With the Christmas approaching, many homeowners will be planning multiple of DIY and home improvement projects. For most of us, this will probably consist of a trip or two to our local furniture or DIY store followed by applying a few coats of paint and possibly assembling some flat-pack furniture; however, others will be planning bigger projects throughout the winter. If your to-do list includes any work relating to gas appliances, it is vital that you leave such jobs to registered professionals, with Gas Safe-registered engineers the only people you should entrust your gas appliances or gas supply to.

The Gas Safe Register

The Gas Safe Register was appointed by the UK's health and safety authorities to oversee gas safety throughout the country. Every gas engineer working in the UK must be on the register by law. When a business or an individual is registered by Gas Safe, they are granted a licence to undertake gas-related work in private and commercial properties. Even if you think you only need minor repairs to a gas appliance, or you are confident you know what you are doing, you should always consult a registered Gas Safe engineer rather than attempt to complete any jobs yourself. You could be putting yourself, your family and your property - not to mention any neighbouring properties and their occupants - in grave danger if you attempt any jobs you are not qualified to undertake.

Those on the Gas Safe Register are qualified to undertake a number of jobs you might require doing in your home, including installing new appliances, carrying out safety and performance checks on appliances, identifying and fixing gas leaks, finding and repairing faults, replacing broken parts, and providing advice about how you and your family can use gas safely and efficiently.

The Gas Safe Register has an up-to-date list of registered engineers in every part of the country and it is easy to find a suitable professional in your area by calling 0800 408 5500 or using the search facility on the organisation’s website (www.gassaferegister.co.uk/). When it comes to gas safety, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

If you have any questions about installing or removing one of our gas fires or other gas appliances, please do not hesitate to get in touch and our friendly, knowledgeable team will be happy to help.