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Too Late

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3,595 posts

119 months

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Need to look at replace the hot air boiler, that will also include putting radiators in all rooms in my 3 bed terraced house

Never had to replace one before and just wondering what you lot think the cost will be for a combi boiler and radiator installation

Thanks
Nick

BlackCup

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67 months

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We just had 7 rads, a decorative kitchen one, 2 towel rads, a valiant combi, fernox tf1 and new pipe work for about 4.5k in our chalet bungalow. He was the cheapest that quoted but there was a reason for that, luckily my bro is a commercial heating engineer so sorted out the last few bits for me.
Go with someone you know or at least call a reference, our polish sparkys in the other hand- amazing!
Matt

Too Late

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Thanks Matt, 4k it's what I benched most of the work to cost so not far off.
Thanks
Nick

rumple

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Had a new boiler only back In November, cost 2k, it was a potterton gold, it powers 8 radiators, also discovered that its a lot cheaper to run with the heating on constant, also had a small radiator put in what was the airing cuboard so we have still got that, make sure the fitter puts the drain on the inside of your house so that it Dosnt freeze up in the winter.

CDP

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138 months

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Make sure they'll leave your floorboards tidy. Whoever did the radiators in my house made a complete mess of the floor.
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Martyn D

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It's impossible to compare others quotes without giving a bit more info, like...
What area do you live
What spec boiler... Heat only with a cylinder or combi
What type of radiators
What pipework you require.... All copper or copper/plastic mix

Also be careful and don't just go for the cheapest, if someone said they'd buy you a car and you didn't ask what type you could well up end with the likes of a robin reliant and there's plenty of boilers out there that would make the 3 wheeler looking like a Bentley

Too Late

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3,595 posts

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Ok,
So:
What area do you live - Chelmsford, Essex
What spec boiler... Combi
What type of radiators, Type... not sure what type i want or need?
What pipework you require....Does this matter?

Thanks
N

Martyn D

424 posts

58 months

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Too Late said:
Ok,
So:
What area do you live - Chelmsford, Essex
What spec boiler... Combi
What type of radiators, Type... not sure what type i want or need?
What pipework you require....Does this matter?

Thanks
N
Make sure whoever quotes gives you the flow rate of the combi, I'd recommend not even considering anything under 14 litres per minute
As long as you don't require any fancy rads or towel rails then most steel panel rads are similar in price
Some people don't like plastic piping but by using it the installation can be done quicker so will save you a bit

I

Too Late

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3,595 posts

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Thursday 3rd May 2012 quote quote all
Martyn D said:
Make sure whoever quotes gives you the flow rate of the combi, I'd recommend not even considering anything under 14 litres per minute
As long as you don't require any fancy rads or towel rails then most steel panel rads are similar in price
Some people don't like plastic piping but by using it the installation can be done quicker so will save you a bit

I
Thanks!!

Ferg

15,242 posts

141 months

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Martyn D said:
Some people don't like plastic piping but by using it the installation can be done quicker so will save you a bit
But I should move relatively quickly.
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