Reliable Cooker and Fire installers
Gas engineers from Ignite Facilities are capable of fitting cookers and carrying out gas fire installations to the highest standards.
Our team are qualified with a number of respected organisations such as IPAF and IOSH plus all of our gas engineers carry a CSCS card at all times.
We are straight-talking efficient experts in gas appliances, making cooker and fire installations look simple.
Your Guide to Cooker Installation
If you’ve recently bought a new gas cooker and it needs installing, we strongly recommend not doing this yourself. Fitting a gas cooker without the correct expertise can be extremely dangerous and a lot can go wrong. All of our Gas Safe registered engineers can also remove your old gas cooker and run safety checks on your new installation to make sure everything is working exactly as it should be.
Here are some key areas to consider for cooker installations –
Hot Zone – The hot zone is the area directly above your cooker or hob. Before we begin the installation, you will need to ensure this area is free from flammable items including wood, wallpaper, plug sockets, wiring or an overhanging boiler. The installation will not be able to happen if this zone isn’t clear.
Electricity Rating – If you are upgrading to a new model of a cooker, you may need to explore if there is a considerable difference in the power needed. Before buying, check the appliance’s amp rating in the product specifications or the item’s user manual. One way to check your kitchen’s electrical set-up is by its sockets.
Ventilation – Gas safety regulations also state that there must be adequate ventilation in the room where your appliance is being installed. If don’t have a window or door to the outside in your kitchen, you may need to consider a suitable electric model instead.
Gas Supply – Is there an existing gas supply to the installation point, and a 3 pin electric socket or cooker point within 1.5m of the location of your new cooker? Our team of Gas Engineers can fit new gas pipework to your existing gas supply if required.
If you don’t have a gas supply available and would prefer to use Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), please make sure the product you’re purchasing is LPG-convertible.
Gas Fire Installation
There are plenty of factors to consider when thinking about installing a new gas fire, here are a few to consider:
Size Matters – You will know your living room by heart, so make sure your new gas fire suits the space comfortably. A fire that’s too big or small will look out of place, so make your decision based on the structure and atmosphere of your room and what works best.
Hold onto the Installation Manual – All gas and solid fuel fires come with a manufacturer’s installation manual, with model-specific technical data that covers everything from the right chimney specifications, flue temperature, assembly instructions to fuel recommendations. These are also useful for future operating and maintenance advice.
Work with Experts – Using a Gas-Safe registered engineer is the best way to find out the technical aspects of gas safety checks plus ensuring no excess fumes. As previously mentioned, all gas engineers at Ignite Facilities are Gas-Safe registered.
You will also need to make sure there is proper ventilation, cut through the wall where the gas fire installation takes place and connects up all the electrical lines and gas pipes.
Preparation is everything – There are a series of checks and balances that need to be explored before a fireplace can be fitted. Whether that is using a manometer to check the health of your current gas supply, or that your chimney is smoke-tested, and the surrounding brickwork is secure – all this preparation will contribute to a smooth, fault-free installation.