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For gas boiler installation or replacement, getting the right tradesman is a matter of safety. It is not a DIY job, unless you are gas safety registered. Plentific can help you make your choice by providing a list of the best tradesmen in your local area that offer the services you need, along with quick access to their customer reviews to help you make the right choice. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about gas boiler installation and replacement?
Having a boiler professionally installed can often cost as much or more than the boiler itself, but remember that if you just go for the cheapest option, you risk having to pay more down the line for upkeep. At the same time, the most expensive options, which you will usually get from big companies like British Gas, may include coverage or unnecessary services. Remember, they are salespeople as well as tradesmen. Independent traders or smaller businesses may offer you cheaper prices, but be sure to get multiple quotes to compare.
If a boiler is installed or replaced incorrectly, it can be very dangerous for everyone in your home. Make sure your choice is gas safety registered - each installer must have a card listing the gas work they are qualified to perform. Membership in a trade organisation is also a good sign of their professionalism and abilities, as such groups usually enforce strict standards and codes of conduct for their members. Your choices may have finished apprenticeships or may have passed trade association or college courses. Ask them for their qualifications, as well as reviews from previous clientele.
Before making your final decision, remember to ask what kind of after-care your choices provide. Do they offer a guarantee that they will repair your boiler free of charge for a certain period? Independent traders and smaller businesses will usually offer this as part of their service, and can sometimes offer better deals than nationwide businesses. You should also check their policies regarding accidental damage.
How much does gas boiler installation or replacement cost?
The cost of installing a boiler depends on specific factors such as where you live in the UK, the level of accessibility for tradesmen and what kind of work is required. Your pipes may require a mechanical flush, which can cost around £510. If pipes need to be changed or relocated, this can add anything between £200 and £300 to your bill. It will also cost if you need to remove and dispose of your old boiler. Again, this is not something that should be attempted unless you are gas safety registered.
The type of boiler you have is a big indicator of how much you will have to pay for installation. The removal, disposal and installation of a new gas condensing combi boiler could cost between £540 and £660. The same service for a gas non-condensing boiler can cost between £640 and £770. These are all averages - you must remember to get multiple quotes in addition to price breakdowns to make sure you are getting the best value for the services you require. Consider what boiler you want carefully, and feel free to discuss this with the tradesmen you are considering, but do not just allow them to choose and buy a boiler on your behalf.