Hoddam Contracting

A family firm who have been supplying concrete and associated products for over 50 years to customers in Scotland and Northern England.


Hoddam Contracting had a relatively new website built in a Drupal Content Management System. However, it was a site they were struggling to update themselves as it offered limited functionality whilst asking a third party to make small amendments proving to be costly.

Relatively happy with the old design and aware the site was still young there was reluctance to start afresh but a desire to work with someone new who could take on and maintain the site on their behalf, in a proactive manner.

Our Solution

Rationalising that it would prove more cost effective to migrate the website onto WordPress was the first step in putting in place a solution for Hoddam Contracting. We were aware the taking on the old site would have been more time consuming and, therefore, costly as it offered limited functionality. It also meant learning a system which we don’t support, as we only work with WordPress. We were in a position to migrate the old site swiftly and cleanly onto WordPress. This gave us the opportunity to freshen up the design of the site, making it more fitting within their industry and providing more detail on the services they provide.

In addition to the new website we also setup relevant social media channels so that when they post news stories they are also posted to Twitter, Facebook and Google+. There is also a YouTube channel so that any video content can be streamed by YouTube but posted back the site via their news section. By moving the site over to WordPress we can confidently support the team at Hoddam in updating all aspects of their site, whilst saving everyone all important time and money.

"I found Darren and Eilidh very easy to deal with when setting up our new website. Having previously not had a great experience doing this sort of work it was the complete opposite with Freshspace. They are very efficient and professional and I would certainly highly recommend their services to others."