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Boiler broken down? Should you call a plumber or a heating engineer?

We rely on our central heating system to work effectively 24 hours a day, especially with Britain’s temperamental weather, and often take it for granted that it’ll be there to provide heat when we need it. So when the worst happens and your boiler breaks down it can be frustrating and worrying. When you have […]

Posted on October 18, 2019 in Boilers, Plumbing | Read more?


What is an EICR?

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What is an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)? An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is an inspection to test the safety of the electrical circuits in a building. Any electrical installation should always be covered by an up-to-date EICR, or periodic inspection report. An Electrical Installation Condition Report is not always a strict legal requirement, […]

Posted on October 11, 2019 in Electrical, Electrical Testing, Safety & Compliance, Mechanical & Electrical (M&E), Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), Regulations & Practise | Read more?


Checking the Gas Safe Register

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Gas Safe Registered engineers – Don’t cut corners with gas The Gas Safe Register is the UK’s official list of gas and plumbing businesses. By law, a gas engineer must be on the Gas Safe Register to work safely and legally on gas appliances. The same goes for businesses, whether they are carrying out domestic […]

Posted on October 2, 2019 in Boilers, HVAC, Mechanical & Electrical (M&E), Plumbing, Regulations & Practise | Read more?


Boiler maintenance tips you should follow

Boilers are an integral part of every property, whether it’s a residential home or a commercial business, they’re crucial in the day-to-day running of a building. They create heating, power and electricity, depending on the type of boiler you decide to have installed. They keep our radiators warm and our water running hot exactly when […]

Posted on August 21, 2019 in Boilers, Plumbing | Read more?


What is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)?

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the periodic inspection of electrical equipment to identify defects. You’ve probably seen one of those little green stickers – likely on a toaster, kettle, washing machine or tumble dryer. It means the appliance has undergone electrical testing and is safe to use. Is Portable Appliance Testing a legal requirement? By […]

Posted on August 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | Read more?


Fixed Wire Testing: How often should you do it?

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Fixed Wire Testing is something that isn’t negotiable. It is something that is required, by law, that you do on a regular basis – but just how often? The actual frequency of how often you test is completely dependent on your business type and can be as often as every year up to every five […]

Posted on July 16, 2019 in Electrical, Electrical Testing, Safety & Compliance | Read more?


The rise of smart heating & home automation

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Smart heating & home automation: 2000-2019 10 years ago, smart heating & home automation might have sounded like concepts from Back to the Future. But with more internet-connected devices than ever before, they are now realities which look set to stay. Now, this might lead you to ask “where’s my jetpack?”. But IoT-connected smart devices […]

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Boilers, Combined Heat & Power, HVAC, Maintenance, Mechanical & Electrical (M&E), Property Maintenance, Regulations & Practise | Read more?


Boiler installation – How much should it really cost?

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How much should boiler installation really cost? The cost of purchasing and installing a new boiler can vary enormously, even between boilers of the same type. Here, we take a look at what you should really expect to pay for your new boiler to be installed, and why. Boiler installation is a complex task and […]

Posted on May 22, 2019 in Boilers, Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), Plumbing, Property Maintenance | Read more?


How CHP services could save you money

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CHP services Combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, is a more efficient way to supply heat & power to buildings, avoiding network losses and reducing emissions. CHP utilises the heat produced as part of generating energy, using it for – you might have guessed – heating. The term “CHP services” includes programming, maintenance and […]

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Combined Heat & Power, Regulations & Practise | Read more?


5 signs you need a new boiler installed

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Do you need a new boiler? Boilers help to keep our homes warm and our water hot. But unless these two things stop happening completely, it may be hard for you to detect when you need a new boiler. Having your boiler regularly serviced and having maintenance work carried out can prevent the likelihood of […]

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Boilers, Uncategorized | Read more?


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