We’re a well-established, highly experienced Forest Hill plumbing firm covering many key areas throughout the capital, with exactly the right level and kind of expertise you need to do a first class job of any gas plumbing project.
We’re dedicated to helping you every step of the way to make sure you get the right heating and plumbing for your home, at the right price, fitted to perfection by friendly professionals who will leave your home or business premises as tidy as they found it.
How come we’ve got such an excellent reputation?
Our great reputation has been won through hard work, reliability and true professionalism. You can expect nothing but the very best quality workmanship and services, whether you need us to drop by straight away because you’ve sprung a leak, or at a time convenient to yourself for everyday boiler repairs and replacements.
We are your local plumbers in Forest Hill – What can we do for you?
You might need a central heating installation, repair and servicing expert. We carry out every aspect of gas plumbing, including underfloor heating, radiators, gas safety inspections for private individuals and landlords, and can even give you sensible expert advice about making the most of energy efficiency. Whatever your problem, we’ll work tirelessly to solve it.
Which boiler? It’s confusing – We have the answers
There are three main types of boiler: combi, system and conventional. And it’s pretty confusing. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, its advantages and disadvantages.
- Combi boilers – AKA combination boilers – are Britain’s most popular boiler solution, giving you heat and hot water without a tank or water cylinders. They come in gas or electric and deliver unlimited heat and hot water whenever you need it. They’re also relatively small and neat. On the downside your water pressure might go down if you turn on more than one hot tap at a time – so a combi is best for homes you don’t have lots of people needing hot water all at the same time.
- System boilers – AKA sealed system boilers, have a water cylinder in the airing cupboard but no actual water tank in the loft, good news when you don’t have a loft! You can get lots of hot water from multiple taps at the same time, but the hot water isn’t instant. And it can run out, so you need to wait for it to re-heat. This means they work best in homes where hot water is needed in multiple places at the same time.
- Conventional boilers – AKA open vent or regular boilers – have a cylinder and a tank. They let you run hot water from multiple taps at the same time. Again, the hot water can run out and leave you waiting for more to hear up, and you’ll need room for both a tank and a cylinder.
- Condensing boilers – This isn’t really a kind of boiler as such, it’s more of a boiler feature. You can choose a condensing combi boiler or a condensing conventional boiler, for example, both of which are very energy-efficient since they capture some of the heat which would otherwise escape from the flue and re-use it. As a result they tend to be a bit cheaper to run than the rest.
All of these boiler types are energy-efficient to an official standard, enshrined in law since 2010. They’re A-rated for energy efficiency, and at least 88% efficient. The special energy efficiency rating system for boilers, namely the Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers in the UK system, is designed to help you choose the most energy-efficient type for your circumstances.
Boiler installs in Forest Hill – Help and advice
Want boiler repairs in Forest Hill? Need a new boiler? If you’re lost in space with the whole boiler choice thing, not to worry. We’re always happy to help you make the most sensible decision. The same goes for all your sticky gas plumbing issues – we’ll sort things out fast, efficiently and properly, and we won’t charge you.