Gas Installations in London – Gas Fittings & Gas Pipework

In need of gas safety installations in London? Contact us today to discuss your gas pipe related works or gas appliance commissioning requirements

Types of gas safety works carried out by Pyramid Solution

Running new gas pipes: We specialise in installation of new surface mounted and concealed copper gas pipes. We are also experienced installers of underground plastic gas pipes (e.g. secondary supply to an outbuilding) and flexible TracPipe systems.

Upgrading existing gas pipes: Upsizing a gas appliance or system change (e.g. changing from heat only to a combi boiler) may require upgrading the pipe sizing to increase the flow of gas.

Commissioning gas appliances: You may find your new gas appliance either incorrectly commissioned or not commissioned at all by your installer. Our team may be able to assist you with your Gas Boiler Commissioning or the commissioning of your cooking appliances. Contact us today to discuss this further.

Relocating gas appliances: You may require your gas boiler, hob or cooker relocated (typically when adding an extension to your property or splitting a house into flats)

Terminating existing connections: You may no longer require a gas connection or an appliance connected to a gas connection.

Flue Installations and inspection hatches: Replacement of damaged or corroded boiler flues, extension of existing boiler flues and installation of flue inspection hatches to meet regulations for Flues in Voids

Inspecting and Servicing Gas appliances: Inspection and servicing of a variety of gas appliances to ensure they are safe to use and operating correctly

What does your gas installation services cost?

As highlighted above we carry out a wide range of Gas Safety related work and these can vary from property to property. With rates starting at £75 + VAT we are confident to be able to provide you with a competitive quote for the quality of service on offer. Contact our team today for further information. 

What happens after it is completed ?

All our gas related installations and upgrades are accompanied by a Gas Safety Certificate and our workmanship guarantee. It’s important to note the Gas Safety Certificate will highlight the installation and the items worked on, if you would like a safety check carried out on all components of your gas installation please tell our booking team in advance.

What is the difference between a gas safety check and a service?

Whilst there are a number of similarities and overlaps there are some notable differences. The Gas Safety check of a property typically looks at the entire installation including metres, pipe work and appliances. Whilst any visiting engineer instructed to service an appliance has a duty of care to notice and act on any unsafe gas situations within the property servicing an appliance concentrates on the functionalities and safeties of that particular appliance. Below is a simple outline of what each task entails:

A safety check may involve, but is not limited to, the following: 

  • Checking that gas appliances are burning properly and at the proper operating pressure 
  • Confirm that dangerous gases are securely removed from the device and released into the outside air 
  • Ensure that ventilation pathways are clear and adequate. 
  • Ensure that all safety devices are operational.
  • Ensuring there are no gas leaks within the installation

A service will include a comprehensive examination of a gas appliance, as well as the checks indicated above: by following the manufacturer’s instructions and performing equipment-specific procedures such as: 

  • Cleaning of removable components where required
  • Repair or replace faulty/worn serviceable components 
  • Examine the appliance’s physical condition. 
  • Examine the status of any air vents and flues to ensure they have not deteriorated. 
  • Perform combustion performance tests (where appropriate) to ensure the appliance’s safe and efficient operation.
  • Inspect and top up pressures as required 

What are the risks of having unsafe gas appliances?

Three main risks can arise from having an unsafe gas appliance in your home:

Gas leaks – A gas leak within a property can cause fires or explosions. If you believe you can smell gas, then  call your emergency service provider immediately. During a gas safety check, our Gas Safe registered engineers will carry out  a visual inspection of pipework/appliances and a tightness test to confirm there aren’t any gas leaks.

Fires and explosions – Although safe appliances burn gas in a regulated manner, a malfunctioning appliance or pipework may leak gas, which can then be ignited and this may  result  in a fire or explosion.

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – Carbon monoxide is a very poisonous gas that is extremely lethal because you cannot see, taste, or smell it. 

How do I know my Gas Appliance isn’t working properly?

The best way to be certain is to have a Gas Safe Engineer examine the appliance’s operation, but the following are some guides you can use to learn more: 

Instead of a blue flame, it produces a yellow one. 

There are dark brown or black stains on the appliance or close by. 

The boiler’s pilot light keeps going out. 

elevated window condensation levels 

This does not imply that you should wait for the occurrence of these indicators before scheduling an appliance service; instead, find out how frequently a service is advised by consulting the manufacturer’s instructions for your gas appliances. Unless your Gas Safe-registered technician advises otherwise, we advise a yearly service if you don’t have access to these. Your gas appliances will be properly maintained by an annual gas safety check, but if you notice any of the warning signs that point to a hazardous appliance, you will need at least a basic appliance service from a Gas Safe trained engineer.

What does an appliance service involve?

All the routine steps on a standard gas safety inspection checklist are included in an appliance service, but your expert will additionally carry out additional tests in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Examples comprise: 

Analysis of the appliance’s gas combustion’s flue gases to ensure its safety 

This method involves inspecting heat exchanger cleanliness, seal and gasket performance, and signs of heat or distress. 

It’s crucial to remember that your Gas Safe-registered engineer might need to do additional or different inspections depending on the make and model of the appliance. For instance, a gas safety inspection or service for a boiler can be different from one for a gas oven. 

You might receive a Gas Safety Record, depending on the service rendered. Although it is not required by law, it is still our company policy to always provide a safety record. 

Engineers who are members of Gas Safe will adhere to the Gas Industry Safe Situations Procedure when examining potentially dangerous gas equipment (GIUSP).

What other gas related services do you provide?

Boiler Servicing: 

An annual boiler service is carrying out a series of checks and cleaning to the boiler in order to maintain and increase the life of a boiler. It is also a requirement by the manufacturer to honour any boiler guarantees. 

Gas Appliance Installation:

Installing and servicing a variety of water heating and cooking appliances. Including pipework and all associated works 

Gas Leak Repair:

Locating and repairing gas leaks from your gas pipework or gas appliances.

Boiler Installation:

We provide a variety of Gas Boiler installations including Heat Only, System Boilers and Combi Boilers. We are experienced and registered installers of all major brands such as Idea, Baxi, Main, Vaillant, Keston and many more.

Gas Safety Certificate:

A certificate issued after inspection and testing of the complete gas installation within a property, including the gas appliances. The installation is checked for both correct operation and safety. In the UK a Gas Safety Certificate is a legal requirement to rent a property and needs to be renewed every 12 months.

Flue Inspection Hatches: 

Gas boiler flues in voids require an adequate inspection hatch so they can be inspected for damage and possible CO leakage

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of work can a Gas Safe registered engineer undertake? 

A Gas Safe registered engineer is qualified to perform a wide range of gas-related tasks, such as the installation, maintenance, and repair of gas appliances and systems. Boilers, cookers, fires, gas pipework, gas metres, and other gas appliances may be included.

Can a Gas Safe registered engineer install a new gas appliance? 

Yes. Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is legally allowed to install new gas appliances, as long as they have the specific qualification for the appliance being installed. Eg a Gas Safe registered engineer maybe qualified to install and commission gas cookers but that does not automatically qualify that engineer to install a new boiler

Can a Gas Safe registered engineer service gas appliances? 

Yes. Only a  Gas Safe registered engineer is qualified to and can legally carry out regular maintenance and servicing on gas appliances to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently.

Can a Gas Safe registered engineer install gas piping and gas metres? 

Yes. Only Gas Safe registered engineers are qualified to install gas piping and test metres in accordance with relevant regulations, but a Gas Engineer should have relevant additional qualifications that allows installing new metres.

Who can commission a gas boiler? 

Only a  Gas Safe registered engineer who is qualified to work on gas boilers is allowed to install or commission a gas boiler

Why is it important to use a Gas Safe registered engineer for gas works? 

It is a legal requirement to only employ a gas safe registered business for gas related works. Knowingly using unregistered contractors to work on gas installations and appliances could lead to severe penalties and fines for the consumer.

Can a Gas Safe registered engineer commission gas appliances? 

Yes. Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is legally allowed to commission gas appliances. This process involves testing and setting up the appliance to ensure it is operating safely and efficiently.

Can a Gas Safe registered engineer relocate or upgrade gas pipes? 

Yes. Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is qualified to instal or relocate gas pipes if they have the necessary expertise and training.

Can a Gas Safe registered engineer work on gas water heaters?

Yes. Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is qualified to install, maintain, commission and repair gas water heaters.

Can I install a gas pipe or appliance myself and ask a Gas Safe Engineer to check it?

Gas appliances or pipework must be installed and inspected by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer only. A Gas Safe registered engineer is not permitted to knowingly “sign-off” gas work that has been completed by an unregistered individual. Both the registered and unregistered installer are open to prosecution if this happens.

What if I am not satisfied by the Gas work carried out by you?

 In the event that you find our work did not meet your expectations you can first contact us and give us the opportunity to rectify any issues.  In the unlikely event that we cannot satisfy your concern you can escalate this to the Gas Safe Register.  Gas Safe Register will investigate safety concerns which fall within their remit and authority to ensure that any work carried out by us satisfies their rules of registration and installation standards. 

If work is identified which falls below the expected standards, Gas Safe Register will issue a defect notice to us in order to correct the issue(s) that have been identified within an agreed timescale. You will also be notified of the expectations.

How do I report someone carrying out illegal gas work?

If you suspect someone is working on gas appliances without being Gas Safe registered, you can report an illegal gas worker online using the Gas Safe form or you can also call their Customer Services team on 0800 408 5500.

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