Berkshire Fortress: Royale installs cooling systems into bomb-proof data centre

Posted: Nov 15, 2019

Businesses of all kinds require heating and cooling, and sometimes we’re privileged to provide solutions for some truly unique companies and places.

Recently, Royale was brought on board to provide its expertise to quite a special company. The Bunker, part of Cyberfort Group, provides corporate data storage from its military-grade secure data centres in Berkshire and Kent. But what does ultra-secure data storage have to do with cooling solutions, you say?

That’s where we come in.

Cyberfort Group: Solving a modern data challenge

Buying done better: Three points on temperature control in a retail environment

Posted: Aug 02, 2019

Today we’re looking at the retail sector. It’s far from a secret that HVAC systems are important in maximising sales and customer satisfaction, but how, and why? It’s big business, after all; estimates on the commercial refrigeration equipment market alone show it to be worth nearly fifty billion Dollars by 2025.

So, let’s see what the fuss is all about. Specifically, how does air-conditioning affect customer behaviour, and how practical is it as an investment from a business owner’s perspective?  

Point one: Buyer behaviour

Air in there: How HVAC systems make office staff happier and more productive

Posted: Jul 01, 2019

Air quality: it matters. We spend around 90% of our time on average indoors, and the degree of comfort we enjoy in our workplaces is a serious deal indeed – people tire when hot, and studies show as much as a 4% drop on productivity per degree of increased temperature above average indoors. Shoppers, too, are happier when premises are cooled, spending more time purchasing and browsing.

Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) Scheme for Business Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems

Posted: Jul 01, 2019

Ask any business or organisation: cash flow matters! Whether you’re retail or corporate, small or large, it’s always on the mind of decision-makers and owners.

Investing is, however, worthy; a study on the value of improving air quality in offices found the annual increase in productivity to be worth at least ten times as much as the annual increase in energy and maintenance costs.

Decades in the making: Royale’s roots and our path to the present

Posted: May 29, 2019

It’s been a long road to the present day for Royale! Since our inception in 1987 we’ve grown from a two-person operation to the thriving family we’re so proud of today.

Family matters.

It was 1987; a special year! Royale was born on a fateful, probably rainy day, founded by the company’s original directors Nick Sheppard and David Cullinane.

Meet the team: Just a few of the special individuals who work at Royale

Posted: Apr 15, 2019

We work more than a little magic at Royale, so it’s time to talk about the important people behind the service we’re so proud of! Many of our employees have been with us for over twenty years – a massive privilege in a world where many move around every few years.

That kind of long experience is simply irreplaceable, and it’s a huge factor in the close, personable support we’re able to offer our clients – be they single projects or extended maintenance contracts.

Gary Millard, Operations Manager

The intriguing past and important future of air conditioning technology

Posted: Jan 02, 2019

It sounds incredible, at first glance. You mean we can control the weather, make it hotter or cooler at will? As the saying goes, ‘advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’!

While we’re all familiar with air conditioning as a modern piece of technology, it must’ve been a different story entirely when it was first invented. From fans to theatres, quite a lot went on.

Today we’re taking a step back to that time. Air conditioning has changed and shaped the world to where we are today, and its impact on industry, the home, and the environment are profound.