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Friendly reliable plumber. Fully qualified and insured. I undertake all aspects of plumbing work.

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Reviewed by Tina on 22/3/2019

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Heating Engineering

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Reviewed by Christine on 6/6/2019

Paul came within four hours of my request being posted. He did a great job, just what I asked for. Definitely recommended.

Committed to providing you with an excellent service, so you always choose us for your installation, service and repair needs.

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Reviewed by Luminous on 3/4/2019

Work finished to a very high standard. Very professional.

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 Jason on 28/3/2019

Quick, and easy. Insurance company was impressed how quickly Jay and Raymond came out. Did not have to wait long. Jay and Raymond cleaned up after themselves. Would use again.

S w plumbing services been running a few years soon to be gas safe no job to big or small quality service guaranteed from small leeks to bathroom fitting

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Reviewed by Robyn on 22/12/2018

Seb's done a fabulous job of sorting my ensuite, family bathroom, kitchen & converting a downstairs wc into a laundry room. He's kept me updated throughout, posed questions/ideas for better approaches to problems and been really easy to work with. We'll be having Seb back in the new year for the next phase of re-furb for sure :)

Evros Energy Services Natural gas - lpg - oil Repair - install - service Plumbing and heating Domestic and commerical We provide emergency cover to all customers 24 hours a day 365 days a year. All of our employees undertake regular training . We are GAS Safe and fully insured

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Reviewed by scott on 14/1/2019

Michael contacted us really quickly and booking was setup with no fuss. The quote for the service is what was charged (no unforeseen parts needed) and arrived when he said he would. Would have no problem recommend them to friends and family

Under taking works on any domestic gas appliances. Services, installations, new builds or refurbishment. Also plumbing works such a bathroom, kitchen or heating installations. Our main aim is customer satisfaction and do our best to achieve it. We are offering reasonable prices and our working hours are flexible.

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Reviewed by Clive on 28/1/2019

Only a small job, but was very reasonably priced. He could have done a quick fix but was more than happy to spend a bit more time to do it to a high standard.

Domestic, Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Electricians in Northern Cumbria. We accept visa and mastercard payments on request.

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Reviewed by Vix on 23/2/2019

Were some issues of communication, Mark came back and bent over backwards to make it right. Can't fault him but be prepared to explain in detail exactly what is required to workmen and Don't just leave them to get on with it.

Here to help with any plumbing repair and maintenance, no job too small. Whatever the problem, there’s always a way to fix it.

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Reviewed by Tiffany on 17/11/2018

Absolutely fantastic, my mother couldn't speak more highly of him, keep up the good work ethan!!

Local home counties construction company which is part of larger commercial group with own metal, joinery and mechanical workshops and using their own plant and labour specialising in high end residential works including all aspects of: Extensions Refurbishments Basements Listed Building and Heritage works Orangeries Swimming Pools Sauna's or Hot Tubs Timber Frame Garages and Garden Rooms Cinema Rooms & AV Suites & Gaming Rooms Joinery: Doors, Stairs, Windows, Skirting's Architraves Bespoke Furniture & Built in units Flooring Electrical Works Kitchens Bathrooms Decking Fencing & Automated Gates We are looking to build our presence in this area and are able to offer discounts for 'show' projects to be featured on our websites and in our advertising. With access to our own in house designers we can plan and design your whole project or take your existing designs and fully detail them traditionally or in interactive 3D models if required. With our in house manufacturing we can provide bespoke items you require to make your build unique or to fit your particular requirements. With our smart homes and automation specialism we can also take your bespoke or existing items and make them open/close/move etc all from your smartphone or any location and via any controller you specify. We can supply you high end TV/Cinema/AV equipment at discount prices as part of a cinema/games room/music room fit out using our trade discounts. We can also advise you on pro's and cons of current models/ technologies, new products not yet released that may change your plans and commission your systems for optimal settings. What your thinking of we can help with. Come and see our demonstration areas, try a few products, feel the quality, explain what you want and we can design it for you, like the design and cost and we can build it.

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Reviewed by Peter on 7/12/2018

Very satisfied with the work.

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Solar panel installation specialists - what you need to know

The last decade has seen the number of homes with solar panels rocket, making them a common feature across our urban landscapes. In fact, over half a million homes in Britain now have them, and it’s easy to see why. Solar panels generate energy for your home, allowing you to do your bit for the environment, save on your electricity bills, and even make some money in the long run.

While this sounds like a no-brainer, you’ll need to do the sums to see exactly how your investment will pay back over the years. An expert energy installer will tell you what type of solar panels meet your needs and install the right system for your home, allowing you to start reaping the rewards from solar energy.

Cost of solar panel installation work

The cost of solar panels themselves has fallen in recent years due to cheaper manufacturing and higher competition within the solar tech market. So there’s never been a better time to invest.

That’s not to say this isn’t a considered decision, though. The installation of solar panels is still going to set you back several thousands of pounds, and the final figure will depend on the size of the system, as well as the quality and brand of the panels you choose.

The number of occupants in your home will be the main steer for the system and kWh required, but you should also consider other factors, such as the size of your roof and whether it’s south-facing.

Typically, you can expect to pay the following:

  • 14 m2, 2kWh: £3,000-£4,000
  • 21 m2, 3kWh: £4,000-£6,000
  • 28 m2, 4kWh: £6,000-£8,000

What types of solar panels are there?

There are a few different options available for solar panels. The most common is the monocrystalline or polycrystalline system. A familiar sight on many roofs, these are the blue or black photovoltaic solar panels, with a layer of glass covering them, and they’re usually mounted on an aluminium frame. They’re also the most efficient solar panel system for domestic use.

Despite their popularity, some still consider these solar panels a little ungainly. For those concerned about appearance, thin-film solar panels can be a more attractive option. These have a sleek finish and can be fitted directly onto many surfaces. Or, you can opt for solar tiles, which actually replace an area of existing roof (matched its style). While these options might be prettier, they’re more expensive and less efficient.

Out of all the options available, many people opt for traditional photovoltaic solar panels because they boast the biggest financial and environmental benefits. These perks include:

  • Electricity savings. Generating your own solar energy means reduced electricity bills. The level of this saving depends on the size of your system, volume of electricity use, and when you’ll be using it. If you can use electricity during the day when the panels are most efficient, you’ll save more (as less is needed from the grid).
  • Feed-in tariff. This is a payment from the Government for all of the energy you generate. This tariff is income tax-free and paid quarterly by energy suppliers. It’s guaranteed for 20 years and is index-linked, therefore rising with inflation. The rate varies depending on the size of your system.
  • Export tariff. You’re paid for any energy that you don’t use, which is sent back to the grid. The rate is set at 5.03p/kWh.

How do solar panels work?

All three options fall into the same category, and that’s photovoltaic solar, or PV. This means they produce energy from sunlight, which is then used to power lighting and household appliances.

There’s also another type of solar panel which serves a slightly different purpose. Solar thermal panels use the sun’s light to heat water for your house, allowing you to cut down on heating bills. However, this type doesn’t produce electricity, which is where the Governmental incentives are focused.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Both the installer and the system will need to meet the standards of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). Your installer should provide a MCS certificate upon completion of the work. You can then use this to apply for the Government’s schemes with a licensed energy supplier.

Planning permission for solar panel installation jobs

Generally, you don’t need planning permission to install solar PV systems. However, there are a few exceptions, such as properties in conservation areas, those that are listed, and for homes with flat roofs. You may need to get approval from the council, so check with your local authority.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

A reputable energy installer should have public liability insurance to protect against any accidental damage. Many will also opt for professional indemnity insurance to cover any guidance on design and financial advice regarding renewable energy.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Are they MCS accredited?
  • What brand of solar panels do they recommend?
  • Will the system have a warranty?

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