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    • Paully28
    • By Paully28 8th Oct 19, 1:55 PM
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    New boiler
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    • 8th Oct 19, 1:55 PM
    New boiler 8th Oct 19 at 1:55 PM
    How much would you reasonably expect to pay for a boiler, including labour and parts?
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    • Dan-Dan
    • By Dan-Dan 8th Oct 19, 2:52 PM
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    • 8th Oct 19, 2:52 PM
    about 2154.25 + vat
    Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
    • fred246
    • By fred246 8th Oct 19, 3:00 PM
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    Plumbers love fitting new boilers as the profit is potentially huge. You need to choose your boiler first and get a good price for that. When the plumber comes he will quote 2.5K to 3K. Then you say "but the boiler is 700. That's er 1800 labour. How many weeks to install?" Then he says about half a day. They then agree a figure of about 1300. That's what happened last time I asked for a boiler quote.
    • Paully28
    • By Paully28 8th Oct 19, 3:04 PM
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    thanks, i was hoping for somewhere in the region of 2K so not too bad. I know it depends on what type of boiler I get, or how big my house is but gives me an idea.
    • Dan-Dan
    • By Dan-Dan 8th Oct 19, 3:32 PM
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    • 8th Oct 19, 3:32 PM
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    • 8th Oct 19, 3:32 PM
    My reply was tongue in cheek, there are far too many variables

    In any event, make sure your quote/s includes ;

    A power flush
    System Filter
    Registration with Gas Safe/OFTEC/Building Control
    Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
    • fred246
    • By fred246 8th Oct 19, 4:09 PM
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    • 8th Oct 19, 4:09 PM
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    • 8th Oct 19, 4:09 PM
    I just put my details into the British Gas website and they quoted 2900. As far as I can see British Gas started charging astronomical levels and then all the plumbers followed. I can't guarantee what you'll get it down to but if you price the parts you can then work out a labour charge. The plumber then gets a bit embarassed charging over 2K for a day's work. Good luck.
    • Paully28
    • By Paully28 8th Oct 19, 4:25 PM
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    • 8th Oct 19, 4:25 PM
    Thanks, how much would a plumber charge per hour/day. I know this could differ dependant upon region for example, but what is a reasonable hourly charge. Also, how long, on average does a boiler take to fit?
    • Dan-Dan
    • By Dan-Dan 8th Oct 19, 4:52 PM
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    I would charge 250 a day for my Gas Safe engineer
    Last edited by Dan-Dan; 08-10-2019 at 4:59 PM.
    Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
    • Dan-Dan
    • By Dan-Dan 8th Oct 19, 4:55 PM
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    • 8th Oct 19, 4:55 PM
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    • 8th Oct 19, 4:55 PM
    Plumbers love fitting new boilers as the profit is potentially huge. You need to choose your boiler first and get a good price for that. When the plumber comes he will quote 2.5K to 3K. Then you say "but the boiler is 700. That's er 1800 labour. How many weeks to install?" Then he says about half a day. They then agree a figure of about 1300. That's what happened last time I asked for a boiler quote.
    Originally posted by fred246

    Yep, running a company with all the insurances required and membership of Gas Safe, OFTEC etc is gonna happen on the cheap eh

    This is why you get one man band boys out there smashing in boilers that wont qualify for their warranty nor are signed off for building control
    Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
    • Paully28
    • By Paully28 8th Oct 19, 5:02 PM
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    I would charge 250 a day for my Gas Safe engineer
    Originally posted by Dan-Dan
    and how many days, roughly, would it take to install the boiler?
    • Dan-Dan
    • By Dan-Dan 8th Oct 19, 5:06 PM
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    and how many days, roughly, would it take to install the boiler?
    Originally posted by Paully28
    Variables again but lets assume a straight swop, NG Combi, 2 days really and that should include the items/services i listed above
    Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
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