Hive heating and hot water self install (or just heating) with 2 Hive active lights bayonet or screw - £119.99 @ Amazon
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Hive heating and hot water self install (or just heating) with 2 Hive active lights bayonet or screw - £119.99 @ Amazon

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Found 29th Nov
Hive thermostat currently 109.99 on Amazon however they're still offering it with 2 bulbs at £119.99 (matching Screwfix's now expired deal). As these bulbs are currently £18.99 each it saves almost £30. They work with the controller included with the hive thermostat.

Just ordered it for myself to turn the heating off and make it look like Im in when I'm working away.

With s crewfit bulbs:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…WMQ

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Surely it's cheaper from hive direct
£31.45 for two bulbs
£74.25 for the thermostat and receiver (maybe less but I can't add it to my basket without calling them about self install)
£ 3.95 postage
£109.65
or am I missing something?

plus a couple of quid TCB

nougat3 m ago

Surely it's cheaper from hive direct£31.45 for two bulbs£74.25 for the t …Surely it's cheaper from hive direct£31.45 for two bulbs£74.25 for the thermostat and receiver (maybe less but I can't add it to my basket without calling them about self install)£ 3.95 postage£109.65or am I missing something?plus a couple of quid TCB


The kit for 74.25 doesn't include the hub.

Why are some black and some silver?

jolawola6 m ago

The kit for 74.25 doesn't include the hub.


Yes you are right. I got 2 free hubs and 4 bulbs from the British Gas reward deal. I got a bit confused, I will hit the hot button

I there anything I can do with my second hub or should I just ebay it?
Edited by: "nougat" 29th Nov

Brilliant. I have hive and I wouldn’t be without it now.

Does this deal include the hub?

nougat6 m ago

Yes you are right. I got 2 free hubs and 4 bulbs from the British Gas …Yes you are right. I got 2 free hubs and 4 bulbs from the British Gas reward deal. I got a bit confused, I will hit the hot buttonI there anything I can do with my second hub or should I just ebay it?


How did you get 2 hubs? Thought they only send 1?

eddie3169 m ago

How did you get 2 hubs? Thought they only send 1?


My code worked twice. I do have multiple properties on my account though. I shared my code on here but it didn't work for anyone else as far as I know.
Edited by: "nougat" 29th Nov

how much is it roughly to get this installed ontop of purchase price please?

nougat14 m ago

Yes you are right. I got 2 free hubs and 4 bulbs from the British Gas …Yes you are right. I got 2 free hubs and 4 bulbs from the British Gas reward deal. I got a bit confused, I will hit the hot buttonI there anything I can do with my second hub or should I just ebay it?


I received a free kit from British Gas too (only 1 though :), lucky you). I don't think there is anything you can do with a second hub. The lights work well using the app and Google Home. It would have been cheap to just add the kit for £74 for the heating, but I have Nest already, which I'm happy with.

Just a helpful note to anyone considering smart heating: The Hive hub uses a LAN port on your router whereas Nest doesn't have a separate hub and connects via WiFi.

JOSHY14 m ago

Does this deal include the hub?


Looking at the product description on Amazon for the heating kit, I can confirm it comes with a hub.

cdeeclaire17 m ago

how much is it roughly to get this installed ontop of purchase price …how much is it roughly to get this installed ontop of purchase price please?


£100 installed by British Gas

Excellent product at a great price, easy to self install. All done in less than an hour, wouldn't be without it now.

Original Poster

JOSHY54 m ago

Does this deal include the hub?


Yeah it does

Looks like thrs no free bulbs with installation included pack. £159

I absolutely hate Hive. I hate their app and I hate their stupid website and I hate their rubbish user interface, ooh let's make it overly complicated to switch your lights on and off.

fishmaster10 m ago

I absolutely hate Hive. I hate their app and I hate their stupid website …I absolutely hate Hive. I hate their app and I hate their stupid website and I hate their rubbish user interface, ooh let's make it overly complicated to switch your lights on and off.


Are they that bad, would you encourage people to buy the nest instead.

BIGUSHEADUS2 m ago

Are they that bad, would you encourage people to buy the nest instead.


Their Hive software just gets worse rather than better. I used to be able to simply set an on and off time for my lights. However now you have to make sure that you have off times set for the rest of the time in 24 hours for the day. They changed it without telling anyone and it made me want to smash my pc and my phone when it didn't work. The scheduler on the website is a massive joke. I hate it so much I even want to smash the lights that I fortunately got for free from British Gas.

jolawola1 h, 53 m ago

I received a free kit from British Gas too (only 1 though :), lucky you). …I received a free kit from British Gas too (only 1 though :), lucky you). I don't think there is anything you can do with a second hub. The lights work well using the app and Google Home. It would have been cheap to just add the kit for £74 for the heating, but I have Nest already, which I'm happy with.Just a helpful note to anyone considering smart heating: The Hive hub uses a LAN port on your router whereas Nest doesn't have a separate hub and connects via WiFi.


My plumber has fitted loads and has stated the Nest has lots of problems reconnecting once WiFi signal has been lost. Hive does not have this problem.

I have the hive active bulb and hub set via British gas rewards.
I have a combi boiler, what do I need for hive to control my heating?

I finally caved, ordered.

topgun0615 m ago

I finally caved, ordered.


It's good, the app is very easy to use and the stat functions and looks nice. Glad I bought it!

ses6jwg3 h, 25 m ago

Why are some black and some silver?




It has a semi-transparent mirrored finish, which allows the display to shine through when it's on.

As such, depending on the light and angle it can appear silver, black or in between.

I dithered over this and Nest on offer, and finally decided to go for this (at Screwfix) despite the mixed reviews.

Main attraction being ease of fitting if you already have a standard programmer. I had an old British Gas UP2, it just unclips and the Hive Receiver goes in its place, no re-wiring needed - took about a minute or two.
Most of the time is taken waiting for the hub to connect.

Also it was cheaper and you get the bulbs.

Talibmania2 h, 12 m ago

My plumber has fitted loads and has stated the Nest has lots of problems …My plumber has fitted loads and has stated the Nest has lots of problems reconnecting once WiFi signal has been lost. Hive does not have this problem.


I've not had any problems so far, but I realise relying on WiFi could be an issue for some households.

Would this be a pain to install?
I don't currently have a thermostat control situated anywhere in the house only on the combi boiler itself.
Also the timer is on the combi boiler.
Do you need a separate thermostat to be able to use the hive?

1616french1 h, 46 m ago

Would this be a pain to install?I don't currently have a thermostat …Would this be a pain to install?I don't currently have a thermostat control situated anywhere in the house only on the combi boiler itself.Also the timer is on the combi boiler.Do you need a separate thermostat to be able to use the hive?



The hive requires you to wire the receiver up to the combo boiler (this would replace your current thermostat) and then once that’s installed your free to position the Hive theromstat in any room (its battery powered, can be wall mounted or used with a stand).

My combi boiler was controlled by three wires, Live, Netural and a Switched Live. The Switched Live is used to signal the boiler to turn on. If your current thermostat has same setup then installing the Hive receiver is straight forward if your competent with electics. Obviously get a professional to install if your in any doubt.
Edited by: "Andy_Green" 30th Nov

Expires

How easy is this to self install replacing a British Gas/Drayton controller (need to check exact model but think it looks like a UP2)?
I have a separate thermostat.
Are there any guides online or is it THAT easy that no such guide required?
thanks

gregthepirate2 h, 26 m ago

How easy is this to self install replacing a British Gas/Drayton …How easy is this to self install replacing a British Gas/Drayton controller (need to check exact model but think it looks like a UP2)?I have a separate thermostat.Are there any guides online or is it THAT easy that no such guide required?thanks



It's that easy pretty much. I did not realise how easy it was, I had a UP2.

All the wires come to where the programmer lives and are actually wired into a backplate, not the programmer.
The UP2 then clips on the backplate and has a row of pins that engage the contacts on the backplate.
The Hive receiver has the exact same mounting and pin arrangement, so it's a straight swap.
You just need to kill the power and loosen two locking screws to get the UP2 off, put the Hive on and tighten the screws.

Regarding your old thermostat, you just need a constant live return from it. This can be achieved by bridging the terminals in the wiring centre, or if you don't fancy that just turn it up to max (30 degrees or whatever) and leave it.

It isn't necessary to physically remove it to make the Hive function, although many people prefer to get rid of it.

pigeon847 h, 7 m ago

It's that easy pretty much. I did not realise how easy it was, I had a …It's that easy pretty much. I did not realise how easy it was, I had a UP2.All the wires come to where the programmer lives and are actually wired into a backplate, not the programmer. The UP2 then clips on the backplate and has a row of pins that engage the contacts on the backplate. The Hive receiver has the exact same mounting and pin arrangement, so it's a straight swap. You just need to kill the power and loosen two locking screws to get the UP2 off, put the Hive on and tighten the screws.Regarding your old thermostat, you just need a constant live return from it. This can be achieved by bridging the terminals in the wiring centre, or if you don't fancy that just turn it up to max (30 degrees or whatever) and leave it. It isn't necessary to physically remove it to make the Hive function, although many people prefer to get rid of it.


Still yet to fit mine but my understanding is you should not leave 'live' wires in the walls. You need to disconnect at the power source

TKDBlackbelt1 h, 48 m ago

Still yet to fit mine but my understanding is you should not leave 'live' …Still yet to fit mine but my understanding is you should not leave 'live' wires in the walls. You need to disconnect at the power source


Yes, you shouldn't short out the wiring at the thermostat itself, then remove the stat and leave the live wire in the wall, not good practice.

If you want to remove the stat you need to bridge it out at the junction box.

However if you don't disturb the old stat, just turn up to max, then it doesn't pose an additional risk since it's still wired up and earthed correctly.
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