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Make sure you’re ready for all that winter has to throw at you by getting a new radiator installed. Get yours before a cold snap hits and you’ll be able to relax in the warm, safe in the knowledge your heating has been sorted by an experienced professional.

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DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and exterior refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Franko on 21/9/2019

“Dawid and team did an excellent doing a floor for me, i used him long time ago, decided to use again as i know hes hardworking, today they finish job for me, thanks again

Established in 2011 in Cambridgeshire, ELWAFI PLUMB is a sole trader business that has built over the past years a reputation for great customer service and high quality plumbing work

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Reviewed by Niall on 12/10/2019

Excellent.

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire again.

Hi my name is Kalium Fletcher, I undertake all central heating issues, boiler installation,servicing and repairs, landlord certificates, and plumbing work. I give transparent advice so there are no hidden costs. I believe I offer a friendly honest reliable service, with customer satisfaction and competitive pricing being my main goals.

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Reviewed by Carly on 10/10/2019

Did job nice and quick and explained everything as went along.

We are a WRAS certified plumbing maintenance business serving in the Bristol and Bath areas. All qualifications obtained via training with Access Academies in Cardiff. To discuss your job, get an estimate and / or arrange a quote, call Steve on the number above.

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Reviewed by LUIS on 7/10/2019

Great job to solve an issue prior to selling my home. Kept me informed of exactly what he had managed to achieve plus advice on how to improve the issues he diagnosed. Highly recommendable.

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

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Reviewed by Mandy on 14/10/2019

Tom was great. He came when he said he would. Really reliable. He took me through the problems and explained to me what was causing them and outlined the solutions. An absolute joy to deal with someone as professional as Tom. Would highly recommend him.

Plumbing repairs/maintenance 24/7 Call out

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Reviewed by John on 30/7/2019

Casey was pleasant, efficient and punctual.

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Reviewed by Eddie on 15/10/2019

Jack was excellent very reliable was on the job when he said he be,his workmanship can't be faulted IF you need a plumber call jack. Eddie Campbell

ADC Property Consultants We provide free quotations at competitive prices. full bathroom installations to full heating systems with a team of tradesmen to complete all variety of jobs. Instagram-adc_property_consultants [email protected]

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Reviewed by Mark on 3/10/2019

Very prompt response and excellent service. Many thanks.

We are a family run business with over 35 years of experience we do all plumbing heating and drainage repairs and services. All our work is done to very high standard and fully guaranteed Customer satisfaction is our main priority and our friendly staff ensure all work is completed to a very high professional standard. we do all plumbing requirements from a dripping tap to water cylinder replacements. we have cctv camera surveying equipment for your external sewage pipes manhole and drain problems with record facility . we can do high pressure jetting to clear blockages in external pipework with a 4000 psi jetting system we have 35 years of experience in this field so our knowledge is second to none

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Reviewed by Dan on 10/10/2019

Brilliant job. All done within 2 hours of posting. Totally professional, clean, patient and even took a look at something else with my shower which was also fixed. ThankYOU.

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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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