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Hive active heating thermostat including the hub on offer at Screwfix £134.99
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Hive active heating thermostat including the hub on offer at Screwfix £134.99

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Posted 6th Nov
Winter is coming so I turned on the heating to check it was working. Seems like my thermostat for my combi boiler has finally given up.

I got an email this morning from screwfix for a Hive thermostat including the hub at £134.99 inc. VAT.

They also have the Active heating and thermostat with hub for the same price.

This may help someone out like me who has been thinking about upgrading but held off until I needed to.
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It's this price all day every day on Amazon and has been for aaaaages... not a deal.
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Isn't this the normal price now without fitting... Only asking as I'm looking to get one myself...
Do you need professional fitting for this, can any old plumber off the street do it?

Also I have a combi boiler with a mega flow tank, is this suitable?!
Oak9906/11/2019 07:40

Do you need professional fitting for this, can any old plumber off the …Do you need professional fitting for this, can any old plumber off the street do it?Also I have a combi boiler with a mega flow tank, is this suitable?!


Plumber should be fine if he is worth his salts
If you are wanting to do fitting, I have a tado and can’t fault it, they give step by step for every boiler on the market, an idiots guide so to speak.
Good system and relatively easy to fit. If you can fit a timer you can fit this plus integrate with home broadband. It’s pretty well thought out and good quality hardware. App is ok but backend systems often go offline for maintenance around midnight for 20-30mins. Amazed as given size of BG I’d assume they would have seamless failover for production and pre-production roll outs. Good value for money but if I did it again I would seriously consider nest as much better integration in my view with smoke/CO detectors and security elements.
Edited by: "GeekUnique" 6th Nov
It's this price all day every day on Amazon and has been for aaaaages... not a deal.
If you have British Gas rewards it is £129 installed at the moment
if you've already a wireless thermostat in the house these are a doddle to fit and can easily done..

if you've a wired thermostat in place it's a different matter

i replaced my wired thermostat with one but it took a 'LOT' of googling and some help of someone on another forum.

....easyish when you know how
Tbh if you have a separate timer/thermostat at the moment, you can easily fit this yourself. I did mine (a couple of years ago now) in less than an hour.

If your timer is embedded in the boiler, then you'll need a gas safe plumber.
Oak9906/11/2019 07:40

Do you need professional fitting for this, can any old plumber off the …Do you need professional fitting for this, can any old plumber off the street do it?Also I have a combi boiler with a mega flow tank, is this suitable?!


They should normally be quite easy, but I had one of the old thermostats with a dial on it so I had to hardwire it so that it was constantly on so that the Hive controlled it instead.
freddyfender06/11/2019 09:37

if you've already a wireless thermostat in the house these are a doddle to …if you've already a wireless thermostat in the house these are a doddle to fit and can easily done..if you've a wired thermostat in place it's a different matteri replaced my wired thermostat with one but it took a 'LOT' of googling and some help of someone on another forum.....easyish when you know how


Any recommendations on a good guide I can follow to fit this to my wired thermostat?
TheNorwichMarvel06/11/2019 07:53

If you are wanting to do fitting, I have a tado and can’t fault it, they g …If you are wanting to do fitting, I have a tado and can’t fault it, they give step by step for every boiler on the market, an idiots guide so to speak.


Can you point me in the right direction for this please?
many guide on Youtube.

I found this one ...
I fitted mine in an hour. I have a Y plan system.
Only do this if you know how to isolate the power to your system.
I had a three amp fuse on an isolation switch. So I could turn it off and worked safely.
Also you must test using an appropriate tool ( e.g. Fluke Volt Alert stick) there is no power!!!
UberPark06/11/2019 10:09

Any recommendations on a good guide I can follow to fit this to my wired …Any recommendations on a good guide I can follow to fit this to my wired thermostat?


Yours might be different to mine so couldn't say.
freddyfender06/11/2019 09:37

if you've already a wireless thermostat in the house these are a doddle to …if you've already a wireless thermostat in the house these are a doddle to fit and can easily done..if you've a wired thermostat in place it's a different matteri replaced my wired thermostat with one but it took a 'LOT' of googling and some help of someone on another forum.....easyish when you know how


Exactly the same as me mate. Had wired and just wasn't confident in changing boiler end and caping off old wired stat. It's easy if you are charging like for like not if you are changing wired to wireless
Are these really more energy efficient and money savers?
I had one of these fitted when British Gas replaced my boiler, it was actually an electrician and not a plumber that did the install of this.
They work really well, much more accurate that my old manual thermostat which I was constantly having to fiddle with.
I'm not sure if it actually saves me any money.
I have been looking at these but thought you had to subscribe to HIVE to get full functionality (£5.99 PM). Am i wrong, I know you can use it in manual mode turn off and on but not sure what you can do without the subscription.
Edited by: "Bowler_man" 6th Nov
Bowler_man06/11/2019 14:14

I have been looking at these but thought you had to subscribe to HIVE to …I have been looking at these but thought you had to subscribe to HIVE to get full functionality (£5.99 PM). Am i wrong, I know you can use it in manual mode turn off and on but not sure what you can do without the subscription.


I have it for underfloor heating without subscription, and it works fine with Alexa , with app, away from home geolocation etc.

never heard of subscription before
Bowler_man06/11/2019 14:14

I have been looking at these but thought you had to subscribe to HIVE to …I have been looking at these but thought you had to subscribe to HIVE to get full functionality (£5.99 PM). Am i wrong, I know you can use it in manual mode turn off and on but not sure what you can do without the subscription.


I've had one for over a year and wasn't even aware of subscription. You certainly don't need it. All the functions are available.
If anyone is interested and has a Echo plus Screwfix are doing a dual receiver version (no HUB) for £99.00. -1.01% TCB

screwfix.com/p/h…0hg
Bought last black friday £150 fitted. One of the best purchases i ever made.
Bowler_man06/11/2019 15:55

If anyone is interested and has a Echo plus Screwfix are doing a dual …If anyone is interested and has a Echo plus Screwfix are doing a dual receiver version (no HUB) for £99.00. -1.01% TCB https://www.screwfix.com/p/hive-active-heating-hot-water-smart-thermostat-white/550hg


Amazon have admitted that Echo Plus is not a full replacement for HiveHub. You lose a lot of functionality.
amrr06/11/2019 20:23

Amazon have admitted that Echo Plus is not a full replacement for HiveHub. …Amazon have admitted that Echo Plus is not a full replacement for HiveHub. You lose a lot of functionality.


Sadly just finding that out The bulbs are the same no dim function, so much for zigbee built in hub.
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It costs only £59 to get on the Hive Active Heating system as tried and tested by me.

I had a very old BG Up2 Programmer that died on me recently. It was costing £60 to replace it for the same old technology.

Here is how it works:

1. Obtain a £40 Off Introductory Code via anyone with Hive - you will need to enter your email address to receive a unique code, e.g. YLHM8J6MTGM. [Below is my referral link if you want to use it]
Link: hive.mention-me.com/me/…r=1

2. Go to following link to order - Hive Active Heating without Hive Hub:
Link: hivehome.com/pro…buy

3. Select: No Installation

4. Indicate: If you have a Separate Hot Water Tank (or not)

5. Select: No Thanks for Wanting to add additional Heating Zones (£99 optional extra)

6. Go to Basket and enter Promotional Code (or name of referrer) to get the following items for £59:
> Hive Thermostat
> Hive Receiver
> Echo Dot 3rd generation (need to order via Amazon voucher)

Of course, the above is a self install option as is this £134.99 Screwfix offer. The Screfix Offer doesn't come with an Echo Dot (3rd generation) while my option doesn't come with a Hive Hub. The Hive Active Heating can be fully operational Without the Hive Hub and Echo allowing you to control your heating and hot water from the Receiver or thermostat. The thermostat is not wired but can be used remotely from anywhere in your premises where there is WIFI signal. Again, you can use the remote thermostat to schedule your heating and water as you desire or select boost on demand.

The benefit of the Hive Hub together with Echo Dot is that you can take the control of your heating and hot water to another level. You can control everything via the Hive App be it from your bed room or from anywhere in the world plus you can control your heating and water via voice command to Alexa (Echo Dot).

So while you have the Echo Dot with my suggested pack, the cheapest way to obtain a Hive Hub is to order a Hive Starter Kit (Hive Hub plus 2 x Hive E27 Light bulbs) via Amazon Warehouse - currently available for under £42 for the set. The bulbs alone have an RRP of £19 each. These Hive Starter Packs tend to be unopened customer returns (when customer accidentally orders Starter Kit with E27 bulbs (screw type) instead of E22 bulbs (bayonet type). If we assume the bulbs are worth £10 each, the Hive Hub will effectively cost a mere £22. (Note, Amazon Warehouse prices fluctuate. I pad just under £30 for what is currently showing just under £42.)

Link: amazon.co.uk/Hiv…8-5

Final Cost for full Self Install Hive Active System with Hub plus 2 E27 Bulbs: £59 + £42 = £101

Final (effective) Cost for full Self Install Hive Active System with Hub: £59 + £22 = £81


The Hive Hub plus 2 Hive E22 Light Bulbs set are also available for an additional £11 for the set:
Link: amazon.co.uk/Hiv…8-3

I hope some bargain hunter will find the above option and insight useful. Reach out to me if you need any further guidance.
mubashar11/11/2019 01:20

It costs only £59 to get on the Hive Active Heating system as tried and …It costs only £59 to get on the Hive Active Heating system as tried and tested by me.I had a very old BG Up2 Programmer that died on me recently. It was costing £60 to replace it for the same old technology.Here is how it works:1. Obtain a £40 Off Introductory Code via anyone with Hive - you will need to enter your email address to receive a unique code, e.g. YLHM8J6MTGM. [Below is my referral link if you want to use it]Link: hive.mention-me.com/me/…r=12. Go to following link to order - Hive Active Heating without Hive Hub:Link: hivehome.com/pro…buy3. Select: No Installation4. Indicate: If you have a Separate Hot Water Tank (or not)5. Select: No Thanks for Wanting to add additional Heating Zones (£99 optional extra)6. Go to Basket and enter Promotional Code (or name of referrer) to get the following items for £59:> Hive Thermostat> Hive Receiver> Echo Dot 3rd generation (need to order via Amazon voucher)Of course, the above is a self install option as is this £134.99 Screwfix offer. The Screfix Offer doesn't come with an Echo Dot (3rd generation) while my option doesn't come with a Hive Hub. The Hive Active Heating can be fully operational Without the Hive Hub and Echo allowing you to control your heating and hot water from the Receiver or thermostat. The thermostat is not wired but can be used remotely from anywhere in your premises where there is WIFI signal. Again, you can use the remote thermostat to schedule your heating and water as you desire or select boost on demand.The benefit of the Hive Hub together with Echo Dot is that you can take the control of your heating and hot water to another level. You can control everything via the Hive App be it from your bed room or from anywhere in the world plus you can control your heating and water via voice command to Alexa (Echo Dot).So while you have the Echo Dot with my suggested pack, the cheapest way to obtain a Hive Hub is to order a Hive Starter Kit (Hive Hub plus 2 x Hive E27 Light bulbs) via Amazon Warehouse - currently available for under £42 for the set. The bulbs alone have an RRP of £19 each. These Hive Starter Packs tend to be unopened customer returns (when customer accidentally orders Starter Kit with E27 bulbs (screw type) instead of E22 bulbs (bayonet type). If we assume the bulbs are worth £10 each, the Hive Hub will effectively cost a mere £22. (Note, Amazon Warehouse prices fluctuate. I pad just under £30 for what is currently showing just under £42.)Link: amazon.co.uk/Hiv…8-5Final Cost for full Self Install Hive Active System with Hub plus 2 E27 Bulbs: £59 + £42 = £101Final (effective) Cost for full Self Install Hive Active System with Hub: £59 + £22 = £81The Hive Hub plus 2 Hive E22 Light Bulbs set are also available for an additional £11 for the set:Link: amazon.co.uk/Hiv…8-3I hope some bargain hunter will find the above option and insight useful. Reach out to me if you need any further guidance.

Not new it's used
Danielle7111/11/2019 16:21

Not new it's used


If you get a Hub from the warehouse it's used (or at least a return).
If you get a Hive thermostat / receiver / echo dot for £59 from Hive they're new. It's just a discount code.
Edited by: "trogggy" 13th Nov
People should be aware that Hubs can only ever be registered once. So buying returns (or the many hubs on ebay) risks buying a pre-registered one that's useless to you. I think if you found an Amazon Warehouse one registered you'd easily return it, so not knocking this suggestion, just something for people to be aware of.
Edited by: "amrr" 16th Nov
amrr16/11/2019 08:55

People should be aware that Hubs can only ever be registered once. So …People should be aware that Hubs can only ever be registered once. So buying returns (or the many hubs on ebay) risks buying a pre-registered one that's useless to you. I think if you found an Amazon Warehouse one registered you'd easily return it, so not knocking this suggestion, just something for people to be aware of.


Can't you just contact Hive and get it reset ?
TKDBlackbelt16/11/2019 13:43

Can't you just contact Hive and get it reset ?


No! That's the issue. They are 1 hit wonders.

That's why you see a lot on ebay because people take them with them when they move house, leaving the receiver/thermostat installed. The new occupier then has to buy their own hub to sync with what's now a standalone thermostat.
amrr16/11/2019 13:49

No! That's the issue. They are 1 hit wonders. That's why you see a lot on …No! That's the issue. They are 1 hit wonders. That's why you see a lot on ebay because people take them with them when they move house, leaving the receiver/thermostat installed. The new occupier then has to buy their own hub to sync with what's now a standalone thermostat.


Ah yes that rings a bell cheers for the clarification.
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