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    • mickmustardly
    • By mickmustardly 21st Aug 11, 8:51 PM
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    mickmustardly
    Gas installer Belfast
    • #1
    • 21st Aug 11, 8:51 PM
    Gas installer Belfast 21st Aug 11 at 8:51 PM
    Hi,
    I recently bought a house with economy 7 and have spoke with phoenix gas about getting gas installed before I move in, its a 3 bed end terraced.

    Was looking for any recommendations for an installer who can do a tidy job and any advice on having gas installed, new to gas.
    I'm Ormeau road area.

    Have to be registered with Phoenix gas though.
    Many thanks,
    Michael
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  • Ex-Spendaholic
    • #2
    • 21st Aug 11, 11:05 PM
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    • 21st Aug 11, 11:05 PM
    PM for you.
    • caz2703
    • By caz2703 21st Aug 11, 11:31 PM
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    caz2703
    • #3
    • 21st Aug 11, 11:31 PM
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    • 21st Aug 11, 11:31 PM
    PM sent for who to avoid.

    Also, you can switch to Firmus almost immediately from Phoenix. You need to get Phoenix to install but due to the time taken to perform the switch, I'm fairly sure the Firmus rep said we could have started the transfer the day the install was completed.

    • mickmustardly
    • By mickmustardly 22nd Aug 11, 9:24 PM
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    mickmustardly
    • #4
    • 22nd Aug 11, 9:24 PM
    • #4
    • 22nd Aug 11, 9:24 PM
    Thanks for all the pm's great help, will let you know how got on.
    Cheers very much
  • CDBelfast
    • #5
    • 23rd Aug 11, 11:35 AM
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    • 23rd Aug 11, 11:35 AM
    I'm in a similar position, seriously considering replacing my oil central heating with gas.

    I'm arranging a few quotations and would appreciate a few names to avoid as per previous posts.
    • OneStepBeyond
    • By OneStepBeyond 23rd Aug 11, 12:33 PM
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    OneStepBeyond
    • #6
    • 23rd Aug 11, 12:33 PM
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    • 23rd Aug 11, 12:33 PM
    Sent you a PM
  • Ex-Spendaholic
    • #7
    • 25th Aug 11, 9:11 AM
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    • 25th Aug 11, 9:11 AM
    PM for you CDBelfast.
    • snowmen
    • By snowmen 26th Aug 11, 5:13 PM
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    snowmen
    • #8
    • 26th Aug 11, 5:13 PM
    • #8
    • 26th Aug 11, 5:13 PM
    I'm in a similar position, seriously considering replacing my oil central heating with gas.

    I'm arranging a few quotations and would appreciate a few names to avoid as per previous posts.
    Originally posted by CDBelfast
    same here!
    could you be good enough to pm me the names to avoid and/or to trust?
    thankyou.
    • ivanwilson
    • By ivanwilson 8th Mar 12, 11:46 PM
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    ivanwilson
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    • 8th Mar 12, 11:46 PM
    • #9
    • 8th Mar 12, 11:46 PM
    I'm also looking to convert. Would appreciate any advice re installers.
    • harleygirl
    • By harleygirl 9th Mar 12, 9:55 AM
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    harleygirl
    PM sent
    Jesus is alive!!!
  • caro85
    Hi guys

    I'm also planning on installing gas and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on who to use (or not!)

    Thanks in advance, much appreciated
    • Bigcammy
    • By Bigcammy 8th Apr 12, 11:08 AM
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    Bigcammy
    Thinking about it, so can I have the recommendations and avoidances too please? Ta!
    Norn Iron Club Member No. 252
    • caz2703
    • By caz2703 8th Apr 12, 2:05 PM
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    caz2703
    Thinking about it, so can I have the recommendations and avoidances too please? Ta!
    Originally posted by Bigcammy
    PM on who to avoid sent

  • Ex-Spendaholic
    PMd both of you
    • Bigcammy
    • By Bigcammy 10th Apr 12, 10:45 AM
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    Bigcammy
    Got all the PMs, much appreciated, thanks!
    Norn Iron Club Member No. 252
  • bigal75
    Thinking about it, so can I have the recommendations and avoidances too please? Ta!
    Originally posted by Bigcammy
    Can you DM me this the list please?

    Whats a rough cost for a 3 bedroom semi to change from oil to gas?
  • Ex-Spendaholic
    Sent you a PM Bigal.
    • warmhands.coldheart
    • By warmhands.coldheart 11th Apr 12, 4:06 PM
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    warmhands.coldheart
    I'm doing a full re-fit to include conversion from Oil to Gas, full underfloor heating to ground floor and radiators upstairs. I've had 8 plumbers (all Gas Safe registered) out to get quote. 2 got back to me (and I chased all for weeks to get a price) so much for a recession.... was exactly the same when it came to builders to do the structural work..... weeks wentr by and not a peep from them... after much chasing to all concerned, got one rely and you would have thought he was pricing to re-build the house from scratch.....
    Eventually got a local builder/decorator to do some of the "trickier" stuff and doing all the donkey work myself at weekends. Yess it will take longer to do but if anyone ever says to me that the poor construction sector is struggling they will get a piece of my mind.... I don't think the poor construction workers are doing themselves much of a service from my experience.....
    • D.A.
    • By D.A. 11th Apr 12, 4:17 PM
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    D.A.
    Business and tradespeople in general in NI aren't doing themselves any favours. The number of them who have websites but who never bother to respond to emails or contact forms is ridiculous.

    Note to tradesmen - the whole point of having a website is so that potential customers can contact you through it so you can get work so that you can pay your bills.
    • warmhands.coldheart
    • By warmhands.coldheart 12th Apr 12, 9:56 AM
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    warmhands.coldheart
    Another thing I've noticed about tradesmen (Not all granted as I have found a few good ones now at last) is that they don't seem to like it when you ask too many questions about how they are going to do things or make suggestions about how you want something done.... I'm no thicko when it comes to a lot of building stuff (I've an Engineering Degree) but I found when I've questioned a lot of these trades guys or made suggestions they don't seem to like it.... Maybe that's why they didn't get back to me..... they knew they couldn't rip me off or get away with shoddy workmanship!.......
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