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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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Reviewed by Peter on 16/3/2020

No Complaints . Excellent Job. No mess, new radiator is great.

Founded in Jan2018, over 10 years plumbing & heating experience, fully qualified and insured based in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. High quality heating and plumbing installs . www.nc-ph.co.uk Facebook & instagram @ncplumbingandheating

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Reviewed by James on 31/3/2020

Nicky did a great job, turned up on time and completed the boiler replacement on the same day. No hidden costs and his prices were very reasonable. Will be using him for my regular boiler check ups.

My names Darren and I'm a fully qualified, Gas safe Plumbing and Heating Engineer with over 15 years experience working on both domestic and site based plumbing and heating installs. I offer a wide range of services from full heating replacements and upgrades; Boiler servicing; New Boilers inc warranty; Emergency call out and repair; Full bathroom / Wetroom suites renewals; General plumbing repair and maintenance. No job is too big or too small and willing to cover a 25 miles radius. Please get in touch for a free quote today.

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Reviewed by Thomas on 21/3/2020

Did a brilliant job, came when he said he would and worked around me and my family. Couldn't recommend him enough.

All your household needs at a fair price! Halling Home Services provides an expert service for all your home maintenance needs. This includes plumbing and heating, painting and decorating, gardening and many more. We strive on giving our customers fair prices, whilst also charging no call out fee to lower your costs even more. Halling Home Services provide a discount on your next job if your referral wishes to proceed with our quote.' Please visit hallinghomeservices.co.uk For more info

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Reviewed by JEREMY on 20/2/2020

Excellent job done. Very thorough and attentive to detail. Always arrived at time agreed. Very happy with end result.

Hi, I'm Giles, proprietor of Velocity Plumbing. I have been working within the plumbing industry since 2004. During this time I have obtained my qualifications and built my experience, knowledge and reputation to now be able to proudly provide you, the residents, landlords and small businesses of Devon, with a complete plumbing service. As your local plumbing specialist, Velocity offer a wide array of plumbing services to suit your needs. If you have a problem that involves water, the chances are we have seen it before and know the best solution and how to action it. From blockages to bursts, taps to toilets we can fix it. I'd very much like for Velocity to have the opportunity to prove our worth and provide you with your resolution. > Our affordable fees are designed to provide a quality service with no surprise costs. > Workmanship fully guaranteed. > Velocity Plumbing donate 2% of all our profits to water charities to help make water work for everyone.

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Reviewed by Dan on 2/4/2020

After being let down by another plumber Giles came at short notice. Did a good job, finished on time. Would recommend him and would use his company again.

My focus in my work life is to provide a service that will leave my customers satisfied beyond their expectations, this is reflected in the over 50 five star ratings I have received from my customers.

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Reviewed by Katie on 30/3/2020

Really great plumber. Every so helpful. Has done a brilliant job fixing our garden tap and was very reasonably priced, would recommend.

Plumbwright UK are a East Midlands based business specialising in all aspects of plumbing, all work is fully guaranteed. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and reliability with customer satisfaction being of utmost importance!

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Reviewed by Anthony on 1/4/2020

Job was done quickly by Paul and price was as quoted! Many thanks!

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 Keith on 6/4/2020

Davison was a very professional obliging and competent Gentleman, the job was dealt with speedily, He had to go for parts, which was no trouble to him. Also a very reasonable cost. I would recommend Davison for any work, in my case plumbing!

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Reviewed by Lisa on 27/3/2020

Jason rang within 10 minutes of posting my job .His work was excellent very tidy and respectful to my house I didn't even need to tidy up after him.He was far cheaper than a previous quote I had.I will definitely be using him again for future work thanks Jason

Based in Ealing and cover most areas with in the m25 our priority is customer service. we undertake plumbing, gas and drainage work. we offer a reliable and affordable service.

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Reviewed by Rachel on 6/3/2020

Excellent job - instant response, all went to plan, reasonably priced and great job done I would absolutely recommend Myles.

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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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