Boiler Installations

We specialise in installing condensing boilers and renewable energy products from Worcester Bosch Group using the latest technology available. Modern condensing boilers improve efficiency to over 90% which could save you a minimum of 30% per year on your home heating bills, which represents a big saving.

In April 2005, the building regulations for England and Wales changed in some very important ways. One of the government's first steps in its action to seek improvements to the energy efficiency of homes is through changes in the building regulations which deal with the minimum standards for buildings.

The regulations are designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of people in and around buildings and to encourage conservation.

From 1st April 2005

  • All Gas boilers installed in England and Wales must be of the condensing type.
  • Old Boilers convert as little 60% of the fuel they use into heat which has a big impact on your home heating bills and the environment.

Once a new or replacement Boiler installation has taken place, our Engineer will notify Gas Safe that the work has been carried out. Then Gas Safe will issue the homeowner with a 'declaration of safety' or 'Building regulations compliance certificate' confirming work has been carried out by a competent registered Gas Safety Engineer, and the installer meets the requirements of the relevant Gas ama/ or Building regulations.

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Service & Repairs Our Boiler Service includes...:

  • Inspect your boiler and controls to make sure they're working properly.
  • Check your boiler for corrosion and leaks.
  • Take off the casing of your boiler to inspect the main components.
  • Check the Gas pressure.
  • Test the flue to make sure its not emitting any unsafe flumes,
    check CO2, O2.
  • Clean parts (if tests indicate they need it).
  • Put back on the casing and check the seals.

We are here to help with any problems you may occur with your Boiler. Please contact us.

  • My heating or hot water isn't working.
  • My pilot lights gone out.
  • My thermostat isn't working
  • My Boiler keeps switching itself off.
  • My radiators aren't warming up.

Tips & Advice

Annual Service

Turn the heating on

Boilers can seize up if they are not used regularly. Experts therefore recommend that you turn on the heating for 10 to 15 minutes every so often during the summer months, just to keep the boiler ticking over.

Under Pressure

Boiler lose pressure overtime, which can cause them to run insufficiently. Check the pressure gauge on your boiler if you can top it up if necessary. Your manual should give you instructions or Contact us(clickable) we would be happy to help.

Bleed the radiators

If your radiators are colder at the top than the bottom, air is trapped in the system. You therefore need to release the air by 'bleeding' the radiators. If you don't the system is not working efficiently, putting extra strain on your boiler and effectively wasting your money.

Switch the heating off before you bleed the radiators and slot the key into the bleed valve. Turn the key anticlockwise for a quarter of a rotation and you should hear a hissing sound as the air escapes. When water starts to drip (have an old towel to hand!) lock the valve and the job is done, though you might need to up the boiler pressure.

Warning Signs

Leaks, cracks, clunking noises or black, sooty marks all suggest you have a problem. So check your boiler regularly and look out for warning signs. The sooner you detect and repair a fault, the better. Its also wise to make sure that only external vents, flues, and air bricks are free from blockages and debris.

Blue Flame

The flame in your boiler should be a strong, clear blue. If it appears yellow or smoky, there could be something wrong and you should Contact us(clickable) immediately.

Clear the Clutter

If your boiler is in a cupboard, is it surrounded by coats, shoes, bags and other clutter? Boilers need ventilation so the space around the appliance should be kept free from clutter. Your boiler should also be relatively easy to access, so make sure you keep cupboard reasonably tidy. RFW Plumbing and Heating LTD are always happy to advise on whether your boiler has adequate ventilation Call us(clickable)

Lag the pipes

When the temperature drops below zero, the boiler's external condensate pipe can freeze. The boiler will then cut out as a safety precaution. You can melt the ice by pouring warm water over the pipe, but you can prevent the boiler from freezing by insulating the pipes or by keeping the heating on a constant low setting when it is very cold.

Gas Safety

A faulty boiler can produce carbon monoxide - a gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Carbon monoxide can kill, which is why every home should have a carbon monoxide detector, preferably with an alarm. Put it near the boiler and check it every month to make sure its working.

Plumbing

We are experienced in all types of domestic plumbing. Meeting our customers expectations consistently. We will gladly repair anything from a dripping tap to installing a complete new Bathroom suite. We are recognised for our commitment to service and innovation throughout the plumbing industry.

Please Contact us to arrange a visit for a no obligation estimate, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have relating to plumbing.

Under Floor Heating

Underfloor heating will enhance the value of your property, it works by pumping temperature controlled water through plastic tubing embedded in the floor. Each room has its own individual room thermostat so that each room can be controlled at different temperatures to suit your needs. Under floor heating can be installed with most floor coverings, some working better than others, we are happy to discuss this with you.

For more information or to arrange a visit by our Qualified Engineer for a no obligation estimate, Please Contact us

Power Flushing?

What is Power Flushing?
Why Power Flush?

Power Flushing
One of the main objectives of a power flush is to restore the correct circulation and flow rates that may have been reduced overtime and also remedy some unusual boiler noises - both caused by excess sludge and deposit build up. Power flushing also features a prime purpose when installing a new boiler as it removes flux and other debris that may have been left over after installation.

Why we Power Flush
First we make sure that the Heating System is in need of a power flush.

If problems are found, we will then follow the below procedures:-

  • Turn off all electrical controls and electronically isolate the system and then isolate the cold water supply to the central heating system.
  • Add chemical into system.
  • Circulate chemical around system.
  • Close off all radiators except one and circulate through-
  • Dislodge deposits by regularly reversing chemical flow to each radiator.
  • Repeat above two steps for each radiator.
  • Dispose of deposit waste via machine.
  • Connect mains supply to radiator flush circuits.
  • Dispose flushed water to waste via power flush machine until clear.
  • Remove power flush machine and reinstate pump and expansion tank .
  • Add inhibitor to system. The inhibitor provides a chemical prevention against the oxidisation of the pipework and fittings. Safeguarding your system for years to come and ensures that your power flush has been a worthwhile investment.

The benefits of a clean heating system are:-

  • More even heat distribution throughout the property.
  • Improved overall energy savings.
  • Lower household bills.
  • Increased system reliability.
  • Extended system of life.

Landlord Safety Check

Our Gas Safe registered Engineer will assess your boiler to help ensure you remain compliant with Current legislation.

Please contact us(clickable) to request a visit from one of our Gas safe registered Engineers to undertake gas safety inspections and carryout the following works:-

  • Your gas appliance will be checked for gas tightness.
  • If tests points are available, standing and working pressure will be tested.
  • Will check burner pressure and gas rate against the manufactures data plate.
  • Checks will be carried out for the provision of all necessary ventilation.
  • Flue-flow will be tested to make sure products of combustion are removed.
  • All flame failure devices will be checked for satisfactory operation.
  • Where appropriate checks will be made for physical stability, pressure and effectiveness of stability bracket.
  • Investigation for any evidence of unsafe operation will be made and reported.

Without completing all of the above checks, an appliance can not be issued a Gas Safety Certificate. CP12.

Legislation Regulations etc:-

1.1 The main regulations are made under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. The current legislation are the Gas Safety (installation and use) Regulations 1998. (referred to as the Gas Safety Regulations) which came into force on 31st October 1998. The Gas Safety (management) Regulations 1991 contains provisions of general application dealing with gas escapes. The Gas Safety (rights of entry) regulations 1996 give authority for National Grid to enter premises and also provide for disconnection of faulty appliances.

1.2 There is approved code of practice and guidance for the Gas Safety(installations and use) Regulations published by the Health & Safety Commission.

1.3 Additionally Building Regulations apply to certain new installations.

We will send out Annual reminders to remind you that your Gas Safety Inspection is due.

Our Landlord and Letting Agents Services include:-

Landlords Gas Safety Inspection (certificate CP12)

Emergency Repairs

Emergency Plumbing Repairs

Regular maintenance of Gas Appliances

Upgrades and refurbishments

For more information Contact us we would be happy to help with any queries you may have.

Accreditations

To ensure our customers receive a high standard of workmanship and professionalism, our company is accredited and monitored by several trade and industry bodies.