Howdy fellow blog fans, you may remember that just a few weeks ago now I posted a blog about a complete home transformation I was under taking at Semaphore in South Australia, well the time has come in just 4 very short weeks we managed to get this house transformed from its original 1970's state to a completely brand new looking modern house again in only 4 weeks and its looks amazing as you might be able to tell from these pictures above.
Probably the stand outs in this project would be the bathroom renovation and kitchen renovation that we performed. The majority of the first fix and final fix items were sourced from Reece Plumbing Supplies and the branch which we used to assist us with was the Blackwood Store, Kevin Jaekel the store manager was extremely helpful throughout this process and his knowledge of all the various products on the market was very helpful to us during the 4 weeks which we performed this renovation for our customer. The customer was extremely happy with the initial proposal that Kevin from Reece Blackwood submitted for me during the quotation stage and then the high end of quality that Reece's in house products showed in the final fixing stage! Thanks Kevin we will be using Reece again on our next bathroom renovation in Semaphore.
You might ask yourself how we get all of this work done in just 4 weeks? Well the answer is unique, we use all of our trades in house, we coordinate everything in house and keep our customers constantly updated on progress and what steps are taking place daily to ensure the finished product is everything our customers is looking for in a renovation transformation. By keeping the lines of communication continually open between us and our customers everyone knows exactly what and when things are happening, the perfect solution to getting the perfect result every time.
In my short you tube video below about my "bathroom and kitchen renovation at SEMAPHORE" you will see some great shots of the before and after photos from the recent home transformation we performed on Semaphore Road, Semaphore and the various stages which this project went through in only 4 weeks, AMAZING!!!
If your thinking of renovating or completely transforming your whole home feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on our contact us page by clicking on this link. I'd love to hear from you and talk to you about your next project and help you get if off the ground.
Providing quality plumbing services for shop fit outs and how we at Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting can help, what ever your shop fitting needs.
My week kicked off as they all usually do, flat out busy after a wet weekend in Adelaide, but it wasn't until Tuesday this week that things really took an interesting turn for the good!
I was approached by RM2 a local shop fitting company to supply a quotation for plumbing services on two tenancy shop fit outs. Later Tuesday I attended the site which is located on the corner of Ashwin Parade and South Road Thebarton known as the Brick Works Markets. The two tenancies which I was asked to quote where a bakery and a cafe. The underfloor drainage had already been installed to suit the new tenancy lay outs in a product known as HDPE piping but the hot and cold pipe work had not yet been installed just a 20mm isolation valve for cold water in the ceiling space for each tenancy had been supplied. The quotation was to supply and install new Rehau pipes to each location for the sinks, taps and hot water systems and then to install the various components as supplied by RM2 Shop Fitters. My quotation was successful and that's when my week got really busy.
So I then proceeded to commence on site Friday, first thing was to get inducted on site by the principal contractor BADGE and get our Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) approved after the formalities of all this were completed it was time to get down to business and things were moving fast as the opening date for the new Brick Works Market site is Thursday the 25th of June 2015 and as you may be able to tell by the images above there is a little bit to be done still.
My first task was to get the over head Rehau pipe work installed from the cold water isolation valve and also the hot water Rehau pipe work distributed around the tenancy in order to feed the various sinks and appliances. This work had to be performed quick smart as the gyprock was being installed very very fast. I managed to get all of my first fixing pipe work installed by Saturday night making way for a busy week next week.
During this busy week my Makita 18v Cordless Drill broke down on me so I will need to purchase a new drill on Sunday in order to allow me to proceed next week. In my week coming up at the Brick Works Market site I will be performing what is known as Second Fix or Chroming Off, its the part of the project where all the taps, sinks, ice makers, fridges and hot water units all get installed. Once this work has been performed its time for the commissioning of all these various items, making sure they all work properly, don't leak water and produce the right temperature from the Rheem 50 litre electric hot water services we are using.
If your in the process of getting a shop fitted out around Adelaide and you need the services of a licensed plumber visit us here at http://www.yellowpages.com.au/sa/hawthorn/mayfair-plumbing-and-gasfitting-adelaides-plumbing-professionals-15073688-listing.html
Have a great week and until next time stay dry and warm, cheers Aaron.
When we perform plumbing and gas work in the suburb of Woodcroft in South Australia we always show up on time, clean up after ourselves and provide top notch plumbing installations, that would be why our customers in Woodcroft keep requesting a Plumber from Mayfair in Adelaide.
Your typical home in Woodcroft is of a brick veneer construction, meaning that the external structure of the house is brick and the internal walls are 10mm gyprock lined. The Hot and Cold water lines are copper tube ranging from 15mm up to 20mm and the natural gas pipe lines are galvinised pipe ranging from 25mm through to 15mm in size.
During my experiences as a plumber Woodcroft I have found that majority of my customers are in there late 30's to early 40's with a young family. The location of Woodcroft makes this an ideal area for couples to raise a family and now with the introduction of Bunnings at Reynella there is now an even easier way to start your home transformation. Bunnings stock everything you could possibly think of to get your bathroom, laundry and kitchen renovated with items such as Estilo Toilet Suites, Vanity Units, Bath tubs, Hot Water Systems, Hand Basins and HUGE range of tap ware.
I wouldn't say that our "HYDRO JET DRAIN CLEANER" gets a huge amount of jetting work in Woodcroft as majority of the homes sewer drain pipes are constructed of PVC/DWV and are not as susceptible to blockages as the older style of drain lines which were installed prior to the establishment of the suburb Woodcroft and that material was Earthenware/Clay.
If do happen see one of our friendly staff members driving along Pimpala Road or even Investigator Drive be sure to give them a wave the chances are they have already helped you with a Plumbing issue in Woodcroft.
Remember we can always be reached on 0429 361 819 24 hours a day in case of a Plumbing Emergency in Woodcroft.
In an industry plagued with a reputation for un reliability and poor customer service I take great pride in providing my customers throughout Adelaide with the complete opposite and it has helped me grow my business substantially. This week in my blog I wanted to share a few tips on what I believe my customers appreciate from me when they choose to engage me for a plumbing or gasfitting project.
A large part of my work is generated through either referrals or repeat business and below in this weeks blog I will outline a few key points which I have found really work in gaining repeat customers:
I believe that the points which I have made have really helped me stand out from other plumbing firms around #Adelaide, check out what our customers say about us here at: https://plus.google.com/+MAYFAIRplumbingAu/posts?hl=en
Have a nice week, Cheers Aaron
I received a phone call Tuesday night from a customer of myn who lives in the CBD of Adelaide, just off of Halifax Street, he lives a large block of apartments which all have roof top mounted Solar Hot Water Services with Electronic Boost, these are all approximately now 10 years old. Even though we were having a slightly warm week in Adelaide with the average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius each day my customer was reporting only luke warm water from his Beasley Solar Hot Water Service. When I heard this it sounded like the element or thermostat was not operating correctly and he was only getting the solar contribution back to his Hot Water Service, so I made a time for me to attend and investigate the problem.
When I arrived to site the next day I found that access to this hot water service was not ideal and this would be the first challenge of many to over come. Because the hot water unit uses electric boost when the outside temperature is not high enough to produce hot water solely through the solar panels the first place for me to check was the fuse box and see whether the circuit breaker for the hot water supply had tripped, upon inspection it showed that the hot water circuit breaker was still in the on position which is very unusual. It most cases when an element blows it trips the circuit breaker immediately, but not in this case? So I went up onto the roof to inspect the Beasley Solar Hot Water System and investigate further, upon removing the plastic cover which protects the 3.6kw element and the robert shaw thermostat I could smell a burnt electrical smell which is usually caused through the element blowing and sure enough you could see at the back of the element that the wiring/casing had all blown out, but why had the circuit breaker not tripped? What was going on? There was no voltage getting to the electric isolator nor was there any current getting to the thermostat, very bizarre indeed!
The first thing that then came to mind was that this hot water system must be on J tariff (a tariff for electricity which is given to customers outside of peak periods at reduced rates at approximately 11pm and 7am each day on separate meter as seen below) but where is the time clock or J tariff meter? The plot thickens.
I asked my customer if he knew whether or not his hot water water service was on J tariff, he did not recall and unfortunately wasn't able to shed any light on the situation. I then went for a look around the apartment complex to see if I could perhaps locate the box which houses all the electricity meters for the complex and identify whether the hot water units are all on J tariff or not and perhaps ascertain what was going on. The box which housed all of the meters was locked and a key would be required for access which the customer had to obtain from the property managers/strata company.
My customer managed to get a copy of the electricity box key and I then made a time to come back out and have another look at the situation. Immediately after gaining access to the meter box I could see that yes the hot water services to the property all had a J tariff feed to them and my customers J tariff circuit breaker was in the off position, but why did it trip the J tariff breaker and not the main breaker for the hot water unit located at the apartment?
Well after I drained down the stainless steel tank on the roof I found that the element was actually ok inside the tank BUT the external part of the element had blown out causing only a slight disturbance to the power and bypassing the main fuse but tripping out the J tariff breaker hence the reason that the main hot water switch to the house was still on yet we had no power to the hot water system, quite a bizarre situation, but that's plumbing for you some times it can be very challenging and that's where my 20 years of experience kicks into gear.
Once all this was established it was time to change over the element, thermostat and turn all the circuit breakers and isolators back on. By the next morning my customer had nice hot water again and all was back to normal, a situation which is certainly going to go into the memory banks for any further hot water repairs Adelaide.
I hope this weeks blog instalment has been of interest to all of my loyal followers and I look forward to bringing you another exciting addition next week, cheers Aaron.
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Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.