History of Thanet Heating

Thanet heating was founded in 1962 by Mr G Smith. Mr Smith served with the RAF during WW11 as an engineer and after the war was chief engineer for Butlins hotels covering the whole of the UK until 1962. Mr G Smith retired in 1984 when the company was taken over by former employee and engineer Mr David Hockley.

Current Staff

David worked for several years in the commercial industrial section of the heating and ventilating industry with Rosser & Russell London Ltd (Est 1776).

Some notable contracts that he was involved in while on this company included the Bank of England, Natwest Tower London, Vikers in Leeds, Heathrow Airport, Saver Centre Birmingham and the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

David has recently returned from West Africa assisting with the installation of pipework services in Edo State Nigeria as an international volunteer.

Thanet Heating longest serving employee is Mr BRJ Browning who has worked for the business since 1969.

Adam Hockley is also an employee working as a Gas Engineer after serving a 5 year apprenticeship.

Over the last 50 years Thanet Heating has trained many engineers to a high standard and that continues on today.