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Honest reliable quality at a reasonable price . Domestic commercial and industrial work undertaken

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

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Reviewed by Wayne on 22/4/2018

a job well done

Our company is a proven electrical & property related services powerhouse with over 19 years of international experience. We succeeded to grow thanks to excellent relations with our customers and thanks to two of our core values: transparency and honesty. Fully insured & certified by Stroma®.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Stephen on 22/4/2018

We where very pleased with the standard of work by Hani and his colleague Daniel they where exemplary in there attitude and we where impressed by there politeness and the way Hani explained every aspect of the job We will defenatly use them again and will recommend them to all our friends . Thanks for doing a great job. See you soon.

KTM Services looking after people’s homes

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

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Reviewed by Prince on 22/4/2018

Sadly I cannot recommend Kelvin due to his poor workmanship and customer service. All 4 connections he made were left leaking and he promised to come back the next day to fix them but to date no response to numerous calls or texts to rectify the defective installations. He appears inexperienced and had very little tools/ parts needed to do the job. Hence it’s going to cost us more to rectify the issue

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

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Reviewed by Clare on 22/4/2018

Good job. Prompt reply. Professional

D.P.M

Electric underfloor heating

DPM is a family run business with a passion for quality workmanship and real guarantees that you can rely on.We offer a free no obligation quote at a time convenient to you and in most cases if you accept the quote we can get the job done there and then.

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

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Reviewed by peter on 22/4/2018

Very good service

Established since 1989 were a family run business fully insured . We deal with all aspects of the building industry from total rebuild of houses to very small jobs and finishings. were multi trade specialists .experience and knowledge counts . thanks .

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Eric on 22/4/2018

Carried out quicker than expected and to a high standard. Also did a few other "wee jobs" which had been brewing but I hadn't got round to myself. Very efficient and worked round our time schedule without any hassle. All done satisfactorily and reasonably priced. Even came out on a Sunday. Will certainly use again.

I'm a professional tradesman with nearly 20 yrs experience in wall & floor tiling and bathroom design & installation. I offer extremely high quality at prices that you can afford. So get that DREAM Bathroom NOW!!!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Mari on 22/4/2018

Mark has been brilliant! He came in and advised us what the best options were for the job and provided us with a great quote! When I first met with him I enquired about other jobs that I needed done in my property which he has now completed and a number of other jobs lined up for the next few weeks. Really impressed with what he’s done so far, he’s been a god send to us as he’s picked up jobs that other tradesmen have let us down on. He’s kept us right in terms of building warrants and planning permisson

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Melissa on 22/4/2018

Graham is timely, professional and friendly. Worked quickly and well. He initially did one job for me and he did it very well, so I asked him to come back and do another - again done very well. Reasonably priced and highly recommended. Thank you!

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Sandra on 21/4/2018

Charged me for invoices that were only quotes, also I am elderly and disabled which is probably why he acted as he did. Also looking at another persons comments the work seemed to be going on the same time as he kept popping in and out of my house. Mid February.

We are a local company,specialist structural repairs,we can take any project from concept to completion with are own in house chartered engineers. Having the peace of mind of a professional company without the high costs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Yvonne on 21/4/2018

I am delighted with the work that Rob, Paul, Pete, Dan and Andy did demolishing and rebuilding my garden walls. Always reliable, friendly and told me what they would be doing each day. A very professional firm to deal with. My garden was left tidy before they finished each day and everything was taken away when the job was completed. Highly recommended.

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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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