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New Boiler

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:31 pm
by Beavis64
Does anyone know a shop/factory/company that sells new boilers to the public?
We were quoted £760 for a Dimplex 30kw boiler with flue and time clock included by a gas engineer, who was my wife's friend's fiance.
But to cut a long story short, her friend has now dumped the boiler guy and we no longer have contact with him to take him up on the boiler offer.

Tried looking around and phoning a few places but no one seems to know where to get them at that price.

Any help/info most appreciated.

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:08 pm
by Fossil
Wickes used to sell boilers and combi boilers. Check them out

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:02 pm
by Mori

Try Willam Wilson Plumbers merchants , i bought a vokera 30kw from them about 5 years ago , it was a model that was being discontinued got £200 of the list price which was £750 and they deliverd it for free as well, has done me well so far, make sure you get a Digital clock timer with remote on whatever make you buy as the mechanical you have to manualy switch on and off which is a pain.

WW has several branches in the city.
27 Maclellan Street
0141 429 8202

Established in 1900, William Wilson, now part of Wolseley UK, is one of the largest suppliers of ...

South Street
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
0141 434 1520

Forge Market
1201 Duke Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
0141 551 9700

this is the only link i could get on a Dimplex Boiler ... g-exc-flue

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:41 pm
by The Egg Man
Whatever happened to the 'this isn't personal, it's just business' school of thought?

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:53 am
by Beavis64
Cheers for the advice I'll have a look at thses guys.

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:11 am
by Bingo Bango
I did all my boiler and radiator stuff for the flat from

They do good prices on all sorts of radiators and towel rails etc, and have a big range of boilers in stock for collection. Out in Hillington, and when you turn up there is always a steady stream of proper engineers in collecting boilers for installation, so if you buy from there you are at least cutting out the middle man in that department. Until you come to get someone to install it that is....

have a look though - they have always been good and reliable and the boiler is fine. Good on returns as well as some fanny (me) bought all the wrong thermostats first time round.... :oops:

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:36 pm
by The Egg Man
In the matter of boilers. I have a 14 year old combi boiler which doesn't respond to the timer. Either always on or always off.

I took it apart this morning to discover 'someone' had put a paperclip across two of the terminals - that may be the problem.

However, being a cautious soul, I had disconnected the electrical power supply from the wall, the kind where the cable vanishes into a hole in the cover plate.

To my surprise, the clock timer is still flashing the two dots : between the hours and minutes.

If I've disconnected the supply, where is it getting power from?

Thanks for your thoughts.

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:48 pm
by Vinny the Mackem
Just a guess, but do they not have an internal battery so that, in the event of a power cut, the clock doesn't need resetting?

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:08 pm
by The Egg Man
Dunno. I'm trying to wrestle the clock from its housing but the Phillips screws are well tight.

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:01 pm
by The Egg Man
Vinny the Mackem wrote:Just a guess, but do they not have an internal battery so that, in the event of a power cut, the clock doesn't need resetting?

Yes. That is the case. A Diehl 884.

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:28 pm
by Mori
Mines went on the blink earlier this year, after calling for quotes from Scottish Gas/Power/ Hydro of over 4k i turned to independent heating engineers, got a lovely chap with all the Gas safe credentails for doing the job.

Job Description : Install Ideal Logic Plus 30KW Condensing Combi Boiler.
Install New Vertical Flue & 3 Flue Extensions.
Roofer To Install New Flue Slate Piece & Check Tiles For Leaks.
Install Honeywell Wireless Programmable Room Thermostat. (Model CMT 927).
Remove Old Vokera Gas Boiler & Vertical Flue.
Run Condensate Pipe Into Bathroom Into 40mm Waste Pipe.
Add Inhibitor & Protector To Heating Circuit & Carry Out Chemical Flush.
Boiler Comes With 5 Years Manufacturers Guarantee.
Material Cost : Ideal Boiler, Flue & 3 Extensions - £1040.00 Pipe & Fittings - £120.00
Electrician & Roofer - £140.00 Honeywell Programmer - £100.00
Labour Cost : £500.00
Total Job Cost : £1900.00

He also got me a £400 rebate back for my old boiler which brought the job to £1500.
Over the moon with the job. :wink:

Anyone wanting the number let me know. :D

Re: New Boiler

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:36 pm
by Gerry B
My Sister Got A New Yin Last Year Cost Over Seven Hundred.
Okay I Guess But The Fitters Were Caught Putting The Auld Boiler
(scrap value-Fifty Quid to Hundred) Into The Van Without Asking?
Brother In Law Rescued It For Some Rebate....