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Welcome to RPS gas electrical.co.uk your one-stop solution to Gas, electrical and plumbing

 

Covering Warrington, Widnes and Surrounding areas

 

Providing services to builders, landlords, kitchen companies, estate agents and direct to the home owner

 

>No obligation site visit

>Free estimate for any proposed work

>Evening and weekend call-outs

>All domestic plumbing, electrical and gas

>Local firm, affordable rates

>Registered, qualified, installers

>Years of experience

 

 

About us

 

RPS was formed to service the market for property renovation where compliance with building regulations is required

 

It is important to understand that building regs are not guidelines, they are statute law. Regardless of individual competence, very quickly home owners come up against compliance restrictions when undertaking work

 

With gas there is almost nothing a non-registered person can do

 

With electrical work you are restricted to replacement of existing switchgear only. Even this is not recommended without the required competence and understanding of safe isolation. To attempt anything more than basic replacement will require knowledge of electrical design and test gear. In the UK most domestic electrical work is building control notifiable

 

RPS can provide a complete service from start to finish, for example we can design and instal a central heating system as a stand alone project. Or we can work alongside you (or your main contractor) on the first-fix stage of the project such as a kitchen or building extenstion

 

Gas & Plumbing

 

RPS Gas covers the installation and service of all NG domestic heating systems

 

Our services range from full central heating systems to small call-outs to cap off unwanted appliances

 

Mostly UK properties use gas fired boilers to heat radiator systems and provide hot water either directly or stored in a cylinder. Heating and hot water provision typically amounts to 85% of all the energy consumed in the home. If you want to reduce your energy bills, you need to focus on your heating systems

 

There are three ways to reduce energy consumption

 

>Reduce waste, system wide controls for temp and run time

>Reduce demand, zone controls

>Increase efficiency, updating and servicing

 

Upgrades range from fitting simple controls to investing in a new condensing boiler

 

Building regs part L (conservation of fuel and power) requires compliance with minimum standards when an existing system is significantly upgraded such as new boiler or cylinder

 

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas boilers, cookers and fires can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning

 

 

Gas emergency advice

 

take the following safety steps:

 

>Turn off the gas supply at the incoming control valve

>Do not operate electrical switches, do not turn lights on or off

>Get fresh air immediately. Open all doors and windows to ventilate the room

>Call the National Gas Emergency number (see below)

>Contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to check and fix the appliance

 

National Gas Emergency number: 0800 111 999

 

Carbon monoxide CO awareness

 

All gas appliances burn a gas air mixture to produce useful heat. This chemical reaction requires a correct mixture of fuel (gas) and oxygen (air). Under normal operating conditions these gases are converted into relatively harmless carbon dioxide and water vapour

 

If an installation is faulty or poorly maintained, carbon monoxide CO, can be produced. This highly toxic gas has no smell, taste or colour. Hemoglobin will bind to CO over oxygen. This preference makes CO dangerous even in small quantities. In the lungs CO is readily absorbed into the blood displacing the oxygen vital for cellular resparation

 

If you are feeling ill and you suspect your symptoms may be related to carbon monoxide exposure visit your GP or hospital immediately

 

CO detectors can provide advance warning of the prescence of CO. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions when installing them

 

Electrical

 

RPS offers a full domestic electrical service. From minor alterations to full re-wires

 

UK domestic electrical systems are generally required to comply with BS 7671 : 2008 Requirements for electrical installations 17th edition. Domestic work is also subject to the requirements of Approved document P: Electrical Safety – dwellings.

 

As a registered competent enterprise RPS will ensure the technical requirements of Part P apply to any work undertaken

 

What is notifiable work? Such work that is required to be submitted to local building control officer. Examples include a complete new circuit, new consumer unit, generating equipment, solar panels, heating system wiring. Other work can require submission due to it’s location. Such as in kitchens, bathrooms and any outdoor wiring or equpment

 

RCDs

 

For most applications the 17th edition requires residual current devices to be fitted within the consumer unit itself or downstream prior to any alteration or addition. These devices offer enhanced protection over mcbs or fuses as they do not require the circuit to be overloaded to operate. They monitor and react within milli-seconds, to any imbalance between the line and neutral of the installation

 

 

Redwood Property Services Ltd, 23 Bransdale Close, Warrington, WA5 3FW www.gaselectrical.co.uk