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Glasgow gas boiler specialists Absolute Gas Services Our highly professional gas engineers can cater for all your gas and electrical needs in Glasgow and surrounding areas of Central Scotland.

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

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Reviewed by Robin on 21/2/2018

Very professional advice and responded quickly to questions. Highly recommended

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

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

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Reviewed by Melanie on 21/2/2018

Really friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

Hello there! I perform a wide variety of odd jobs at residential properties and businesses both indoors and outdoors. My day-to-day tasks include general maintenance, plumbing, painting & decorating, gardening, installing appliances and oven repairs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Demolition, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 21/2/2018

Luke came in with a competitive price and delivered an excellent job. He was very tidy in his work. Very pleased with the finished job. Highly recommended.

Hi my name is Sean Keegan I am a fully qualified plumber and heating engineer. I have a previous work background in roofing/building that I was doing for a number of years before retraining as a plumber and I have been plumbing now for 4 years

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

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Reviewed by Julie on 21/2/2018

Sean came in took radiator off the wall and made sure water supply did not come through the pipes. Done professionally. Would recommend and use again.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Burglar Repairs, Demolition, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Andrew on 21/2/2018

Turned up quickly. Great price. Done in no time. Friendly and trustworthy.

When you need help with your plumbing, you can rely on Dyno Plumbing. Our local engineers can take care of all your plumbing needs there and then. We offer 24/7 service for plumbing emergencies, won't charge a call out fee and all our work is guaranteed.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Beaches on 21/2/2018

You guys never take payment in advance. I also specified in the costings under £100- why am i being asked for £150 to repair a flusher?

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

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Reviewed by Patrick on 21/2/2018

Gerald has made it onto the fridge as a trusted tradesman. We will call him first for quotes in the future.

Your Local Independent Maintenance and Repairs Service

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

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/2/2018

Excellent service. Contacted me within half hour of me submitting the job. Made a temporary fix while he went to get a replacement shower which he fitted the same day. Will certainly consider using James again for other work.

EC3 has recently been approved by RatedPeople to undertaken work. We have a dedicated gas and electrical division. All work is fully guaranteed and carried out by fully qualified operatives.

Trades serviced: Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair

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Reviewed by Calvin on 21/2/2018

Ryan and Ricky were professional, fast and fixed the electrical problem I had with no hassle. Same day response. Would definitely use again. :-)

Small enough to care and big enough to cope

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

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Reviewed by Will on 21/2/2018

Excellent tradesman, came out same day and work was done quickly and to high standard. Great value.

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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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