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  1. Hello all, I'm in need of a bit of advice. The boiler in my first (and only, so far) rental property is very close to giving up the ghost, so I've had my managing agents (a well known high street brand) looking into the cost of replacing it. This is something I've never had to do before, as I live in a rental property myself. I've not been to happy with how the agency have managed my property so far, and the trend continues with this issue, but that's a topic for another post... My property is a "standard" 3 bed terrace house in York, with a single bathroom. They have obtained a single quote from a local company, who have given me two options. Option A: Worcester 24 junior £1794.00 + VAT with a 8 year parts and labour warranty. Option B: Ideal Logic + 24 £1654.00 + VAT with 7 year warranty. I've done a bit of googling, and found these boilers to be around the £800 and £600 mark, respectively. Which means that labour costs amount to about £1000. That seems excessive to me, but again I've never had to deal with a boiler replacement before. They have broken down the work involved as follows: To disconnect the existing boiler, water heater and associated pipe work. To supply and fit a new condensing combination boiler in the utilty room. To supply and fit a condensate pipe to run externally. To re-wire the electrical controls to suit. The system will be controlled by a programmable room thermostat. A chemical cleaner will be added to the system which will be flushed after. A corrosion proofing inhibitor will be added as required by manufacturer’s instructions. In addition to the manufacturers requirements a MagnaClean system protector (www.adeysolutions.co.uk) or a Greenstar filter will also be fitted to the pipe work to prolong the life and efficiency of the existing heating system. I've searched the forum for similar topics but haven't found anything, and I'd love to hear your thoughts and what a "standard" boiler replacement would usually cost. To complicate things further, I've recently emigrated to Australia so I'm having to rely almost entirely on the agency. Thanks for your time!
  2. Hi All i am looking to replace x5 boilers. They are all 2/3 bedroom terrace properties. Could anyone recommend a make and model which has the best balance for price vs reliability. (Low to mid range price bracket) thank you
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