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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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Gas Management Services specialize in the installation of Fireplaces for gas & solid fuel. We also install gas fires including flueless and sweep chimneys. We can carry out all building alterations required and offer a free 24 month warranty on all work.

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Reviewed by Steve on 14/1/2019

Tony provided a great service to us. He was knowledgeable and professional, cleaning as he went through our service. Would definitely use again.

We are a company offering a top service at competitive rates. Keeping you informed with a comprehensive Quote & being on time and within budget our engineers are city & guilds qualified .we now except credit & debit card payments on site

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Reviewed by Tom on 27/11/2018

Both Billy and Kevin were great, excellent workmanship and good communication though-out. There are a lot of regs that you don’t realise about when fitting a new gas fire and they guided me through that process effortlessly. Left them the keys to do the work while I was at work, came back to a complete job and the room left clean and tidy. I would highly recommend. Tom

I STARTED TRADING IN 2008 AFTER WORKING FULL TIME WITH BRITISH GAS FOR 18 YEARS. MY BUSINESS TOOK ME IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION WHICH NOW INCLUDES ALL ASPECTS OF HOME MAINTENANCE. MY BUSINESS AS GROWN THROUGH CUSTOMER RECOMMENDATIONS. SINCE THEN I HAVE BUILT UP A PORTFOLIO OF LOYAL CUSTOMERS. EVOLVE HOME MAINTENANCE HAS OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, FROM A BROKEN BOILER TO RE-DECORATION, WE WILL DO IT RIGHT FIRST TIME EVERY TIME. IF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE HAPPY THEN WE ARE HAPPY. WE OFFER FREE ESTIMATES AND 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL OUT. CHECKOUT OUR CUSTOMER FEEDBACK, IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN FIND US ON EVOLVEHOMEMAINTENANCE.COM

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Reviewed by Maria on 17/12/2018

Just to reiterate the price was high due to the unpleasant nature of the job. Simon explained it was higher than anticipated due to the pipework involved under the floorboards (very tight space). This was explained by Simon before we accepted the quote. Sometimes a slightly higher price is justified, I believe this was one of those scenarios which is why we accepted the quote.

I am a qualified time served heating engineer /plumber with gas qualification .complete heating systems , boiler breakdown repair , servicing and bathroom fitting. Also have have access to other tradesmen who can carry out work along side myself .

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Reviewed by Ben on 3/1/2019

Great job

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

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Reviewed by Sonia on 14/1/2019

Stewart got in touch almost immediately, visited the next day, ordered the part needed very quickly and fixed the combi-boiler the following day, after receiving the part in the morning. He was always friendly and accommodating and charged a very fair price . Very much appreciated his quick response and excellent repair.

The task of finding reliable people who do not charge you a small fortune for their services can be a tricky business but now you can rest-assure that you have found a reliable, trustworthy and cost-efficient company. please check my ratings on mybuilder

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Reviewed by Debbie on 9/1/2019

Fast efficient fruendly well informed service. Would def recommend and use again.

Gas & Heating services company (established 1990) based in Leeds. Specialists in INSTALLATIONS, REPAIRS and MAINTENANCE of BOILERS / COOKERS / FIRES and FIREPLACES / WATER HEATERS / GAS SAFETY CHECKS. All work FULLY guarenteed.

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Reviewed by Michael on 5/1/2019

Quick , On time and very professional , couldn’t be more pleased ??

"Quality and professional service to meet your needs"

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Reviewed by Vicky on 14/1/2019

Very pleased with Richard - prompt, friendly, professional and clearly very knowledgeable. Will definitely use Richard again in future

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 Jonathan on 19/12/2018

Tony was brilliant! Really friendly and helpful. Sorted the boiler and radiators really quickly. Thank you!

Hi I am a gas safe registered company which provides all aspects of gas engineering including gas safety's, servicing, installation, breakdowns and plumbing. I always provide a friendly, safe and professional service to customers.

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Reviewed by Steve on 2/12/2018

Good job

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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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