Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificate

For a few years now all houses being sold and let must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), this is a document showing the energy efficiency of a residential property and the assessment is carried out by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor.

If you’ve never seen a full EPC – click here to have a look at one

You will see on an EPC recomendations on how you can save money and many of these relate to the heating system or heating controls within the home.


If you would like to chat to an energy assessor or you need an EPC, talk to Phillip at Gatehouse Estates in Godmanchester on 01480 434290.

If you have any questions relating to the actual cost of adding thermostatic radiator valves, solar water heating or would like a quote for a new condesing boiler then please give me a call. You can certainly save money in some cases but it’s not always cost effective.


Need a new boiler?

Time will come sadly for you to replace your boiler either in your home or a property you let and either way you can almost guarantee your existing one will pack up on a cold Friday evening in February…

Rest assured I’ll do everything I can to get you up & running without the need for a new one before I even suggest it but sometimes the spare parts required for a fix include very expensive computer circuitry and digital components and I’d be doing a disservice a boiler is simply better replaced.

There are many merits to a new boiler, they are super efficient now compared to an old back boiler or 15 year old combi, so you’ll save a fortune in gas. I can get them with great manufacturers warranties so reliability is assured, a necessity if you have a young family or the property is let out.

Firstly you need a ‘Gas Safe’ engineer, I have been registered for years, firstly with CORGI and now with Gas Safe. Secondly you need a reliable installer and that starts with them sourcing you a good new boiler. Like everything there are cheap end products which will make a quote very reasonable but if the boiler doesn’t last or the warranty is short then it may be a false economy.

If you need a new boiler and you’d like some help then please call me.

New gas central heating system installed    Graham Allchin - Godmanchester and Huntingdon plumber and heating engineer


Photo gallery of work done

I’ve uploaded some examples of recent work…

(click on the photos for a close up)


Here I stripped out the old dated shower room and re-fitted & tiled their new one.

A new central heating system with a ‘band A’ condensing boiler.

New gas central heating system installed

A new bathroom with bath, shower cubicle & built in units.


I’m an experienced plumber

I am qualified and experienced to help with a wide range of plumbing & heating jobs including the following:

  • Annual gas boiler maintenance, safety checks & services
  • Repairs to Gas boilers, hot water cylinders, immersion heaters & pipework.
  • Compulsory Landlord gas safety inspections, CO testing & certification.
  • New installations of boilers, water cylinders, cookers, hobs & gas fires.
  • Fitting of new bathroom, cloakroom & shower rooms from start to finish.

Basically if you need someone qualified, insured and experienced and you’d like a job doing well for a fair price then please call me.