Plumbing repair and installation work is charged at £55 for the first hour and then £35 for each additional hour after that.
I appreciate that sometimes a job might take less than half an hour (for example, changing a tap washer). In these instances a flat charge of £40 would apply and there would be no additional charge for small parts such as washers.
If the job takes longer than I initially thought you will still only be charged the amount we initially agreed.
No. There is no call out fee. I also provide free quotes.
Cash, cheque and credit/debit card.
No. There is no additional charge for paying by debit or credit card.
The same rate applies up to 8pm weekdays and 4pm on Saturdays. Anything after these times will be charged at twice the standard rate. I only carry out plumbing and gas on Sundays in exceptional circumstances.
The cost of parts needed for the job will be worked out at cost + 10%. For example: if the part cost me £10 to buy you will be charged £11 for it. I do only supply good quality parts as I see cheap parts as a false economy. For example: you can get a toilet valve these days for as little as £3 but I would always strongly recommend fitting a quality £10 one!
Yes. I am Gas Safe Registered (Registration No. 591566). Qualified to work on gas cookers, fires, boilers, and associated gas pipework.
Servicing a gas boiler or fire is charged at £65 per appliance.
To carry out a Landlord Gas Safety check is £45 for one appliance and £15 for each additional appliance at the same property.
I always issue a certificate when I carry out an appliance service, landlord safety check and any gas installation work. If it is small gas work such as capping a gas pipe then a certificate isn't necessary. However, if you requested a safety certificate in these instances I am happy to complete one at no extra cost.
New gas boiler or gas fire installation will be notified with Gas Safe Register. Subsequently they will then send you a certificate of compliance. Gas cooker installation and any service or repair work does not need notifying.
In most instances I will not fit a second-hand or used gas appliance. Gas cookers are an exception (see section below on cookers).
NO. You must use a Gas Safe Registered installer to carry out any gas related work.
This is a bit of a mixed response - yes and no! Some Gas Safe engineers specialise in just gas boiler repair and nothing else. These ideally should be your first port of call. However, I do have the required skills and knowledge and have fixed boilers/fires in the past. It's just not my specialism.
Cooker hoses are manufactured to last the average lifetime of a gas cooker. When I install a new gas cooker I always fit it with a new gas hose.
I appreciate that people very often take their gas cooker with them when they move home. If a used gas cooker is to be installed then a copy of the manufacturer's instructions are needed (can often be downloaded), and of course it will need to be in full and safe working order.
No gas cookers don't need notifying to Gas Safe. However it is worth registering your new appliance with the manufacturer for warranty purposes.
If you are the property owner and occupant then you do not legally need a gas safety certificate. However, I always issue an appliance gas safety certificate on my installs.
If the property is rented by a tenant then a gas safety certificate (CP12) is a legal requirement to ensure that the appliance has been installed in accordance with the Gas Safety Regulations.
No I do not carry out repairs on cooking appliances.
Yes. I have £1 million of Public Liability Insurance cover.
Yes this is fine with me. However, I would urge customers to buy quality, branded products whenever possible.
Yes. All my work comes with a 12 month guarantee. In the unlikely event that a problem arises due to installation, then simply get in touch and I will put it right.
I find that doing smaller jobs fits around my family commitments. As my wife works office hours, I am needed to drop my three young lads off at school at 8.45am and collect them again at 3.15pm. So during term time I fit my jobs around this.
As mentioned above, I work around family commitments. I am available to work between 9.30am and 3pm. I also work during the evening and at weekends. For larger jobs i.e. boiler installation, these times can be extended.
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