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we are a local family run business with over 35 years experience. we are a friendly efficient company.we offer senior citizen discount. Anything from a new boiler to a tap washer or complete bathroom install, or an a rated heating system call us 24 hour

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Greg on 17/2/2018

My rating, one year later, is based on an incomplete job and one that could have put our lives at risk. Andy has left some comments on this site about why he did not come back, but even if as he says he was injured he should have told me what work needed to be done to make the installation safe. He was able to respond on this site so he could have communicated with me, and he ignored my calls. The service engineer has made a report on the issues and I am considering taking Andy to court.

PHR Plumbing and Heating is a company you can trust for all your Domestic Plumbing & Heating needs. We are a full service plumbing company that strives to meet our customer’s plumbing needs with the highest possible standards.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

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Reviewed by Owen on 16/2/2018

Great service and very efficient. Guys came round very promptly, quote followed quickly after. They knew the job was urgent, and treated it that way, bending over backwards to squeeze us in. Will use again and recommend to anyone.

Established in 2016 as a new venture to provide a new customer friendly carpentry and joinery experience. We set out our business aims with one thing in mind (COMPLETE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION). We strive to meet all of our customers demands

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Rhiannon on 16/2/2018

Fantastic job fitting our new doors , Will defiantly be using this company again to do more carpentry work around the house.

We are a WRAS certified plumbing maintenance company serving in the Bristol and Bath areas. All qualifications obtained via training with Access Academies in Cardiff. To discuss your job, get an estimate and / or arrange a quote, call Steve on the number above.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Lawrie on 16/2/2018

Excellent service, our toilet turned out to be a rusted bolt of a nightmare but Steve stuck at it and returned the cistern to full working order. Highly recommended.

I am a highly qualified, local Gas Safe Engineer, trained by British Gas, with over 10 years experience. I specialise in the servicing, repair and installation of all domestic gas appliances, central heating systems and domestic plumbing.

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

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Reviewed by Sally on 16/2/2018

Excellent, helpful and tidy

A.B.S Plumbing & Heating has been established for over 25 years Covering all domestic plumbing/heating & gas works, we carry out all jobs from changing taps to blocked toilets to full central heating systems. Fully Gas Safe Registered and Vaillant Advanced.

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 mark on 16/2/2018

perfect job done ... Thanks Andy ..Will use A B S again....

I am a domestic / commercial heating engineer currently working for a reputable company based in dartford. We cover many housing associations and council buildings. I feel i am very experianced in my field and have decieded to start my own company

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 Marsha on 16/2/2018

Very impressed by speed and efficiency. Repairs and clean up were done within 3 hours of making a call.

Plumbing Maintenance & Repairs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Jon on 16/2/2018

Very quick and efficient and friendly service.

Happy to help ??

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 Joel on 16/2/2018

Very friendly and helpful, explained the system, corrected something that had not been correctly installed before and fixed the problem on the same day even after having to go back and forth to purchase parts more than once. We will call on Andrzej again.

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 william on 16/2/2018

Great job. Took his time maki ng sure the job was done right.Very clean and helpful. would use again for other jobs 5 star.

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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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