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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I'm having an extension done and once its finished i think ill need a new boiler. I'm planning on having 11 radiators when its finished. (I have nine at the moment). I also currently have a bath with mixer tap/shower head upstairs but am planning on adding a dedicated shower downstairs. Right now i have a small glow worm condensing boiler. I was thinking of getting a combi. I would just like to get some kind of general advice about what brand/size/price etc I'm looking at because i have no clue what so ever about these things although ive heard valliant is the best. Advice is greatly appreciated.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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Have a look here for the right system
http://www.vaillant.co.uk/homeowners/choose-the-right-system/

I had a Vaillant Eco tec plus fitted last year, great boiler with no problems so far, about 2k fitted back then, but depends on which size you need.
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[url=]http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Home-improvements/Heating-and-hot-water[/url]

This may help somewhat............ I'm also after a new boiler and saved this link in my favourites after I stumbled upon it...........

From what a friend of a friend told me, I have to make sure that the workman is CORGI registered and that the boiler is on the SEDBUK list.........

You may also find that if you purchase/install an energy efficient boiler then you may be entitled to some kind of refund/reward from the government but I suspect this is a post code lottery !!!!!!

Hope the above helps in some way ;)
#3
Phone round some local firms and get some quotes. I have a Bosch combi had it 3 years no problems. But if you want a certain boiler just get them to quote for that too. I noticed that the company I used is offering 0% over 12 months so you may want to ask about that too.
banned#4
http://www.checkatrade.com/Default.aspx

get 5 pros around to give you advice and quotes for free.
#5
3 of my family members have got worcester boilers ,and they say they are great hope this helps x x
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Get yourself a combi, they're very efficient , word of warning you may need a new shower after a new boiler is installed as the pressure is affected so you may need a high pressure shower. Mid price combi boilers to suit your needs are around the 600-£900 mark and with 11 rads installation and labour costs. your probably gonna be looking at the 2k mark. Stick with Vaillant very reliable and popular at the moment.
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lufc246
Have a look here for the right system
http://www.vaillant.co.uk/homeowners/choose-the-right-system/

I had a Vaillant Eco tec plus fitted last year, great boiler with no problems so far, about 2k fitted back then, but depends on which size you need.


We had exactly that same model fitted in November although ours cost us £2500 - Very pleased with it though, our shower was unusable due to weak pressure before we had it installed now it's superb.
banned#8
Money Spinning;3881664
We had exactly that same model fitted in November although ours cost us £2500 - Very pleased with it though, our shower was unusable due to weak pressure before we had it installed now it's superb.

Does a boiler really increase water pressure? :thinking:
#9
Yes the boiler used affects the pressure in your system
#10
Yes, a combi boiler heats water and distributes it dirctly from the water mains. They are called 'pressurised systems'. The conventinal boiler has a cold water storage tank and a header tank and cylinder. On these systems, the pressure you get out depends where the tanks are located. The higher up, the greater the pressure.

Vaillant are the best, and I second the eco tec plus. With the amount of rads you have, you may be better off with a Vaillant 831 rather than a 824 (the 31 and 24 bits mean the KW output).

Worcesters are also good, but I am a Vaillant man myself!
#11
csiman;3883696
Does a boiler really increase water pressure? :thinking:


The cold water supply around the whole house will be on mains pressure, so yes. The hot water supply is the same as the water goes through the boiler at mains pressure. Depending on the size of the boiler depends on the hot water flow rate however.
banned#12
Foxy102;3883755
Yes, a combi boiler heats water and distributes it dirctly from the water mains. They are called 'pressurised systems'. The conventinal boiler has a cold water storage tank and a header tank and cylinder. On these systems, the pressure you get out depends where the tanks are located. The higher up, the greater the pressure.

Vaillant are the best, and I second the eco tec plus. With the amount of rads you have, you may be better off with a Vaillant 831 rather than a 824 (the 31 and 24 bits mean the KW output).

Worcesters are also good, but I am a Vaillant man myself!

thanks :thumbsup:
#13
thanks guys really good help. will keep all advice in mind and check out those sites.

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