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Hey Everyone,

I have a 2 bedroom home (2 floors). The length of the home is 10metres by 6meteres width.

Unfortunately, I was duped by a cowboy builder who installed a combi boiler (in the kitchen) and did a full central heating system installation in my home, after a few months the tradesmen fled the country and the central heating was not considered as safe, leaked pipes, stopped working etc... fake certification by the cowboy who fled and all the worst that you could imagine.

I am very saddened by this and now use electrical heating. Fortunately, I have savings to hire again for another full central heating system with a new boiler, pipes, radiators, the whole works and I am ready. Prior to doing so, I would like your opinions on the route I shall take which I go to detail below. I am planning to have the whole system replaced and for a new Combi boiler to be placed upstairs where the old hot water cylinder used to be. This was removed during my previous duped installation.

I thought it would be wise to place the boiler upstairs for gravitational purposes and easy pressure around the home. But having read other sites, there are considerations prior to moving the boiler that I have come to understand and it may not be as easy as it sounds.

To be honest, all I want to know is a roughly guided price to hire a certified gas safe registered engineer to carry out a full installation in my home, I need 12 new radiators to replace my old ones, double panel, and high-pressure system good boiler combi (Worcester) and to be able to control my heating via a phone etc... all in all I just want my whole home toasty warm without certain rooms being unbalanced. Want a nice balance throughout my home and easy control. I want water pressure around my whole home, Not having the wait a while too for the hot water to come through to the taps etc...

On the basis of your experiences how much would it cost to hire out a central heating engineer to carry out the work on average?, I need labour, parts, boiler, pipes, everything.

Thank you in advance for any replies.


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Who has certified the system as unfit for use?
What's wrong with the 'new'? radiators which have been fitted?
It seems very radical to have to strip the whole lot out and start from scratch - how long has the present system been in place, please?
Why can't the radiators and pipework be 'rescued'?


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Assuming the worst and a complete new system is needed, a very rough estimate would be £5-£6k, but as previous post, I would question whether the entire system needs replacing.

Also, IMO, why do you want a Worcester boiler?

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MissBuilding1975 wrote:
I thought it would be wise to place the boiler upstairs for gravitational purposes and easy pressure around the home. But having read other sites, there are considerations prior to moving the boiler that I have come to understand and it may not be as easy as it sounds.

There's absolutely no "gravitational" advantage to be had from moving the boiler upstairs. None at all. The hot water pressure and flow rate of a combi system are governed by the mains supply to your home -- it won't be any better or worse regardless of whether you place the boiler on the ground floor or 100ft above the roof on a scaffold tower. Likewise, it'll make no difference at all to the effectiveness of the central heating. If the current boiler location is safe and convenient for you, then that is where it should stay!

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