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“Personal dedication, High standard delivery, with real ratings” Total Heat is a trusted and professional company of plumbing, drainage and gas heating engineers covering the the whole of country with over 20 years’ experience in central heating, bathroom installations and proactive maintenance repairs. Total Heat are a time served company with over 300 5* customer reviews. When you are looking for a heating specialist, it is essential that you find Gas Safe engineers who prioritise safety and high standards. Same day response and all our work comes with a warranty. Our engineers are in house and are local to you, we pride ourselves on high standards and we will go the extra mile. We can take on jobs from a leaking tap to a full central heating system, same or next day response. We also Have our own in-house builders and joiners to take on other projects including Steel erection, supporting wall removals, door/arch widening, chimney removals etc We cover the whole of the North West, ranging from Manchester to Chester, and Blackburn/Burnley right down to the Midlands. Our in-house staff complete all range of projects, from low profile shower conversions to full strip down, back to brick bathroom refurbishments.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 20/10/2020

Very happy with the service, communication was excellent and they arrived when they said they would. It probably cost more than I would have liked but I didn't get a reply from any local plumbers so I was very happy to pay for a good service. My Mother in Law needed a kitchen sink trap replaced within a week of our repair. So we phoned and they sent someone out the next day. Once again an excellent Service and both communication and punctuality were excellent. We will call them again if we need them!

apprentice trained plumbler and gas engineer over 21 years experience always happy to help Don’t mind big jobs little jobs any job

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Reviewed by Daniel on 14/10/2020

Fitted the boiler. Looks well...

Welcome to pipeline gas and plumbing, where we provide a fast and reliable response for our customers with 24hr service. At pipeline we don't just look at getting the job done but we thrive on satisfaction and customer service. After becoming a fully qualified plumber employed for several years working within the industry from working on a simply dripping tap, House refurbishments and New developments. Now having gained the confidence and expertise to reach my goal and branching out to working self-employed. Priding myself and my work on reliability, Customer service, Tidy work and gaining another happy customer  On Call 24/7  Always Happy To Be Of Services

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Reviewed by Evelyn on 9/10/2020

I still have your last email saying you were sorry you didn’t. Let us no you could not come And you where working no a self build that was much later in the day I have nothing more to say

All gas central heating work carried out by experienced tradesmen

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Reviewed by Colin on 24/10/2020

This job was completed in professionally and quickly, highly recommend

We have been providing professional workamnship for over 25 years offering a wide range of trades that are required to undertake the works you need . We are currently still providing FREE quotes for all works but most importantly adhering to government guidelines throughout the pandemic with COVID 19. l

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Reviewed by Richard on 21/10/2020

Excellent communication

Aspect Bathrooms Limited - this is a hight quality bathrooms specialists, provides an opportunity to remake the bathroom of your dreams   Aspect Bathrooms Limited provide for customers plumbers "quick service 24h", tilers and bathroom specialist more info [email protected]

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Reviewed by David on 14/8/2020

Quick response to my ad, Igor contacted me and arranged to come out that day to assess my job and give me quote. After inspection of the issue, a leak from my bath waste pipe, he gave me a quote coming in under budget. Work was completed quickly and to a high standard, and Igor came back after a couple of hours to test what he had repaired and replaced. New waste pipe and plug fitted, matching the previous fitted part (chrome) and bath sealed and panel refitted, all to a very high standard. Thank you.

I have 12 years experience with the heating and plumbing trade and have worked for some of the major company’s (including an apprenticeship and 5 years at British Gas) so my experience has been second to none, all work is carried out to the highest standard while still keeping my rates affordable, All work is guaranteed for a year My services include Service and repairs on all gas appliances Installation of all gas appliances Cylinder replacement Radiator replacement/installation Underfloor heating Smart room stats Powerflushing Landlords and home owner certificates Plumbing repairs Bathroom installation

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Reviewed by Lisa on 23/8/2020

Great Job thanks Jack friendly professional cleaned up afterwards I have finally found a tradespeople I can call upon again!

I specialise in providing a wide range of heating, gas and plumbing services to domestic customers throughout Essex, Hertfordshire and London. My aim is to provide all of my customers with a professional, honest and reliable service that is excellent value for money. I am a highly skilled and experienced Gas Safe engineer with plumbing qualifications and experience, giving you complete peace of mind that your gas and plumbing works are in safe hands.

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 24/10/2020

Very efficient and good service. After work he even clean the surface. Very happy customer.

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 Meden on 24/10/2020

Very good. Came on time and explained everything. Now I have a fabulous new boiler

With over 30 years experience in the domestic heating market you can be assured we can find and install the right heating system for your property ! Clean courteous and professional from start to finish

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Reviewed by Martin on 25/8/2020

Fantastic, thankyou so much. All 3 guys were brill throughout the job. Thanks. Even asked for a quote for another job i want doing as i was pleased with today's work.

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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?
  • Would they recommend installing a different size radiator or one with superior heating performance?
  • Can they offer a warranty on their work?

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