Andy Gibbs

Opinion: Where have all the boilers gone?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs shares his experiences as he struggles to secure the boilers to fit for his customers: I’ve been doing this job a long time, compared with most, coming up to 32 years now, and in that time I have never encountered a situation like the one […]

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Copper vs Plastic – An Installer’s view

In the latest issue of his exclusive blog for Installer, Heating Engineer and regular columnist Andy Gibbs takes a look at one of the hottest industry debates: It’s absolutely no mistake that even in the title of this article copper is written ahead of plastic. When it comes to copper or plastic pipe there really is […]

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Why would engineers subcontract for £24 a service?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs does some digging into who’s behind the boiler service subcontracting invitations that installers often receive from agencies. “Earn £240 a day. 10 services a day, £24 a service, in your area, must provide own van.” You know the spam messages. They come at you all the […]

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Opinion: What should be included in a boiler service?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs gives his opinion on what a boiler service should look like: “Morning Madam, here to service the boiler.” We’ve all said it, but what’s in a service? What should that customer get for their money? Is it a case of get the flue gas analyser […]

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Is a career in heating and plumbing a good choice for young people?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs shares his experience of advising young people about a career in the heating and plumbing industry:  A few months ago, I was invited by the careers teacher at my eldest son’s school, to take part in their “Meet a Visitor ” day. Essentially it’s a […]

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