Hive Active Heating - Self Install  AO - £119
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Hive Active Heating - Self Install AO - £119

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Found 3rd Jan
AO have dropped the price of the Hive self install kit to £119 making it the cheapest available at the moment.
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Gizmo, gadgets, just set the timer on your current thermostat unless it’s broken and bobs your uncle. £116 still in your bank account!
mad_design_man11 h, 27 m ago

Gizmo, gadgets, just set the timer on your current thermostat unless it’s b …Gizmo, gadgets, just set the timer on your current thermostat unless it’s broken and bobs your uncle. £116 still in your bank account!


Blah blah blah save this save that.Another person who hasn't used or tried one.Saved me at least £16 a month over he last 3 years on gas and electric.My old thermostat was rubbish hardly any control and hard to programme and not as accurate and also could t control my lights hence saving about £16 a month.Carry on with your old fashioned boiler and thermostat and keep paying over the odds for your energy bills.
Although this Hive kit is cheaper, you may want to consider the Drayton Wiser alternative. Screwfix have the “Drayton 2-Channel Wiser Thermostat Control Kit White (9575V)” for £139.99 which contains the ‘heat hub’ and wireless room thermostat. The heat hub replaces your boiler timer control and also has its own wireless access point (only needed for initial setup). This heat hub controls both the central heating and hot water.

An advantage of the Wiser system is that you can replace some common existing radiator mechanical ‘rad stat’ tops (ie with TRV valves) with wireless operated rad stat tops (no need to drain the radiators). In this way, radiators can be controlled individually, so you can have rooms at different temperatures on a timed basis programmed using the Android/iOS app. You can add wireless rad stat tops to the system at a later date. Note that the wireless range needs to be considered here.

Hive currently does not have wireless rad stat control.

There is another kit which has the same heat hub and room thermostat but includes 2 x wireless ‘rad stat tops’ (4923V) for £199.99.

I’m not saying the Hive deal is not good value, but if you want to wirelessly control your radiators in each room, then you might want to consider the Wiser kit.
If you get the hive through British Gas for £10Per month cancel within 30 days (after 14 days) you can pay a cancel fee of £150 for the hive hub including professional install which in my opinion is a better deal
Edited by: "ilikedeals21" 3rd Jan
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How much extra for professional installation yara
Does this include hub etc? Might have to finally bite the bullet
It would appear to come with hub
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Can anyone share some knowledge on how difficult one of these is to install? Is it just a swap out replacement of my existing thermostat then setup hub and Bob's your uncle?
I too would like to know how hard the swapover is
rugbymad767 m ago

Can anyone share some knowledge on how difficult one of these is to …Can anyone share some knowledge on how difficult one of these is to install? Is it just a swap out replacement of my existing thermostat then setup hub and Bob's your uncle?


Depends what your current programmer is.. if its a fairly new one and labelled up then its fairly easy. If its an older one or dont have the wiring then its not as simple but still not that hard!
The current thermostat on mine i just closed the connection in the wiring centre and took the cables out as the new theromstat is wireless
rugbymad7627 m ago

Can anyone share some knowledge on how difficult one of these is to …Can anyone share some knowledge on how difficult one of these is to install? Is it just a swap out replacement of my existing thermostat then setup hub and Bob's your uncle?



raidenpatel22 m ago

I too would like to know how hard the swapover is


I recently fitted my parents, they had a Drayton Lifestyle LP711 programmer and after a bit of Googling, turns out the wiring and backplate were an exact match for the Hive as it used a standard backplate. Unscrewed the programmer and removed, attached the Hive receiver and screwed it on, connected the hub to the router and all set up in less than 20 minutes!

Do some digging, you may be pleasantly surprised at how simple it could be.
rugbymad7627 m ago

Can anyone share some knowledge on how difficult one of these is to …Can anyone share some knowledge on how difficult one of these is to install? Is it just a swap out replacement of my existing thermostat then setup hub and Bob's your uncle?


It is fairly straightforward but if you are not sure get a electrician or heating engineer in to have it installed. If you get it wrong you "could" blow the PCB in the boiler.
Installed it myself with very low skills of diy, however I still don't know what to do with the old thermostat. It's still there and disconnecting it switches off the heating
How come this post states Self Installation when it clearly states requires professional installation?
steve_b2147 m ago

Does this include hub etc? Might have to finally bite the bullet


looks like there is no Hub. I am waiting for discount on NEST.
bargains49610 m ago

looks like there is no Hub. I am waiting for discount on NEST.



At the end of the page it shows the following...

This package includes the Hive Hub. It connects all your smart Hive products, allowing you to control them individually from the app on your smart device. So once they’re connected, you can turn them on and off or tweak timers and schedules wherever you happen to be, letting you relax the moment you come home.
Got one of these from Argos eBay when they had 20% off so paid around £110, I self installed and it was my first time ever doing anything like that. It was easy enough to wire in and troubleshoot with a bit of googling. Only downside is no integration with HomeKit
Gizmo, gadgets, just set the timer on your current thermostat unless it’s broken and bobs your uncle. £116 still in your bank account!
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All good, but consider NEST, more expensive? Yes.

The thing is Nest owned by Alphabet, the software integration is seemless.

Controls hot water and heating separately, even on a 20+ year old oil fired system.


Also great if you have elderly relative, check temp and control / increase from anywhere in the world. ie have two households showing on app, toggle between the two in a second.
Edited by: "deleted1336857" 4th Jan
moby_matt11 m ago

At the end of the page it shows the following...This package includes the …At the end of the page it shows the following...This package includes the Hive Hub. It connects all your smart Hive products, allowing you to control them individually from the app on your smart device. So once they’re connected, you can turn them on and off or tweak timers and schedules wherever you happen to be, letting you relax the moment you come home.


I see, the What's in the box in Product Specification does not show the Hub
I self-installed to a Worcester Bosch boiler and it was pretty straightforward after a bit of googling
I live in a new build, so have 2 thermostats to replace. The existing ones are battery powered and just seem to be a relay, meaning the wires are just just to switch the valves open/closed on the boiler. Has anybody fitted one of these to a multi thermostat valved system? Mine is myson

I literally just have a grey and black wire to the back of the thermostat
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 4th Jan
bargains4965 m ago

I see, the What's in the box in Product Specification does not show the …I see, the What's in the box in Product Specification does not show the Hub



Not surprised you are unsure - would be the same. Worth sending a query, perhaps?
I got the V1 last year when Toolstation were getting rid of them cheap. Depending on your current set up, it can be a stupidly easy install. If you already have a wireless thermostat/controller that has a receiver box near your boiler, it really could be a 15 minute swap. Even some older controllers may still be very easy to change

Couple of tips:

1) if you can see a manufacturer and model number on your existing controller then google.... "replace XXXX with Hive". There's a good chance someone will have done it before or asked on a web forum and there'll be some info on how easy or not it will be.

2) DIYnot forums are fantastic. diynot.com Loads of information already on there, or just start a new thread.
Edited by: "bagand96" 3rd Jan
This is the full kit that was £179 with the hub and everything you need.

The stat and receiver only pack (without hub) is £99
If you get the hive through British Gas for £10Per month cancel within 30 days (after 14 days) you can pay a cancel fee of £150 for the hive hub including professional install which in my opinion is a better deal
Edited by: "ilikedeals21" 3rd Jan
Ooh thanks op! Just found the one that does heating and hot water and have ordered 🏼
https://ao.com/product/v2hahkitheathw01-hive-active-heating—hot-water-smart-thermostat-kit-smart-thermostat-silver-51780-318.aspx
Edited by: "ChopperKC" 3rd Jan
This doesn't have hot water control...
moby_matt26 m ago

Not surprised you are unsure - would be the same. Worth sending a query, …Not surprised you are unsure - would be the same. Worth sending a query, perhaps?


will do and see. With the Hub will be a good price !
bagand9625 m ago

I got the V1 last year when Toolstation were getting rid of them cheap. …I got the V1 last year when Toolstation were getting rid of them cheap. Depending on your current set up, it can be a stupidly easy install. If you already have a wireless thermostat/controller that has a receiver box near your boiler, it really could be a 15 minute swap. Even some older controllers may still be very easy to change Couple of tips: 1) if you can see a manufacturer and model number on your existing controller then google.... "replace XXXX with Hive". There's a good chance someone will have done it before or asked on a web forum and there'll be some info on how easy or not it will be.2) DIYnot forums are fantastic. www.diynot.com Loads of information already on there, or just start a new thread.


I did this, option 1.
Google Siemens xxx to Hive. About 3 images down was a wiring diagram. I took a photo of my existing wiring in case I had to revert but it was pretty simple. CH was switched. HW continuous. Took about 30 mins very cautiously.
Sparks115 m ago

This doesn't have hot water control...


This one in the original deal doesn’t but the link I shared above does 🏼
vickyindelhi1 h, 14 m ago

Installed it myself with very low skills of diy, however I still don't …Installed it myself with very low skills of diy, however I still don't know what to do with the old thermostat. It's still there and disconnecting it switches off the heating


This applies to the HIve Active Heating and Hot Water Thermostat:
You need to link the thermostat out of the circuit in the wiring centre. You can leave it in place or better still install the new HIVE one over the old position. Connect the now unused wires from the thermostat in the wiring centre to a new 2 or 3 position (choc bloc) connector and tape it up. Some thermostat are 2 wire (Live and Switched live) and some 3 (L, SL and Neutral).
If you have a "Y Plan" heating controls system look at the attached wiring diagram:
flameport.com/ele…cs4

If it is an "S Plan" you can select it on the LH menu.
Don't fiddle though if you aren't confident and remember it's 240v in the wiring centre!

If you have the Hive Active Heating Thermostat then you still need to remove the existing thermostat from the circuit but the wiring diagrams are for a Combi boiler.
Edited by: "Martini" 3rd Jan
ChopperKC6 m ago

This one in the original deal doesn’t but the link I shared above does ( …This one in the original deal doesn’t but the link I shared above does 🏼


Much better deal...
I have 7 different zones for my underfloor heating, would I need to replace every stat with a hive stat?
Self install and self control.
Although this Hive kit is cheaper, you may want to consider the Drayton Wiser alternative. Screwfix have the “Drayton 2-Channel Wiser Thermostat Control Kit White (9575V)” for £139.99 which contains the ‘heat hub’ and wireless room thermostat. The heat hub replaces your boiler timer control and also has its own wireless access point (only needed for initial setup). This heat hub controls both the central heating and hot water.

An advantage of the Wiser system is that you can replace some common existing radiator mechanical ‘rad stat’ tops (ie with TRV valves) with wireless operated rad stat tops (no need to drain the radiators). In this way, radiators can be controlled individually, so you can have rooms at different temperatures on a timed basis programmed using the Android/iOS app. You can add wireless rad stat tops to the system at a later date. Note that the wireless range needs to be considered here.

Hive currently does not have wireless rad stat control.

There is another kit which has the same heat hub and room thermostat but includes 2 x wireless ‘rad stat tops’ (4923V) for £199.99.

I’m not saying the Hive deal is not good value, but if you want to wirelessly control your radiators in each room, then you might want to consider the Wiser kit.
jedboy8 m ago

Although this Hive kit is cheaper, you may want to consider the Drayton …Although this Hive kit is cheaper, you may want to consider the Drayton Wiser alternative. Screwfix have the “Drayton 2-Channel Wiser Thermostat Control Kit White (9575V)” for £139.99 which contains the ‘heat hub’ and wireless room thermostat. The heat hub replaces your boiler timer control and also has its own wireless access point (only needed for initial setup). This heat hub controls both the central heating and hot water.An advantage of the Wiser system is that you can replace some common existing radiator mechanical ‘rad stat’ tops (ie with TRV valves) with wireless operated rad stat tops (no need to drain the radiators). In this way, radiators can be controlled individually, so you can have rooms at different temperatures on a timed basis programmed using the Android/iOS app. You can add wireless rad stat tops to the system at a later date. Note that the wireless range needs to be considered here.Hive currently does not have wireless rad stat control.There is another kit which has the same heat hub and room thermostat but includes 2 x wireless ‘rad stat tops’ (4923V) for £199.99. I’m not saying the Hive deal is not good value, but if you want to wirelessly control your radiators in each room, then you might want to consider the Wiser kit.


Thanks, I am more inclibed towards radiator thermostats control. What if we switch on heating in only one room, will it save energy?
Edited by: "babuonline" 3rd Jan
Can i just direct copy my existing wiring to Hive receiver?32984281-giHfs.jpg
Called hive direct as I already have the hub and ordered for £79 as they had 20% if you asked for it. Unsure if still available

hotukdeals.com/dea…067
And trust me to have one of the few boilers on the "doesn't work with Hive" list
bargains49633 m ago

Can i just direct copy my existing wiring to Hive receiver?[Image]


Impossible to say as we don't know what system you have and where the black and grey go to for certain.
If you have a "Y Plan" system you'll require another wire from terminal 4 on that plate to the white wire on the 3 port valve. See my post above.
I don’t get it, I set my thermostat to 18 and never touch it as that’s the perfect temp. Why do you need this?
bargains49643 m ago

Can i just direct copy my existing wiring to Hive receiver?[Image]


Don’t just plug wires in without knowing what your doing. I replaced a thermostat and accidentally thought it was a mains driven system instead of volt free and fried my boiler electronics, cost £250 to replace. All because of a 30second lapse of judgement
Edited by: "rastbury" 3rd Jan
Martini9 m ago

Impossible to say as we don't know what system you have and where the …Impossible to say as we don't know what system you have and where the black and grey go to for certain.If you have a "Y Plan" system you'll require another wire from terminal 4 on that plate to the white wire on the 3 port valve. See my post above.


Sounds not easy. i thought i could just do the same as the Hive receiver and my existing one look very similar. Not even know what a Y plan is , will read your post.
Edited by: "bargains496" 3rd Jan
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