AF Plumbing & Heating

Walton , Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3PX

 Tel: 01246 203748   Mob: 07757 737283

afplumbingandheating@icloud.com

Welcome to AF Plumbing & Heating

 

My name is Andy Francis and I am the owner and manager of A F Plumbing and Heating. We started our Gas Safe Registered family business in the Chesterfield area aiming to meet the needs of the local community. Our aim is to provide a high quality, efficient, personable service that meets all of our customers` individual requirements. 

I offer a full range of services, from minor repairs or moving a radiator to full heating installations, and everything in between. I am highly skilled in all Gas work and central heating, which enables me to diagnose breakdowns quickly and efficiently. I hold public liability and indemnity insurance for £2,000,000 although I’ve never had to use it and I work carefully to make sure I don’t have to.

 

All Gas, Heating & Plumbing Work Undertaken Including The Following:


Boiler installations, Boiler & Gas Servicing, Boiler Breakdown & repairs, Landlord gas certificate

Gas Cookers Installed, Gas Fires installed, Gas Leaks Found & Repaired

Radiators Installed, Radiator Valves Replaced, Unvented Systems Fitted

Showers Fitted, Toilets Fitted & Repaired, Taps Changed & Repaired, Floor & Wall Tiling

Loft Tanks Replaced, Leaking Overflows Fixed, Hot Water Cylinders Fitted

 

Finance options available 

 

We accredit all our apprentices through the national government apprenticeship schemes.


Qualifications & Accreditations


 

GAS SAFE REGISTRATION NUMBER: 509724 You can check my registration and qualifications on the Gas Safe website here.

CCN1: Core domestic gas safety assessment.

CEN1: Install, exchange, disconnect, service, repair, breakdown and commission domestic gas fired central heating/hot water boilers and  circulators up to 70kw.

CPA1: Combustion performance analysis.

CKR1: Install, exchange, disconnect, service, repair, breakdown and commission domestic gas cooking appliances.

HTR1:  Install, exchange, disconnect, service, repair, breakdown and commission domestic open, balanced and fan assisted flued gas fires and wall heaters.

LCWR: Water regulations

Level 3 Certificate in energy efficiency for domestic heating.

 

 

 

Our Services

 Boiler Choices 

NEW IDEAL BOILER FITTED FROM £15.00 A MONTH

 

As an Ideal accredited Installer I can offer a brand new Boiler or a Complete Central heating System Fitted from £15.00 a Month in association with trade-help and Barclays finance.

£15.00 A MONTH FOR A NEW IDEAL BAND A RATED BOILER.

UP TO 10 YEAR PARTS AND LABOUR WARRANTY.

NEW BOILER COULD SAVE YOU UOTO £300.00 PER YEAR.

CONVENIENT MONTHLY PAYMENTS.

 

Call Today For A Quote 

01246 203748 / 0775 7737283

 


 

Combination Boilers

Combination (Combi) boilers have become the bestselling boiler type for gas central heating in the UK. They are small; fitting into cupboards, and very economical to run. And because they heat water directly from the mains, you don’t have to wait for water to heat up - and your stream of hot water will be endless.

They are more economical than other types too. Because combi boilers don’t use an external hot water tank, there is no cylinder to heat first, and no need to reheat the same water again if you’ve let it run cold. 

However, for this same reason - the lack of a hot water storage tank - your nice hot shower will be interrupted if anyone else starts running the hot water in your home at the same time.

 

Is this the right boiler for me?

If you live in a small house or flat, without multiple bathrooms, or are short for space then a combination boiler will be an excellent choice for you.

If you currently have a cold-water tank in the loft but want to convert your loft space into an additional room, swapping your old boiler for a combination boiler will eliminate the need for the tank, and free up more space.

A combination boiler is the only way to have instant, on-demand hot water in your home without the inconvenience of having to wait for the water tank to be heated and you’ll also get drinkable water from every tap.

 

Sealed System Boilers (unvented)

A system boiler (also known as a closed or sealed system boiler) works on the principle of stored hot water. This means that you will need an airing cupboard or other space for the hot water storage tank.

Although a tank is needed in the airing cupboard, a system boiler still needs less space than a traditional open vent or heating only boiler, which utilises a second tank in the loft. Also, many of the individual components of the heating and hot water system are built in, which means that installation is quicker, neater, easier and more efficient.

With a system boiler you can run hot water from a range of outlets simultaneously, without someone else’s shower running cold on them. You will also get good water pressure.

 

Is this the right boiler for me?

A system boiler is a great choice for a larger home or family with hot water needs that can’t be met by a combi boiler, but who want to keep loft space free. You will need a tank in the airing cupboard though.

However, you’ll have to wait for water to be heated when you want it, and it could run out if it’s used too quickly.

Many people with older systems such as open vent boilers choose an unvented sealed system for their central heating and hot water. Although it is more expensive than simply replacing your boiler with the old system, you will be able to free up more space in your home.

 

Open Vent and Open Vent Sealed System Boilers

An open vent boiler is the existing system in most people’s homes. This type of system uses two water tanks, both located in the loft, and a hot water storage cylinder in the airing cupboard so it is very space hungry. One tank draws water from the mains supply and feeds the storage cylinder which, when heated by the boiler, can release hot water to taps all over the house.

The second tank is the feed and expansion tank which contains the correct level of water for your heating system, allowing for water expansion when you turn the heat on.

Showers, taps and running baths can be drawn in any room at the same time, but be aware that if the cylinder should run cold it will take a little time to reheat.

Many people switch from a traditional open vent boiler to an open vent sealed system boiler. This is a relatively cheap switch to make and will cut the need for one of the tanks in your loft.

 

Is this the right boiler for me?

Because it’s the existing system in many people’s homes, an open vented boiler is inexpensive to replace and making the switch to an open vent sealed system is also relatively cheap. However, both these systems use up loft space.

Like system boilers, open vent systems allow you to run hot water from a range of outlets simultaneously, without the water running cold elsewhere in your house.

The water pressure is low though, and you’ll only have drinkable water from one outlet, because it uses a storage system.

 

 

Back Boilers

Some homes still use back boilers, which are hidden behind a chimney, with a fire front to cover them. If you don’t already have this system then it’s not going to be a first choice for you as the water pressure is low, it is very space-hungry and you’ll need somewhere to hide your boiler.

However, if you do already use a back boiler, then it might be the best option for you when the time comes to replace it.

Traditionally, back boilers are not very efficient, but great improvements have been made over the past 5-10 years, so by replacing your old back boiler, you could make huge savings on your annual heating bills.

 

Is this the right boiler for me?

Back boilers provide reliable heating and hot water, and allow you to draw hot water from more than one tap at the same time, without affecting other outlets. However, they need a lot of space - the boiler hidden behind your chimney, two tanks in the loft, and a cylinder in the airing cupboard. 

Few people will consider a back boiler unless they already have that system in place as other, newer systems can easily handle the demands of a large home without taking up as much space. But if you already use a back boiler, you’ll save a lot of money by sticking with the same system when the time comes to replace your boiler. 

 


Complete Bathroom Installations

We cover the full range of bathrooms, en-suites & cloakrooms, from start to finish we cover the design, supply and fitment of any new installation. As part of a refurbishment we also undertake all the plastering and tiling. All tiling work is done by a fully qualified tiler, covering all floor and wall Tiling.

 

Complete Bathrooms

Sinks, Taps, Bathtubs, Vanities & Toilets

Showers

Wall & Floor Tiling

 


 

 Boiler and Gas Fire Service

 

Wall Mounted Boilers

Back Boilers

Floor Standing Boilers

Gas Fires

 

We recommend your boiler is serviced each year. This will prolong the life of the boiler and keeping it running efficiently. During the service we will inspect and service the boiler, inspect gas pipework, check your controls, clean the heat exchanger and check the gas pressures.

Condensing boilers will be serviced and inspected using a Flue Gas Analyser. Performance test (on all boilers with a suitable test point or accessible flue terminal.

Gas Fire Servicing

We recommend you service your gas fire yearly we carry out servicing on open flued, balanced flued and flueless gas fires. During the service the fire is removed, cleaned and gas pressures checked. A Flue flow test is carried out on the chimney and a spillage test is carried out on the fire.

 


 

 Landlord Gas Safety Certificates

 

It is a legal requirement by law that landlords must have all gas appliances serviced yearly by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer and hold a valid Gas Safety Certificate.

We Work closely with landlords home or away/and letting/property management companies and understand the importance of tenant safety protecting them from Harmful carbon monoxide emissions and gas leaks.

To complete a gas safety certificate all appliances and flues must be inspected and safety tested, visually inspecting all gas pipework and fittings also a test is carried out on the gas meter test point to ensure all gas pipework and appliances are gas tight.

Upon completion a Gas Safety Certificate is issued to all parties.

 

To Arrange a Gas Safety Certificate please contact us on.

 

TEL: 01246203748

MOB: 07757737283

 

Or fill in the online contact form below and we will contact you or the tenant to arrange a convenient appointment.

 

Wall and Floor Tiling 

All Aspects of Floor and Wall Tiling Undertaken. Accredited in Natural Stone - Slate, Limestone, Marble, Porcelain, Terracotta, Mosaics etc.

 

Free Estimates and Friendly Advice Provided - No Job Too Small

 

Contempory / Traditional Designs

Bathroom Tiling

Kitchen Tiling

Hallway Tiling

Wall and Floor Tiling

Natural Stone Tiles

 

FAQs & Help

 

We have included our most frequently asked questions to provide more information about AF Plumbing and Heating in Chesterfield and the services we provide...

 

Is a back boiler the best choice for me?

Some homes still use back boilers, which are hidden behind a chimney, with a fire front to cover them. If you don’t already have this system then it’s not going to be a first choice for you as the water pressure is low, it is very space-hungry and you’ll need somewhere to hide your boiler.

However, if you do already use a back boiler, then it might be the best option for you when the time comes to replace it.

Traditionally, back boilers are not very efficient, but great improvements have been made over the past 5-10 years, so by replacing your old back boiler, you could make huge savings on your annual heating bills.

 

Is this the right boiler for me?

Back boilers provide reliable heating and hot water, and allow you to draw hot water from more than one tap at the same time, without affecting other outlets. However, they need a lot of space - the boiler hidden behind your chimney, two tanks in the loft, and a cylinder in the airing cupboard.

Few people will consider a back boiler unless they already have that system in place as other, newer systems can easily handle the demands of a large home without taking up as much space. But if you already use a back boiler, you’ll save a lot of money by sticking with the same system when the time comes to replace your boiler.

 

Which is the best choice, Open vent or open vent sealed system boilers?

An open vent boiler is the existing system in most people’s homes. This type of system uses two water tanks, both located in the loft, and a hot water storage cylinder in the airing cupboard so it is very space hungry. One tank draws water from the mains supply and feeds the storage cylinder which, when heated by the boiler, can release hot water to taps all over the house.

The second tank is the feed and expansion tank which contains the correct level of water for your heating system, allowing for water expansion when you turn the heat on.

Showers, taps and running baths can be drawn in any room at the same time, but be aware that if the cylinder should run cold it will take a little time to reheat.

Many people switch from a traditional open vent boiler to an open vent sealed system boiler. This is a relatively cheap switch to make and will cut the need for one of the tanks in your loft.

 

Is this the right boiler for me?

Because it’s the existing system in many people’s homes, an open vented boiler is inexpensive to replace and making the switch to an open vent sealed system is also relatively cheap. However, both these systems use up loft space.

Like system boilers, open vent systems allow you to run hot water from a range of outlets simultaneously, without the water running cold elsewhere in your house. The water pressure is low though, and you’ll only have drinkable water from one outlet.

 

Is a Sealed system boiler (unvented) the best choice for me?

A system boiler (also known as a closed or sealed system boiler) works on the principle of stored hot water. This means that you will need an airing cupboard or other space for the hot water storage tank.

Although a tank is needed in the airing cupboard, a system boiler still needs less space than a traditional open vent or heating only boiler, which utilises a second tank in the loft. Also, many of the individual components of the heating and hot water system are built in, which means that installation is quicker, neater, easier and more efficient.

With a system boiler you can run hot water from a range of outlets simultaneously, without someone else’s shower running cold on them. You will also get good water pressure.

 

Is this the right boiler for me?

A system boiler is a great choice for a larger home or family with hot water needs that can’t be met by a combi boiler, but who want to keep loft space free. You will need a tank in the airing cupboard though.

However, you’ll have to wait for water to be heated when you want it, and it could run out if it’s used too quickly.

Many people with older systems such as open vent boilers choose an unvented sealed system for their central heating and hot water. Although it is more expensive than simply replacing your boiler with the old system, you will be able to free up more space in your home.

 

Is a Combination boiler the best choice for me?

Combination (Combi) boilers have become the bestselling boiler type for gas central heating in the UK. They are small; fitting into cupboards, and very economical to run. And because they heat water directly from the mains, you don’t have to wait for water to heat up - and your stream of hot water will be endless.

They are more economical than other types too. Because combi boilers don’t use an external hot water tank, there is no cylinder to heat first, and no need to reheat the same water again if you’ve let it run cold.

However, for this same reason - the lack of a hot water storage tank - your nice hot shower will be interrupted if anyone else starts running the hot water in your home at the same time.

 

Is this the right boiler for me?

If you live in a small house or flat, without multiple bathrooms, or are short for space then a combination boiler will be an excellent choice for you.

If you currently have a cold-water tank in the loft but want to convert your loft space into an additional room, swapping your old boiler for a combination boiler will

eliminate the need for the tank, and free up more space.

A combination boiler is the only way to have instant, on-demand hot water in your home without the inconvenience of having to wait for the water tank to be heated and you’ll also get drinkable water from every tap.


  

How do I contact you to arrange for you to inspect a repair on a boiler?

 

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TEL: 01246 203 748

MOB: 07757 737 283

 

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