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Plumbing and Heating

We are your local plumbers and heating engineers for Enfield and surrounding areas in North London, Hertfordshire and Essex. Our team of skilled plumbers are able to offer comprehensive range of services to deal with all aspects of plumbing installations, repairs, servicing and maintenance. Our plumbers are able to deal with everything from small pipe repairs to complete bathroom installations and central heating installations and maintenance contracts.

The Pettifer Plumbing & Heating team have years of experience dealing with all kinds of plumbing and heating installations and faults. Our central heating engineers are Gas Safe registered and fully trained in plumbing and heating, so they are ready, willing and able to help with all of your plumbing needs. We commonly deal with:
  • Boilers & central heating
  • Bathroom plumbing & installations
  • Burst pipes, leaks & drips
  • Radiators & heated towel rails
  • Showers, power/electric
  • Blocked pipes, drains, sinks, toilets
  • Hot water cylinders & water tanks
  • Sink, bath & tap fitting/repairs
  • Plumbing washing machines & dishwashers
  • Water booster pumps
  • Toile installations & repairs
  • Garden taps

Central Heating

A modern home requires an efficient boiler and central heating system to provide on-demand hot water and warmth throughout the household. With a wide variety of boiler systems, heating controls and smart thermostats and other heating products to choose from, a heating system can now be as individual as the home it is for and the household’s usage requirements.

To help you find the best solution, our expert Gas Safe Registered heating engineers are available to help. With years of experience in heating installations, they can provide expert advice to ensure that your new central heating system can provide efficient heating and hot water as and when your household needs it. The heating engineer will gladly make an assessment of your home and your day-to-day usage requirements so they can provide recommendations and a quotation for a suitable central heating system setup designed to cope with your requirements.

Underfloor Heating Installations

Our central heating engineers have experience and expertise in the installation, repair and maintenance of underfloor heating systems. There are a variety of different types of systems available to choose from depending on the structure of your home and the type of floors or surfaces you wish to install it in. Our heating engineers will be able to offer expert advice on the most practical underfloor heating installation for your home. They will work with you to plan the installation, so that you can benefit from both the creature comforts and efficiency of this heating system in your home.

Complete Bathroom Installations

f you are looking to give your bathroom a face lift, install a new bathroom suite, or start from scratch and create a new bathroom or en suite, our skilled team of plumbers and heating engineers and bathroom installers can take care of the whole project for you. As plumbers and heating engineers, much of our work comes together in a bathroom installation. As your local plumbers we are able fit the pipework for your heating and water, or we can provide a complete bathroom installation service.

With years of experience our team have the expertise to take care of all aspects of your bathroom installation. We can take care of the entire process, right from the start, planning and designing your bathroom, shower room or en-suite to your personal requirements. We can work out the schematics for fitting all of the plumbing and pipework to connect the hot and cold-water supply to your wash basin, bath, shower and toilet. We also install radiators or heated towel rails and underfloor heating to add those extra create comforts to your home. Once the plumbing is complete, we can also provide a plastering, tiling, flooring and decorating service to complete your bathroom installation.

Vented Hot Water Cylinders

Vented cylinders are the more traditional and still the most common type of hot water system found in homes in the UK. These copper tanks are fed by cold water and are connected by a vent pipe to a header tank, which is usually located within the loft space in most properties.

In these systems the hot water pressure is determined by the pressure created by gravity and the height of the water tank above the tap or shower feed. Whilst the pressure on the ground floor of the home may be good, it can also mean the upper floors suffer from a lower pressure. As a result, many homes with vented hot water tanks rely on electric pumps to pressurise the hot water for showers.

Unvented Hot Water Cylinders

An unvented hot water cylinder is a pressurised system fed directly from the cold mains water supply, which is designed to provide hot water at mains pressure to all outlets within the home. These tanks are commonly used to improve shower water pressure in homes with more than one bathroom.

As the tank is fed by the mains water supply it means that there is no need for a cold-water tank and the associated pipework, or a pump to maintain the pressure, so it means there is a reduction in system noise, as there are no cistern or pump noises. It also means that the cylinder can be located almost anywhere in your property, so it is ideal if you are limited for space as it has the added advantage of freeing-up space in the loft whilst providing a better flow rate and water pressure for your shower or bath. This improved water pressure is a hugely beneficial, particularly for homes with more than one bathroom.

Unvented cylinders usually include safety and performance features such as pressure relief valves and temperature controls to keep maintain efficiency. They also benefit from minimal heat loss, fast reheat times and are available in modern designs to suit most homes.

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