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Boiler written off because insurance repair engineer said part was unobtainable because of age.
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Might ring D&G tomorrow since no contact from them today.
Good point but I don't think they will agree if via the warranty route for obvious reasons but worth a shot
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If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
I know British Gas/Homeserve pay out around £500 for a new boiler but believe the insurance then ends.
EDIT - Seems Homeserve have changed this to the following:
First 6 months - During the first six months of cover your boiler will not be replaced under this policy. After 6 months - After six months of cover (and each year thereafter that you renew the policy); if your boiler is less than 7 years old we will source, replace and install a new boiler. If it is 7 years old or older we will source and replace your boiler through our approved installer and you will be required to pay the installation cost. A survey will be completed and an individual quotation will be provided. The age of the boiler will be determined by the GC/Serial number or its installation date, if you can evidence it was installed within 12 months of its manufacture. Installation costs currently start from £1,317 and can vary depending on whether it is a basic swap to a newer model, or a complete system change including system cleaning, pipework, radiators, scaffolding, asbestos removal etc. In 2020, the highest cost paid for a complex installation was £4467. The new boiler make and model will be chosen by us and will provide a suitable level of heating and hot water for your property. It will match your existing boiler type (e.g. a combination boiler will be replaced with a combination boiler). Any heating system or boiler upgrade costs will be charged for. There is no cash alternative to the replacement offered.
Although I have quote me happy (aviva) home insurance and the home emergency is provided by Homeserve. The T&C states I get £500 cash so I can go anywhere with it to get a new boiler.
Not sure on British Gas!
Did some research on them.
E- mail this a.m. from Gas Call to arrange zoom call with us.?
Rang D&G and cancelled the lot. No problem, very efficient.
Will manage to limp along with boiler for a couple of months.
Might replace air-flow switch ourselves, or just carry on clearing pipe, takes 1 min.
Also a few local quotes for new boiler and start afresh.
just need to recover from vicious flu bug.
End of Saga!
Forgive my cynicism, but I suspect this is how it works.
If they are actually sending you a cheque for £750 then that's a great result.
What is the make and model of your boiler?