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    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 15th Apr 19, 10:05 AM
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    Boiler upgrade
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    • 15th Apr 19, 10:05 AM
    Boiler upgrade 15th Apr 19 at 10:05 AM
    I am about to get some quotes for a new boiler, I currently have a back boiler behind a fire place and want the new boiler located in a different part of the house (possibly a spare bedroom) so it is going to be a fairly big job.
    Before I go ahead with anything are there any make of boilers I should avoid and any I should steer towards reliability wise?
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    • vw100
    • By vw100 15th Apr 19, 12:02 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 12:02 PM
    Budget in mind and all that. My list:

    ATAG
    Valiant
    Viessmann
    Intergas
    Grant
    Budget constraints, Ideal
    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 15th Apr 19, 12:04 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 12:04 PM
    Are Ideal a higher price?
    What about Worcester Bosch?
    • vw100
    • By vw100 15th Apr 19, 12:13 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 12:13 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 12:13 PM
    Ideal tend to be a few hundred quid cheaper, and they have improved their game. Some will come along and say they are inferior.

    Worcester Bosch have a good reputation as well, but gone a bit plastic on some of their parts.

    Alot will also depend on the quality of the install, powerflush, inhibitor, pipe work, boiler fit for property and usage etc.
    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 15th Apr 19, 12:17 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 12:17 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 12:17 PM
    So these would be you go to?
    ATAG
    Valiant
    Viessmann
    Intergas
    Grant

    I don't want to cut corners just to save a few quid, this will be the 1st major thing I have done in my house so want something reliable that will last.
    • vw100
    • By vw100 15th Apr 19, 3:42 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 3:42 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 3:42 PM
    Get a qualified and gas safe heating engineer for some quotes and see what boilers they recommend. They should ask you appropriate questions for your hot water usage and spec the right boiler for you. Depends on number of bathrooms/shower rooms, occupants. number of radiators and insulation levels of current property. (such as double glazing, cavity, roof) For instance of you have the possibility of more than one person bathing/showering at the same time you may be better of with a system boiler setup with a cylinder. If you want something alongs the lines of Worcester Bosch than a Valiant boiler is a safe bet.
    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 16th Apr 19, 7:35 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 7:35 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 7:35 AM
    I have 3 to contact, I have 1 bathroom with a bath and electric shower, 6 radiators all double glazed and loft well insulated.
    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 16th Apr 19, 10:21 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 10:21 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 10:21 PM
    Are Ideal a higher price?
    What about Worcester Bosch?
    Originally posted by madlyn
    No ideal are just not very good.
    WB You pay for the name.

    Intergas would be my choice
    I'm only here while I wait for Corrie to start.

    You get no BS from me & if I think you are wrong I WILL tell you.
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