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Gas And Heating Engineer Pay by Time
In London
From £85 + Vat

Gas and Heating Engineer's

Sometimes the odd job comes along where it is impossible to give a ‘fixed price’ quotation, due to a number of ‘unknowns’. Compiling a ‘fixed’ price quotation without investigation brings an element of risk that may increase the costs, which is the last thing you want!

With a fixed price there are many known facts to consider related to the works, making quoting relatively straightforward e.g. a ‘fixed price’ quotation can be prepared from photos when a kitchen or bathroom tap needs replacing. The customer provides the photos, make/model of the tap, emails the information to Serviceteam Ltd and we do the rest.

However, there are times when the works are not straightforward or immediately obvious, due to a number of unknowns. Trying to second guess or predict where a problem lies is a huge risk. There are times, even with a proper investigation, when the scope of works cannot be totally determined. For example, tracing a leak in a property where piping is concealed in the fabric of the building, within stud walls or beneath concrete flooring. This is when a ‘fixed price’ quotation is not possible.

The same applies if there is an intermittent fault with your central heating system or gas boiler as the fault cannot be diagnosed without a thorough on-site investigation.

What do I get?

A professional qualified gas safe registered engineers who will be able to undertake all the gas related jobs on your ‘to do’ list.
Our engineer will arrive, assess what needs doing and give you an accurate estimate before work commences. If you are happy to authorise the work, our engineer will start work immediately.

What will it cost?

Our ‘by time on site’ rates are:

  • £45.00 + VAT per half hour with a minimum of one hour being chargeable for any one visit.
  • Booking by the half day - for £250 + VAT your engineer will arrive on the agreed day and time scheduled for 4 hours work.
  • Booking by the day - for £450 + VAT your engineer will arrive on the date chosen, scheduled for 8 hours work plus 1 hour for lunch.
  • Alternatively, contact a team member to obtain a fixed price quote before we visit on the number advertised.


  • Here's what we'll do?
    • Step 1 – Book a gas safe engineer for a specific day that suits your schedule.
    • Step 2 – A team member will contact you in advance to discuss your requirements and explain your options so that we can prepare for the visit.
    • Step 3 – Assess works on site: Our expert Serviceteam engineer will assess and plan the works required.
    • Step 4 – Provide you with an accurate estimate, for your approval before the works commence.
    • Step 5 – Upon receipt of authorisation, our engineer will commence work immediately, or arrange a more convenient time to return.
    • Step 6 – Our works come with a minimum 12 month manufactures and installation guarantee as standard.

    What's not included in this service?

    • Any congestion zone, ULEZ or parking charges - This will be added at cost to the final bill (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided).

    What will it  cost: 

    Fault diagnosis and repair: our engineers will assess, diagnose and attempt to fix your fault within the 1st hour. For this we charge a fixed £95.00 + VAT. Occasionally when we are unable to fix your fault within the 1st hour, or when additional materials are required, we always provide a fixed price for the additional works before proceeding.

    For more in depth information about our Boiler repair service contact our office and speak to a team member.



      Have more questions about our Pay by time product - Read our FAQs

      To manage ‘uncertainty’ customers prefer another option, which is to pay by the hour or for the time taken.
      It’s a straightforward and easy approach, as the customer is always in control of the cost. Which makes sense with a ‘concealed’ leak. Paying by time/hour to trace the leak, is our customers preferred option. Once it has been detected a ‘fixed price’ quotation can then be provided. Alternatively, we could continue on the hourly rate until the repair has been identified and fixed, it’s the customers choice?

      Charging by the hour only begins when our tradesperson arrives on site and opened their toolbox.

      If you are thinking about repairing or upgrading your central heating system, call Serviceteam Ltd now. We have a team of highly qualified tradespeople ready to serve 24/7, who will conduct an inspection and supply a repair estimate. If you’re happy with the quote contact the office to schedule an appointment. Our customer-friendly staff are on hand to guide you through the process.

      Customer's Satisfaction

      No matter how reliable the service is, it all comes down to customer feedback regarding the experience they’ve had with serviceteam Ltd. Feedback is a tool that builds a company’s reputation, we do our best to ensure every customer is satisfied. If you’ve not used us before and want reassurance, then please access the customer reviews on our Checkatrade and Trustpilot platforms. Do we hope this will help you decide?

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      Other Gas and Heating Services

    • Gas Safety Certificate.
    • CO and Smoke Alarms.
    • Annual Gas boiler service.
    • Land lord and Home Buyer's Pack.
    • Gas Leak Repairs.
    • Boiler Repairs.
    • Warm Air Repairs.
    • Boiler installation.
    • CondenseSure installation.
    • Heating Upgrade Quote.
    • Hob or Cooker Replacement.
    • Central heating Powerflush.
    • Magnetic System Filter.
    • Radiator Replacement.
    • Thermostatic Radiator Valves Installation.

    • Why Serviceteam Ltd?

      Fixed and Fair Prices

      We like to feel our prices are competitive. Price is important but expertise and experience is just as important. If you want all three, then call Serviceteam Ltd. You won’t be disappointed, that’s a promise! We work on a fair and fixed prices basis. If we are unable to identify the fault within the first half-hour, we will not charge you for the visit as a goodwill gesture.

      Rapid Response

      This is characterised by Serviceteam Ltd responding within a short time interval (depending on availability) to attend to the emergency. This comes under our emergency services response when time is of the essence. Call us and we will endeavour to be with you within hours of placing your call, fully prepared and ready to begin work.

      Professionalism and Year's Of Experience

      Serviceteam Ltd professionalism is based on our tradespeople and head office teams adhering to a set of standards, a code of conduct which portrays accepted practice within a particular trade area. We acknowledge this important fact and demand our tradespeople and head office team deliver a high-quality service with the utmost dedication that meets your expectations. Our friendly head office team is available 24/7 to manage your concerns.

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      No matter what the task, be it a repair, replacement, refurbishment, or any maintenance service, our expert team of tradespeople are available 24/7.

      Minimal Charges

      As we aim to provide you the best services at Competitive Prices. We do not charge for:

    • Travel Time
    • Fuel Consumption
    • Congestion Charges

    • Charges for the following will Apply

    • Any extra part/materials.
    • Any work outside the scope of projection/quotation.
    • Ultra-low Emission zone (ULEZ).

    • What you get

    • 24/7 Availability
    • Dedicated Service support manager for assistance with your task or project.
    • 1-Year Service team LTD Guarantee on workmanship.
    • 1-Year Parts & Material Guarantee.

    • Areas of Coverage

      We offer our services all across London 24/7 with coverage outside of Greater London also. Call to enquire if we cover your postcode.

      FAQs

      Q: What is the average lifespan of a central heating system?
      A: In accordance with the surveys carried out, the average lifespan of a boiler is 15-20 years, if properly maintained and serviced annually.

      Q: Should i be Replacing my radiator?
      A: Given that the average lifespan of a radiator approximately around 15-20 years and your radiators are as old or older and causing issues (leaking/rust deposits etc) its worth getting them assessed. There are various signs of a dysfunctional radiator, including hot/cold spots, low heat output.

      Q: How Often should i Flush my Heating system?
      A: To keep your central heating system in tip-top condition it is advisable to have to have your boiler serviced annually and a PowerFlush at least every 5-8 years.

      Q: How do i know that my central heating system needs Powerflush
      A: Look out for the following signs which suggests a PowerFlush is required:

      1. Cold spots on radiators or slow to heat up
      2. The radiator doesn't heat up completly
      3. Needs Frequent Bleeding
      4. Heat leaks
      5. Boiler makes banging or Loud Noise.


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    The serviceteam process

    Choose your preferred method? If not now but certainly in the future you’re likely to have something in your home or premises that needs repairing or replacing? When you do we have various ways we can approach your job;

    Serviceteam completes so many jobs during a year that we can often provide you with a fixed price for the works without attending Other jobs require am enquiry to be raised, so we can compile a quotation. Any photos provided will help us to assess requirements. If your project is large or complex, we will assign one of our qualified engineers to visit and prepare a detailed quotation. Alternatively, you can select serviceteam’s Pay by Time option, certainly if you have an emergency or a “to do” list made up of one or several minor jobs. When on site our engineer will appraise the works required and give an indication of how long the works are expected to take. If we are unable to complete the works within the first visit due to the need for extra time or materials, then we will provide you with a fixed price quotation for the extended works for consideration and authorization before proceeding.
    Enquiries can be logged through our website, email, WhatsApp or by calling 020 3538 7067.

    What happens next?
    When booking online the details of your job, including your preferred time slot/s will be sent to our scheduling department where within one working hour, scheduling will assign the appropriately qualified engineer to your job. You will also receive an alert via email confirming your appointment. You can view details of your job and see a photo of the engineer who will be visiting. If we are unable to accommodate your job at the time requested, due to high demands on our resources, we will be in touch with alternative dates.

    Good to know about your deal?
    If our tradesperson assesses your job and believes that the scope of the works need adjusting in terms of time/materials and price, they will seek you approval before the work begins.

    How are tradespeople verified?
    All our tradespeople have the relevant trade specific qualifications, have been rigorously screened and come under serviceteam’s insurance policies.

    How do we charge?
    At the point of booking your service we will log your preferred payment details card number etc. Payment will not be taken from your credit/debit card until the works have been completed, usually within 24 hours. Please note credit card transactions are limited to £150.00. maximum. A copy of your paid invoice and a job-sheet will be emailed to you when payment has been approved. Our dedicated Operations Team, based in London, are on call to discuss any current or future jobs as well as managing your project through to completion. If you prefer to pay with a different card to the one used when booking your appointment, please ask our trades person whilst on site to call the office and update your details.

    How do refunds work?
    You are eligible for a refund if you cancel within 14 days of booking or the job has not been started and is not within the cancellation time frame.

    What if I want to cancel the appointment?
    We understand that priorities and plans change, and you may need to rearrange/cancel your booking. Should this be the case please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary alterations to our work schedules. If we don’t receive enough notice of your cancellation or appointment rescheduling within the terms outlined below, then there is a possibility you will be charged a cancellation fee.

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    (1.) A charge of £10.00 (ten pounds) will be payable if the service is cancelled within 24 hours. (2.) If the scheduled appointment is cancelled within 12 hours (or less) a 50% charge of the booking fee will be applied (3.) If the appointment is cancelled when engineer arrives at the property (on the doorstep - photos and times will be provided) and within our texted 3-hour time slot the full booking fee will become payable. None of the above charges are profit items and only contribute to the cost of late cancellation/lost business.

    Do I need to provide parking?
    As you know parking in and around London can be problematic and extremely costly (depending on the area) if a parking space can be reserved for our engineer it would be appreciated and help increase efficiency of the service provided (no feeding meters etc or mobile app updating). The quote we have provided does not include the cost of parking and/or congestion charge which will be added to the final invoice (if applicable). Please inform your personal account manager if any special parking instructions like parking permit/free parking can be provided. For properties on the rim of the congestion zone and it is not possible for our engineer to attend without entering/clipping the charge zone, we may need to add the charge to the final bill ? Please check with your personal account manager in advance of your appointment if you’re not sure?

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