Worcester Combi Installation
Old properties tend to present an interesting set of challenges, and this project was no different. In addition to the age of the property, though, the customer was building an extension and needed the boiler system to be moved from the kitchen up in to the loft.
They were also looking to replace a traditional set up with a new combi system, which meant as well as removing the existing boiler, we had to also take out the loft tanks and cylinder. Thus, all in all, this project presented us with a few interesting considerations:
A new 22mm gas supply was required.
The thickness of the walls was significant.
There was asbestos in the garage roof.
Why did they choose Grand Union Plumbing & Heating?
Our team of gas registered heating engineers have put in a fair few hours between them, and they’ve had experience of working in old properties. This project needed a proper appreciation of the challenges older homes can present.
What was our new boiler replacement process for this project?
The great news was that because the extension work was well underway we had easy access to the pipework under the floor; the floorboards had been removed. This enabled us to make the necessary pipework changes relatively quickly, including running the new 22mm gas supply from the stairs up to the loft. And it also helped when we needed to relocate some of the radiators too.
Having removed the existing boiler, along with its tanks and cylinder, we then set to on the interesting part of the project. For starters, a flue hole had to be drilled from the inside in order to avoid disturbing the asbestos in the garage roof. Due to the thickness of the walls, however, this took quite a bit longer than it normally would to ensure we didn’t damage anything. We also needed to facilitate condensate draining into the top of the soil pipe for internal drain away, which was located in the loft.
Once the new boiler was installed in the loft, we then fitted a new Worcester Bosch filter, added inhibitor back into the system, and bled the radiators. Then we fitted a new Worcester wireless thermostat/programmer, commissioned the new system, and registered the boiler with the manufacturer.
The benefits of our solution
As we mentioned above, our team of seasoned gas safe registered heating engineers know their onions, so they were able to tackle the various challenges this project presented without causing extra disruption to the extension project also being completed.
There’s no doubt that the fact that the floorboards had already been lifted made our job easier. However, the thickness of the walls required skill and patience when boring the hole for the new flue; particularly as the alternative would have involved tackling asbestos. Older properties need a sympathetic but firm approach to get things right.
We always like to ensure that any new system we install will run efficiently, so we make a point of introducing inhibitor; which also has the added benefit of reducing fuel bills too.
In a nutshell:
Our heating and plumbing engineers have the knowledge and experience needed to tackle this type of project.
We had access to the best equipment for creating a new flue hole without damaging the property or garage roof.
The combi system we chose has a 10 year warranty.
We always make a point of carrying out a full handover whenever we install a new boiler. Thus we:
Explained how the new system works.
Took our customer through the differences they’d experience with a combi boiler.
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?
Inch by inch through those thick walls, we certainly did. And our attention to detail regarding the age of the property was greatly appreciated.
Does your boiler need relocating?
If you’re looking to relocate your boiler and replace it with a new combi system, , please don’t hesitate to give us a ring on 01908 034194. We’d be delighted to help you enjoy the best heating system for your 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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