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Old 18-05-2013, 10:15 AM
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Default Free Boilers.

Check to see if you could be eligible to have a new boiler fitted. It's a Govt scheme but appears to be run by B&q.

http://www.diy.com/content/marketing...enu=freeBoiler
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:51 AM
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Has anyone applied for a free boiler and been successful in having one fitted?

If so who did you contact?

Can you post their contact details?

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:49 AM
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Has anyone applied for a free boiler and been successful in having one fitted?

If so who did you contact?

Can you post their contact details?

Cheers
The link to apply is in the OP.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:51 AM
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It does look as if it only applies if your boiler is not working though.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:00 PM
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Try here

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/...n-Deal-and-ECO
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For over two months, we have been receiving automated calls offering free boilers (government-funded) because "our records show you haven't applied" and to press 2 on the phone to find out more.

I know we wouldn't qualify and am annoyed at getting these, number withheld, calls.

Not being convinced that "pressing 2" would be a free call, I haven't responded. Do I blame B&Q?
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Old 05-08-2013, 4:14 PM
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Didn't know about this, will have a look.

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Old 06-08-2013, 5:53 PM
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My Friends have used Valley Services Tel: 0800 612 5050
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Old 13-08-2013, 4:57 PM
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Help Link are fitting my new boiler on Friday, they only did their survey today!
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Old 15-10-2013, 12:17 AM
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I am grateful to have read about this scheme on here. From emailing my details to survey was only 5 days, 6 days later t had been fitted! Local guy came and did it, males so much difference having hot on demand compared to my 30 year old immersion tank!

Next week I am being assessed for loft insulation. I am so grateful fr these schemes!
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Old 15-10-2013, 5:17 PM
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got mine fitted 2 weeks ago. free, well almost i had to pay 100 for pipes as it's not covered by government scheme and had to lift my laminate flooring myself as they do no do it for you. i had back boiler before that.hth.
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Dont go with British Gas had survey done in July they first went to wrong house and next door. When I manage to get him before he left, did survey gave me impression it would be quick. Didn't send all info to BG via ipad, them told later ipad has problems, yeah takes 2 months to fix. Rang several times only to be told there still waiting for info from company that did survey. I complained 3 times to them via email said reply will take 3 working days not once have they got back to me. Always had to chase them up

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Old 15-10-2013, 9:37 PM
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I wouldn't recommend British Gas either. I was left with no heating or hot water for 7 weeks after they installed a new boiler under the Affordable Warmth Scheme. They connected it to outside rainwater pipe and when it rained the boiler flooded my property

Their Customer Service is appalling as well, I had to contact my MP to escalate it for me.
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Old 17-10-2013, 9:25 PM
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Just been on phone to BG affordable warmth due to mess last time by surveyor I now have to go through whole process again. Comes end of month and I most probably to to wait God knows how long to get one
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Old 04-11-2013, 8:32 AM
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Lots of different companies around the UK are running this programme, not just B+Q.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue are working with local contractors to offer eligible home owners and private tenants replacement boilers, cavity wall and loft insulation.
To book an appointment call 0800 731 5958
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we had a new boiler fitted from gov scheme but cant remember company sorry. they rang me came next day to look at old boiler and 5 days later came to fit new one took about half a day. old boiler was about 15 yrs old but still in good working order. but it didnt meet new efficiency ratings so they replaced it. definately worth doing if you can. we also got cavity wall insulation done free which has made a huge difference.
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i've been trying to get this for my 71year old dad. but since he doesn't get any state benefits or disability benefits he doesn't appear to be entitled to anything till he's 75, since his 20yr old back boiler central heating system still works. bloody maddening!
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i've been trying to get this for my 71year old dad. but since he doesn't get any state benefits or disability benefits he doesn't appear to be entitled to anything till he's 75, since his 20yr old back boiler central heating system still works. bloody maddening!
I feel you, we are in the same boat, it seems like because my wife and I go to work we are not entitled to anything, so we have to keep our old inefficient boiler and non insulated walls because we have to choose between feeding and clothing the children and us or saving for a new boiler, can't do both in this life LOL
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I feel you, we are in the same boat, it seems like because my wife and I go to work we are not entitled to anything, so we have to keep our old inefficient boiler and non insulated walls because we have to choose between feeding and clothing the children and us or saving for a new boiler, can't do both in this life LOL
Dors01, i just think that once you hit a certain age, society owes you and should look after you... especially after contributing for 50+ years. breaks my heart to see my dad loose out on everything yet my mum gets all the benefits that are available (they're divorced). so much for equality in old age.
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Old 07-11-2013, 1:13 PM
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Is there no such discounted scheme for people who work?
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