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Combi sealed system

I recently had Lui refurbish my Bathroom and En-suit. Just before he was due to start work, my conventional Heating and hot water system gave up. Although fixed, I requested a quote from British Gas for a combi system.
The Surveyor came part way through the bathroom refurbishment. The suggestion was that the combi boiler should be placed in the same position as the old one. This presented quite a few problems in pipe work and flue.
Lui took the opportunity to provide a quote. He explained the benefits of the sealed system, ie cut cost, due to efficiency and hot water as and when needed. He carried out his survey, checking levels for the gas and water pipe runs, flue and drains. He suggested that as the copper cylinder would be removed, the 1st floor airing cupboard would be the best site. The problem was timing. I accepted the quote, expecting some time before the new installation. Lui had other ideas. He brought his son in to carry on with the En-suit refurbishment, and Lui started to installation, in preparation of the finish of the bathroom. The installation took 2 days. The only inconvenience was no water for the1st working day, no hot water for 2 working days. The whole operation was quickly and efficiently carried out, with all the safety checks done, system flushed and working a treat.
Because of the change from conventional to combi system, Lui changed the shower digital control boxes for ones compatible for the new sealed system and their position. Saving money for the bathroom work.
I am truly delighted with the installation and have benefitted from having an efficient modern system, constant temperature showers, additional space in the utility room and hopefully cheaper energy bills, confirmed by the newly installed smart meters. I will know more when the temperature drops, as with the warm weather my central heating has not come on, set a 20 degrees C.
The advice Lui gave was spot on for myself and the running of the house. Truly recommended for this installation and advice given.

Alfred Lansdowne

Initially Lui was engaged to

Initially Lui was engaged to revamp my bathroom, He forwarded suggestions for the design of a modern fitment. Work began with the stripping of the room. He kept me informed of the time table for the works to completion. During this period, I expressed that I would like the en-suit to be done in the future. So it was that Lui and his son combined to refit both rooms together.
The works were carried out in a professional and efficient manner. I was informed regularly about the progress and how the work needed to be carried out. The standard of work and finish is very high, with Lui being a perfectionist. Family expressed this on a visit after completion. Lui also advised on changes, such as removal of a 100mm cavity wall to allow the shower tray to be increased in size in the en-suit. He also advised on alternative fitment in order to reduce cost. I appreciated this, but proceeded as agreed. Communication was excellent.
The work proceeded quickly and efficiently with cleaning taking place as and where necessary. Lui on a few occasions had to be left in the house and lock up, as I needed to attend hospital on a daily basis. I had no worries about his care respect for my property.
On completion of the work, Lui demonstrated all the facets of the installations, and ensured that I was satisfied with the 2 rooms.
I am truly delighted with the end results, these far exceeded my expectations. I have a modern fitted bathroom, and en-suit shower room to a very high standard, which far exceeds that which had been replaced. I would have no hesitation to recommend Lui to friends and neighbours who are thinking of having similar work carried out.
Alf Lansdowne

Alfred Lansdowne

Lui

Dear Lui,
Hope this finds you well and a very Happy New Year! Our apologies for the delay, but herewith a feedback paragraph for your web site. Let me know if you want anything adding.
We were delighted with the care and great skill offered by Lui when we had to re-furbish our bathroom. The removal of the old bath and replacement with a shower proved more difficult than expected but Luis persisted and unexpected problems with the plumbing were tackled professionally and all problems were solved. We are very happy with the finished room which is to a very high standard and have no hesitation in recommending this company to everyone. It was a pleasure to have Lui in the house.

Best wishes,
Trevor Stone

Trevor Stone

Lui

Lui recently installed a new bathroom for us. His work was professional and of a very high standard. He advised and gave lots of suggestions before and during the work. We are delighted with our lovely new bathroom. He also converted our downstairs shower room into a utility room. His work
Is excellent and this investment had surely added value to the house.

Steve.

Steve

Lui The Plumber

Lui and his son Adam have just completed a complete renovation of my bathroom, and updated my downstairs cloakroom.
I am extremely pleased with the results!
I had put off having this work done as I dreaded the upheaval, the mess, and having people banging about in the house.
As it happens, I had nothing to fear. Both Lui and his son, worked very hard, very tidily, and very considerately. I had no qualms about giving him a key to use while I was out.
The workmanship and attention to detail were first class, and I am very happy with the outcome.

Barbara

Lui

Lui has just fitted our bathroom and we are absolutely delighted with it. He told us that it would take 2 weeks, and the day he started we had to go away for few days on a previous engagement. We left the keys with Lui and he ensured us that he would do the bathroom as it was his own, and he was true to his word.

His approach was always professional and attentive and he kept us up to date on everything.

Lui is a perfectionist who treats all jobs no matter how small in a professional way to a high standard; we were amazed as to how he had transformed our bathroom.

Thanks Lui for a first class job with no fuss, you took control of all the ordering and delivery leaving us stress free. We have no hesitation in recommending Lui to anyone who requires a bathroom renovated.

John Ballentine

Lui the plumber

Linda and I decided that we needed a new bathroom and luck for us we were given Lui’s name.

Lui called round and gave us a price so we went ahead, Lui arrived on time and all through the procedure he kept us updated in what was going on.

He is well organised and professional in the fitting of the bathroom, we changed a few things and with Lui’s guidance we chose the best things for the bathroom. After each day Lui left the place spotless.

We are very pleased with the final result and especially the price, there were no hidden extras and the job completed in the time we were given.

Thanks Lui great job, when we do the heating we will be calling you.

Steve and Linda

To whom it may conern

Lui the plumber has just refitted our bathroom and we highly recommend him to anyone considering similar work.

Lui us extremely reliable keeping to his word in all aspects. He keeps to his timings and explains each stage of the work as it progresses. He helps to keep in budget and gives help and ideas where needed. As he completes all the jobs required including ordering materials etc, it removes all stresses for the householder.

Lui is a perfectionist who has had the help of his son with our bathroom. We would be happy to let them have house keys during the works. They left all areas clean and tidy. We now have a superb bathroom which was quite small and now looks twice as large!

Ann & Steve Stevens

Lui the Plumber

We have just had a new bathroom fitted by Lui and we are extremely please with it. I’ve never had a bathroom so good!!!

Lui is a great guy and very good at his trade. If he doesn’t think something will work he will say so and come up with a better idea. He had to completely gut our old bathroom, moving the toilet and sink to another please and all the pipework that entailed. We had to have a new tank and he tool out the old tank through the loft hatch and installed the new one with the minimum of fuss. He is very reliable and trustworthy. I would not hesitate to leave Lui on his own in the house and know he will just gt on with things and would lock up if he has to leave the property. He is a clean and tidy worker with attention to detail much in evidence. After we had decided on what we wanted, Lui tool care of the rest.

If anyone is thinking of getting a new bathroom or en=suite etc then I can fully recommend Lui The Plumber! We are so lucky to have someone like him working in our local area.

You will not be disappointed.

Teresa and Malcolm Tye
St Ives

Teresa and Malcolm Tye

Lui the Plumber

Last December Lui replaced the kitchen sink/taps and repaired some hidden/unexpected damages (due to years of leaking) in the kitchen cabinet. During that time, I realised he is truly exceptional and very reliable plumber with high standards. Nowadays, it is extremely difficult to find a professional plumber who you can trust can do a high quality job.

Recently, Lui has just completed a total refurbishment of our en-suite bathroom (toilet, shower, sink, tiling and flooring), re-decorated the other bathroom and done some further jobs (electrical) in the house as well – within only 3 weeks.

Since there is no parking/loading space next to the property, it was a real challenge to organise the delivery and loading of the new shower cabinet/tiles/equipment s etc. There seemed to be no obstacles from him! Lui has shown a very positive and professional attitude to his work. He has been extremely organised and kept the house very tidy at all times.

Once again he has done a fantastic job in our house and I am very delighted with the results. Without any doubt or hesitation, I would highly recommend his service/work to other people looking into having their bathroom/kitchen refitted.

Special thanks to you, Lui!

Mrs T Bagrij

Lui the Plumber

We moved to St Ives last September knowing no-one and needed several trades people to do work for us as the property we had purchases needed some updating. A new bathroom suite was the first thing and found Lui’s website, we like to use local people if possible, and asked him to come and give us a quote. This he did, making several visits. We agreed his quote and he suggested, as he was working near, we should meet him at The Bathstore, Huntington, so we could see for ourselves the suite he was proposing to use. This we did and was much appreciated.

We arranged for the work to be carried out the half term week as our daughter and family were going to be away and we could stay in their house. We came back on the Friday afternoon to find Lui has just finished. All had been cleared up and any rubbish, including some of ours from the garage, had been disposed of which was also much appreciated.

We have found Lui to be reliable and trustworthy, feeling that we could leave him safely in our house without us here.

Julie and William Harrison

Lui Sorrenti

I contacted Lui Sorrenti by email after I saw his website.

He responded on a Sunday evening around 20 minutes after I sent my email and this rather set the tone for my future dealings with him.

Throughout the process, Lui has always been at the end of the phone or PC or, more likely, he was willing to call round to discuss plans for my bathroom.

Although, in my case, it is very much a tiny room, Lui was very keen to help me to make the best of the small space. What I thought I wanted was not what I ended up with, but Lui was intent on making sure that I would be pleased with the result and persuaded me against some of my ideas on the basis that there were not good use of my money! He gave me lots of ideas and even met me at Plumbit early one morning to discuss my options with me!

The resulting bathroom is just perfect and has WOW Factor, which I didn’t think could be achieved in the “smallest” room.

Lui and his son worked hard, were entirely reliable, left the house clean and tidy each day and I had to trust them as I work every day. I handed over my keys, but never felt any concern that they would not look after my home.

Although the work took longer than I had expected, this was partly due to unexpected issues, but also their willingness to take on some other remedial work which cropped up as well as Lui’s attention to detail. He was never going to do anything which was less than perfect – and how refreshing that it is in this day and age of cutting corners.

I am delighted with my finished bathroom – it ended up a shower room, at Lui’s suggestion, in fact, but I would not hesitate to recommend Lui the Plumber!

Susan Earnshaw

Plumber

Lui and his son Adam have just totally refitted our en-suite bathroom. I picked him as he lives locally and was able to look at his work on his website. His visit to look at the job and quote were very prompt. Li stripped everything out, re-tiled and fitted the new toilet, sink, shower, shower door and all accessories. He always came on time, finished the work in the time stated and was trusted with house keys.

Lui is very friendly, always checked any changes that had to be made for approval and was also very tidy, cleaning up at the end of the day. I am absolutely thrilled with my en suite, it looks fabulous and can’t wait to show my family. I would highly recommend Lui and his son as his work is of an extremely high standard and his knowledge is exceptional.

Mrs Clarke

Lui the plumber

1. I asked for a new bathroom and I got a masterpiece.

2. Brilliant design and excellent execution.

3. I presented Lui with quite a challenge. It was a thirty year old bathroom, maybe even older, in a cramped room with ancient fittings and dodgy walls. Lui recommended about the only solution possible, including the united that would best fit into the limited space available. The result is a marvel: bright, modern and efficient.

4. With Lui you get not only excellent craftsmanship, but the benefit of his long experience. He knows what will work, what will fit and what will look nice.

5. Here is an expert you can trust.

Phil

Lui the Plumber

We engaged Lui to strip out our existing bathroom totally, (wall tiles, floor to ceiling, floor tiles, bath, etc) and replace with new throughout, through installing a corner shower as opposed to a bath.

From the outset Lui provided use with advice and options that we have not considered such as installing a thermostatic shower fitting, fed from the mains, as opposed to our original proposal for an electric shower. he also suggested a further tile type for a couple of flat surfaces within the room which contrasted well with the new wall and the floor tiles and added to the overall finish. The former suggestions had the added benefit of allowing us to have removed the water tank in the loft which created more space in that area.

Problems encountered during the job were dealt with quickly and efficiently. For example when the state of the walls were found to be somewhat worse than anticipated when the tiles started coming off, it necessitated complete removal of previous plaster work back to the original brickwork. This called for the room to be re-plastered and this was organised quickly by Lui to avoid undue delay.

We were sufficiently confident with, and trusting of Lui to provide him with a key to the house so that his access was not dependent upon us.

Lui stated the job as scheduled on 6 September and was with us for some 4 weeks – a wee bit longer than anticipated but this was due entirely to the state of the walls and the time required for the plaster to dry. His work was always clean and tidy and all spoil was removed from the house daily. Lui did the job to a very high standard.

I have no reservations in recommending Lui to undertake such work as he did for us.

Patrick and Janet Ruddy

Lui Sorrenti

Lui recently installed a bathroom at our property and we are very pleased with his work. This comprised removal of all old fittings and installation of an new bath, shower, wc, basin unit, heated towel raid and fan as well as tiling throughout.

His approach was always professional and conscientious with good attention to detail. He kept his working area neat and tidy and disruption to our lives was kept to a minimum. For part of the time we were on holiday and were happy to leave Lui with the keys to the property in our absence.

When any issue arose on the job – e.g. the inevitable matter of making compromises necessitated by the constraints of the building etc. He was always attentive to our wished and was able to make creative and useful suggestions in order that we achieved as close as possible desired result.

Overall, the experience was very positive; our new bathroom is terrific and testimony to Lui’s efforts and the personal involvement he brought to the project. We have no hesitation in recommending him to you.

Paul Travers

Review

Lui the plumber came highly recommended and we are glad to say he lived up to his reputation. The downstairs cloakroom was going to be a difficult job but his considerable experience he was ale to suggest solutions which have worked out brilliantly. He is a very tidy worker with minimum disruption and clearing up at the end of each day made his visit very pleasant indeed. Although this was a small job by his standards he still gave it the care and attention that he would have on a much larger job. We would thoroughly recommend him.

Ben & Olivia Starkey

Brian & Olivia Starkey

To whom it may concern

We had been planning our new bathroom since early 2010. We had already purchased our bathroom suite and picked and ordered tiles to do the job. Over the course of the following year we have been using separate electricians, plumbers, tilers, and carpenters to get the project completed. Work was exceedingly slow due to the need to get different people in at different times and taking to one another. By early 2011 we had still only got some of the plumbing done in a bare plastered room. We were recommended Lui “the plumber” and we gave him a call.

Lui called round very promptly to take a look at the project. Originally we had planned to get him to quote for the tiling part of the work, but once he had seen the job he had identified key issues with our proposed design which would prove to be very costly. Lui quoted to complete the entire job including checking and making good the current work, completing the plumbing, tiling and carpentry. The quotation came in at more than out budget, but Lui had been highly recommended and the prospect of getting the job complete was very agreeable and we commissioned him to complete the work.

Lui started working on our project a few weeks after we accepted the quotation and worked hard and reliably over the duration. We entrusted Lui with a house key so he could work whether we were at home or not. Lui kept the house clean and tidy at all times and kept us informed of all the work he was doing on a daily basis and ensured we were kept up to date with any problems and extra costs that were incurred.

Lui helped us to keep some of the cots down by negotiating on our behalf with tile and bathroom companies to get certain items returned/replaced and this saved us a few hundred pounds by the end of the project for which we were very grateful.

Since work was completed we have had no problems with the bathroom and are very happy not only has the work been concluded, but that it has been done so with the utmost care and attention to detail.

We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lui to anyone else.

Mr and Mrs Riggall

Lui the plumber

I asked Lui to redo my bathroom. Install new bathroom suite and make all walls good as he had to remove all the old tiles and replace some of the plasterboard for re-tiling all the walls and flooring.

Lui started the job on the 10th Jan and finished on the 27th Jan.

He has done an excellent job in re-designing my bathroom. He kept me informed what he was doing and advised me on certain things which would look nice.

I have no hesitation in recommending Lui to undertake such work.

Mr A L Hursey

Andy Hursey

We asked Lui to refurbish

We asked Lui to refurbish our bathroom but were unsure what we wanted. Lui made all the recommendations on what toilet, sink and shower would look good in the bathroom and arranged for us to look at them in Bathstore. Lui’s recommendations were perfect and we could not fault them.

The work as carried out over a period of just under three weeks, quickly and professionally. Throughout this he kept us updated on progress and issues arising.

The finished bathroom looked great and his suggestion for the new digital power shower really improved the bathroom. We would have no hesitation in recommending Lui to other people looking into having their bathroom fitted.

Andrew and Alex Jaggs

Review for Lui The Plumber

When I considered refurbishing my bathroom, the main issue was ‘WHO’ to trust to do a professional job?

I had three recommendations, but Lui was the only one who understood what I wanted and was able to guide my choice to achieve this, without unnecessary expense. His experience and knowledge was exceptional and I had no hesitation giving him the job.

Realistically what I wanted would have taken me beyond my budget, so Lui was able to advise the best possible options. His knowledge of products available and solutions to my ideas streamlined the whole process, right down to the last detail.

The results are even better that I had imagined. Even where the old shower fixings made holes in the tiles became invisible under Lui’s expert and immaculate finish! The standard of Lui’s skills are so exceptional, not only would I recommend him for any home improvements or problem solving, I would say you’re lucky to have found the best there is – Lui The Plumber!

I am delighted to give my highest recommendation. Thank you so much Lui.

Johanna Jumelet

We have just had a

We have just had a complete refurbishment of our bathroom carried out. The work was done by Lui and we are delighted with the outcome.

It is always difficult to find somebody who you can trust to carry out the work to your complete satisfaction. Lui not only stripped the old units and removed tiling from the walls but then installed the new suite, re-tiled the walls and floor, and many other tasks that went forwards to complete the refit.

The thing that impressed us was that Lui carried out all the work, stripping out, re-tiling, fitting new suite, many other tasks, all to the very highest of standards.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Lui.

Eileen Hodgson

To whom it may concern

We are absolutely delighted with the work Lui has done for us. We have a beautiful bathroom and an equally beautiful conservatory floor with underfloor heating.

Lui is conscientious, enthusiastic and works hard, giving good advice and discussing any issues or extra costs as the work unfolds.
His time and cost estimates were very good and he was tidy and as unobtrusive as someone can be doing work in your hours. He is rightly proud of his work. He will always be our first call for this type of work.

Thank you Lui
(or Big Lui and Little Lui as my grand-daughter called you both!)

Jackie and Ted Harvey

To Whom It May Concern

Lui has recently remodelled our en-suite bathroom and we are thrilled with the results!

It was a major piece of work, as it involved knocking down a wall and completely stripping back to the bare plaster and floorboards. As this was a significant undertaking on our part, we were nervous about making sure that we made the right decisions. Lui was brilliant at guiding me through the various possibilities and I valued his expert advice; he was also very patient as I took my time to make decisions about the tiles and the bathroom furniture. I valued his guidance and his ability to know if something would work well or not – he gave me straight taking, sound advice which I found very helpful.

In terms of the work, I was very impressed by the manner in which Lui and Adam conducted themselves – they were efficient, very reliable and I was always pleased when I came home to see that things were tidy and clean. Lui was very professional, reliable and trustworthy at all times and I was so very pleased that we had chosen him to undertake this work for us.

Our en-suite is now a room which we want to show off to all our friends and family! I asked for the ‘wow’ factor and Lui delivered! We love the colour scheme and our new digital shower is just amazing. We shall certainly be asking Lui to take on our bathroom in the future.

We have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Lui to you – he’s a ‘gem’!

Joy and David Hadley

Lui the Plumber

Lui has just completed a total refurbishment of our bathroom and en-suite. He has shown a very helpful and professional attitude to his work.

Lui was very attentive to our wishes and gave a number of good suggestions to help with the final design which he had done, including choice of tiles to complement both rooms and we were very please with.

Our two rooms were completed back to back. Lui was very organised in his work and kept the work area very tidy. This kept the disruption to a minimum.

Lui has done a fantastic job and we are extremely pleased with the result. His work is of the highest standard and we have no hesitation in recommending him.

Fidelma & Tim

Lui The Plumber

Lui and his son have just finished work in our home, comprising of replacing fittings and shower in the main family bathroom, replacing an old boiler with a new combi boiler which entailed removing storage tank from the loft and a hot water tank from the airing cupboard and completely stripping out and refitting our en-suite bathroom.

Lui told us the work would take a month to complete; they started on the 9th January and finished on the 9th February.

They turned up for work on time and always did a full day; we even gave him a key so he could let himself in whether we were here or not. Lui works as if he is working on his own home, and the standard of finish reflects this. He offers advice and will not cut corners even if it makes the job take longer.

If you want a cheap, fast job doing then don’t use Lui the Plumber, but if you want a first class job with a high quality finish, then Lui is your man.

We would have no problem recommending Lui The Plumber, and will be using him again on any future home improvements we may have.

Trish and Jason Fox.

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Combi sealed system

I recently had Lui refurbish my Bathroom and En-suit. Just before he was due to start work, my conventional Heating and hot water system gave up. Although fixed, I requested a quote from British Gas for a combi system. The Surveyor came part way through the bathroom refurbishment. The suggestion was that the combi boiler… Read more “Combi sealed system”

Alfred Lansdowne

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