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    • martin2345uk
    • By martin2345uk 10th Jan 19, 8:22 PM
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    5 new boiler quotes
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    • 10th Jan 19, 8:22 PM
    5 new boiler quotes 10th Jan 19 at 8:22 PM
    Okay, so I have been getting some quotes to replace our Range Powermax boiler with a nice new combi... I looked at British Gas (just for the lulz), BOXT and then 3 local firms...

    1. British Gas
    Worcester Greenstar 32CDi Compact
    Total: 4,103 (AFTER a 420 discount )

    2. BOXT
    Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30i
    1,970

    3. Range Heating
    Vaillant 28kW
    2,120

    4. South Manchester Heating
    Worcester Bosch 30i
    2,380

    5. Douglas Heating
    Baxi 630 - 1,635, OR
    Vaillant Pro 28 - 1,835


    These all include drilling outside to connect a condensing pipe to an existing drainpipe as our current boiler isn't condensing.
    They also include system cleansing and system filter etc.

    Apart from the first one, do these look reasonable?


    Edit: should maybe add it's a 3 bed semi-detached, with a main bathroom and an ensuite (we only ever use the ensuite).
    Last edited by martin2345uk; 10-01-2019 at 8:25 PM.
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    • basiluk
    • By basiluk 10th Jan 19, 9:07 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 9:07 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 9:07 PM
    You have good prices for the work - I would recommend Worcester Bosch.
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 12th Jan 19, 12:52 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:52 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:52 AM
    We had a Worcester Bosch 30i Greenstar supplied and fitted last Feb by E.On Energy, removed old boiler and tanks in the loft (except the asbestos cement one), made good all old pipes etc, we paid 2,800 all in, and it was over 3 years interest free credit (so the interest was added already I'm guessing).


    The fitter was a Gas Safe contractor who said he'd probably charge 1,500 max for the work, plus 1,000 for the boiler so it could of been done for 2,500 I guess


    We are very happy with it, and with the price. We are in Essex just north of London.
    • Kered
    • By Kered 13th Jan 19, 1:28 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 1:28 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 1:28 PM
    Just had a quote of 2600 for a Worcester bosh 29cdi classic combi boiler to be fitted from scratch (not a replacement) I am only needing it for the hot water at the moment but 1 radiator has to be fitted for 'flush back'.
    All existing pipes and tank to be reviewed and replaced as required (not tank).
    I get a 10 year warranty on the boiler and parts & labour included, job to be completed in a single day.

    I am reasonably happy with the price quoted, I am in Scotland.
    • martin2345uk
    • By martin2345uk 13th Jan 19, 4:50 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:50 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:50 PM
    One additional question guys - and thanks for the replies - when getting something like this done, how should you expect to pay? Half upfront, half on completion? More? Less?
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 14th Jan 19, 2:36 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 2:36 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 2:36 PM
    One additional question guys - and thanks for the replies - when getting something like this done, how should you expect to pay? Half upfront, half on completion? More? Less?
    Originally posted by martin2345uk

    As mine was interest free credit, its a bit different. But I'd expect to pay for the whole job once its completed personally, just on case you pay for the boiler up front, and the fitter doesnt turn up
    • Kered
    • By Kered 2nd Feb 19, 9:32 AM
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    • 2nd Feb 19, 9:32 AM
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    • 2nd Feb 19, 9:32 AM
    I paid for mine in full 2 days after the work was completed just to make sure there were no problems after the plumber had left.
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