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boiler which one ?

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suspended5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
I have been quoted on 2 boilers today to be fitted tomorrow including programable remote thermostat if i make a choice in the next 1 hour this company have gave me the best price of the 4 quotes i had offering at £1400

The ideal logic plus
(positive 5 years warranty the guy said they are great and have turned a corner from previous ideals. negative previous ideal boilers are c..p)

or

potterton gold 28he
(positive which best buy good name negative only 2 years warranty)
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suspended5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
Your English is hard to read
2 Likes #2
Major expense - I would delay and let them know next week! If they are hassling you for a decision now then some alarm bells are starting to ring.
#3
Sounds a bit odd that they are pressurising you into making a decision in the next hour on such an important piece of kit.
banned#4
steer clear of IDEAL!

£1400 sounds a lot for just a boiler

Edited By: csiman on Feb 16, 2011 15:35
banned#5
whatsThePoint
Never wise to go with the cheapest quote and certainly not when they pressure you into deciding

too right - Got to be a reason they have no work in winter!
suspended#6
sorry about the spelling £1400 was my best price also had prices of £1600, £1700 and £1500 they are happy to do it next week just offered tomorrow as we have no hot water and a new baby just 1 week old so they moved some of there other jobs around.
#7
bosch worcester. dont trust anyone who make you make a decision in only an hour!!!
suspended#8
csiman
whatsThePoint
Never wise to go with the cheapest quote and certainly not when they pressure you into deciding
too right - Got to be a reason they have no work in winter!

I did hear him on the phone stuggling to get jobs moved to friday to get ours done asap but he would do next wednesday or thursday but i am back at work then
banned#9
manc80
bosch worcester. dont trust anyone who make you make a decision in only an hour!!!

to be fair - it does sound like they need a fast decision in order to move jobs around

OP should have said they requested an urgent install.
suspended#10
manc80
bosch worcester. dont trust anyone who make you make a decision in only an hour!!!

the potterton gets a which best buy and my parents have it with no problems they are only trying to help me with the fitting tomorrow as no hot water and a 1 week old baby
suspended#11
csiman
manc80
bosch worcester. dont trust anyone who make you make a decision in only an hour!!!
to be fair - it does sound like they need a fast decision in order to move jobs aroundOP should have said they requested an urgent install.

Sorry i should of
#12
Did the fitters recommend either one over the other.

Personally I'd go with the longer warranty.

Since changing over to combi's I've never read so many boiler problems, they seem to only lasting a few years whereas the old style (which I have and will keep for as long as possible) didn't seem to be this problematic

Edited By: greg_68 on Feb 16, 2011 15:46
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greg_68
Did the fitters recommend either one?

The ideal very strongly but they may be getting a better deal on that
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chris3349
greg_68
Did the fitters recommend either one?


The ideal very strongly but they may be getting a better deal on that


Did think of that but what fitter is going to fit something that is going to be unreliable, their reputation(which they live a majority off) is going to be done any good by fitting troublesome boilers.

Edited By: greg_68 on Feb 16, 2011 15:48
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greg_68
chris3349
greg_68
Did the fitters recommend either one?
The ideal very strongly but they may be getting a better deal on that
Did think of that but what fitter is going to fit something that is going to be unreliable, their reputation(which they live a majority off) is going to be done any good by fitting troublesome boilers.

true but is it worth the risk for an extra 3 years warrenty over the potterton
#16
Can you buy an external boiler warranty for the extra years once the potterton is out of warranty then?
suspended#17
greg_68
Can you buy an external boiler warranty for the extra years once the potterton is out of warranty then?

maybe i could ask but with ideals past record 5 years may not be enouth
suspended#18
anybody else recomend which one
#19
We've just had a Worcester Bosch installed for £1500 all in. Not heard of the ones you mention. Really depends on whether you trust the people who are installing. I hope the people you've brought in to do the quotes are based on recommendations and not pulled out of the yellow pages.
1 Like #20
Potterton. If I had to make a choice for myself just now amd with minimal info that is what I would go for. Good name. If you want extended guarantee, you will be able to get one easily
1 Like #21
anything but Ideal. Had a lot of problems with ours.
1 Like #22
The company maybe pushing the ideal because of the 5 year warranty, i don't know what there like but if it's pants you will call them back to sort it out so they will have your custom for 5years at least. Just a thought. Unfortunately when you have no hot water or heating your choices are limited.
1 Like #23
Few things.

There are many installers that would do a job for you under the circumstances at short notice - there's not a lot of house building on at the moment, so they're looking for work

Of the two I'd go for Potterton.

Ensure he is Gas Safe registered and verify that on this site.

I'd always try and get a Worcester Bosch - never heard anything bad about them.

I'd reckon you could get a Worcester Bosch for around £1500 fitted.

Ensure the boiler they're quoting for is up to your house demands, i.e. can it produce enough output for the size of your property including hot water and the heating system.
#24
I just fitted that ideal one for a customer last weekend, really nice and easy fit. I was a bit wary to begin with as I tend to only fit Vaillant and Worcester, but the customer bought all the stuff I was labour only.

I did chuckle when I saw what he had bought, but you never know, and a 5 year warranty should give peace of mind if it goes wrong. I dunno who quick they come to fix though.

OP they only cost £600 to buy, so don't always assume the cheapest quote is the best option as Worcester/Vaillant are £900+

Edited By: pinkleponkle on Feb 16, 2011 18:08
#25
Boilers2go see what the prices are, if they are cheap enough get a gas safe guy into fit it.
#26
Worcester Bosch
#27
potterton gold 28he
banned#28
as above make sure he's gas registered even when he shows you his number check it out. Been on tv of guy using someone elses number printed on his van.
banned#29
as above make sure he's gas registered even when he shows you his number check it out. Been on tv of guy using someone elses number printed on his van.
#30
where abouts do you live? I am sure poeple can recommend if we know the area. I know a good boiler fitter in sheffield for instance.

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