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Oil Boiler

Have just completed a nice oil boiler installation in Dundsfold this week. The customer had an old solid fuel system which needed updating with new controls, new wall hung oil fired boiler and installation of a new oil storage tank. New customer who left us alone...

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Competent Persons Schemes

Went to change a pair of sink taps for an 84 year old lady today and she was telling me about her new boiler she had installed in the loft last August by her heating engineer. I asked her if she was happy with what he did and she mentioned she was a bit concerned as...

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2013

Here we are at the start of 2014 and wondering how business will go this year. Today I will take my 2013 planner down in my office and replace it with my new 2014 planner. I always enjoy this task as it is interesting to look back over the year and see how things...

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Plumbing Disasters

It has been reported in the trade press that Brits have spent £2.6 billion fixing bad plumbing work in the UK. A survey of 2000 consumers revealed that 69% admitted that they chose their plumbing contractor on price alone with no regard to whether he belonged to any...

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New Apprentice.

Had a young lad email me asking for a job 3 weeks ago. He had one years work experience with a plumber and had done City and Guilds Plumbing 2 & 3. His CV showed me that he had done a couple of other jobs where he had been employed for a year or more. For a 20...

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New Heating System

We have just finished installing a new oil fired combi heating system for a customer whilst they are away on holiday. Very grateful to have a good customer who trusts us to work in their house while they are away, it's easier for us and much easier for them as they...

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Solfex Solar Thermal

Just started installing our first solar thermal installation this week using products by Solfex Energy Systems. Very impressed with the quality of the product, well designed and thought out from an installation perspective. The system is comprised of 4 vacuum tube...

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Akvaterm Thermal Store

Great job on at the moment. Installing an Akvaterm Geo Solar 500 litre thermal store in a modern 5 bedroom house. The unit comes all the way from Finland and is indeed an impressive bit of kit. In this instance it's primary heat source is a new Vaillant conensing gas...

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Energy Efficient Oil Boilers.

Last month we replaced a 12 year old oil boiler with a new Grant Vortex condensing boiler for a very good customer who is quite meticulous at keeping records of how much fuel he uses over the year. Last night he phoned me with the most excellent news that he was now...

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Heating oil consumption

Two call-outs in the last two days to get oil boilers going after running out of oil. I have had an unusually high number of calls this winter from folk who have run out of oil or think there is somethink wrong with their installation because they are using too much...

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