Complaints Policy

Complaints Policy

The business always endeavours to provide the best service. 

However, on rare occasions there may be times where a customer may not be completely satisfied. 

To ensure the business can put things right for you, as soon as possible after the completion of the works, please inspect the work to ensure everything has been carried out based on the contract terms and to the high standards the business aims to achieve.

Please contact the business straight away with any concerns either by phone on 01244 371 445, email us at or write to us. If writing, get proof of posting.

Which? Trusted Trader Business Complaint Procedure

On receipt of your complaint the business aims to respond within 5 days.  

The business will arrange a convenient date to come and view and/or remedy the situation within 28 days.

In the unlikely event the business is unable to resolve your complaint having exhausted the business complaints procedure, it may be necessary to use another complaint service.  Where the business cannot resolve the complaint to your satisfaction and/or agree to the final resolution requests confirmed to us; and both parties agree a ‘deadlock’ has been reached, you can then escalate your complaint.

The business has access to an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service for our domestic installation, service, repair and maintenance contracts as part of the Which? Trusted Traders Endorsement.  If you choose to you can refer your complaint to Which? Trusted Traders’ Alternative Dispute Resolution.  You will need to contact Which? Trusted Traders on 02922 670 040 who can explain if you are eligible to use their Alternative Dispute Resolution.

HIES Complaints Procedure

Our Policy:

  • All our staff are aware of our complaints procedure and know what to do if a complaint is received.
  • If you have a complaint regarding a member of staff or the products and services we have provided, we want to know about it and will endeavour to resolve as quickly as possible.
  • We aim to investigate all complaints fairly, efficiently and in a reasonable timeframe. All complaints will be handled in a consistent manner.
  • Complaints will be treated sensitively, confidentially and in accordance with the HIES Scheme Rules and Code of Practice, which is the Consumer Code we adhere to (You will have received a copy of these with your contract) and in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • We aim to resolve complaints effectively and will ask whether you are satisfied with the resolution and if your complaint was handled fairly and appropriately.
  • We view complaints as positive feedback and, where appropriate, will act constructively to avoid a recurrence. Complaints are reviewed regularly to identify trends, which we may need to investigate further.
  • Complaints can be made verbally (by telephone or in person) and by email or letter.
  • When we receive a complaint the complaint handler, Emily Beard, will record it in the complaints log.
  • Your complaint will be delegated to a suitable member of staff for investigation. They will acknowledge in writing within 3 working days of receipt, confirming who they are and when you can expect a further response.
  • We endeavour to complete investigations and reach a satisfactory resolution within two weeks of receipt. In the unlikely event that the investigation takes longer, we will send you a progress report with an anticipated date for a final response, not more than 2 weeks later.
  • The final response will contain details of actions taken during the investigation, the findings and resolution.   
  • If at any time you are not satisfied with how we are handling your complaint, you may refer your case to HIES, to request mediation, by telephoning 0344 324 5242 or alternatively, via the HIES website 
  • If all avenues have been exhausted and you remain unhappy, you can refer your case to The Ombudsman, who is entirely independent.
  • The implementation of this policy and overall responsibility lies with senior management, who will review on a regular basis and update if necessary.

How to make a complaint:

Stage 1

We aim to resolve complaints as quickly as possible and believe that, in most cases, complaints can be resolved informally. As such please contact us as soon as possible if you have a grievance.

If you contact us by telephone or in person, make a note of the person you have spoken to.

Make a note of any resolution offered immediately and whether you are satisfied with the outcome.

If you are not happy with the resolution offered, you may take the complaint to the formal stage.

Stage 2

Record your complaint in writing and send to HeatElectric Northwest Ltd.

You will receive an acknowledgment within 3 working days of receipt of your written complaint.

Please include your telephone number and email address. We may contact you by telephone to ensure that we have understood your complaint properly.

Your complaint will be recorded in our complaints’ log and assigned for investigation.

You will receive a detailed response within 14 working days of receipt of your complaint, unless the investigation takes longer, which may involve a site visit. In which case you will receive a progress report and an expected date for when you will receive a final reply. This will be no longer than 14 working days later.

Stage 3

In the event of an unresolvable issue, You can refer Your case to Our nominated alternative dispute resolution provider through HIES. HIES can be contacted at Centurion House, Leyland Business Park, Centurion Way, Farington, Leyland, England, PR25 3GR or

We agree, in the event of a dispute, we will exclusively attempt to resolve the dispute through using HIES’s alternative dispute resolution services.

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