The First Element

Primary trade Gas / Heating engineer
173 ratings
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The First Element

173 ratings

About The First Element

The First Element is a professional and experienced plumbing and heating services provider. We are gassafe,Oftec for oil and LPG accredited. Boiler,Fire and cooker installers,repair and servicing as well as Electric boiler installers. We are accredited installers for Worcester bosch,Baxi and Grant vortex. We are also unvented cylinder specialists.

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The First Element rated for Bathroom fitter


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173 total ratings 0 last 30 days 0 last 6 months 5 last 12 months

11 Jun 2021

Gas / Heating engineer

Excellent response. Very quick to attend, very knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. Many thanks

, GL51

08 Jun 2021

Gas / Heating engineer

Gary went out of his way to fit a new boiler and did a great job

, GL2

28 May 2021

Gas / Heating engineer


, SN2

21 May 2021

Gas / Heating engineer

Good communication, efficient and conscientious.

, SN5

09 May 2021

Gas / Heating engineer

Gary went above and beyond and landed a second job to fit a new boiler. Completely honest and curtios, will recommend him to anyone and everyone.

, GL50

24 Nov 2020

Gas / Heating engineer

Great service at short notice all completed with COVID in mind, much appreciated, will use again

, WR11

21 Jul 2020

Kitchen Specialist

I was initially a little concerned about using this website to find a tradesman for my Bristol HMO. So when Gary contacted me about doing the job I was still nervous as to whether he would be reliable, trustworthy or a competent kitchen fitter. He started the job, he was punctual, reliable and the students & myself all liked and felt he was certainly trustworthy. He did the job proud - the kitchen looked stunning! I would highly recommend using Gary!!

, BS7

28 May 2020


gary did an excellent job, he was very tidy and the job he did was spot on..if you are looking for a plumber, he is worth calling..we wil be using him aagin when we have another job we want doing , Once again thanks gary you are a star or even 5 stars

, GL54

12 May 2020

Gas / Heating engineer

Thank you Gary for your swift and professional response to our gas hob malfunction Would use and recommend again

, GL2

05 May 2020


Quick turnaround and efficient worker. Friendly too.

, GL5

14 Apr 2020

Gas / Heating engineer

Gary was brilliant, from the moment he picked up my request and answered within half an hour through to him coming out and fixing the job. He was efficient, thorough, explained the problem in layman’s terms, was incredibly switched on to the social distancing and always a bonus very easy to get along with, Can’t recommend Gary highly enough. He is certainly on our list for the future.

, GL20

07 Oct 2019

Gas / Heating engineer

Professional, friendly service. No call out charge. Called round promptly and thoroughly examined the boiler and fixed the problem oil leak there and then. Advised that the boiler was in good condition and no need to service just yet.

, GL20

17 Sep 2019


Gary is great. Efficient and knowledgeable, practical advice given and excellent work done. Thank you.

, GL5

24 Aug 2019


Gary is a first class plumber - nothing was too much for him. He responded within minutes to my post, came the next day and completed the job. In 48 hours it was all finished, after months of searching for a reliable, responsive plumber! I will recommend Gary to all my friends. He is a really nice, friendly person, who you would feel comfortable with in your house. I am more than delighted.

, GL56

25 Mar 2019

Gas / Heating engineer


, GL54

17 Mar 2019

Gas / Heating engineer

What a lovely person, would highly recommend Gary, I never have to look for a gas engineer again,Gary's my man,

, SN14

11 Mar 2019

Gas / Heating engineer

Great guy, turned up on time and carried out the work as requested. Many thanks

, SN25

19 Feb 2019

Gas / Heating engineer

Needed a gas fire servicing and when Gary had finished I asked him to service my boiler which he did. Fire and central heating now have certificates so all good. Turned up when he said he would and completed jobs. I would definitely use Gary again.

, OX18

16 Mar 2018

Gas / Heating engineer

He never turned up or had the good manners to say he was not coming

, OL14

02 Jun 2017

Gas / Heating engineer

I had a boiler problem that was showing as steam through my roof. Gary was tireless in finding the root of the problem and helping me to solve the issue.

, GL54

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The First Element answered questions about Bathroom fitter

's question
Fri 12 May 2017 18:56pm

We are nine one bed flats in an old Victorian building. The heating boiler has broken down and we are considering individual combi boilers. One flat has an existing gas supply. The others would need it to be put in. Is it possible to change the system and what's involved? Thanks

  • Gary Durn's Answer
    Mon 15 May 2017 15:28pm

    Each flat would have to have its own meter. I suggest contacting national grid or supplier of gas to the flat who already has a gas meter. Once you have a supply you can have a gas boiler installed. Costs vary as you would need a radiator(s) and pipework. Regards Gary

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Top trades offered by The First Element

Primary trade

Gas / Heating engineer

Gas and Oil-Fired Boiler

Gas Fire

Gas Cooker / Hob - Installation

Bathroom fitter

Bathroom Design

Bathroom Installation

Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

Carpenter / Joiner

Flat Pack Furniture Assembly


Electric Oven / Hob - Installation

Electrical Inspection Condition Report

Floor fitters

Water Underfloor Heating

Vinyl Flooring