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we are a local family run business with over 35 years experience. we are a friendly efficient company.we offer senior citizen discount. Anything from a new boiler to a tap washer or complete bathroom install, or an a rated heating system call us 24 hour

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Greg on 19/2/2018

See my previous comments. This guy should be struck off. Luckily they are changing the rules regarding oil boilers to increase safety standards.

After succesfully running Cotswold Bathrooms and Plumbing for 4 years i have grown over time and becoming a very well trusted installer. we place a 3 Year Guarentee on all of our work we complete to give our customers peace of mind.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Mark on 18/2/2018

Ben told me exactly what level of service I should expect and what he intended to deliver. He didn't disappoint. He was also very honest in explaining that aspects to the job were unnecessary so avoiding unnecessary cost. Highly recommended.

Time served full carpentry and joinery apprenticeship with advanced craft qualification. 25 years experience in the building industry mainly kitchen and bathroom floor and wall installation. Working to exacting standards at all times.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by andrew on 18/2/2018

Fantastic Job, very professional quote and no unexpected costs. The guys turned up bang on time and finished on schedule. I have asked them to come back and do my 2 bathrooms I am that pleased with their work ! Thanks so much chaps .

Over 10 years experience in domestic electrics. Fully Qualified to level 3 in Electrical Installation plus 17th Edition. Guaranteed lowest prices on small jobs.

Trades serviced: Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Sue on 18/2/2018

Thought very pricey for a double socket that only took one hour to complete the job from start to finish

We provide all Building Work: Electrical,,Lighting,Wiring, Internal renovation, Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Through Walls,Ceilings, plastering,Skimming,External renovation,Pointing ,Extensions, loft Conversions, Garage Conversion

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/2/2018

Great Job. Thank you. Would recommend again - prompt service and fair pricing.

Hi. My name is Paul Bromby and I've been in the flooring & tiling trade for 40yrs. I fit most types of contract & domestic flooring, ceramic & natural stone, wood & sanding. Estimates are free, work is guaranteed and i'm covered for public liability.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Electric underfloor heating, External Tiling, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by sarah on 18/2/2018

Excellent job, very happy, thank you :-)

Here at NJC we thrive on delivering outstanding customer services and works of an excellent standard. We are lucky enough to have a small yet dedicated team that cover areas of works including decorating, roofing and electrics. We offer free quotations on all of our works and aim to get all works completed within 7 days of the quotation, in some instances we can complete works same day

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Andrew on 18/2/2018

Electrical work seems good and good quality fittings used. However got plaster mess all over clothes which were over the other side of the room - people were in the house so why didn't he ask for them to be moved. Also, went in my son's next door bedroom and removed his ceiling lightbulb! When asked, he used it to test the work he'd done and apologised but leaving a light fitting without a bulb in a child's bedroom (in a low dormer ceiling) is not excusable. Finally his plasterer failed to turn up.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Lorna on 18/2/2018

Did exactly what i asked for. Left the house how he found it. Would use again. Number now in my phone.

Experienced, friendly self-employed electrician with public liability. Happy to do any job - big or small! Skills include plastering, painting and decorating, fitting bathrooms and kitchens as well as electrics

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Andrew on 18/2/2018

Good job replacing an electric shower and was able to start really quickly. Friendly communication and even rearranged the appointment without complaint when I had to move it at the last minute, would definitely use again.

Offering a new approach to electrical installations and systems, with over 25 years experience, working in the Derbyshire area, NICEIC approved contractor registered, Small enough to care, large enough to cope, our reviews say it all, clean tidy on price.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network

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Reviewed by Debbie on 18/2/2018

He made contact quickly and turned up when he said he would. Very professional and reliable.

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Electric underfloor heating specialists - what you need to know

Below you’ll find information to help you understand the different types of underfloor heating systems and the tradespeople who can fit them. Find answers to the most common questions and a guide to costs.

What does underfloor heating involve?

Underfloor heating works by producing radiant heat. The floor’s turned into one big radiating surface, which heats the room up and gets rid of any cold spots. There are two types of systems to choose from – electric and water-based (wet). Plumbers and heating engineers can fit water-based systems, whereas electricians will be able to install electric systems. You’ll also find that many flooring specialists can fit both types of systems.

Cost of underfloor heating work

A water-based underfloor heating system will cost you around £100 per square metre, although individual costs will vary once you add on floor preparation, underlay and labour. If you have timber joists, you’ll need aluminium sheets to reflect heat and that’ll add around £10 per sheet to the total cost. An electric system will be roughly half the price but it’ll cost more to run.

Ask for an advanced, programmable energy-monitor thermostat (instead of a basic one with an on and off function) to programme your heating settings by different areas. It’ll mean you can set the heating for certain areas in the house and only have it on when you’ll be getting use out of it. The energy monitor function will also show you the running costs of the system, helping you to budget and keep costs down.

What’s the difference between a water-based system and an electric system?

Electric system – electricity powers the wire that’s installed underneath the floor level to produce heat. It’s directly underneath the floor covering and doesn’t rely on a central heating system to work, making it a good choice for retrofits, one-room installations or use in rooms where the sub-floor level has already been set. The wire that’s installed is thin (around 3mm), so you won’t normally have to adjust the level of the floor to accommodate it.

Water system – pipes are connected to a boiler or another source of heat to heat up the water. This water then circulates in the pipes beneath the flooring to produce heat. When the system’s installed, it’s fitted to the structural sub-floor and screeded over to help spread the heat, raising the height of the flooring. Because of this, it’s best suited to new-builds or during big refurbishments where the sub-floor can accommodate the pipework and cement screed more easily.

Underfloor heating vs. radiators

Radiators heat you from the head down, whereas underfloor heating works from the ground up. These different techniques mean that heat is more evenly distributed throughout the space with underfloor heating.

If you’re deciding whether to choose underfloor heating or stick with traditional radiators, it’s worth thinking about how much time you’ll spend at home and in different rooms. Underfloor heating can take up to six hours to slowly warm up a room and can be slow to cool down, so a combination of both can sometimes be a better idea instead of having underfloor heating throughout the whole house.

Choosing to have it installed on the ground floor and keep radiators upstairs could give you the benefits of an evenly heated space downstairs, plus let you have instant heat when you want it upstairs. You’d just need to turn on a bathroom radiator or heated towel rail in the bathroom. It all depends on how much use you’d get out of having heating underfoot upstairs and whether you’d want the room to cool down quickly if you decided to sleep.

From an interior design perspective, you could have more freedom with underfloor heating downstairs, as you won’t have to incorporate the positioning of radiators and plug sockets when making decisions on décor and the layout of the room.

How do I know if the system’s working properly?

One of the biggest misconceptions about underfloor heating is that you’ll feel it underneath your feet. The truth is the marker of a well-functioning system is that you won’t be able to feel it. The floor won’t be cold, but it won’t be obviously warm. Because of that, it’s worth having the system checked once a year by a qualified heating engineer to make sure it’s working as it should and not costing you more money to run. Problems are rare but if something should go wrong, engineers can normally use an infra-red camera to check where the issue is and fix it without having to lift the entire floor. 

The best flooring finishes for underfloor heating

Underfloor heating works with all sorts of floor finishes but the best choices are the ones that transmit the most heat, like tile or stone. Carpet will hold onto some heat but still be effective. If you can, avoid wood, as not only can it expand and move with heat, it’s a natural insulator so you won’t notice enough of a difference to justify spending money on the heating.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

If you’re having electric underfloor heating installed, you’ll need a tradesperson who’s Part P certified to carry out the work. If you’re having a water-based system installed, there are no specific qualifications needed – you’ll just want a plumber or heating engineer who’s handy at connecting pipes and raising floors if needed.

What is Part P?

Part P is a specific part of building regulations which says that if you’re carrying out electrical installation work in a home, you need to design it and install it in a way that protects people from fire and electric shocks. When a tradesperson has this certification, they’re Part P certified. This means they can self-certify that their work complies with building regulations, instead of you needing to report work to your local authority’s building control department for approval.

Insurance for underfloor heating work

There’s no legal requirement for tradespeople to have insurance but it’s good practice for them to have public liability insurance to cover themselves against potential claims for property damage and personal injury.

Building regulations for underfloor heating work

You’ll only need to seek building regulations approval if you choose to have electric underfloor heating installed and your tradesperson isn’t Part P certified.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they show you examples of underfloor heating they’ve installed for other customers?
  • How long does the guarantee last?
  • Do they have insurance and what does this cover?
  • If they’re fitting an electric system, do they have a Part P qualification?
  • Will they be doing the work by themselves or will they be working with somebody else? If somebody else, can they tell you what experience the person has, any relevant qualifications and whether they’re covered by insurance?

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