DESPITE global warming, we are stuck with British winters. They may be milder, but we will always need to heat our house, access hot water, and cook a delicious Sunday lunch.

Keeping your boiler in tip-top condition is a priority, and Blackwell Heating, in Darlington, can advise, install and maintain all your heating and plumbing needs.

They're now supplying the latest in Worcester Greenstar Style range boilers with an amazing 10 years parts and labour guarantee. The emphasis is not only on dependability, but, with its stylish glass frontage, it is aesthetically pleasing as well.

Not only does the Style range feature a fantastic new design, more power and greater connectivity, it is also one of the quietest boilers yet. The top-of-the-range Style boilers have been designed to deliver the highest levels of heating comfort for your home.

Blackwell Heating takes pride in being Worcester Accredited Installers at Diamond level, Members of Which? Trusted traders, and CheckaTrade, as well as being long-serving members of both Gas Safe Register and OFTEC. Their engineers and tradespeople are fully qualified to carry out a top-notch job.

Husband and wife team, Andrew and Claire, are based at the premises in High Northgate, and offer a full service in complete central heating systems, repairs, servicing, full bathroom design, plan and fitting service, including wet-room flooring, brand new fires and fireplaces, kitchen supplying and fitting, and are increasingly advising clients on green issues like energy conservation and efficiency.

Of the new Worcester boiler, Claire says: “It is one of the best boilers on the market. It is A-rated, mega-efficient, and looks really nice. If we didn’t rate it – we wouldn’t sell it.”

Andy agrees: “It has a 1-10 ratio gas valve, meaning it is one of the most efficient gas boilers on the market.”

Updating a heating system can be a costly business, so Blackwell Heating is able to offer finance on all Worcester products, to help customers spread the cost of what might be an expensive, but necessary, outlay.

Along with their experienced and friendly staff, Andrew and Claire understand the importance of training young people, so they have a number of apprentices learning the trade ‘on-the-job’ and at college.

Their shop in High Northgate has a bathroom showroom and fire displays, and, of course, there is always someone on hand to talk through any requirements, and provide information and advice.

29 High Northgate, Darlington, DL1 1UQ

Telephone 01325 481 956; Mobile 07778 77 41 41