Hehku Blog


We came, we ran, we conquered.

It takes a certain mindset to willingly push your body beyond your known limits for pure personal achievement (plus raising money for charity in the process helps of course!). 

This is the mindset that some of the Hehku team members embraced when they signed themselves up to two physically demanding events recently. 

Jason our Hehku Cucina project manager completed his first triathlon (with a twist). Jason, a keen cyclist, decided to see how far he could push himself and entered the #SUPBIKERUN event, a 6k SUP (Stand up Paddleboard), 15k Mountain Bike ride, followed by a 10K run! A big round of applause to Jason who successfully completed the event in just over 4 hours 20 minutes. 

Next up, accompanied by 9 team members of our parent company Alltask, Hehku Aluminium’s project manager Wayne and our digital marketing manager Scott took on the 11-mile Tough Mudder OCR event raising money for Help for Heroes along the way. 4 hours and 25 obstacles later they crossed the finish line bruised muddied and exhausted, but ultimately raising a fantastic £1600 for Help for Heroes. Well done all involved.

It’s this instinct we look for when recruiting team members. It’s a quality that’s in your DNA, you can’t turn it off, and it’s what strives you to do the best you can in every situation. Whether that be trying every single possibility to create the perfect design, or going that extra mile to make sure the project is finished to the highest level of craftsmanship. 

It’s what we look for in team members, it’s what satisfies us personally, and most importantly, it’s what makes us Hehku.

The excellent aïr 600LS just got even better...

Our ever popular aïr 600 lift & slide aluminium sliding doors have undergone some revisions in late 2016 to further set them apart from the competition.

New 83mm Slim Sash and 48mm Slim Interlock..

The aïr 600LS now includes a smaller 83mm sash, plus a new slimmer 48mm interlock, this not only gives the door a slimmer, more contemporary look but also increases glass pane size thus allowing more light into the property. Win win!

Sealing Pad...

The new sealing pad replaces our current foam block to further avoid water travelling from the outside to the inside under the interlock section. The sophisticated design of the sealing pad will channel the water into a wet chamber and create a dam under the interlock. This new technology improves the performance from 600pa to 900pa.

Drainage Cover...

A new two-piece drainage cover complete with a removable flap will allow water to escape but also reduce water ingress in excessive wind pressures.

Without this cap when an extreme direct wind blows at the door, water within the system could potentially blow back; the drainage cover and flap now eliminates this possibility.

For more information on our aïr aluminium sliding doors visit our website page.

Get to know Hehku Q & A

Can you give me some insight into Hehku and the products you specialise in?

The primary objective of Hehku Heavenly Spaces is to deliver complete turn-key solutions for our clients wishing to create a transformational living space. The key elements of our residential and high end residential offering are design, construction (specifically Orangery, Conservatory, and Glazed Extensions), aluminium and hardwood glazing and luxury kitchens all woven together by experienced industry professionals delivering outstanding service and project execution. We work seamlessly alongside our network of Architects, Interior Designers, Developers, and domestic clients to help guide them from project inception to completion. Whilst full turn-key is an area that we feel delivers most value to our clients, we have expertise in each independent discipline and we are adept at undertaking projects in these areas alone.

Products specialised in – Aluminium Sliding Doors, Bi-Folding Doors, Windows, Sky Lights, Luxury Kitchens, Orangeries, Conservatories and Glazed Extensions.

Q) When was Hehku established? 

We are part of the Alltask Group who have been in operating successfully in the Commercial sector for 24 years. Hehku was formed as a result of a desire to take the extreme standards of professional project execution required in commercial work to the domestic market. The name ‘Hehku’ is a Finnish word and directly translates to the English word ‘Glow’ or ‘Halo’ which depicts our desire to create bright and contemporary living spaces. The brand name and ethos is one of transparency, honesty and a desire to place the best interests of our staff and customers are the heart of all decision making. 

What is your target market and typical customers?

Our target market is ABC1’s. Generally, to date we have found our clients to be successful professionals (cash rich/time poor) and people in their mid-fifties to mid-sixties who own their own home, have children in their late teens or at University who are looking to improve the home. 

What areas do you cover? 

London and the South East in general. However, specifically we target Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London. Our Concept Showroom is in East Grinstead, West Sussex, bordering Kent and Surrey with easy access to the M25 and London by road or rail.

How’s the reaction been to your Concept Showroom since it opened?

Great reaction, continual positive feedback about what a brilliant environment it is and a great showcase of Home Kitchen extensions and the related products. Ultimately, we are a lifestyle brand first, so we are all about how these products change your life – the showroom projects this beautifully.

What singles Hehku out from rival firms?

We completely oppose direct sale tactics. We want to build lasting relationships with our clients so they become advocates of the brand. We do not offer discount gimmicks but we embrace well timed promotions to our clients. We work with people and their projects at their preferred pace. We are honest and we try to give the best impartial advice – we only give people what they need. Across the board we focus sourcing the best supply chain available with the finest products, sourcing suppliers who are focused on excellent manufacturing standards and new product development. This allows Hehku to remain at the cutting edge and to keep our eye on excellent service delivery.

Please explore our website www.hehku.co.uk for more information on all of our services.

Hehku in association with the Consumer Protection Association

Hehku is proud members of the Consumer Protection Association (CPA). Together we can ensure our customers benefit from peace of mind that their deposits and home improvements up to £30,000 are fully protected for up to 10 years.

“A CPA member is a top rates tradesman, who is highly skilled and displays best trading practice standards and ultimate satisfaction on every job” (www.thecpa.co.uk 2016)

Alltask Ltd trading as Hehku was established in 1992, operating a financially sound 100% privately owned company with a good credit rating. We know that it is extremely unlikely that our company would cease to trade. However, we are well aware of all the horror stories in the media about disastrous home improvements completely ruining families, homes and futures. It is for this reason Hehku go to great lengths to encourage our prospective customers to run a credit check on any company they propose to use – do not just take a company at face value, please do your initial research well and save yourself a lot of potential heartache in the future.

Hehku make customers aware that if they wish to pay for something costing between £100 and £30,000 on a credit card, their card provider is equally liable if something goes wrong. You will get protection for the whole cost of an item or service, even if you only make a part payment on a credit card. Therefore, if you pay at least £100 of your home improvement deposit with a credit card you will gain extra protection for nothing.

Moreover, the Consumer Protection Association Guarantee extends to offering customers peace of mind throughout their entire project. It is tradesperson insurance for the double glazing, construction and home improvement sector. This is up to a 10-year warranty (in addition to your manufacturer’s warranties) and all reputable tradespeople should provide an Insurance Backed Guarantee with every installation or home improvement project.

Our Hehku specialists always go that extra mile for each of our customers, all of our team members have had a current Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check so that we can positively safeguard your family and home from any preventable incident.

Please don’t just take our word for how great we are, take a look at what our recent customers have said about our team, service and products on the independently verified Which? Trusted Trader website https://trustedtraders.which.co.uk/businesses/hehku/ 

Choosing a CPA Approved Craftsman removes the stress of finding a reliable company that can deliver your home improvements to the very highest standards. The rigorous CPA selection process we have undertaken will leave you in no doubt that Hehku will take the stress out of transforming your home. 

For more detailed information on the Consumer Protection Insurance Backed Guarantee please visit www.thecpa.co.uk

Explore our website www.hehku.co.uk and visit our stunning showroom on Imberhorne Way, East Grinstead, RH19 1RL to discover ways in which we can make your dream home a reality.