Richfords expands up country


Redruth-based Richfords Fire & Flood is opening a new depot, in the Thames Valley.

The expansion is in response to the widespread flooding in the south east at the beginning of last year.

Householders and businesses were left bailing out buildings and coping with sodden furniture and equipment.

Richfords teams travelled up from Cornwall to help deal with a number of situations, including flooding at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey.

Because of the size of workload at that time, the firm is now opening a new depot at Aldermaston, in Berkshire, which will enable the technicians to respond much faster than ever before.

The new facility will house a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, from small dehumidifiers right up to trailer-mounted machines that can produce large volumes of dry air at a range of temperatures and humidities.

Business development director, Michael Cooper, said: “Our customers have asked us to bring our drying technology and skills nearer to high-risk areas. So, this depot is the best way of responding to those needs.”