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Old 11-02-2008, 7:05 PM
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Anyone with recent experience of new boiler quoted or fitted? I've just had a quote from British Gas, does this seem reasonable to you?

Remove old combi and replace with Worcester Greenstar 28i junior (in Bedroom 3, same location as old one)
Fit thermostat in hallway
12 months homecare and service package (worth 200 quid)

Total price 2514.00

I think the boiler is around 800.00 but seems there are a lot of extras and of course labour, is this what I can expect to pay do you think, or shall i go for more quotes?

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shall i go for more quotes?

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Deffo, get 3 more quotes from local Corgi Reg plumbers, you will get 12mths warrentie.
Then go on a holiday with the cash you have saved, and send me a stick of rock
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Hi All

Anyone with recent experience of new boiler quoted or fitted? I've just had a quote from British Gas, does this seem reasonable to you?

Remove old combi and replace with Worcester Greenstar 28i junior (in Bedroom 3, same location as old one)
Fit thermostat in hallway
12 months homecare and service package (worth 200 quid)

Total price 2514.00

I think the boiler is around 800.00 but seems there are a lot of extras and of course labour, is this what I can expect to pay do you think, or shall i go for more quotes?

Thanks
I think that's a bit steep however I guess prices vary regionally. I had a new Vokera Gas Condensing Combi installed for £1200 last year. I was looking at the Worcester Bosch and most of the quotes for these were around the £1400 mark. I think you might want to try a local company. My neighbour had a Worcester installed about a month after me and he paid just under £1500.

At £2514 are they looking to install TRV's to the radiators as well?

I would personally stay away from the power company's for boiler replacements. They tend to charge a premium.

If your really bothered about boiler cover look at USwitch, most of my quotes come out at about £120 including annual service. These are from companies such as Eon.

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Old 11-02-2008, 10:23 PM
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I've just had a combi installed, removal of old boiler and thermo valves fitted to my radiators.

The total price was 1650, but that was for the more powerful boiler which added 100.

Hope that helps.
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Thank you all for the info, I did think it seemed a lot, but I am struggling to find a small local company (any recomendations welcome, I live in warrington cheshire)

What put me off a little was the guy that came today is not the engineer but a sales guy and I felt his pitch was hard sell.

Good point about the warrenty also, I quess I wouldn't need the homecare plan for first 12 months anyway.

I'm not sure what trv's are, but no, nothing being installed on rads, just this one thermostat to the hall.

I will go with advice and get more quotes, any suggestions would be welcome.

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Old 12-02-2008, 12:22 AM
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Hello,

If you do a google search for Mike the boiler man (or miketheboilerman), you should find a very useful website on new boilers, when to get them fitted, how much they should cost and how much you will/will not save.

The interesting thing is the variance in cost for a new boiler, and Mike lays it all out to explain why you'll get quoted anywhere between 1000 and 3000 for a boiler. It's all about the building regs you see - and how bothered you are about adhering to them

HTH

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Thanks for that site andymac238, definately helped in gaining a bit of knowledge and understanding of how the price can vary so much and helped to appear a little more informed whilst dealing with phone quotes;
I've had 2 further quotes for same boiler and work, 2220.00 and 1450.00
Hugely different, all seemingly offering the same quality of work inc' attention to safety regs, 2 more quotes to come, will post the outcome in case it helps anyone about to undertake simular work.
Thanks again to all who've commented.
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We had a new boiler fitted and moved from kitchen to bedroom for £2300, Britsh Gas quoted over £5000 for the same job! Go for a recommended local tradesman.
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Don't use British Gas to fit!!

We had a nightmare in our last house. They subcontract the work, and our contractor went on holiday halfway through the job - leaving us with no heating for a week in Jaunary! The room thermostat was fitted in the wrong place (and the wrong theromostat was used - we had paid extra for a wireless and they fitted a wired one and stuck tracking down the middle of the lounge wall!) they used more tracking for the earth wire in the bathroom and just stuck it to the floor!
After it was fitted the pipe work from the boiler leaked twice, the room thermostat broke and each time an emergency engineer came out (they actually work for B Gas) everyone of them was shocked by the work. We ended up having to have some of the pipework replaced! The list goes on and on!

Britsh Gas response - sorry but thats tough, we don't give discounts or partial refunds. I persevered and after several letter and some heated phone calls I got 500 off the 5,500 bill.

I will never, ever go near them again.

Infact when we needed a boiler in our new house I used a local plumber. Much cheaper, efficient, friendly and we have had absolutely no problems.

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theres a chap in sale cheshire, who fits combis for 1500 quid. ill try and find the details for him.
my contact is in florida right now. ill email her for you.
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i got mine done locally for 1300-BG def having a laugh at that price!
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dont laugh too much, that the cheapest BG quote ive heard of for a very long time.
lady friend of ours had a BG quote of 3k some 6 yrs ago.

ive heard of quotes of 5k and more! in the past few years.
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Hi all

I've had 5 quotes now and British Gas was the highest, although all the other companies commented it was very low.. For British gas!!

I'm going with a company called heatingcare.co.uk, local and smallish firm, no sales advisor, which I appreciated after having had difficulty getting rid of 4 from the house after various 1 - 1.5 hour long presentations and sales pitch, one even brought a flip chart to inform me of the company history, I felt like I'd applied for a job there!

1450.00 for worcester greenstar 28i, flushing and cleaning of all rads, attention to all safety regs, thermostat etc, like for like job as British Gas quote.
Date of work to be arranged. I'm so glad I asked the question and got more quotes.
Thanks again to all who've posted.
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Man im so jealous.

we are trying to get a good quote for that exact same boiler, only we want it moved 2ft from where it is at the moment, best quote so far is 2200 then 2230 they had the cheek to not include a power flush and want more on top of the 2230, next best was 2450 after that it was 2500 , British Gas wanted 4127 but they gave a discount which brought it down to 3577.

if anyone know a good installer in the Fakirk area of Scotland pass on the details

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Good morning: I would avoid the WB 28i Junior (their entry level boiler range) and plump for the WB 27CDI or 30CDI (better , higher spec.products)...give them a ring and ask what the price would be then. If their quote specification is like for like with BG's then you've got yourself a good price. You can check boiler prices (excluding VAT) for yourself here http://www.energy-smart.org.uk/boiler_prices.aspx

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Hi all

I've had 5 quotes now and British Gas was the highest, although all the other companies commented it was very low.. For British gas!!

I'm going with a company called heatingcare.co.uk, local and smallish firm, no sales advisor, which I appreciated after having had difficulty getting rid of 4 from the house after various 1 - 1.5 hour long presentations and sales pitch, one even brought a flip chart to inform me of the company history, I felt like I'd applied for a job there!

1450.00 for worcester greenstar 28i, flushing and cleaning of all rads, attention to all safety regs, thermostat etc, like for like job as British Gas quote.
Date of work to be arranged. I'm so glad I asked the question and got more quotes.
Thanks again to all who've posted.
Ask to see CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering)
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Old 15-02-2008, 11:21 AM
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I wouldn't neccessarily go for the cheapest. When I had my central heating installed in August, i had 3 quotes, but I later found out that the cheapest would have been a radiator "heat pack" that wouldn't have put out enough heat to warm my house. Check how many BTUs the radiators will have, ensure that everything will be NEW
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When my boiler went wrong i bought a combi off ebay never been fitted and still boxed and paid the local service agent to fit it it cost me 450 inc fitting and its still working 2 years later
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OP: a PM has been sent to you.

just talked to the lady (in Bowdon) concerned, the man fitted a new combi for 1500 and he also did some extra work for another 300 quid.
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my quote.

one vokera boiler .. which cost 900..!!

to remove old back boiler from living room and tie up all the connections etc.. then put new combi boiler in upstaris upcupboard, remove heating tap (big huge yellow thing) and put flu up loft etc and out window.

600 to fit the boiler

200 for flues/beads/extensions?

anyone quote on this?
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my quote.

one vokera boiler .. which cost 900..!!

to remove old back boiler from living room and tie up all the connections etc.. then put new combi boiler in upstaris upcupboard, remove heating tap (big huge yellow thing) and put flu up loft etc and out window.

600 to fit the boiler

200 for flues/beads/extensions?

anyone quote on this?
I'm sorry, but I don't understand any of this post, especially the bit about a 900 vokera.

What are you asking / saying?
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