I understand that installing or replacing a boiler in a home is a major item of work involving expense and disruption. I look to minimise any disruption by, in most cases, completing a boiler replacement within two days. I aim to make you boiler installation as painless as possible.
I spend every day of my working life working in people’s homes, so I understand the importance of being clean and tidy whilst I work. I am also respectful of the property owner’s space. We are a family business and drive much of our business from repeat custom and customer referrals, this is a practice which is core to our business.
I install most manufacturers of boiler. I do, however, have preferred boiler manufacturers whose boilers I know offer an economical solution over their life time; in other words, I have found the cheaper boilers to be a false economy as their lifespan is generally lower and annual servicing costs higher.
Boiler manufacturers I recommend and whom I regularly supply boilers:-
I am qualified and trained to work on the majority of boiler types available today, I do however find that the following types of boiler for the majority of new installations or replacements:
If, however, you would like a quote for the replacement or installation of another boiler type I am qualified to undertake the majority of domestic boiler installation work and I am happy to provide you with a quotation for this.
All workmanship is undertaken and covered by a 12 month workmanship guarantee; all supplied materials and products are covered by manufacturers guarantees and the majority of the boilers I supply come with a 5 year manufactures guarantee.
Boilers should be serviced each and every year to ensure continued and safe operation. Our professional fitters doing your boiler service are Gas Safe Registered (this accreditation has replaced the commonly-known CORGI certificate), expert heating engineers.
the boiler service starts with a visual check that establishes that the boiler, its installation and its positioning, comply with the rules laid out in building regulations, electrical regulations, gas-safety regulations, water by-laws, installation instructions and British Standards. All must comply with present legislation.
to do this the boiler engineer will fire the boiler, check its basic operation and identify any initial faults. A gas rate check is also done.
The casing will be removed (something you, as the householder, should never do yourself). At this point the main components will be examined to see they are clean and free from damage. These components include the main burner, the main injector, and the heat exchanger, condense trap, the spark centre probe and the seals and fans. Also part of this section of the boiler service is the checking of all electrics for overheating, the cleaning of all inside surfaces, inspecting all pipe work (water & gas) and joints, and very importantly, making sure the flue terminal is unobstructed.
Flue gases are checked with a flue gas analyser to make sure the boiler is combusting properly. The results are recorded.
If any of these tests show a fault, the engineer should inform you of any additional costs that the repairs will incur. It is widely recommended that the parts are only replaced with those also made by the manufacturer of the boiler, to ensure that they’re compatible.
The boiler engineer will carry out a gas-tightness test to establish if there are any leaks in the system.
The casing of the boiler should then be carefully replaced and your report is produced. This is your chance to compare what the boiler engineer has stated they have done, with what has actually been completed. Only sign-off the report if you are satisfied with the work done compared to the checklist.
With all the gas appliances and pathways in the standard home, its little wonder that gas safety testing has been written into law. Safety is always a major issue where gas appliances and fixtures are concerned, so having gas safety testing and certification by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer is a critical step.
If you own a property in which you have tenants, you are required by law to have the gas supply, boiler, appliances and flues checked and certificated annually.
As a Gas Safe engineer, I’m authorised to carry out this check for you, and to issue the CP12 certificate that you must supply to your tenants within 28 days of the inspection, or at the time that they move into the premises.
When I carry out the check, I leave a copy of the certificate with/for your tenants, as well as providing a copy to you.
I can set up an annual reminder for you, so that you don’t have to give any further thought to this. Each year I will then contact you when the check is due, and make arrangements to go in and do it.
I can liaise with your tenants and/or managing agents over collecting and returning keys, and I can email electronic copies of the CP12 directly to you.
It is your legal obligation to get a new gas safety certificate every twelve months, according to the Gas Safety Regulations (Installation and Use) from 1998. The certificate is known as a CP12, and it is required for any pipe work, flues and gas appliances that are installed on your property.
At Daniel Sheen Plumbing & Heating I can carry out gas safety checks for you and issue you a Homeowner’s Gas Safety Certificate (CP12) detailing the checks carried out, for your peace of mind.
If you live in a rented property you should have been supplied with a current valid copy of the CP12 Gas Safety Record Certificate at the time that you moved in. This must be renewed every year by your landlord, and a copy of the new certificate provided to you.
If you do not have a current CP12 certificate, contact the managing agent who looks after the property or your landlord directly, and ask them for one. If you pass on our details to them, I’d be pleased to come and carry out the check, issue the certificate and send a copy to the landlord by email
The CP12 shows the following:
Hot water cylinders are a crucial element when it comes to delivering hot water to your home. They are designed to keep the water hot as it is being stored, so it is ready when you need it. There are two main types of hot water cylinder to choose from; vented and unvented. Each type has its own characteristics and benefits.
Vented and unvented hot water cylinders have different set ups. A vented cylinder uses a vent pipe that makes it react to the current atmospheric pressure. The mains water is fed to a cold water storage tank, and it is stored there until needed by one of the appliances in your home. Unvented cylinders work directly from the mains water, and while the principle is the same, the flow of water can be better.
The benefits of using a vented hot water cylinder in your home include being less complex to install and less costly to install and maintain. This indirect heating method is more economical overall, which is the only real option for many homeowners who are on a strict budget.
I install, maintain and replace traditional vented cylinders, fed from cold water storage tanks that are normally located in your loft space. I are able to carry out all work on these cylinders, and can supply new cylinders at good prices using our trade discount.
With an unvented cylinder, hot water is provided at mains pressure, so the flow is better and more dependable. Typically, showers are more enjoyable and you can use less space because there is no need for a cold water storage tank. The fact that mains pressure is being used and not just gravity, you can position the cylinder almost anywhere and it will still work effectively. These unvented cylinders are more costly than their vented cousins, but the greater water pressure is worth it for many people.
Whichever system you decide on, make sure you bring in a reputable, experienced and fully-qualified engineer to install the cylinder for you. Corrections and repairs after a poor quality installation can be costly, and badly installed unvented cylinders can potentially prove more dangerous than a gas explosion, so leave the hard work to professionals.
I install, maintain and repair all types of hot water systems, from electric to gas heated. As every property is different, and everyone has their own requirements, it’s best to talk to us if you’re refurbishing your property or you want to replace your existing hot water system to make it more efficient (or to free up space that’s being occupied by a large cold water tank or an unnecessarily bulky old cylinder).
One of our technical experts will come over to discuss your requirements with you. He’ll check over your property’s specifications and then suggest the best solution for your particular needs.
Whatever your requirements, a cylinder from the Megaflow range will very often provide the solution you are looking for. There are a wide range of models to choose from, for use with and without external boilers, and in a range of sizes suitable for even very large properties.
Whether you're looking to upgrade your bathroom suite or you've been planning on a complete bathroom overhaul, look no further than us. I take pride in providing professional, high-quality bathroom design and installation services at great prices.
I aim to satisfy your requirements and I tailor our services to each job.
Fitted new radiators around the house and conservatory, New taps for sink, bath and en-suite excellent job done. Highly recommended.
I am really impressed with Daniel Sheen Plumbing & Heating. Super friendly, which isn't always the case from my experience of dealing with tradesmen. He arrived on time, fixed the water leak and his work was great quality. Very happy and will definitely use again.
We experienced lots of problems when removing an old kitchen, gas leak/water leak that had been there years and we never knew! All fixed and we were never left without gas or water! Highly recommended.
Called Daniel Sheen Plumbing and heating as my central heating boiler stopped working. I had no hot water or heating. He arrived at the arranged time, identified the problem, told me the cost and fixed it. I will use again as very happy with the work and price.
Daniel Sheen Plumbing and heating replaced my old gas boiler. I now have a very quiet new one and it’s great. Fitted in the time stated when quoting, with no hassle. I expected a mess but there was little disruption. All the old parts were taken away and I was left with a clean & tidy home. I was very happy with the cost and there were no hidden extras. I would highly recommend Daniel.
I called Daniel Sheen Plumbing & Heating after I had accidentally put a nail through a water pipe. He came out straight away, stopped the leak and fixed it very quickly, with no mess. I was very surprised and very happy with the cost. He saved the day and I would highly recommend.
I was very happy with the standard of service with my bathroom fit. I had a complete renovation of my bathroom and was done within two weeks to a high professional standard. The work was all done within the quoted budget, with no extra costs and I am very happy with the result. Great guy, nothing was too much trouble and I would recommend him to others.
I contacted Daniel Sheen Plumbing and heating for a quote to remove my bath and fit a walk-in shower. I found Daniel straight forward and easy to deal with. He delivered what was promised and I was delighted with the finished work. Good value for money and I would happily use him again.
I had Daniel Sheen Plumbing & Heating to fix my heating boiler as it stopped working and he sorted it very quickly for me. I have now used Daniel a number of times, including changing all of my single radiators to double ones. He left no mess, leaving everywhere clean and tidy. He has also fixed a leak in my bathroom and I would highly recommend him.
When I managed to put a nail in a water pipe while hanging a picture (Don't really want to talk about it) but anyway...Daniel Sheen Plumbing and Heating totally saved the day. Prompt and efficient.
First class service when dishwasher fitted. No mess and top job done.
Quality job fitting an additional radiator into a garage conversion. 1st Class!
I would 100% use Dan again and recommend him.
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