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Qualified gas engineer with over 10 years experience. No job too big or too small.

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Reviewed by elizabeth on 1/12/2018

Tom was lovely. He arrived punctually having phoned ahead to give me an eta. He was really helpful and very kind. He not only sorted out the heating for me, but also gave me some tips on how to manage it more effectively. A very fair price for an urgent job on a cold, rainy day. Thank you Tom!

"Quality and professional service to meet your needs"

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Reviewed by benjamin on 8/12/2018

Replied quickly, turned up and completed the job next day. Super.

Fast,reliable and professional Plumber & Boiler Engineer. Very competitive rate and fully insured.

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Reviewed by Nigel on 8/12/2018

Reasonable quote, Arrived on time, Rapidly identified best solution which I was confident about. Highly professional.

Over 10 years experience in boiler and heating systems from repairs, servicing, installations, power flushing radiators and all general plumbing work. Find us on Facebook GlowHomeuk

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Reviewed by Margaret on 27/11/2018

John showed up on time and did a great job. I'll be contacting him for my boiler service next year. Would recommend.

Trustworthy, reliable, honest and professional gas engineers fully registered and fully insured rest assured you are in safe hands. Whatever the job we have it covered. All gas appliances serviced, repaired and installed. Landlord CP12’s, gas inspections pre sale/ pre mortgage, Central heating Power flushing, water treatment. All our installation quotes will include a home visit at no extra cost. Weekend appointments available at no extra charge. Be gas safe.....not sorry! Always use a gas safe registered engineer.

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Reviewed by Martyn on 5/12/2018

Excellent

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 10/12/2018

Simon was a pleasant individual to deal with. Came out to assess the job fairly quickly. Identified what needed to be done, provided all paperwork associated with the job. I did feel the final price was high compared to others, but considering how quick he was to come out & provide a quote for the unpleasant job that involved going under the floorboards and changing pipework we went ahead and hired Simon. I liked his professionalism & quick responses, would use him again. Thanks Simon, a job well done.

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 Sam on 1/12/2018

Arrived when expected and completed the job promptly and efficiently

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 Nathan on 7/12/2018

Got a written confirmed appointment for 7am, but no one turned up. Didn't respond to texts or phone calls to find out where he was, then got a text after 1 hour to say the appointment was cancelled. I called to find out what was going on as I had taken the morning off work, got a rude response of "not my problem". Would never use or recommend.

Currently installing boilers for British gas but also do my bit to help out when I'm not installing for them!!

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Reviewed by Zenon on 3/12/2018

Scot is very knowledgeable, efficient, with reasonable prices. I will definitely use Scot again. Well done Scot!

At MODE Plumbing Heating and Electrical Ltd we put you the customer first. We aim to beat any quote and provide a better level of service. Flexible to suit your time schedules and aim to get it done as soon possible. We look forward hearing from you soon!

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Reviewed by Elizabeth on 1/12/2018

Did not fit an official stop tap. Charged a call out fee even though they came to quote for this job and a full bathroom fit. Since the stop tap has been fitted we have had a flood under our house. Very disappointed. Would not recommend! Happy to charge excessive prices and fit unofficial equipment.

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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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