Advice planning central heating system/re-wire and general renovation

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Hi

If my offer gets accepted I may undertake a very large house renovation.

I'd like to know where I could get advice on planning a central heating system and the re-wiring. Are there any good magazines, books or websites?

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In theory you can't do this nowadays without the appropriate certification. You can probably do the bulk of the install [ running/installing radiators, pipes cables etc ] but the "commissioning" will require an appropriate professional especially if gas is involved.
 
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Sorry, it may have been unclear in my original post. I wont be doing the heating system or the re-wiring.

I just want information so that I can plan it. So that when I have a chat with an electrician/heating engineer I don't go to the conversation without any background knowledge.

I've had a look at the Build and Renovate Magazine but the information sees a bit light.

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Depending on your location and building site / planning environment you may wish to incorporate solar heating and/or a ground source heat pump in your design.a quick trawl thro Amazon came up with this Domestic Central Heating Wiring Systems and Controls: Amazon.co.uk: Trina Ward: 9780750664363: Books AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY???? Other possibility is to go down to your local technical college that offers central heating qualifications/courses and ask what standard texts they use or recommend?
 

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You should appoint an architect for a project of the scale that you are contemplating and he/she should have sufficient ''general'' knowledge to ''set the scene'' before getting into detail with trades people.
We do what you are contemplating for a living.

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