Our Glasgow Office is Now Open!

Our Glasgow Office is Now Open!

Hotcost are very pleased and proud to announce the opening of our new office based in Glasgow.

Due to the continued growth in 2016 and 2017, we are extremely excited to open our new office in Glasgow. This new location will enable us to continue to provide our quality, comprehensive and cost-effective estimates for Electrical & Mechanical companies in Scotland.

For more information please call us on 0800 052 6115 or email client@hotcost.co.uk

Join us at Ireland’s Electrical Trade Event 2017

Join us at Ireland’s Electrical Trade Event 2017

Hotcost invite you to Ireland’s Electrical Trade Event 2017 at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th of October.

Join us at our stand, Stand 30, where you can chat to us about our professional fixed fee estimating service.

Register your details with us at the event to receive double loyalty points when you complete your first project and be in with the chance to win a Mondello Race Experience.

For more information about Ireland’s only Electrical Trade Event and register for fast track entry click here.

Hotcost Limited at the ED&I Expo

Hotcost Limited at the ED&I Expo

Hotcost Limited would like to thank each and every one of you that came to visit us at our stand at the ED&I Expo at the NEC in Birmingham last week. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of you and we look forward to working with you in the future…


Hotcost Limited at the ED&I Expo

Hotcost Limited at the ED&I Expo


Hotcost Limited at the ED&I Expo

Hotcost Limited at the ED&I Expo


If you missed us at the show don’t worry you can still get in touch with us to discuss all your electrical and mechanical needs.

Also keep an eye on our website and social media channels for news regarding upcoming shows.

Major Brands to showcase new products and innovations at ED&I Expo

Major Brands to showcase new products and innovations at ED&I Expo

The ED&I Expo takes place at the NEC Birmingham on the 6th & 7th of September 2017 and major electrical brands have been announced to showcase their latest products and innovations at the show.

Just some of the major brands on display will be:

  • CP Electronics – Showcasing a range of new lighting control products by CP Electronics – a brand of Legrand – will be on display at this year’s ED&I. The company will be launching its mid-range presence detector, EBDMR, and its RAPID scene control solutions.
  • Legrand – From eye-catching and innovative wiring devices through to state-of-the-art power distribution and cable management, Legrand, global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, says it will be showcasing its expansive product portfolio for electrical professionals at the show.
  • Scolmore – Electrical wiring and lighting specialist Scolmore will be showcasing a diverse range of new products at ED&I Expo.
  • Epson – Epson will be demonstrating its complete LabelWorks range of printers, Epson says its LabelWorks handheld label printers are ideal for electrical and IT engineers, maintenance contractors, builders and plumbers.
  • Goodlight – Goodlight, the award-winning brand by LED Eco Lights, is launching a brand new architectural range of LED ceiling panels alongside the new Chroma, an all-in-one multi-purpose integrated LED downlighter.
  • PremSpec – Manufacturer of high quality electrical products, PremSpec will launch key new lines for the company including a new range of single phase PremShield consumer units with the company’s new three-phase, British-built switch gear.
  • Flex Connectors – Just one of the many top names gracing the show floor of the UK’s new national electrical trade show, Flex Connectors will be exhibiting its expansive range of flex7 lighting connection and control products.
  • Aico – Aico, one of the market leaders in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection products.

This is just a fraction of the fantastic brands and suppliers that will be on display over the two days at the exhibition and you can see a full list of exhibitors by clicking here.

Don’t forget Hotcost will be attending the expo and you can find us at Stand 128 for all your electrical and mechanical estimating needs and if you haven’t already, click here to signup for this fantastic event.




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.



Expand your knowledge through a variety of hourly seminars and get involved with daily panel discussions at ED&I Expo. Seminars include the 18th edition, best practice for smart homes, CDM for contractors and more. All sessions are free to attend, so book a seat today and put yourself on the front foot for improving your business.




With hundreds of products and show exclusives on display, ED&I Expo is a must attend trade show for any decision makers in the industry looking to add more profitability to their business. Experience hands on demonstrations and gain access to exclusive show deals from a big range of manufacturers and distributors.



Interact with like-minded businesses, suppliers, industry clients, contractors and consultants to increase company awareness. If you are still looking for more, on the night of the 6th, ED&I Expo will be holding an industry networking dinner for those looking to build new business relationships and partnerships. A night full of food, drink and entertainment.


With the right strategy, every trade show you attend is an opportunity to drastically expand your company’s customer base. Support from leading industry associations and exhibitors ensure that all the information you need is provided to move business in the right direction.



At ED&I Expo there are plenty of opportunities to explore new industry sectors and discover what products and services are breaking new ground and uniting the industry in moving forward. The show gives visitors a vital chance to plan and prepare for the significant changes, challenges and opportunities ahead. Make a trip to ED&I Expo part of your strategy for 2017 and beyond!



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. Sign up is available here.

Hotcost will be in attendance this year, you can find us at stand 128, and we are also delighted to a Gold Sponsor for this fantastic event.

Have a look at the featured article on the Electrical Contracting News website by clicking here and if you haven’t already signup for this fantastic event below.


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Featured Product – Tools made for the electrical trade from Draper Tools

Tools made for the electrical trade from Draper Tools

Introducing the latest Draper Tools electrical promotion for professionals. This new booklet features a core range of essential electrician’s tools that are tough enough to cut it!

As you’d expect, all of the products in this promotion are of a guaranteed quality and ideal for frequent use by professional electricians. There’s no better example of this than the Draper Expert VDE approved range of fully insulated pliers, cutters and screwdrivers. For complete piece of mind, each plier has been individually tested to 10kV for safe 1kV AC or 1.5kV DC live line working and offers maximum durability and strength.

There are plenty more innovative electricians accessories in the promotion too, including COB LED rechargeable magnetic inspection lamps for hands free working. There’s also the new Storm Force hand held power tool range including drills, plunge saw, angle grinder and multi-tool kit.

Don’t forget about essential electricians kit such as digital multimeters, inspection cameras, stud detectors and voltage testers.

You really will find everything you need in this latest electrical promotion.

Pick up a copy today or view the booklet online at www.drapertools.com/promotions

Tools made for the electrical trade from Draper Tools

Tools made for the electrical trade from Draper Tools

Source: Electrical Contracting News

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 event will allow visitors to talk directly to manufacturers and distributors about their products and services and will encourage the sharing of ideas across many industry sectors.

The Electrical Design and Install Expo (ED&I) is being backed by leading electrical and building services trade body the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), who will be the headline sponsor for the event. We are also delighted to annouce that we will be a gold member sponosor of the event.

Steve Bratt, CEO of the ECA, says:
“The ECA is very pleased to be working with ATM on the ED&I Expo, which presents a unique opportunity for designers, installers, suppliers and manufacturers from across the industry, as well as showcasing what the industry has to offer to important clients and specifiers. With the ED&I Expo being held at the UK’s leading exhibition venue – the NEC in Birmingham – all the ingredients are in place to deliver a hugely important new industry event next Autumn.”

The event promises to be a fantastic opportunity for all involved with the electrical industry as more than 200 exhibitors, 300 products, 40 training sessions and over 5,000 visitors are expected to attend over the two days.

Hotcost will be at stand 128 and we hope that you can stop by for a chat.

For more information about the ED&I Expo click here and if you haven’t already, register for this fantastic event here.

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 be knowledgeable enough to know instinctively how to deal with all requirements of the project.

And that is all of our estimators here at Hotcost. Because we work continuously in the field of estimating, we have daily knowledge and experience of all type and size of project across the UK and beyond.

With up-to-the-minute costs and vast experience taken into consideration when providing a detailed estimate for our clients, it’s no wonder our clients can be secure in the knowledge that their project has been estimated exactly how it should be – profitable and competitive.

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 and data outlets.

Named for its intuitive design and clever new features, the Instinct range includes full-contact cable clamps which improve cable retention and reduce deformation in comparison to typical screw terminals. Moreover, Instinct is the only wiring accessory range to integrate LED indicators into the rocker switch and fuse drawer; this retains plate strength and creates a smooth and slimline aesthetic when both on and off.

“Instinct is the product of two years and thousands of hours of development and engineering – it’s been something of an obsession for us,” said Jim Hutchison, National Sales Manager at Crabtree. “The accessories offer big benefits to specifiers, designers and installers, and we are already seeing a lot of interest from across the commercial building sector.”

Other progressive features include upward-facing inline terminals that make the product easy to install. This innovative connection layout, with all terminal screws facing up towards the installer, improves installation times because there is no need to rotate or twist the accessory – making for a more reliable connection method.

Additionally, the Instinct socket outlets go above and beyond British safety standards. Containing multipin safety shutters, this ensures a socket’s live and neutral pins remain closed unless the earth pin is operated. This succeeds in preventing access to the power supply unless using a BS1363 plug top. Meanwhile, to combat the risk of electrical fault associated with the use of fake or unofficial smartphone chargers that lack necessary insulation, the range has incorporated USB charging outlets into fixed installations. This does not only eradicate the risk of electrical fault but guarantees charger performance.

Instinct was designed with slick technology and a seamless appearance. “The range boasts slimline plates with soft curves, smooth lines and contoured profiles – details that look great and fit naturally into any environment,” continued Hutchison. “We’re extremely proud of the innovations at work within the range, both aesthetically and functionally – it’s a testament to the passion and expertise of our people.”

The range challenges the previously stagnant wiring accessory conventions in commercial installations with its new developments. Crabtree believes this new range will provide specifiers with a much-needed element of choice when it comes to sourcing their wiring accessories.

For more information on the Instinct range click here.

Source: http://www.electricaltrademagazine.co.uk/content/acting-instinct-crabtree-launches-progressive-wiring-accessories-range