Multiple Gas Safety inspection costs?

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11:21 AM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Multiple Gas Safety inspection costs?

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Multiple Gas Safety inspection costs?

How much is everyone paying for Gas safety inspections?

I have 8 properties, all on the same site. All have gas combi boilers & 1 gas appliance, a hob. I routinely get the combi’s serviced at the same time. My gas engineer is charging 8 x £75 to complete the work & issue 8 certificates.

That seems a lot, considering he’ll get all 8 done in a day.

That’s £600 for a day’s work, especially as it’s routine & repeat business for him.

I know rates vary around the country. I’m in South Devon. It’ll be interesting to see what everyone’s paying up & down the land.

Many thanks

Piers

Comments

Kash

12:27 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 12/04/2018 - 11:51Luke P, im also in the north and pay considerably more so who do you use?

Luke P

12:34 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Kash at 12/04/2018 - 12:27
A local firm who take north of £150k of business from me.

Piers Calascione

13:03 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Thanks for all your comments folks. There seems to be a wide range of costs out there. Looks like we're being charged what our lovely engineers think they can get away with.

I notice many of you are paying several £100's a year for maintenance contracts. My boilers are currently on 7 year warranties. These days some co's are offering 10 year. What with these long warranties & the paradox of combi's often even not even making it to 10 years these days I take the view that the warranty period IS the life of the boiler & look to replace then, rather than have the stress of an expensive breakdown without cover.

Jerry Jones

13:08 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Lindanna at 12/04/2018 - 11:54A North Somerset firm: https://www.nypdgroup.co.uk/nypd_homeshield.html

Jerry Jones

13:10 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Piers Calascione at 12/04/2018 - 13:03
I got caught out with a warranty on a recent boiler - it turns out that my agents had been instructing a CP12 with no service each year, so the 7 year warranty was voided when I came to claim
on it.

Jan Martin

13:26 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Piers Calascione at 12/04/2018 - 13:03
I have had a couple boilers that needed new print boards within a couple years . By the time you pay the gas engineer and buy new print board you might as well buy a new boiler .

Recardo Knights

13:54 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

I pay £60 but this rate has been the same for years. its also about the gas man, my tenants can call him for any plumbing problems directly. he will book the visit sort the problem and bill me, but I know he will not rip me off as there is trust involved. He will also visit at anytime without a call out charge as all properties are local to him. He even went to sort a problem with the heating (when it was cold) at about 10 pm on a Sunday evening.
£75 is reasonable but more important to build an understanding with the engineer.

Joe Robertson

15:05 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Jerry Jones at 12/04/2018 - 13:10
Sounds like your agents got caught out not you. Any errors like this I make my agents fully accountable or I will simply move my business elsewhere.

Joe Robertson

15:08 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

After a conversation with a Gas safe employee, he told me if I hear of anyone conducting annual gas safety checks on boilers for under £50 to report it to them as there is no way they are doing a thorough and proper job to the standards that Gas Safe expect for that sort of money.

Adrian Atkins

15:17 PM, 12th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Also what constitutes a service varies. Had new boiler fitted last year, engineer came back free of charge for first service and cp12, I was there to let him in and do a couple of jobs at the same time, he cleaned out boiler, including Syphon which some don't do, topped up inhibitor, cleaned magnaclean filter, was there for an hour and a half. I did not know before that he includes first year foc on his installs. Will definitely use again!
Others I know are gone in 30 minutes - check gas pressure and leaks, take flue gas reading, and that's about it. So as guy above says, make sure you know your engineer, there are a lot of good honest ones out there, just find them and trust them even if they make a mistake at times. No one is perfect, as in all avenues of life.

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