I was approached by Heat Group who needed a helping hand after being let down by their previous website agency.
While they already had an existing website, it was outdated and the culmination of many different developers' efforts, none of which worked particularly well or reliably.
I was tasked with initially fixing the issues that were happening on a daily basis to stablise the website, then plan an entirely new build to push the business forward.
Using the .NET stack and built in ASP.NET MVC, the resulting system allows customers to search over 300,000 unique heating spare parts and order them online. Payments are taken via PayPal Express Checkout, and orders are managed in a custom backend system that also allows the entire catalogue to be kept up to date.
The system also allows the Heat Group staff to create unlimited extra pages via a content management system, to promote special offers and write articles.
One unique feature of the website is a secure online registration system that allows gas engineers to log on and view technical boiler diagrams and order relevant parts directly from the website - this too is completely content managed, providing a truly unique offering to the industry.
Fully responsive, the website currently takes around 20% of its sales from mobile devices, with the expectation that this will increase year on year.
I'm currently building a suite of applications to complement the website such as Gas Certificate generation, and Boiler Diagram subscription payments to further strengthen the position of HSP as a major player in the heating industry.