Hive (1st Generation) Heating Control & Thermostat Heating Only £60 with free next day delivery @ Toolstation
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Hive (1st Generation) Heating Control & Thermostat Heating Only £60 with free next day delivery @ Toolstation

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Found 28th Aug 2017
Use code FIVEOCT17 for an additional £5 off during October credit to Cheesebox

Back in stock and 26 available at time of posting probably the last chance to get it at this price especially with the winter coming up. Also available for C&C.

Take control of a combi boiler heating system anytime, anywhere via smart devices. Hub connects via ethernet cable to broadband enabling remote control via Android and iOs devices or in-house control via wireless thermostat.

• Heating schedules – set up to 6 daily time slots

• Heating boost – for up to six hours

• Automatic frost protection and holiday mode

• Geolocation and text functionality for alerts and control

• Child lock via PIN

• Suitable for Gas, LPG or Oil systems

Includes 2 x AA batteries, wireless thermostat, receiver, hub, Ethernet cable, plug, USB power lead and wall plugs. Hive Active Heating must be installed by a qualified professional. Compatible with all current Hive products.
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Ordered thanks
ordered thanks op,heat added.
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Also just to add this is an easy install for someone who has basic electrical knowledge and can often just replace your existing thermostat or receiver with the hive receiver
As this has a battery powered thermostat, does anyone have any advice for what to do with the wires from an existing mains powered thermostat?
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cheesebox9 m ago

As this has a battery powered thermostat, does anyone have any advice for …As this has a battery powered thermostat, does anyone have any advice for what to do with the wires from an existing mains powered thermostat?

You can just disconnect them from your boiler and place a blanking plate in its place, or you can use the wires to connect the hive receiver, however the receiver is best placed next to the boiler
i got one when screwfix were selling them off, great bit of kit, mine is heating and hot water , i just got a blanking plate for where the old thermostat was

toolstation.com/sho…507

you can power the hub via usb on home hub 6 , dont needs mains adaptor
Edited by: "deanos" 28th Aug 2017
I've already got a Hive Hub for Wifi Light Bulbs that I got free with British Gas. I believe you should be able to add this thermostat to the existing Hive Hub if you have one rather than connect the one up you get in this package. Maybe sell it on eBay for a few quid or keep as a spare.

Also stay away from the accessories as they're an obvious rip off i.e >

toolstation.com/sho…=no
Edited by: "fishmaster" 28th Aug 2017
Hmmm. Do I want to control my combi via my smartphone? No, no urge at all.
johnwillowlfc3 h, 59 m ago

Also just to add this is an easy install for someone who has basic …Also just to add this is an easy install for someone who has basic electrical knowledge and can often just replace your existing thermostat or receiver with the hive receiver


I thought there would be instruction on the net on how to replace a Landis and Gyr programmer with this. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything. If anyone has seen such instruction or video please let me know.
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Arunvarma4 m ago

I thought there would be instruction on the net on how to replace a Landis …I thought there would be instruction on the net on how to replace a Landis and Gyr programmer with this. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything. If anyone has seen such instruction or video please let me know.

This is the problem, all boilers and thermostats are wired differently, so will vary from person to person
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Musicrab14 m ago

Hmmm. Do I want to control my combi via my smartphone? No, no urge at all.

It has its advantages but I do understand its not for everyone
Arunvarma18 m ago

I thought there would be instruction on the net on how to replace a Landis …I thought there would be instruction on the net on how to replace a Landis and Gyr programmer with this. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything. If anyone has seen such instruction or video please let me know.


Should be just a matter of finding a wiring diagram for yours then comparing the 2. Both will have L & N. Then its just a matter of finding HW on H on HW off and H off.
Selling fast
Edited by: "ukmonkey" 28th Aug 2017
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3 left now
Just purchased, will have a look in YouTube for installation advice
got one when it was same price a few weeks ago. love it.
Good deal i liked the look of the newer models yet for £60 im willing give 1st gen a go instead
Out of stock now
Edited by: "ukmonkey" 28th Aug 2017
I just have a combi boiler, I control everything by dials in the combi boiler.
Would this still work with what I've got??
1616french10 m ago

I just have a combi boiler, I control everything by dials in the combi …I just have a combi boiler, I control everything by dials in the combi boiler.Would this still work with what I've got??


Yes
ukmonkey11 m ago

Yes

What about the newer Hive Active version, would that work too?
Throttle4 h, 24 m ago

Good deal i liked the look of the newer models yet for £60 im willing give …Good deal i liked the look of the newer models yet for £60 im willing give 1st gen a go instead

Functionality via the app is exactly the same - I bought this version last time it was on here for this price and as I didn't have an existing room thermostat, I wanted something to try to be more efficient anyway. Plus I now have the ability to switch heating on in winter remotely on our return, when we've been away on holiday, so not coming home to a freezing house!

It's fairly simple to install but did take me nearly a whole day to figure out the wiring and sort an awkward wiring access to my boiler's main board to connect it correctly, but that's because I didn't have an existing thermostat, just a basic pin wheel timer on the boiler itself. If you have an existing room thermostat/programmer, it'll be very straightforward.

I now also have motion sensor, door sensor and lightbulb connected too. These cost more than the initial system!
Edited by: "Rickardo" 28th Aug 2017
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1616french1 h, 49 m ago

What about the newer Hive Active version, would that work too?

Yes they are both the same, the newer version looks nicer but more than double the price of this, i think the only major functioning difference is the newer supports multizone systems.
Check your local Toolstation for more stock. 4 at my local for click and collect.
johnwillowlfc1 h, 6 m ago

Yes they are both the same, the newer version looks nicer but more than …Yes they are both the same, the newer version looks nicer but more than double the price of this, i think the only major functioning difference is the newer supports multizone systems.

Haha, multzone systems??
Couldn't resist at this price. If in the future the smart part goes pop as in the Android app no longer works, can everything be done via the control panel?

Will this show a chart of how often the heating system has had to come on during the day? I'm trying to be efficient as possible so if this had a log of usage that would be brilliant.
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1616french1 h, 52 m ago

Haha, multzone systems??

Yes you can have different zones in your home so you can have the heating on downstairs and not upstairs, people who have this setup would need two thermostats to regulate the temperature in each zone
johnwillowlfc9 h, 7 m ago

Yes you can have different zones in your home so you can have the heating …Yes you can have different zones in your home so you can have the heating on downstairs and not upstairs, people who have this setup would need two thermostats to regulate the temperature in each zone

​Does this mean you need two combi boilers as well? Having one is scary enough >
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fishleg0036 m ago

​Does this mean you need two combi boilers as well? Having one is scary e …​Does this mean you need two combi boilers as well? Having one is scary enough >

No it doesn't so no need to worry
fishleg0039 h, 57 m ago

Couldn't resist at this price. If in the future the smart part goes pop as …Couldn't resist at this price. If in the future the smart part goes pop as in the Android app no longer works, can everything be done via the control panel? Will this show a chart of how often the heating system has had to come on during the day? I'm trying to be efficient as possible so if this had a log of usage that would be brilliant.

Have a look on YouTube there is a video on there of someone showing the information you can get from a browser on his laptop, shows a fairly comprehensive control system with information such as when the heating came on over the course of a day, week. I did read in some other comments that this data does just pile up over time so you send up with one long timeline, hopefully they will have fixed this already although I won't be installing for a couple of months.
Anyone know what the difference is between the off tab and the manual tab in the android tab? I know the temp can be controlled via both so wondering what the difference was.
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wmiott50 m ago

Heating and hot water one is the same price as …Heating and hot water one is the same price as wellhttps://www.toolstation.com/shop/p87054?searchstr=hive

OOS for delivery and for the stores I checked, thats the reason why I did not include in this post
cheesebox28th Aug

As this has a battery powered thermostat, does anyone have any advice for …As this has a battery powered thermostat, does anyone have any advice for what to do with the wires from an existing mains powered thermostat?


I used some choc block (toolstation.com/sho…539) to just link the wires in the mains thermostat, and put that inside the back box, with the Hive thermostat mounted on the front. Otherwise the heating wouldn't come on, as the circuit goes [Control box] - [Old Thermostat] - [Boiler].

Make sure you check wiring diagrams though!
Edited by: "SewerSide" 29th Aug 2017
SewerSide1 h, 20 m ago

I used some choc block (https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p19539) to just …I used some choc block (https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p19539) to just link the wires in the mains thermostat, and put that inside the back box, with the Hive thermostat mounted on the front. Otherwise the heating wouldn't come on, as the circuit goes [Control box] - [Old Thermostat] - [Boiler].Make sure you check wiring diagrams though!


Thanks for this. I won't be touching anything myself as I have a friend who is an electrician. Just trying to gauge what is involved. I already have a wrieless thermostat, so it should be a straight forward job for him!
EN1GMA4 h, 34 m ago

Anyone know what the difference is between the off tab and the manual tab …Anyone know what the difference is between the off tab and the manual tab in the android tab? I know the temp can be controlled via both so wondering what the difference was.


I THINK you're right in your interpretation - "OFF" is basically frost-prevention, and will only turn on heating as it approaching freezing. Manual will try to keep it above your specified temp, and will keep it there 24/7. So not much fundamental difference. I've had the V1 for a couple of years, and the thermostat/controller is APPALLING, and I never use it! However the Android/Ipad/Windows interfaces are "consistently inconsistent"! The main temperature dial operates differently in each of them, and the Ipad app insists on being landscape mode, although in Android it's quite happy in portrait! If I could justify the expense of upgrading to V2 I would, like a shot, but it wouldnt alter the usefulness of the system.
Tigger215 m ago

I THINK you're right in your interpretation - "OFF" is basically …I THINK you're right in your interpretation - "OFF" is basically frost-prevention, and will only turn on heating as it approaching freezing. Manual will try to keep it above your specified temp, and will keep it there 24/7. So not much fundamental difference. I've had the V1 for a couple of years, and the thermostat/controller is APPALLING, and I never use it! However the Android/Ipad/Windows interfaces are "consistently inconsistent"! The main temperature dial operates differently in each of them, and the Ipad app insists on being landscape mode, although in Android it's quite happy in portrait! If I could justify the expense of upgrading to V2 I would, like a shot, but it wouldnt alter the usefulness of the system.

You've no idea the trouble I had when I first got it. Apparently there was an issue with the android app affecti some users. Took over 4 weeks to resolve.

Its summer so I wasn't that upset. Will await winter when I can check out the system. In theory it sounds great. No more times where we're put away and the heating comes on because we forgot to adjust the schedule
So much for the express next day delivery, still showing as pending
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ukmonkey31 m ago

So much for the express next day delivery, still showing as pending

Did you get a dispatch email yesterday?
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