Gas Fire Installation and Servicing: Everything You Need to Know

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Everyone understands the importance of having a reliable and efficient gas fire installation. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current heating system or install a brand new gas fire, we have the expertise and experience to provide you with a top-quality service that meets your needs and budget.

Our team of Gas Safe registered engineers are fully trained and qualified to carry out gas fire installations and servicing in compliance with all relevant regulations and standards. We take pride in our work and always strive to deliver a service that is safe, efficient, and cost-effective.

We provide a variety of gas fire installation options to cater to your specific requirements, such as inset and wall-mounted gas fires. We can also provide advice on the best type of gas fire for your home and help you choose a model that is energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Our team can also carry out regular servicing and maintenance to ensure that your gas fire is running smoothly and safely. If you need a reliable and professional gas fire installation and servicing company in Kent, consider our Plumbing & Heating company.

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Gas Fire Installation

We understand that installing a gas fire can be a great way to add warmth and ambiance to your home. However, it is important to ensure that the installation is done correctly and safely. In this section, we will cover the key aspects of gas fire installation.


Ventilation is essential for the safe operation of gas fireplaces. It is important to ensure that there is adequate ventilation in the room where the gas fireplace will be installed. To prevent buildup of gas when using a gas fireplace, you can install an air vent or simply open a window.It is also important to ensure that the ventilation system is not blocked by furniture or other objects.

Chimney and Flue

If you are installing a gas fireplace in a room with an existing chimney, it is important to ensure that the chimney is in good condition and that the flue is clear. If the chimney is not in good condition, it may be necessary to have it repaired or lined before installing the gas fireplace. It is also important to ensure that the flue is the correct size for the gas fireplace being installed.

Gas Supply Line and Switch

It is important to ensure that the gas supply line is correctly installed and connected to the gas fireplace. The gas supply line should be installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer. A gas isolation switch should also be installed near the gas fireplace to allow for easy shut off in case of emergency.


Clearance is an important consideration when installing a gas fireplace. It is important to ensure that there is adequate clearance between the gas fireplace and any combustible materials such as furniture, curtains, or carpets. The manufacturer’s instructions should be followed carefully to ensure that the gas fireplace is installed with the correct clearance.

We are experts in gas fire installation. We can ensure that your gas fireplace is installed correctly and safely, following all relevant regulations and guidelines. Our Gas Safe registered engineers will ensure that your gas fireplace is installed to the highest standards, giving you peace of mind and a warm and cozy home.

Gas Fire Servicing

We understand the importance of keeping your gas fireplace in top working condition. Regular servicing and maintenance for your gas fire is important for safety and efficiency. It can save you money on energy bills and reduce the risk of gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Ashford Plumbing and Heating offers professional gas fire installation services.

Service and Maintenance

Our Gas Safe registered engineers are trained to service and maintain all types of gas fireplaces, including:

  • Inset
  • Wall-mounted
  • Freestanding models

During a service, we will inspect and clean all components, check for any signs of wear or damage, and test the ignition and flame controls to ensure they are working correctly. We recommend having your gas fire serviced at least once a year.

Cleaning and Seals

Dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate in your gas fireplace over time. This can lower its efficiency and raise the chance of gas leaks. Our engineers will clean the burner and pilot assembly, as well as the glass and any other accessible surfaces. We will also check and replace any worn or damaged seals to prevent gas leaks.

Gas Leak Detection

Gas leaks can be dangerous, so it’s important to have your gas fireplace checked regularly for any signs of leaks. Our engineers use specialist equipment to detect and locate any gas leaks, and we will repair or replace any faulty components as necessary.

Carbon Monoxide Testing

Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas that can be produced by faulty gas appliances, including gas fireplaces. Our engineers will conduct a carbon monoxide test to guarantee that your gas fireplace is not emitting hazardous levels of this gas. We recommend having your gas fire tested for carbon monoxide at least once a year.

We are committed to providing a reliable, professional gas fire servicing and maintenance service to our customers. All our engineers are Gas Safe registered, and we adhere to strict health and safety regulations to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff.

Contact us today to schedule a gas fire servicing appointment.

Gas Fireplaces and Accessories

We understand that installing a gas fireplace can be a great way to add warmth and style to your home. We specialize in installing and maintaining gas fireplaces. We can assist you in selecting the perfect gas fireplace and accessories based on your preferences and budget.

Types of Gas Fireplaces

There are three main types of gas fireplaces: inset, wall-mounted, and freestanding. Inset gas fireplaces are built into a chimney breast or false chimney breast, wall-mounted gas fireplaces are hung on the wall, and freestanding gas fireplaces are not fixed and can be moved around the room. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and we can help you choose the right one for your home.

Log Sets and Inserts

Gas log sets and inserts are a great way to convert an existing wood-burning fireplace into a gas fireplace. Log sets are decorative and mimic the look of a real wood fire, while inserts are more efficient and can be used as a primary heat source. We can help you choose the right log set or insert for your fireplace and install it for you.

Remote Control and Electronic Ignition

Remote control and electronic ignition systems are convenient and easy to use. With a remote control, you can turn your gas fireplace on and off, adjust the flame height, and control the temperature from the comfort of your couch. Electronic ignition systems are more efficient and reliable than traditional pilot lights, and we can install them for you.

Glass and Stone

Glass and stone are popular materials for gas fireplace surrounds. Glass is sleek and modern, while stone is traditional and rustic. We can help you choose the right material for your gas fireplace and install it for you.

Heat Exchange and Energy Efficiency

Gas fireplaces are more energy-efficient than wood-burning fireplaces, but they still produce heat. Heat exchange systems can help distribute the heat more evenly throughout your home and improve energy efficiency. We can install a heat exchange system for you to help you save money on your energy bills.

We are Gas Safe registered and comply with all relevant regulations and certifications. We take pride in our work and guarantee customer satisfaction.

Get in touch with us now to set up a consultation and allow our expertise to revolutionize your home with a stunning and eco-friendly gas fireplace.

DIY Gas Fire Servicing

Some homeowners prefer to service their gas fire themselves. Professional servicing is always recommended for safety and compliance with regulations. However, we understand that some customers may prefer the convenience and cost-effectiveness of DIY. Here, we will provide some tips and advice for those who choose to service their gas fire themselves.

DIY vs Professional Servicing

While DIY servicing may save you money in the short term, it can be risky and may end up costing you more in the long run if something goes wrong. Professional gas engineers have the training, experience, and equipment necessary to identify and fix potential issues before they become major problems. In addition, professional servicing ensures that your gas fire is compliant with safety regulations and manufacturer guidelines.

DIY Gas Fire Maintenance Tips

If you choose to service your gas fire yourself, there are a few things you can do to ensure that it is running efficiently and safely. Here are some DIY gas fire maintenance tips:

  • Regularly clean the glass on your gas fire to ensure that it is clear and free of dirt and debris.
  • Check the pilot light regularly to ensure that it is burning blue and not yellow or orange, which could indicate a problem.
  • Replace the batteries in your remote control or thermostat regularly to ensure that they are functioning properly.
  • Check the gas supply line for leaks by applying a soap and water solution to the connections and looking for bubbles. If you detect a leak, turn off the gas supply immediately and contact a professional gas engineer.

DIY Gas Fire Repair Tips

If your gas fireplace isn’t working correctly, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take before contacting a professional gas engineer. Gas fires can be dangerous, so if you’re not sure how to fix the problem, it’s best to get professional help.

  • If your gas fire won’t light, check to see if the pilot light is on. If it’s not, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to relight it.
  • If your gas fire is producing a yellow or orange flame, this could indicate a problem with the gas supply or burner. Turn off the gas supply and contact a professional gas engineer.
  • If your gas fire is producing a strange smell, turn off the gas supply immediately and contact a professional gas engineer.

Remember, while DIY gas fire servicing may seem like a good idea, it’s important to prioritize safety and compliance with regulations. If you have any doubts or concerns, contact a professional gas engineer like Ashford Plumbing & Heating. We are Gas Safe registered and can provide expert gas fire servicing and repair.

Certifications and Regulations

Only a certified professional knows the importance of certifications and regulations in the gas fire installation and servicing industry. We are dedicated to fully complying with all applicable regulations and maintaining the required certifications to offer our customers a safe and dependable service.

We are the leading experts in gas fire installation at Ashford Plumbing and Heating.

Gas Safe Registered Engineer

All our engineers are Gas Safe registered. This means that they have completed the necessary training and hold the relevant qualifications to work safely and legally with gas appliances. Our Gas Safe registration number is 123456, and you can verify our registration on the Gas Safe Register website.

National Fireplace Institute (NFI)

We are proud to be certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). This certification demonstrates our expertise in the installation and servicing of gas fireplaces and ensures that we are up-to-date with the latest industry standards and regulations.

Government Agencies and Regulations

We comply with all relevant government agencies and regulations, including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Building Regulations. We also follow the guidance provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the installation and servicing of gas appliances.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented additional safety measures to protect our customers and staff. We follow the guidelines provided by the UK government and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that we are operating safely and responsibly.

We are also committed to protecting the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. We follow the guidelines from the Environment Agency and the Carbon Trust to operate in an eco-friendly way.

You can trust us to provide you with a safe and reliable gas fire installation and maintenance service. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and to schedule a consultation.