Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30i Combi Installation In Loft
We are all keen to maximise the use of the space we have, and boilers take up lots of it… and they’re not the prettiest of things either. This client was keen, therefore, to move their boiler system from the kitchen up to the loft. And they thought it was a good idea to switch from a traditional set up to a combi boiler at the same time. Made a lot of sense to us too.
However, that did give us a lot to consider.
The 22mm gas supply was under the stairs.
The flue hole was obviously in the wrong place.
And… there was asbestos in the roof above the garage.
Why did they choose Grand Union Plumbing & Heating?
Our heating and plumbing engineers are all gas safe registered. So first off, the customer knew they were dealing with professionals with the necessary expertise. However, with our track record, we were able to talk through the challenges presented by the project with the customer and offer good solutions. They could tell we know what we’re talking about.
What was our new boiler replacement process for this project?
We had to get the basics in place first. A 22mm gas supply was required, so we had to chase a pipe from under the stairs, in the wall, all the way up to the loft. And only then could we get the new location set up for the new combi boiler.
The second key challenge was to create a new flue hole. And that was not quite as simple as it sounds. Normally, we’d simply use ladders to reach new heights, but in this case that wasn’t an option. The roof above the garage was lined with asbestos. Therefore, to gain the necessary access, we had to hire a cherry picker.
We then fitted a Magnaclean filter, bled the radiators, and introduced inhibitor back in to extend the lifespan of the system. We also installed a new wireless thermostat/programmer, recommissioned the system, and registered the boiler with the manufacturer.
The benefits of our solution
Our team of gas safe registered engineers know their onions, so installing the new gas supply pipework went smoothly and caused little mess or disruption. We were able to find a good solution to accessing the roof to install the new flue, which gave everyone peace of mind and kept the project costs down too.
We chose the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30i Combi for many reasons, but it had exactly the right spec to meet requirements. Plus it also has an 8 year warranty. This meant our customers could free up that much needed space in the kitchen, and enjoy a lovely new look once they’d redecorated.
In a nutshell, therefore, the benefits of choosing us were:
Our fabulous team of heating and plumbing engineers work quickly and cleanly.
Their knowledge and experience enabled them to route the gas supply up to the loft from under the stairs without a hitch.
We didn’t run a mile when we realized that asbestos was involved; instead we found a great solution.
None of us has a fear of heights, thank goodness!
If you’ve read any of our other case studies, you’ll realise that it is our policy to do a full handover when we install a new boiler. This involved:
Taking the customer through the differences between the old system and the new one.
Demonstrating how the new systems works.
Explaining how the new thermostat/programmer works.
We also always take away the old boiler, and packaging and bits, and dispose of the rubbish in an environmentally acceptable way.
Did we go the extra mile?
We most certainly did… that cherry picker was a great way to provide access where ladders couldn’t reach. And it introduced a different note to everyone’s day too.
Does your boiler need relocating?
If you’re looking to relocate your boiler system up into your roof, please don’t hesitate to give us a ring on 01908 034194. We love nothing more than overcoming the challenges that inevitably arise to ensure the results are exactly what the customer 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
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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!
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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.
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