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Gas Safety Inspections / Landlords Certificates

How much does it cost?
            A Gas Safety Inspection is normally £40, volume discount rates are available to
            Letting Agencies; this includes up to three appliances, which covers
            nearly all domestic properties.  Additional appliances are charged
            at £15 per appliance.  As we are already at the premises, discounts
            on other services or inspections can be obtained if they are carried
            out at the same time as a gas safety inspection.  
            What do we do during a gas safety inspection?
            In general terms we assess your installation and appliances for
            dangers, both present and potential.  This largely involves checking
            the gas pipework is not leaking, checking appliances have been
            installed and are operating safely, and checking flues and
            ventilation are adequate and are operating effectively.
            What are we looking for?
            Primarily, danger to life or property, or conditions where
            appliances or installations could deteriorate.  We do this by
            standard checks, tests, and comparing against the gas regulations,
            British Standards, and manufacturer’s instructions.
            What will your record of inspection include?
            Most installations and appliances are declared as safe, but most
            will also have some fault(s) noted.  This is often because
            regulations and standards have been (and most likely will continue
            to be) revised upwards since it was installed.
            These faults fall into three categories; Not to Current Standard; At
            Risk; and Immediately Dangerous.
            Not To Current Standard – The gas appliance or installation is not
            installed in accordance with current installation practise.  It is
            safe, but it is up to us to advise you on whether you should bring
            it up to standard.  (This is a larger subject – follow this link if
            you would like to read more on this).  As it is safe, you would
            receive certification stating this.
            At Risk – These are fairly serious faults with the potential to
            become dangerous.   An example given by CORGI is the use of plastic
            or hose pipe instead of the appropriate materials for the gas
            pipework.  These faults would attract a notification of an unsafe
            installation, and a warning notice.
            Immediately Dangerous – Fairly self explanatory, something is
            dangerous.  An example could be a gas leak.  These faults would also
            attract a notification of an unsafe installation, and a warning
            notice.
            How Do I Arrange An Inspection?
            Give us a call or email us.  We can often
            organise the inspection directly with your tenants, saving you time
            making repeat phone calls to co-ordinate a time to suit both parties.

Gas Appliance Servicing / Maintenance / Installation

      Gas Appliance Servicing – Why Bother?

            There are three main reasons why you should have your gas appliances
            serviced.  These are safety, reliability, and financial benefits.
            Safety – Many people are aware of carbon monoxide as a killer. 
            Every year in the UK around 30 people die from gas related
            incidents.  About 20% of these deaths are due to gas explosions and
            related fires.  The remainder however are attributable to the silent
            invisible killer, carbon monoxide. Regular servicing helps to keep
            your appliances running and burning properly, and provide peace of
            mind.
            Reliability – Often when servicing gas appliances we find faults
            which have not developed far enough to cause a problem. If these
            faults were not remedied during servicing they would undoubtedly
            lead to a breakdown.  Similarly some of the tasks during servicing
            are “preventative maintenance” which actively prevents faults
            occurring in the future.  While we cannot guarantee you will never
            have a breakdown, the likelihood is greatly reduced.
            Open flues and chimneys, typically on gas fires and some boilers,
            work every hour of every day, pulling air (and dust) through the
            appliances, even when they are switched off.  If you do nothing to
            deal with this you will have problems.
            Financial Benefits – Many people do not immediately link paying for
            a gas appliance service with financial benefits. 
            Consider these facts:
              Regularly serviced appliances run more efficiently and so cost
              less to run.  You may even recoup the cost of the servicing in
              fuel savings alone.  For example, a boiler heat exchanger is made
              of very thin material, designed to transfer heat from the gas
              flame to the water. If this is even a little dirty, a lot of the
              heat is not transferred, but instead goes out the flue.  Good for
              global warming, but not your fuel budget!
               
              As reliability increases, the cost of repairs and breakdowns
              decrease.  As well as avoiding some repairs completely, other
              repair costs will be minimised by catching faults early.
               
              The life of any appliance will be extended if it is running
              properly.
            In line with industry accepted and proven standards, and all
            appliance manufacturer’s instructions, AB999 Ltd
            recommend gas appliances are serviced annually.

            Gas Appliance Servicing
            Letting Agencies - from £35 each - Details
            General Public - Boilers and Fires - from £40 each - Details

            If you need more information, or would like to arrange for any of
            our services, please contact.

Periodic Electrical Inspection & Report - to BS 7671:2008

            The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) require that Periodic
            Inspection and Testing of electrical installations is carried out at
            such intervals as are consistent with the type of installation, its
            use and operation, the frequency of maintenance, and the external
            influences upon it.
            Examples of maximum recommended initial periods between inspections
            are as follows:
                   Office Buildings                Every 5 years
                   Retail Premises                 Every 3 years
                   Swimming Baths               Every year
                   Domestic Dwellings          At change of occupancy, or every 10 years

            It is recommended by the Institute of Electrical Engineers, that
            buildings over five years old are subjected to a periodic
            inspection, and as a minimum should continue to be inspected and
            tested every five years; a report of inspection should be issued,
            together with test results and any recommendations.
            Extent of the Work
            When entering into an agreement for electrical inspection and
            testing of a building under your control it is a fundamental
            requirement that the extent and limitations of the inspection and
            testing are fully described.  It is recommended that the following
            be agreed prior to beginning the work, and we can assist you in
            determining your exact requirements for inspection and testing.
            As it is neither practical nor possible to inspect all parts of an
            installation, we will agree a sampling process.  This is normally in
            the order of 10%-20% of all accessories, fittings and control
            equipment.

            For much of the testing the electrical system will be switched off. 
            If this is a problem we can arrange the work at times when this is
            more convenient.
            We will agree before commencing the work the amount of down time
            that can be tolerated and arrange a provisional program for
            switching off – totally, and individual areas or distribution boards
            if required. 

            Cost of the Work
            This will be largely based around the extent of the work as
            described above, and as such we cannot quote fixed prices for such
            variable possibilities.  But to give you some idea of costs we would
            aim to complete a full Periodic Inspection, Test, and Certification
            of an average domestic dwelling house as follows.
            
                        Periodic Electrical Inspection to BS7671

                        Domestic premises:
                        Additional circuits

                        £Call
                        
                        Please Note:
                        Our prices include an allowance for travelling and
                        parking.                    

            Reports
            On completion of the Inspection and Test a report will be provided,
            detailing the condition of the installation, results of all tests
            carried out, a list of any faults, and recommendations and a
            conclusion as to relative safety of the installation.
            Frequency
            In conjunction with requirements from the Institute of Electrical
            Engineers (IEE) and Local Authorities,
            AB999 Ltd recommend the following inspection and
            testing timescale for let properties:
                  Inspection                          Flats and Houses              HMOs and Bed sits
                  
                  Periodic Inspection            Every 5 to 10  Years         Every 3 Years

             If you need more information, or would like to arrange for any of
            our services,
            please contact

Portable Appliance Testing


            As there can be some confusion over the need and depth of Portable
            Appliance Testing (PAT), and the levels of inspection & testing
            required, we thought it would be helpful to offer some background to
            PAT with the following questions and answers.
            Why is Portable Appliance Testing required?
            A quarter of all serious electrical accidents involve portable
            electrical appliances.  There is a requirement for an employer/landlord to
            take adequate steps to protect the users of those appliances from
            both electrical shock and fire hazards.  The Health and Safety
            Executive claim nearly 2000 fires in 1991 were caused by faulty
            leads or appliances.
            To meet the requirements of the 1989 Electricity at Work Act it is
            widely regarded to be necessary to implement a program of planned
            inspection and testing of portable appliances.
            Who is responsible for portable appliance safety?
            The responsibility for safety applies equally to small firms
            (including the self-employed) as well as to larger organisations. 
            In addition to being responsible for the safety of their own
            portable appliances they are also responsible for those brought onto
            site by employees or contractors.  Landlords are responsible for any
            electrical equipment they provide.
            The “Electricity At Work Regulations” place a duty upon employers,
            the self-employed, and employees, to ensure that the risks
            associated with the use of electrical equipment are controlled.  The
            HSE “Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations”
            implies that the “duty holders” have a responsibility to maintain
            electrical equipment to ensure it remains safe.

            Our Current Charges:

              £Call

              Please Note:

              Prices include an allowance for travelling and parking.
               If you need more information, or would like to arrange for any of our services,
      please contact

Bathroom Installation and Design /Kitchen Fitting and Design

              One stop solutions for bathroom installations and kitchen fitting.

                   Plumbing of baths, showers, Wc's including all electrical work to BS7671:2008 (17th Edition) including testing and inspection certification.

                   Kitchen fitting including Gas appliance fitting  with Corgi certificates, wiring to BS7671:2008 including testing and inspection certification, all plumbing req  

                   Floor and wall tiling done. Joinery work done by specialist sub contractor.

Area of Service

Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Fife, Musselburgh, Dalkeith, New Town, Old Town, Leith, Blackhall, Stockbridge, Newhaven, Bruntsfield, Trinity, Broughton, West End, Morningside, Newington, Meadowbank, Restalrig, Murrayfield, Craigleith, Warriston, Dalry, Gorgie, Braid Hills, Corstorphine, Siverknowes, Marchmont, Portobello, EH1, EH2, EH3, EH4, EH5, EH6, EH7, EH8, EH9, EH10, EH11, EH12, EH13, EH14, EH15, EH16, EH17, EH18, EH19, EH20, EH21, EH22, EH23


 

 

 


 

 

 

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