About Us

Mick Barden and his wife, Carole, formed the company in 1983 with the trading name “Mecar Heating and Plumbing”, “Me” meaning Mick and “Car” for Carole.

Mick’s son, Tristam joined the company in 1994 after leaving school. After completing his NVQ levels two and three, it was decided to make Tristam a partner in the company and so the name was changed to “M.B.Barden & Son”.

Being a small, family run business, our core values are always the same:

- A no-nonsense approach to heating and plumbing services

- Honest advice

- A clear rundown of what we are going to do in our estimates

- We won’t sell you anything you don’t need

- We will always turn up when we say we will. If for any reason, we are unable to, will ring in advance to let you know

- We treat your home with respect, use dustsheets where necessary and always clear up afterwards

- And we are only happy when you are 100% satisfied with our work

Being based just outside of Ashford (Kent), we mainly carry out work in the Kent area but do carry out work in Sussex and occasionally London.

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Bathrooms & Kitchens

We can offer full installations of kitchens and bathrooms. As you will see in our gallery of before and after project pictures, we can take on the whole renovation to make it as hassle free as possible for you.

-Full kitchen design service

-A full range of kitchen and bathroom styles to choose from

-Samples available if required

-Removal of existing kitchen/bathroom and safe waste disposal

-Plastering, coving, dry lining of walls and ceilings

-Electrical services, i.e. new lights, additional sockets, extractor fans, rewires etc all carried out by a fully qualified electrician

-Carpentry services of all aspects

-Tiling of walls and floors

-Laying of vinyl or traditional carpets

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Heating & Plumbing

Services we offer:

- Full central heating installations

- Boiler replacements

- System updates and alterations

- Fault finding and component replacement

- Replacement or addition of high output radiators

- Installation of energy saving products e.g. thermostatic valves, efficient heating pumps, high recovery hotwater cylinders etc

- Installation of ground-source heat pumps

- Treatment of heating systems with cleaners and inhibitors

- Installation of new and replacement oil tanks

- Power flushing of heating systems

All our work is guaranteed and we are Gas Safe and Oftec registered installers.

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