We are a member of the gas safety register - our Registration Number is 88604

Registration Number: 88604

The CORGI scheme came to an end in March 2009, and has been replaced by the Gas SAFE Register.

Whilst a CORGI membership scheme still runs, it is simply a trade body like many of the guilds that are available.

All Gas installers must be registered under the new HSE gas safe scheme called the gas safe register

www.gassaferegister.co.uk

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Accreditations & Standards We Work To

We are GAS Safe (previously CORGI) and OFTEC Registered Heating Engineers.

Standards we work to:

Building Regulations

How they relate to the Central Heating products we install: The rules around gas installations are designed to protect you and your family. The standards are regularly improved. From 1 April 2005 all central heating boiler installations fall under the control of building regulations (the change applies to oil-fired central-heating boilers from 1 April 2007).

If you are having a gas appliance installed or replaced, this is how the current rules apply:

All gas boilers (and oil boilers from 1 April 2007) fitted in both new and existing homes must be condensing boilers with either an ‘A’ or ‘B’ efficiency rating (A= greater than 90%, B= 86%-90%).

There are exceptional circumstances (for example where it is not practical or economic) when a non-condensing boiler can be fitted and in this case an ‘exception certificate’ will be provided.

Declaration of Safety Certificate

You will receive a safety certificate (called a Declaration of Safety) after a gas appliance has been installed. Please keep this safe as it proves the appliance has been installed by a professional. It will also form an essential part of the Home Information Pack, to be a legal requirement in England and Wales from 2007. For more information about the introduction of the Home Information Pack visit www.odpm.gov.uk

Working Practices:

Building Regulations define how a central heating installer should work: The regulations refer to documents which give clear advice for any installer or homeowner. The two main documents are The Good Practice Guide 302 (GPG302) and Central Heating Standard Specification (CheSS – GIL059), these give two levels of control that will be deemed to satisfy the regulations; “Good Practice” and “Best Practice”.

What is required?

Every time a boiler or hot water cylinder is changed, the whole heating system must be checked and brought up to the new standards of efficiency and control if necessary. This will ensure that the boiler will be able to work to its declared efficiency. Afterall there is no point in fitting a new highly efficient boiler if the rest of the system is inefficient.

The new boiler or cylinder must meet efficiency standards – SEDBUK for the boiler BS for the cylinder. (Medium duty cylinders DO NOT satisfy these).

For the system to be compatible with the higher efficiency boilers, it should be fully pumped.

The system must have a boiler interlock. A means of shutting down the pump and boiler when no heat or hot water is required.

If a bypass circuit is fitted, an automatic bypass valve must be used.

The controls fitted should be either Good or Best practice as defined in CheSS or GPG302.

When completed the system must be commissioned to ensure that all components are installed and functioning properly.

When the central heating system is handed over by the central heating engineer to the householder: operation and maintenance must be explained to the householder and instructions left with proof of commissioning. ( A completed and signed Benchmark Logbook is accepted).

Minimum requirements to fulfil “Good Practice” or “Best Practice” requirements are:

For Good Practice Stored Hot Water Systems should include:

  • Programmers (Preferred with independent times for CH/DHW)
  • Room Thermostat
  • Cylinder Thermostat
  • Motorised Valve(s)
  • Radiator thermostats throughout *
  • Automatic Bypass Valve **

For Good Practice Combi Boilers should include:

  • Timeswitch
  • Room thermostat
  • Radiator thermostats throughout
  • Automatic Bypass Valve

For Best Practice Stored Hot Water Systems should include:

  • Programmable room thermostat with capability to control DHWRoom thermostat
  • Cylinder thermostat
  • Motorised valve(s)
  • Radiator thermostats throughout
  • Automatic bypass valve

For Best practice Combi Boilers should include:

  • Programmable room thermostat
  • Radiator thermostats throughout
  • Automatic bypass valve

* Radiator thermostats should be used on all radiators except where the room thermostat is fitted.

** If a bypass circuit is used, then an automatic bypass valve must be fitted. For stored hot water systems, Sundial S, W and Y Plans satisfy Good practice and Smartfit satisfies Best Practice.

GAS Safe Register

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for Great Britain and Isle of Man, appointed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for Great Britain and HSWI for Isle of Man.

Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI on 1st April 2009.

Only a Gas Safe Registered installer is legally allowed to install, maintain and service gas appliances boilers in your home or workplace.Website: www.gassaferegister.co.uk

CORGI

CORGI was replaced as the body responsible for the register of competent gas installers in Great Britain and the Isle of Man on 1st April 2009.

CORGI remains an industry body and retains responsibilities for the register of gas installers within Northern Ireland and the Channel Isles. Website: www.trustcorgi.com

ACRIB

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board provides a central forum for all sectors and interests which fall within or are served by the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Its member organisations represent manufacturers, distributors, contractors, consulting engineers, specifiers, end users, training providers, researchers and others with a direct interest in the environmentally friendly and cost effective provision and use of refrigeration, air conditioning and mechanical ventilation equipment

All our engineers are ACRIB certified showing competence in refrigerant handling.

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We also offer full servicing and repairs including :

  • Annual Boiler Servicing
  • Combi Repairs
  • Landlord / House Owner gas safety inspection certificates
  • We use the very latest gas flue analysers and diagnostic equipment
  • All leading manfacturer's boilers catered for

Our other services include :

  • Full System Design & Installation
  • Gas Boilers installations
  • Gas Boilers repairs
  • Gas Boilers upgrades & servicing
  • Gas Fire Installations
  • Gas Safety
  • Power Flushing
  • Solar Panels & Systems
  • Ground Source Systems
  • Air Source Heat Systems
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safety Inspections
  • Landlord Certificates
  • New builds & Existing properties

Typical Areas Covered in Lancashire
Ashton-in-Makerfield, Bryn,
Garswood, St Helens, Bilinge,
Orrell, Upholland, Wigan, Standish,
Shevington, Parbold, Wrightington,
Eccleston, Chorley and Bolton.

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Typical Areas Covered in Cumbria
Carnforth, Kirby Lonsdale, Newby,
Newbiggin, Killington, Tebay,
Ambleside, Windemere, Kendal,
Newby Bridge, Cartmel, Holker, Grange-over-Sands.

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