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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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Ultimate Gas Services are a local friendly company that are committed to giving you an outstanding service. From our high quality workmanship, competitive pricing and fully qualified tradesmen. We carry out our work with efficiency and pride and ensuring the customer is always happy. Providing a warm home and hot showers for the people of the West Midlands with over 17 years experience. If you would like us to give you a free obligatory quote then don’t hesitate in giving us a call. We are also accredited installers for a number of boiler manufacturers, giving you 10 year extended warrantys

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Reviewed by Sheryl on 27/10/2020

Really pleased with the service we got. Quick and efficient, would definitely recommend and use again.

I specialise in providing a wide range of heating, gas and plumbing services to domestic customers throughout Essex, Hertfordshire and London. My aim is to provide all of my customers with a professional, honest and reliable service that is excellent value for money. I am a highly skilled and experienced Gas Safe engineer with plumbing qualifications and experience, giving you complete peace of mind that your gas and plumbing works are in safe hands.

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Reviewed by Tracey on 27/10/2020

Arrived on time done a fantastic job and very tidy would definitely hire again

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 Meden on 24/10/2020

Very good. Came on time and explained everything. Now I have a fabulous new boiler

apprentice trained plumbler and gas engineer over 21 years experience always happy to help Don’t mind big jobs little jobs any job

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Reviewed by Daniel on 14/10/2020

Fitted the boiler. Looks well...

All gas central heating work carried out by experienced tradesmen

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Reviewed by Colin on 24/10/2020

This job was completed in professionally and quickly, highly recommend

Domestic Gas Work

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Reviewed by Simon on 22/8/2020

Hamel and his colleague Patrick did an excellent job converting my toilet room, into a 2nd bathroom, adding in both a sink and shower. Hamel consulted me thoroughly before the job, so we could plan out exactly what parts I would need and ultimately, it was his vision and creativity that enabled me to get such a good end result. They came in and did the job in 4 days, working 12+ hour days in +30 Degree heat. I was extremely impressed both by their attitude and workmanship. Great job!

Hi I am focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction with over 10 years experience .You can be confident that I will deliver the highest standards on which my reputation of being reliable,honest and recommended has been build

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Reviewed by Stacie on 13/7/2020

Efficient, friendly, good communication throughout and a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend

Glasgow gas boiler specialists Absolute Gas Services Our highly professional gas engineers can cater for all your gas and central heating needs in Glasgow and surrounding areas of Central Scotland.

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Reviewed by Kris on 29/8/2020

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I am a Gas Safe registered heating engineer based in Manchester. I specialise in boiler repairs and installations. I am accredited with Vaillant and can offer their extended warranties.

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Reviewed by Greg on 20/9/2020

Patrick called me within minutes of posting my job. He was here within the hour. He let me know when he was setting off. He did an excellent job and you can tell he cares which is just wonderful. I will definitely be contacting him in the future for any further work. Thank you Patrick!

heating engineer with 30 years of experience

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Reviewed by Angus on 26/10/2020

Dean was great and quoted my partner with a price for the job before going ahead.

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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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