I am fully Gas Safe registered. I am also a fully qualified level 3 energy assessor . I provide epc’s /floor plans for many high end estate agents,housing associations and councils. I can provide condition reports , end of tenancy And inventories on rental properties . I provide Gas landlord certificates, boiler servicing including boiler installs I can install gas cookers and hobs. Gas safe registered Stroma certified CRB Security checked . Very reliable, professional and customer focused. Please note when booking myself you are booking a self employed contractor. I receive bookings from various platforms , agents, councils and housing associations daily so My Constructor does not hold my full diary. I will always aim to either uphold your booking slot or offer another suitable option for you. I will always communicate with you after the booking has been made. Please see my reviews as they are a true reflection of how I conduct my business and myself during the service.
A gas safety check (also known as gas safety inspection or a CP12) involves a Gas Safe registered engineer inspecting your gas fuelled appliances and central heating systems. The engineer will check the appliances are working properly, with the correct operating pressure. They also perform full system tests and ventilation checks to ensure regulations are met and that appliances are safe to use. The entire on-site process typically takes 45-60 minutes. Following the assessment, the Gas Safety Certificate is emailed the same day or the following business day.
If you are a landlord, you are legally obliged to renew the Gas Safety certificate annually. Landlords must also keep a record of gas safety checks for at least two years and issue the latest certificate to existing tenants and any new tenants before they move in. If you are a homeowner, although you have not legally bound to renew the Gas Safety certificate, you are advised to do so once a year to maintain the safety of your home.
What does the inspection include?
- Checking all gas appliances for gas tightness
- Check burner pressure and gas rate against the manufacturers’ data plate
- Checks on all necessary ventilation will be conducted
- Check standing and working pressure if test points are available
- Fuel flow will be tested to make sure combustion products are removed
- All flame failure devices will be checked for satisfactory operation
- Appropriate checks will be made for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets
- Investigations for any evidence of unsafe operation will be made and reported
A gas safety check (also known as gas safety inspection or a CP17) involves a Gas Safe registered engineer inspecting your gas fuelled appliances and central heating systems. The engineer will check the appliances are working properly, with the correct operating pressure. They also perform full system tests and ventilation checks to ensure regulations are met and that appliances are safe to use. The entire on-site process typically takes around one hour but larger commercial premises can take longer. Following the assessment, the Gas Safety Certificate is emailed the same day or the following business day.
If you are a commercial landlord, you are legally obliged to renew the Gas Safety certificate annually. Landlords must also keep a record of gas safety checks for at least four years and issue the latest certificate to existing tenants and any new tenants before they move in.
What does the inspection include?
checking all gas appliances for gas tightness
check burner pressure and gas rate against the manufacturers’ data plate
checks on all necessary ventilation will be conducted
check standing and working pressure if test points are available
flue flow will be tested to make sure combustion products are removed
all flame failure devices will be checked for satisfactory operation
appropriate checks will be made for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets
investigations for any evidence of unsafe operation will be made and reported
Upon confirmation of the service, an accredited Energy Assessor visits the property to collect the required data for assessing energy features based on the construction, type of dwelling, and relevant fittings (i.e, heating systems, insulation, windows, fixed outlets, lighting, etc). Please allow easy and full access for the assessor to inspect all heating and lighting fixtures/fittings including the boilers, hot water cylinders and the electric meter. The entire onsite process generally takes 30 minutes to 1 hour. Following the assessment, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is generated using government-approved software, which typically takes 1-3 business days, and will be emailed to you once ready. Once the EPC is lodged it will appear on the national Domestic EPC register.
The EPC should not be read as a comment on the overall condition of the property, nor will it cover any items that would be included in a building survey.
An EPC is a legal requirement for the property to be marketed for sale or let. The certificate is valid for 10 years although it is recommended to renew the certificate every time works are carried out to the property that could improve its energy performance ie. replacement boiler/windows, loft or wall insulation.
Our EPC prices are calculated on the number of bedrooms, location and availability and carried out by professional, verified assessors who are certified with the official EPC Register.
What does an EPC contain?
- A record of how energy efficient a building is and its environmental impact
- Information on the property’s typical energy costs
- Suggested recommendations on reducing energy use and saving money
- An energy efficiency rating of the property from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient)
Upon confirmation of the service, an accredited Energy Assessor visits the property to collect the required data for assessing energy features based on the construction, data, and relevant fittings (i.e, heating systems, insulation, windows, fixed outlets, lighting, etc). Please allow easy and full access for the assessor to inspect all heating and lighting fixtures/fittings including the boilers, hot water cylinders and the electric meter. Given the size and complexity of some commercial buildings, this inspection can take a number of hours or even days. Following the assessment, a Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (which includes two documents: an EPC certificate and a separate Recommendations Report) is generated using government-approved software, which typically takes 1-3 business days, and will be emailed to you once ready. Once the EPC is lodged it will appear on the national Commercial EPC register.
A Non-Domestic EPC is a legal requirement for all commercial buildings exceeding 50 sq meters. The law states that a Non-Domestic EPC is required when you market the premises for let or sale, a building under construction is finished or where there are changes to the number of parts used for separate occupation and these changes involve providing or extending fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems.
The EPC must also be displayed in your commercial building if the total useful floor area is over 500 sq meters, the building is frequently visited by the public or an EPC has already been produced for the building’s sale, rental or construction
The certificate is valid for 10 years although a new certificate may be required if the building is subject to renovations, alterations, extensions etc.
Commercial buildings are divided into three categories for EPC purposes, depending on size, heating and cooling systems, etc. For further information please get in touch with us.
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Used mike multiple times for various services, Always ultra reliable and professional. Advise anyone needing services offered by him to look no further. Your a true gent and credit to your industry.
Great service all round, can’t fault the guy . Highly recommend
Top bloke had a gas safety check booked. Found a fault didn't leave me stranded made sure it was all safe and made sure it was all safe before he left and sorted out the problem for me. Will definitely use again.
The communication from Mike throughout was excellent, called to confirm the appt, called to confirm timings on the day, and follow up was super swift. Also just a lovely guy, thorough and knowledgeable and happy to talk through buildings and the process, really helpful. Would wholeheartedly recommend.
Outstanding service , great help and advice ,was superbly polite.
Absolutely fantastic service provided by michael, punctual, polite , professional and tidy. Why can’t all trades people provide this level of service?
Mike serviced my boiler and did my annual gas safety check ,turned up bang on time .great communication before he came.he was friendly and left the area very tidy after work was completed. Will use every year now. Definitely recommend and a refreshing change
Cannot rate Mike enough, outstanding customer service! We booked the day before and Mike was straight on the phone to confirm the booking. Very professional and great quality service. Highly recommend!!!
Fantastic service. I Needed EPC done in a hurry. Called at 10:30, at the property for 13:30 and then an certificate at 15:30! Not sure I could have asked for much more.
Brilliant service . Very accommodating, professional and helpful. Perfect communication and on time. A1 contractor.
So professional and polite. Great communication and service. Will not use anyone else now and recommended to everyone!
Brilliant service provided by mike. He called me within ten minutes to confirm my appointment and turned up exactly suggested. Very calm and polite which was fantastic for us as my wife has Parkinson’s so can get very anxious having strangers in the house. He was ideal for her and I received a certificate the same day
Great service at my home today , really great guy . Thanks again
Very professional, would highly recommend.
Thanks for completing four EPC inspections, friendly, efficient and provided good advice. Good quality and reliable contractor and easy to arrange and pay via the My Constructor platform.
Prompt and professional service for a great price. I will definitely be using their services again.
Mike was absolutely lovely and brilliant and so efficient and tidy and worked very quicky and clean. Will definitely recommend to everyone
Brilliant customer service. Lots of advice and explanation given at no extra cost . Thanks would recommend to anyone
Great contractor who demonstrated superb knowledge and care with what he did.
Great service , lovely chap
Mikes done multiple epc’s and gas certs for my rental properties. He’s now my go to guy. 100% reliable ,100% trustworthy
Professional, polite and prompt . Turned up at time given for my time slot. Very accommodating. A good egg
Mikes a Lovely man, smiley and polite , offered to take his shoes off or wear shoe covers. Cracked on and completed the task with no winges or gripes… my constructor have an asset with this contractor.
Brilliant service and communication by mike. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks
Fantastic service from mike. Polite , professional and knowledgeable. Great communication and very punctual. will use in future
Lovely guy, thanks for being so patient
Great guy, seemed like he cared about what he was doing and advise given was easily understandable. Not bad to look at either
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Nice guy. Picked him after reading his reviews and glad I did . Was let dow by other cheaper companies on day of appointment 3 times. Couldn’t fault his service or attitude. Would definitely recommend.
Brilliant service from a really genuine person. Was patient and have free advice on ways to save money. I now have him booked to install a new boiler.
Thanks for the good service last week. Mike was great at his job and would definitely recommend him to anyone
Mike was amazing. Best communication I’ve had. I was a bit nervous using a system where I paid up front and appt was organised electronically for me, but Mike phone to confirm the appt within 20 minutes. Called to confirm he would be with me as planned on the morning of the appt and then the follow up was super speedy, I was done within 36 hours of the appt. He was super friendly, polite and professional, efficient and knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I had a few living in an old house! I felt in safe hands. I actually can’t recommend Mike enough. Above and beyond.
Mike portch went to access my 92 year old mother in laws bungalow. He was extremely courteous and very professional. He was very polite and punctual. She was very satisfied with Mike and had nothing but praise for him. Many thanks
Splendidly easy service to arrange on web; excellent communication throughout the process. Accurate preparation information given. Examiner (Mike Portch) in contact with me at all stages and exactly on time for appointment. Examination conducted with professional and thorough-going approach; full explanation given of each stage of assessment with tips for improvement. Excellent follow-up and provision of certificate. In regard of cost: absolutely spot-on for the quality of service and the substantial time given for services of a knowledgeable and committed consultant. My thanks to the Company and to Mike himself for making what is initially a rather daunting episode so very easy to finalise.
Great service by mike. Gas inspection done at my home , very thorough and helpful . Advise given followed by a immediate certificate
Mike was first class. Prompt, polite, and did a thorough job. Happy to recommend to friends.
Excellent! booked for EPG in the morning then had a report in the afternoon. Couldnt ask for more.
Lovely guy provided superb customer service. Mike was honest , professional and polite. Would definitely recommend.
Brilliant !!! Superb service , ultra friendly. Gave me advice on how to improve my rating. Was really polite and at least seemed like he really cared about what he does . Would use for my boiler servicing and recommend to anyone. Thanks mike
Quality job last week. Very friendly and explained the whole process of what he was doing on my gas inspection.Thanks mike
Mike surpassed my expectations during his visit at my property. Contact was made upon booking and called of day of appointment to confirm exact time of arrival. Superbly professional and very polite . Gave sound advice and took time to talk about the task in hand and explained the process. Only thing I’m disappointed about is not being able to give him bonus stars . Thanks mike
Great overall customer experience given by this engineer. Very helpful and polite . Was on time which was great as it’s terrible waiting in all day not knowing when or if they will show up . Wouldn’t use anyone else now
Simply fantastic service
Mike was very efficient and was able to fit around my schedule
Mike turned up on-time as agreed in his pre-assessment confirmation phone call. He also rang to let me know he was enroute. The assessment was thorough and efficient. I would recommend Mike to others in the Somerset area.
Mike was fantastically professional, extremely friendly and polite. I received my certificate later the same day, he must be a part time limbo dancer because he bent over backwards to accommodate me. Thanks chris
Great price, very friendly . his reviews are a true reflection of this chap. Will be sure to use him each year for my servicing.
Mike was professional, polite and very efficient. He was clearly very knowledgeable and put us at ease knowing how important these things are to get right. Arrived on time - and delivered the report sooner than promised. Will gladly recommend to family and friends.
Perfect service, unbeatable honesty and advice given , spoke about ways I could save money and demonstrated safety features on my gas appliances. Explained the whole process and made me feel valued as a customer. Thanks mike you were superb.
Super job done today, could not recommend enough. Such a knowledgeable lovely guy.
Very knowledgeable, helpful, organised and on point with every part of his EPC visit and report.
First class service , called to confirm my booking and called to give exact time of arrival. lovely guy and would absolutely recommend to anyone .
Mike was brilliant! Professional, tidy, prompt and very informative. Spotted safety issues with how our boiler was installed when it was a new build. Unfortunately he was unable to complete the requested work because of these issues. Knowing we urgently required the Gas safety certificate, he spent 2 hours to assist us with arranging another very skilled Professional to fix the issue the start of the following week and returned to perform the original work that was requested by rearranging his schedule. I would definitely recommend Mike to friends and family and would be using his services annually.
After 20 years plus using British Gas and watching the engineer leave inside of 15 minutes I thought I try something else. Very happy with the boiler service I had last week. Mike explained what he was going to Do and made me feel really happy. Left me with various forms showing what was done and was here just over an hour . Really happy would recommend to anyone . Very tidy friendly and polite.