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Gas fires provide a very convenient solution when it comes to heating your home in the winter months. But as with any gas appliance, connecting and commissioning a fire requires an expert, accredited tradesperson.

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ADC Property Consultants We provide free quotations at competitive prices. full bathroom installations to full heating systems with a team of tradesmen to complete all variety of jobs. Instagram-adc_property_consultants [email protected]

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Reviewed by Chris on 18/9/2018

Great service - great quality of work. Highly recommended.

Ex services Security Cleared with good interpersonal and organisational skills. I am the sole operator for TEG, specializing in Gas work; specifically servicing and maintenance on Gas boilers, fires and cookers.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 18/9/2018

Very prompt!

Founded in 1995, GK Plumbing & Heating is a well established company that have undertaken a large variety of different installations from straightforward bathroom and boiler replacements to larger domestic heating and bathroom installations, to several large commercial plumbing ventures. Altogether the team have over 50 years experience in plumbing and heating, thus making GK one of the most experienced local plumbing and heating companies around. They can confidently carry out the installation of any boiler or bathroom suite, provide solutions to plumbing and heating problems, as well as offering advice on a variety of plumbing and heating matters, be it energy efficiency or bathroom design. We are Platinum Worcester Bosch Accredited Installers and can offer up to a 10 years manufacturers on all new boiler installations. At a glance, our services include: Gas, LPG & Oil fired heating Boilers repaired & serviced Leaks Ball valves Central Heating & hot water breakdown Cylinders Immersions Tanks Taps Drains unblocked & repaired Bathrooms & Showers Central Heating installed Landlord certificates & gas safety checks Same day repairs As a company, GK are Gas Safe and OFTEC registered, thus allowing them to work on and install gas, LPG and oil appliances. Plus, they have full public liability insurance of up to £5 million. We always aim to put our customers at ease and to create a trusting relationship - which is why we tell you that theres nothing to pay until the job is complete and you are totally satisfied. We never ask for any money up front, unless stated in your quotation (this is for large installations only). Please call us for free estimates and advice on any requirements you may have.

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Reviewed by Lisa on 17/9/2018

prompt efficient service

I am a Gas Safe Registered Engineer. I work on Boiler, Fires and Cookers in Servicing, Breakdown and Installations. I also work in plumbing from a dripping tap to changing radiators. I am an ex Royal Marine so like to think I am hard working and honest

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Reviewed by DAVID on 17/9/2018

Very efficient. Advised price in detail and kept us posted on arrival time. Would certainly recommend.

We provide: Expert gas & oil appliance servicing, repair and installation - to the local community of Cheltenham and surrounding villages. What makes us unique? All our engineers have worked directly for British Gas for a minimum of 10 years and our lead engineer has worked directly for British Gas, Worcester Bosch and the Vaillant Group. We challenge you to find a more skilled and experienced team to maintain your appliances / central heating / hot water system. We are small, local and friendly and yet we offer everything you would expect from large businesses i.e. Online booking, timed 2 hour arrival time slots as standard and the opportunity to arrange for us to call you with 1 hours notice of our visit, avoiding you wasting any time waiting for the engineer to call! Essentially, we are polite, courteous and professional ensuring you always receive the right advice to suit your own specific circumstances. Please get in contact with us today to experience why we are reviewed so highly by our rapidly growing loyal customer base.

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Reviewed by Chris on 16/9/2018

Excellent service. Cannot fault them.

Property Development, Gas Heating, Plumbing, Electrics, Extensions, Garages.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 16/9/2018

great job .....but has not returned calls regarding warranty paperwork for boiler or to start a service on another boiler we have so apart from that he did a great job

40 years repair experience Landlords gas safety, Boiler,Cooker and Fire Repairs and Servicing. Out of hours and weekend calls

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Reviewed by Nigel on 16/9/2018

Tony is a great tradesman. He was punctual and fixed our problem gas fire at the price quoted. He cleaned up afterwards and left us nice and warm. I had tried other people who came and viewed the fire and promised to get back to me, they never did. I would recommend Tony to see the job through and at the price he quoted. He even told me a couple of sites to check on for spare coals for the fire. Tony, you are a top man. Highly recommended.

Elite Gas Services Edinburghs First Choice go to Gas Engineer Very Experienced Ex British Gas Engineer offering 24 hour call out Specialising in Central Heating Boilers Installation Repair Breakdowns Maintenance Servicing Landlords Safety Certification Cookers Hobs Fires .All things Gas I offer 20% off for OAP as well as discount on boiler servicing I offer 10 year warranty on all new boilers and 1 years gurantee on any work carried out outwith New Boilers Ege Property Developements My Property Maintenance side covering all Plumbing aspects to Legionalla Testing to PAT Testing to Carbon Monoxside Detectors Smoke Alarms Painting Decorating all aspects of Property Maintenance .

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Reviewed by Oliver on 16/9/2018

Excellent communication. Arrived on time and did the job for a reasonable price. Would use again.

We have been established over 20 years, providing a comprehensive gas installation service. we are able to provide a one off boiler swap to complete heating systems. We specialise in complete bathroom service from design to full installation, to include tiling electrics and all plumbing and fitting All minor plumbing works undertaken

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Reviewed by Sonya on 15/9/2018

Completely reliable, fixed boiler very quickly.

RL Plumbing & Heating is a Glasgow based company specialising in boiler installs/upgrades, heating systems and boiler breakdowns. We also cover all aspects of plumbing work, from bathroom installations to small repairs. Always working to a high standard.

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Reviewed by Barbara on 14/9/2018

Ross is very professional and skilled. He completed the work and also advised a better way to mend the cistern which he did. There was no mess and he advised about maintenance of the filter. Excellent tradesman

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Gas Fire specialists - what you need to know

Gas fires give you the best of both – more authentic than an electric fire, and quicker to use than an open stove or wood-burning fire. They also provide full control over how much heat your fire pumps out.

They’re also easy to maintain, and installation is usually straightforward thanks to the versatility of most modern units. You don’t necessarily need a chimney for a gas fire, but if you do have one a new unit can usually be fitted to an existing flue.

High-efficiency gas fires are open or glass-fronted and use a flue to send emissions out of your living room safely, while flueless models are designed to work without the need for a chimney. Depending on the type of fire you’re installing, the process will be slightly different. But at its most basic, gas fire installation follows a familiar set of steps.

If an existing gas fire (or an electric or wood-burning stove) is present, that’ll need to be removed. Depending on your decorative requirements, you may then need to “make good” (repair any damage caused by removing the old unit). You can then have the new fire unit (as well as the hearth and surround if you’re also replacing those) installed – always by a Gas Safe-registered professional. 

That last point is key – the complicated and potentially dangerous nature of installing any gas appliance means you must work with a Gas Safe-accredited professional, even if you plan to do some of the work yourself.

Cost of gas fire installation

You’ll probably be charged a day rate according to the amount of work involved in your gas fire installation. Fees for typical jobs range from:

  • £50-£150 to connect and commission a gas fire.
  • £150-£300 to remove an old gas fire and install a new unit.
  • £80-£150 for an annual gas fire service.

How to install a new gas fire

If your home has a chimney, you’ll need to make sure your flue is suitable for a gas fire. This is one of the many reasons for using an experienced, trustworthy professional on this job. They’ll be able to tell you whether the flue is suitable, or if it needs to be relined. Of course, if you’re opting for a flueless fire, or if you’re going to install an external flue, you can skip this step.

Before you begin considering which type of gas fire you might fit, you’ll need to measure your room. This is for a number of reasons. Firstly, there’s a minimum size below which it’s not safe to install a gas fire. The size of the room will also determine where, what size and how many air vents are required. And finally, those dimensions will influence the tolerable maximum and minimum gas pressure of your fire.

Provided your room is big enough and it’s safe to fit a gas fireplace, start by installing air vents. As mentioned above, the size and position of your vents will depend on the room you’re fitting the appliance in. Some high-efficiency gas fires (those using an existing or newly installed flue) might not need air vents, but your heating engineer will be able to advise on this after running the necessary tests. When it comes to air vents, you’ll need a dedicated model designed for use with a gas fire. Opt for a high-quality vent that has an outer cowl. A cheap vent will usually leave you susceptible to drafts.

With your vents sorted, it’s time to decide where your gas fire will go. If you already have a chimney, the answer is going to be fairly obvious. But if you’re newly installing a gas fire, you’ll have a bit more freedom. An external wall, both for the evacuation of gas and a sturdy mount, is usually going to be your best option. After securing the appliance with the supplied wall bracket, a gas line can be run to the inlet point on the fire and connected up. Complete the assembly of the gas fire unit by attaching any fascia or other finishing elements that come with your chosen model.

It’s now time to light the fire and test the emissions to ensure it is operating as required. This is a meticulous task, and if the fire does not meet the exact specification that is stated in the installation guide, your fire must be disconnected from the gas supply and either fixed or replaced.

Types of gas fire

There are a wide range of gas fire types, and the model you choose will probably depend on your home and whether it has a chimney. The four main variations of gas fire are:

  1. High-efficiency (HE) open-front fires – these models are the most common type of gas fire. They have the look and feel of an open stove fire and offer around 75% heating efficiency. As well as convected radiating heat from the fire unit, their pebble or coal fuel-effect stones transmit heat around your room too.
  2. Glass-front HE and outset HE fires – similar in operation to a standard HE fire, these units are glass fronted to help the spent gas travel in the intended direction out of your room. That also means they are more efficient (up to 89%), and they radiate heat to a larger area. The outset variant can sit on a hearth in front of a wall or chimney, rather than being set inside it.
  3. Balanced-flue HE gas fires – the simplest choice for those who want a gas fire but don’t have a chimney or flue. This glass-fronted gas fire has its own flue pipe, which vents through an external wall. This style of gas fire is particularly efficient, and usually fairly compact too – making installation straightforward.
  4. Flueless gas fires – another solution for homes without a chimney or flue, these fires are clean burning, and feature a catalytic converter. This removes the nasty stuff from gas emissions and releases safe air back into the room. Most flueless gas fires are also fitted with Oxygen Depletion Sensors for safety, which turns the fire off if the air quality drops below a certain level.

Gas fires can also be fitted with one of three different controls – a simple top control, a remote control or good old manual operation.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

We’ve not been too subtle about this so far, and we won’t stop now – it’s absolutely crucial that your gas fire installer is Gas Safe accredited. That’s the minimum (and mandatory) requirement from your tradesperson. But it may also be beneficial for them to carry HETAS (solid fuel trade body) or NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) qualifications too.

As well as these certifications, your gas appliance professional should be more than happy to show off their wide range of customer references, and evidence of previous jobs they have completed to a high standard.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Public liability insurance is vital for all work conducted on your home, and it’s particularly important here – with the potential for gas leaks and damage to your property. Make sure your tradesperson holds (and can show you proof of) full public liability insurance.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • What type of gas fire would they recommend, and why?
  • Can they remove your old fire too?
  • Are they Gas Safe registered?
  • Do they also hold HETAS or NICEIC accreditation?
  • Can they offer a warranty on their work?

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