Free Replacement Boiler @ B & Q
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Free Replacement Boiler @ B & Q

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Found 10th May 2013
I noticed this in my local newspaper today and thought I would post it on here. Whilst it is not for everyone,it will help a lot of people with children
who are on a low income. Also pensioners and the disabled.

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good find : i wonder what brand/model of boiler they will supply

I think it is for Gas boilers only

No use for people with heating oil

I think it is more to do with inefficient boilers

my parents just replaced their boiler, it was 32 years old! they only changed when the engineer said they couldnt get parts for it!

Original Poster

I expire my deals when they get tired...But I think this post will get expired by the sickos
on this site As it will not earn any money for this site. Thats what its all about paul eh

I can agree with a lot of the above - it does often tend to be those who give nothing to the system that get the highest return. However that's just life whether it sucks or not. For all those people who have a genuine reason to be on benefits/credits/whatever and find day-to-day making-ends-meet a real struggle, deals like this are a godsend. I've got a friend who has just been made redundant after 30yrs in a now-dead industry, and would almost certainly fit the criteria (except they don't live in Bristol, Wales or Scotland and their boiler isn't broken!) so not everyone in that situation is a scrounger, but yeah - a lot of them are sadly.

I believe this may be the Affordable Warmth scheme; if so it is not limited to B&Q and not limited to the areas in the B&Q advert. It's funded partly by government partly by energy companies and administered by the energy companies. Google Affordable Warmth or go to the Energy Saving Trust website - they have a freephone advise line.

{edit} from the EST website:

The ECO (Energy Company Obligation)
The ECO for the big six energy suppliers is also being launched in early 2013. It is in three parts:

Affordable Warmth Obligation

To provide heating and insulation improvements for low-income and vulnerable households (but social housing tenants are not eligible for affordable warmth).

There are complex eligibility criteria for this means-tested scheme. Call the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 to check whether you might be eligible, and to apply if you are.

{The other two bits aren't relevant to this}

Whether you buy into the strivers vs skivers rhetoric or not this scheme is principally for home owners who are now find themselves vulnerable ie lack of heat and hot water would impact on their health to a greater degree than most people; to me that says these are people who at least at one time were working in jobs secure enough to warrant them being offered a mortgage. I don't think home owning mortgage payers fall neatly into the Jeremy Kyle demographic. It's just a personal opinion but I think schemes like this may keep people healthy enough that they don't have to turn to more expensive care and medical services.


Edited by: "o_t_e" 11th May 2013

There are a great many pensioners who own their own homes, do not earn/receive anything like £15,000 a year but are unable to claim any of the benefits which would qualify them for this. I am one of them, having worked all my life and raised 5 children on my own following my divorce with no help from the state. My boiler is over 20 years old and I dread the day when it finally packs up as there is no way I will be able to replace it.

Turquoise

There are a great many pensioners who own their own homes, do not … There are a great many pensioners who own their own homes, do not earn/receive anything like £15,000 a year but are unable to claim any of the benefits which would qualify them for this. I am one of them, having worked all my life and raised 5 children on my own following my divorce with no help from the state. My boiler is over 20 years old and I dread the day when it finally packs up as there is no way I will be able to replace it.



Have you looked at the everlastingboiler scheme? We couldn't afford a new one to buy outright as it's a bit of a complicated install in our house, so went with that. £36 a month on a 14 year contract, but that includes full breakdown/servicing and replacement cover in the event of it dying a death. We;re effectively renting the boiler from them. The house is loads warmer, and we're benefitting from lower gas bills. It's not for everyone, but I can provide loads of info if you're interested.

panddda

Have you looked at the everlastingboiler scheme? We couldn't afford a new … Have you looked at the everlastingboiler scheme? We couldn't afford a new one to buy outright as it's a bit of a complicated install in our house, so went with that. £36 a month on a 14 year contract, but that includes full breakdown/servicing and replacement cover in the event of it dying a death. We;re effectively renting the boiler from them. The house is loads warmer, and we're benefitting from lower gas bills. It's not for everyone, but I can provide loads of info if you're interested.



Hi,

Can I just ask what happens if you decide to move?

Banned

No, you can't take it with you.

agoatson

Hi,Can I just ask what happens if you decide to move?:)

Banned

Annoy me deals like this. I go to work pay all my taxes and get eff all for free. Its plain wrong

agoatson

Hi,Can I just ask what happens if you decide to move?:)



You can either buy yourself out of the contract (they gave us all the figures) or the new owner can take the contract on, as far as I can remember. We checked it out at the time and decided it was ok for our needs, but can't remember the exact ins and outs. I think there's more info on their website - apparently they've changed it slightly since I did mine.

butlers1982

Annoy me deals like this. I go to work pay all my taxes and get eff all … Annoy me deals like this. I go to work pay all my taxes and get eff all for free. Its plain wrong



The people who get it probably contributed towards your education with their taxes - swings and roundabouts.

British has has taken over the contract for installation. Landlords can also receive these in the houses they rent out as it goes of the income for the household renting the properties.

Oh and you can also get this if own the house too.

British gas *

Who decides who deserves help and who does not.. certainly not a user on HUKD.
Everybody gets excited about free stuff in here, but some seem to have a personal limit and if it does not apply to them personally get very vocal.

It's good information and good news for a lot of people, voted hot.

Great Info

o_t_e

The people who get it probably contributed towards your education with … The people who get it probably contributed towards your education with their taxes - swings and roundabouts.



Probably not.

stvoritel

Probably not.



Although they aren't identical this is a replacement for the WarmFront scheme and the demographics of Warmfront takeup were substantively weighted towards the elderly, then those with serious illness/disability, then low income families. I suppose it's whether you believe these people have worked and contributed or not.

nice - will have to look into

o_t_e

The people who get it probably contributed towards your education with … The people who get it probably contributed towards your education with their taxes - swings and roundabouts.



As they earn far less than the average wage, their contributions are negligible as they would get tax credits etc. These offers should only be open to pensioners, it's not a good incentive to earn more and get a better paid job if the government keep rewarding the low earners. I'm getting a new boiler very soon and its costing me £2200.

paul.jacobs

As they earn far less than the average wage, their contributions are … As they earn far less than the average wage, their contributions are negligible as they would get tax credits etc. These offers should only be open to pensioners, it's not a good incentive to earn more and get a better paid job if the government keep rewarding the low earners. I'm getting a new boiler very soon and its costing me £2200.



My point was that when butlers1982 was at school - 1987 onwards - the people who may claim this would then have been working and paying taxes; it's largely the elderly and the sick/disabled that make use of these schemes. I'm no fan of tax credits myself - they simply subsidize low pay rates. I'm a higher rate tax payer and I'd love it if the people around me (in the north east) were earning at my level, but round here £15k is considered a good wage. I take your point about aspiration - I wish jobcentres did more towards working on peoples' self-belief and drive but they seem to have the opposite effect. One of my brothers seasonal staff is from one of the elite schools in Scotland and she has been inculcated with an incredible self confidence - if we could give kids just that sense of self worth this would be a very different country.

panddda

Have you looked at the everlastingboiler scheme? We couldn't afford a new … Have you looked at the everlastingboiler scheme? We couldn't afford a new one to buy outright as it's a bit of a complicated install in our house, so went with that. £36 a month on a 14 year contract, but that includes full breakdown/servicing and replacement cover in the event of it dying a death. We;re effectively renting the boiler from them. The house is loads warmer, and we're benefitting from lower gas bills. It's not for everyone, but I can provide loads of info if you're interested.



That's over £6000 for a boiler. I paid £1500 for a bosch with 10 years warranty parts and labour. Admittedly it was a simple install but £36 per month over 14 years seams expensive.
Agree with comments about rewarding the poor although it's much more complicated than people make out. If there where a simple solution then I'm sure the government would be using it. They go for targeting criterion to spend less and in return save our taxes which many off us pay. You could probably give every house in the country a free boiler with the money spent on missiles in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Off topic I no.

nigellangton

That's over £6000 for a boiler. I paid £1500 for a bosch with 10 years w … That's over £6000 for a boiler. I paid £1500 for a bosch with 10 years warranty parts and labour. Admittedly it was a simple install but £36 per month over 14 years seams expensive. Agree with comments about rewarding the poor although it's much more complicated than people make out. If there where a simple solution then I'm sure the government would be using it. They go for targeting criterion to spend less and in return save our taxes which many off us pay. You could probably give every house in the country a free boiler with the money spent on missiles in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Off topic I no.



Depends how you look at it - my parents bought a brand new boiler with warranty etc, but the warranty doesn't guarantee to come out and repair it within 24 hours if it breaks, so they're still paying British Gas £21 a month for emergency cover and annual servicing as well as the £2500 they paid for their boiler. Also, if mine dies after 13yrs (most nowadays have an average life of 8-10yrs) I'll get a new one. Added to the fact that I simply didn't have £2-3k lying around to spend outright, so there would have been some sort of finance involved anyway if we'd had to make a purchase, and we're saving around £20 a month on the gas due to efficiency, so overall it worked out good for us. But as I said originally, it's not for everyone. For us and others who I know who have done the same though it's the perfect solution.

Lol education system gets barley any funding 40+ in one class with a teacher that doesn't care...kids sexualised at young ages even through cartoons.. They grow up uneducated no job and with kids at young age...

Shout at them!! Tell them how they are living like tramps and on benefits! Yay!!

That's gonna fix everything!

What a joke...

Want to change this country? Try sorting out the elite that rule it and quit shouting at the victims.. Save the next generations before they end up the same!!

Banned

stvoritel

Probably not.



Agreed

I've had a quick scan through the details of this B&Q deal and have noted the following:
*Warranty terms and conditions apply (Annual boiler service required to maintain warranty validity)
I wonder if you're forced to have this annual boiler service from whoever installs it, or if you can go elsewhere if it is cheaper to do so?
Also, does anyone know what type/brand of boiler is likely to be installed on this program?

I think it grossly unfair for GAVISLEWISHUKD to assume that everyone on a low income is Jeremy Kyle fodder or worse LAZY !!!
I am a pensioner who has worked hard, bought up a family, bought my own house, but now a pensioner. Reliant on state pension that is barely enough to live on.
Perhaps one day GAVINLEWISHUKD you will find yourself without a job or a pensioner with a low income!
Any help available to low income people should be welcomed, and you are lucky if your income deems you unable to claim it.

good find op, voted hot, and no it does not benefit me personally even though I am one of the "scounging sick" but good for them who do benefit fom it.

Seems like a good deal for people who qualify. Heat added

I certainly voted it hot as though I can't benefit from it myself it will no doubt help those who can. The information provided by panddda will also help many people but again not me, as I can't afford to pay out a further £35 a month. That does not make it a bad offer however and could be a viable solution for some. I too wish people wouldn't vote things cold just because the offer isn't suitable for them or start an argument as to whether people should be entitled to things. I didn't think that was what this site was meant to be about.

Anyone can confirm what make/model boiler they supply?
Energycare group do same deal but offer Ideal combi boilers which has poor reviews.

Got a call back from B&Q, saying not currently availble in the middlesex area?

Voted hot.

Original Poster

OAP123

I think it grossly unfair for GAVISLEWISHUKD to assume that everyone on a … I think it grossly unfair for GAVISLEWISHUKD to assume that everyone on a low income is Jeremy Kyle fodder or worse LAZY !!!I am a pensioner who has worked hard, bought up a family, bought my own house, but now a pensioner. Reliant on state pension that is barely enough to live on. Perhaps one day GAVINLEWISHUKD you will find yourself without a job or a pensioner with a low income!Any help available to low income people should be welcomed, and you are lucky if your income deems you unable to claim it.


It good to see he has deleted his bigoted comments...I wander why?

Good deal. Shame it's limited to Bristol, South Wales and Glasgow.

i worked my ass of at school, got a decent job, pay into a pension, i'm never going to get free ****

If your boiler is not working and your annual income is less than … If your boiler is not working and your annual income is less than £15,860, or you receive state pension credit, you may be eligible for a FREE boiler replacement, including the cost of all materials and fitting.

o_t_e

The people who get it probably contributed towards your education with … The people who get it probably contributed towards your education with their taxes - swings and roundabouts.

I agree

markadamstocks

I agree



its for scroungers as well as pensioners.
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