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Hello and thankyou for taking the time to look at my profile we cover all area's of house maintaince internal andexternal we are qualified in all house maintaince such as plumbing and heating 17th edition electrician and much more contact for a free quote

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by babs on 18/9/2017

Kind friendly and job done in minutes brilliant, I would recomend keep this trades man nunber

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: Gas Fire, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by Anthony on 18/9/2017

Good estimate, quickly provided. Plumber came in good time. even got his office to phone to say he might be one hour late. Work was good, Both workers were polite and efficient., and the work was well done. There were no unexpected costs. Email communication was excellent. I would be delighted to use CR again and I wish them continued success.

I have over 15 years experience and knowledge in all aspects of joinery/kitchen fitting/bathroom installations/tiling. Specialise in Full house renovations. We provide a reliable, friendly and proffesional service at affordable prices. 25 year guarantee

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Karen on 18/9/2017

Richard put some stud walls up for me and did a good job. Can highly recommend him. Very knowledgeable and a likeable person.

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

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Reviewed by Leon on 18/9/2017

Steve arrived on time and did a great job. Would definitely recommend.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Colin on 18/9/2017

Very quick service and very helpful

My name's Paul and I've started my own business, RCN Heating Services. I worked for British Gas for over 12 years as a service and repair engineer. I am fully trained, qualified and insured to work on all domestic gas/heating appliances and systems.

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

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Reviewed by Ashley on 18/9/2017

Excellent, reliable, friendly service. Thank you. Highly recommended

Hi we are a family run business that do our very best to try and complete emergency jobs the very same day

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

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Reviewed by Liz on 18/9/2017

Very quick response and job completed promptly. Plumber was polite and efficient

Installation of gas appliances, servicing and repairs carried out to a highly tailored standard! Emergency Breakdown Service is also available. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed.

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

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Reviewed by William on 18/9/2017

Professional, very competion worked well beyond the time required to ensure the gas surply was correctly connected and working. Highly recommend this gentleman.

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.

Trades serviced: Gas Fire, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Water Tanks and Immersion Heater, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

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Reviewed by John on 18/9/2017

Arrived on time,good communication,excellent work.Would definitely recommend.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by Graham on 18/9/2017

Very pleasant chap and very professional in work and appearance. I would definitely recommend his work.

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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