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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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RAPH Ltd providing energy efficient plumbing and heating solutions to help you cut the cost of you energy bill.Our aim is to leave the customer fully satisfied and happy to engage our services in the future. Approve installer Vaillant,Glow.Worm,Worcester

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Reviewed by Govind on 24/3/2022

Prompt and efficient. Good work and cleaned up after the job. Only downside was it costed £450 to replace a diverter valve :(

Your local, friendly and reliable plumbing, heating and electrical services

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Reviewed by Brian on 29/12/2021

Avoid these guys like covid

MGR Plumbing and Heating Limited provide both domestic and commercial customers with a wide range of plumbing and heating services. In addition to general plumbing we can provide boiler repairs, servicing & installation, central heating servicing, bathroom installations, underfloor heating installations and more.

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Reviewed by Darren on 5/5/2022

Quick to respond and arrived on the Saturday morning as discussed. Polite and friendly, he resolved the issue without any difficulty. We will be in touch when the boiler needs to be serviced. Thanks

First Rate Boilers are focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. First Rate Boilers carry out all domestic gas, plumbing & heating work. FREE quotation and advice.

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Reviewed by Raymond on 14/5/2022

Came on time

SWB Heating & Gas services offer all of your plumbing and heating needs, from a dripping tap to a full central heating system and much more. We are a small family run business with customer care at the forefront of everything we do. All jobs are carried out professionally and to the highest standard from start to finish, we will not let you down. Full apprenticeship served in City Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Domestic Gas utilisation installation and maintenance. Domestic Nat. Gas LPG + Building Regulations + Combustion performance gas analysis + Domestic Cookers/hobs + Gas Fire + Gas Boiler + Leisure/Miscellaneous appliances + Gas Meters + Gas installation pipework + Domestic flued range cookers + Domestic tumble dryer + Vented hot water storage cylinders + Gas Water heaters - Asbestos awareness

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Reviewed by Dave on 7/5/2022

Started of very helpful and reassuring and it's a shame I've had to put this negative review. The night prior to coming I was told he was coming a couple of hours later than planned, then in the morning apparently the van wasn't working so got a message will have to rearrange and this was 2 weeks ago. No further contact from Sean. Please keep to your word if you say your doing a job, please do it. Let down.

Hello I'm Steven from SB Heating & Gas services. Why Select me? - 650+ 5 star reviews in 16 months in business - Awarded the BARK Certificate of Excellence in gas 2021 - All work is fully insured (Public liability) + Guaranteed by Google through the google guarantee program - ONLY Gas Engineer in Glasgow on the government and police backed SCOTTS Trusted Trader Program Boiler, Cooker & Fire: Service, Replacement, Appliance Disconnection & Installation Landlord Certificates Smart Controls Gas Safety Certificates Gas leaks & Pipework issues Based in Bearsden, whole of Greater Glasgow covered Same Day Service available!

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Reviewed by Nichola on 14/5/2022

Brilliant communication job done on time and perfectly.

We are a family ran business with over 20 years in the trade. We have just expanded our work load to gas & engineering. Please visit our Facebook page for our project displays and reviews Facebook :- SPS Gas Services Twitter :- @gas_sps Instagram :- @spsgas Tiktok :- spsgas

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Reviewed by Gill on 14/4/2022

SPS came and fixed what I can only describe as a botched job for me. My bathroom is now what I imagined,wish I had hired them first time round. Arrived on time,tidy workers,finished as planned and very reasonably priced,would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you Shanel,Scott and team.

J IRELAND PLUMBER Plumbing and Heating Services Installation-Service-Repair Edinburgh-Lothians-Borders-Fife Providing you with years worth of trade knowledge, experience, expertise and professionalism For further information please visit our website or find us on Google

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Reviewed by Andrew on 19/5/2022

As good as a tradesman can get: gave me a price, turned up on time and cracked on with the job. New shower installed and working perfectly. He charged as quoted, and gave an email invoice with guarantee in case anything goes wrong within 6 months. Great to deal with - many thanks!

Welcome to JBLB plumbing and gas Services . We are a small family-run plumbing company who specialise in domestic plumbing repairs and installations, radiator and boiler upgrades,bathroom installation and mobility / walk in showers. As a company, We pride itself on delivering all of our customers with a prompt and reliable service, no matter how small the job may be. We also offer discounts to OAPs for most small plumbing repairs and installations.

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Reviewed by Jamie on 20/5/2022

small hard working family run business providing a reliable cheap and honest service We specialise in gas central heating installations Combi boiler replacement specialist We also specialise in all other plumbing and heating repairs and maintenance

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Reviewed by carol on 10/5/2022

Chris attended early, carried out diagnostics very quickly to identify issue. New Boiler required, he returned the next day and work completed within 3 hours. Fantastic. I would highly recommend to others and use again.

Capital 2020ltd is a well respected Gas Heating Plumbing firm with a wealth of experience. We are Veissman Boiler accredited installers which magazine best buy 2018. offering up to 10 year warranty on certain boilers. we are both reliable and fast working. We can also offer maintenance programmes for customers. offering the whole spectrum across the heating and gas trade. Rest assured you are in safe hands should you require any work done at your property. we also give a 10% discount to Oaps. dont call anyone else we are the no1. also we can offer diacounts to landlords shoul you require any gas safety certificates.

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Reviewed by Richard on 26/4/2022

Really good quick job, would recommend

Coral Energy was setup in 2010 and has continued to grow through word of mouth by keeping our standards high on every job and always putting the customers needs first. We specialise in boiler & bathroom installations. Please check out our 5 star reviews from our satisfied customers.

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Reviewed by Sean on 20/4/2022

Did the job perfectly and hired them again to a few other jobs for me aswell.

We are a family run plumbing business that covers all aspects of plumbing, heating and bathroom installations in the London, Essex and Kent areas. We are gas safe qualified for boiler installations, Gas fires, hobs, cookers and most things gas. We are also G3 qualified for unvented cylinder installations. We have been trading for over 10 years and have gained a very good reputation in that time for reliability, good value for money and excellent customer service. In fact many of our customers have become friends over the years!

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Reviewed by Nyarai on 10/2/2019

Sorry for the late feedback; thank you very much Dave for a job well done. Very professional,tidy,friendly and punctual .Would recommend their service to anyone looking for a plumber.Great service and good price

Hello and welcome to our profile. Our names are Stuart & Sam. We are proud owners of Oak Homes Bespoke Building. Covid-19 Update: We are still working during these difficult times and would like to reassure our customers of recent operational changes to keep both staff and consumers safe. We are wearing PPE, practising social distancing and sanitising surfaces we contact. Stuart started plumbing, heating, drainage & bathroom refurbishments 10 years ago straight from education with every needed qualification from building water regs to NVQ. Sam started building, refurbishments, extensions, housing, carpentry and much more for over 15years with all current qualifications. This is why we create a very well established business relationship as our trades are the heart and spine of every building project and we are both masters in our trade, we take pride in every last project we complete - as you’re only as best as your last! Our people skills have led us to form working relationships with reputable, likeminded partners who can be called on for sub-contracting work when called upon. We take on all types of work; from small flats/ houses to small commercial to a range of full building specifications. This includes: - New builds - Extensions - Refurbishments - All plumbing, bathroom & heating - All bespoke carpentry and steel - All electrical work and sign offs -Maintenance -Free on-site quote We also offer on-site advice. Please call today for honest, clear advice and a free quote.

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Reviewed by Carrie-Ann on 5/7/2021

Good communication, flexible and accommodating when I needed to move the original date. Job delivered as asked, friendly and efficient. Will use again and would recommend.

Hi, my name is Robert and I’m a sole trader specifically within the plumbing sector, I have over 32 years experience within the water industry in both the commercial and domestic area from small domestic reactive maintenance to large scale commercial installations. I’m competitively priced, reliable and punctual. I can also offer a 10% discount to all customers over 65. Old Park FM is a new buisness started in March 2020. I have a very good eye for detail with an excellent problem solving capability which is key to reactive maintenance. I can offer the below services: Bathroom installation. Hot & Cold water system maintenance. Full Hot & Cold water installations for new builds. Both vented and unvented system installations and maintenance. Tap changes. Drainage installations. Cold Water Storage tank changes.

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Reviewed by Karen on 2/10/2021

Excellent plumber. Robert fitted 2 new radiators last minute after separate plumber let us down. He was conscientious, great communicator, trustworthy & reliable. Highly recommend.

My Company name angrej construction LTD I am builder

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Reviewed by Ali on 9/6/2020

Great value for work done.

We are a local plumbing and heating company which specialises in the plumbing repairs , installation repair and service of gas appliances. No job is too small from a tap washers to a new boiler. We give expert and honest advise. We cover Bolton bury Chorley and Manchester

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Reviewed by Tina on 18/11/2012

Very friendly, helpful and hardworking. Will definately use again :) x

Gas Safe Registered engineer covering all aspects of domestic gas small plumbing and electrical works. All white goods covered (gas appliances, electric appliances, washing machines dishwashers, fridges etc) integrated works also undertaken. Please Note: Call out charges apply

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Reviewed by Sheila on 16/11/2021

Arrived promptly. Efficient service. Would use again.

We are an electrical & multi task company with over 20 years customer satisfaction provided. Rewiring,fault finding,lighting and electrical certification.

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Reviewed by Ukachi on 12/4/2022

Lucas did a great job fixing the wiring and a light fitting. He was prompt and cleaned up after the job. I would definitely hire him again.

WE PROVIDE THE PERFECT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING, HEATING AND PROPERTY NEEDS Our excellent customer service is key to building a relationship between us and our clients. We treat every individual needs as our own, ensuring the best possible solution

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Reviewed by Ketan on 21/7/2019

Had a really tricky issue with my underfloor heating that various tradesman couldn't resolve. Delroy from Secta took a methodical approach, diagnosed it and then fixed it. He also helped me upgrade both my underfloor and central heating system, Highly recommend

GilliesPropertyLtd We're a small business covering all aspects of property maintenance, from Heating & Plumbing Electrical Services all part P and 18th addition. All engineer's fully Qualified Domestic & Commercial

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Reviewed by Gerry on 5/4/2022

Very happy Ross was very professional and prompt on Time would happy to recommend this professional

i local and reliable plumbing and heating company with 25 years experience. covering all aspects of plumbing and heating work big and small

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Reviewed by Robert on 22/12/2021

First class job , very helpful clean and tidy , would recommend

With over 10 years experience in plumbing and heating and gas safe qualified boiler servicing engineers, we focus on offering a quality service at an affordable price, ensuring your boiler service and gas appliances is finished to the highest standard and maintaining the safety and reliability of your gas boiler,

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Reviewed by William on 10/7/2021

Mo was great. Arranged to come over the next day and the job was done quickly and really well. He was very professional and easy to get along with. I’ll be using him for future jobs too. Thanks Mo!

Radegast Engineering has over 27 years of experience, providing mechanical contracting services to domestic, industrial and commercial clients. We have a strong commitment to Health & Safety. Radegast Engineering has the in-house engineering experience. Our mechanical engineers provide design and installation of Gas, Air-conditioning, Heating, Cooling, Ventilation and Steam services in any application. Our engineers will also undertake Hot and Cold Water and Drainage aspects of the project. Each of our engineers have excellent knowledge of gas appliances as they all have worked for boiler manufactures such as, Valliant, Glowworm, Ideal Boilers and AO Smith. So you can be guaranteed a manufactures level of service .

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Reviewed by Maggie on 13/2/2022

Super helpful guys. Cooperative and knowledgeable, they installed our new heat pump without fuss and within agreed price, thank you Rad.

We are specialist in boiler install, repair,services and in plumbing work.

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Reviewed by Andy on 24/3/2022

Domestic and Commercial Plumbing and Heating. Plant rooms , Tank rooms, Boilers installing , Heat pumps, pipe work, risers, Bathrooms, Power flashing , Motorisation.

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Reviewed by sarah on 3/3/2022

Very pleased with the fit of oven and hob, nice guy, just got on with the job,and made no fuss when I bought the wrong size hob,just borrowed our jigsaw and cut the opening wider, highly recommend Catalin

A highly Qualified family run Business Gas Safe, Corgi, Achilles UVDB, Credited Engineers for over 34 years in commercial , domestic heating, gas, oil & LPG. Installations, breakdowns & service. Boiler installation, testing and purging, plumbing & all water services.

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Reviewed by Scott on 27/1/2022

Quite possibly the most professional service I've had work on a property in all my years working as a Project Manager. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Paul Cardy & Team would absolutely have them back again on future jobs.

We are a very responsible and accurate people with high standard of work. Attention on details and happy costumer is our priority. Painting, tiling, floor,dry laying, plasterbord,tape jointing, plastering is our service for you.

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Reviewed by Oluwakemi on 23/3/2022

Alan was just the man for the job, very good with the job. I am very pleased with the job and I will recommend him again and again. His price his reasonable and affordable. He was very specific of when he will finish the job! And he did before the day! with a good Job...very happy with his job.

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

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Reviewed by Chris on 2/4/2021

Excellent and prompt work by Alex, very tidy worker clearing everything up after him and so quick to do a job for us. Will definitely use him again

boiler installation/repair central heating plumbing bathroom design and installation

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Reviewed by susan on 4/10/2021

Turned up on time, fully understood what was required. Advised of safety issues. Completed the job within stated time. Clean & tidy. Would recommend & I would use again.

Building for your comfort!

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Reviewed by Phebe on 20/5/2022

Great job done on my garden. Punctual and very professional service. I will happily recommend and use again. Thanks Andrei

we deal with all aspecs of plumbing and heating.we work to a very high standard and make sure our customers are satisfied.all works carried out are guaranteed. general building also a speciality .

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Reviewed by Julie on 18/5/2022

Quick did the job there and then would use again many thanks

Skilled tradesman who is reliable, efficient and excellent value. Ive worked employed for 6 years with a fast pace growing company, im now running my own jobs and maintanace and im keen to make a good name for myself. You will not be dissapointed with my customer service and work rate. I look forward to working with you. I am Gas Safety Rsgistered

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Reviewed by Vicky on 30/3/2022

Fantastic service and work carried out quickly and professionally, highly recommended

I'm a time served fully qualified gas engineer and plumber with 18 years experience in all aspects of plumbing and heating. I'm looking to provide a smart and reliable service that can can be depended on!

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Reviewed by Philip on 8/1/2020

Good, friendly. Quickly sorted.

Here at BBtrades we specialise in gas installation and bathroom renovation. Our team of professionals have over 50 years of experience and ensure top quality results. Check out or Facebook page @BBtrades for photos and reviews of our work.

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Reviewed by Chris on 29/4/2022

Did the job quickly and to a high standard

ECM Heating and Plumbing Services The company is a small family business maintaining and installing gas appliances and heating systems and looking to expand over the coming years. We are Gas Safe registered and firmly believe that our customers are key business success. Services Servicing boilers Break downs Cooker service Landlord certificates New installs And all plumbing jobs undertaken. High Quality Standards Our primary objectives are to develop our business whilst adapting to new energy innovation, initiatives and to continue to deliver services to our clients achieving absolute satisfaction to our customers. Customer Satisfaction Customer retention and new business opportunities are crucial to our objectives and we are focused on meeting customer needs and expectations, as well as dealing productively with any complaints or suggestions in ways to improve the quality of service.

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Reviewed by Victoria on 26/10/2020

A very helpful and punctual service. Will definitely recommend to friends.

We are a plumbing and heating company that carries out all plumbing and heating work and internal building works from Full central heating systems, Bathroom and Kitchen installations to leaky taps.

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Reviewed by Adam on 19/4/2020

Great service, very understanding with what I was expecting and do a great job, would recommend

Trust is everything At Warm Sure Heating, we understand being trusted with ensuring your home is warm with no leaks is a big responsibility. That’s why with every task we face, we approach it as if it was our own home. Having worked in new builds and existing homes, we’re proud to have been the solution for so many households. Over the years we have listened to our customers and have continued to improve our service so you won’t have any nasty surprises like some of the stories we’ve heard about our competitors. At Warm Sure Heating we have the skills and experience to guarantee your work will go without a hitch from start to finish. We will advise you on what needs to be done and how we’re going to do it giving you piece of mind on your project regardless of what the job is. Customer service is something we care passionately about at Warm Sure Heating – and always have. Our unparalleled attention to customer satisfaction ensures you’ll always experience service quality that’s the envy of the industry. Why choose Warm Sure Heating? Reliable and punctual… we believe that’s just being respectful and goes without saying. We pride ourselves on offering you an outstanding, affordable installation, maintenance gas, heating and plumbing service not just to our surrounding areas but to the whole Uk. We’re friendly but professional which is reassuring when having tradesmen in your home. Wide range of services which include gas, heating, electrical, building work, plastering and much more. We also specialise in domestic electrical installations. We are NICEIC registered and listed on the UK electrical safety register. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver a high quality service at an unbeatable price. We won't be beaten on price! Experience a Clean & Tidy As We Go Policy Busy life, don’t worry well contact you and arrange a suitable time so you’re not waiting in vain. Highly competitive and flexible pricing Flexible finance available Will beat any written like-for-like quote Gas Safe Registered NICEIC approved contractor

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Reviewed by Amy on 24/1/2022

During a tough time during covid we hire this team to install our boiler. The install was carried out to the highest standard and we could not be happier. We had the boiler replaced but a week later all the radiators replaced also. House has never been warmer.

Hi Iv'e been in the trade since leaving school in 1976 and have worked for various employers before going self employed in 1999 specialising mainly in Central Heating & Bathroom installs Please feel free to call me should you need any advice.

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Reviewed by Jim on 24/1/2022

Thanks Clive Very pleased with my ensuite refit. Jim Droitwich

HELLO. MY NAME IS GRIGORE CHIS A MULTI TRADESMAN WITH MAIN TRADE CARPENTRY, JOINERY WHO WORKS IN PARTENERSHIP WITH 4 OTHER PROFESIONALS. WE COVER A LARGE RANGE OF TRADES LIKE CARPENTRY, ELECTRICITY, TILING, PLASTERING, PAINTING, PLUMBING.

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Reviewed by Ian on 24/9/2021

Professional finish and completed quicker than expected. Will use again for sure. Thanks Grig.

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by Lisa on 3/6/2021

Really pleased with the job that Steve and his team carried out. We had windows and a back door replaced as well as a full kitchen re-fit. All the work was done to a high standard by friendly reliable tradesmen. I would highly recommend SB builders.

we currently have 35 yrs in the building service industry and we install & supply all types of boilers , bathrooms electrical and renovations and loft conversions. etc and we offer a comprehensive guarantee .

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Reviewed by Keith on 16/5/2022

Very professional from quote to completion. New boiler fitted with minimum inconvenience and at a very competitive price. Thank you.

Kalm Gas & Plumbing Ltd has a network of professionals that together have over 15 years experience in: - Gas Safety Certificates - Boiler Repairs & Services - Gas appliance Installations & Services - Gas appliance Breakdown & Annual Service - Gas appliance Landlord Certificates - Plumbing & Heating - Bathroom Renovations & Installations - Kitchen Renovations & Installation - Wooden & Laminate Flooring & Porcelain Tiling Kalm Gas & Plumbing Ltd is able to provide an affordable solution to your property improvement project with a high quality service. We are Gas Safe registered and are fully insured. Get in touch today!

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Reviewed by Suresh on 4/3/2022

Very friendly and helpful, very professional and knowledgable. I would highly recommend

Self employed Plumbing Heating & Gas engineer with an additional really good professional adult trainee. Very honest, reliable and very friendly service :)

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Reviewed by Thomas on 10/5/2022

Domestic Gas Work

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Reviewed by Adnan on 13/5/2022

Hamel was very polite and patient and completed the job to a high standard. He took his time to test everything before leaving. Throughout the works, he explained the current progress and next steps. Hamel did not rest until the job was complete. He is a friendly, honest and genuine engineer. He completed the work to a high standard with zero mess. I would highly recommend Radiant Homes for any future work.

We cover all aspects of plumbing and gas work to a high standard.

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Reviewed by Richard on 16/5/2018

Tom is a very reliable and professional tradesman, price was very reasonable and work was carried out to a high standard, would highly recommended.

At LDP Plumbing & Water Hygiene Services we offer a vast range of services including bathroom refurbishments, general maintenance, leak repair, and many many more. All with a high level of quality and professionalism. All of our work is guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Mike on 28/3/2016

Nice chap, very open and honest. Decided to hold off for now as problem was worse than I expected, and need to evaluate options. Was able to diagnose issue that other plumber had failed to identify.

PlumbFix We offer specialist Plumbing and Gas services from a leaking tap to a new Heating system installation. Emergency call out available 24/7 Covering South Yorkshire and surrounding areas

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Reviewed by John on 8/5/2022

Prompt, professional service from Anwaar.He fully explained the process of the work he carried out and gave advice regarding the maintenance of the central heating system.He was polite and considerate. We will use his services again without hesitation.

We are a small friendly business who have over ten years of experience in the building trade, we have exceptionally high standards, whether it be an odd job to a complete renovation project. Topspec property maintenance covers all your property needs!

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Reviewed by DEE on 23/9/2020

Never came back with quote. Clearly not interested in the job which he could just have said on site. I won’t use rated people again.

ADC Property Consultants We provide 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 Dionne on 17/8/2021

Andrew and his colleague were very professional, motivated to complete the work to a high standard and completed the job effectively. I was very impressed and grateful, thank-you Andrew.

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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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Gas fire removal and re-fit

Looking for older gas fire to be removed and replaced with new modern one - looking for this as soon as possible.

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We would like to install a new gas fire into a previous fireplace that has been closed-up. There is currently no gas pipe to the fireplace so that...

Old gas fire removed and...

Old gas fire removed and supply capped of

Service my Gazco Stove

l have a Gazco Clarendon gas stove running on LPG. The pilot light is not working. I suspect in need a new thermocouple and spark ignitor

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We want to install a gas fire and fireplace surround into a space previously occupied by a wood burning stove. There is a liner in the chimney but we...

installing a gas fire

I have a small chimney opening and I don't know wether I want to board it up and just make a feature wall OR install a small gas fire in the fireplace...

Install new gas fire

We would like to install a new gas fire into a previous fireplace that has been closed-up. There is currently no gas pipe to the fireplace so that...

We want to install a gas fire...

We want to install a gas fire and fireplace surround into a space previously occupied by a wood burning stove. There is a liner in the chimney but we...

fire installation

hi we live in a new build with no chimney but want a gas fire. we want a quote for fitting of a flu to external wall and full installation of a gas...

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Removal of gas fire and surround. Opening of chimney fir real fire and fitting of new fire surround.

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