Gas safety specialist pioneers online spec tool


Gas safety products specialist S&S Northern is hedging its bets on e-commerce success after developing a website that has the ability to help consultants with their specification needs.

The site, which has been operational for a few months and allows customers to order products online for a fixed, upfront price and secure next day delivery, will be highlighted at Hotelympia next month.

S&S claims to be one of the first companies in its sector to launch an e-commerce site and says the site has been designed to help customers, gas fitters and consultants keep better control of their budgets.

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One of the primary features of the portal is the Spec Wizard specification search tool, which aims to reduce a consultant’s workload by searching for and identifying the most appropriate equipment for a project, location or specification.

By answering questions from a drop down menu, Spec Wizard will instantly generate the specification a customer needs to meet BS6173:2009 on their project.

Spec Wizard can create and email a ‘shopping list’ outlining the right equipment which can then be directly used within a specification document.

S&S Northern designs, manufactures and supplies a range of gas safety products including gas ventilation and interlock systems for use in commercial kitchens. It also supplies gas pressure proving systems for use when flame failure devices are not fitted to catering equipment.

S&S Northern boss, Steve McMahon, is hoping its appearance at London ExCeL next month will again help to showcase its latest innovations.

“We are always very satisfied with the interest we get in our products both from the event and whilst we are there and the new business opportunities we create following it. It’s a very worthwhile investment for the business and most definitely puts us in front of a range of potential new customers,” he said.

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