The sun is shining on us this Black Country Day, as it always does of course. 🌞 There is alot going on around the region as we all take a day to appreciate some Black Country culture and take pride in our part of the world.
We’re flying the flag above the shop, so let us know when you see it. A honk will do, or better yet, come in and say hello! Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for up to the minute news and offers.
Chapmans started as electrical contractors way back in 1925. We’re still in the same place today, a bit of a local landmark on Reddal Hill Road, and flying the Black Country flag. Here’s how the business looked in both 1927 and again later on in the war years, around 1940.
It’s grown a bit since then ay it! We’re pleased to be able to say that Chapmans is still an independent family business to this day. We now have an army of engineers and large fleet of vans and serve the whole West Midlands. Our heritage gives us a focus on quality and providing good customer service for customers of all sizes.
We’re proud of the Black Country, our place within it, and our local community.
If you remember, back in April, super-fit Chapmans engineer Scott Moore and close friend Rikki Theodosi tackled the National Three Peaks Challenge in a heroic effort to raise money and awareness for Mary Stevens Hospice, based locally in Oldswinford, Stourbridge. Hiking and clambering their way to the peaks of Mount Snowdon, Scafell Pike and the awe inspiring Ben Nevis in memory of Scott’s late step father, Doug Jones. They raised a fantastic total for the charity, which relies on donations like these for over 80% of it’s funding.
Barely three months after their mountaineering challenge the intrepid duo are again testing the boundaries of stamina, only this time there are three of them..
From right to left: Scott Moore and Rikki Theodosi who you’ve seen before and the very brave Andrew Baxter
A handsome bunch, as we’re sure you’ll agree. The third of the trio who will join them for this challenge is another close friend, the very brave Andrew Baxter. If you’ve followed along with their adventures you’ll understand why we say brave. Their final ascent, of Ben Nevis, took an unexpected and really quite dangerous turn when they suddenly found themselves in snowy white out conditions, crawling up the mountain on hands and knees. Determined to reach the summit to achieve their funding goal they battled on and, purely by chance, met with a guided group of climbers who led them the rest of the way.
This time though, perhaps wisely, they will be leaving their crampons in the cupboard and taking to the streets with a mammoth Coast to Coast Bike Ride – topping an incredible 140 miles in just 3 Days!
Again they are asking for your donations, with all the money raised going to Mary Stevens Hospice so do please be generous. It is a very deserving charity and one we are very glad to lend our support to at Chapmans. In their own words..
Mary Stevens Hospice provides specialist holistic care free of charge for adults with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the Dudley Borough. More than 80% of the £2.5m annual costs are paid for by donations and funds raised by supporters from a compassionate, local community.
Initially announced just a few short weeks after the completion of their previous challenge and now fully planned, they are ready to go. We’re assured they are prepared for all weathers this time around.
On Sunday the 24th of July Scott, Rikki and Andrew will be departing from Whitehaven on the West coast. Over the next 3 days they hope to cover an astounding 140 miles to reach the East coast at Tynemouth, arriving on Tuesday the 26th.
We will, of course, keep you updated of their progress once they’re underway so please dig deep for this great cause and epic challenge. You can make a donation online via the group’s JustGiving page. If you’d like to leave a donation for them while at Chapmans, just let somebody know.
We hope you will join us in supporting Scott, Rikki and Andrew in this extraordinary challenge which although coast to coast encompasses plenty of up and down along the way too!
What better way for Chapmans to mark the American holiday Independence Day on 4th of July than to tell you all about this fantastic LG American Style Frost Free Fridge Freezer. Top value with Euronics Hot Summer Deals at just £899.99
You may feel it’s difficult to get very excited about a fridge freezer but this American Style side-by-side model from LG, in platinum steel finish, may just change your mind..
Being American Style it has both the fridge and the freezer next to each other with full height opening doors. They’re great for ease of access, keeping everything convenient and well organised.
LG include some really useful features in the catchily named GSL545PVYV. Not least of which is it’s size!
With some 540 litres total capacity it has plenty of storage for modern families. American style, as with most fridge freezers, typically have a larger fridge than freezer and the GSL545PVYV is no exception. The cavernous fridge tips the scales at a cool 362 litres and the freezer at 162 litres, so there should be ample storage space for the weekly shop.
Size is just the beginning. Being full height lends itself to having deep drawers and plenty of space on the shelves, as you can see, with the added bonus of full height door storage too.
LG include a clever Ice Maker into the freezer door which can produce either crushed ice or ice cubes at the touch of a button. The GSL545PVYV also has a built-in water chiller, so you have fresh cool water on tap. Unlike some models which need to be plumbed in to your mains pipework at home, this one comes conveniently with a 3.5 litre reservoir which you simply fill up from the tap.
If you’ve not had one before, it’s surprising how quickly you grow accustomed to having the water chiller and ice cubes at your fingertips. You’ll soon find you wonder how you ever lived without one!
The GSL545PVYV comes with large LED internal lighting which provides ample illumination, and being LED of course are much more reliable and energy efficient than old fashioned bulbs.
Inside the fridge, which is on the right, are four height adjustable glass shelves, a wire bottle rack and five door compartments. There are two drawers at the bottom of the fridge too. The top one is a moist balance crisper with a humid environment, that helps to keep your fruit and veg fresh. Below it is the Zero Zone bin which is actually kept at 0°C, great for storing any fresh fish or meat. This model also benefits from having a linear compressor, which is able to react quickly to changes in temperature and humidity, to keep your food fresh.
There are storage options in the freezer, with both drawers and shelves. It has five glass shelves and two drawers. This is another one of those things you will wonder how you ever lived without. Shelves are ideal for storing everyday items, while the drawers allow you to separate certain foods from the other items. A good place for the Stilton we think.
Being Frost Free you won’t have to worry about ice build up which can otherwise occur, and the chore of manually defrosting or having to finding somewhere else to store your food while the ice melts.
Combining fridge and freezer into one appliance is not just convenient and stylish. It usually helps to keep the running costs low too. This LG American style combo unit is no different and it comes with a well deserved A+ energy efficiency rating.
Save a cool £50 on this fabulous self-cleaning Bosch 8kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer with Euronics Hot Summer Deals here on your high street at Chapmans. Now just £449.99..
Yes, you did read that right. The Bosch WTW83260GB is a self cleaning condensing tumble dryer. Great value, with some fantastic features, low noise and even an interior light.
Let’s start with a bit of backstory and explain what all this means..
There are two main types of tumble dryer. Ones that need a ventilation hose and ones that don’t. Tumble dryers traditionally vented moist hot air along a plastic hose, through an exterior wall of your house to an outside vent. This type of dryer is still available and if you have a vent already fitted and can place a tumble dryer on the exterior wall then they may be a good choice for you. We have them in stock, but please read on.
The second type of tumble dryer is a condensing or condenser dryer. These don’t typically need to be placed beside an exterior wall and don’t need a vent hose or hole in your wall. They work by collecting the water extracted from your wet washing into a built-in container, which you then empty down a drain.
You’re probably wondering by now what a Heat Pump is and where it fits in to the scheme of things, but we’ll get to that. It doesn’t involve water.
Condensing tumble dryers like this clever WTW83260GB from Bosch, perhaps unsurprisingly, make use of something called a condenser to precipitate water from the hot moist air in the machine. The condenser itself consists of a number of metal fins or plates and the hot moist air is routed through them.
As well as collecting moisture, condensers tend to collect all manner of fluff and lint from the moist air too. Because of this they should be regularly taken out of the machine and flushed through with water to prevent a build up of gunk which can prevent them from doing their job.
This fantastic self cleaning Bosch dryer means that is no longer necessary! At the end of each cycle it uses the waste water it collects to automatically flush the condenser free of any fluff and lint, ensuring it stays clean and working at maximum efficiency at all times. It also saves you the burden of remembering to clean it yourself.
This tumble dryer has many talents though and they don’t end there.
Heat Pump technology recycles the hot air inside the dryer for maximum efficiency. Dryers that a use heat pump are among some of the most efficient available. They use a lower temperature to dry your clothes, which in turn uses less energy. This all adds up to the Bosch WTW83260GB earning itself an impressive A++ energy efficiency rating.
This clever tumble dryer can dry up to 8kg of laundry meaning it can keep pace with most washing machines, straight out of one and into the other a load at a time. With 15 drying programmes available, including one for Wool, it comprehensively meets the needs of most households.
Some of the drying programmes include..
It even has a Super Quick cycle which takes just 40 minutes to complete, for when you’re in a hurry.
It has a drying sensor inside it which continually monitors the moisture levels and knows when your laundry is dry. It will stop by itself to avoid over drying and to help prevent creasing. The incredibly useful interior light makes it simple to see into the depths of the drum and anti vibration design makes this a very quiet machine.
All this with £50 off, completely FREE delivery, a 2 Year Guarantee and with professional installation by our own highly trained engineers from just £20.
Save a whopping £100 on this Neff Slide & Hide Built-In Electric Oven with CircoTherm Fan in Euronics Hot Summer Deals here on your highstreet at Chapmans. Now just £699.99
The Neff B57CR23N0B is a smart built-in oven which has been thoroughly thought through and designed with you in mind. Not only is it appealing to look at, integrated into your kitchen units, it makes cooking a delight and cleaning is a breeze. It is large enough, 71 litre capacity, and intelligent enough to suit most family homes and has many great features to enhance energy efficiency.
The innovative CircoTherm fan assisted oven works differently from normal fan ovens. Rather than blowing the air over a heating element, Neff sucks the hot air in and circulates it through special vents inside the oven for a controllable even cook. It’s often the simplest of inventions which make the biggest difference.
With 12 cooking programmes there is always an ideal setting for whatever you wish to put in it. This clever oven can even direct the heat at just a single shelf for really economical cooking. This and the other great features earn this oven a fantastic A+ energy rating.
Quadruple glazing ensures the heat is kept where it’s supposed to be without leaking out. The added genius of the disappearing Slide & Hide oven door allows full frontal access without having to reach across hot glass, see the video below.
The features don’t end there though. Say goodbye to noxious chemicals and scrubbing. As we mentioned, cleaning this oven is a breeze. The reason for this is the modern wonder of a Pyrolytic self-cleaning programme. Combined with a high quality lining, pyrolytic cleaning heats the oven up to an incredible 500°C, literally reducing any spillages to ash which is then easily wiped away with a cloth. It is clever enough to lock the oven door when cleaning is in progress, so you can’t open it at these temperatures and inadvertently burn yourself with a whoosh of super heated air. Find out more about the Pyrolytic self-cleaning in the video below.
A complete Built-In or integrated appliance fitting service is available at Chapmans, please enquire when purchasing. We can even make any necessary cabinet modifications required to install your appliance for you and install power outlets if there are none currently available.
Outstanding value across the store throughout the summer months on appliances large and small with Euronics Hot Summer Deals right here at Chapmans, a name you can trust.
Save £50 on this Zanussi 60cm Electric Cooker. Great value and family friendly with Double Oven & Grill, easy clean 4 zone Ceramic Hob, Fan Oven & Timer.
This Zanussi ZCV667MWC A rated Electric Cooker is now just £449.99
The nice to wipe ceramic hob and enamel oven linings make cleaning spills and splatters a breeze. The hob has 4 hot zones with two different sizes to suit pans both large and small. An important safety feature, the integrated Hot Hob indicator warns when the heat zones are cooling down after they are turned off.
The electric double oven allows for two separate temperatures to be controlled at the same time. Cook hot and cook slow both at once, or just use it to warm the plates. The Zanussi ThermalFlow fan in the fan oven blows air over a central heating element to give even cooking throughout the oven cavity.
A giant cavity it is too. The main oven of the ZCV667MWC measures in at 74 litres, which is currently claimed to be the largest on the market in this category. Very convenient for those large dinners.
With all these great features and the inclusion of a programmable timer too this really is a good choice for families and homes of all sizes. The added peace of mind of a 2 Year Warranty, Free delivery and low cost installation by our own highly trained engineers makes this Zanussi cooker an easy choice.
Outstanding value throughout the summer months with Euronics Hot Summer Deals here on your highstreet at Chapmans. Big summer deals on appliances both large and small across the store.
Save £20 on this popular Bosch Washing Machine. With a 1200rpm spin speed and good sized 7kg load capacity it is a good choice for most families and homes. Now just £329.99
Among the many great features of this Bosch washing machine (WAN24000GB,) is a 2 year warranty for complete peace of mind. Delivery is FREE and we can install it for you too from only £20.
The 7kg load capacity is a good and popular size which will devour piles of dirty laundry in no time at all. It also matches well with most modern tumble dryers which will help to maximise your washing thoughput.
It has 15 programmes available, so you always have the right setting for your load.
Handwash / Wool
This washer is fabulously efficient, with an A+++-10% energy rating, which looks slightly confusing but means that it uses a full 10% less energy than an A+++ rated machine.
It has both energy and water saving features, like the ActiveWater technology, which can help save water by using a two-step load adjustment system. The VarioPerfect feature gives maximum flexibility to the user, allowing you to choose to use up to 50% less energy or to take up to 65% less time to complete the cycle. If you need clean laundry quickly, you can use more energy to do so. If you’re in no rush then take full advantage of the low energy features.
This washing machine is not just energy efficient. The EcoSilence motor is significantly quieter than regular motors and the concentric side panels help to reduce vibration in the casing, so this is a very quiet washer.
It has some fancy features too. The Reload function allows you to pause the machine so you can add that forgotten sock or remove the stray white you spotted. The 3D AquaSpa wash system helps water to penetrate your load more quickly, resulting in faster wash times.
Thanks to the large display on the WAN24000GB, you can see how far through the current cycle you are, the spin speed, remaining time, and load recommendation.
Great savings and great value throughout the summer months with Euronics Hot Summer Deals at Chapmans. Many great deals on appliances both large and small across the store.
Now entering it’s final week, don’t miss the opportunity to Save up to a whopping £100 with qualifying Bosch appliances when you Trade In your old one!
As simple as 1,2,3. Choose, Save and Recycle. What’s not to love about this fantastic Bosch offer.
Choose your next Bosch appliance from Chapmans.
Save £100 by agreeing to Trade-In your old one.
Recycle. Allow us to dispose of it for you. We’ll collect it when we come to connect up your new one.
Designed to work reliably, the way you want them to with the minimum of fuss. With an eye for detail this makes them some of the most popular on the market today. From Dishwashers to Washing Machines and Tumble Dryers or perhaps even a dual purpose combined Washer Dryer. Bosch appliances are Invented for Life.
This promotion must end on the 22nd of June, so don’t leave it too long.
Don’t miss this mega offer at Chapmans! There are just 5 days left to get a fantastic Sony Multi-room Bluray Player absolutely FREE with selected Sony 4K HDR TVs.
With Father’s Day just around the corner and Euro 2016 kicking off today, is it time to turf out that old telly?
Purchase a qualifying Sony 4K HDR television before 15th June 2016 and you will receive a Sony BDPS6700 multi-room blu-ray player completely FREE.
HDR or High Dynamic Range TV to give it it’s full title is quickly becoming the new standard in 4K TVs, with HDR content already available.
HDR allows for a greater range of colours to be displayed, with brighter brights and darker darks. It is quite simply stunning – but don’t take our word for it, come and see it for yourself with our wide range of Sony TVs on display in store. See the video below.
Just ask one of our helpful assistants if you’d like us to explain or demonstrate anything for you, we’ll be glad to do so. Chapmans is big enough to deliver where it counts, but small enough to take the time to deliver on service too. A family run Black Country business since 1925 and Sony main agents, Chapmans is a name you can trust.
Each electrical socket is rated to supply a maximum of 13 amps. What does that mean, in real world terms? Is it possible you are overloading your sockets?
Without understanding the do’s and dont’s it’s entirely possible that you are, without even realising it!
Use the handy socket calculator below to help you and give us a call on 01384 566497 if you need some advice or think you could benefit from a safe, registered and experienced electrician installing some extra sockets in your home or business.