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  • laura1976
    • #2
    • 14th Aug 06, 9:35 AM
    • #2
    • 14th Aug 06, 9:35 AM
    What sort of cooker is it? I had a dual fuel range cooker connected by my corgi gasman 3 weeks ago and it cost me 65. Think it depends where you live as well though, obviously if there's more competition they'll be cheaper. Does your local council run a "buy with confidence" scheme? It's a list of approved traders which means you shouldn't get ripped off and should have a good job done.
  • Wee Bargain Hunter
    • #3
    • 14th Aug 06, 11:44 AM
    • #3
    • 14th Aug 06, 11:44 AM
    It's just gas - although it needs some electricity for the lights inside the ovens.
  • laura1976
    • #4
    • 14th Aug 06, 12:31 PM
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    • 14th Aug 06, 12:31 PM
    Well it should only be a standard installation charge then. To be honest I'd grab the yellow pages and look up the CORGI table in the GAS INSTALLERS section. Phone 3 or 4 and see what they say, mine took the guy about 15 minutes to install but I think they all charge for an hour as standard, and they should bring a new gas hose with them, I think they have to put a new one in every time. My chap did the electrics for mine but he did say keep that between ourselves because although he was perfectly capable he should have had a ticket for it. I was just glad because it saved me paying out for the electrician to come back..(I'd ordered a dual fuel without realising I had no electric cooker socket in my kitchen!).
  • Wee Bargain Hunter
    • #5
    • 16th Aug 06, 6:17 PM
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    • 16th Aug 06, 6:17 PM
    Hi there
    I did as you suggested Laura & rang the council - no joy.
    I got more quotes & they all seem to be similar. One guy did break it down though saying it was 55 + vat = 64 for labour, and 25 inc vat for a "fixing kit" making 94 in total. He said he'd wire it into the electrics as well unless there was something wierd about it.
    I rang the cooker manufacturer & they don't supply the fixing kit nor would they tell me how to get one! They said it was because of CORGI regs in case i got the wrong one but i pointed out that the "spec" tells you what type of connection it is anyway! They said the fitter has to supply it. Ah well, so much for trying to save more money
  • Skiduck
    • #6
    • 17th Aug 06, 7:36 PM
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    • 17th Aug 06, 7:36 PM
    we fitted one today - labour £60, fittings £15 - included bayonet, hose, backplate elbow and safety chain, 75 plus vat, 88.13 inclusive.
    Not our cheapest installation, but the house was rank, so it was a bit of danger money for the installer. £95 is in the top end of the scale but not a rip off if they have to supply the hose and bayonet etc
  • missk_ensington
    • #7
    • 21st Aug 06, 11:42 AM
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    • 21st Aug 06, 11:42 AM
    Fitting a gas cooker is a fairly quick job (certainly not a days work) not you're going to be charged for a half day even if it only takes an hour. If you have any other gas jobs get them done at the same time. I waited until my gas fire was being fitted, as got him to plumb the Range Cooker and dishwasher (which included pipework as the dishwasher hole had previously been a cupboard) and he only added 50 to my fire bill.
  • Wee Bargain Hunter
    • #8
    • 11th Sep 06, 7:10 PM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 7:10 PM
    Missk - That's really good advice - boiler check due soon. Wish I'd seen this in time!
  • Frogmena
    • #9
    • 17th Nov 06, 1:15 PM
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    • 17th Nov 06, 1:15 PM
    Hi, I live in Sussex and have just been quoted 100 quid to install our dual fuel cooker. can you tell me the name of the company/person who installed yours so I can see if they are near to me?
  • keylock000
    cost of installation of gas cookers depends on the labour the heating teck is charging
    most cookers have a bayonet fitting which can be disconnected by a person who is competent but does not have to be qualified as the gas regulations make an exeption in these cases (use common sence and care)
    if you're changing like for like then there should be no extra load to the pipework
    but if you're putting in a larger cooker then you might be putting the existing system at risk and therefor should call a gas safe registered installer to check pipe sizes (biggest killer at this point is carbon monoxide)
    an installer becomes responsible for your entire installation (boilers,fires,cookers,and any other gas units in your house) and so is obliged to check everything in the home before and after the new or remedial works are carried out and then has to sign the paperwork to state that everything was in order ........so thats what you're paying for in the long run...... peace of mind and a safe installation
    personally between 60 (cheap) to 150(expensive) or somewhere in the middle is ok but in most cases should only take an hour or so to install and check
    Last edited by keylock000; 02-01-2010 at 2:18 PM.
  • arfurrrr
    don`t for get the extra costs , that most people don`t see and thats running costs , insurances , vans , bad debts , gas safe fee , CPD training and assessments etc etc etc and there is also a bit called profit .

    95 inv vat , less materials , less tax , how much has he made 45 , less van he had to buy to drive to job and fuel and all the above , whats he made now 30 quid for 30mins(in your house) + time to and from yours another unseen cost .

    and all that if the gas pipework doesn`t need upgrading !

    95 in reasonable , 65 is mates rates
    Arf
  • keystone
    cost of installation of gas cookers depends on the labour the ...................

    Snip, snip

    ..........only take an hour or so to install and check
    Originally posted by keylock000
    Do you ever pause for breath when typing? BTW this thread is 3 years old!!! I think they might just have had it done by now.

    Cheers
  • Tom_Jones
    don`t for get the extra costs , that most people don`t see and thats running costs , insurances , vans , bad debts , gas safe fee , CPD training and assessments etc etc etc and there is also a bit called profit .

    95 inv vat , less materials , less tax , how much has he made 45 , less van he had to buy to drive to job and fuel and all the above , whats he made now 30 quid for 30mins(in your house) + time to and from yours another unseen cost .

    and all that if the gas pipework doesn`t need upgrading !

    95 in reasonable , 65 is mates rates
    Originally posted by arfurrrr
    Exactly, that's what really !!!!es me off about people who want work done, they think a job like this just involves the actual work done in the house, not the two hours it will actually take, inc travelling etc, and yet the query a reasonable price, and yet are happy to pay a solictior 200 an hour.

    :confused::confused::confused:
  • Hughieboy
    A quick reply to the above.....

    I just joined the forum as I felt I needed to reply to this thread.

    I am a GasSafe qualified engineer and feel it is important that under no circumstances should consumers disconnect gas appliances without being competent which by definition means QUALIFIED to do so, using common sense and care is just not responsible enough unless you know what you're doing and have means of testing for gas escapes after the disconnection (see 'competent').
    Just say, you disconnect your existing cooker (for arguments sake) and smell gas (perished seal in the bayonet coupling, whatever) so re-connect and still smell gas? You then have to turn off your gas supply and call Mr AAA 111 1st Gas Engineers who offer emergency call out and then it DOES get expensive! Apart from that I agree with most of the previous post.

    Rates vary from area to area, I myself charge 80.00 (2 hours labour, which is about average in our area, South East) plus 35.00 for the fittings (new bayonet, hose, chain etc) making a total of 115.00. The two hours is because it takes that amount of time out of my day allowing for travel, setting up etc. The fittings cost me about 20-30 including sundries depending what's needed as I buy in bulk and so I make a little on those too but not much. Allowing for costs (as described by another post) you can see that I'm not exactly making a killing on it, probably about 70.00 or less in total.

    My point is, that whilst we all are looking to save money, especially in the current climate, obviously make sure you don't get ripped off but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't be tempted to cut corners when dealing with gas in order to save a couple of quid as it is not a safe or responsible thing to do. And, should a hazard or emergency arise as a result of your actions it will probably end up costing you a lot more.

    I would say always use a trusted GasSafe engineer who's business is charging enough to give you a proper service (including after sales if needed, it all takes time) so be suspicious if someone is ridiculously cheap whilst being vigilant to avoid the rip-off merchants.

    Ranting over, hope it helps


    cost of installation of gas cookers depends on the labour the heating teck is charging
    most cookers have a bayonet fitting which can be disconnected by a person who is competent but does not have to be qualified as the gas regulations make an exeption in these cases (use common sence and care)
    if you're changing like for like then there should be no extra load to the pipework
    but if you're putting in a larger cooker then you might be putting the existing system at risk and therefor should call a gas safe registered installer to check pipe sizes (biggest killer at this point is carbon monoxide)
    an installer becomes responsible for your entire installation (boilers,fires,cookers,and any other gas units in your house) and so is obliged to check everything in the home before and after the new or remedial works are carried out and then has to sign the paperwork to state that everything was in order ........so thats what you're paying for in the long run...... peace of mind and a safe installation
    personally between 60 (cheap) to 150(expensive) or somewhere in the middle is ok but in most cases should only take an hour or so to install and check
    Originally posted by keylock000
  • samshep
    I came across this thread while looking for installation quotes. The prices quoted here seem pretty much par for the course but I also noted (and apologies to independent gas installers) that most of the big shops charge 70 - 90 quid to install as well. So it would make sense if you were buying from a big shop (comet-currys etc) to ask them how much they would charge and if they would do a deal.
  • Lost2
    I have been quoted about 100 to remove an old multi cooker and replace it with new gas cooker I have the chains from last cooker
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  • Adorian
    Exactly, that's what really !!!!es me off about people who want work done, they think a job like this just involves the actual work done in the house, not the two hours it will actually take, inc travelling etc, and yet the query a reasonable price, and yet are happy to pay a solictior 200 an hour.

    :confused::confused::confused:
    Originally posted by Tom_Jones
    I don't think anybody is actually happy to pay a solicitor 200; they just feel that they have no choice, whereas if they just knew a little bit more, they could plumb/wire the job themselves!
  • TonyMac
    Can someone explain why you need a chain on a Gas Cooker please? I am 50+ years old and have never yet had a cooker that has had a chain fitted. My current cooker is 13 years old. So what is the point of a chain...?
  • gas4you
    The chain is there to protect the cooker gas hose and wall connection, should the cooker tip/fall forward for some strange reason.

    They reckon that if you have an oven door that folds down, you or someone might stand on it and tip the oven over!

    It is nothing to do with stopping pans of boiler water etc from spilling.
  • TonyMac
    Gosh, whatever next? I have never managed to tip a cooker over in my lifetime. What sort of idiot would do that? It sounds to me like someone is taking the **ss with all these new rules. I remember my father and grandad using gas mantles all over the house and they never came to any harm. Nowadays you cant even hook a new cooker (which no doubt is tested before being sold) up to the existing cooker point yourself without having to pay someone to do it for you. What is this daft country coming to eh? Jobs for the boys???
    Last edited by TonyMac; 19-01-2011 at 7:55 PM.
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