Who We Are
Imperial Mechanical Building Services (IMBS) are an established, specialist mechanical pipework and plumbing contractor. From our offices in Kent and fabrication centre in Essex, we are ideally placed to serve clients throughout London and the South East of England.
Having been established over 30 years ago, IMBS has acquired years of experience undertaking projects across a wide range of sectors including Banking, Commercial, Education, Hospitality and Residential.
Our services fall into these three categories; Mechanical pipework, Plumbing services and Fabrication
Installation of mechanical pipework is carried out in both commercial and domestic developments. Our welders are highly skilled, with welding being quality controlled as well as complying with welding standards. The sizes of the pipework that we install ranges from 0.5 inches to 24 inches (15 mm to 607 mm). This includes mechanical pipework, heating and chilled pipework, as well as oil lines, gas lines and steam lines. The water temperatures that we are capable of working with covers the spectrum from hot to cold, including chiller systems.
IMBS offers a full plumbing service, that is capable of carrying out specialised processes. IMBS frequently works with live systems that are required to be on 24 hours a day, such as those used in large office and residential blocks.
For live systems, we work with our associates, PHL, to offer hot tapping and the freezing of pipes. The process then enables any repairs and additions to the operation to be carried out without the complete shutdown of a system. The pipe freezing process can be used on pipes with measurements from ½ inch to 36 inches in diameter.
IMBS has a dedicated pipework fabrication plant in Essex, which is the focal point for where all bespoke pipework for our installations is carried out. If required on-side fabrication can also be arranged.
All of our fabrication, whether on or off-site, is subjected to rigorous, non-destructive testing. Where required, testing also includes ultrasound and x-rays testings.
Once pipework has been produced, it is delivered to the site via the IMBS transport team. Amongst the fleet of vehicles is a 40ft arctic lorry that is also available to deliver to the larger projects. This delivery service can be used throughout London, guaranteeing that pipework is always able to arrive at the building site in excellent condition and on time. The service enables us to ensure that the installation occurs to the impeccable timing required for building developments.
With a fully qualified team of pipefitters, plumbers and welders, all of whom are CSCS registered together with our GasSafe registered engineers, we undertake all client liaison, quality control, health & safety and project management to ensure we deliver your project on time and on budget.