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We can help you with your gas supply pipework installations for both Natural Gas and LPG systems. Whether you need to replace sections of gas pipe due to leaks or introduce new extensions to existing pipework, our engineers are on hand to provide that service
Roberts & Son offer the complete utility solution with services including gas repair and replacement, maintenance, gas fitting, reinstatement and waste material recycling, along with specialist services such as flow stop, under pressure drilling and vacuum excavation.
We can also undertake new supplies and connections, meter installations and governor installations.
The potential for gas mains failures to lead to catastrophic consequences means operatives have to be highly qualified. As safety is our first priority, we ensure our gas operatives have full accreditation, which can take several years with regular re-certification thereafter as well as continual performance training and assessment.
Roberts & Son deliver mains gas pipe connections, upgrades/downgrades & relocations throughout the northwest of England & north Wales. We aim to deliver the best customer service possible combined with competitive prices.
Not all properties have a gas service or indeed a gas main in the local area. If you require a new gas pipe connection because your property doesn’t currently have gas or has been previously disconnected, we can assist you. Similarly, if there is no gas main in your locality we can advise you about this.
To help us provide you with an accurate gas connection quote, we normally require your peak demand for gas usage, in kilowatts – in other words, with all your gas appliances switched on, how much gas you will be consuming. In most cases, we also require a map or scale plan to show the desired gas pipe termination point, marked with a cross.
In certain circumstances you may wish to alter the amount of gas that your current gas pipe and meter can deliver. For example, someone changing the use of a property from an office to a restaurant may use significantly more gas – and need sufficient extra pressure for appliances to work effectively. Similarly, a property with a large gas meter may be able to downgrade the size of the meter to make savings on gas bills. For upgrades or downgrades, we need to know the new peak demand of gas in kilowatts to be able to provide you with a free quote
If you wish to move the position of a gas pipe and/or meter, we can help you relocate your gas service with the minimum of hassle. We will take care of the meter removal, gas pipe alteration and reconnection of the meter. An example of where a gas connection relocation may be required is when gas meters which are causing an obstruction or there is to be redevelopment at a property which means that a gas pipe and/or meter would be better positioned somewhere else. In these situations we require a map to show the current and the new meter positions, both clearly identified on a diagram.
Should you wish to disconnect the gas supply to a property, we will need to know what the reason is and where you would like the gas cut off. For instance, if a site demolition will be taking place, we will need to ensure that the gas is cut off at the site boundary to ensure there is no danger of striking live gas infrastructure. Once all known gas supplies have been disconnected, engineers will provide a site clear certificate to confirm it is safe to carry out redevelopment. A map showing the meter position and where the gas is to be disconnected should be provided so that we can issue a quote.
Gas pipes, also known as ‘supplies’, ‘services’ or ‘connections’, are in effect the pipes that connect the gas main in the street to your gas meter. A gas connection on its own is insufficient to gain access to gas – a meter is always required. This is for two principal reasons: to regulate the pressure leaving the meter to 21mbar under normal operating circumstances, and to act as a tool to measure the amount of gas a customer draws from the National Grid network so that an appropriate bill can be issued by a gas supplier. The gas connection pipe that connects to a primary meter, in other words the meter for which a gas bill will be sent by a gas supplier, is solely sized for the requirements of the customer at that property, to ensure adequate supply pressure is maintained. A gas connection will never be shared with a neighbouring property, and the National Grid or an approved gas transporter company is responsible for safety and maintenance of the gas connection pipe during its lifetime. On occasion, mains gas pipes may need to be upgraded if a customer has particularly large gas requirements for a new installation or upgrade. This makes the timescale for work to be carried out much longer.
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By providing a full range of mechanical services from small remedial works to site wide energy centres. Roberts & Son can provide clients with high quality solutions. Our staff also have in-house specialism in commercial and residential installations of Air Conditioning, Public Health and Controls. We have also provided clients with extensive prefabricated solutions to aim program delivery including plant rooms, risers, pods and HIU cupboards. This can significantly increase program efficiency.