Products and Services
About DAVE WORKMAN PLUMBING HEATING & GASFITTING LIMITED
Dave Workman Plumbing Heating & Gasfitting offer their services throughout Canterbury. However, our main areas of operation would be Ashburton, Methven, Mt Somers, Mayfield, Geraldine and Winchester.
We endeavour to provide a top quality service at a very competitive price. The company has been established with a long term aim of being the go to Mid Canterbury Company, for all your Plumbing, Heating and Gasfitting needs.
The services we provide are many and varied and they are listed below. However, we are always flexible and open minded; if you have an unusual requirement please ask.
- General plumbing maintenance and repairs.
- Hot water cylinder maintenance and repair.
- New bathroom installations.
- Easy access, or disabled access bathroom options.
- Renovation projects.
- New build housing.
- Solar hot water heating options
- General gas fitting maintenance, service and repairs.
- Continuous gas hot water units installed and serviced.
- Gas fire installation, service and repair.
- Commercial kitchen gas appliance service and repair.
- Diesel heating appliances service and repair.
- Wood/ log burning fire installation.
- Home central heating systems, using radiators and or underfloor heating.
- Energy and insulation efficiency advice.
It is our desire to maintain the highest possible levels of service and customer satisfaction that we can. We believe the way to achieve this, is through in house training of apprentices and continual professional development of tradesman. Our environment is changing daily and we need to keep up with the pace of change. These changes will effect the way we build and service our homes and work places, we need to look far afield and understand how other countries are coping with the challenges that a changing climate brings.
New Zealand has a well deserved reputation for being very open to adopting new technologies and methodologies, this can clearly be seen in the agricultural and food industries. However, we fall well short of most developed countries housing standards. In particular when it comes to insulation, heating and energy efficiency of our homes. There has to be a fundamental change to the Kiwi mind set when it comes to housing. The World Health Organisation recommend that a dwelling should be able to be heated throughout to a constant ambient air temperature of between 12 and 21 degrees. We in New Zealand like to achieve this by heating only one room in the home, normally with a wood burner or heat pump and then retiring to a cold damp bedroom at night. This old fashioned method of home heating has contributed to New Zealand having one of the highest rates of childhood respiratory illnesses in the developed world, this is not an accolade that we in New Zealand should accept.
We should encourage or perhaps demand that our architects, builders and planners specify and build to maximum standards rather than minimum standards of home insulation, heating, windows, doors and energy efficiency. Ultimately, if the building industry fails to embrace new methods and standards that are normal practices in other countries, then the Government of the day needs to legislate to make it law.
When we are advising on a home heating solution for your home, be it a new build or retrofit renovation, we encourage the home owner to look at the whole property. We would not recommend the installation of a whole house heating system without the up- grade or installation of top quality insulation products. Our heating solutions are designed to provide you with a comfortable, healthy, economical and environmentally sympathetic system for your home. We will design and install a system that will be the heart of the home and last for many years to come.