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We are a very responsible and accurate people with high standard of work. Attention on details and happy costumer is our priority. Painting, tiling, floor,dry laying, plasterbord,tape jointing, plastering is our service for you.

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Reviewed by Oluwakemi on 23/3/2022

Alan was just the man for the job, very good with the job. I am very pleased with the job and I will recommend him again and again. His price his reasonable and affordable. He was very specific of when he will finish the job! And he did before the day! with a good Job...very happy with his job.

SWB Heating & Gas services offer all of your plumbing and heating needs, from a dripping tap to a full central heating system and much more. We are a small family run business with customer care at the forefront of everything we do. All jobs are carried out professionally and to the highest standard from start to finish, we will not let you down. Full apprenticeship served in City Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Domestic Gas utilisation installation and maintenance. Domestic Nat. Gas LPG + Building Regulations + Combustion performance gas analysis + Domestic Cookers/hobs + Gas Fire + Gas Boiler + Leisure/Miscellaneous appliances + Gas Meters + Gas installation pipework + Domestic flued range cookers + Domestic tumble dryer + Vented hot water storage cylinders + Gas Water heaters - Asbestos awareness

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Reviewed by Dave on 7/5/2022

Started of very helpful and reassuring and it's a shame I've had to put this negative review. The night prior to coming I was told he was coming a couple of hours later than planned, then in the morning apparently the van wasn't working so got a message will have to rearrange and this was 2 weeks ago. No further contact from Sean. Please keep to your word if you say your doing a job, please do it. Let down.

Skilled tradesman who is reliable, efficient and excellent value. Ive worked employed for 6 years with a fast pace growing company, im now running my own jobs and maintanace and im keen to make a good name for myself. You will not be dissapointed with my customer service and work rate. I look forward to working with you. I am Gas Safety Rsgistered

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Reviewed by Vicky on 30/3/2022

Fantastic service and work carried out quickly and professionally, highly recommended

Self employed Plumbing Heating & Gas engineer with an additional really good professional adult trainee. Very honest, reliable and very friendly service :)

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Reviewed by Thomas on 10/5/2022

All aspects of plumbing works undertaken also available for emergency call out 7days

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Reviewed by L on 20/5/2022

Your local, friendly and reliable plumbing, heating and electrical services

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Reviewed by Brian on 29/12/2021

Avoid these guys like covid

With over 10 years experience in plumbing and heating and gas safe qualified boiler servicing engineers, we focus on offering a quality service at an affordable price, ensuring your boiler service and gas appliances is finished to the highest standard and maintaining the safety and reliability of your gas boiler,

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Reviewed by William on 10/7/2021

Mo was great. Arranged to come over the next day and the job was done quickly and really well. He was very professional and easy to get along with. I’ll be using him for future jobs too. Thanks Mo!

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Reviewed by Maia on 16/12/2021

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GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS with a vast portfolio and customer base, our company has been established 10 years. Fully insured, all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

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Reviewed by James on 3/5/2022

James & Tristan were fantastic throughout the entire process. Not only was the team collaborative with us they were considerate, accommodating and did a fantastic job with our garage conversion. Highly recommended.

25 years experience domestic and commercial plumbing and heating Moved back to the area and looking to build up customer base

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Reviewed by Phil on 25/4/2022

Excellent. Had the boiler done inside a day. Worked long hours, cleaned up well. Thoroughly recommended.

We are a very friendly and professional company based in London with 20 years of experience in the industry, specialise in plumbing and drainage works, with excellent diverse skills and enthusiastic approach to whatever task is undertaken. Also fast, efficient, reliable, trustworthy, and excellent working relationships with clients. Also take on jobs to be covered by insurance (include formal/legal quotations to be issued to insurance companies as per customers’ requests) We install the best and fix the rest. No job is too small or big with competitive prices guaranteed. We offer 24 hour call out, emergencies and free estimates. We also have have full public liability insurance. So, don’t hesitate to contact us for any free advice and quotation.

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Reviewed by Carita on 10/4/2022

I had a problem with the washing machine not draining properly. The company answered my call for quotes literally within a minute or two. Great communication and time fixed for the following day. The guy turned up on time , fixed the blockage and as an extra service also cleared the bathroom sink and bathtub. I am more than happy and will use again if needed.

Domestic and Commercial Plumbing and Heating. Plant rooms , Tank rooms, Boilers installing , Heat pumps, pipe work, risers, Bathrooms, Power flashing , Motorisation.

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Reviewed by sarah on 3/3/2022

Very pleased with the fit of oven and hob, nice guy, just got on with the job,and made no fuss when I bought the wrong size hob,just borrowed our jigsaw and cut the opening wider, highly recommend Catalin

Hello, My name is Declan and i am a plumbing, heating & gas engineer with my company Vitality Plumbing & Heating LTD based in central Scotland. I mostly cover Stirling, Falkirk & Clackmannshire, but not opposed to travelling further. I am a young tradesman looking to give my all to every project. Feel free to get in contact anytime for a free quote no job too big nor too small.

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Reviewed by PETER on 6/4/2022

Complete bathroom refurbishment. A superb job from start to finish. Declan has a positive attitude to resolving problems and a great network of very competent tradesmen to assist him. His work is neat and tidy and keeps you informed throughout the project. I can highly recommend his work (a second bathroom installation has already been booked with Declan).

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Reviewed by Abid on 9/1/2016

Very helpful.

Trust is everything At Warm Sure Heating, we understand being trusted with ensuring your home is warm with no leaks is a big responsibility. That’s why with every task we face, we approach it as if it was our own home. Having worked in new builds and existing homes, we’re proud to have been the solution for so many households. Over the years we have listened to our customers and have continued to improve our service so you won’t have any nasty surprises like some of the stories we’ve heard about our competitors. At Warm Sure Heating we have the skills and experience to guarantee your work will go without a hitch from start to finish. We will advise you on what needs to be done and how we’re going to do it giving you piece of mind on your project regardless of what the job is. Customer service is something we care passionately about at Warm Sure Heating – and always have. Our unparalleled attention to customer satisfaction ensures you’ll always experience service quality that’s the envy of the industry. Why choose Warm Sure Heating? Reliable and punctual… we believe that’s just being respectful and goes without saying. We pride ourselves on offering you an outstanding, affordable installation, maintenance gas, heating and plumbing service not just to our surrounding areas but to the whole Uk. We’re friendly but professional which is reassuring when having tradesmen in your home. Wide range of services which include gas, heating, electrical, building work, plastering and much more. We also specialise in domestic electrical installations. We are NICEIC registered and listed on the UK electrical safety register. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver a high quality service at an unbeatable price. We won't be beaten on price! Experience a Clean & Tidy As We Go Policy Busy life, don’t worry well contact you and arrange a suitable time so you’re not waiting in vain. Highly competitive and flexible pricing Flexible finance available Will beat any written like-for-like quote Gas Safe Registered NICEIC approved contractor

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Reviewed by Amy on 24/1/2022

During a tough time during covid we hire this team to install our boiler. The install was carried out to the highest standard and we could not be happier. We had the boiler replaced but a week later all the radiators replaced also. House has never been warmer.

We are a plumbing and heating company that carries out all plumbing and heating work and internal building works from Full central heating systems, Bathroom and Kitchen installations to leaky taps.

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Reviewed by Adam on 19/4/2020

Great service, very understanding with what I was expecting and do a great job, would recommend

My Company name angrej construction LTD I am builder

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Reviewed by Ali on 9/6/2020

Great value for work done.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Sohail on 15/12/2021

What an amazing guy!, another 2 weeks and he would have become a member of our family!. You can set your clock with George, he was at our door an 8am on the dot every morning. He gave us so many different ideas which really helped us. His workmanship i, totally flawless. We know what quality looks like now. George is a loyal, honest and hardworking individual who will always be our first choice when getting work done.

Hi Our company undertake all the plumbing and Gas work Landlord gas safety certificate and service for all gas appliances Boiler installation,cocker installation,hob installation and all the domestic gas appliances Underfloor heating installation and Repairs Bathroom repair and renovation

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Reviewed by Francesca on 27/3/2022

Did the job quickly and to spec, explained approach, remained calm in the face of minor indecision.

Hi my name is terry Cunningham,i have worked in the building trade for 35 years and in that time have covered all areas of the building industry.I offer a good reliable service,clean workmanship,competetive quotes and hopefully leave clients happy

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Reviewed by Laura on 27/2/2022

Had Terry do a selection of work for me over the years and he’s fab!

I’m a handyman with many years experience. I’m doing everything from painting to electrical work. Professional electrical engineering education.

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Reviewed by caroline on 22/4/2022

Excellent professional manner. Polite and prompt. Job done was perfect very competitive price.

New Era Property Solutions are a small family business with more than thirty years experience in construction and hard landscaping. We provide a wide array of high quality services for home and garden throughout Somerset, Devon and Dorset allowing us to maintain quick response times and competitive pricing. We specialise in small scale property development and refurbishment, barn conversions, extensions, garage conversion, conservatories and general repairs. We also undertake all aspects of hard landscaping including fencing, decking, pergola's, feature and retaining walls, patios, block paving, pond construction and water features. We also install low maintenance garden features such as artificial grass and decorative gravelled areas. If you need additional help turning your ideas and dreams into reality we can introduce you to a highly regarded designer/draughtsman and an outstanding landscape garden design service. We pride ourselves on our reliability, quality workmanship and attention to detail, much of our work is from repeat customers or recommendation. So if your not happy neither are we! We provide free estimates, detailed transparent quotations and comprehensive advice with a no quibble twelve month guarantee on all work undertaken,with no job too big or too small.

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Reviewed by Mavis on 20/2/2021

Very pleased with all the work that was carried out by Jake. He listened to what I wanted, made suggestions, was polite at all times and left everything neat and tidy. Would be more than happy to recommend this company.

we deal with all aspecs of plumbing and heating.we work to a very high standard and make sure our customers are satisfied.all works carried out are guaranteed. general building also a speciality .

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Reviewed by Julie on 18/5/2022

Quick did the job there and then would use again many thanks

quick reliable service usually quoted over the phone. 34 year's experience. fully stocked can 1st visit fix

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Reviewed by Louise on 21/5/2022

RAPH Ltd providing energy efficient plumbing and heating solutions to help you cut the cost of you energy bill.Our aim is to leave the customer fully satisfied and happy to engage our services in the future. Approve installer Vaillant,Glow.Worm,Worcester

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Reviewed by Govind on 24/3/2022

Prompt and efficient. Good work and cleaned up after the job. Only downside was it costed £450 to replace a diverter valve :(

At Freeman's Plumbing And Bathrooms we take great pride in all of our work whether it’s a small job such as repairing a dripping tap or a full bathroom or kitchen installation. We have 14 years experience in the construction industry and have City and Guilds qualifications. We will assist you in creating your perfect bathroom, cloakroom or kitchen.

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Reviewed by Christopher on 3/1/2022

A very friendly service provided for a very pressing job. I really appreciated that they also tackled a number of smaller jobs at the same time.

Rapid drainage and plumbing is a well established local family run business specialist in emergency call outs and fixing bad previous work that no other plumbing companies will even look at! our no1 aim is to get to our customers swiftly and get the problems fixed quickly

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Reviewed by Ben on 17/4/2022

Good communication, job well done, good advice too

From a dripping tap to full house renovations I can help with all work needed. Oil to Gas transfers is a speciality Fully insured and pride taken each and every time.

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Reviewed by Christian on 8/5/2021

Arrived out promptly and replaced our leaking stopcock. I am very pleased with the work done and the price for the work. I would be happy to use NSA plumbing in the future.

We specialise in bathrooms, floor and wall tilling, shower cubicle installations, electric shower, central heating, immersion heater and hot water cylinder. I have over four years of experience in domestic plumbing

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Reviewed by Weili on 8/1/2022

Quickly get the job done!

I usually work in my own, and I’m able to do carpentry, plastering,tilling, painting and much more

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Reviewed by paul on 21/3/2022

Catalin carried out a couple of plumbing jobs (replace kitchen tap / install new shower). Both jobs were completed to a high standard , and Catalin was very prompted in his communications from first contact till works were completed.I could highly recommend him as a tradesperson .

Based in Brechin. Angus Mostly all trades covered however I have an aversion to painting . My specialty is plumbing and heating. Kitchen and Bathroom fitting. I will view and consider most work but nothing to big. 20 years of experience

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Reviewed by Elaine on 15/5/2022

Oswald was friendly, communicated well and turned up when he said he would. He was a tidy worker, using dustsheets and using his own vacuum afterwards. Would recommend him and use him again.

At CPS Plumbing Services I will always complete the job to the very best standard. My motto is, if I wouldn’t have it in my house, I wouldn’t put it in someone else’s. Happy to go above and beyond when needed and always a neat and tidy job. Anything from a dripping tap to full system installations.

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Reviewed by Rasha on 13/5/2022

Came very quickly and sorted the job efficiently. Friendly and helpful. Will definitely be recommending to others.

R&D CONSTRUCTION IS A PROFESSIONAL DESIGN AND BUILDING COMPANY SPECIALISING IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, ALSO A WIDE RANGE OF CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENTS AND REFURBISHMENTS. build We Carry out all type of construction and to us no job is a small job and by that we mean we would be happy to take your various jobs in our hands. We provide the following list of the building services: New Build Property Refurbishment Loft Conversion House Extensions Flat Conversion Driveway & Patio Bricklaying & Re-pointing Kitchen & Bathroom Roofing & Guttering Plastering & Tiling Carpentry & Joinery Painting & Decorating Plumbing & Electrical Central Heating & Under Floor Heating Design We believe a great design is simple and not only how it feels or looks but also how it works. We provide Architectural and Interior Design and Engineering Services: Initial Concept Design Basic Drawings for Planning Application & Application Management Existing & Proposed Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections Site Plans and Block Plans (OS map/ Location Plan) Detailed Architectural Design 3D Concept and Visualisation Design Interior Furnishing, Materials & Fabrics Lighting Design Bills of Quantities (BOQ) 3D Interior Visualisation Design 3D Interior Visualisation Design Building Control package Drawings & Application Management

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Reviewed by Owen on 9/7/2021

Excellent

LANDLORD SAFETY CHECK/CERTs All electric jobs undertake The Job never to small. 100% satisfied client. Just call to convince

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Reviewed by Stuart on 29/1/2022

Robert did a first class job for the quoted price.His work was professional and tidy with all the relevant certificates and invoices sent swiftly by email.I would not hesitate to recommend him and have pencilled him in for next years PAT tests.

Julius gas heating has been in the trade since 2015, engaged in gas appliance installation such as central heating fuelled by natural gas, gas cooker or hob, boiler service and repair.annual gas safety check and certification. Domestic plumbing also included as part of the jobs undertaken.

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Reviewed by Jill on 9/5/2022

Really friendly chap. Who was very accommodating , knowledgeable and polite. We have even found more jobs for him to do in the future.. Spot on with his pricing too. Easy to contact and very responsive to messages and calls. Would have no hesitation in recommending and using Julious again.

We provide 24 hour service within London and outside London. For all your plumbing issues, drainage and heating services you can count on us. We endeavour to make all our customers happy no matter what time of the day and location. Thank you.

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Reviewed by nick on 17/5/2022

Quick response, arrived quickly and was able to resolve the issue swiftly and to a good standard. Came back later to try and help with another issue too. Friendly and respectful. Much appreciated. Thanks, Red!

The renovation company based in Crawley, West Sussex. Specializing in all types of interior work. Decoration & Skimming &Wallpapering. Bathroom refurbishments. Kitchen refurbishments. Full house refurbishment. Real Wood & Laminate & Vinyl Flooring. New Plumbing installation & old Plumbing maintenance. Walls removals & RSJ inserting, Rooms reconfiguration. Any project sizes /from small to big/ are Welcome!! High quality with minimum hassle.

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Reviewed by Nadeem on 7/5/2022

I found the people for SkyDeco to be knowledgeable and professional that worked very hard to meet targets. I would recommend SkyDeco to my family and friends. SkyDeco deserve a 5 star rating.

Fully qualified plumber with over 20 years experience in emergencies and maintenance. Have won awards in customer service. A company with a true desire to be your trusted plumber all year round.Putting you, the customer first and at ease at all times.all work fully insured and guaranteed. Discount for oap’s as standard.

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Reviewed by Michael on 24/2/2020

Great service. Fantastic work and a great company to use. Professional polite and courteous from day one and walked me through the plans and execution of how they were going to do it. The estimate was simple and the price quoted is honest and fair. Owen is a great plumber and Keith did wonders with tiling my walls. I am so happy with the service I received and would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone looking to re do their bathroom.

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

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Reviewed by Chris on 2/4/2021

Excellent and prompt work by Alex, very tidy worker clearing everything up after him and so quick to do a job for us. Will definitely use him again

Bathroom Installation and Design Kitchen Design and Installation Should you require any bathroom installation or fitting service Axis renovations is here to help. We are qualified and specialized in achieving the high end look and feel you are aiming for.

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Reviewed by Pav on 7/5/2020

All good

Floem Renovation LTD is the group of professional, qualified trade workers, with many years of experience on most of the fields around property maintanance, improvements and renovations. Focused on the best customers experience. We are specialised with Bathrooms and Kitchens renovations projects, also doing whole house makeover projects. Free quotes. Fully insured

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Reviewed by Andrea on 19/2/2022

VERY GOOD WORKERS, PUNCTUAL AND A VERY PROFESSIONAL JOB AT A REASONABLE PRICE. VERY PLEASED WITH END PRODUCT. THEY ORGANISED SOURCING ALL THE MATERIALS AND DELIVERY AND CLEARED AWAY ANY RUBBISH

We are a family run plumbing business that covers all aspects of plumbing, heating and bathroom installations in the London, Essex and Kent areas. We are gas safe qualified for boiler installations, Gas fires, hobs, cookers and most things gas. We are also G3 qualified for unvented cylinder installations. We have been trading for over 10 years and have gained a very good reputation in that time for reliability, good value for money and excellent customer service. In fact many of our customers have become friends over the years!

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Reviewed by Nyarai on 10/2/2019

Sorry for the late feedback; thank you very much Dave for a job well done. Very professional,tidy,friendly and punctual .Would recommend their service to anyone looking for a plumber.Great service and good price

small hard working family run business providing a reliable cheap and honest service We specialise in gas central heating installations Combi boiler replacement specialist We also specialise in all other plumbing and heating repairs and maintenance

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Reviewed by carol on 10/5/2022

Chris attended early, carried out diagnostics very quickly to identify issue. New Boiler required, he returned the next day and work completed within 3 hours. Fantastic. I would highly recommend to others and use again.

D.S plumbing & building specialists have more than 25 years experience in providing a fast friendly & reliable service, from full plumbing & heating to internal building renovations, fitted kitchens and new bathroom suites to a leak or dripping tap

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Reviewed by Ubaid on 21/5/2022

Very unreliable. Although Dean installed my water softener he didn't actually finish the job. He didn't connect the overflow which resulted in my kitchen getting flooded a few times. I called him back several times but he failed to respond and never turned up. In the end I had to get someone else to come and finish the job at extra cost to myself. Not recommended at all!

Qualified Gas Safe Registered Engineers, providing very reasonably priced quotes for high quality work. We always maintain health and safety protocols across all the work which is carried out. While adhering to all statutory and best practice guidelines. If you are looking for someone you can trust then we are here for you. Our services consist of; • Gas Safety Certificate • Boiler Installation • Annual Boiler Service • Diagnostics for Breakdowns • Boiler Repairs • Gas Cooker and Hob Installation • Gas Appliance Disconnection • Gas pipe capping off • Radiator Installs • Emergency Call outs

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Reviewed by Lynda on 18/4/2022

New Boiler fitted by Mo, I would highly recommend to friends and family. He arrived when he said he was going too, worked until 9.30pm so we weren't left without water or electricity . Came back early the next day to complete the job and left the house like new. Mo also phoned a few days later to make sure everything was working OK. Customer service excellent. See you in 12 months Mo for the boilers annual service.

We are a well established family business with many years experience within the home maintenance industry. We pride ourselves on being, friendly, trustworthy and reliable, leaving every job to a high standard at an affordable price. Read our ratings they speak for themselves.

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Reviewed by Janine on 24/4/2022

Excellent, swift service! Jo helped source a replacement tap and it was picked up to do the job next morning. Arek arrived when said and good job done. Thank you team

PJR is a Closely Family Run Business Run by Father and Son based in Essex. With over 35 years in the Plumbing and Heating Industry we have built an extensive reputation for our Perfected work. We have a wide range of both Residential and Commercial clients, including homeowners, landlords, architects, surveyors, designers, managing agents, schools, churches, property developers and main contractors That we offer a complete property maintenance service. In addition to offering Our Plumbing Services we have expanded over the years and now take on many other service such as Electrical, Building and Roofing Work

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Reviewed by Praveen on 28/2/2021

Got a pump fitted as we have very low pressure in shower, due to gravity fed system. Jamie had to visit mulutple times to suggest alternates and finally fitted a silent pump, due to which we all are happy with the setup - get to do proper shower. Job was done neat, and with patience. Took care in covering with mask, and also maintained distance for safety.

A highly competent, enthusiastic and hardworking team with ability to adapt to any environment. We are flexible guys who enjoys of challenges of meeting deadlines and targets. We have excellent communication skills and attention to details. Positive and highly self motivated professionals with proven excellent work skills.

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Reviewed by Anthony on 28/6/2019

Truly excellent honest reliable and helpful service and team. Highly highly recommended

I've had over 10 years experience. Jobs I undertake are are general handyman work, electrical, plumbing, power flushing central heating, painting and kitchen and bathroom refit, fencing and gardening. How I normally charge is call out charge of £100 this covers the first hour then £50 an hour thereafter plus materials and parking. Some services are charged at a different rate for example: • power flush to central heating system charge is £450 including all chemicals and inhibitor to the system this covers six radiators any more than 6 radiators there is an extra charge at £100 per radiator extra .

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Reviewed by Beth on 11/5/2022

Perry came for what he thought was a small job but it lasted several hours - fixed the issue, very pleasant and knowledgable - would happily use again & recommend for other jobs

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Radiator specialists - what you need to know

You’ll ask many things of your home. But there are few more important yet basic requirements than making sure it’s safe, dry and warm. And the latter of those means getting enough radiators installed and ensuring they’re in the right places.

Installing a radiator might seem like an easy enough job. It’s just a case of swapping the old model out for a nice shiny new one, right? Sort of – but it’s more involved than you might think.

First, you’ll need to turn off and bleed your old radiator. You can then remove it from its brackets and empty out any remaining water. After safely disposing of the old, it’s in with the new. You can hang your new unit on the same brackets – assuming you’re swapping it for a radiator that’s the same size. If not, you’ll need to measure up and drill new brackets too, as well as potentially moving piping to ensure the valves line up. When the new radiator is in position, you can then reconnect it, and reflow water back in. Check for leaks, and if everything looks fine you’re done.

It’s quite a job, and that’s why it’s quicker, easier and safer to find a reliable, experienced professional. They’ll have your new radiator fitted and warming your home in no time and save you from any leak-induced headaches.

Cost of radiator installation

The fee you’re charged for your radiator installation job usually depends on the number of units you’re looking to replace, and whether they’re like for like.

Swapping out an old radiator for a unit of the same size is around one day’s work – and that means (depending on where you’re based) anywhere from £150-£300. The price of a more involved job (more radiators, installing a bigger or smaller model) will depend on the number of days required. Expect to pay upwards of £500 for more complicated installations.

How to install a new radiator

As we’ve explained above, fitting a new radiator is a relatively simple process – provided you know what you’re doing and have a spare pair of hands to help position it.

  1. Begin by turning the hot water off. Then ensure you’ve turned the old radiator itself off, by rotating the main plastic handle (AKA the flow valve, the one with the number dial on it) clockwise as well as the lock-shield valve (the other valve, under the protective cap). Count how many turns are needed to close off the lock-shield valve – you’ll need to know that later.
  2. Next up, bleed the radiator to get excess water out. You can do that by turning the key at the far top corner – remember to have a rag or a piece of kitchen towel ready to catch any of the old (and often dirty) water that comes out.
  3. After undoing the nuts that attach the radiator to the central heating pipes, you’ll then be able to lift it clear from the wall brackets. When it’s off the wall, drain any remaining water into a bucket – it pays to find the biggest you can, as radiators can be heavy and you’ll want to get that excess liquid out as quickly and cleanly as possible.
  4. Remove the valve connectors from your old radiator and place them to one side. You’re now ready to get to work on your new rad. Grab those valve connectors and after cleaning the threads with wire wool, wind some PTFE tape round a few times, to help ensure a tight seal. Screw those connectors into your new radiator and tighten them fully.
  5. Now hang your new radiator. Assuming your new model is the same size as your old one, it’ll hopefully sit neatly on your existing wall brackets. If not, you’ll need to measure up and drill in new wall brackets (and potentially move your pipework too).
  6. Lining the valves up is a delicate job and needs to be done with precision. If the valves are correctly positioned, you can carefully tighten them (taking care not to overtighten). Next, you’ll need to reopen the bleed valve and flow valve. As soon as water begins to leak from the bleed valve, close it.
  7. Finally, open the lock-shield valve (by the same number of turns as it was previously set to). Water will start to filter evenly throughout the radiator. After checking for any signs of leaking, you’re done.

Underfloor heating and radiators

Can’t decide between underfloor heating and conventional systems (like radiators)? Well, the good news is, you don’t need to. Because both systems can work in partnership.

A typical combination arrangement is underfloor heating on the ground floor with radiators on the first floor. With ground floors usually consisting of concrete screed, they’re ideally suited to water-based underfloor heating systems. And while suspended timber floors upstairs can also have underfloor heating fitted, it’s often cheaper and easier to opt for radiators.

Installation aside, the two systems can both operate using the same water temperature from your boiler. The underfloor heating system takes a feed from the boiler, with some plumbing work required to bring the temperature down. Hot water from the boiler can go directly to the radiator and wider central heating system as normal.

The trick is installing a two-port valve in each system, which provides independent control. That’ll allow you to operate radiators and your hot water supply with a standard two-channel timer and control the underfloor heating system with dedicated room thermostats.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Installing a new radiator on its own won’t require any official or trade body qualifications, but this service is usually delivered by a professional who specialises in broader plumbing and heating engineering. And anyone who carries out that work will require Gas Safe accreditation. So, while it’s not compulsory for your professional to hold a specific qualification, it’s certainly a good sign if they have Gas Safe registration.

Your tradesperson should also be able to showcase a proven track record, along with a collection of customers willing to sing their praises for a job well done.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Public liability insurance is of paramount importance, especially given your professional will be dealing with your pipework, and the potential for leaks later down the line. Get your tradesperson to show you evidence that they have the necessary cover in place.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Are they Gas Safe registered?
  • Are they able to install a radiator which can work alongside underfloor heating?
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Towel rad rehang

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Move two radiators 1 in kitchen 1 in living room

leaking radiator

repair leaking radiator. also give health check to central heating and boiler in newly acquired cottage. thanks, Don

Disconnection of gas heater

Disconnection of gas heater in domestic property

Fitting a new radiator

I need an old radiator taking out and a new on putting in my hallway

Remove old and install new...

To remove old gas towel rail and instal new dual fuelled one.

Add 1 radiator to system,...

1 room has no radiator, one needs moving and re-piping for installation of patio doors

install a new radiator

disconnect a 55inch/16inch radiator and replace by installing a new 32inch/16inch radiator. work will require tradesman to reconfigure the existing...

heating balance

balance central heating system

Move a radiator

I need a radiator moved from the centre of a wall to the end of the wall or under a bay window - I may need to purchase a smaller radiator

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