Free Nest Third Gen Thermostat Stand (priced £29.99) when buying with Nest Thermostat £199.99 @ Screwfix
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Free Nest Third Gen Thermostat Stand (priced £29.99) when buying with Nest Thermostat £199.99 @ Screwfix

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Expires on 07/01/2018Found 20th Nov
Screwfix is offering Free Nest 3rd Gen Thermostat stand when bought with Nest Thermostat. Costs £189.99 (£10 discount) if more than one Nest Thermostat is bought

I had a new Screwfix opening nearby (Waterbeach) where they offerred 10% discount, so the price was even cheaper. Unsure if there are any discount vouchers to order this online. But the addition of Thermostat stand really made a good deal for my case. Sharing just in case anyone was thinking of buying a stand with thermostat might find this useful.

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These are brilliant and save a lot of money for the active unpredictable family. Those on shifts or are out of the house a lot at different times and don’t want to fiddle with switches and buttons constantly

ace_rees8 m ago

These are brilliant and save a lot of money for the active unpredictable …These are brilliant and save a lot of money for the active unpredictable family. Those on shifts or are out of the house a lot at different times and don’t want to fiddle with switches and buttons constantly


Well done for being the first one to comment and counter all the rubbish about not saving money for those with set routines. These really are for the people that have unpredictable routines

ace_rees11 m ago

These are brilliant and save a lot of money for the active unpredictable …These are brilliant and save a lot of money for the active unpredictable family. Those on shifts or are out of the house a lot at different times and don’t want to fiddle with switches and buttons constantly



I would agree, has saved me money even over a short period of time, this will pay back itself in no time, all controllable via your smart mobile, it'll even determine if you are at home or away from it, preventing your home being heated up when no use to benefit from it, only the company supplying your heating utility.

HUKD

How much is installation, unless its fairly simple to self-install ? I'm fairly technical and have a typical single zone central heating system, conventional boiler and hot water cylinder.

Just bought hive. Think I prefer nest but it's too expensive with installation.

twisterteddy17 m ago

How much is installation, unless its fairly simple to self-install ? I'm …How much is installation, unless its fairly simple to self-install ? I'm fairly technical and have a typical single zone central heating system, conventional boiler and hot water cylinder.



I'd guess if your fairly technical it'll be fairly simple, read, research and commit, although what I'm lead to believe the install can cost around £50.

HUKD

so why is this cold, is there a better deal out there for nest ?

twisterteddy2 m ago

so why is this cold, is there a better deal out there for nest ?


I assume this price is just not hot enough. You can find the nest on ebay for £177 ebay.co.uk/itm…z2g

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thedopeyone11 m ago

I assume this price is just not hot enough. You can find the nest on ebay …I assume this price is just not hot enough. You can find the nest on ebay for £177 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEST-LEARNING-THERMOSTAT-3rd-GENERATION-T3010GB-IN-DIFFERENT-COLOURS-IN-STOCK/142279606355?hash=item2120868053:m:mgUwAMWkfkslz_EyySmFz2g

True I was hesitant to post this, but in the true spirit of HUKD I posted it anyway. I was half sure this won't go hot.

Some times when cold deals are good for some circumstances. For those who need the stand as essential (e.g. need to move the thermostat to keep the bedroom at constant temperature while sleeping) this deal is good as the stand comes for free.

In my case I bought two thermostats as I had two zones. With 10% discount the thermostat + stand worked out for me at £171 so rad a great deal for me. Unfortunately the 10% discount was local so the value proposition here for others is only the free stand, which had I not had 10% discount I wouldn't have gone for it anyway as the stand want really essential for my case.

Agree that initial cost isn't very attractive however I can see the value in cost savings.

I currently have a Horstmann DRT1 central heating thermostat (battery powered) in living room.
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And horstmann h47xl for water and heating programmer from the airing cupboard using the unit below.
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Since I think nest will be doing programming and thermostat control, will I need to remove both the units above or I'm missing something. Note that I only have single zone for heating.
Edited by: "twisterteddy" 20th Nov

twisterteddy17 m ago

Agree that initial cost isn't very attractive however I can see the value …Agree that initial cost isn't very attractive however I can see the value in cost savings. I currently have a Horstmann DRT1 central heating thermostat (battery powered) in living room. [Image] And horstmann h47xl for water and heating programmer from the airing cupboard using the unit below. [Image] Since I think nest will be doing programming and thermostat control, will I need to remove both the units above or I'm missing something. Note that I only have single zone for heating.


I've just ordered nest. And I have the exact same question.
Edited by: "thedopeyone" 20th Nov

thedopeyone15 m ago

I've jsut ordered nest. And I have the exact smae question.



Personally, I'd say if you have the confidence and tech savvy, look at the connections on how both units are wired and Do It Yourself.

The nest will and can control both.

Can I have a Nest Thermostat installed if I have a hot water programmer or if my current thermostat controls both home heating and hot water?

The 3rd-generation Nest Thermostat’s domestic hot water control

How to change domestic hot water settings with the Nest Learning Thermostat

HUKD

waiting eagerly for the black friday deals to hit, hoping to spend only around £150 on this ideally with installation

Lets see, last year Nest had some good black friday deals..
Edited by: "KillerNads" 20th Nov

twisterteddy1 h, 0 m ago

Agree that initial cost isn't very attractive however I can see the value …Agree that initial cost isn't very attractive however I can see the value in cost savings. I currently have a Horstmann DRT1 central heating thermostat (battery powered) in living room. [Image] And horstmann h47xl for water and heating programmer from the airing cupboard using the unit below. [Image] Since I think nest will be doing programming and thermostat control, will I need to remove both the units above or I'm missing something. Note that I only have single zone for heating.



You get rid of both, both have to be disconnected from the boiler.

The next then goes where your thermostat was (or you can have it remote, its purely preference just dont wire the nest to the thermostat wiring until you have wired the control box as its completely different voltages) and it does everything, programming and hot water control.

If your unsure speak to a boiler mech, they all know how to wire one now. The guy who services my boiler said if I need a hand he would come over and just tell me where to wire everything.

KillerNads43 m ago

waiting eagerly for the black friday deals to hit, hoping to spend only …waiting eagerly for the black friday deals to hit, hoping to spend only around £150 on this ideally with installation Lets see, last year Nest had some good black friday deals..



Not a chance sorry.

The lowest it has ever been was 120 during prime day during one of the flash sales, so that would make it 170 with installation.

Im hoping it goes down to that price again but its literally never been that price before or since unless its been a place getting rid of their stock.

I have been looking at these for a while. Nest do look better than the hive one. It’s on amazon for £191.99 but no stand. So screw fix is the better deal. As for fitting it looks easy if you have a thermostat already fitted and should be a straight swap with the receiver box you put next to the boiler. Not fitted one before just looked at YouTube lol

oakeydoke23 m ago

I have been looking at these for a while. Nest do look better than the …I have been looking at these for a while. Nest do look better than the hive one. It’s on amazon for £191.99 but no stand. So screw fix is the better deal. As for fitting it looks easy if you have a thermostat already fitted and should be a straight swap with the receiver box you put next to the boiler. Not fitted one before just looked at YouTube lol



DO NOT JUST STRAIGHT SWAP IT, you will blow your nest and nest will not replace it.

Your current thermostat is 240v AC, the nest thermostat it 12v DC.

The receiver box needs to be completely wired up before you change the thermostat and the wires going to your thermostat need to be dissconnected and wired into the reciever box if your wiring it that way.

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The_Hypnotoad24 m ago

DO NOT JUST STRAIGHT SWAP IT, you will blow your nest and nest will not …DO NOT JUST STRAIGHT SWAP IT, you will blow your nest and nest will not replace it.Your current thermostat is 240v AC, the nest thermostat it 12v DC. The receiver box needs to be completely wired up before you change the thermostat and the wires going to your thermostat need to be dissconnected and wired into the reciever box if your wiring it that way.

I think he meant straight swap with Heatlink not Nest thermostat itself. In the UK most boiler controls are 240v so you can't normally connect it directly. That's why the UK version comes with Heatlink and the us version doesn't.

I have done mine (in a previous house with single zone) where the Heatlink directly wires to the boiler. As I already had a thermostat replacing was piece of cake. The time taken was mostly for wiring and making sure that the wires are proper with no loose or exposed cabling.
Edited by: "aravind_svu" 20th Nov

KillerNads1 h, 36 m ago

waiting eagerly for the black friday deals to hit, hoping to spend only …waiting eagerly for the black friday deals to hit, hoping to spend only around £150 on this ideally with installation Lets see, last year Nest had some good black friday deals..


Can’t see that happening TBH

The reason this is so cold btw is because this isnt actually a deal, its the normal offer from Screwfix and has been like it for as long as I remember.

infact I think its been posted 3 or 4 times before

The_Hypnotoad23 h, 2 m ago

Not a chance sorry.The lowest it has ever been was 120 during prime day …Not a chance sorry.The lowest it has ever been was 120 during prime day during one of the flash sales, so that would make it 170 with installation. Im hoping it goes down to that price again but its literally never been that price before or since unless its been a place getting rid of their stock.


TBH, if i could get it for 120 i would be more then happy!! But how did you make it to 170 with installation? £50 for installation who would do that? Amazon is £150, while others on the Nest website quoted me £80 as the minimum

BTW, who do you think will have the best price on this? Is it going to be Amazon, Argos or Nest website?

I guess we won't know until Friday I'm quite excited to buy both this and Phillip Hue Light Starter Kit. Thinking of maybe picking up the Ring 2 Pro, along with its garden Flood Light Camera, which looks good. In the end i guess what matters the most is what prices are on offer this Friday

I've had one for 2 weeks.

When there's a black Friday deal I'll be returning it with my original receipt to screwfix.

Was a pain to install, probably won't save lots of money but I like having full control and seeing nice little graphs.

benfisher19911 h, 7 m ago

I've had one for 2 weeks. When there's a black Friday deal I'll be …I've had one for 2 weeks. When there's a black Friday deal I'll be returning it with my original receipt to screwfix.Was a pain to install, probably won't save lots of money but I like having full control and seeing nice little graphs.


Sounds good. What's the deal about the stand, is there more to that than just a fancy moulded plastic ?

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twisterteddy13 h, 8 m ago

Sounds good. What's the deal about the stand, is there more to that than …Sounds good. What's the deal about the stand, is there more to that than just a fancy moulded plastic ?


The thermostat doesn't work unless it is connected to the wallplate or the stand. So if you plan to move it (so that you can control the temperature to be a steady value in the room you are in) you would need the stand. Having said that, it is just a fancy moulded plastic and I never had to move it for the 1 year I have had this in a previous house.

The stand is just convenient to those who tend to have their thermostate in the hallway but bedrooms cold. Its easy to replace the exsiting thermostat where it is (if it's wired), and then have the stand to get the freedom to move.

Amazon have reduced price to £155. Still seems on the high side tbh. Installation would still be £80 on top of this!!

How do you go about installing this if you don’t currently have a thermostat? My boiler is in kitchen and doesn’t have any cables etc going to any external device!! I want my Nest to be wall mounted in the passageway which is not exactly the same place as the kitchen! Is that even possible??

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KillerNads3 h, 51 m ago

Amazon have reduced price to £155. Still seems on the high side tbh. …Amazon have reduced price to £155. Still seems on the high side tbh. Installation would still be £80 on top of this!!How do you go about installing this if you don’t currently have a thermostat? My boiler is in kitchen and doesn’t have any cables etc going to any external device!! I want my Nest to be wall mounted in the passageway which is not exactly the same place as the kitchen! Is that even possible??

Yes, that's the point of this thermostat. I don't know about you boiler so can't comment but nest support team can help you whether your boiler is compatible. If it is compatible, you would intall the Heatlink close to your boiler ( as you need to run mains cables from boiler to the Heatlink) and then place the pretty looking thermostat anywhere you like. The thermostat needs power and it connects to Heatlink wirelessly.

aravind_svu20th Nov

True I was hesitant to post this, but in the true spirit of HUKD I posted …True I was hesitant to post this, but in the true spirit of HUKD I posted it anyway. I was half sure this won't go hot.Some times when cold deals are good for some circumstances. For those who need the stand as essential (e.g. need to move the thermostat to keep the bedroom at constant temperature while sleeping) this deal is good as the stand comes for free.In my case I bought two thermostats as I had two zones. With 10% discount the thermostat + stand worked out for me at £171 so rad a great deal for me. Unfortunately the 10% discount was local so the value proposition here for others is only the free stand, which had I not had 10% discount I wouldn't have gone for it anyway as the stand want really essential for my case.



thankyou for posting this deal, even though I will not be taking advantage of it, it will give me a point of reference for future.
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