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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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I offer a professional, friendly, value for money service, carry out central heating installations from Combi swaps, to full heating installations and upgrades. I service and fix all domestic gas appliances I'm avWorcester accredited installer but install any make or model of boiler and also repair and service any boiler, fire or cooker. I also offer emergency call outs 24-7 there are also no deposit finance options available for new boilers or expensive repairs.

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Reviewed by Thomas on 30/3/2020

Dave responded to my request very promptly. I explained the problem to him and he called to my home about 2 hours later. The trouble with my boiler was more serious than first anticipated. He said he could do the job, but as Worcester have a set one off repair price , I would be wiser to get them in. He then got in touch with Worcester and gave them information as to what was wrong and arranged for them to come and repair it. That was above and beyond what many other contractors would have done. Thanks.

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 Davinder on 1/3/2020

So happy with the work that Anthony did, he came out on a Sunday and explained everything to me and the cost was great value.

Welcome to Gas Co Solutions for all your gas, plumbing and heating needs. We are a gas safe registered company located in Birmingham. We cover the West Midlands.

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Reviewed by Michael on 13/3/2020

Good comms and job done promptly. Thanks

Gas safe registered plumber for central heating, boiler installations, landlords certificates, fires,kitchen appliances and general plumbing jobs.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 13/2/2020

Robert did an excellent job and I would not hesitate to recommend his work. I will definitely call on him for any further works.

we are a small heating and plumbing business whos majority of work is word of mouth.We are very professional and value your opinion. we do all gas and water related work as well as doing work for local councils and landlords.REFERENCES ALWAYS AVAILABLE

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Reviewed by Neil on 25/6/2019

Good quality boiler installed, reliable and friendly Heating and hot water works well Called him back for two leaks on the heating system, and then for three leaks on two radiators - (plumbing is not easy...) - he was more than happy to return to fix the little oozi leaks in good time Couple of weeks later, gas leak at the meter from flux that had been dripped onto the steel flexible pipe had eaten through and corroded the 'anaconda' - apparently a common cause of leak according to the gas emergency team

We are a long established company who specialize in boiler replacements at affordable prices. We are Worcester Bosch approved, all plumbing work undertaken, plus all kitchens and bathrooms, and conversions.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 26/12/2019

Neil responded quickly to our call for help. Our boiler was too old to fix so he fitted a new one. We paid more than we expected, but he did a good job.

Dear Customers, I am a tiler and gas safe plumber, trading since 2005. Bathroom, kitchen, flooring, heating installations. Offering very competitive prices without any compromise to the quality finish. I do not charge VAT.

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Reviewed by Dil on 20/6/2019

Good price, good work, no hidden costs, would recommend and use myself again.

I have owned and run my plumbing and heating business for 11 years and provide a friendly, professional service. With over 16 years experience I can accommodate all your plumbing needs from changing a leaky tap to full central heating and underfloor systems.

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Reviewed by Lyn on 6/9/2019

Excellent service very pleased with my new radiator. Would certainly be using charlie clarke for any future jobs

DSJ plumbing is a professional company covering the Edinburgh & Lothians and we specialise in all areas of Plumbing from blocked toilets and drains, burst pipes, siezed taps, to replacements and installations. All work done to a very high standard

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Reviewed by neil on 15/3/2020

Dean arrived ahead of schedule and carried out the service to my boiler . would recommend . quick happy and worked around my time schedule. very reasonably priced too. Thanks Dean.

Welcome to our profile. We aim to provide a professional service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With over 20 years experience, we guarantee the highest standard of work from our fully trained engineers. Please see our ratings for 100% piece of mind. We are continuing our services throughout this Covid 19 pandemic, following government guidelines on who can continue to work. Emergency call outs will take priority over any other works.

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Reviewed by Babatunde on 20/3/2020

The task was completed and drain unblocked.

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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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