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to think £2600 for fitting a new boiler is probably about right?

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Noellefielding Tue 02-Dec-14 18:05:43

dh is appalled because they've been here a few times recently trying to make it work and we've spent a few hundred on various other things which needed doing, valves replaced, immersion heater fixed etc.

Yesterday the engineer returned because the ignition lockout had completely locked out. He now says we can pay £400 on parts and £200 on labour and get it mended or face it, stop throwing money at it, bite the bullet, and get a new boiler. He says he could mend it and next week it could collapse again and then more money on parts and labour.

Does that sound about right?

We have no heat til next week regardless sad
At least the immersion heater works so we are not cold and stinky.

BopToTheTop Tue 02-Dec-14 18:11:36

Sounds about right, we had a new boiler fitted 2 years ago and I think the total cost including fitting was around £2500

Noellefielding Tue 02-Dec-14 18:13:17

Thanks, our old boiler is about 15 years old, so it probably has pretty much had it do you think?

Boltonlass Tue 02-Dec-14 18:13:36

Sounds right to me.

CleanLinesSharpEdges Tue 02-Dec-14 18:13:57

Sounds like a good price to me, obviously it depends on the make and the spec of the boiler... we paid £3700 for our new boiler, fitted.

Head over to Property/DIY and ask PigletJohn grin

Noellefielding Tue 02-Dec-14 18:15:57

Thank you thank you

I'm afraid I try to get on AIBU if I can as you get such quick answers! lol

HermioneWeasley Tue 02-Dec-14 18:16:00

It's about what we paid for ours recently. We're in the north. Winter is here, if you can afford to replace an unreliable boiler, then I would

WorraLiberty Tue 02-Dec-14 18:16:41

We had our boiler replaced 18 months ago and it was exactly £2600 to supply and fit (including a power flush).

I'm in the London/Essex area.

SoonToBeSix Tue 02-Dec-14 18:18:02

There are government schemes for free boilers check if you are eligible before you pay out £££.

youbethemummylion Tue 02-Dec-14 18:18:32

We paid British Gas £2500 to replace a back boiler with a combo boiler. I would recommend them as if it ends up costing more than they quote you only end up paying the quoted amount so gives you peace if mind the price wont creep up.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 02-Dec-14 18:19:33

Dh is a plumber, that's an average price depending on the make of boiler.

Noellefielding Tue 02-Dec-14 18:19:41

thank you, I knew in a few minutes I'd be told whether it was too much or not!

Where should I start a thread for people whose boilers aren't working?
Ideas for getting warm at bedtime, have a big hot bath!
I wish I could find my hot water bottle

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Tue 02-Dec-14 18:19:50

I'm in Yorkshire. That sounds about right here. On the bright side, you'll definitely see a difference in the speed of heating up the house, and a big difference in your bills.

Noellefielding Tue 02-Dec-14 18:20:55

It's a Vaillant 624 stillstayingclassy (Love your name)

Showy Tue 02-Dec-14 18:24:50

We are having central heating fitted in 4 weeks. So new combi boiler, old immersion removed, flues, 2 thermostats, 4 radiators, lots of lifting floorboards and running stuff through the loft. £2866 inc VAT. So for just a boiler that sounds steep. As ever though, get several quotes. Ours all came in around the same mark so we were reassured. May be a location thing too.

TheDetective Tue 02-Dec-14 18:25:29

I had mine done by an independent guy. He charged £900 which included the boiler.

The other quotes were £1100 and £1500.

Wibblypiglikesbananas Tue 02-Dec-14 18:26:09

We paid £2400 a year ago in SW London so sounds fine to me. VAT was on top.

TheDetective Tue 02-Dec-14 18:26:51

That was in NW England and the boiler was for a small 3 bed semi.

Noellefielding Tue 02-Dec-14 18:28:21

I have called one engineer who hopes to come on Thursday if he can to give us a quote.
it's just the time of year I think, they are all massively busy.

Dawndonnaagain Tue 02-Dec-14 18:28:53

Much the same as others, we had ours replaced last year for 2500. Was really worth it for the peace of mind.

Noellefielding Tue 02-Dec-14 18:29:16

thedetective where are you based? That does sound good.

AryaUnderfoot Tue 02-Dec-14 18:29:38

We paid 2600 recently for a new boiler but that did include a new mahoosive hot water cylinder, running a new gas supply, moving the boiler and doing a power flush plus some other work in preparation for an extension.

2600 for a straight boiler replacement seems a bit expensive, but I don't know what else would be involved.

stillwearingaredribbon Tue 02-Dec-14 18:34:55

mine was about £900 same as thedetective for a condensing boiler with a 5 year parts and labour guarantee

AlmaMartyr Tue 02-Dec-14 18:35:55

We paid about that a few years ago in the SW. Got a Worcestor Bosch which is fantastic and had a 5 year warranty. Was a big job as well because they had to put a little chimney (not the right word I don't think) and new pipes in for it because the previous boiler was some weird model.

TheDetective Tue 02-Dec-14 19:11:31

I just realised I had mine done 3 years ago today smile How time flies!

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