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We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire again.

Archer Gas and Heating Services Ltd

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"Quality and professional service to meet your needs"

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Reviewed by Dean on 9/10/2019

Great service. Richard was a clear communicator both before and during the work. He quickly identified the fault, proposed a solution and carried out the work without hassle and included explanations along the way. Was also very happy to answer my other random heating questions! Highly recommend. -Dean

TJG Services

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Qualified gas engineer with over 10 years experience. No job too big or too small.

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Reviewed by Henryk on 8/10/2019

Tom is very diligent and knows his profession very well. He worked on my problems for nearly 7 hours without a break and did a first rate job. I felt sorry for him by the end of the day, as he was then going to Camden (from Watford) to another job at 7.30 in the evening. Takes pride in what he does and highly recommend.

Boiler Breakdown Services

Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

Boiler Breakdown Services specialise in Boiler Servicing and Maintenance. we cover all Makes and Models of Boilers, We undertake Electrical Fault Finding / System Control Installation / Boiler Installation / General Plumbing and Maintenance. We have over 15 Years Experience in Domestic Maintenance and Installation and have worked for many Years alongside a few of England's Major Insurance Companies. We are here when you need us most....

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Reviewed by Liz on 11/10/2019

Steve did the job efficiently good price a job well done would use again and recommend many thanks

Local Plumbing and Heating Ltd

Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

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Fast,reliable and professional Plumber & Boiler Engineer. Very competitive rate and fully insured.

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Reviewed by Daniel on 9/10/2019

Prompt response and good quality of work.

SureFire

Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

Self employed gas engineer. North West based. Specialise in boiler breakdowns, gas appliance servicing, gas appliance installations and gas safety checks. Honest, reliable, and efficient. Will always do my best to get your boiler fixed on the day.

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Reviewed by Andy on 12/10/2019

I am very pleased with surefire, from the moment I set up the job I was contacted in minutes, the job was organised in minutes and completed when we had agreed for a lesser price than was quoted. I've already set up a return visit for next year. Cheers Sam!

D.TURNER

Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

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David Turner is in his 5th year of trading with Rated People, his clients enjoy a 96% first time fix rate on their boilers and systems. You deserve a quality tradesman on your products,so join 60,000 satisfied clients. Unvented systems and G3 registered

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Reviewed by Helen on 7/10/2019

David came out the same day (evening) to look at my boiler. He was very knowledgable and identified and fixed the problem quickly and tidily. I was very happy with the service and would use again.

AM Heating & Plumbing

Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

we take on all plumbing and heating jobs from dripping taps to full central heating systems. landlord safety checks, boiler servicing, boiler swaps, gas fire servicing, general pipework. new radiators fitted.

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Reviewed by julie on 8/10/2019

Good quality work, Turned up on the day they said they was going too, Gave good advice, Friendly and approachable Good Value, Very happy with the standards of the work and would use this business again. Julie & Kevin

hutton heating

Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

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We are a small family run business who pride ourselves on giving our customers a quality product at a reasonable price. Our main area is specialising in gas boilers and we can guarantee to beat any genuine writen quote by 5%.

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Reviewed by Martin on 9/10/2019

turned up when he said he would even when not feel too well, so I do appreciate turning up. now we have a new quieter boiler. thanks Keith.

L2Z Central Heating & Boiler Repair

Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

Hello there, my name is Adam. I am a qualified and Gas safe registered plumbing and heating engineer. I have been in the plumbing & heating business for many years. My reputation has been and always will be built on good, honest and professional workmanship. I cover everything to do with plumbing, heating and gas installation... I’m reliable, honest and take great pride in my work. I repair Electric boilers as well as gas.

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Reviewed by Lucy on 29/9/2019

Adam was punctual, efficient and very amiable and the service was good value for money. He came out quickly to rectify a problem we had without quibble. Will use again and would recommend.

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What does boiler servicing involve?

Your boiler needs to be serviced annually, and ideally you’ll want to do this just before winter so you’re not caught out when you need it most. Plumbers and heating engineers will generally be less busy before the hectic winter period, too.

It’s a good idea to have your gas pipework checked at the same time, and if you’re a landlord, then you have to do this by law.

It would also be a good idea to get any other gas appliances checked at the same time. Things like hobs, ovens, and fireplaces.

The paramount reason for all this is safety – gas problems can cause fires and carbon monoxide poisioning, so it’s crucial you make the time to get your boiler serviced.

Costs for boiler servicing

  • £60-£100.

The costs for boiler servicing can vary depending on location, time of year, the boiler type, and the time of day. Some tradespeople or larger companies will come out on evenings or weekends but might charge a little more.

Some energy suppliers provide free gas safety checks, usually to customers on means-tested benefits. If you think this applies to you, contact your energy supplier to ask them.

Signs that your boiler or gas appliance needs an urgent service

What’s the difference between a safety check and an appliance service?

A safety check is a series of tests that ensure the appliance is safe to operate. This includes:

  • Setting and adjusting the appliance so the gas is burning correctly.
  • Checking it’s suitable for the room it’s in.
  • Checking it’s securely fitted and properly connected.
  • Checking there’s an adequate air supply.
  • Ensuring any flues or chimneys are operating correctly.
  • Making sure all safety devices are working correctly.

An appliance service, which is what you should be expecting with any standard boiler service, includes the above checks, along with these further ones:

  • Analysis of the combustion exhaust gases to make sure the appliance is burning the gas safely.
  • Checking the condition of the appliance including the effectiveness of any seals and gaskets, along with the cleanliness of heat exchangers etc, as well as checking for any signs of heat or other distress.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Your heating engineer needs to be registered with Gas Safe, ensuring they’re trained and qualified to work with gas.

If you ask for the engineer’s licence number in advance, you can look them up on the Gas Safe register here.

All Gas Safe-registered engineers carry a Gas Safe ID card, which they should be more than happy to show you.

Details to check on the front of the card: 

  • The engineer's photo.
  • The start and expiry dates.
  • The licence number at the top. The same number should be embossed across the middle, too.
  • The security hologram.
  • The engineer is from the business you employed.

Details to check on the back of the card: 

  • The engineer is qualified to carry out the gas job you’ve employed them to do. For boiler servicing, it should say ‘Gas Boiler’. It should also say ‘Pipework’, as this is the engineer’s minimum safety qualification to work in your home.
  • Their qualifications are up-to-date.

What is Gas Safe?

The main focus of the Gas Safe Register is to improve and maintain gas safety to the highest standards. They make sure all gas engineers on the Register, over 120,000, are qualified to work with gas.

They work to protect the public from unsafe gas work through:

  • A national investigations team tracking down illegal gas workers.
  • Regular inspections of Gas Safe-registered engineers.
  • Educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety.
  • Investigating reports of unsafe gas work.

Planning permission for boiler servicing

You don’t need any planning permission for a normal service.

If the boiler needs replacing then planning permission isn’t normally required, but if you live in a listed building you should check with your local planning authority.

If the installation requires a flue outside, it will normally be permitted development if certain conditions are met. See the Planning Portal for more detail.

Insurance for boiler servicing

As always, any good tradesperson should have public liability insurance, which protects against any accidents or damage to your home.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Are they Gas Safe-registered? (They’ll have a valid ID if so).
  • Will they be carrying out a full appliance service rather than a safety check?
  • Most companies or tradespeople have a set price for a boiler service, so make sure you know this advance.

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