Choosing the right M&E contractor in 2024

As technology has advanced over the years, so too has the type of mechanical and electrical needs for commercial and industrial buildings. Businesses operating out of factories, warehouses, and even office buildings will have various pieces of equipment and machinery that need to be properly, installed, maintained, and upgraded in order to ensure they continue to run efficiently. This makes choosing the right M&E contractor extremely important and, in this guide, we’ll be exploring how to choose the right one as well as how FESS Group can support your needs.


Factors to consider when choosing an M&E contractor

No matter the scale of your requirements, you will want to make sure that the contractor you use is reliable, qualified, and diligent. Below are some key factors you may want to consider when looking at M&E contractors to help you find the right one for your business needs.

Before taking on an important job like your mechanical and electrical services, you should be sure that the contractor you’re using is fully qualified to carry out the work. This might include belonging to a specialist trade organisation as well as demonstrating they have all the relevant training and qualifications to complete the necessary work accurately and safely. 

Clear and regular communication is important to building up a working relationship with a contractor and building trust. This is particularly relevant if you’re looking for a long-term contractor to carry out maintenance and any potential repairs beyond simply installing the machinery. Good communication is mutually beneficial to the business and contractor 

Mechanical and electrical services can encompass a wide range of different things with the scale being highly subjective to the business needs. This means businesses will have different budgets for this type of work which will likely play a role in the contractor you choose. However, this doesn’t mean that automatically going for the cheapest quote will be the right option. It’s important to compare what each contractor is offering for the price, keep any timescales in mind, and potentially check reviews to see the experiences previous clients have had with that contractor.  

Checking a contractor’s past work is a good way to gain invaluable insight into their skills and the quality of the work they produce. If they have case studies or examples of M&E projects, they have done before, be sure to read through them. This will help you determine whether they are suitable for your requirements based on similar work they have done before and gather key details about the quality of their project history with clients.  

You can read more about this topic in our other article ‘What to consider when choosing your M&E contractor’.  

What M&E services do FESS provide? 

FESS Group is made up of skilled and experienced M and E contractors, providing full end to end services from the design to project management and installation across all aspects of mechanical and electrical requirements. Our specialist services include:

Mechanical services 

Our workshop offers a bespoke services that covers a wide range of specific requirements for commercial and industrial businesses. This includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Mechanical protection
  • Pipe and ductwork
  • Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Engineering site support
  • Thermal lagging and over wrapping

Electrical engineering services

As an electrical and mechanical maintenance company, we offer many engineering design and installation services. These include:

  • Power factor correction
  • PAT testing and testing installations
  • Lighting design and installation
  • Thermographic surveys
  • Engineering support



Having the right M&E contractor will help give you peace of mind that you have a qualified, reliable, and affordable company completing essential work in your building to keep your business operational. Book a free site survey online with us today to get a clearer understanding of your mechanical and electrical needs and how FESS can help. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries.

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