Stan Barlow TEE LTD

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 28

Stan Barlow TEE LTD

12:33 PM, 1st March 2018, About 4 years ago

Why is it so hard to find a reliable Plumber?

Having employed electricians, refrigeration/air-conditioning engineers and plumbers for many years our experience is that either the clients will complain about call out engineers labour rates and yet take their cars to a garage and pay £50 + an hour. You get what you pay for. It does not have to be exorbitant but reasonable. But how many wait until a breakdown before they summon a tradesmen? Planned maintenance will reduce if not eliminate completely emergency calls. Many manufactures extend their warranties if equipment is serviced regularly. Similarly to the comment above some manufacturers of mechanical/electrical equipment have also attempted to introduce an annual maintenance health check but forced to shut them down due to lack of uptake. We are in a cold-spell now hence heating & boiler problems but when we get into the summer it will be cooling equipment breaking down as soon as hot-spell arrives. It happens every year but getting clients to have pre-season maintenance is virtually a waste of time. I have just had some work done on one of our holiday-let clients by a local [Cornwall] plumber and it was in our opinion very reasonable. Was this because it was a scheduled visit?... Read More

Stan Barlow TEE LTD

8:49 AM, 23rd January 2018, About 4 years ago

Grant Funding To Improve Energy Efficiency Of Rental Properties

We have arranged and been involved with this scheme for some time. There are various accredited organisations involved and we work with several of them. Depending on their requirements if anyone in the Cornwall or South Devon area requires any advice please contact me: Read More

Stan Barlow TEE LTD

14:13 PM, 17th February 2017, About 5 years ago

Are Friends Electric?

We have been installing electric heating for over 30-years and done properly you will get excellent results. If you intention is to rent ensure you comply with EPC requirements. Rumour is that they may change again soon? If you let me know your email contact I can send you info.... Read More

Stan Barlow TEE LTD

9:34 AM, 19th January 2017, About 5 years ago

Cooker hood, fan or both ?

Your comment regarding the cooker hood and the suggestions to date are very sensible.
It could depend if the refurbishment is under Building Regulations as that will make a extracted system [hood or other type] to be vented to the outside probably compulsory.
As for tenants responsibilities well that is the type of person involved [someone who cannot keep a kitchen clean has possibly the same attitude throughout?... Read More

Stan Barlow TEE LTD

13:04 PM, 5th December 2016, About 5 years ago

Extractor fan or dehumidifier for bathroom?

We have been involved with this problem for many years. We operate an electrical business in Cornwall [dampness & condensation is day to day issues in the SW].
Prior to the change of regulations [some 20-years ago] all new properties or those which have work carried out under building regulations require extraction installed to Bathrooms & Kitchens regardless of how many windows they have.
As a matter of common sense all of my family open their respective bathrooms or kitchens for a few minutes to enable steam to dissipate. They also all have extractors.
The £500 to install extraction in the scenario you described is probably reasonably accurate. A cheaper alternate are extractors installed in the window but I personally dislike these and try hard to avoid
We look after some 1500 tenanted properties and like all people you get sensible and of course contrary tenants [& Landlords?}.... Read More