Adrian Atkins

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 12th January 2018


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 19

Adrian Atkins

12:05 PM, 10th May 2021
About A week ago

Stairlift request by individual in a block?

cant see how this even begins to be considered. No way would this be permitted. Block management should have made that clear to the enquirer, surprised it even reached you.... Read More

Adrian Atkins

11:34 AM, 29th January 2021
About 4 months ago

ECO Confusion - Who and what?

i found it a nightmare, as an ex-gas installer i went on the ECO training courses - yes, just because you install boilers etc all the time, you have to go on courses to qualify to install under the grant scheme.
the instructor told us that it was uneconomic for small outfits to join the scheme, as it took as long to do the paperwork, as it did to do the work, i.e. a day and a half. the only firms that could realistically do it would have a dedicated team in an office doing the claims etc while installer does the work.
so i didnt join in the end, it wasnt worth it.
then i had a customer that qualified for ECO, but as i wasnt ECO registered I couldnt do it. So called in an ECO registered company, who surveyed and quoted. They put so much of the work as "extras" that wouldn't be covered by the scheme, that it worked out almost as expensive as i would have done without the grant. Also they were supplying the cheapest boiler. So they couldn't afford it and still have old inefficient boiler.... Read More

Adrian Atkins

15:45 PM, 9th January 2021
About 4 months ago

Cavity wall insulation nightmare?

had problem with ground floor maisonette. so bad that when drilled hole to put shelf up, water came out. had all sort of ideas put to us as to problem. survey in the end found water was entering through faulty pointing, which was then dealt with. Meantime gave tenant a good dehumidifier.
Another property where tenant was not ventilating properly, we fitted positive pressure ventilation system, that was brilliant, Nuaire i think, dried out and kept dry. so professional survey essential. So good that we put it in three other properties. building insurance might pay for investigation, with advantage that they would employ a reputable surveyor they trust. a lot of false information out there.... Read More

Adrian Atkins

12:27 PM, 24th November 2020
About 6 months ago

EICR - Consumer Unit installed by unqualified electrician?

Reply to the comment left by DGM at 24/11/2020 - 11:12
Responsibility is customer actually, not the electrician. Needless to say few customers bother after the job is done, just happy to get it done cheaper. Only possibly becomes a problem if house is being sold later, but in my experience very few solicitors actually check to see if there is a Building Control registration for the consumer unit. The purchasers solicitor would probably not even know that the consumer unit had been changed. Personally, i wish an Electrical Condition Report was a requirement for house insurance, but doubt if that will ever happen.... Read More

Adrian Atkins

11:26 AM, 24th November 2020
About 6 months ago

EICR - Consumer Unit installed by unqualified electrician?

it is not illegal to do the work, a close look at the regs say it is actually the customers responsibility to get it tested. !!! Yes, usually the electrician is registered on an approved electrician scheme and will include testing, but it is not a legal requirement (unlike gas, where you have to be registered to even do the job) The Part P Building Regulations fell short of that requirement, and allow third-party certification. Not common, but not illegal. Again, he can also test and produce a certificate, just that Building Control would not accept if not on an approved scheme. A minefield!... Read More