Moving Existing boiler(14 Posts)
Hi, our plumber asked us 2500 to move a boiler from understairs to
The kitchen, 2 meters in total. This is not a new boiler we r only moving it. Is this a normal cost??
We paid £1500 to move ours as part of a larger job. He quoted separately so we could decide if we should just do the rest of the job without moving the boiler.
Thank you SpearmintTea. 1500 seems more reasonable. Anyone else?
We paid £2400 to get ours moved from the kitchen to an upstairs cupboard but that included the cost of brand new Worcester combi boiler which I think was the best part of £1000
That seems very high just to move it; did he mention that boilers frequently don't survive being moved? We had to take ours off the wall and have it remounted as part of a massive renovation and we were warned that although it wasn't old it might not survive. It did, but it only lasted another year afterwards.
We had to have all of the pipework leading to the boiler rerouted (we converted a garage, pipes used to run along the walls and had to be moved under the floor, so easily more impact than moving 2m IYSWIM) and that was £1200
That seems an extremely high quote. Is this London by any chance?
We're in Surrey. I had 3 quotes to move our boiler to exactly the same location, just 1 floor down. All quotes were over £2500. We decided not to go ahead with the work given the price and are building a cupboard around it's existing location instead.
The itemised list of work provided by one of the quotes was:
• Remove existing Worcester boiler, flue pipe, circulating pump, expansion vessel & heating motorised valve and set aside for re-use.
• Refit boiler in ground floor utility room, adjacent external wall, with new flue pipe through side wall.
• Install new pipework from boiler to existing pipes within stud wall opposite boiler. Separate pipework so that the two pipes going up will feed the primary hot water circuit and the two pipes going down feed the heating circuit.
• Refit expansion vessel, circulating pump, Magnaclean filter and heating motorized valve adjacent boiler.
• Alter heating pipework from bathroom radiator to connect to primary pipes adjacent to boiler.
• Run new gas supply from external meter, through wall into utility room and connect to boiler.
• Supply condense pipe from boiler, drop to low level, through external wall and discharge into existing gulley.
• Supply safety discharge pipe from boiler through external wall and terminate against wall.
• Remove/alter external waste pipes & hopper to suit new flue pipe installation.
we live in cambridge - so expensive for some, not for others.
Too much. I am in Greater London and paid £5k 3 years ago to have a boiler moved from ground floor to loft, new combi boiler, turning the central heating from a single pipe system to a dual pipe system and all new rads in our 3 bed house. Get another quote.
OK that's super crazy cash!
I'm in Edinburgh (which is not very cheap at all!) and we did our big project about 4 years ago:
-fully converted a garage to become a living room in a period property, including full timber sash windows, new front, shitloads of insulation (council are very picky!), floor leveling and relocating all of the pipes from the walls to under the floor, plus full electrics
-turning an old utility room in to a kitchen, including raising the floor, oak flooring, fresh plasterboard and plastering, boiler being taken off the wall, moved up, new core drilled, reinstalled
-brand new kitchen
-upstairs room ripped out (was a livingroom and kitchen), pipes moved, new wall built, cornicing replaced, stone fireplace removed, electrics, partial replastering...
-bathroom wall taken down, whole bathroom ripped out, new bathroom installed (including totally relocating the bath from one end of the room to the other, expensive tiling, jacuzzi bath)
-downstairs cloakroom refitted
plus various other odds and ends
Total cost was about £37k by the end of it. £14k for a cloakroom and moving the boiler seems insane by comparison even allowing for inflation.
Did you get an itemised quote or ask them to explain the cost? 'Just' moving a boiler can be a huge job depending on how your plumbing is sat. My dad moved our boiler once when I was young (he was a proper heating engineer ) and I was amazed by how much work was involved.
As others have said though it's definitely worth getting another quote but I'd also ask your plumber to explain what you'd be getting for that money. Tell them you're not being funny, just have no idea what's involved.
Thank you all - yes i think i'll be calling another builder tomorrow first thing! It did sound insane, but just wanted to check...will also ask for an itemised bill next time. statically challenged, that sounds like a big project! hope it went well, we are also think of installing new kitchen and redoing the bathroom. afraid to ask for the quotes of those now :/
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