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  1. JB1992

    JB1992 New Member

    Hello guys. My friend is currently having a house refurb. He's been quoted for converting vented to unvented. Relocating boiler and cylinder to garage together. Worcester 35cdi system and a 300ltr cylinder.be done in plastic piping with a zone valve to serve underfloor heating(they're not including doing the underfloor heating in the cost though) install nest controls. They have quoted £7k inc vat. I get that it's an impossible question but does that sound like an ok ballpark?
     
  2. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Tell your friend to get more than one quote.
     
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  3. JB1992

    JB1992 New Member

    He's in a bit of a pickle as it's a big project and it needs doing within the next two weeks but I feel like he's over a barrel
     
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  4. JB1992

    JB1992 New Member

    So his boiler is moving approximately 6 foot onto another wall into the garage, and the unvented cylinder to be sited next to it. The stop tap/incoming supply is also in this area, so the major work would be supplying the outlets with the mains.
     
  5. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Good luck with that.
     
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  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Should of planned better then he wouldn't be in a pickle.
     
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  7. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sounds cheap but plastic ooo
     
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  8. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Let's just say that quote seems reasonable, still "feel" he's over a barrel?
     
  9. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    Is the whole heating system being repiped? What size house? Have the mains water pressure and flow rates been checked that unvented will operate properly?
     
  10. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    It seems reasonable but it’s difficult to be specific without eyes on the job
     
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  11. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    It’s dead easy ...get a quote from British Gas , then halve it, then call back get the dummy back , reduce it to bare bones
    Then give to 1 out 3 who give you a written QUOTATon , not an estimate . centralheatking
     
  12. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Ha ha
     
  13. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You been drinking again mate?:D:D
     
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  14. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    This dont make sense Rob would you clarify what you are stating here.

    Seems reasonable to me ask the installer for a breakdown on his price see what your actually getting and what's been allowed for , I would advised he have a new boiler they don't like being moved the install can be completed in the garage and that just leaves a day or two for the change over. Kop
     
  15. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    What we used to say to some customers is get a quote from BG them call the salesperson back and negotiate a lower price. Then show us their final quote. We would usually then be able to half it and make a profit. Then the op should get a fixed price quotation not an estimate from 3 outfits and not nec take the cheapest. Make sure it’s not a mick mouse boiler instead of the original one quoted...centralheatking
     
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