HIVE ACTIVE HEATING THERMOSTAT at Screwfix for £143.63
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HIVE ACTIVE HEATING THERMOSTAT at Screwfix for £143.63

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Refreshed 7th May (Posted 6th May)
Hive active heating thermostat with self installation. Also same price for heating and hot water.

Amazon are matching the heating only but not the heating and hot water.
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Question, if I'm on a combi boiler I would assume I don't need a hot water one anyway, given the fact the combi does it? Cheers
99pinkyandthebrain999 m ago

Question, if I'm on a combi boiler I would assume I don't need a hot water …Question, if I'm on a combi boiler I would assume I don't need a hot water one anyway, given the fact the combi does it? Cheers


I've got combi boiler & have installed this one, don't think you can get just a heating hive.
99pinkyandthebrain9935 m ago

Question, if I'm on a combi boiler I would assume I don't need a hot water …Question, if I'm on a combi boiler I would assume I don't need a hot water one anyway, given the fact the combi does it? Cheers


No you don't need hot water
jools1932 m ago

I've got combi boiler & have installed this one, don't think you can get …I've got combi boiler & have installed this one, don't think you can get just a heating hive.


you don't control your hot water on a combi boiler.. it's on demand. unless you have a hot water tank and yes there are two types of bridge/sender for hive Heating/ heating +hot water
Edited by: "sillyoldbear" 6th May
Just as an observation - if you have an Ideal boiler then I wouldn’t recommend self installation. I say this as it took the British Gas engineer three hours to install on mine, so goodness knows how long it would have taken me!
Geebsie29 m ago

Just as an observation - if you have an Ideal boiler then I wouldn’t r …Just as an observation - if you have an Ideal boiler then I wouldn’t recommend self installation. I say this as it took the British Gas engineer three hours to install on mine, so goodness knows how long it would have taken me!


That would all depend on your existing wiring and controls, S plan, Y plan, dry contacts, 230v contacts, all require different connections
Geebsie6th May

Just as an observation - if you have an Ideal boiler then I wouldn’t r …Just as an observation - if you have an Ideal boiler then I wouldn’t recommend self installation. I say this as it took the British Gas engineer three hours to install on mine, so goodness knows how long it would have taken me!


Mine was the same amount of time and 2 engineers
Given the complexity and cost of these, is the benefit worth it?
DrDoolittle15 m ago

Given the complexity and cost of these, is the benefit worth it?


They are no more complex to install than any other thermostat. Personally I find the hive heating a bit gimmicky considering the cost and its functionality. I suppose it's handy if you're randomly in and out of your home but other than that it has no more functionality over a standard thermostat/timer. I was all up for getting one but picked up a salus for £35 instead,I hardly touch the heating controls
You can get Nest for similar money, it’s better and doesn’t need a hub wired to your router like hive does, plus it’s smarter and nicer looking!

I picked up x2 Nest 3rd Gen in copper for £280 last week
One advantage is that when the house reaches the temperature set, Hive shuts off the heating whereas many simple thermostats would leave the boiler still cycling but with the pump off. Will depend on your current setup though.
itsnotmeitsyou14 m ago

One advantage is that when the house reaches the temperature set, Hive …One advantage is that when the house reaches the temperature set, Hive shuts off the heating whereas many simple thermostats would leave the boiler still cycling but with the pump off. Will depend on your current setup though.


Totally incorrect, the Hive is just a simple switch the same as any other ‘smart’ or non smart thermostat.

An Opentherm controller though IS different.
MrMoonX2 h, 34 m ago

You can get Nest for similar money, it’s better and doesn’t need a hub wir …You can get Nest for similar money, it’s better and doesn’t need a hub wired to your router like hive does, plus it’s smarter and nicer looking!I picked up x2 Nest 3rd Gen in copper for £280 last week


Add some money and go for Evohome, the best of the best.
Paid £79 for this from John Lewis recently. Easy install, great deal at the time.
Mr.No47 m ago

Add some money and go for Evohome, the best of the best.


not in the same ball park, typical house could cost approx. £1000 with Evohome and thats if you have TRV's already fitted, many people still don't.
DrDoolittle7 h, 39 m ago

Given the complexity and cost of these, is the benefit worth it?


Yeah, although installation can be tricky if its not a straightforward system. we had a simple combi-boiler and central heating installation and the engineer took 30 minutes to install. Perfect control and the free app is great.

Months later we fitted underfloor heating (wet) and the engineer was unable to do fit the extra multizone controllers, because instead of zone valves we had more efficient actuators. Even the expert that they called in was flummoxed.

We got our own heating engineer to connect in the end. It works perfectly. Three zones- 1 for the upstairs CH and two for the UFH downstairs.
Hive is neat and easily understood. it can do complex schedules and also simple manual override.

`if youre not confidant with simple electric DIY (instructions are provided) you can get a BG engineer to fit for £100, so buy this with assurance that wont be a real issue....or wait until a good deal appears with fitting included.
I have two controllers upstairs and downstairs.
The controllers are in the plasterboard, i want a controller I can activate whilst on the way home from work.
Would I need to fill in the plasterboard and sit this on top as I assume the dimensions will be smaller.
paulj485 h, 3 m ago

Totally incorrect, the Hive is just a simple switch the same as any other …Totally incorrect, the Hive is just a simple switch the same as any other ‘smart’ or non smart thermostat. An Opentherm controller though IS different.


I agree that Hive is a switch - the difference is that it switches off the boiler rather than just the pump which is the case with some systems.
sillyoldbear12 h, 2 m ago

They are no more complex to install than any other thermostat. Personally …They are no more complex to install than any other thermostat. Personally I find the hive heating a bit gimmicky considering the cost and its functionality. I suppose it's handy if you're randomly in and out of your home but other than that it has no more functionality over a standard thermostat/timer. I was all up for getting one but picked up a salus for £35 instead,I hardly touch the heating controls



Horses for courses but these enable other smart home functionality like plugs, lights, motion sensors, cameras etc. Much more than a web enabled boiler control.
Heat for the price, I have and prefer the nest myself. It’s a fantastic looking and functioning thing, I feel the hive is more “traditional” looking, where the nest is super modern looking.

These smart thermostats have defiantly got to save you a bob or two over their lifetime, the ability for them to switch the house into eco mode automatically when your out of the houseis great and I love being able to see what the misses has the temp set too whilst I’m away ( she actually faffs a lot less compared to our old timer based thermostat )
Edited by: "Bikerdanny" 7th May
I have a Nest thermostat. I wanted to do it on the cheap so naturally opted for doing it myself. I read the manual first and worked out what I needed to do before I even got the stat. The installation was actually very easy. I guess it depends on each manufacturer though.

I will say though if I was to move house, installing another smart thermostat is one of the first things I would do. Easily the best smart home device in my house. Just don't think you'll be playing with it much. You set it and forget it.
khirsah7 h, 23 m ago

Horses for courses but these enable other smart home functionality like …Horses for courses but these enable other smart home functionality like plugs, lights, motion sensors, cameras etc. Much more than a web enabled boiler control.

But you can pick up a hub up for £25 on eBay and have all that if you want it. Personally I don’t find the £100ish excess for internet access to my boiler appealing on the premise that the only time I want to check what my boiler is doing is when it’s not working and hive can’t tell me that.
sillyoldbear1 h, 7 m ago

But you can pick up a hub up for £25 on eBay and have all that if you want …But you can pick up a hub up for £25 on eBay and have all that if you want it. Personally I don’t find the £100ish excess for internet access to my boiler appealing on the premise that the only time I want to check what my boiler is doing is when it’s not working and hive can’t tell me that.


The key word there is ‘personally’. This is hotukdeals, not hotthingsforsillyoldbear’ and this is a deal for this product at this price, but ‘personally’ we leave the house and access to heating remotely is very useful, coming back from holiday, finishing work at variable times, coming back from trips all very useful to set heating and hot water on remotely, or to cancel a schedule if you forgot to before leaving. We also use the geofencing to remind us of the settings when we get a set distance away (30 miles) and all of this can link to each other which a £25 hub on eBay won’t be compatible with or as fully featured, nor giv you access to data. I use nest now and they have doorbells that will tell you who is at the door, locks with codes I can issue/retract/time-limit, cameras that notify of motion, smoke alarms that notify me if I’m away from home etc. More than happy with the cost and functionality.

But post a deal for your £25 ebay hubs if you think they’re better...
Edited by: "khirsah" 7th May
khirsah23 m ago

The key word there is ‘personally’. This is hotukdeals, not hot …The key word there is ‘personally’. This is hotukdeals, not hotthingsforsillyoldbear’ and this is a deal for this product at this price, but ‘personally’ we leave the house and access to heating remotely is very useful, coming back from holiday, finishing work at variable times, coming back from trips all very useful to set heating and hot water on remotely, or to cancel a schedule if you forgot to before leaving. We also use the geofencing to remind us of the settings when we get a set distance away (30 miles) and all of this can link to each other which a £25 hub on eBay won’t be compatible with or as fully featured, nor giv you access to data. I use nest now and they have doorbells that will tell you who is at the door, locks with codes I can issue/retract/time-limit, cameras that notify of motion, smoke alarms that notify me if I’m away from home etc. More than happy with the cost and functionality. But post a deal for your £25 ebay hubs if you think they’re better...


Wind your neck in a bit. I have at no point said this wasn't a deal. The question was asked if the benefit was worth it and I gave my view on the heating system. You decided to rant off topic about having cameras smoke detectors et al. This is not a deal for smoke detectors, window alarms or any other product other than central heating/water heating, this isn't imaginaryhomeautomationsetupsforkhirsah.com I'm glad hive/nest works for you personally. I have better things to do with my time than check to see is at my door when I'm no there .. if I was there surely I'd just choose to answer it or ignore it.

As for your hub comment I'm talking about the hive hub, there are loads on ebay due to british gas giving them away. so I think you will find it's exactly the same hub that you get in this pack.

ebay.co.uk/sch…p=1
itsnotmeitsyou10 h, 5 m ago

I agree that Hive is a switch - the difference is that it switches off the …I agree that Hive is a switch - the difference is that it switches off the boiler rather than just the pump which is the case with some systems.


No control systems only switch off the pump when there’s no call for heat, if they do they’re installed incorrectly.

could you give me an example of the systems youkeep referring too?.
I guess I do not really get the appeal of these. So you can control your heating when you are not at home - but what is that good for?

If you leave the house you can set it to a lower temperature, and when you are back, you can turn it up again (or even do that on a timer). Doing it on your phone is actually less convenient.

This only changes once you have a smart home with motion detectors, or several heating areas, which I think this one is not powerful enough for.
sillyoldbear27 m ago

Wind your neck in a bit. I have at no point said this wasn't a deal. The …Wind your neck in a bit. I have at no point said this wasn't a deal. The question was asked if the benefit was worth it and I gave my view on the heating system. You decided to rant off topic about having cameras smoke detectors et al. This is not a deal for smoke detectors, window alarms or any other product other than central heating/water heating, this isn't imaginaryhomeautomationsetupsforkhirsah.com I'm glad hive/nest works for you personally. I have better things to do with my time than check to see is at my door when I'm no there .. if I was there surely I'd just choose to answer it or ignore it. As for your hub comment I'm talking about the hive hub, there are loads on ebay due to british gas giving them away. so I think you will find it's exactly the same hub that you get in this pack.https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=hive+hub&_sop=1


It is not imaginary though, is it? hive and nest both have these products and act as a hub for them. This is a deal for a thermostat and home automation hub, so bears noting what you can do using this equipment. It’s is not just for boiler on boiler off, water on water off, it enables a lot more. People buying home automation products generally have an interest in home automation functionality so it’s not off topic just because you don’t use it.
MrPuddington14 m ago

I guess I do not really get the appeal of these. So you can control your …I guess I do not really get the appeal of these. So you can control your heating when you are not at home - but what is that good for? If you leave the house you can set it to a lower temperature, and when you are back, you can turn it up again (or even do that on a timer). Doing it on your phone is actually less convenient.This only changes once you have a smart home with motion detectors, or several heating areas, which I think this one is not powerful enough for.



* set heating / hot water on when returning from work for those with variable start/end times
* set heating / hot water on when getting back from holiday
* set heating / hot water dependent on external temp forecast
* set heating / hot water dependant on your distance from home
* set heating / hot water dependant on an activity
* set heating / hot water when leaving the house unattended
* set heating / hot water when out with friends and leaving soon

etc. Many, many situations, many of which can be automated (heating off when last user is more than 10 miles from home for example, hot water on after i complete a bike ride on Strava etc. Very quick & easy schedule access via phone as well as notifications of settings as you leave geofences area.

And that’s before you add anything else. Turn the hall & outside lights on if it’s after 5pm and you come within 500m of home in winter?
dont see why using phone is less convenient, the interface is much friendlier than any thermostat I’ve ever used and each user can have their own
Got one around Black Friday last year in an AO deal, worth every penny just to have more control over your heating etc, will no doubt save money in the long run, installation was easy too and I have very little electrical skills.
khirsah1 h, 24 m ago

It is not imaginary though, is it? hive and nest both have these products …It is not imaginary though, is it? hive and nest both have these products and act as a hub for them. This is a deal for a thermostat and home automation hub, so bears noting what you can do using this equipment. It’s is not just for boiler on boiler off, water on water off, it enables a lot more. People buying home automation products generally have an interest in home automation functionality so it’s not off topic just because you don’t use it.


Well yes it is because you're now on about having nest as well as hive and whatever doorbell as the nest doorbell isn't out yet. Neither system really automates anything it's an action notification system. An event occurs hive/nest notifies you and leaves it up to you to resolve, bar lights to a limited extent if combined with motion sensors. If it sees your window/door open it doesn't shut it, doesn't call the police, doesn't know if it's a false positive, same with motion sensors it doesn't do anything but tell you about it's status outside of very basic predefined rules. If the doorbell sees someone it doesn't open the door it just notifies you. You've still got to go open it. As a comfort tool it's great but that's all it is

There's a big difference between having an interest in home automation and understanding the limitations of home automation vs the human condition. It's very much in its infancy and there are many stand alone systems that outperform all of the tasks on many levels. As for real useful home automation, it's usually cost prohibitive and too complex for people to use easily
MrMoonX19 h, 50 m ago

You can get Nest for similar money, it’s better and doesn’t need a hub wir …You can get Nest for similar money, it’s better and doesn’t need a hub wired to your router like hive does, plus it’s smarter and nicer looking!I picked up x2 Nest 3rd Gen in copper for £280 last week


Can I ask where from please? I'm looking for about 4 nests as I'm doing my house up and zoning areas which Inc wet UFH.

currently got hive in current house but going over to nest in new house.

So look to buy what I can if it's cheap and storing it until needed.
Out of all my home gadget stuff, the hive was the best one in terms of actually making a difference in day to day living.

Would not be without it.
sillyoldbear59 m ago

Well yes it is because you're now on about having nest as well as hive and …Well yes it is because you're now on about having nest as well as hive and whatever doorbell as the nest doorbell isn't out yet. Neither system really automates anything it's an action notification system. An event occurs hive/nest notifies you and leaves it up to you to resolve, bar lights to a limited extent if combined with motion sensors. If it sees your window/door open it doesn't shut it, doesn't call the police, doesn't know if it's a false positive, same with motion sensors it doesn't do anything but tell you about it's status outside of very basic predefined rules. If the doorbell sees someone it doesn't open the door it just notifies you. You've still got to go open it. As a comfort tool it's great but that's all it isThere's a big difference between having an interest in home automation and understanding the limitations of home automation vs the human condition. It's very much in its infancy and there are many stand alone systems that outperform all of the tasks on many levels. As for real useful home automation, it's usually cost prohibitive and too complex for people to use easily


Tbf I don't want that kind of home automation. I'd probably get locked out of my own house

I know what you mean though. And for now it's good enough. The ability to switch on/off heating, lights, and get notified via mention sensors is a big step for the homes.

Full automation like what you describe, possible, probable, but not affordable.
sillyoldbear1 h, 3 m ago

Well yes it is because you're now on about having nest as well as hive and …Well yes it is because you're now on about having nest as well as hive and whatever doorbell as the nest doorbell isn't out yet. Neither system really automates anything it's an action notification system. An event occurs hive/nest notifies you and leaves it up to you to resolve, bar lights to a limited extent if combined with motion sensors. If it sees your window/door open it doesn't shut it, doesn't call the police, doesn't know if it's a false positive, same with motion sensors it doesn't do anything but tell you about it's status outside of very basic predefined rules. If the doorbell sees someone it doesn't open the door it just notifies you. You've still got to go open it. As a comfort tool it's great but that's all it isThere's a big difference between having an interest in home automation and understanding the limitations of home automation vs the human condition. It's very much in its infancy and there are many stand alone systems that outperform all of the tasks on many levels. As for real useful home automation, it's usually cost prohibitive and too complex for people to use easily



I don’t have nest as well as hive, I had hive and it worked very well and moved to a house and installed Nest. The doorbell is out for us as we live in the states for much of the year, but it will be out in the UK soon as will the lock, at which point we will install it in our UK house too, and as nest allows you to control 3 homes currently this will be easy to manage. But these are additional services and features, I would happily pay the fee for just the hive / nest thermostat alone, which is what this deal is for. It’s all useful functionality and if you find loading an app and tapping a button ‘complex’ there’s not much hope in life for you.

You can get items that will close windows, the doorbell will obviously never unlock the door because that would be exploitable but if I am in the garden I can issue someone a passcode to get in after speaking to them through the two way camera / mic. Likewise if I am out and friends pop over and I want to let them in to wait. We’ve had claims against courier firms done really quickly because we’ve got 24/7 recording through our doorbell and we never miss parcels because We can either tell them to leave it in a safe place or connect them with a neighbour, who likewise do the same.

Our lights adjust to colour temperature depending on time of day and our motion sensors will only trigger lights depending on sunrise/sunset. We have light scenes set up depending if we are having a family meal, watching a movie, having a get together etc. With one command we can set the hue lights, lock the door, close the shutters and have all our tv, amp and whatever else we set to do what we want.

I dont need it to phone the police or close the windows as that’s not what I bought it for, however there are options for that and they can be linked with IFTTT. However our lights, motion sensors, heating, water, blinds, locks, and many other devices do all speak to each other despite what you say, so I disagree that it is not useful as we use it every day extensively so how can it not be useful?

I think what you mean is you don’t like it and would rather do things the long way so instead you’re going to pooh-pooh it, which is very different from something not being useful. The fact that these products sell so well and are relaodlt expanding puts paid quickly to any claims you make about it not being useful.
EN1GMA14 m ago

Can I ask where from please? I'm looking for about 4 nests as I'm doing my …Can I ask where from please? I'm looking for about 4 nests as I'm doing my house up and zoning areas which Inc wet UFH.currently got hive in current house but going over to nest in new house.So look to buy what I can if it's cheap and storing it until needed.


We switched from hive to nest, it’s an American one but it’s largely same in UK just newer products available. Do it, you won’t regret it.

you can get nest on eBay UK for about £140 if you watch / do offers as we bought one as a gift. Installation can be had for about £50 or so depending on your area.

Sometimes on eBay can get two for £230 so may help if buying multiples
Edited by: "khirsah" 7th May
khirsah5 m ago

We switched from hive to nest, it’s an American one but it’s largely same i …We switched from hive to nest, it’s an American one but it’s largely same in UK just newer products available. Do it, you won’t regret it.you can get nest on eBay UK for about £140 if you watch / do offers as we bought one as a gift. Installation can be had for about £50 or so depending on your area. Sometimes on eBay can get two for £230 so may help if buying multiples


thanks for the response. how much do they retail for in the uk?

so the connections for the usa ones and uk ones are the same? installation not an issue as my plumber will do it as part of the job. did you get the thermostat or the full package which means the the bridge which connects to the boiler and the round thermostat?
ta
khirsah21 m ago

I don’t have nest as well as hive, I had hive and it worked very well and m …I don’t have nest as well as hive, I had hive and it worked very well and moved to a house and installed Nest. The doorbell is out for us as we live in the states for much of the year, but it will be out in the UK soon as will the lock, at which point we will install it in our UK house too, and as nest allows you to control 3 homes currently this will be easy to manage. But these are additional services and features, I would happily pay the fee for just the hive / nest thermostat alone, which is what this deal is for. It’s all useful functionality and if you find loading an app and tapping a button ‘complex’ there’s not much hope in life for you. You can get items that will close windows, the doorbell will obviously never unlock the door because that would be exploitable but if I am in the garden I can issue someone a passcode to get in after speaking to them through the two way camera / mic. Likewise if I am out and friends pop over and I want to let them in to wait. We’ve had claims against courier firms done really quickly because we’ve got 24/7 recording through our doorbell and we never miss parcels because We can either tell them to leave it in a safe place or connect them with a neighbour, who likewise do the same. Our lights adjust to colour temperature depending on time of day and our motion sensors will only trigger lights depending on sunrise/sunset. We have light scenes set up depending if we are having a family meal, watching a movie, having a get together etc. With one command we can set the hue lights, lock the door, close the shutters and have all our tv, amp and whatever else we set to do what we want. I dont need it to phone the police or close the windows as that’s not what I bought it for, however there are options for that and they can be linked with IFTTT. However our lights, motion sensors, heating, water, blinds, locks, and many other devices do all speak to each other despite what you say, so I disagree that it is not useful as we use it every day extensively so how can it not be useful? I think what you mean is you don’t like it and would rather do things the long way so instead you’re going to pooh-pooh it, which is very different from something not being useful. The fact that these products sell so well and are relaodlt expanding puts paid quickly to any claims you make about it not being useful.





So just to recap as you pointed out to me this is hUKd not hUSd.... so half the stuff you've gone on about isn't available or even relevant.

ok you have all this useful information, like your window is open... your door is open... what are you going to do with it? nothing is the answer because you're not at home to deal with the activation and that's the whole point of remote activation.

And now you're on about IFFT ... this started as a conversation about hive heating

So I think what you mean is you spent a load of $ on stuff that tells you stuff that you can't actually do anything with and now you're defending it to the death
EN1GMA32 m ago

Tbf I don't want that kind of home automation. I'd probably get locked out …Tbf I don't want that kind of home automation. I'd probably get locked out of my own house I know what you mean though. And for now it's good enough. The ability to switch on/off heating, lights, and get notified via mention sensors is a big step for the homes.Full automation like what you describe, possible, probable, but not affordable.


I'm bad enough with yale locks so I'd be out there with you

I think it will be many many years before it becomes smart as per say but to do that it needs so much infrastructure and security behind it it will be huge.

Yeah it's ok for now and these steps have to be taken before we move on to bigger and better things.
EN1GMA23 m ago

thanks for the response. how much do they retail for in the uk? so the …thanks for the response. how much do they retail for in the uk? so the connections for the usa ones and uk ones are the same? installation not an issue as my plumber will do it as part of the job. did you get the thermostat or the full package which means the the bridge which connects to the boiler and the round thermostat?ta


No they’re different betwee UK and USA, so buy a UK one. You’ll get w brand new one on eBay for 140or so, or you can buy from nest directly, sometimes screwfix does deals too.
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