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The eminence of Hawkins Electrical is a result of over five decades of commitment to the Leisure Industry. The company has gained more overall experience than any other supplier by bringing together world-wide expertise to provide clients with the most comprehensive service available in providing electrical distribution systems to Caravan Parks and Holiday Villages.

Hawkins Electrical was the first company to provide a specialist nationwide electrical service to the caravan park industry. This was soon followed by a specialist marina electrical service. In the late 1990's the caravan and holiday park industry saw sustained growth in electricity demand which led to the creation of an infrastructure division that specialises in high load operations and major networks.

The eminence of Hawkins Electrical is a result of over five decades of commitment to the Leisure Industry. The company has gained more overall experience than any other supplier by bringing together world-wide expertise to provide clients with the most comprehensive service available in providing electrical distribution systems to Caravan Parks and Holiday Villages.

Hawkins Electrical was the first company to provide a specialist nationwide electrical service to the caravan park industry. This was soon followed by a specialist marina electrical service. In the late 1990's the caravan and holiday park industry saw sustained growth in electricity demand which led to the creation of an infrastructure division that specialises in high load operations and major networks.

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Hawkins Electrical's commitment to providing these quality systems mean its designs have set the industry standards in the specialised field. The company has evolved and adapted to encompass all requirements for your bespoke Electrical Distribution needs.

Hawkins Electrical operates from their complex in Skegness that comprises of over 20,000 sq. feet of offices, storage, production and training workshops.

It is company policy that our Regional Managers are not only experienced, but also fully qualified to the latest regulations.

Designs, quotations and Certification are carried out on state-of-the-art computer systems and specially designed bespoke software unique to Hawkins Electrical.

There is a commitment to apprenticeships with the company recruiting an average of 4 apprentices every year with a further commitment to ensure our engineers meet the highest standards by continually updating their skills in on-site training workshops, which are the envy of all local colleges and assessment centers, along with outside establishments.

Design, Manufacturing & Installation

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Product Design

Hawkins Electrical is proud to offer the most comprehensive design service for electrical distribution systems, associated hook ups and lighting installations, backed by over 50 years of experience.

At the start of any new design it is essential to carry out a detailed survey. Where required this includes looking at the adequacy of the incoming supply for present and future needs. The type of enquiry will govern the route and format of design work that will take place.

On a completely new project Hawkins Electrical will refer to in-house design criteria based on over fifty years’ experience, to ensure the client will purchase the best of installations.

Where Hawkins Electrical are extending an existing installation, whether it be their own previous design or not, calculations will be undertaken to check what the effect will be on the existing system, and whether upgrade works may be required.

Success at Hawkins Electrical is the attention to detail provided at the design and tender stage. It is key to ensure there is a clear specification and job description so that the client fully understands in as clear terms as possible what is being provided, how it is being installed, and what the ongoing implications are in operating and maintaining the system.

When providing a quotation Hawkins Electrical provides a fully sectionalised quotation, so that the customer can see how the various costs are accumulated. 

It is only when this part of the tender is understood that the client can establish whether alternative quotations are
comparable.

Product Design

Hawkins Electrical is proud to offer the most comprehensive design service for electrical distribution systems, associated hook ups and lighting installations, backed by over 50 years of experience.

At the start of any new design it is essential to carry out a detailed survey. Where required this includes looking at the adequacy of the incoming supply for present and future needs. The type of enquiry will govern the route and format of design work that will take place.

On a completely new project Hawkins Electrical will refer to in-house design criteria based on over fifty years’ experience, to ensure the client will purchase the best of installations.

Where Hawkins Electrical are extending an existing installation, whether it be their own previous design or not, calculations will be undertaken to check what the effect will be on the existing system, and whether upgrade works may be required.

Success at Hawkins Electrical is the attention to detail provided at the design and tender stage. It is key to ensure there is a clear specification and job description so that the client fully understands in as clear terms as possible what is being provided, how it is being installed, and what the ongoing implications are in operating and maintaining the system.

When providing a quotation Hawkins Electrical provides a fully sectionalised quotation, so that the customer can see how the various costs are accumulated. 

It is only when this part of the tender is understood that the client can establish whether alternative quotations are
comparable.

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Manufacturing & Procurement

To support the leisure industry, Hawkins Electrical carries one of the largest and varied stocks of components and equipment, enabling them to service operators as fast as possible and especially in emergency situations. This is further enhanced by our dedicated hub office in the south west which is fully stocked for such situations.

Direct employees of Hawkins Electrical are based across the country from the North East of England to Somerset, ensuring piece of mind for response times.

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Installation Service

It is here that Hawkins Electrical leads the field, with the company’s roots starting in electrical installations, upon which its present-day reputation has been built with the most accomplished teams of installers available to undertake work from small installations, to large site developments. These can comprise of main switchboards, main cabling, fused distribution equipment, sub-circuits, connection units and lighting.

We also offer inspection and testing service along with fault finding. Our designers and installation engineers are proud to be part of your team, to help you move forward in the leisure industry and grow from strength to strength.

 

Download our latest Product Guide here.

Installation Service

It is here that Hawkins Electrical leads the field, with the company’s roots starting in electrical installations, upon which its present-day reputation has been built with the most accomplished teams of installers available to undertake work from small installations, to large site developments. These can comprise of main switchboards, main cabling, fused distribution equipment, sub-circuits, connection units and lighting.

We also offer inspection and testing service along with fault finding. Our designers and installation engineers are proud to be part of your team, to help you move forward in the leisure industry and grow from strength to strength.

 

Download our latest Product Guide here.

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Inspection Service

Legislation states that it is the responsibility of every Park & Marina Operator to ensure that their electrical distribution system complies with the current regulations. The Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR) requires that all electrical distribution systems are installed and maintained in a safe condition, and that they are inspected and covered by Electrical installation Certificates for new work, or Condition Reports for existing installations.

Hawkins Electrical have fully trained technicians, using fully compliant and calibrated test equipment, who will provide an inspection report detailing any defects or deviations, and showing their recommendations for any remedial work that may be required on an existing system. Providing that our technician is satisfied that the installation complies with the required regulations, a satisfactory report can be issued for the relevant period of time.

• Marina - Up to 1 year

• Touring Park - Up to 1 year

• Holiday Park - Up to 3 years

• Mobile Home Park - Up to 3 years

Some important aspects of any test and inspection are to establish that the system is correctly labelled, identify the circuit distribution, and check the integrity of control devices and earthing systems. Once the test is complete, the Park or Marina operator can relax in the knowledge that the installation has been thoroughly checked.

Whilst some companies operate a sample testing program, Hawkins Electrical will ensure your entire underground Electrical Distribution System is reported on.

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Infrastructure

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During the late 1990’s it was clear the demand for electricity was dramatically increasing and many early distribution systems were struggling to cope with these requirements.

Parks and holiday villages were growing exponentially i.e. towns with thousands of supplies, so they required a service over and above what can be delivered by the average installer.

Recognising this requirement Hawkins Electrical formed an infrastructure division which was primarily made up of the industries leading personnel in major distribution networks, who are capable of designing, installing, altering, upgrading and fault finding on installations up to 20,000 kVA.

The investment made by Hawkins Electrical in providing this infrastructure division, shows again the high level of commitment it is prepared to make to give the owners of these networks peace of mind.

Failures and problems on this scale can all too often cripple a business and its reputation. Recovery at this level has to be fast, efficient and requires distribution technicians who have gained a wealth of experience through their career to achieve this.

During the late 1990’s it was clear the demand for electricity was dramatically increasing and many early distribution systems were struggling to cope with these requirements.

Parks and holiday villages were growing exponentially i.e. towns with thousands of supplies, so they required a service over and above what can be delivered by the average installer.

Recognising this requirement Hawkins Electrical formed an infrastructure division which was primarily made up of the industries leading personnel in major distribution networks, who are capable of designing, installing, altering, upgrading and fault finding on installations up to 20,000 kVA.

The investment made by Hawkins Electrical in providing this infrastructure division, shows again the high level of commitment it is prepared to make to give the owners of these networks peace of mind.

Failures and problems on this scale can all too often cripple a business and its reputation. Recovery at this level has to be fast, efficient and requires distribution technicians who have gained a wealth of experience through their career to achieve this.

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Hawkins Electrical’s range of switch boards and fused distribution units are built to accept the increased cable sizes that are normally associated with caravan parks and marina installations, where voltage drop must be combated.

When these distribution boards are installed, Sufficient space must be left around them to provide a safe access to the equipment.

When ordering these main fused distribution boards, it is essential to allow for future expansion, and a general guidance rule is to allow for 25% extra space at the outset, which can be fitted with the switchgear in the future.

Infrastructure services offered by Hawkins Electrical include:

  • System design - from arranging a new supply with the District Network Operator (DNO) to designing the low voltage distribution around the park.
  • Design and manufacture of mains panels to suit individual site loadings.
  • Design and supply of GRP mains rooms (pictured above). This includes design and construction of concrete bases for transformers and mains panels.
  • Enhancement of existing park infrastructure to cater for future needs.
  • Supply and installation of Cable
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