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    Help!! Our boiler has broken & we have no heat or hot water :-(

    it broke on tuesday & we've had a quote from a "friend" of £1600 to replace our boiler as to get it repaired would cost £400 plus labour & will end up having something else go wrong with it .... which we just can't afford to pay out £1600 in one go :-(
    i've just phoned british gas as they do an installment plan but they can't send anyone out for a quote until thursday!!
    Is there anyone else that will put in a new boiler on installment plan that i could phone to get them to come give us a quote?
    thanks

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    i know its a bit late but all the power/gas companys do good cover pland for around £13 a month covering you for things like this and a 24hr call out

    these might be cheaper on repair for you

    npower.com/web…267

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    davieg;4179175

    i know its a bit late but all the power/gas companys do good cover pland … i know its a bit late but all the power/gas companys do good cover pland for around £13 a month covering you for things like this and a 24hr call out


    i know... kept on putting it off but should have done :roll: will do in the future though :thumbsup:

    when my daughters boiler broke, British Gas Fixed it as long as she signed up to their 12 month plan, not sure but I cant recall her paying for the 'fix' -its also a good idea because when you do get it fixed you will just keep putting off signing up as you will feel confident that its 'ok' now - it sort of pushes you into doing it

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    holly100;4179214

    these might be cheaper on repair for … these might be cheaper on repair for youhttp://www.npower.com/web/fixedrepair/index.htm?t=0800%20316%207267


    thanks but we've been told in the past that our boiler is rubbish so if we paid to get it repaired something else will end up going wrong with it until we replace so would prefer to replace now

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    starsparkle2311;4179193

    Thursday is way too late, phone them up again:thumbsup:


    i asked if they could do anything sooner but that's the earliest british gas could send someone out :-(

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    octobergirl;4179291

    when my daughters boiler broke, British Gas Fixed it as long as she … when my daughters boiler broke, British Gas Fixed it as long as she signed up to their 12 month plan, not sure but I cant recall her paying for the 'fix' -its also a good idea because when you do get it fixed you will just keep putting off signing up as you will feel confident that its 'ok' now - it sort of pushes you into doing it


    :thumbsup: good advice i will definitely join up to a repair plan after i've got this sorted
    been freeeeezzzzzinggggg in here this last week :-( have had a little electrice radiator in the living room & have had the gas fire on so can imagine what our gas bill is going to be like :roll:

    these might know somewhere where you can get new one on a monthly plan - you might even be entitled to a grant


    Warm Front grants are only available to people on relevant benefits, but for those who don’t qualify, but are over 60, there’s also a rebate scheme worth £300.

    Customers can apply for Warm Front Grants or the Heating Rebate Scheme at [url]www.WarmFront.co.uk[/url] or by calling 0800 316 2805.

    The Energy Saving Trust (see useful links) supplies a list of all other offers and grants available from independent home insulation companies, energy suppliers and local authorities. A simple post code search will produce a list of each subsidy available in your area - many of which offer extra discounts to people on qualifying benefits.

    energychoices.co.uk/wha…tml

    check the energy saving trust theres a lot of grants available.good luck

    Banned

    Both my sister and I had faults with our boilers and as long as we signed up to the British Gas monthly plan (then costing 12 quid a month) they fixed the boiler without charging any call out fees or labour costs. I done this about six months ago but my sister done it as recently as last month. :thumbsup:

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    holly100;4179410

    these might know somewhere where you can get new one on a monthly plan - … these might know somewhere where you can get new one on a monthly plan - you might even be entitled to a grant Warm Front grants are only available to people on relevant benefits, but for those who don’t qualify, but are over 60, there’s also a rebate scheme worth £300.Customers can apply for Warm Front Grants or the Heating Rebate Scheme at ]www.WarmFront.co.uk or by calling 0800 316 2805.The Energy Saving Trust (see useful links) supplies a list of all other offers and grants available from independent home insulation companies, energy suppliers and local authorities. A simple post code search will produce a list of each subsidy available in your area - many of which offer extra discounts to people on qualifying benefits.http://www.energychoices.co.uk/what-if-i-cant-afford-a-new-boiler.html


    thanks you're a star :thumbsup: i think we might be able to get a warm front grant as 2 of my sons get disability living allowance but the online application form only asks if me or my hubby get benefits so will phone them tomorrow morning when their phone lines are open hopefully we'll be able to get it sorted soon ;-)

    what boiler do you have? what area are you? i might be able to help...andy

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    churchy2704;4179513

    Both my sister and I had faults with our boilers and as long as we signed … Both my sister and I had faults with our boilers and as long as we signed up to the British Gas monthly plan (then costing 12 quid a month) they fixed the boiler without charging any call out fees or labour costs. I done this about six months ago but my sister done it as recently as last month. :thumbsup:


    thanks churchy will look into this if i get no joy from warm front grants tomorrow :thumbsup:

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    sosolidpoo;4179546

    what boiler do you have? what area are you? i might be able to help...andy


    our boiler is a Saunier Duval Thema Classic F24E
    i'm in kent

    Who's going to run the book? I'll start British Gas at £3000.......

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    Shengis;4179580

    Who's going to run the book? I'll start British Gas at £3000.......


    you and the kids get old clothes on - = 6 jumpers + 3 hats - get out in the garden and have a bonfire - good fun

    find all your rubbish to burn (prune your trees)

    then go round to a very good friend or family and have a nice hot bath:thumbsup:

    http://galleries.lycos.co.uk/d/15164-2/bonfire-01.jpg

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    holly100;4179824

    you and the kids get old clothes on - = 6 jumpers + 3 hats - get out in … you and the kids get old clothes on - = 6 jumpers + 3 hats - get out in the garden and have a bonfire - good fun find all your rubbish to burn (prune your trees) then go round to a very good friend or family and have a nice hot bath:thumbsup:


    :lol: we've been having baths by putting all the saucepans & the kettle on to fill it & takes about an hour and a half to run a bath :whistling: luckily the kids get in the bath together anyway :lol:

    £1600 ....not much of a friend , wear a shorter skirt next time


    get an electric shower fitted too!

    cheerleader;4179567

    our boiler is a Saunier Duval Thema Classic F24Ei'm in kent



    saunier-duval.co.uk/ser…asp



    click on link who better too service it than the company that made it???? i have same boiler and have had no problems with it.it can be repaired and serviced rather than replaced.

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    owlass;4180304

    £1600 ....not much of a friend , wear a shorter skirt next time :)get an … £1600 ....not much of a friend , wear a shorter skirt next time :)get an electric shower fitted too!


    maybe i should have got you to come round & for you to wear a short skirt :whistling::p
    we've got a free standing bath so an electric shower isn't an option :-(

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    SpecialK;4180471

    http://www.saunier-duval.co.uk/service/extendedwarranty.aspclick on link … http://www.saunier-duval.co.uk/service/extendedwarranty.aspclick on link who better too service it than the company that made it???? i have same boiler and have had no problems with it.it can be repaired and serviced rather than replaced.


    thanks i had a plumber out last year cos we had a problem with having hot water & have now been told by 2 different plumbers that we know that our boiler is carp :-( so don't want to throw money away getting it fixed

    i sypathise cheer :-( we has no heating/hot water on and off since end of oct till last week, heating co couldnt figure out what was wrong, done allsorts, when they finally 'sorted' it the systen tripped my electrics, finally last week it was fixed after numerous visits, turned out the man who fitted the pump on one of the visits had put live/earth the wrong way :roll:

    hope you sort it soon :friends:

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    loupomm;4180625

    i sypathise cheer :-( we has no heating/hot water on and off since end of … i sypathise cheer :-( we has no heating/hot water on and off since end of oct till last week, heating co couldnt figure out what was wrong, done allsorts, when they finally 'sorted' it the systen tripped my electrics, finally last week it was fixed after numerous visits, turned out the man who fitted the pump on one of the visits had put live/earth the wrong way :roll:hope you sort it soon :friends:


    thanks loupomm

    cheerleader;4180597

    maybe i should have got you to come round & for you to wear a short skirt … maybe i should have got you to come round & for you to wear a short skirt :whistling::pwe've got a free standing bath so an electric shower isn't an option :-(





    tried that , not a pretty site getting in the loft tho :oops:


    oooooo posh bint has got a free standing bath eh ,
    and plenty of free standing cold water in it

    £1600 for a replacement boiler sounds fairly reasonable to me.
    Recent quotes for a Worcester Bosch Greenstar Junior 28i installed and old boiler removed..
    1. Powergen, £2280 (originally quoted £2600)
    2. Local Plumber £1950 (including powerflush)
    3. A different plumber £1450 (said powerflush wasn't neccessary)
    4. British Gas £3780 (including a fancy filter, powerflush, and 1 years home cover)

    Guess who got the job.............

    Taken from the warmfront website:

    NOTES:

    The term 'Householder' includes the applicant's spouse, or partner, if they are living with the applicant
    Please note a Disability Living Allowance award for a child or non-dependent in your household will not qualify for the Warm Front grant.


    Which is a bit of a bummer, as we are in the same boat.

    Need heating on all day cos daughter and is house bound (only 3/1/2 years old), and don't even get any fuel allowance.

    It stinks and the politician who vows to change this would get so much support at the next General Election

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    cheerleader;4179308

    thanks but we've been told in the past that our boiler is rubbish so if … thanks but we've been told in the past that our boiler is rubbish so if we paid to get it repaired something else will end up going wrong with it until we replace so would prefer to replace now



    Would it not be an idea to pay for a fixed repair (]British gas do one too), then join a monthly repair plan, then you could save for the next year for a new boiler. Not ideal I know but you would have peace of mind for a year, and gets around the immediate problem of not having any heating and not having the money to get a new boiler.

    The companies that are likely to do credit on a new boiler are likely to be the ones that charge £2.5-£3.5k whereas you will get one for half that (or less) if you have cash

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    bassman_uk;4181137

    Taken from the warmfront website:NOTES:The term 'Householder' includes … Taken from the warmfront website:NOTES:The term 'Householder' includes the applicant's spouse, or partner, if they are living with the applicant Please note a Disability Living Allowance award for a child or non-dependent in your household will not qualify for the Warm Front grant. Which is a bit of a bummer, as we are in the same boat.Need heating on all day cos daughter and is house bound (only 3/1/2 years old), and don't even get any fuel allowance.It stinks and the politician who vows to change this would get so much support at the next General Election


    :shock: oh dear, gonna have to look into this some more... there may be a way of getting around it hopefully :?

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    colinsunderland;4181396

    Would it not be an idea to pay for a fixed repair (]British gas do one … Would it not be an idea to pay for a fixed repair (]British gas do one too), then join a monthly repair plan, then you could save for the next year for a new boiler. Not ideal I know but you would have peace of mind for a year, and gets around the immediate problem of not having any heating and not having the money to get a new boiler.The companies that are likely to do credit on a new boiler are likely to be the ones that charge £2.5-£3.5k whereas you will get one for half that (or less) if you have cash


    thanks will look into it :thumbsup:
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