07 November 2017

Dimplex Cashback Campaign

Dimplex have launched a #cosyinaclick campaign, offering you the chance to claim up to £75 cashback when you purchase a selected Opti-Myst electric fire.

The campaign will run until Friday 8th December.

Visit our showrooms to view our extensive Dimplex range or for more information. 

#CosyInAClick #Dimplex #ElectricFire


04 October 2017

Valor Inspire

🔥  We now have the new inspire gas fire from Valor on display in our showroom and we are loving the sleek, stylish finish. 

There are lots of options available to make this fire completely bespoke - choose from five ceramic back liner, two different fuel beds and a variety of trims.

Pop in our showroom for more information or for a demonstration


19 September 2017

Gas Safety Week 2017

Gasworks are proud to be pledging the support of Gas Safety Week running from 18 - 24th September. 

Gas Safety Week is an annual week which aims to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of ensuring the safe operation of your gas appliances. 

Gasworks would like to ensure our customers that our engineers are fully gas safe registered whom are approved to repair, install and maintain your gas appliances. 

Follow our social media pages to keep up to date with regular Gas Safe news and updates.

#GSW17 #GasSafetyWeek #GasSafe 


12 September 2017

Calling all landlords!

Under the Gas Safety Regulations, every landlord is required by law, to ensure that all gas or LPG appliances, fittings and flues installed in their rental properties are safe.

Landlords must arrange for them to be checked for safety every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Gasworks can carry out Gas Safety checks to your rental properties. We even send written and emailed service reminders to help you remember these important things!

*Discount currently available on multiples rentals – for a limited time only*


31 August 2017

Gazco Radiance Electric Fire

🔥 Now on display in our Southampton branch ðŸ”¥

The Gazco Radiance wall mounted electric fire is available with either Black or White glass with each colour perfectly encapsulating the Radiance’s flickering amber or blue flame effects.

The Glass frame features Gazco’s innovative Chromalight 12-colour LED backlighting feature; radiating a spectrum of captivating colours so you can create the perfect backdrop for any occasion.

Click the link below to view the fire in action, or pop in for a free demonstration. 


16 August 2017

Gazco Logic2 Electric Fire

* INTRODUCTORY OFFER - ONLY £395* 

The stunning Gazco Logic2 electric fire is now on display in our Dibden Purlieu showroom.

With its fully adjustable settings, from your remote control you can choose between two heat output levels, or even turn off the heat completely and simply enjoy the stunning flicker of the unique flame-effect technology.

Pop in now for a demonstration, or for more information, call 02380 783031. 


15 August 2017

Which? Trusted Trader

Which? Trusted Traders is an endorsement scheme run by Which? that recognises reputable traders who successfully pass an assessment process carried out by our trading standards professionals. Not just anyone can become endorsed. The scheme aims to support trustworthy local businesses and to help customers find the right trader.

Only those businesses that pass and become a Which? Trusted trader are able to benefit from use of the Which? Trusted trader icon.

Gasworks are proud to be fully endoresed trusted traders and welcome you to view our feedback at 

https://www.trustedtraders.which.co.uk/businesses/gasworks-ltd/


13 July 2017

Worcester Greenstyle Stoves

As Worcester Accredited Installers we are extremely privileged to host the recently launched Worcester Greenstyle Stoves in our showroom. 

The Bewdley and The Hanbury are beautifully crafted wood burning stoves that are designed to make a statement in any room. Due to the clean-burn technology, the stoves are DEFRA exempt, allowing you to use the stoves in smokless zones. 

If you're looking for a traditional elegant stove then The Hanbury would be the perfect choice. Made from high quality cast iron, The Hanbury is a highly efficient wood burner, with at least 78% of the heat generated being transferred to your home. 

The Bewdley is more of a sleek and sophisticated stove, making it the perfect choice for a contemporary statement. With its rapid heat-up time and very high heat transfer rate, The Bewdley provides the highest energy efficiency levels possible for a wood burner. 

Both stoves are available in three different sizes and come with a 5 year Worcester guarentee as standard. 

For more information, or to view both stoves, visit our showroom.


28 June 2017

Common Boiler Faults

Noisy boiler? Leaking boiler? Boiler switching itself on/off?

We have compiled a list of the most common faults our engineers are faced with. In some instances, common faults may be rectified without needing to call in an engineer, however others will require the services of an experienced professional. Remember, if in doubt, always seek help from a Gas Safe Registered engineer. 

 

Noisy boiler or central heating system – A strange rumbling noise coming from the boiler is often caused by a buildup of lime scale in the heat exchanger, this is referred to as ‘Kettling’. Banging, rumbling or whistling pipes can also be caused by air being in the system.

What you can do – By bleeding your radiator or power flushing your pipes, you can remove any air and lime scale build ups.  Strange banging noises, particularly in older systems, could indicate imminent pump failure.  If the noise continues, you should book a service with a qualified engineer.

 

Pilot light keeps going out - The most common reason for this is a faulty thermocouple which is stopping the gas supply. It can also be caused by damaged seals causing a draught to blow the pilot light out, or a deposit build up in the pilot light.

What you can do – In this instance it is best to leave it to a gas safe engineer to investigate the fault.

 

Boiler loosing pressure - A water leak is the most common reason for loss of pressure. It could also mean that the pressure relief valve needs replacing, or there is a problem with the expansion vessel.

What you can do – First thing to do is check your boiler pressure. If your boiler have a built in pressure gauge you can easily check whether there is low pressure, ideally a good pressure is around 1 bar, your boiler manual may instruct you on how to re-pressurize your boiler but if you are unsure it is best to call a gas safe engineer.

 

Radiators are not getting hot – This may be due to a buildup of air, rust or sludge in the radiators preventing a free flow of hot water to them. It could also be an issue with the pump – where the hot water is not being circulated as it should be.

What you can do - Firstly you should bleed your radiators to remove the trapped air in the system. If this doesn’t improve the issue, you may require a power flush which will chemically clean/flush the system, removing the deposits.

 

Boiler switching itself off – This can be caused for a number of reasons. These could include low water pressure, air in the system, a faulty pump not circulating the water properly, a frozen condensate pipe or thermostat issues.

What you can do – You can try bleeding your radiators which will remove any air in the system. This can affect the boiler pressure so the next thing to do would be checking this. If your boiler have a built in pressure gauge you can easily check whether there is low pressure, ideally a good pressure is around 1 bar, your boiler manual may instruct you on how to re-pressurize your boiler but if you are unsure it is best to call a gas safe engineer.

If your thermostat is old or broken, this may be causing the boiler to switch itself off, therefore replacing or fixing it will resolve the issue.

If your boiler isn’t receiving enough water to heat, then this could cause the boiler to turn off. A blocked or frozen water pipe will stop the flow of water to your boiler and can cause it to turn off. If it is cold outside and your condensate pipe is frozen it may need thawing. This should ideally be done by an engineer.

If your pump is playing up then it will cause the boiler to switch off. The pump is used to move water around the central heating system, therefore if it’s not working properly the water will stay in the boiler and not circulate around the system, triggering your boiler to cut out. Regular boiler services is the simplest way to avoid problems like these occurring as they will be discovered early enough to be prevented or fixed.

 

No heat or hot water – Again this could be a number of different causes. This include failure of valves, broken diaphragms, airlocks, thermostat issues and low pressure levels.

What you can do – Checking the power supply. As silly as it sounds, maybe it’s a fuse or the main circuit breaker board has tripped and just needs resetting. Most boilers have built in safety devices, so if this has tripped you may need to reset your whole system. You will find how to do this in your boiler manual.

You can try bleeding your radiators which will remove any air in the system. This can affect the boiler pressure so the next thing to do would be checking this. If your boiler have a built in pressure gauge you can easily check whether there is low pressure, ideally a good pressure is around 1 bar, your boiler manual may instruct you on how to re-pressurize your boiler but if you are unsure it is best to call a gas safe engineer.

If your thermostat is old or broken, this may be causing the boiler to switch itself off, therefore replacing or fixing it will resolve the issue.

 

Boiler is leaking or dripping – A variety of issues may cause your boiler to leak, from loose connections inside the boiler, to broken parts. It will depend on where the water is leaking from to determine the cause.

What you can do – In this instance it is best to leave it to a gas safe engineer to investigate the fault.

 

Thermostat not working correctly – If your heating is turning on/off when it’s not supposed to or if is losing accuracy then it is probably time to invest in a newer one. Older thermostats do tend to deteriorate over time.

What you can do – Firstly, make sure that the power supply is switched on and working. Check your thermostat clock and timer settings after a power cut. Remember to adjust your settings on your thermostat, when the clocks go forward/backwards. If these points don’t apply, then call a gas safe engineer who can advise you on a replacement thermostat.

 


15 June 2017

Welcome!

Hello and Welcome to our brand new website!

We would firstly like to thank you for visiting our page and secondly would like to introduce you to the team here at Gasworks.

You may already know we are a traditional and family owned business and have been established since 1969.  We offer gas appliance sales of fires, stoves, cookers, and hobs, gas appliance servicing, spare parts, installation of boilers and fireplaces and fires.

We have an excellent team of in-house engineers who are all Gas Safe Registered, highly trained and accredited by Worcester Bosch and all major gas fire manufacturers. Our engineer’s full listing of qualifications can be viewed on the Gas Safe register website.

Jack – Jack is our longest standing engineer and has been with Gasworks for 14 years! Jack is qualified to work on natural gas appliances, installing, servicing and repairing boilers, water heaters, and domestic gas cooking appliances, wall heaters and gas fires.

Josh – Josh started with Gasworks back in 2007 on a 3-year apprenticeship qualifying in 2010.  Josh is fully qualified to work on both natural gas and LPG appliances. He is also fully qualified to work on renewables and is HETAS approved.                                     

Dan – Dan also started with Gasworks in 2007 on a 3-year apprenticeship qualifying in 2010. Dan is fully qualified to work on both natural gas and LPG appliances.

Scott – Scott joined Gasworks in 2015. He is fully qualified to work on natural gas appliances, installing, servicing and repairing boilers, domestic gas cooking appliances, wall heaters and gas fires.

 

We are proud to be part of the governments Apprenticeships scheme and work with Eastleigh College to provide high quality training over a three-year period. We currently have three apprentices.  Each apprentice rotates between our senior engineers to ensure they gain knowledge into both diagnosing faults, servicing gas appliances and installations of boilers and gas fires.

Luke – Luke started with us in 2014, he is just finishing his final year in Gas installation and Maintenance.  

Ryan – Ryan joined Gasworks in August 2016. He is studying Gas Installation and Maintenance.

Connor – Connor is also studying Gas Installation and Maintenance. He, like Ryan, joined Gasworks in  

 

Our technical surveyors are from the engineering side themselves so you can be assured your quotation will be more of an informative survey than a sales pitch!

Ashley – Ashley left school aged 16 and went on to complete a one year industrial electronics course. Upon finishing that he joined British Gas and started a full apprenticeship in ‘Gas service and installation engineering.’ In 1991, Ashley left British Gas to become self-employed as ‘a man in a van!’  25 years ago, Ashley joined forces with his brother Zac and bought out a small company previously called ‘RKH Gas’ and formed it into Gasworks, creating the large, reputable family owned business we still hold today. Ashley will attend to survey for new boiler systems and fires/fireplaces.

 

Zac – Zac left school at 16 and started a full apprenticeship with British Gas, he left there in 1991 and then embarked on a small stint as a ‘man in a van’. He then took over Gasworks in 1994 and remains one of the company’s directors alongside Ashley. Zac is one of our technical surveyors who will attend to boiler or gas fire surveys and quote accordingly.

 

Our showrooms are managed by our Office Manager and are manned by a handful of showroom staff who are more than happy to talk through any queries you may have regarding servicing to sales and can offer you demonstrations and advice on the fires in both of our showrooms.

Tess (Office Manager) – Tess joined Gasworks as showroom staff back in 2006. She has since progressed to office manager and manages both our Shirley and Dibden Purlieu showrooms. Tess’s list of duties is pretty endless! However she mainly takes charge of arranging the diary, organizing the engineers, ordering stock and spare parts and addresses any concerns/queries.

Marilyn (Accounts) – Marilyn started Gasworks 45 years ago!! She takes care of the accounts and payroll side of things here at Gasworks. As well as assisting in the showroom. She definitely deserves a medal for her long standing commitment!

Katie – Katie started in November 2015. She takes care of the digital side of things. Katie will update this new website regularly! And has the role of advertising on our social media pages.

Derek – Derek joined Gasworks in November 2015. Derek covers our Dibden Purlieu showroom assisting customers with sales, information and any queries. 


Areas We Cover

Southampton, New Forest, Winchester, Salisbury and the rest of Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire