New Boiler Edinburgh – Installation Costs

Out with the old and in with the new, but how much does a new boiler cost?

New Boiler Edinburgh – Installation Costs

What does it cost to install a new boiler in Edinburgh? 

This article deals with the cost of installing a new boiler in Edinburgh and factors that will affect cost.

You can request a quote for a new boiler from an Edinburgh Gas Safe Registered Engineer. Complete the form on this page or call 0131 315 0000

A guide figure for a new boiler in a 1 – 3 bedroom property would be between £1,800 and £2,800.

A search on Google suggests that prices fluctuate in different parts of the country. So, to be clear, we are referring here to new boilers in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Following are the factors that will affect the cost:

1. The make and model of the new boiler 

There are many makes / manufacturers of boilers:

  • Ariston
  • Baxi
  • Glow-worm
  • Ideal
  • Intergas
  • Potterton
  • Vaillant
  • Vokera
  • Wieissman
  • Worcester Bosch
  • and so on…

As with, say, car manufacturers each manufacturer produces a number of different models for different needs. Small models with less power and less features cost less than larger models with more features.

To continue the car analogy some manufacturers position themselves in the premium market (Audi, BMW, Porsche – Worcester Bosch, Wiessman) while others aim for the budget market (Tata, Kia – Ideal , Ariston, Potterton).

Manufacturer, model, size / power and features will all affect the cost of a new boiler, and so the total cost of a new boiler installation.

Comparing the relative merits of boilers or manufacturers is beyond the scope of this article, However, bear in mind that there will always be an element of “you get what you pay for”.

Consider your budget, take the advice of a qualified heating engineer and keep in mind that cheaper boilers may be more expensive to run and maintain.

At time of writing we found a 24Kw Worcester Gas Combination Boiler (suitable for a flat with 1 bathroom and 8 – 10 radiators) for £1,200 (Inc VAT), where as a Vokera boiler with the same 24Kw output was available for £510 (Inc VAT).

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2. What is the new boiler replacing? 

Replacing an existing gas, condensing boiler with a new like for like boiler in the same position is likely to require the least time to do. It will therefore incur a relatively low labour charge (£700 – £1,000) . Changing a heat only gas boiler to a gas combination condensing boiler in a new position will cost more (£1,600 to £2,000).

As regulations and technologies have upgraded so the position of an existing boiler may not be suitable for a new boiler.  The route a flue takes may no longer allow access for visual inspections of the pipe work (Gas and Water) leading to or from a boiler and may need re-routing or replacing. All these will take time and materials to alter and upgrade and therefore affect the cost.

3. Will other trades be required?

Aside from simply replacing the boiler other tradespeople may be required:

  • A joiner to box in pipe work, tidy up a cupboard or fit flue inspection hatches.
  • A roofer if the flue is to exit through a roof.
  • A decorator to make good any areas of wall where the old boiler was removed, pipes were re-routed or to paint new pipe boxing.
  • A “core cutter” to core a hole through a wall for a flue exit point.
  • An electrician to run a new power source to the boiler
4. Additional requirements & upgrades
Controlling heating from an app on a tablet
Control your heating from your phone or tablet.
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Radiator Thermostat
Magnetic Filter on Central Heating System
Magnetic Filter for Central Heating System
Various other tasks required during the new boiler installation may also affect cost:
  • A power flush (click here to find out more) may be needed for older systems where there is a build up of sludge. Some boiler manufacturers make it a condition of their warranty that a power flush is carried out at the time their boiler is installed. Cost £350 to £500.
  • Installing a magnetic filter will help prevent the build up of sludge and ensure more efficient running and longer life of a new boiler. Filters will cost from around £100 to £180 and take around an hour to install, though your gas safe engineer may do this as part of the installation price.
  • Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TVRs): adding these to your system gives more control and potentially reduces running costs.  A valve itself will cost from £7 to £60 or more.
  • Thermostatic Controls: This is the central control panel from where the temperature of the system can be controlled. Again the cost of these varies widely depending on the functionality required; the most recent innovation in these controls being the use of smart phone apps to remotely control the heating. Costs range from £50 to £250 and more.

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