Entries by Hotcost

April 2017 Newsletter

‘London’s biggest mechanical job goes ahead, there are new innovations in lighting control and security, punctuality is key for tradespeople and MP’s praise new gas safety technology’   Quick Links London’s biggest mechanical services job goes ahead in London Docklands The future of lighting control Punctuality is most influential when hiring tradespeople Introducing the new […]

Secure estimating from Hotcost Limited

Understanding the tender documentation is essential for any project and is a must for any estimator. Some aspects of the requirements may be very familiar but others may be new and sometimes pioneering. It is therefore vital for estimators to be alert and knowledgeable. An estimator needs to expect the unexpected and they need to […]

March 2017 Newsletter

‘A massive project goes into planning in Manchester, Engineering Services sector ends 2016 on a high, Schneider Electric opens their Customer Experience Centre and a new skills partnership is established’   Quick Links Plans in for Manchester £1.3bn vertical village towers Engineering Services sector ends 2016 on a high Installers encourage interest in smart home […]

Featured Product – Crabtree launches progressive wiring accessories range

Crabtree launches progressive wiring accessories range Range includes over 300 new products designed for commercial installations Crabtree, the UK-based wiring accessories company, has launched a new product range called Instinct. The range, specifically designed to improve the installation experience and aesthetics in commercial projects, contains over 300 products with new innovations and benefits within sockets, fuse connection units […]

February 2017 Newsletter

‘February sees new energy reforms helping households stay warm, a new gas safety certification gets launched and the construction industry continues growth as project and employment levels hit record highs’   Quick Links Energy reforms will help more households stay warm Construction skills boosted with apprentice sponsorship scheme New gas safety certification scheme launched Housing […]

Featured Product – Herald: Flexible boiler technology

Our latest blog post features the new range of Herald floor standing commercial boilers from Lochinvar Limited. The Herald range compromises of 8 different models offering outputs from 41 to 228 kW at 50/30°C system design. Each model features a 316l stainless steel heat exchanger that greatly improves resilience to corrosion and is supported by […]

January 2017 Newsletter

‘The New Year see’s some major new projects get approved, schools are invited to raise awareness and there’s praise as industry members help those in need’   Quick Links Funding secured for £100m London Stratford Tower Praise for electrician’s generous deed Schools invited to help raise awareness of CO Assembly motion supports Electrical Safety UK […]

December 2016 Newsletter

‘The festive season brings some festive cheer as some exciting projects are given the go-ahead, there’s a safety warning from the Gas Safe Register and a new report assesses the future of electrical contracting’ Quick Links Winner chosen for lighting London bridges Report highlights role of heat pumps in future UK heat policy World’s worst […]

Steps for accurate estimating

You have the tender documents and now you have to produce an estimate. So, another tedious and time-consuming task lies ahead. You go through the drawings, you analyse the bill of quantities, and you scrutinise the specifications. Then before you start work on the project, you check that all-important date. The deadline date. Now you […]

November 2016 Newsletter

‘As Winter approaches there’s positive news following Brexit vote, some big projects are given the go-ahead and a campaign to protect elderly people in their homes’   Quick Links Go-ahead to turn iconic Waterloo terminal into shopping mall ECA poll finds increasing number of businesses see turnover rise following Brexit vote Plumbers’ merchants market forecast […]