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Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Sat 22 Oct 2016 3:08 pm
by Matt40
Hi,

I posted a thread ages ago but the guy had moved away from memory. I now have a more urgent need to get one gas coal effect fireplace maintained but to get the other one working again (if it ever did). Can anyone recommend someone?

Thanks

Matt

Re: Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Sat 22 Oct 2016 3:52 pm
by shoegirl
I used a company called Taylor Heating in Stanstead Abbots a couple of years ago - had found it hard to find anyone that would look at gas fires, the safety regulations around gas fires are really strict. Ours had been fitted before we brought the house, we'd never used it but it didn't meet current safety standards so had to be disconnected.

Re: Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct 2016 4:04 pm
by Matt40
Thanks, that's interesting to know. It sounds to me then I am going to need some new gas fires. Can you buy gas fires that fit into the existing old fashion fire places? I am thinking that might be a dumb question ;) , I know nothing about these things.

Re: Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct 2016 6:06 pm
by shoegirl
I started to look into having It brought up to code but it meant the whole fireplace coming out and some brickwork done in the cavity behind it, we'd just decorated so decided to leave it in place as a nice feature to look at!! Luckily we're not relying on it for heat.

Re: Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct 2016 6:39 pm
by Mancunian
Have you tried Morley Stoves on Marsh lane, they used to be on star street but moved, they do fireplaces and maintenance etc and if they don't do gas they might know a local company etc that do...

Re: Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct 2016 11:03 pm
by Scottman
We needed help with an inadequate gas fire and found County Fires at Mimram Road, Hertford (01992 504450) both incredibly helpful and reasonable for supply and fit.

As to servicing - we generally have ours done at the same time as a boiler service - James Turner at Hertford

Re: Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct 2016 12:13 pm
by Matt40
Thanks for your help. I'm going to try all these options out starting this afternoon, watch this space.

Re: Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2016 8:39 am
by Matt40
I'm still drawing blanks on this. Morley referred me to Ignite who only do servicing. I tried someone else but they only do servicing this time of year. County fires next I think.

Re: Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2016 4:48 pm
by Barzey
In view of you drawing a blank - Why not book yourself a one off appointment with the British Gas? Better still take out the annual service contract, its worth it in the end.

Re: Gas Fire maintenance

PostPosted: Sat 05 Nov 2016 2:35 pm
by Matt40
Thanks. I have got the missus onto this now (she pays those bills!) .