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Replacement hot water tank, Wheathampstead

New hot water cylinder installed in Wheathampstead after replacing rotton floorboards

The boiler in this client’s home had been leaking for sometime which had been slowly rotting the floorboards underneath the boiler. Therefore it was not a straight-forward hot water cylinder replacement. The floor was so rotten it needed replacing before the new water cylinder could be fitted.

The photos show how we created a new floor to fit the space before installing the new hot water cylinder and pipework.

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Cental heating in Tewin Loft Conversion

Tewin radiator in loft conversionNew radiator installed

This client in Tewin, Herts needed radiators in their new loft conversion. We teed off pipework from the radiator in the adjacent bedroom with pipes running under the floorboards and through the wall.  As well as installing the new radiator we added Fernox system inhibitor into the central heating system and included a temperature radiator valve.


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Contemporary radiator installed in Digswell

Old radiator replaced with modern style

As part of a complete living room make-over, this client in Digswell required a new stylish radiator to be installed. As these are different in size from standard radiators the installation required the removal of redundant pipes and therefore new pipework was required to complete the radiator installation. All pipework was hidden under the floorboards and chased into the walls.

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Replacement Hot Water Cylinder, Welwyn Garden City

Leaking Hot Water Cylinder replaced in Welwyn Garden City, Herts

This plumbing job in Welwyn Garden City, Herts involved replacing the client’s leaking hot water cylinder. However their airing cupboard and been built around the old cylinder and therefore the new hot water cylinder (with thicker current regulation insulation) wouldn’t fit back into the cupboard. We therefore had to replumb existing pipework to be able to maneuver the cylinder into the airing cupboard. We also replaced the central heating pump and added inhibitor to help keep their system clean.

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Combi Condensing Boiler installed in Datchworth, Herts

Central Heating Update in Datchworth, Hertfordshire

Datchworth combi install 2We updated the central heating in this home in Datchworth, near Stevenage by removing a fully pumped open vent system (cold water tank and hot water cylinder) and installing a new combi condensing boiler. A combi boiler heats water instantly and therefore requires no cold water storage tank in the loft or hot water cylinder in an airing cupboard.

As part of the installation we recommended adding a Magna Clean filter. This means that when water circulates around the heating system the magnetic filter captures the sludge and iron filings from the system before going back in to the boiler. A simple clean of the filter twice a year is all that is required in order to keep your heating system clean and avoid costly breakdowns.

Magna Clean filters are also recommended by boiler manufacturers who insist upon power flushing and filters to validate any future boiler breakdown insurance claim. Some manufacturers are now offering up to 7 year guarantees so do expect some preventative measures to be undertaken on installation.

As well as the Magna Clean filter, we also installed a Combi Care kit. This is an additional part that helps prevent boiler breakdowns by filtering the mains water before it goes into the boiler.

This central heating installation also required a Condensing Trap outside to remove waste water from the heating system. We installed a 40mm pipe outside to prevent any freezing of the condensing water.

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Bathroom and Combi Boiler installed in Datchworth, Herts

Significant cost-savings made by installing like-for-like bathroom and combination boiler

Datchworth Bathroom and boiler installThis client in Datchworth, near Stevenage in Herts had a bathroom that looked tired and out-dated. They wanted a new more modern looking bathroom. Plus, their hot water cylinder leaked and was obsolete. Concerned with high costs, we advised this client to:

1. Install a like-for-like bathroom

To keep replacement bathroom installation costs low, we always advise our clients not to move bathroom fixtures unless it’s absolutely necessary. This significantly reduces the installation time by reducing the time needed to add new pipework. Less labour time equals a lower cost! But at the end of the day, it’s the customers choice.

2. Install a combination boiler

We advised this client that the best option to replace their old fully pumped open vent system was a Combi boiler. Combi boilers are not suitable for every home or household but this client lives in a chalet bungalow and their children have left home meaning there was less demand in the house for hot water. The Combi boiler efficiently heats water instantly and therefore there was no need to replace the tired hot water cylinder, cold water storage tank and Feed & Expansion tanks. This suited the client because he was going to change his boiler for a new one anyway. So it was cost efficient to change the water and heating system at the same time as installing the new bathroom. This greatly reduced on-going costs on his old system. Click here to see photos and read more about this combination boiler installation.

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Radiator installed in lounge extension in Digswell, Herts

central heating installation maintenance and repairs welwyn garden cityCentral heating installed in new extension near Welwyn Garden City

This client in Digswell, near Welwyn GC in Hertfordshire had recently had an extension so needed central heating in their new lounge. We added additional radiators by drop feeding the new pipework from the loft.

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3 new radiators installed in Knebworth

Fixed corroded radiator values to stop leaks

RadiatorA leaking radiator valve prompted this customer in Knebworth to contact us. Their radiator valves were old and had corroded making it impossible to switch off the radiator and stop the leak. From a further thorough house inspection we found 3 more radiators with corroded valves. Therefore, we drained down and flushed out their central heating system before wall mounting 3 new modern radiators, refilled the system and added inhibitor.

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New Radiators Installed in Cressmans Corner, Codicote

Installed new radiators without removing floorboards

This customer in Codicote wanted several new radiators installed due to their old radiator valves becoming corroded. New radiators are 50mm shorter or longer than old radiators so the adjoining pipework always needs to be adjusted. This can be done either by taking up the floorboards – which is often the more time consuming and therefore more expensive option – or by bending existing pipework. To help save this customer money, we used the less time consuming method of bending the pipework – as shown in the photo.

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Solar panel connected to Megaflow System in Hertford

Solar Panel Heating in Hertford

New solar panel heating system

This customer in Hertford was having a loft conversion which meant they couldn’t have a heating system that had water tanks in the loft so we removed all water tanks for them. Then installed a Worcester Bosch boiler with a megaflow water heater in an old airing cupboard.

This eco-friendly client wanted a solar panels to give them free hot water so in sunlight they can turn off the boiler. We connected their solar panels to their new boiler.

During the build we also had to re-site the cold water tank several times to ensure this young family had hot water whilst the building work was going on. After which we decommissioned it.

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