The home improvements that will net you the biggest profits when selling your property – and why a new kitchen and an attic conversion could LOSE you money

When you’re considering making renovations to your home, often the thought of adding value to the property when it comes to selling can be a deciding factor. However, experts have revealed that while most improvements will increase the potential asking price, the added value is not always greater than what you spend in the first.. read more →

Are we too trusting? Consumer psychologist Dr Simon Moore explains

The Gas Safe Register have released this video, which we think is well worth watching! Gas engineers are the only tradespeople in the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey who are required by law to be licensed. Yet only two in five people check their gas engineer is legally qualified before letting them into their.. read more →


You can’t see, taste or smell it but it can be deadly. What is CO poisoning? Unsafe gas appliances can produce a highly poisonous gas called carbon monoxide (CO). It can cause death as well as serious long term health problems such as brain damage. CO is produced by the incomplete burning of natural gas or liquefied.. read more →

Gas Safety Week 2017

September saw the seventh annual Gas Safety Week Campaign and a lot of valuable and useful information was publish by Gas Safe Register. Here are some of the best bits! TOP TIPS TO STAY SAFE Six simple steps to help keep you safe and warm in your home Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer.. read more →

We are now a Worcester Bosch accredited installer -Oil and Gas

Active Heating Services® is an established, family run company with 5 heating engineers looking after domestic and commercial customers across West Berkshire. We love the pride and peace of mind Worcester boilers give us when we install them and we know our customers feel the same. We install oil and gas Worcester boilers with up.. read more →

How would you benefit from softened water?

In the Berkshire area our water supply is classified as Hard Water or Very Hard water. This means our water contains a significant amount of calcium and magnesium. When you use a Water Softener, it removes the ions which cause the water to be hard. Active Heating Services works with Basingstoke Water Softeners to supply.. read more →

Do you have Oil Heating?

In West Berks many village properties are not connected to mains gas and a vast majority of them are heated using oil. Active Heating engineers are fully qualified by OFTEC to service, maintain and install oil tanks and boilers.  If you want a priority service at all times, even in winter and at weekends, Active.. read more →

Facebook Competition for March 2017

We are celebrating Mother’s Day by giving away a box of Ridiculously Rich cakes. Just like our Facebook Page and share the competition post with your friends, then we will announce a winner on March 23rd. The winner will be contacted and s mixed box of these fabulous treats made by last year’s Apprentice winner will.. read more →

Do You Trust Your Heating Engineer?

Research carried out last year from the government’s Gas Safe Register suggests that Brits choose tradesmen based upon appearance and behaviour as opposed to qualifications.The research found that the majority of people admitted they are generally trusting of people and will usually decide if they trust someone within the first five minutes of meeting them… read more →

Loving our new vans!

We love our new vans! If you happen to see us out and about around West Berks, give us a wave!   read more →