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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

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair

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Reviewed by Cath on 17/2/2018

Craig responded very quickly to my request and we kept in touch by text. He arrived on time on the agreed day, worked thoroughly and efficiently in checking all appliances in order for a Landlord's Certificate to be issued. Delighted with his humour and professionalism and will certainly be using him again for servicing and certification. Craig doesn't mind travelling further than 'local' which is a godsend to us in Kidderminster. I would be more than happy to recommend Craig for your 'gas' jobs!

I’m a plumbing and heating engineer and have been for 18 years,we cover all aspects of plumbing ,heating and gas bathrooms, radiators boiler swaps, taps to tap washers

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair

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Reviewed by David on 17/2/2018

Steve Jones arrived promptly. Explained the job in hand clearly. Really good service provided. Would recommend.

1up Plumbing Services LTD is a small local company based in the East end of Glasgow. With over 10 years of Plumbing expertise and knowledge, no job is too small. We cover all Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Power Showers and Pump

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Reviewed by Ian on 17/2/2018

Delighted with the work done. Very professional and pleasant. Would certainly use them again in the future.

We at Elite Building Services North undertake all electrical, plumbing, joinery and plastering work. Quality work at reasonable price assured.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Kirsty on 17/2/2018

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Experienced Gas engineers polite, courteous and friendly. No job to small or to big. All gas appliances repaired, serviced and installed. All installation quotes are no obligation and include a visit ( at no extra cost )

Trades serviced: Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Gas Fire, Radiator

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Reviewed by keith on 17/2/2018

Ben turned up soon but did ring first which was great and he showed me his gas safe card before entering he did a great job and explained everything to me as he was going along he was very polit and friendly and the price was very good. i would recommend him to any one that needs work doing and would use him again Keith Burnett

Whether you need a small job done or would like to add an extension to your home, we do it all big or small. We Have over 11 years on the market and hundreds of happy customers. We are committed to customer satisfaction and delivering a superior quality of work each and every time.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Richard on 17/2/2018

Very professional approach and good workmanship as well.

We cover central heating and plumbing maintenance faithfully across London. We also cover all aspects of plumbing, boiler installation, vented and unvented systems at a very competitive and best quality service at the most affordable price.

Trades serviced: Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Gas Fire, Oil-Fired Boiler

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Reviewed by harry on 17/2/2018

Arrived quickly on a Saturday afternoon less than 2 hours after job went up on the board. Did a good job fixing the problem. Was friendly and polite. Went the extra mile and fixed an additional problem while he was here. Highly recommended.

Great service and prices. Father & Son local Gas, LPG and Oil engineers. Engineers you can rely on to carry out all your plumbing and heating needs no matter how big or small the job. Our customers piece of mind is our satisfaction.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair

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Reviewed by Steve on 17/2/2018

Craig is a very friendly chap and works very conscientiously. He turned up on time as planned and did a fantastic job installing our new Vaillant boiler and unblocking our downstairs radiators. Craig and Joanne make an excellent team and I can’t recommend C R Heating highly enough. Thank you for doing a great job at a sensible price.

Noor heating and plumbing service. we have a fantastic and relay able service. we have got qualified and experienced engineer. we give service about plumbing,gas work,Boiler installation, Boiler repair, gas cooker and gas fire installation.

Trades serviced: Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Gas Fire, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by winston on 17/2/2018

He was on time agreed ,was willing to discuss the work before he started and do the necessary checks before the work . He did rectification work that may have been overlooked at no extra cost and I would recommend him to do a very good job

GAS SERVICE ENGINEER WITH OVER 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE SERVICING AND REPAIRING DOMESTIC GAS APPLIANCES

Trades serviced: Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Gas Fire, Radiator

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Reviewed by Iain on 17/2/2018

Great work done (have been waiting on local heating man to do work for weeks no more work for him). I am sorry that I did not use rated people before but will now. All work carried out ,clean and tidy.

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Gas / Heating engineers - what you need to know

The most common job a heating engineer does is replace boilers. You should always use a Gas Safe-registered heating engineer or plumber to install your new boiler.

What a heating engineer can help with

  • Fitting boilers and central heating systems.
  • Regular maintenance and repairs.
  • Testing controls and safety devices to make sure they’re working properly.
  • Finding and repairing gas leaks.
  • Replacing or repairing faulty or old parts.
  • Advice about gas safety and energy efficiency.
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To get started, they’ll arrange a time to come round and look at your current setup, so they can measure up and give you a detailed quote. They might also give you price options for different boilers and talk about the brands they recommend. An experienced heating engineer will have a broad knowledge of boilers and will be able to tell you which ones provide the best value, which are most energy efficient and which are the most reliable.

Once you’re happy with the quote, they’ll fix a date to come over to install the boiler. They’ll usually supply the boiler themselves and be transparent about the cost. The bulk of the quote will be paying for the boiler itself, with labour on top. You can expect the installation to take the best part of a day overall.

The engineer will first remove your current boiler and any pipework that needs to be disposed of. They’ll then make all the adjustments needed to fit and mount the new boiler. If you’re having your boiler moved, then they’ll also need to drill out holes for ducting from the boiler and tidy up the location of the previous boiler.

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Once the new boiler is installed, with gas and water connections made, your heating engineer will test the boiler to make sure that it heats water efficiently and that it works with any central heating that you have installed. Make sure they talk you through the basic settings on the boiler, such as the thermostat and how to increase or decrease the pressure in the boiler as needed. The engineer should also show you how to ignite the pilot light.

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Combination (combi) boilers

The combi or combination boiler is the most popular kind of boiler that heating engineers install. They’re energy efficient, provide hot water on demand and will last a long time if they’re cared for properly. Water comes into the boiler directly from the mains, and is heated quickly and efficiently, before being piped to showers, taps and radiators. There’s no need for a separate hot water cylinder or tank in the loft – which makes it cheaper to install.

Conventional or regular boilers

A conventional boiler, or regular boiler, heats water in a tank that’s usually kept in the loft. The boiler heats the water in the tank, which is then piped to showers, taps and radiators. It’s good if you have multiple bathrooms that may be in use at the same time, as this system doesn’t have the problems of getting suddenly very hot or very cold, which can sometimes happen with a combi boiler system. It provides central heating efficiently too.

System boilers

A system boiler is a variation of the conventional boiler and can be confused with this more common type of boiler, so do ask your plumber or heating professional about which system you have if you are in any doubt. Your engineer should come to look at your old boiler and measure up for the job anyway, so this is the time to ask questions or advice on boiler types.

The main difference with the system boiler is that it heats water straight from the water supply, rather than relying on a cold water tank feed from your loft. This makes for more efficient hot water supply and also does away with the need for installation and maintenance of a cold water tank. For this reason, the installation of a system boiler can cost slightly less in terms of labour costs.

Costs for common boiler installation jobs

Some typical jobs Low High
Combi – no boiler currently installed £1,500 £2,500
Combi – combi boiler currently installed £1,300 £2,300
Combi – conventional boiler currently installed £2,000 £2,000
Combi – system boiler currently installed £2,000 £3,000
Conventional – no boiler currently installed £2,500 £3,500
Conventional – combi currently installed £2,200 £3,200
Conventional – conventional boiler currently installed £1,300 £2,300
Conventional – system boiler currently installed £1,300 £2,300
System – no boiler currently installed £2,500 £3,500
System – combi boiler currently installed £2,200 £3,200
System – conventional boiler currently installed £1,300 £2,300
System – system boiler currently installed £1,300 £2,300

The qualifications your heating engineer needs

Your heating engineer needs to be registered with Gas Safe, ensuring they’re trained and qualified to work with gas.

What is Gas Safe?

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The main focus of the Gas Safe Register is to improve and maintain gas safety to the highest standards. They make sure all gas engineers on the Register, over 120,000, are qualified to work with gas.

They work to protect the public from unsafe gas work through:

  • A national investigations team tracking down illegal gas workers.
  • Regular inspections of Gas Safe-registered engineers.
  • Educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety.
  • Investigating reports of unsafe gas work.

Planning permission for heating engineer jobs

If the work is internal then planning permission isn’t normally required for installations of boilers or heating systems. However, if you live in a listed building you should check with your local planning authority.

If the installation requires a flue outside, it will normally be permitted development if certain conditions are met. See the Planning Portal for more detail.

Insurance for heating engineer work

As always, any good tradesperson should have public liability insurance, which protects against any accidents or damage to your home.

Building regulations for heating engineers

If a heating system or hot water system is to be replaced then an application may not be required, and, if it is required, it may not be necessary to apply in advance of carrying out the work. See the full details at the Planning Portal.

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Questions you should ask a heating engineer

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Are they Gas Safe-registered? (They’ll have a valid ID if so).
  • What are the pros and cons of the three main boiler systems (combi, system and conventional).
  • What is the cost price of the boiler you choose.
  • Which boilers are the most efficient, reliable and easiest to maintain?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking heating engineers.

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