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Biasi Riva Plus 24 kw combi boiler 5 years warranty £349 Trade point (B&Q)
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Biasi Riva Plus 24 kw combi boiler 5 years warranty £349 Trade point (B&Q)

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Refreshed 1st Nov 2018 (Posted 5th Oct 2018)
Product Information

Effectively heat your home with this combi boiler, keeping you warm during the winter months. This combi boiler is frost protected and is the perfect replacement for an old, broken boiler. With a user-friendly interface you can easily control this SEDBUK rated boiler.

Guarantee - 2 years

Features and Benefits

LPG convertible, condensing combi boiler with easy to use controls. Features frost protection, recuperator technology, self-diagnostics, pump exercise routine and built-in 24-hour clock.

Automatic Bypass5 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)

Technical Specifications

BrandBiasiModelRiva Plus 24CPower output26.3 WHeight (mm)803mmWidth (mm)400mmDepth (mm)350mmDepth (mm)350mmEnergy ratingABTU83256BtuFlue outletTopFrost protectedFrost protectedHeat exchangerAluminium
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These are terrible boilers, poor quality and will give you a life time of trouble! Theres no point cutting costs with buying cheap a boiler. Get a decent boiler with a nice long warranty, Vaillant or ideal would be my choice, or even Intergas. Worcs Bosch seem to have taken a nosedive since they started farming out the HE to Turkey.
We call them Landlord boilers
Do not buy this boiler! You’ll be in for a life time (of the boiler) of hurt.
Edited by: "AshleyS" 5th Oct 2018
I had one and see it hasn't changed over the years. 1 year old and stopped producing hot water but rads were fine. Fixed then 2 months started leaking. Wouldn't recommend this at all.
Edited by: "KingAwKings" 5th Oct 2018
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These are terrible boilers, poor quality and will give you a life time of trouble! Theres no point cutting costs with buying cheap a boiler. Get a decent boiler with a nice long warranty, Vaillant or ideal would be my choice, or even Intergas. Worcs Bosch seem to have taken a nosedive since they started farming out the HE to Turkey.
We've got a Vokera. It has been a few years, but been okayish. Might have to consider something better next time.
Do not buy this boiler! You’ll be in for a life time (of the boiler) of hurt.
Edited by: "AshleyS" 5th Oct 2018
moh22305/10/2018 08:12

We've got a Vokera. It has been a few years, but been okayish. Might have …We've got a Vokera. It has been a few years, but been okayish. Might have to consider something better next time.


We've got a Vokera compact, which was fitted in 2006. It's been pretty good, only needing a new thermistor for the first 11 years. Since last year, I've had to replace the condense pipe, prv, flow valve, and clean the fan venturi, so it's been a bit more troublesome of late, but for what I paid I'm happy.
What if you got this as run of the mill. Cheap and cheerful. If you get 3 to 5 years then maybe worth it.
We call them Landlord boilers
I had one and see it hasn't changed over the years. 1 year old and stopped producing hot water but rads were fine. Fixed then 2 months started leaking. Wouldn't recommend this at all.
Edited by: "KingAwKings" 5th Oct 2018
wassap2 h, 33 m ago

These are terrible boilers, poor quality and will give you a life time of …These are terrible boilers, poor quality and will give you a life time of trouble! Theres no point cutting costs with buying cheap a boiler. Get a decent boiler with a nice long warranty, Vaillant or ideal would be my choice, or even Intergas. Worcs Bosch seem to have taken a nosedive since they started farming out the HE to Turkey.


£350 and 5 years warranty!?!
There are boilers now on the market that provide 10 years parts and labour if fitted by an approved installer and you service the boiler regularly.

Now on the face it that seems good long term value but I have not seen the t&c and how good these companies are when it comes to resolving a repair.

But going on recommendations it seems its Vaillaint (I dont think they do 10 yrs, max is 7), Ideal - they have produced some horrible boilers but they now offer 10 years on their Vogue boilers. Intergas seems to be highly recommended by plumbers and comes with 10 years warranty but not sure if that covers just the Heat Exchanger or the full boiler.
Says two year guarantee then 5 year warranty lol which one is it? Get a baxi or something decent
not worth saving a coupke of gindred pounds for this
Ok if your selling your house.. Wouldnt touch this myself, Even a landlord WILL have hassles this, it cost as much as a decent one time plumbers billls paid... A very good plumber said to me, people have a £350k house, £30k car nowadays, 5 star holidays, £15k kitchens, brand new iphones for them and the kids at £1k each... ie people the want the best of everything, M and S for the food shopping... house is all spick and span then when he prices for a Worcs Bosch plus a proper power flush etc all copper, ie a Pukka job. they grumble about the price.. go online and ask him to fit a cheap boiler.
He says to the customers why even try and make do with a cheap boiler when the Worcs Bosch going to give you 10 years plus trouble free heating hot water 24/7. You could get a £17k Ford Focus instead of a £30k BMW !!
More often than not they choose the better worcs bosch boiler.
Boilers are NOT the same.
Edited by: "smokedsausage" 5th Oct 2018
RuudBullit9 h, 59 m ago

We've got a Vokera compact, which was fitted in 2006. It's been pretty …We've got a Vokera compact, which was fitted in 2006. It's been pretty good, only needing a new thermistor for the first 11 years. Since last year, I've had to replace the condense pipe, prv, flow valve, and clean the fan venturi, so it's been a bit more troublesome of late, but for what I paid I'm happy.


Sounds like the Volkvort boiler in Peep Show popularyoutube.com/vid…ler

So, unrelated to your post, the fitting and maintenance cost of a boiler are usually much greater than the part cost, so you're better off getting something that's good and reliable with cheap and plentiful parts. We had an Ariston boiler that came with our house build, and it barely lasted 3 years - and every winter was a horror-show. Went with Worcester Bosch and even though it's not perfect, everyone knows how to work with one and engineers can pop down to the local supplies shop and pick parts up for it the same day.

Waiting over a day for something when you have no hot water or central heating is just awful, especially if you have young children. It's a good price, but I wouldn't touch this with a bargepole.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 5th Oct 2018
Vaillant ftw.
Vaillant ecotec
moh22305/10/2018 08:26

What if you got this as run of the mill. Cheap and cheerful. If you get 3 …What if you got this as run of the mill. Cheap and cheerful. If you get 3 to 5 years then maybe worth it.


How about the fitting cost?
Fotune05/10/2018 20:59

How about the fitting cost?


To be fair most gas safe plumbers will stay clear of fitting these if they can, they will have enough work fitting proper boilers anyway and wont want the hassles people phoning up and they have to get parts ordered in etc, l would stay well clear if you can.
Edited by: "smokedsausage" 5th Oct 2018
Fotune19 m ago

How about the fitting cost?


My bad. Forgot about that.
devlino05/10/2018 09:08

We call them Landlord boilers


not sure what landords use them mostly potterton titaniums with 7 year guarantee up here
smokedsausage15 m ago

To be fair most gas safe plumbers will stay clear of fitting these if they …To be fair most gas safe plumbers will stay clear of fitting these if they can, they will have enough work fitting proper boilers anyway and wont want the hassles people phoning up and they have to get parts ordered in etc, l would stay well clear if you can.


Thank you
nasir_glasgow1 h, 49 m ago

not sure what landords use them mostly potterton titaniums with 7 year …not sure what landords use them mostly potterton titaniums with 7 year guarantee up here


They're cheap and usually last a few years, throw em in to sell a house, prob ok if you keep up to them but when they start going wrong theyre ripped out and another put in as its cheaper then parts and labour
Baxi DuoTec are really good
bigpappa05/10/2018 15:18

There are boilers now on the market that provide 10 years parts and labour …There are boilers now on the market that provide 10 years parts and labour if fitted by an approved installer and you service the boiler regularly. Now on the face it that seems good long term value but I have not seen the t&c and how good these companies are when it comes to resolving a repair. But going on recommendations it seems its Vaillaint (I dont think they do 10 yrs, max is 7), Ideal - they have produced some horrible boilers but they now offer 10 years on their Vogue boilers. Intergas seems to be highly recommended by plumbers and comes with 10 years warranty but not sure if that covers just the Heat Exchanger or the full boiler.


The house we bought has a worcester boiler. I didn't have the installation details or receipt but guessed it might have been 7-10 years old. Last month had some leaks/problems, plumber came in and said heat exchanger was damaged and would need replacing. Replacing the entire boiler would probably be more economical. So I gave worcester a call, they tracked the age from the serial number to be just under 10 years old. Then sent out a repair guy same day, replaced heat exchanger under warranty plus upgraded a bunch of parts with no questions asked, zero fuss and only charged a nominal amount.

So now I effectively have a new boiler which should last for many more years. Will definitely go for Worcester in the future.
Edited by: "benjai" 6th Oct 2018
benjai06/10/2018 11:41

The house we bought has a worcester boiler. I didn't have the installation …The house we bought has a worcester boiler. I didn't have the installation details or receipt but guessed it might have been 7-10 years old. Last month had some leaks/problems, plumber came in and said heat exchanger was damaged and would need replacing. Replacing the entire boiler would probably be more economical. So I gave worcester a call, they tracked the age from the serial number to be just under 10 years old. Then sent out a repair guy same day, replaced heat exchanger under warranty plus upgraded a bunch of parts with no questions asked, zero fuss and only charged a nominal amount. So now I effectively have a new boiler which should last for many more years. Will definitely go for Worcester in the future.


I assume you must had proof that its been serviced each year? Otherwise they could say the boiler has not been looked after.
bigpappa7th Oct

I assume you must had proof that its been serviced each year? Otherwise …I assume you must had proof that its been serviced each year? Otherwise they could say the boiler has not been looked after.


That's what I thought too but nope, no questions asked at all.
smokedsausage5th Oct

Ok if your selling your house.. Wouldnt touch this myself, Even a landlord …Ok if your selling your house.. Wouldnt touch this myself, Even a landlord WILL have hassles this, it cost as much as a decent one time plumbers billls paid... A very good plumber said to me, people have a £350k house, £30k car nowadays, 5 star holidays, £15k kitchens, brand new iphones for them and the kids at £1k each... ie people the want the best of everything, M and S for the food shopping... house is all spick and span then when he prices for a Worcs Bosch plus a proper power flush etc all copper, ie a Pukka job. they grumble about the price.. go online and ask him to fit a cheap boiler.He says to the customers why even try and make do with a cheap boiler when the Worcs Bosch going to give you 10 years plus trouble free heating hot water 24/7. You could get a £17k Ford Focus instead of a £30k BMW !!More often than not they choose the better worcs bosch boiler. Boilers are NOT the same.


You talking about the installers with all those posh houses, cars, holidays and iphones.

All I see is traders driving around in 30k T6 and transit customers, parked outside pub all weekend...
Edited by: "snappyfish" 1st Nov 2018
that's my sisters christmas present sorted.
Think these may have been called "Heatline" previously. If so, it send a shiver down my spine, not a warm feeling! I had a cheapo Heatline fitted in a rental property. Pretty stressful with all the breakdowns and peed orf tenants. Took out British Gas cover who have almost rebuilt it over the past 7 or 8 years. If it goes bang, i would go for a trusted brand with a 10 years warranty e.g. Worcester or Ideal that I use elsewhere.

Don't be tempted by the price!
I'm just here to also say do not buy this. I have the non plus version of this and it's always messing up, not even the same part but all different parts. We're looking to replace it now but it costs like £2,000 to have a decent new boiler ordered and fitted :/
We had one in last place. Total nightmare. Numerous plumbers in, no one could fix it. Ended up replacing it with a Worcester.
The trick to boiler longevity is getting it serviced by a thorough gas fitter.We had British Gas home care for years and a yearly service and safety check was a short affair, usually just a visual ending in a probe being inserted in port on the flue pipe, if it was burning right they never bothered opening it up to clean/inspect the burners.

We then moved over to an independent guy, got the same cover for less including a yearly service.This guy literally dismantles the boiler every time, cleans burners, inspects this and that and everything that should be cleaned is cleaned, vacuumed out – he goes mad with his over sized pipe cleaners.The only good thing about British gas is they’re quick when it comes to call outs but after seeing the difference between them and a local firm I would never recommend them to anyone.

Ben_W19 m ago

I'm just here to also say do not buy this. I have the non plus version of …I'm just here to also say do not buy this. I have the non plus version of this and it's always messing up, not even the same part but all different parts. We're looking to replace it now but it costs like £2,000 to have a decent new boiler ordered and fitted



We've just been quoted £1800 for a new Baxi to be fitted + 3 radiators (upgrading the remaining old single skin to double convectors) and a fancy smart thermostat.
Got a Vaillant still running strong after 14 years.
Stay away from Biasi trust me, im currently without a boiler and have been for the last week and a half because my POS Biasi boiler cant be fixed despite numberous parts... new boiler time
In my experience, so called heating engineers/plumbers just want the easy jobs and are often taking back handers from the big companies so won't touch your cheap as chips boiler. If you buy one, fit it yourself, it's a piece of cake really, just get a gas man in to connect up the gas pipe. I bought a Ravenheat for a similar price years ago, lasted me 10 years, when it goes wrong just bin it and buy another... I replaced mine with a Heatline about 3 years ago, never had a problem with it... Probably because I fitted it correctly and didn't get one of the so called experts in!
Terrible boiler. Fitted this 3 years back and stopped heating after 12 months and was repaired under warranty but last month the mother/circuit board fused and had to pay £250 including parts and labour.
for those moaning about this boiler - i had this fitted and running for 9 years, replaced only last year for this model. never had any major issue. however if you need a water softener you want a steel heat exchanger not a alloy
Very poor quality, my broke twice with in a year after installation.
We have the biasi inovia which came with a 5 year guarantee. In the last 5 years we have had to call the engineer out 2-3 times which was covered under the parts and labour guarantee.now we have boiler insurance after the warranty expired. Not sure what the average is for a boiler call out over a 5 year period
Edited by: "MatthewSundhu" 1st Nov 2018
my boilers 34 years old
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