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Discuss is this quote fair? central heating upgrade in the Central Heating Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. mark456

    mark456 New Member

    hello i'd like to know if the following quote is broadly fair. house is four bed, three reception rooms and two bathroom, kitchen plus utility.

    Flush system as per manufacturer’s instructions.

    • Protect your home with carpet protector and dust sheets as required.

    The works for your system upgrade and radiators is as follows:

    • Removal of your existing boiler, tanks and cylinder.

    • Supply and installation of a new Worcester combination boiler options are

    set out separately below.

    • Modifications to pipework to suit the new installation.

    • Supply and installation of a Worcester Greenstar system filter.

    • Run new gas pipework from the meter to the new boiler.

    • Supply and installation of a Worcester Comfort 2 time control.

    • Brick up of the existing flue hole to be carried out by us.

    • Supply and installation of new standard radiators and valves and 3 x

    designer radiators and valves. All pipework to be adjusted and we may

    need to alter the pipe sizes for the designer radiators.



    Making good to be carried out by customer.



    • Removal of debris from site and our engineers will tidy up their area of work

    and leave your home as they found it.



    Following works our office team will:

    • Notify your appliance to the manufacturer for your warranty and to Gas

    Safe as per building regulations. You will receive this information in the

    post.



    Your boiler price and information is set out below.

    All prices are inclusive of VAT



    YOUR SYSTEM UPGRADE AND RADIATOR ESTIMATE

    Boiler


    Worcester 440 Highflow floor

    standing combination boiler

    Worcester system filter


    Worcester 42 CDi wall hung

    combination boiler

    Worcester system filter


    Total cost

    including

    VAT


    £7992.00 including VAT


    £7608.00 including VAT


    sounds a bit expensive i would have expected a whole new heating for that.
     
  2. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    It’s very difficult to comment without seeing the site that could be a lot of work involved that we don’t know about
     
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  3. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I can tell you, the 440 high flow is over £2k alone. Designer radiators can really up the price and location can too. Best thing to do is get 3 quotes and compare.
     
  4. mark456

    mark456 New Member

    another quote came at 6300.
    waiting for third.
    the more expensive quote is from a firm with office and secretary so overheads are inevitable.
     
  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    what fitments do you have in your bathroom?
    eg elec showers?
     
  6. mark456

    mark456 New Member

    no electric showers. showers are off the tanks.
     
  7. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Depends where in the country you are too
     
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  8. firemant

    firemant Plumber GSR

    Supply and installation of new standard radiators and valves and 3 xdesigner radiators and valves.

    I would be wanting to know specs: make.midel and size.

    Making good to be carried out by customer.•
    Removal of debris from site and our engineers will tidy up their area of work and leave your home as they found it.

    How can they leave home as they find it if you have to make good? Have they explained exactly what you have to do, and what they do?

    Finally, you called it a QUOTATION, they called it an ESTIMATE. Are you aware of the difference?



     
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  9. mark456

    mark456 New Member

    manchester
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    wouldn't want a combi for two bathrooms unless your planning on not running more than one outlet at the same time
     
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  11. Millsy 82

    Millsy 82 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    The price is the price. There is no fair or not. Is a Ferrari fair at 250k?

    It is an estimate it is up to you to decide if you want to pay that or not. Maybe go for the cheaper one if you want they may be better they may be worse but at least it's cheaper hey.

    This is a reason I want to get out of installs you give someone a price they think you've ripped them off even if you haven't done a thing.
     
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  12. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Where are they going to fit the hiflow?
     
  13. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    This is the big one , its one or the other , NOT both .
     
  14. firemant

    firemant Plumber GSR

    Tis a good point.

    OP: whose idea was a combi? Assuming space and cold water pressure is available, unvented is generally better, IMO.
     
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  15. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    Who is more likely to get it right first time? What reference and recommendations do they have? If I were you I'd ask friends colleagues and family is the know a good local guy.
     
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