
- Mechanical Controls Installations
- Above Ground Drainage
Our ProjectsPlease explore some of our recent nationwide projects in which we have provided tailored mechanical solutions to suit the needs of our clients.
Abaco Systems TowcesterAbaco was started and completed in 2017 for HP construction. Fre-Flo carried out the full design and installation of the mechanical services. The project consisted of an extension incorporating an office/amenity block and a large production area served by a large air handling unit and chilled water system.
The mechanical services package consisted of the following services; Plumbing and Heating, Soil and Waste, Mechanical Ventilation, Humidity Control, Air Conditioning, Chilled Water, Controls, Compressed Air and Insulation. The net project value was £650,000.00
Wakefield Hub - NHSThe Wakefield Hub was started and completed in 2016 for Conroy Brook Construction. Fre-Flo carried out the full installation of the mechanical services.
The project was a conversion of the old Quest nightclub into an NHS mental Health facility. The mechanical services package consisted of the following services; Plumbing and Heating, Soil and Waste, Mechanical Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Controls and Insulation. The net project value was £450,000.00
Goldthorpe Primary SchoolGoldthorpe Primary School was started and completed in 2016 for Robertson Construction Ltd. Fre-Flo carried out the full design and installation of the mechanical services.
The mechanical services package consisted of the following services; Plumbing and Heating, Renewable Energy (Biomass), Soil and Waste, Mechanical Ventilation, Underfloor Heating, Air Conditioning, Controls and Insulation. The net project value was £950,000.00
Thorpe's JoinerySituated in Market Harborough, Thorpe’s joinery recently opened a new, state of the art joinery facility containing a two storey office block, amenity block and mezzanine level workshops. Fre-Flo carried out the design and build works, providing full mechanical solutions to the offices, amenity block and mezzanine level facilities.
An exposed mechanical look was adopted within the office block and mezzanine level with all installed services on show in full view. Fre-Flo worked alongside the project architects to ensure the mechanical works complimented the building theme. The project consisted of the installation of external services, domestic water services, sanitary ware, mechanical ventilation and air conditioning.
Sheffield University – AMRCThe Sheffield University owned Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre is home to three ongoing projects in which Fre-Flo have undertaken the full design and build of the mechanical works; Royce Translational Centre, The Laboratory of Verification and Validation and The Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Centre.
Working alongside Consultants and University Professors Fre-Flo has carried out traditional plumbing and heating, natural ventilation, mechanical ventilation, controls, compressed air and air conditioning works. In addition to these works we have assisted in designing and installing testing facilities such as a 256,000 litre water test tank. The overall project value is estimated to be in the region of £2,400,000.00
NUM SheffieldSituated next to Sheffield City Hall, the former National Union of Miners building has stood unoccupied since the late 1980’s. Fre-Flo are currently carrying out the mechanical works as part of the refurbishment, transforming the building into state of the art office facilities situated above three restaurant units.
Fre-Flo have been responsible for the design and build of the external services, domestic water services, sanitary ware, air conditioning, ventilation and controls system.
Fre-Flo offer a complete mechanical services package from tender to aftercare. Our in-house divisions share a wealth of knowledge in a wide range of mechanical services. We pride ourselves in being able to offer competitively priced solutions to cater for almost any mechanical requirements.
This provides perfectly co-ordinated, fully guaranteed installations.
Our project Management teams have a wealth of experience across a variety of mechanical aspects and as a result our client’s expectations are met and delivered on time and within budget.
Meet the Team
Ian HigginsHaving served a Plumbing and Heating apprenticeship as a school leaver, Ian has over 40 years’ experience in the mechanical services industry. Ian previously worked for large mechanical companies for many years designing ∓ managing projects from inception to completion. In 1993 Ian established Fre-Flo Plumbing and Heating Ltd and has overseen it’s day to day operations ever since. For over 25 years Fre-Flo has continually grown into a company capable of delivering large scale mechanical installations, on time, to the highest of standards.
James HigginsHaving served a Plumbing and Heating apprenticeship as a school leaver with Fre-Flo, James has over 15 years’ experience in the mechanical services industry. James has a wealth of site and management based experience. Upon completion of his apprentice James focused his attention to the design of large mechanical installations. James’ role within the company includes but is not limited to full mechanical design and contract management. James recently became a director of the company.
Jake LeeHaving served an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration apprenticeship shortly after leaving school, Jake has over 10 years’ experience in the mechanical services industry. Having worked for large air conditioning and facilities management companies Jake moved to Fre-Flo to manage the in-house air conditioning division of the company. Jake continues to work in this capacity whilst overseeing mechanical installations in a project management role.
David ChambersDavid is a time served Plumbing and Heating Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the mechanical services industry. Following years of onsite supervisory experience, David moved to Fre-Flo in 2014 to pursue an office based Project Engineering role. David is heavily involved in projects from tender stage to completion ensuring projects run smoothly and are delivered on time.
Lisa BadgerLisa has worked for Fre-Flo for over 20 years co-ordinating the day to day activities of engineers whilst working within the administration department.
Nina DaileyNina has worked for Fre-Flo from being a school leaver, learning accounting in a trainee role. With over 20 years’ experience in administration and accountancy, Nina runs the day to day operations of the accountancy department.
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Fre Flo Plumbing and Heating Services Ltd
Unit 29 Jessops Riverside
800 Brightside Lane