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Hia, My boiler is on it's way out, British Gas have been out about 8 times in the last 3 months and are starting to moan a lot and keep mentioning that I should get a new boiler. Ours is a baxi … Read More
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Hia,

My boiler is on it's way out, British Gas have been out about 8 times in the last 3 months and are starting to moan a lot and keep mentioning that I should get a new boiler.

Ours is a baxi bahama 100 & has been installed in our house for about 10 years and was a reconditioned unit then, the previous owners put it in.

Now the last engineer that came out this morning has recomended either a Worcester Bosch or a Vallient and has said that I need to be looking for a boiler that does 15 liters per min on the hot tap as they are the most efficient.

Can anyone recomend any model numbers, I'm just pricing things up at the mo so I can start putting some money away for when it dies - I'm hoping it'll get us through the winter.

Thanks for any advice,
worto.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Try And See If You Can Get A Grant For The New Combi Boiler. I Saved Roughly £1,500. By Doing This. Check Your Local Council.
#2
bl00dy hell £1500 I thought it was only about £1000 for a boiler!

I'll check - I'm in Derbyshire.

worto.
#3
I have a Worcester Junior 28i, picked it up for around £550 through my plumber mate and it is fab, have never had any problems in 4 years, I have a mid size 3 bed semi. Well recommended.
#4
you cant beat a worcester boiler they are the best and most reliable
but if you want a cheaper one then screfix have some under 1,000 and with the 10% and quidco could work out under £800
http://www.screwfix.com/search.do;jsessionid=GQI4OXYJ2HJIQCSTHZOCFFQ?_dyncharset=UTF-8&fh_search=boilers
#5
I'm currently on hold with british gas to get someone out to fix our GLOW-WORM boiler which isnt even 3 years old installed by persimmon homes !!!

So, buy a glow-worm ..... :whistling:
#6
Ps range of Worcester boilers at Plumbnation for well under a £1000
#7
Phone the energy saving trust (a gov sponsered agency). They will tell you if you can get a grant or contribution towards your boiler.
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/
#8
worto03
bl00dy hell £1500 I thought it was only about £1000 for a boiler!

I'll check - I'm in Derbyshire.

worto.


i have a Worcester Bosch Greenstar HE 35 - which is great. Think that may be an out of date model now though.
#9
worcester r good but my best mate who is an independant corgi gas engineer 20+ yrs swears by vaillant i.e. reliability. Repair costs cost to buy .

Btw most boilers ave. 11L/min which is fine unless u have 2 bathrooms or 2 kitchens
#10
We have got Vaillant EcoTec Pro which is in the £800 region. Very good and no problems at all. :thumbsup: We have had it 3 years now. We bought it after an extensive research about boilers :)
#11
thanks for all the info guys, looks like I have some research to do when I get home, I'll look up all of the models you've mentioned.

I guess with mine being very old it might be worth replacing sooner rather than later if the new one is much more efficient.

Thanks,
worto.
#12
bargain surfer;3161890
worcester r good but my best mate who is an independant corgi gas engineer 20+ yrs swears by vaillant i.e. reliability. Repair costs cost to buy .

Btw most boilers ave. 11L/min which is fine unless u have 2 bathrooms or 2 kitchens


Marina;3161898
We have got Vaillant EcoTec Pro which is in the £800 region. Very good and no problems at all. :thumbsup: We have had it 3 years now. We bought it after an extensive research about boilers :)


Had a Vailant in my flat and had to call out the engineer 15 plus times in 6 months......:x
#13
choc1969;3161980
Had a Vailant in my flat and had to call out the engineer 15 plus times in 6 months......:x

Really??? We read a lot of good reviews about it and our plumber thoroughly recommended Vaillant. We have Vaillant in the house we live in and our BTL house as well. So far so good :thumbsup:
#14
I guess you can always get a bad one from any manufacturer but by going with the best reviews & recomendations of engineers I'm hoping to 'minimise the risk' if you like of me just going out & buying any old piece of **** because it's shiney :)

some good info here.

Btw most boilers ave. 11L/min which is fine unless u have 2 bathrooms or 2 kitchens


thanks didn't know that, well actually you can write what I do know about boilers on the back of a postage stamp so any info is a good start!
#15
choc1969
I have a Worcester Junior 28i, picked it up for around £550 through my plumber mate and it is fab, have never had any problems in 4 years, I have a mid size 3 bed semi. Well recommended.


I've got one of these as well. Four years and no trouble. (cross fingers, touch wood)
#16
As stated by your engineer in your OP, Worcester Bosch or Valliant are definitely the makes to go for if you can afford them!

My dad's an engineer and fitted a Valliant (Combo) in my house 7 years ago. I have to state we live in a hard water area and has never gone on the blink except the once last christmas for a known design fault (part) that cost less than £100incl, otherwise it's been great for both hot-water and heating!

Do not purchase a bigger output model than required (buy according to size of property), any decent engineer should know this to inform you. Visit any local plumbers merchants (independant) and haggle with raw cash if possible, after getting quotes from any competitors and remembering to always include the dreaded VAT when/where applicable and not forgetting the relevant thermostats & timers!

Important piece of advice: ensure a Corgi registered plumber/engineer replaces your new boiler, if not this may invalidate any warranties!

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