Are You In The Tewkesbury Area And Are Looking To Have Central Heating Installed or Replaced?
In the UK, central heating is the most common form of heating system with the majority being fuelled by mains gas, with the rest being fuelled by LPG, electric, oil and renewable technologies. We can provide solutions for gas, electric, LPG and some of the other renewable technologies.
We work with all main types of domestic and light commercial systems, such as combi boilers, heat only and system boilers and other forms of storage systems and instantaneous water heaters. We provide a wide range of solutions to meet every need, ranging from small to large homes and small businesses.
So Why Choose Us?
- We provide fixed price quotations, not estimates
- Our company is Trust Mark endorsed
- We provide a high standard of work
- We provide a 10-year warranty on most of our boilers
- We are trustworthy and dependable
On all of our central heating installations we provide up to a 10-year parts and labor warranty on the boiler, which is supplied by the manufacturer, plus on the work we carry out and the equipment we provide. In addition, we are highly approved and can offer insurance backed guarantees on all of our work.
All of our central heating systems are, as standard, designed to be long-lasting and we will use fully soldered copper heating systems wherever possible. If our quote includes the use of flexible piping within a system, we will alter the design to use mechanical joints wherever this is possible rather than using over push-fit versions – this is in order to improve and increase the durability of the system and to lesson the chance of leaks in the future.
What We Offer:
- Skilled workmanship and professional service
- Competitive pricing
- Durable and long-lasting systems
- Solutions that meet your needs
We are able to offer a wide range of solutions and will always offer advice on the best way forward, aiming to reduce your total spend. The central heating systems we aim to provide do not require a high level of maintenance and also represent great value for money to run.
If you search for us on the internet you will find many happy customers leaving first-class reviews. We pride ourselves on being trustworthy, straightforward and honest when dealing with our customers.
“Domestic central heating systems are generally poorly designed with care, and the entire installation process is generally rushed. This often shows further down the line, and it doesn’t always take that long before the poor design and installation costs start to affect the homeowner.”
Frequently Asked Questions
We expect that central heating boilers will be used in Great Britain for the foreseeable future, with hydrogen likely to become a fuel source for the future. Currently, gas & LPG equipment can also run on hydrogen with no or minimal adaptations needed and, as some parts of the country are already using supplemented bio gases, it is reasonable to expect central heating boilers to remain in use and to continue to be the cheapest heating.
If comparing heat pumps to mains gas boilers, then no, they do not represent better value. Heat pumps cost considerably more to install than gas boilers and the amount of electricity heat pumps rely upon can be five times higher than gas. The most efficient heat pumps give 4-5kW of heat for every 1kW of electricity used. Even in conjunction with the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI), it is the huge price of the average heat pump installation that makes any payback the scheme provides insignificant compared to a well installed mains gas central heating system.
Heat pumps can however be a good option if your home is off-grid or for those in larger buildings, where the initial installation outlay is manageable. Heating oil prices remain unstable, and LPG is usually 3-4 times more expensive than mains gas depending on how it is bought. LPG and oil heating systems are generally found to be better value for money in small to medium sized homes because of the lower installation prices and this cost goes a long way with fuel.
This depends entirely upon your situation and is why you should employ a trustworthy company who are able to offer you a number of solutions and advice. Some heating businesses/installers will only advise on solutions that suit them without fully taking the customer’s needs into account. We will always advise you of the best solution for you, even if we are in the unlikely position of not being able to provide that system!
Changing to LPG from an existing oil fuelled central heating, unless you live in a large home, is not usually cost effective. However, if you were seeking to install a brand new LPG system, LPG would be the ideal solution provided you have space for a ‘bulk vessel’. On occasions, suppliers of LPG, Calor for example, offer free bulk vessel installation, which would be a huge incentive.
If you live in a bigger off-grid property, a heat pump system could prove a better option.
What a Typical Central Heating System From Forthright Will Include:
A boiler with a 10-year manufacturers warranty
A fully soldered copper pipework system
A system that is designed to work at maximum efficiency
Top specification radiators with grills
High-quality thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) on every radiator but one
Lock-shield radiator valves with drain-off valves for lower floors
A durable and efficient magnetic filter, for example, the Fernox Omega Filter
A completely flushed system treated with central heating inhibitors
Durable and straightforward heating controls, like the Honeywell T4 programmable room stat
Installation to the highest standards completed by professional engineers
Areas Around Tewkesbury That We Cover
- Walton Cardiff
- Bushley Green