Ideal Logic Combi Installation
People often need a boiler system to be relocated. And this often occurs when the old boiler has reached the end of its life and prompted them to decide to take the plunge and move things around. What we love about our work is that every job is different.
For this project, our customer had several requirements. They were seeking to move their whole system out of the utility room and into the garage. They were also keen to convert from a gravity fed (open vented) system, to a pressurized combi system. This project had a few interesting characteristics:
We could use the existing 22mm gas supply in the garage.
However, the garage had not been used to accommodate a boiler before.
The incoming electrical cable was close to where the new boiler needed to go.
Why did they choose Grand Union Plumbing & Heating?
We have a great team of gas safe registered engineers and they therefore know the right questions to ask. This enabled us to gather the necessary information in advance of providing an accurate quote. We also have the necessary skills to remove and then refit kitchen units… as you will see.
What was our new boiler replacement process for this project?
The original boiler system was located in the utility room – surrounded by cupboards etc. This meant we needed to remove the units and fridge (also located in the utility room) so we could access and relocate the pipes. We then had to put everything back. Which we did, and no one would have ever known!
As mentioned, we were able to use the existing 22mm gas supply to supply the new boiler’s 30kw output, which was great. However, a new flue had to be drilled to the exterior facing side of the property. Unfortunately, the incoming electrical cable was very close to the new boiler location. Thus we had to be extremely careful not to hit it whilst drilling the new flue hole. The good news is we’re all still in one piece, so that went without a glitch.
We also fitted a system filter and scale reducer, because the property was in a hard water area. And we installed a new Hive smart thermostat/programmer, added inhibitor back into the system, and bled the radiators. We then commissioned the system and registered the new boiler with the manufacturer.
The benefits of our solution
Projects like these require quite a mix of knowledge and skills. Our gas safe registered engineers know all about heating, but they’re also pretty handy moving and fitting things like kitchen units too; which meant we could restore the utility room back to its fully glory at the end of the project. Also, because we were fully aware of the incoming utility supplies to the property, there was no interruption to the electrical supply.
We like to ensure that new systems have the best opportunity to run efficiently, so we made sure that inhibitor was introduced to prolong its lifespan and keep utility bills down in the future.
Plus we chose a combi system with a 7 year warranty, which we believe is very important.
In a nutshell:
Our team of gas safe registered engineers have a wealth of knowledge and experience… beyond just heating.
We were able to relocate the flow and return pipes without affecting the cupboard layout in the utility room.
We chose a great system with a 7 year warranty and registered the boiler with the manufacturer.
It is our policy to ensure there is a full handover whenever we install a new boiler. Thus we:
Explained the differences between the old system and the new one.
Took our customer through how it works.
Demonstrated how to set heating and water timing.
We also took the old boiler and all packaging away to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
Did we go the extra mile?
We most certainly did! Those utility cupboard units needed careful dismantling to ensure when they were refitted they looked as good as new… and they did.
Does your boiler need replacing?
If you’re looking to replace your existing traditional boiler with a new combi system, please don’t hesitate to give us a ring on 01908 034194. We love working on making these changes so customers can enjoy the best heating system for their needs.
What Our Customers Say
I’ve used Grand Union 3 times and every time the service is excellent and the price very reasonable. Engineers are very good at letting you know what they are doing and there are no hidden charges. They even managed to do a job at short notice. They work tidily and even followed up with a message to check my heating was still ok the following day. Highly recommend
Excellent service from Mitch!
Responsive, courteous and informative.
Work swiftly done too, with clear explanations throughout.
Thanks again, Mitch.
100% will be used again in the future
It’s not very often that you find a quality tradesperson who is reliable, honest, and competitive on his pricing. Mitch has done a number of jobs in our house, including installing a new boiler, water tank and radiators. All to a brilliant standard. I will happily recommend Mitch and Grand Union Plumbing!
I have called Mitch out twice since moving into our new house a month ago. Both times he has managed to fit in an appointment fairly quickly to resolve our issues. He has been professional and friendly, offering advice on other issues that I have seen. I would definitely recommend his services.
We have used Grand Union Plumbing several times as we had a really tricky fault. We found Mitch to be really excellent. Very happy to recommend, 10/10
Called Mitch out on very short notice, extremely reliable and great rates, would highly recommend Grand Union Plumbing and Heating. Also provided advice with other queries aside from the job at hand- with no reluctance. Great service, thank you for your hard work and honesty Mitch.
Definitely recommend these guys. Had a job done by them and they wasted no time to get it done and made sure I was completely happy before any payments. Nowadays companies just want to rush and take your money. Big thumps up
Have used Grand Union twice now. They are very quick to respond to enquiries, reasonably priced, tidy workers and very friendly. I can’t fault them. Definitely my go to guys now for any plumbing needs.
I found Grand Union Plumbing through the Gas Safe Register. I had a boiler service and gas safety certificate. Mitchell was very professional and the prices were very reasonable. I would definitely recommend and use again.
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