Company Overview

  • Watertite Heating Limited was formed in 1987 and incorporated in 1990. At the end of November 2023 we were bought by the andwis Group as part of an exciting and on-going project that will ultimately see Watertite Building Services becoming andwis's M&E south west regional hub.

  • We offer the full range of Mechanical Services, including Heating, Natural Gas, LPG, Oil, Domestic Hot & Cold Water Services, Steam, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Above Ground Drainage, Rainwater & Guttering, and Service & Maintenance to the large domestic, commercial and industrial markets.

  • Current turnover is circa £9M per year.

  • Will Scott is the Managing Director, having taken the reigns from Jon Wintersgill at the end of November 2023.

  • Julian Newbury has worked for Watertite for over 32 years and has been a director for more than 14 of those years.

  • Mike Dennett has worked for Watertite for 19 years and was appointed as the Projects Director in 2015.

  • Peter Hoppe is the Senior Contracts Manager and has worked at Watertite for 15 years, along with both Wayne Hall (23 years) & Stephen Greenland as Contracts Managers. Jim Elliott joined the company in 2022 as Head of Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Renewables & with Nigel Drury (12 years) as our specialist Ventilation Contracts Manager we feel we have an expert team of industry specific managers.

  • Rob Mann is the Service & Maintenance Department Manager and has worked for Watertite for 33 yrs. He has successfully developed this department over the last 11 years.

  • James Hatcher is the Small Works & Water Hygiene Department Manager (to both compliment and assist the service & maintenance department and to take on some of the smaller value contracting projects). James has been with Watertite since 2011. James is provided with admin and booking assistance by Amy Polson.

  • The majority of Watertite's office staff, have worked their way up, from being on the tools, to their current managerial positions; which is a fact that we at Watertite are very proud of, and we believe gives us an edge over many of our competitors. It is something that is constantly highlighted as a strong point of our business, by clients and fellow contractors. The 18 full time staff have an aggregate length of service to Watertite of over 260 years, or an average of  just under15 years service each.

  • We currently employ 41 operatives on the tools, all directly on the books. Of those 41, there are 10 ventilation ductworkers, 6 service engineers, 3 A/C engineers, 22 commercial plumbers/pipefitters/pipefitter welders/installers/assistants, (14 of which hold SSSTS or SMSTS qualifications) and 2 apprentices. They have an aggregate length of service to Watertite of well over 370 years, or an average of just under 10 years service each.

  • All of our operatives receive regular training and updates across the whole industry, and many hold PASMA, IPAF, Gas Safe Register etc., so we can service all elements of the mechanical services trade.

  • We strongly believe in consistency. We will appoint a foreman to a project at the start and hand pick his team according to the requirements of that particular project and their individual skillsets. Mechanical Services is a large field and many of the guys have areas of particular expertise (be it plumbing, pipefitting, welding, ductwork or A/C). Once a team is picked, we try very hard to maintain that team throughout the project. We actively encourage our foremen to “own” their jobs. It really is a big thing for us at Watertite. We directly employ far more operatives than the general industry norm for a company of our size. We go out of our way to offer our guys continuous employment and as a consequence of this, we have full control of our own labour and the skills they require to deliver a first class installation, whether it is a prestigious private dwelling, a care home, apartments, a hospital, a school, a factory or an office block.

  • Richard Butt (Pre-construction Manager), Luke Monk (Estimating & Design Department Manager), Justin Dawe (Senior Estimator) and Ross Crichton (Trainee Estimator) ensure all our tenders leave the office as fully compliant bids, whether they are D&B, or traditionally pre-designed projects.

  • Andy Carter is our in house Design Engineer. Andy has extensive experience having worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer at three different county councils over a 30 year period, before joining Watertite in 2012 where, in conjunction with Luke Monk & Jim Elliott, he carries out the design, for our D&B projects, and develops working drawings on the traditional pre-designed projects using the latest CAD software packages.

  • Watertite are therefore fully capable of complete in-house design, and we more frequently get asked to assist our clients with developing, or value engineering, an existing consultants design. We welcome a collaborative approach, but we are equally comfortable to produce our own design, or for large scale projects, we have existing relationships with external M&E Consultants, that we have employed to undertake the design under our stewardship.

  • We believe that one of the keys to the smooth running of any project, is good communications and excellent relationships between client, client’s architect & consultant, the main contractor and of course other appointed contractors. We absolutely pride ourselves on building and maintaining these relationships. There is no better reference than a personal one from a previous client and we are happy to provide these on request.

  • We employ our own in-house Health & Safety Co-ordinator – Mark Austin. Mark has an IOSH qualification and is working on his NEBOSH qualification. He gets external support, when needed, from Nat West Mentor. Mark makes regular site visits to all our sites and carries out H&S Site Audits with our Foremen. Mark has been with Watertite for 16 years.

  • Over the years we have also built up a core team of trusted specialist sub-contractors, that we have come to trust to fully buy in to our Watertite way. A reliable supply chain is vitally important to any project. 

  • To compliment our installation team, we also have 6 highly skilled and qualified service & maintenance engineers & 2 qualified water hygiene engineers. Again they are all directly employed by us, so we have full control over their activities. The majority of their time is taken up doing planned service and maintenance, but they are also fully equipped and able to carry out reactive maintenance to breakdowns on all aspects of our industry. Watertite are able to offer this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to existing clients.

  • The day to day running of the office in general, along with wages, finance in and out and HR is managed by Sarah Fudge with back-up and admin support from Amy Polson & Sally Fulcher.

The directors of Watertite Heating Limited are very proud of our company and the reputation we have built. We are always honest and approachable, and we will endeavour to service our client's requirements at all times. We are also proud of the fact that we now have two "3rd-generation" employees (Billy Wintersgill & James Hodge - both grandsons of one of the original founding directors Jack Wintersgill).

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