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Is this a high quote for Worcester boiler?

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RubbishMantra Mon 09-Oct-17 23:05:28

Been quoted £4495 for supply and fit of a Worcester Greenstar compact 24si. Will go in the same place as existing combi. Also a system flush, water softener, several pipes moved, and a radiator and valve (supplied by me) installed. it's about double what I thought it'd be...confusedshock

RubbishMantra Mon 09-Oct-17 23:07:32

Forgot to say, I live in the South easy, not London though.

JoJoSM2 Mon 09-Oct-17 23:13:33

Googling the boiler model, it comes up as costing circa 1k. So 3.5k for labour sounds beyond extortionate.

Unless the ‘several pipes moved’ is actually a mammoth undertaking.

sweetkitty Mon 09-Oct-17 23:14:57

We were 2.5K for a new Worcester boiler at the start of the year from British Gas with Hive. No pipes or radiators moved though.

StillSeekingResponsibleAdult Mon 09-Oct-17 23:15:34

I was quoted £2500 by British Gas for a boiler change to a Worcester 29, including flush and moving the flue. Not sure how the flue compares with pipes/ radiators, but we did bin BG off because we got a much cheaper quote elsewhere and they have a reputation for being top end of the price range.

Over £4k would definitely have had me running for the hills!

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Mon 09-Oct-17 23:17:20

I think new boiler only is about £2.5k (ours was, a couple of years ago

Get another couple of quotes

RubbishMantra Mon 09-Oct-17 23:23:33

I'm practically in shock. I wonder if he typed a wrong digit?

LapdanceShoeshine Mon 09-Oct-17 23:29:21

Is it British Gas? I got a quote like that for a similar amount of work. Local plumber did it for under £2000

RubbishMantra Mon 09-Oct-17 23:38:12

It's a local plumber Lapdance Oh no, will have to faff with more quotes. Life has bee n a non stop gathering of quotes of late!

Time40 Mon 09-Oct-17 23:43:06

I paid £3,000 for a Worcester boiler, new radiators and new pipework throughout the house - that was for a house in Yorkshire, two years ago. And then afterwards I wished I'd shopped around a bit more, because I thought it was a bit steep.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 09-Oct-17 23:47:35

We were under 2k for ours.

RubbishMantra Mon 09-Oct-17 23:57:58

I'm comforting myself that the fellow who quoted has made a mistake. Or having a jolly jape?

Needmoresleep Tue 10-Oct-17 00:02:02

I just paid £1800. London. Pimlico plumbers had quoted £4000 claiming they were cheaper than British Gas.

RubbishMantra Tue 10-Oct-17 00:15:52

Sorry, missed your post, Jojo. Pipe stuff minimal, 2 to be got rid of, 2 going to be runninng through a wall. All in same 2m area.

CakesRUs Tue 10-Oct-17 00:34:04

Yes it's too much. We had a Worcester fitted in the spring and it was £1800. Not sure on the make and DH is asleep in bed, so I can't ask him. It has an app that we can control the heating at home whilst we're out.

somewhereovertherain Tue 10-Oct-17 05:15:29

We had the same boiler fitted - moved to a new location and two extra radiators for 1/2 that in the North West but an expensive area.

LapdanceShoeshine Tue 10-Oct-17 06:48:57

Maybe try a couple from here, Mantra? (Mine wasn't one of these though so I don't know what their prices are like)

RubbishMantra Tue 10-Oct-17 09:41:04

Thanks Lapdance, will make a note of those. Was on the blower first thing this morning to another plumber to arrange a quote. Thank fuck I haven't actually paid for the kitchen yet, this looks like it could put it back a bit. I put all my eggs in one basket, as this person came recommended through a friend, so didn't think I'd need to bother with any others...

GreyOwls Tue 10-Oct-17 11:30:22

Christ that’s steep! I paid £1500 for a Worcesester Bosch (suitable for a 3 bed house) a year ago & they fitted a thermostat too. I live in the Midlands.

GreyOwls Tue 10-Oct-17 11:32:49

Forgot to say it was a Greenstar 30i.

Dont forget they’ll get them at trade prices too. The above is currently for sale online for under £800.

Firewall Sat 14-Oct-17 09:36:40

Hi, could it be your water softener making the difference? If it's a proper one I've been quoted £1600-£2000 for one which would make the difference. We recently had a new boiler installed for £3000 near London.

fialor Sat 14-Oct-17 13:16:10

That is extortionate!
We had a new one fitted just under a year ago for 2200 including labour.

Longdistance Sat 14-Oct-17 13:19:35

I think we paid about £2k for our Worcester to be fitted when it packed up 2 years ago in the snowy weather.

Firewall Sat 14-Oct-17 13:53:43

(It should be almost half that price without the water softener)

LadyRosalieBeauchamp Sat 14-Oct-17 14:01:14

Do you live in an expensive area? If you do (as I do) there are some plumbers builders etc who do a quote and then up it. That is what my builder told me after I got a ridiculous quote

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