In early 2000, Colin Candler, now Executive Chairman, founded Fixatex. Colin began his working career with Haringey Council, starting as a field engineer with the Street Lighting Division. His diligence and admirable work-ethic afforded him many professional opportunities, allowing him to eventually progress to the position of manager. After 26 successful years at Haringey Council, Colin decided to start his own company. Soon after Fixatex was created, it was awarded its first major contract with London & Quadrant Housing, where it was responsible for maintaining street lighting. Since then, L&Q and Fixatex have worked closely and continue to do so to this day.
Building a growing client base and promoting the company, absorbed large amounts of time during the initial years of Fixatex. But it was during this time, that Colin’s vision of Fixatex having an impact on the UK housing sector, became clear. By investing early in staff, motor vehicles and office space, Fixatex grew and enhanced its respectable reputation as an innovative and dedicated company.
Fixatex is proud to say that it is a family-run business, with Colin and other family members still as the majority shareholders. As with many successful, family-run businesses, customer service and reliability are paramount, and it was essential that these values were prioritised as it expanded. Colin continued to market the company through strong working relationships and by delivering a consistently high standard of work in a timely and cost-effective manner. In 2015, Fixatex acquired their largest office space to date in North Hertfordshire, providing a brilliant location in which to serve the South East of England. Over the course of the next three years, Fixatex continued to grow and was soon operating at maximum capacity. Colin, his family and staff then began discussions on how they could drive the business forward. This plan required careful market analysis, identifying the various risks and considering how this could be successfully achieved, all whilst maintaining the high standards that had become synonymous with Fixatex.
In 2017, Fixatex was awarded their largest contract in the companies existent, therefore allowing Colin and his team to put their breakthrough plan into effect. With the acquisition of some vital managerial staff and another new office space, Fixatex provided itself with a secure platform for sustained growth. Throughout 2017/18 exciting contracts, additional clients and an increased range of services on offer were all carefully managed by a well-organised team and as the company continues to develop, so does the belief that it will soon be an established national contractor. With a dedicated staff of 60 and counting, Fixatex is a company which is expanding and adapting in order to deliver the best possible service for its clients and provide a fully supportive and inclusive working environment for its brilliant staff.
Whether a domestic house/flat rewire is required, a retail fitout, commercial warehouse space, or a communal stairway in a block of flats we can accommodate all installation requirements and methods. We have installed a mix of cable management systems e.g. mini trunking, compartment trunking, metal trunking, tray work, basket, metal/plastic conduit of all sizes. A variety of cabling as well from T&E to Single Cabling, SWA, DATA, FP Cabling, Hi Tuff and more. Different environments require different installation methods and we are dedicated to working with architects, clients, designers etc to develop the best installation method for the longevity of the works.
Electrical Testing is a task Fixatex has been carrying out for the majority of the years the company has been running. We’ve completed this task for a number of Social Housing clients, private landlords, retail customers and more including remedial works in line with specifications. We have set an extremely high standard in the level testing we expect from our engineers and we believe this has helped us win large multi-year testing & remedial programmes with Social Housing clients. To see examples of some of this work please review the related Case Studies
PAT (Portable Appliance Testing)
PAT is an important factor of compliance for a lot of our clients and it’s another service we can offer. Our engineers have the latest testing equipment allowing service results to be shared immediately with Head Office, including photo evidence, bar coding, labeling and more. Bar coding is a useful tool which allows easier maintenance and asset recording for future testing. This also reduces labour which allows us to be extremely competitive on a (PPU) Price Per Unit bases. We have complete PAT for Offices, Domestic Environments, Construction sites, Power Tools and more.
We have experience in working with a host of lighting manufacturers in a number of different environments in relation to Lighting. PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance), LED Upgrade Projects, Smart Lighting linked to BMS's, Street/External Lighting, Lutron, Emergency Lighting and more. At Fixatex we have the experience to deliver on any lighting requirements from Design to Install. All of the above have been completed for a range of clients in a number of different market sectors. Some of the leading brands we have installed are Thorlux, DesignPlan, Thorn, Commulite & Luxbright Solutions.
In 2018 Fixatex achieved BAFE Fire Safety Register Accreditation for all four modules, Design, Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance. We have experience in completing work under all four of these modules in both Domestic & Commercial environments for example, Housing Associations, Councils & Public Buildings, Schools, Warehouses, Sheltered Housing and more. All of our work and certification has been BAFE Approved. We can also accommodate with any works relating to ARC (Alarm Receiving Centres). Our engineers are experienced in working with most of the main manufacturers products such as Apollo, Kentec, C-Tec, GENT, Haes & more.
From a small single phase domestic distribution board to a 3 Phase commercial distribution board Fixatex can accommodate any distribution equipment requirements. We have completed full Ryefield & Mains replacements, switch gear replacement or upgrades, replacements to accommodate new Amendments such as the latest Amendment 3, main fuse replacements, liaising with UKPN and other service providers for mains shut downs. We can install all the major brands such as MK, Wylex, Hager, Schneider, Eaton, Ryefield Engineering and more.
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