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    • Scotbot
    • By Scotbot 30th Nov 17, 10:54 AM
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    New heating system quotes
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    • 30th Nov 17, 10:54 AM
    New heating system quotes 30th Nov 17 at 10:54 AM
    Just moved into new house. It needs a new boiler and on closer inspection some radiators and piping need replacement. Called firm I used to use and they gave me an eye watering quote of £6300 to replace the whole lot, a 4 bed house.. I don't disagree with installing a new system but on reflection I think some of their suggestions such as moving the boiler may be unnecessary expense.

    So called second company but they can't come out to quote until tuesday. I have already booked in a date with the first company to start on the 13th but not yet paid the deposit. What should I do about this booking? Cancel it now or wait for 2nd quote which will only come about a week before.
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    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 30th Nov 17, 3:47 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:47 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:47 PM
    We have a 4 bed house. We've just paid £2k for a new boiler, and when we moved in we paid £2k to have all the heating pipework replaced. Add in the price of 12 radiators and that's getting quite close to 6k I guess,
    • bmthmark
    • By bmthmark 30th Nov 17, 4:10 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:10 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:10 PM
    I paid £4.5k this included:
    New worcester combi boiler (was not combi before)
    Removal of old stuff
    9 or 10 new radiators
    New pipe work
    Relocated boiler from downstairs bedroom in to an area in the loft (bungalow).

    I was very happy with the price as it involved a lot of work moving the boiler to new location.

    This was last year and all has been good (touch wood)
    • Scotbot
    • By Scotbot 30th Nov 17, 4:45 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:45 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:45 PM
    They are proposing moving the boiler to the garage which would free me up space for an airing cupboard but this seems an unnecessary expense. I want a second opinion but am unsure what I should tell the company I have a provisional booking with.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 30th Nov 17, 5:00 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:00 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:00 PM
    I want a second opinion but am unsure what I should tell the company I have a provisional booking with.
    Originally posted by Scotbot
    I would go with the truth & see what they say. While you're talking to them you could mention that you don't want the boiler moved (& other things you don't want) & how much would that save?
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • pollyannaL
    • By pollyannaL 30th Nov 17, 5:50 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:50 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:50 PM
    i paid £2600 for WB 30i and new pipework/ installation of Central heating.
    I paid for the 6 radiators myself which prob came to another £1000.
    • bris
    • By bris 30th Nov 17, 5:57 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:57 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:57 PM
    For £6300 they could move the boiler to the moon.


    That's an eye watering quote tbh, get at least another two.
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