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Solar Systems

Solar Systems

The sun is by far the most abundant source of energy available on earth. Energy arriving at the earth's surface by way of solar radiation over a period of 40 minutes is the equivalent of the power used by the entire population of the earth in one year.

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Warm Air Systems

Many people have, and many are reluctant to change it because they cannot find a replacement to comply with Building Regulations (Part L) which was introduced on the 1st April 2005. In many cases people are feeling that they are being forced to change their ageing but much loved warm air system to a conventional system with radiators simply because there is no alternative on the market.

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Unicosystems

What is the Unico System?

DSC00828The Unico System is a small duct central heating, air conditioning and ventilation system manufactured by Unico System International Limited (USIL), headquartered in Wales. The product has been on the market in the United States and Canada for the past 20 years, and over 250,000 of these systems have been installed there. The system has been profiled in numerous North American magazines and media outlets, most prominently on the television programme This Old House.

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Fireplace Centre

Gas Technical Services have a fireplace showroom at the London Road Shopping Mall where we have a large selection of fires and stoves on display
We also display a good quantity of surrounds and mantels to bring your living room to life.

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Safety Check

Gas Safe Logo 200You must have your gas appliances safety-checked by a GAS SAFE REGISTERED installer every year. This is the only way to guarantee that they are working correctly. Never allow anyone without a valid GAS SAFE REGISTERED registration number to work on any of your gas appliances.

Appliances that are properly installed, serviced and adequately ventilated are efficient and safe. To avoid the accidental production of carbon monoxide and to ensure that you and your family are safe, you must:

 

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Gas Safety for Landlords

Gas Safety for Landlords and Letting Agents

The following information has been supplied by the LandlordZONE:

LandlordZONE.co.uk - Rental Property Knowledge - Resource Site for Landlords,

tenants and Letting Agents

Key Points

Landlords are responsible in law for their tenant's safety.
Annual gas Safety checks are a legal requirement - failure to do this can result in heavy fines or even imprisonment.

Landlord's Duty to Ensure Installations are Safe:  All Landlords have a common law duty to ensure that gas installations and appliances supplied with their properties are safe. Tenants also have certain legal obligations when it comes to gas safety - see below.

In the case of residential properties, landlords (or their agents) have a statutory duty to arrange annual Gas Safety Checks by a registered CORGI installer.

A copy of the CORGI safety certificate must be given to the tenant on entry and within 28 days of the annual check. A copy must also be retained by the landlord for 2 years.

A Landlord's Duties

A Landlord's Duties in relation to Gas Installation

· Ensure that fittings and flues are maintained in a safe condition.

· Have a safety check carried out on all gas appliances and flues annually, or within 12 months before the start of a new tenancy.

· Check gas installations and appliances immediately before the start of any new tenancy, even if a safety certificate is still current.

· Have all installation, maintenance and safety checks carried out only by a CORGI registered gas installer.

· Keep a record of each safety check for 2 years - the CORGI installer will issue this.

Give a copy of the CORGI installers safety check report to each existing tenant within 28 days of the safety check, or to new tenants before occupation. There is an option to display the record in holiday lets etc.

Risk Reduction

· It is not possible to take out insurance cover to protect yourself against losses due to your own criminal acts.

· It is also very doubtful that insurance coverage would be obtainable for losses sustained in a civil action brought against you or the legal and professional expenses involved.

· Your only recourse is to make absolutely sure that you fulfil your legal duties. Do this and your risks are minimal.

Agents need to have in place a proper administration system to ensure compliance for the properties they manage and make sure their staff are adequately trained.
Emergency Contacts

* CORGI - 01256 372300
* Gas Consumers Council - 0645 060708
* HSE Gas Advice Line - 0800 300363
* Transco Gas Emergency line - 0800 111999
* HSE Publications 01787 881165
Related Topics

CORGI Website
CORGI - Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities
HSE - Gas Safety for Landlords
HSE - Guide to Landlords' Duties
HSE Publications - Gas safety
Domestic Gas Safety & Use