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Hi I have a property I rent that requires it’s annual gas safety certificate doing mid August. 

The price I’ve been quoted by my letting agent seems rather steep (£85) so I’m looking for any recommendations so I can organise myself. 

 

Cheers

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hi..im looking for electrician to fit a electric cooker please..anyone point me in the right direction please.

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Once upon a Time, any self respecting DIY guy, or Handyman, could tackle these sorts of jobs, however due to the Govt of recent times:

 

I guess it was due to some careless slipshod workers, who created dangerous practices, which ended in the then Govt taking actions, with more and more regulations, like you have to have a Gas Safe cert. To fit Gas, plus to do Electrical Work you have to have the up to date current Cert. For that, likewise you have to be a qualified Carpenter to do carpentry, or Joinery,  which all drives the Costs up. Etc etc..

 

Roofers once worked from Ladders, in my younger days, which made roofing jobs relatively cheap, nowadays they only Work on your roof once the Scaffolders have been, hiking costs then between £300-1000 more, dependant on what you get done?

 

It all makes money for the current workers to achieve more....methinks

 

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4 hours ago, DeZeus said:

Once upon a Time, any self respecting DIY guy, or Handyman, could tackle these sorts of jobs, however due to the Govt of recent times:

 

I guess it was due to some careless slipshod workers, who created dangerous practices, which ended in the then Govt taking actions, with more and more regulations, like you have to have a Gas Safe cert. To fit Gas, plus to do Electrical Work you have to have the up to date current Cert. For that, likewise you have to be a qualified Carpenter to do carpentry, or Joinery,  which all drives the Costs up. Etc etc..

 

Roofers once worked from Ladders, in my younger days, which made roofing jobs relatively cheap, nowadays they only Work on your roof once the Scaffolders have been, hiking costs then between £300-1000 more, dependant on what you get done?

 

It all makes money for the current workers to achieve more....methinks

 

I can feel your frustration. But Safety has to prevail.

 

I can re-wire a complete house...Not legally...Im bang Colour blind.! But I can do it.!

 

I can also fit Gas central heating,  fix broken Boilers,  I can do roofing, fix gutters, joinery, masonry work, re-pointing, brick laying...Fit a whole new kitchen or bathroom and Tile them too......  Non of which I am Legally allowed to do.!

 

Apart from in / or on my own properties.!

 

These days you have to have a Certificate for just about everything.!  

 

Which is not in the interest of the workers. It's more peace of mind for the folks paying for that service.

 

Which I think is fair enough.

 

Someone once said..."It's not what you know...It's WHO you know"...:wink:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It will depend on the number of appliances to be included.

 

Gas safe guys are likely to prefer a longer job rather than one that probably takes up to an hour.

 

I used to get 3 together for about 3x£45 from a friend.

 

Hopefully more recommendations will come for you in time for mid August, but don't let it run out!!

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=U5NAXdDDK-HCxgOb46nIBw&q=gas+safety+certificate+cost+sheffield&oq=gas+safety+certificate+cost+she&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.33i22i29i30l2.42316.45909..48092...0.0..0.146.523.1j3......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0j0i22i30j0i13.ldZg4HeUcaA

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45 minutes ago, FORE said:

It will depend on the number of appliances to be included.

 

Gas safe guys are likely to prefer a longer job rather than one that probably takes up to an hour.

 

I used to get 3 together for about 3x£45 from a friend.

 

Hopefully more recommendations will come for you in time for mid August, but don't let it run out!!

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=U5NAXdDDK-HCxgOb46nIBw&q=gas+safety+certificate+cost+sheffield&oq=gas+safety+certificate+cost+she&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.33i22i29i30l2.42316.45909..48092...0.0..0.146.523.1j3......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0j0i22i30j0i13.ldZg4HeUcaA

It might help if you aim this reply at the right person.:wink:

 

A random reply like this can lead to misunderstandings.

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, DeZeus said:

Once upon a Time, any self respecting DIY guy, or Handyman, could tackle these sorts of jobs, however due to the Govt of recent times:

 

I guess it was due to some careless slipshod workers, who created dangerous practices, which ended in the then Govt taking actions, with more and more regulations, like you have to have a Gas Safe cert. To fit Gas, plus to do Electrical Work you have to have the up to date current Cert. For that, likewise you have to be a qualified Carpenter to do carpentry, or Joinery,  which all drives the Costs up. Etc etc..

 

Roofers once worked from Ladders, in my younger days, which made roofing jobs relatively cheap, nowadays they only Work on your roof once the Scaffolders have been, hiking costs then between £300-1000 more, dependant on what you get done?

 

It all makes money for the current workers to achieve more....methinks

 

Roofers still do work from ladders in some cases, perhaps only for small jobs (replace one tile).

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6 hours ago, nightrider said:

Roofers still do work from ladders in some cases, perhaps only for small jobs (replace one tile).

We do as much as we can from ladders but safety for the lads always comes first.

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23 hours ago, FinBak said:

It might help if you aim this reply at the right person.:wink:

 

A random reply like this can lead to misunderstandings.

 

 

 

Yep. Should have checked.

Thought I had pressed the 'quote' button.

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We'd like to recommend Whitecliffe Builders (http://www.whitecliffebuilders.com) after recent work they carried out for us.  We needed a small outbuilding insulating, making more habitable, new electrics, etc.

 

We are ever so happy with the results and have been left with a usable, warm and cosy space. Martin and Dale carried out the majority of work for us. They really were absolutely fantastic, working extremely hard in over 30 degree temperatures, and always left the place clean and tidy at the end of each day. They were a pleasure to have around. Whitecliffe are very lucky to have them as part of the team!

 

Eric was super, and visited daily to check progress and update us if needed. We felt confident in the whole process from start to finish.

 

We can't recommend them enough and thanks for everything.

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My elderly neighbour has just knocked on my door, she is quite distressed bless her heart. Her oven has decided to stop working and she needs it repairing asap. Can anyone suggest a reliable, honest local repairer who wont rip her off or charge a callout fee?

Thanks

 

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On 18/07/2019 at 12:25, shaggy_x said:

Hi. I'm after a general handyman who will be able to convert my outside shed into a home office. Basically I need it tidying up. The electrics are there, they just need sockets and wiring tidying up. Apart from that, some plaster board and cement to tidy the walls.  Can anyone recommend someone trust worthy to do this small / medium sized job please?

Did you find someone, can you recommend anyone, please?

 

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