I began my plumbing career 20 years ago, learning how to install cookers, ranges, boilers, bathrooms and central heating systems.
I became fully qualified to City and Guilds and BTEC level in 2003 and over the years have gained top level experience as a plumbing and heating engineer, specialising today in the installation, repair and maintenance of mains gas, LPG, oil and electric boilers.
I'm proficient in all areas of general plumbing and heating, as well as renewable energy and constantly keep up to date with the latest technologies.
I've worked on every type of job from fixing a leaking tap to project managing multiple properties including six £1 million eco houses which were all built using renewable heating systems including solar hot water systems, ground source heat pumps, under-floor heating and biomass technology. During 2016-17 Carters were the main plumbing and heating contractor on 45 luxury homes developed by Mildren Homes in Hambrook and Hedge End, near Chichester.
In 2019 I went through the rigorous process of becoming an approved tradesperson for John Lewis's Home Solutions initiative. When I don't have a spanner in my hand I can be found enjoying music festivals, downhill mountain biking, diving, snow-boarding, travelling and enjoying fine dining with good friends.
BPEC Warm Water Underfloor Heating Installation
GasSafe Safety Certificate for boilers, cookers, ranges
Core Domestic Gas Safety Certificate (CNN1) inc CPA1
HTR1 - Gas Fires
CONGLP1, Change-over to LPG from Core Domestic Gas Safety (leisure accommodation vehicles, permanent dwellings, residential homes)
Training in Worcester Bosch boiler installations
City and Guilds Level 3 - Energy and Efficiency for Domestic Heating
City and Guilds - Mechanical Engineering Services: Plumbing
City and Guilds - Electrotechnical Technology
NICEIC - Health and Safety including
Working at Height
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Approved installer of:
Polypipe Underfloor Heating
Snugg Homes MSC-approved ground, air and water source heat pumps
Viessmann Biomass Boilers
Viessmann 100-w Boilers
Viessmann Vitodens 200-w Boilers
Grant Air Source Heat Pumps
Registered member of:
Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering
John Lewis Home Solutions initiative
Checkatrade (9.97 score)
Charles William Pinkney, 1856-1936
- Designer of the 4-stroke gas engine (c. 1889) - Designer of a "Hydro-carbon gas producer" (c 1894) - Designer of a petroleum engine (patented 1891) - Designer of a 6bhp portable oil engine, shown at the 1898 Royal Agricultural Show - My great, great, great Grandfather!