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As experts in hygiene, we understand the critical role hand drying plays in maintaining strong hygiene standards. With our range of commercial hand dryers, we offer solutions tailored to fit every budget and requirement.

Many of our hand dryers are equipped with HEPA filters, ensuring maximum hygiene in today's demanding environments. We prioritise energy efficiency, offering sustainable and cost-effective options. Plus, our Plug and Play solutions make maintenance hassle-free.

With installation, service, and direct sale options available, we cater to all needs. Our extensive selection of electric hand dryers ensures that we can provide you with the most suitable products for your needs.

How to Choose the Right Hand Dryer for Your Business

Selecting the right hand dryer for your business is crucial for maintaining high hygiene standards and efficiency. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing a commercial hand dryer:

  • Hygiene Features - Look for hand dryers equipped with HEPA filters to ensure maximum removal of bacteria and viruses from the air. Many units also come with antimicrobial surface features for added hygiene levels.

  • Energy Efficiency - Prioritise energy-efficient models to reduce electricity costs and minimise environmental impact.

  • Speed and Performance - Opt for electric hand dryers with fast drying times to enhance user experience and promote efficiency in high-traffic areas.

  • Durability - Choose durable units that are built to withstand heavy usage over time. Look for models with robust construction and long-lasting components.

  • Installation Options - Consider whether you prefer to purchase outright or opt for a full-service contract. Evaluate installation requirements and compatibility with your existing infrastructure.

  • Budget Considerations - Balance cost-effectiveness with quality to find an air hand dryer that meets your budget while delivering reliable performance.

Explore our hand dryer range

Our extensive range of electric hand dryers are available to buy or rent. Spanning from cost-effective hands-under to premium hands-in blade and jet options, we have the air hand dryer to suit your budget and requirements.

Dyson Airblade V

The Dyson Airblade V hand dryer is compact, ideal for washrooms where space is more limited and for those looking for a hands-under dryer.

Dyson Airblade V

The high performance Dyson Airblade V is ideal for anyone looking for a supremely efficient and hygienic blade hand dryer

  • HEPA filter removes 99.9% of bacteria from the expelled air
  • Durable and suitable for high-traffic washrooms
  • 10 second dry time
  • Antimicrobial coating reduces bacteria cross contamination

Dyson V Airblade features:

  • Dimensions: H 394mm x W 234mm x D 100mm
  • Weight: 2.8kg
  • Motor Type: Dyson digital motor - brushless DC motor
  • Casing Construction: Polycarbonate - ABS casing
  • Antimicrobial coating type: Antimicrobial moulded additive in paint (sprayed nickel) and Antimicrobial moulded additive (white)
  • Operation: Touch free infrared activation
  • Standby power consumption: less than 0.5w
  • Rated Power: 1000w
  • Annual running cost: £35.42*

Dyson Airblade 9kJ

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ is a fast, energy-efficient hand dryer that contains a HEPA filter. It is hygienic with touch free technology and certified by Quiet Mark, ensuring low noise levels.

Dyson Airblade 9kJ

This Dyson hand dryer offers everything the modern washroom could need

  • HEPA filters capture 99.95% of particles,including bacteria and viruses
  • Certified by Quiet Mark
  • Tough and robust
  • Touch-free operation
  • 10 second dry time in Max mode

Dyson 9kJ features:

  • Dimensions: H 500mm x W 450mm x D 100mm
  • Weight: 4.5kg
  • Motor Type: Dyson digital motor - brushless DC motor
  • Power: Eco 650w | Max 900w
  • Operation: Touch free time of flight sensor activation
  • Sound Level (at 1m): Eco77dB | Max 79dB
  • Finishes: Sprayed Nickel
  • Annual running cost: Eco £27.63* l Max £46.75*

Luna Dry

Introducing Luna Dry - the pinnacle of hand drying innovation. With its futuristic Plug & Play® design, Luna Dry revolutionises washroom hygiene effortlessly. Featuring HEPA Clean Air filtration and easy-to-replace filters, it ensures optimal cleanliness with minimal maintenance. Its low energy consumption, and versatile colour options make it a perfect fit for any washroom.

Luna hand dryer

Easy to install, efficient and durable, the Luna Dry will move your washroom into the future

  • HEPA Clean Air intelligent filtration lets you know via the indicator light when the HEPA filter needs replacing to ensure high hygiene standards
  • Plug & Play® Terra 4 installation allows for easy maintenance and upgrades with minimal disruption. An electrician is not required once the Terra4 docking station installed.
  • Brushless and efficient long life low carbon motor
  • The Luna hand dryer costs just £17 per annum to run on the cool air setting

Luna Dry features:

  • Dimensions: H 323mm x W 271mm x D 145mm
  • Weight: 2.6kg
  • Sound Level (at 1m): 72 dB
  • Available in white, satin or black
  • Power: 300w (cool setting) l 700w (warm setting)
  • Annual running cost: £17* cool air l  £30.60*  warm air

 

Terra 4 Docking Station

  • Allows for replacement or upgrade within seconds
  • Electrician not required once Terra4 docking station installed

Luna Dry HEPA Filter

  • HEPA filter in the plug & Play® removes at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mould, bacteria and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns.
  • When the HEPA filter needs replacing, it will tell you it's time.

Luna Mini Dry Plug & Play®

The Luna Mini Dry is a compact, high quality, low-cost electric hand dryer that would be a stunning finish to any washroom. Plug & Play® technology offers an easy to use snap-in/out system, making it easy to replace and upgrade. Its sleek and modern look is matched by its efficient performance.

Luna Mini hand dryer

Unique and innovative design coupled with next generation engineering. Instantly a best in class hand dryer

  • Plug & Play® Technology for quick and easy installation and upgrades. An electrician is not required once the Terra4 docking station is installed.
  • ION PURE antimicrobial dryer cover
  • Compact
  • Ultra-efficient
  • Available in white, satin and black

Luna Mini Dry features:

  • Dimensions: H 264mm x W 230mm x D 134mm
  • Weight: 2.0kg
  • Sound Level (at 1m): 77 dB
  • Power: 800w
  • Annual running cost: £34.00*

ION PURE Technology

ION PURE is a soluble glass solution containing antimicrobial metal ions that’s impregnated into the Luna Mini shell during the manufacturing process – creating a germ and bacteria resistant finish.

How does it work?

Silver and Copper metal ions have antimicrobial properties that kill bacteria. Glass retains metal as ions and releases them gradually in the presence of water or moisture. So, the materials are mixed together to create a solution that can be added to a product at the manufacturing stages – giving it an inbuilt layer of protection against bacteria.

Veltia V7-300

Instead of a fixed air blade, this pioneering hands-in dryer uses over 300 mini air jets to gently massage the moisture from your hands. This unit also features ZeroSmell gel packets that work to mask washroom odours while the unit is in use.

The Veltia V7-300 is a durable air hand dryer, suitable for high-traffic environments.

Veltia V7-300

Hygienic, durable and reliable, the V7-300 hand dryer is a great addition to any modern washroom

  • Durable and suitable for high traffic washrooms
  • Customisable covers available to promote your brand
  • Side guards and drip tray prevents floor and wall damage
  • ZeroSmell gel packet releases a pleasant fragrance when using the hand dryer


Veltia V7-300 features:

  • Dimensions: H 617mm x W 300mm x D 195mm
  • Weight: 9.55kg
  • Air speed: 230mph
  • Sound Level (at 2m): 70dB
  • Dry Time: 10-15 seconds
  • International Protection Rating: IPX1
  • Power: 1760W
  • Annual running cost: £62.33*

VERDEdri

Veltia's innovative VERDEdri is durable, efficient, DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant, and hygienic. It is versatile enough to suit any requirements in any washroom.

VERDEdri hand dryer

The VERDEdri is durable, hygienic and efficient

  • DDA compliant
  • SteriTouch coating inhibits bacteria growth on the surface of the dryer
  • HEPA filter removes 99.9% of bacteria from the expelled air.
  • Low running costs

VERDEdri hand dryer features:

  • Dimensions: H 339mm x W 295mm x D 100mm
  • Weight: 5kg
  • Air speed: 225mph
  • Dry Time: 12 seconds
  • Sound Level (at 1m): 74dB
  • Power: 675W
  • Annual running cost: £28.69*
  • International Protection Rating: IP24

F7 Hand Dryer

Unlike other expensive quiet hand dryers, the Quiet Mark approved F7 holds an enviable range of features in a cost-effective and versatile package.

F7 Hand Dryer

The F7 proves that quiet hand dryers don’t need to be expensive or compromise on quality

  • Quiet Mark approved for operating at low noise levels
  • CleanAir filter removes bacteria from the expelled air
  • Low running costs
  • Variable power and heating output
  • DDA compliant

F7 hand dryer features:

  • Dimensions: H 286mm x W 321mm x D 99mm
  • Weight: 3.1kg
  • Sound Level (at 1m): 70dB
  • Finishes: White, Black or Stainless Steel
  • Power:  200w (unheated) l 1000w (heated)
  • Annual running cost: £8.50* (unheated) l £42.50* (heated)

*All calculations worked out on our highest settings. Based on 150 uses per day, 250 days per annum. Electricity cost charged at £0.34 per kwh.

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Hand dryers are a great way to improve hygiene standards in your premise, but it is important to consider the surrounding area as well. An antibacterial AirGuard backboard and Hand Dryer Mat combination here will prevent the spread of germs and keep your floor free from water damage.

Initial Hand Dryer Service Options

After our trained representative has assessed your specific requirements, they will use this information to help you choose the right hand dryer for your business. Many of our electric hand dryers are available on both outright purchase and serviced contracts, depending on your preference.

Full service

  • Installation
  • Regular servicing
  • Total peace of mind
  • Equipment rental
  • Guarantee

Outright purchase

  • Delivery
  • Equipment ownership

Hand Dryers: Frequently Asked Questions


  • What are hand dryers?

    Hand dryers are devices found in washrooms that use electricity to dry hands. They function by blowing air, either warm or cool, to remove moisture after handwashing.


  • What types of Hand Dryers are available?

    There are various types of hand dryers, each offering unique features and advantages:

    • Traditional Hands-Under Dryers: Users place their hands under the nozzle for drying. They are easy to use and suitable for various washroom settings. Our VERDEdri, F7, Dyson Airblade V and Luna Dry models are hands-under dryers.
    • Hands-In Dryers: Users insert their hands into a chamber for faster drying and thus improved hygiene, such as our Veltia V7-300.
    • Blade hand Dryers: High-speed blades offer a quick dry time. These types of units are perfect for high-traffic areas. See our Dyson Airblade V and Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryers.
    • Jet Dryers: Produce powerful air streams for quick moisture removal. Jet hand dryers, such as the Veltia V7-300 commercial hand dryer are ideal for high-traffic business environments.
    • Compact Dryers: Offer efficient hand drying in a compact size, great for where space is limited, for instance, our Luna Mini Dry unit.

  • How should I choose a hand dryer?

    Consider factors such as drying speed, energy efficiency, noise level, and hygienic features. The best choice depends on your specific needs, preferences, and the setting in which the dryer will be used.

    See our guidelines on what factors to consider when choosing the right hand dryer for your business.


  • What are the benefits of Hand Dryers?

    Electric hand dryers offer various benefits, particularly from an eco-friendly, cost-effective and hygienic perspective:

    • Cost Savings: Hand dryers eliminate the ongoing expense of purchasing and restocking paper towels, resulting in significant long-term cost savings. By investing in energy efficient air hand dryers that use less electricity, such as our Luna range, you also save on your electricity bill.
    • Environmental Sustainability: By reducing paper waste and energy consumption, hand drying machines contribute to environmental conservation efforts and promote sustainability.
    • Improved Hygiene: High-performance hand dryers equipped with HEPA filters, such as our Dyson hand dryers, effectively remove bacteria and viruses from the air, enhancing hygiene standards in washrooms.
    • Convenience and Efficiency: Units that provide quick dry times enhance user experience in busy facilities.
    • Space-saving Design: Compact models, like the hands-under Dyson Airblade V save valuable space in washroom layouts, allowing for efficient use of available square footage.
    • Various options available: With a wide range of models and features available, businesses can choose the right hand dryer that best suits their specific requirements and preferences.

  • How hygienic are hand dryers?

    Automatic hand dryers are sensor-activated, reducing the need to touch surfaces and lowering the risk of spreading germs. Many of our models such as our Luna Dry range and our VERDEdri models contain an antimicrobial coating that inhibits the growth of bacteria ensuring an added level of hygiene in your washroom.

    Hand dryers that contain a HEPA filter help to remove bacteria from the air that they use to dry your hands. Both of the Dyson hand dryers, as well as our Luna Dry and VERDEdri units, have built-in HEPA filters.

    Making sure hands are not wet prevents potential germs from escaping from the washroom. We recommend using hand sanitiser after drying hands to achieve extra protection.

    For more information on the hygiene merits of commercial hand dryers, see our guide for how you can create a safer washroom.


  • Do hand dryers save money?

    Running costs vary between different makes and models. Newer models, such as the Luna Dry, are more energy efficient, costing as little as £17 per year to run*. Older, less energy efficient electric hand dryers may cost upwards of £30 a month to run, so our newer dryers can help you save money in the long run.

    Although the initial cost of hand dryers is higher compared to paper towel dispensers, they are typically more cost-effective over time. This is because of the reduced operational costs of restocking and disposing of paper towels.

    *All calculations worked out on our highest settings. Based on 150 uses per day, 250 days per annum. Electricity cost charged at £0.34 per kwh.


  • Do hand dryers use a lot of electricity?

    This depends on the make and model; some electric hand dryers have a high wattage requirement which means that they will use more energy, while modern hand dryers are designed to be more energy efficient. Drying hands with warm air will require more power versus cold air hand dryers, which will require less electricity.

    For instance, our Luna Dry model uses 300W on the cool air setting, while its warm setting will use 700W. More robust units used in high-traffic washrooms will consume more energy than smaller, more compact units, or modules used in areas that receive less usage.


  • Are hand dryers better than paper towels?

    The hygiene levels of hand dryers versus paper towels is often a debated topic. Paper towels and hand dryers offer different benefits so it is impossible to say one is objectively “better”. This depends on the requirements of your business, such as energy efficiency, financial, environmental and usage considerations. If you wish to compare our dryers with our paper towels, see our paper towel range.


  • What is the lifespan of a hand dryer?

    Entering into a service contract will ensure that you always have a working commercial hand dryer as we will repair any faults. How long a hand dryer will last for is dependent on a number of factors, including daily usage. We have a range of durable units, including the Luna Dry, which lasts for 5000 hours of use.

Achieve proper hand hygiene in three steps

1. Handwashing

The first step in the hand hygiene process is proper handwashing. Using soap while adhering to our handwashing guide will remove a large amount of pathogens from your hands.

See our range of soaps and take the first step towards better hand hygiene.

Download our hand hygiene poster: Recommended hand hygiene steps to prevent the spread of viruses

2. Hand Drying

Even when you’ve managed to wash away any hand pathogens with soap, you need to remove residual moisture to stop them from reappearing. If you leave the washroom with wet hands then you create a breeding ground for the same pathogens to re-emerge.

Our range of hand drying options spans from traditional roller and paper towels all the way to ultra-hygienic hand dryers with in-built air filters.

3. Hand Sanitising

Finally, when your hands have been properly washed and dried, apply hand sanitiser for extra protection. This will prevent your hands from quickly becoming a pathogen hotspot.

To cope with the recent unprecedented spike in demand, we have made a number of new additions to our hand sanitiser range. This ensures that we can help to safeguard the nation’s hand hygiene.

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