Guarantee

Country & Town is dedicated to providing you with the best possible service and with great value for money. The majority of our work comes from recommendations so we will be keen to ensure that our electricians and plumbers work to your satisfaction. We aim to please.

We are building a reputation for quality of service in Manchester and Cheshire and will look after your interests by offering;

Workmanship: High standards of workmanship and attention to detail

Customer Service: We will do what we say and we will do and will be on time

Value for money: Simple, honest and transparent pricing

Insurance & Qualifications

We are insured to work in your home and on your business premises and carry £2,000,000 of public liability cover for plumbing, electrical and maintenance work. Country & Town is insured to work in buildings of up to twenty floors. We also carry £10,000,000 of employers liability insurance.

We are qualified to work for you. Here are some of the certificates we hold;

Electrical Qualifications

Domestic Installers Certificate (Part P scheme, BS 7671)

The building regulations now require electricians who carry out repair, maintenance and installation work on residential property to hold a current Domestic Installers Certificate. This is sometimes referred to as being Part P registered. Part P being the section of the building regulations that deals with electrical installation. Electricians are assessed for safe working practices and are tested to ensure that they understand how to install an electrical system that complies with the load and safety requirements of the building regulations.

City & Guilds 2381/2 Requirements for Electrical Installations

The City & Guilds 2381/2 is the requirements for Electrical Installations and is the standard that all electricians must meet. The assessment is based on the current edition of the building regulations, currently the 17th edition. Holding this certificate shows that the electrician has a good understanding of the regulations and also of what is expected of him as an electrician.

City & Guilds 2391 Inspection, Testing and Certification

City & Guilds 2391 Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations is a specialised electrical qualification and one that is highly regarded in the electrical industry. Candidates are trained and assessed in all aspects of inspection, testing and certification of new and existing single and three phase electrical systems. Inspection consists of a visual inspection of the installation to ensure that the installation complies with the current building regulations and is up to the standard required by BS 7671. Inspection also identifies any damage or deterioration that may have occurred though use or overloading. Testing involves the use of test meters to determine the continuity and insulation of conductors, polarity and to ensure that disconnection times are met. The person conducting the assessment will then issue a certificate, a legal document that states whether the installation is satisfactory or if work is required to bring it up to the current standard.

City & Guilds 2377/12 Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 places a legal accountability on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and to take reasonable and practical steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of electrical equipment. This requires a regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. The City & Guilds 2377 enables candidates to undertake a testing and approval programme for portable electrical appliances often referred to as PAT testing.

Construction Skills (CITB) Central Heating Controls and Wiring Certificate

This course covers the practical and theory behind wiring 'Y' Plan, 'S' Plan, 'C' Plan, ‘W Plan’ and gravity and pumped hot water. Students are asked to completely wire each of the above systems and test for control of hot water and heating as appropriate. Including; Y plan uses a 3 port mid position valve with independent control over hot water and heating. S plan uses 2 port zone valves to achieve independent control over hot water and heating . W plan uses a 3 port diverting valve to give the hot water priority over heating. This means that the heating is off while the hot water in the storage tank is being heated. The Y, S and the W Plans incorporate a room thermostat, a tank thermostat and pumped hot water and heating. C plan allows control over the water temperature on a gravity hot water system and incorporates pumped heating using a room thermostat.

Construction Skills (CITB) Central Heating Controls Fault Finding Certificate

The course covered the 'Y' Plan, 'S' Plan, 'C' Plan, ‘W Plan’ and gravity and pumped hot water systems the course covered; Detailed practical workshop sessions, undertaking the construction, testing and commissioning of systems, Fault finding and maintenance tasks performed on working systems, Examination and practical assessment preparation ready for the Construction Skills assessments, Evaluation of the system control function (why and how it works)

 

Plumbing Qualifications

Water Industry Approved Plumber

There are now just over 2700 Water Industry Approved plumbing contractors

The Water Byelaws in England and Wales have been replaced by the new Water Fittings Regulations. These regulations require the owners of properties to ensure that their plumbing systems comply with the strict requirements of the regulations. Members of the Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme (WIAPS) are recognised as Approved Contractors as referred to in the water regulations.

BPEC Water Regulations Certificate

The Water Regulations Certificate is the benchmark for plumbers. The certificate shows that the plumber has studied the regulations and knows what is expected of him as a plumber. The water regulations introduced on 1st July 1999 are national requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, water fittings and water-using appliances. Their purpose is to prevent misuse, waste, undue consumption or erroneous measurement of water and, most importantly, to prevent contamination of drinking water.

BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Certificate

Unvented storage systems, those without a vent pipe to the atmosphere can be easily identified by the expansion vessel near to the storage tank. These systems operate under mains pressure and are often installed in apartments because they do not require a header tank in the loft space. Strict controls are placed on who can install and maintain unvented hot water storage systems because of the possible danger associated with over heating and over pressurisation of the stored water. Holders of the BPEC Unvented Hot Water Storage System Certificate have been trained and assessed to the national standard and are regarded as competent.

City & Guilds 6022 Copper Tube Domestic Installation

City & Guilds 6022 Copper Tube Domestic Installation certificate shows that the holder has been trained in the use and installation of copper pipe and has a good understanding of and practical ability with bending, jointing and soldering techniques. An important skill when a copper installation is preferred over plastic. City & Guilds courses are nationally respected courses that aim to provide the candidate with a vocational qualification through recognised training and assessment and certification.

City & Guilds 6032 Sanitary Accommodation Installation

City & Guilds 6032 Sanitary Accommodation Installation shows that the holder is aware of the health and hygiene requirements associated with sanitary appliances, has shown practical installation ability and understands how to size and fit supply and waste pipes. City & Guilds courses are nationally respected courses that aim to provide the candidate with a vocational qualification through recognised training and assessment and certification.

City & Guilds 6032-02 Bathroom Design

City & Guilds 6032-02 Bathroom Design shows that the holder is competent to design and layout a bathroom and has been trained in the best use of available space once access and pipe runs are taken into account. City & Guilds courses are nationally respected courses that aim to provide the candidate with a vocational qualification through recognised training and assessment and certification.

Fire Detection and Alarm Qualifications

Fire Industry Association BS5839 Part 1 2002:

Unit 1 - Fire Detection Design

Unit 1 of the FIA programme of fire detection and alarm courses provides an understanding of the basic principles of BS5839 Pt 1. It also serves as a foundation upon which a more specialised understanding of the fire industry’s numerous standards and codes of practice can be built. The course covered areas such as; legislation, guides and codes of practice relevant to fire detection and alarms, categories of fire systems for a buildings, detector types and choices, manual call point zones, detector and alarm zone sizes and constraints, technology and system components, detector coverage taking into account obstructions, sounder requirements, false alarm management and good maintenance, new cable requirements and design certification.

Unit 2 - Advanced Detector Design

Unit 2 of the FIA programme of fire detection and alarm courses builds on the principles outlined in Unit 1. The courses develops in the delegate an advanced level of understanding of fire detection design and how to comply with the British Standard. Delegates undergo intensive training and ongoing assessment ensuring that they fully understand the subject and successfully complete the course.

Unit 3 - Advanced Alarm Design

Unit 3 Advanced Alarm Design has been developed to complement Unit 2 Advanced Detector Design. Studing both units 2 & 3 ensures that the student has a full understanding of the main elements of fire detection and alarm systems and will have an understanding of how to design a detection and alarm system to meet a prescribed standard including the use and siting of a range of detectors and associated alarm and warning devices.

Unit 5 - Fire Alarm Maintenance

Building directly on from the knowledge and understanding gained through attendance on Unit 1, this course is essential for the responsible person of any site to remain in compliance with the Fire Safety Order 2005. This course provides the essential technical knowledge to be able to carry out the maintenance and servicing of fire alarm systems to the standards prescribed in BS5839 Pt 1. Covering aspects of periodic and preventative maintenance through false alarms and on to certification, delegates will have a fully rounded knowledge of the standard and their responsibilities in compliance with the Fire Safety Order 2005.

Energy Efficiency

BPEC Energy Efficiency Certificate

The BPEC Energy Efficiency Certificate, developed in conjunction with the Energy Saving Trust, shows that holder has an understanding of how to comply with building regulations document L1A Conservation of Energy and Power. The certificate covers important energy and environmental issues relating to saving energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions; including boiler sizing to ensure a comfortable but energy efficient home, the correct use of heating controls to reduce energy consumption and the production and storage of hot water.

Plumbers with the Energy Efficiency Certificate will be in a better position to help households reduce fuel consumption whilst ensuring that comfortable room temperatures and sufficient hot water are maintained. This will benefit both the householder and the environment through reduced fuel bills and a reduction of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.

Home Automation Certificate

Control4 Technical Training

Home automation systems are bespoke electronic control systems designed to meet client specifications. At the heart of the Control4 home automation package is a programmable control unit that is connected via a wired and where suitable wireless network to a range of audio and home comfort devices.

The Control4 home automation training programme introduces candidates to the concept of home automation, how to network systems and how to programme events and themes. The programming aspect of Control4 home automation is one of the main benefits of this internet protocol based system. This allows users to specify automated timed events such as 'wake-up' scenarios or to programme multiple functions at the push of a button.

Tiling Certificates

Trade Skills Certificate

The tiling course shows candidates how to assess and layout a room and how to cut and fix tiles in a variety of styles suitable for their intended location. The Trade Skills Centre is a training facility dedicated to providing skills and training to trades people across the UK. Candidates are trained by experienced professionals and are given valuable practical help and assistance.

Plastering Certificates

Trade Skills Certificate

The plastering course shows candidates how to dry line a stud wall and ceilings and then skim finish to a high standard, how to apply render, bonding and finishing plaster and how to undertake spot repairs to damaged areas. The Trade Skills Centre is a training facility dedicated to providing skills and training to trades people across the UK. Candidates are trained by experienced professionals and are given valuable practical help and assistance.

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