There’s a lot more to a boiler than meets the eye. As well as ordinary domestic gas boilers there are oil boilers, electric boilers, solid fuel boilers and big gas boilers above 70kW, which are usually found in large buildings and commercial premises.
The thing that links all these different technologies is they’re all equally dangerous when something goes wrong. Wherever heat, flammable materials and damage meet, you need to get the professionals in, people who will do a great job without blowing your property to kingdom come!
We repair every type of boiler to a high standard, thanks to our professional, fully qualified and highly experienced team.
About City & Guilds NVQ certification
Level one City & Guilds is fine for simple plumbing jobs like leaks and tap changes. But an NVQ Level two City & Guilds Qualification is what you should look out for. This means the plumber has the right level of experience to safely work on hot and cold water pipework, cold water tanks and most heating issues. Level 3 is even better, revealing more time spent on site learning the ropes, more training and a better understanding of the complexities.
We are qualified to handle the electrical side of boiler repairs
Every boiler installation and most boiler repairs involve electricity. The law says that some aspects of the electrical side of boiler work has to be done by a qualified electrician with the right training. Boiler electrics training courses are essential in our world, and our team members have the correct qualifications for the job.
Basic electrical training equips plumbers to carry out a number of vital fault-finding, maintenance and repair tasks. The best training courses are designed to give plumbers specific boiler electrics skills, essentials like using a multi-meter to its full potential for electrical safety checks and testing boiler components.
A good boiler diagnostics course covers a range of appliances, giving plumbers guidance and hands-on practice to help them identify common and not so common boiler problems. And the best courses always include a strong health and safety element.
What it means to be qualified gas plumbers
Engineers working on gas appliances have to be licensed by Gas Safe. A fully qualified engineer carries a Gas Safe photo ID complete with a license number plus an appliance list on the reverse revealing the appliances the engineer is legally allowed to work on, for example gas boilers and gas pipework.
Water regulations certificates
The Water Fittings Regulations apply to the design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, water fittings and any appliances that use water. Anyone who installs these systems is legally bound to meet the regulations, designed to prevent the ‘misuse, waste, undue consumption or erroneous measurement of water’, make sure hot water is stored safely without the risk of scalding or Legionnaire’s disease, and prevent drinking water getting contaminated.
Our engineers have Water Regulations certificates of competence, something that’s relevant to almost every kind of plumbing job, plus Water Supply (water fittings) Regulations Certificates. They also have Unvented Hot Water Certificates, needed for work on unvented hot water systems like combination boilers.
Expert repairs to every type of boiler
Combi boilers, condensing boilers, system boilers, heat only boilers and their accessories and controls – things like flues and smart controls – all pose their own challenges, and as experienced plumbers we’ve probably seen them all. We regularly handle repairs to boilers that are discontinued, and we’re usually able to track down spare parts if you need them thanks to our huge network of industry contacts.
Call us for fast, no-fuss boiler repair in Brockley
If you have a boiler repair in Brockley to deal with, we’ll be with you as soon as we can. Phone us and we’ll call you back within 5 minutes max. You can even upload photos via our website for a fast online diagnosis and quote – you’ll find the link on our home page.