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Heat & Hot Water 

The Directors

Alfie Searle

Director & Engineer
I have been working as a Plumbing and Heating Engineer since 2003. I started my 3 year work based Plumbing Apprenticeship aged 19 at Wiltshire College, Trowbridge. During this time I worked with my father who has over 40 years experience in the industry and has had his own business for the last 20 years, which provided me with a good start to my career. On completion of my apprenticeship and after gaining my City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering Services - Plumbing (Domestic) Gas, I went on to work at several larger companies gaining experience in different areas of the industry such as site work, large house renovation projects, hotel/spa maintenance and commercial installations and servicing. I now hold several NIC EIC qualifications in both commercial and domestic gas as well as having completed several Worcester Bosch training courses and assessments for both domestic and commercial boilers such as GB162. I am now a director of Bruler Ltd Heat and Hot Water team which is driven to deliver customer satisfaction and after care.

George Green

Director & Engineer
I started my plumbing and heating career straight from school at 16 spending 2 years completing a Level 2 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services - Plumbing at the City of Bath College, whilst completing the course I worked alongside a plumbing and heating company gaining the onsite experience. I then attended Wiltshire College for the Level 3 NVQ which gained me my Domestic Natural Gas Qualification along with a BPEC in Unvented Hot Water Installations.
I have since worked in the trade gaining 8 years experience in various commercial and domestic aspects including new build houses, large houses/hotels, health spa/gyms, offices and factory's carrying out servicing, maintenance, repair and installation. I have since gone on and completed my OFTEC which allows me to work on heating oil installations. I have also completed the LPG part of my Gas qualification which means I am able to work on bottled gas installations such as caravans and park homes. I have now become a director of my own business (Brûler) with Alfie and Charlotte as partners, to continue to provide a professional and reliable service to our customers.

Charlotte Silvester

I have been involved in the plumbing industry for the last 18 years through running family businesses with Dean my late husband.  I have now become a director of Brûler and I manage the office team. The Brûler team is a family and together we take on a varied work load covering commercial and domestic sites. We continue to grow our business from strength to strength and welcome the opportunity to take on new customers.  We pride ourselves on the service we offer to our customers and the quality of our work.  We are proud to offer career opportunities to young apprentices who are keen to learn our trade.

Our office team

Your main point of contact

Liam Thatcher

I have 10 years experience in the plumbing trade and joined Brûler in January 2017 after leaving my previous post as the manager of a plumbing merchants.  I now quote jobs, source materials and manage the stores.  I also oversee projects and make sure the engineers have all the materials they require.

Chloe Sadler

Having always worked in an accounts environment, I joined Bruler in October 2016.  I love my job and enjoy being part of the team.  I strive to keep both customers and suppliers happy.

Marta Searle

I joined Bruler in May 2018 as an office administrator.  I support the members of the office staff with general day to day admin and customer contact.  


Matt Talbot

I have many years experience in the plumbing trade.  I do a lot of work on gas appliances and have gained my OFTEC oil qualification.  I look forward to expanding my knowledge and experience of oil fired appliances. I enjoy providing a professional and friendly service to our many customers.

David Corp

After doing my apprenticeship with Brûler and completing my Gas Safe Qualification, I went travelling for 2 years to Australia and New Zealand.  I carried on my plumbing career while I was abroad.  I returned in August 2017 to rejoin Brûler.  I enjoy the variation of the work we carry out, from large commercial jobs to domestic servicing and installations.

James Grabban

I  joined Bruler as an apprentice plumbing and heating engineer. I am currently studying at Trowbridge College to complete my Level 3 NVQ in Plumbing and Heating. I will gain my Gas Qualifications and at the end of my apprenticeship I will become registered with the Gas Safe Register. I would also like to train as an Oil Engineer in the future.

Jack Daly

I joined Bruler in 2016 as an apprentice Plumbing and Heating Engineer.  I enjoy the challenges that our varied work load provides.  I look forward to becoming a fully qualified engineer.