Leading providers
of ventilation services in
London and beyond.

Our Company

Hotchkiss is an engineering company with more than 130 years’ experience in the fields of construction and maintenance.

Established in Eastbourne in 1885 as a father-and-son business, we have stayed true to our roots whilst adapting to meet the needs and demands of an ever-changing industry.

We boast an experienced team of ventilation and ductwork engineers who specialise in numerous ventilation services in London and the UK, across a wide range of sectors. In addition, as a ventilation contractor, we detail, manufacture and fit prefabricated ductwork for all your ventilation and ductwork needs.

As part of Grob Group (formerly Hotchkiss Group), we also supply fire resisting products through our subsidiary company, Fire Protection Ltd.

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Hotchkiss offers numerous ventilation packages, tailored to a variety of different sectors in London and the UK.

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We develop our clients’ designs and manufacture ductwork to fit any area, and we install everything on site.

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Passive Fire

Our subsidiary company Fire Protection Ltd. manufacture and install fire resisting products.

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Our Company

Hotchkiss started out as a maintenance engineering company, but we have grown with the times to become what we are today.

Hotchkiss started out as a maintenance engineering company, but we have grown with the times to become what we are today. In the 1950s, our focus shifted from maintenance work to structural steelwork and architectural metalwork. Then, in the mid-1960s, the use of reinforced concrete changed the face of construction. With a diminishing demand for structural steel, Hotchkiss expanded further into prefabricated ductwork and ventilation services, where our expertise now firmly lies.   

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Call 01323 501 234 for a ventilation contractor and ductwork engineers you can rely on for building projects in London and the UK, across a wide range of sectors.

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Part of the Grob Group Family

As proud members of the Grob Group, we are committed to setting industry standards in safety, sustainability, and reliability. Our collective vision is to lead as the most dependable ventilation and passive fire protection specialists by 2030. Through innovation, expert teamwork, and a deep commitment to environmental and social stewardship, we are dedicated to excellence in serving our clients.

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Our Vision

To become the industry’s safest, fastest, greenest and most trustworthy ventilation contractor & passive fire protection specialist.

Our Mission

To create the most effective and hassle free environment for our clients.

Our Core Values

Safety | Honesty & Integrity | Openness | Teamwork | Environmentally & Socially Responsible | Service excellence

Our Strategic Pillars

People | Governance | Innovation | Sustainability | Digitalisation | Vision Deployment

Our Vision 2030 Deployment

Function Lead Structure | Synergy Implementation | Supply Only | One Factory | Life Safety Solutions | Vertical Set Up | UK Expansion


We Build Spaces Where Amazing Things Happen

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As our reputation and client base grew beyond Eastbourne over the course of the past century, so did the size and type of projects we undertook as a ventilation contractor. The Royal Opera House, airport terminals at Gatwick, Heathrow and Stanstead, and the London Aquatics Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are just some of the projects our ductwork engineers have carried out over the years, across multiple sectors.


Our Satisfied Clients

“Hotchkiss are nicknamed ‘the ghosts’ – they are no trouble and are hardly seen. The ductwork is simply installed to excellent standards and very easy to work with”

– Multiplex.

“I had heard [Hotchkiss] had a good reputation but experience from this job has proved it” – Comment from HL Customer Care Completion Review.

– Lendlease

“Hotchkiss were far the best M&E contractor on the project. They took the responsibility of lead coordinator and carried out an excellent job. Canary Wharf prefers specialist trade contracts and Hotchkiss are well suited to working this way”

– Canary Wharf Contractors.

“Hotchkiss provided valuable early intervention in the planning and coordination of services for this project. Proving to be an enthusiastic, good team player, both in providing solutions and adopting others’ requirements. Working collaboratively from management to installation with the whole project team”

– Mace.

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Ready to work together?

Whether you are looking for fire resisting products to make your residential or commercial property as safe from fire as possible, or you require a prefabricated ductwork installation, Hotchkiss is the only company you need for ductwork and ventilation services.

Call our ventilation installers and ductwork engineers on 01323 501 234 for products and services that will benefit your building project in London and the UK.

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