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New GCH boiler

Discussion in 'Local Services' started by Princedomino, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Princedomino

    Princedomino Well-Known Forumite

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    Looking for a new boiler. I’m sure I’ve seen 1 or 2 local companies advertising for £1000. I cut the adverts out the paper and have promptly lost them. Any recommendations or who to avoid. Many thanks.
     
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  3. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    When I replaced our old one, about 7yr ago, I went with Parsons. Not the cheapest about, but haven't had a problem.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    A customer at work reccomened Parsons to me only a week ago.
     
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    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    Obviously 'nose' his stuff then.
     
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  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Parsons did my last service, couldn't fault them.
     
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  7. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Not a man, this time....
     
  8. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I can't find much below £600 retail, and that is very low powered and excludes all the fittings needed plus obviously the labour. I'd be very sceptical of one fitted for a grand, how many radiators is it needed for?
     
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    I paid just over £3.000 for ours, we only have 5 rads, of which 2 have been turned off. The one before that was £2.000, lasted as long as it took to finish the loan payments for it.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I can find boilers as low as £400 +vat for a 24kw, so it's doable. No idea on the warranty/quality though.
     
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    Like many things you get what you pay for.
    A friend had a cheap boiler fitted a couple of years ago ( they were planning on moving). Boiler lasted a couple of months after guarantee expired. Parts required weren’t available & manufacturers weren’t interested. Ended up paying for another boiler, they had a decent make installed as they changed their mind about moving
    P. S. We had our boiler etc replaced a few years ago by Brain Bros. They won’t use cheap boilers & we’ve had no problems with ours. I’d certainly recommend them.
     
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  12. Princedomino

    Princedomino Well-Known Forumite

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    Thanks for the replies. These were local firms but tbh it was over a year ago or more that I cut the adverts out of the paper so prices will have changed. I’ve researched a bit more since and have a better feel for the price. I’m intent on using local firms so will get some firm quotes now from Parsons and others. Any firms to avoid. Thanks.
     
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  13. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Whatever you do pay a lot of attention to the brand of boiler fitted and do some digging on their expected life, it's not a job you want to repeat often. I have a vaillant which must be 15 years old minimum (I've been here 11 and it was far from new) yet it runs brilliantly. I've had the heat exchanger changed once and cleaned out another, and a load of wasps removed from the flue, but otherwise it's been great. Unfortunately the heat exchanger is a common casualty with our water.

    Looking around you pay more for a vaillant than some of the others by quite a margin, but the few plumbers I've had out have said they last.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Worcester Bosch and Vaillant. Anything else will be a costly waste of money in the medium/long term.
     

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