BBC Apprentice winner Joseph Valente came to us after deciding that ImpraGas, his gas/plumbing business, needed a more modern, professional, and user-friendly website. We collaborated closely with Joseph and the ImpraGas team to create a site that met and exceeded their every expectation. Of particular note is the new website’s boiler quote tool, which allows users to get an accurate quote for their new boiler in minutes by answering a few simple questions.
We created www.impragas.co.uk, a responsive website with a smooth and elegant user interface. The new site’s design is attractive, intuitive, and completely professional – perfect for a high-profile business like ImpraGas.
What Our Customer Said...
"Having seen the finished website, I have to say I’m over the moon with the job that Designer Websites have done. It’s professional, it’s modern, and I think our customers are going to find it a joy to use. I’d be only too happy to recommend DW to plumbers, gas engineers, and any other tradesperson looking to revamp their website.”
Plumbing Website Design: ImpraGas Plumber and Gas Safe engineer Joseph Valente founded ImpraGas in 2012, and what started as a one-man-and-his-van enterprise quickly grew into a whole team of Gas Safe engineers with a great reputation for quality. In 2015, Joseph entered – and eventually won – the eleventh series of The BBC Apprentice. His prize was a £250,000 investment from business magnate Lord Sugar, who became a Director of ImpraGas and vowed to help guide the company to success.
With ImpraGas now operating throughout the entire UK and exploring new avenues such as smart home installation, it was clear that the company would need something more than the average plumbing website: something modern and user-friendly that would help the business to fulfil its potential. The Designer Websites team had already worked with two previous BBC Apprentice winners – Dr Leah Totton and Ricky Martin – and so Joseph decided that we were the people for the job. We’re pleased to report that we didn’t let him down: everyone at ImpraGas seems to be very happy with the finished website!
Boiler Quote ToolThe beating heart of the new ImpraGas site is the boiler quote builder, a free-to-use tool that makes it easy to get a quotation for a replacement boiler. All the user has to do is answer a few simple questions (e.g. ‘How many bathrooms does your home have?’) and they’ll receive a free boiler quote in practically no time at all. This feature was designed and built from scratch by the Designer Websites team, and the client was extremely pleased with the outcome.
Responsive Website DesignMore than half of the ImpraGas website’s visitors view the site on a tablet or mobile phone, and so it was critically important for us to ensure that our new design would function equally well across all devices. To achieve this, we utilised the latest responsive design techniques, ensuring that each page of the website would adapt cleanly to any screen that displays it. Now that the new site is live, getting a quote for your new boiler is just as easy on a smartphone as on a desktop PC!
Social Media IntegrationJoseph, Lord Sugar, and ImpraGas are all very active on social media platforms like Twitter, and we wanted to make sure that this was reflected and reinforced within the company’s new website. We did this by integrating Twitter and Facebook feeds into the site’s homepage, bring all of ImpraGas’s latest posts into the page without disrupting its overall look, feel and functionality. We also included links to all of the company’s social accounts in the header and footer of each page, making it easy for users to follow ImpraGas on their preferred social platform.