Entries by Hotcost

September 2017 Newsletter

Quick Links   24% growth in UK M&E contracting Sector The UK market for mechanical and electrical (M&E) contracting has increased by almost 25% since 2012, following a period of sustained growth from 2013 onwards. The was driven by a buoyant new build market, with rising output in the office and infrastructure sectors in particular. […]

August 2017 Newsletter

Quick Links Phenolic foam board cladding system fails fire test A fourth aluminium cladding material system has failed the Government’s fire safety testing regime set up after the London Grenfell disaster. The latest cladding system using phenolic foam board insulation with an ACM system filled with a fire retardant polyethylene material has failed the large-scale fire test. Already […]

5 reasons to visit the ED&I Expo

5 reasons to visit the ED&I Expo Hotcost are delighted to be attending the ED&I Expo at the NEC in Birmingham on 6th-7th September 2017, you can find us at Stand 128, and here are 5 reasons you should be attending too.       AWARENESS | EXPERIENCE | UNDERSTANDING With hundreds of products and […]

July 2017 Newsletter

Quick Links Extra Tests for cladding and insulation following Grenfell fire The government has ordered further tests on cladding and insulation in the wake of the Grenfell fire. The extra tests will help landlords decide on any remedial action needed to make buildings safer. These large scale tests will help establish how different types of […]

This month Hotcost were featured on Electrical Contracting News

This month Hotcost were featured on Electrical Contracting News website discussing the ED&I Expo. The ED&I Expo is the UK’s new national trade show for the electrical industry and is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 6th-7th September, the show will provide hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of brands, learning opportunities and networking events. […]

June 2017 Newsletter

Quick Links Grenfell Tower fire probe focuses on cladding Fire investigators will focus on how the Grenfell tower blaze spread so rapidly jumping up the exterior of the building from the fourth floor to top in just 15 minutes. A key area of investigation will be the common rainscreen system used on the Grenfell Tower, which is designed to […]

May 2017 Newsletter

Workloads powering ahead for M&E specialists Business is booming in the M&E sector with 88% of contractors expecting their workloads to rise or stay steady during the current quarter. The latest bullish sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey found 79% of engineering services saw turnover increase or remain stable during the first quarter of the year.Hundreds […]

ED&I Expo – Hotcost is going! Are you?

The UK’s Newest Electrical Design & Install Show This year Hotcost will be attending the ED&I Expo which is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, on the 6th-7th September 2017. The Electrical Design and Install Expo (ED&I) provides a unique opportunity for those involved in the electrical industry to come together under one roof. The […]