Worcester combi boiler with 10 year guarantee, filter and comfort controller. 7 new rads, one was a new installation. Water tanks, fire and back boiler removed. Power flushed. New shower fitted and a bit of tiling.
£4,300 and we were living in the South East. We found the plumber on the worcester bosch website.
Just a thought - do they actually want to replace the boiler? BG seem to have a nasty habit of trying to talk people into replacing boilers when it's not necessary (based on my parents and my MIL's experiences). And their quotes generally seem to be very high. My parents are still using their 1970s back boiler - it's old but reliable, won't be as efficient as a modern one of course, but they see no point in replacing it til they have to. Well worth getting the opinion of an independent local fitter as to whether parts are still available and whether it actually needs replacing.
We removed ours and had a combi fitted for about £3,000. We were de-plastering the whole room so had a builder smooth off and smarten the hole as a separate job though. We're in the south and used an independent plumber.
Hi all The boiler is actually working fine despite its age. It's the gas fire on the front of it that's knackered. That's about 20 odd yrs old and is now obsolete so unable to get any parts.
I thought it may have been possible to just get a new fire to go on front of the back boiler. I wasn't there when BG gave the quote but we have a local plumber coming out later today do will see what he quotes.