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What Does A Gas Fitter Do?

What Does A Gas Fitter Do?

Can I Use An Gas Fitter For My Home Project?

Plumbers and Gas Fitters differ in their qualifications and scope of work. Check the Gas Safe register to make sure that they are legally permitted to work with gas. It’s important to note that if you hire a gas fitter from a company that also provides plumbing services, you should check to ensure that your gas fitter has the required industry insurances and accreditations. Each requires individual insurances and qualifications.

  • Wet Pipes
  • Dry Pipes
  • Gas Boiler Servicing or Repair
  • Thermodynamic Hot Water System Installation
  • Air Conditioning (AC) Installation or Repair
  • Gas Boiler Installation or Repair
  • Central Heating System Installation or Repair
  • Gas Safety Check/Certification
  • Oil Boiler Installation or Repair
  • Underfloor Heating System Installation or Repair

  • How much does a new boiler cost to install?
  • Can I install my own gas boiler?
  • Is a combi boiler better than a tank?
  • Are combi boilers more expensive?
  • Where In My House Should I Put My Boiler?
  • Why would a boiler stop working?
  • What to do if boiler is not working?
  • Do plumbers fix boilers?

  • Average Cost :

    The average cost of heating jobs in the UK is  £195 – £206

    New boiler with installation from £1,690

  • Complex Jobs :

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A boiler repair or service involves working with gas, so only a Gas Safe registered engineer can legally work on a gas boiler. They carry out a wide range of jobs from maintaining and installing heating pipework to fixing appliances when they break down.

Type of Work A Gas Fitter/Heating Engineer Can Do:

  • Wet Pipes
  • Dry Pipes
  • Gas Boiler Servicing or Repair
  • Thermodynamic Hot Water System Installation
  • Air Conditioning (AC) Installation or Repair
  • Gas Boiler Installation or Repair
  • Central Heating System Installation or Repair
  • Gas Safety Check/Certification
  • Oil Boiler Installation or Repair
  • Underfloor Heating System Installation or Repair

Gas Engineer needs to pass an industry qualification and gas safe registration. An industry qualification could include an NVQ or Diploma in courses such as Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance, Domestic Plumbing and Heating or Gas Utilisation for example

Call A Gas Fitter/Heating Engineer When You Experience:

 

Average Cost :

The average cost of heating jobs in the UK is  £195 – £206

New boiler with installation from £1,690

How To Find And Hire A Gas Fitter/Heating Engineer

Work together to draw up a detailed project description – except for the very smallest jobs – describing the following:

  • Specify the work that needs to be done, in the greatest detail you can
  • Is cleaning up and disposal of waste are included
  • List of materials the tradesman will use. If you want high-quality materials, get it in writing what they are
  • Get a breakdown of which of the costs are labour, and which are for materials
  • List of materials are included in the price
  • List of materials you will supply for the project  – will you provide the pipes, tiles or paint?
  • Are other subcontractors such as plumbers are included?
  • Are any additional costs such as parking are included?
  • Is VAT is included?

Quotes Must Be In Writing

A basic rule to avoid trouble is to never accept a verbal quote, except perhaps for the very smallest jobs that are just a few hours work. Always get a written quote for the job, detailing the costs for the brief above.

Experience & Work History

An old tradesmen trick to build up debts with materials firms, declare bankruptcy, and close down the company leaving you with a half finished job and no recourse. So ask for their company details (company name and number) and check how long they have been trading, and whether the company is active, dormant or dissolved. This can be done with Companies House using their web-check service, and for £1 you can download annual accounts and reports.

Never Use A Tradesmen Who Approaches You Unsolicited.

If people knock on your door and offer you unsolicited services always turn them away. There are lots of con artists who operate in this way, and no reputable trader gets work by cold-calling on strangers.

Compare 3 To 4 Tradesmen And Quotes

If you ensure you get a number of quotes for every piece of work that needs doing, you can better judge the true price. You are also less likely to get ripped off. It can be astonishing how much prices vary. Also, each time you speak to a builder about the work, you will learn more about it – and will be better able to judge if a tradesman knows what they are talking about, or is spinning a yarn.

You’ll soon realise how surprisingly difficult it is to get a quote out of a tradesman but you should insist. Approach at least 4 tradesmen from the off so that you have enough quotes to be able to compare.

Tradesmen References

You shouldn’t be shy about asking for two or three references. Then call up the referees and speak to them directly about the work and service of the tradesman; if it is a big job, you might want to go and see the quality of his work. If the builder won’t provide references, ask why – it is often very telling about them if they don’t.

 

Important Note:

Washing machine issues are handled by Appliance Engineers

Shower installations and shower repairs are handled by Electricians

Blocked toilets and other drain issues are handled by Drainage Engineers

 

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