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
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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
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
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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:
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
FREEPHONE NUMBER: 08002118919 / MOBILE NO: 07734079630
COMPANY REG NO: SC 336401
GAS SAFE REGISTER NO: 300604 (CORGI REG NO: 300604)