Looking to install a boiler? There are a few things that need to be taken into consideration. Firstly, what sort of installation are you looking to replace? You may be able to identify your system as a normal conventional boiler setup with a hot water cylinder or as a combination boiler that heats water to hot taps instantly and does away with the hot water storage cylinder (likely in an airing cupboard) It is likely that a like for like installation will be the most time efficient replacement and is therefore the best value regards any labour costs associated with the install. Q1. Do you have a combi boiler or a conventional boiler with hot water cylinder?
If you have a conventional setup then we would need to know if you have a hot water cylinder installed with a ‘loft tank’ to feed it or whether it is fed by mains pressure (otherwise known as an unvented cylinder) Q.2. Do you have a loft tank that feeds the hot water cylinder?
Some people want to free up their airing cupboard space and or loft space to create extra storage space or open up floor space to enlarge living areas. If you do this by coverting to a combi boiler you should know that this is a big job which involves removing old pipework and fitting new. It’s certainly possible but it’s also a more expensive install. Q.3. Do you want to free your extra space in your house by getting rid of the need for hot water storage?
Moving a boiler to a different location due to e.g.. a house extension or conservatory install is a big job, especially if you want a relocation into loft space. It’s a perfectly reasonable request but will significantly increase the cost of the installation due to the removing of old pipework, the fitting of new pipe routes and possibly the time required to hump weighty tools and machinery through a loft hatch! Lofts will need to be boarded and well lit too (again we can cost this in for you if required) Q.4. Do you want your boiler or cylinder moved to a different location?
The number of bathtubs or showers in a house is an important consideration when thinking about how much heated water might need to be provided at multiple points at the same time and with adequate pressure. Q.5. How many baths or showers do you have?
If the flue from your boiler comes out of the roof, we will need to allocate additonal time and resources to access and fit safely. Q.6. Does you boiler flue pass through a wall of a roof?
It could be, as it does happen, that your boiler flue may need to be relocated due to an incorrect original installation or due to extra building works near to the flue terminal. The boiler may have to be moved anyway. We will let you know very early on in the process if this is the case.
By visiting the installation premises we can cast an eye over your current install, personally survey any possible snags or find better options for your new boiler install.