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Installer Do’s and Don’ts.

Our latest hints and tips have come from an Installer’s viewpoint. We see these as a kind of 'Installer's Best Practice'.  Share with your engineers and apprentices, see whether you agree and let us know your top tips in the comments!

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man and boiler

1. Most important, (yet often ignored) always read the installation instructions before starting the install. This probably sounds like a no-brainer, but it is vitally important as every boiler is different. This is one of the reasons VanCert has a whole catalogue of boiler manuals stored and easily accessible from the VanCert app.


Working in the heating and gas industry, we all know how important it is for home owners and landlords to have gas appliances serviced annually in their properties. 

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Fortunately with the good work of Gas Safe, home owners are starting to become aware that for the safety of their household, they really should have their appliances checked every year. However recent research reveals that 1 in 3 gas customers in Great Britain (roughly 7.69 million homes) admit they have never had their gas appliances checked or maintained.

And, contrary to popular belief, findings reveal that gas fires were the most dangerous appliance, with one in three deemed to be unsafe compared to one in 11 boilers and one in 13 cookers.

With running busy lives and all of the other things to remember such as home insurance, car insurance, Tax, Mot, School Fees, etc. etc. getting annual gas appliances checks can often become over looked.




Manchester, UK. Heatcraft are a medium sized Plumbing and Heating Contractor and have over 20 Gas Safe Registered engineers carrying out gas servicing and installation work across the Northwest and Yorkshire. 

With newly renovated offices in Altrincham, Manchester, Heatcraft are expanding their business, allowing them to provide heating services to both domestic and commercial customers in the Northwest.

First noticing VanCert in the Wolseley trade catalogue late last year, Mick Joyce, Managing Director commented, “We had been intending to move to a digital solution for well over 12 months, mainly to improve our business processes, but also because a number of our Housing Association clients have been requesting digital gas safety certificates more.


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At VanCert we speak to Gas and Heating Maintenance companies every day and as well as the usual challenges that come with providing customers with safe, sufficient heating and hot water, if you can’t give an accurate, honest answer to the above question, 2016 is the year to do something about it.

VanCert is a complete Job/Engineer management software solution, that not only means you can say goodbye to paper certificates, it also provides a platform to manage your whole business more effectively enabling you to increase productivity, gain greater foresight, save time and most importantly money.

From as little as £5 per month, Vancert produces all the essential documentation for your gas business. Once generated, all documents are securely saved in the cloud and can be viewed, e mailed or printed directly from your mobile app - as well as being instantly available to office staff for real time job data.

Find out in 1 minute how VanCert can help your Heating, Gas, Plumbing or Maintenance Company become more efficient and remain competitive in 2016

For more information about VanCert, or if you would like to speak to somebody about your requirements, please contact us on 0333 207 0037 or email info@vancert.com

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We've been busy working on some improvements on the Vancert system and we'd like to share some of the most recent updates with you. There will be some more just around the corner...

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Enhanced Search Capability

We have improved the search function in the top right corner of your web portal so you can now search using even more key words or reference numbers. Additional fields include telephone numbers, custom job references, property references and invoice references. This way, no matter what information you have about a property, job or customer, you'll instantly be able to find what you are looking for. 

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