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My name is gary taylor and i have been running my small plumbing heating and gas engineering business since february 2008. I am a worcester bosch accredited installer, my business is gas safe registered and fully insured.

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

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Reviewed by Phil on 24/6/2018

Gary answered my initial query within 15 minutes of me posting it and came later in the day to survey the job. He was able to start within a couple of days at a very good price. He kept me well informed with what and when, even texting one morning to say he was going to be a little late because of traffic. His workmanship was excellent and any mess created cleaned up so that you'd never know there'd been any work done. If you're looking for a first class tradesman who cares for his customers don't look any

Welcome to A&R Electrical Services. We are a reliable company serving the central belt, I myself have been a approved electrician for the last 20 years. all our work is certified to 17th edition standards with customer satisfaction our main goal

Trades serviced: CCTV installation, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Fire alarm installation

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Reviewed by Marianne on 24/6/2018

I would recommend Ricky as he did a very good job and I would definitely tell others that his professionalism and quality of work is second to none

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.

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

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Reviewed by Adam on 24/6/2018

Job sorted with no fuss. Quick, reliable & friendly service.

We are a company of specialists. We don't take deposits until the job is satisfactorily completed. We also do loft convention, roofing, pvc, guttering, plumbing, extension, bathroom, plastering, flooring. Paving, and Painting decorating, Thanks for reading.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Ross on 24/6/2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable no hidden costs price estimated was the price paid very honest.only repaired and replaced what needed to be done nice clean and tidy felt at ease and comfortable with the boys would highly recommend I am more than happy with the outcome.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by margo on 24/6/2018

Would recommend anyone who needs a good plumber this is your man

Rapid heating & plumbing Good quality gas and pluming work by experienced professionals. We are Rapid heating and Plumbing. We are friendly company with many years experience in the plumbing & heating industry. We are based in Manchester and cover City of Salford, Stockport, Cheshire and surrounding. We offer a wide range of services from leaky tap repair to full boiler replacement at competitive prices. We Gas Safe registered & also are covered by comprehensive liability insurance. We provide a high quality professional & reliable service. All work is carried out to the highest standard. We're available 7 days a week even in emergency situations like gas or water leakage etc.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Tim on 24/6/2018

They answered my job posting very quickly and could be round the next day. The job was finished quickly and the cost was what I expected. I would be happy to use then again.

The company provides plumbing and maintenance services, installation of bathrooms and kitchens, and other services that you can see in the description of the profile.  Our services are provided in the most efficient and cost effective way. The work is warranted for 12 months (full responsibility ).

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

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Reviewed by sam on 24/6/2018

Turned up on time and very quickly after posting. Nice guy and did a good job, very happy. Thanks

we are a long established company who specialize in boiler replacements at affordable prices Worcester Bosch approved , all plumbing work undertaken , plus all kitchens and bathrooms , and conversions

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Disabled Access / Mobility Service

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Reviewed by Tina on 24/6/2018

The 3 workmen led by Neil, were punctual, neat, considerate and polite. They completed the work in the agreed time of 2 days and cleared up after themselves. Old boiler removed, new boiler, radiators and fantastic shower fitted and all to a high standard. I would have no reservations in recommending this Gas Safe company to any potential customer who wants to work to a set budget and timescale. Excellent 5 star rating!

Pilot Energy is a family owned, customer driven company. Quality and workmanship assured as all our Engineers are Gas Safe Registered and experienced in their field. We are on Checkatrade whose aim is to eliminate rogue traders. See our reviews online.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair

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Reviewed by Gary on 24/6/2018

Excellent from initial quote through to completion of work. First class workmanship, would highly recommend.

Here at gardener services,laminate flooring,jets washing slabs patio,fence panels,cutting grass,painter decorator,carpenters,tiling....we offer the highest of standards and have customers who are happy to give over 5 star reviews who haven't come off here if anyone ever wants references we also work to very competitive rates and are really friendly lads

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Ram on 24/6/2018

Would highly recommend using John. Highest level of workmanship and no nonsense approach.

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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.


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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