Upgrade heating system - investigate and cure problems - Gas Work job in Newton Abbot, Devon

Job description

I need a quotation for the following

Fit new boiler:

Potterton Gold 30he floor standing boiler, gas fired.


Ideal Mexico HE 18 floor standing boiler, gas fired.

Currently the system is 'open' given the age of the 'hidden pipework' (25years) converting to sealed may cause more problems than it will cure.

In addition to the replacement boiler I will also need to have the existing bathroom radiator/towel rail plumbed in to the DHWS primary. So that it is heated at the same time as the DHWS tank requires heating.

Currently I believe this radiator/rail may be on a 'stagnant loop' with little or no flow and certainly not enough to heat the room. (note: There was no difference in warmth produced by the panel radiator which preceded the current towel-rail radiator.)


I am told that the valves that control the down hot and cold services are plumbed incorrectly so will need investigating and fitting in the correct manner/replacement.

The existing circulator I believe to be in the return of the system. When bleeding radiators the pump needs to be switched off otherwise air is introduced. This was the conclusion of three other plumbers who have worked on the idiosyncratic heating and domestic water services at my home over the past 14 years.

I have a bedroom radiator that has failed to work over the past winter this needs to be rectified.

The house is currently band G on the Energy Efficiency scale and fitting ALL currently available energy conservation measures will move it to band G, with a payback just shy of 200 years...so I need a sympathetic tradesman/company.

Quotations should include all labour and materials and a warranty on all new items installed.


Feedback for cosy homes

Scott was VERY keen to take on our refurbishment to an old 'back-ground' heating system and bring it up to 21Century specifications.

A house full of various trades on Monday was day one of the project. With the kitchen stripped down, thanks to Mark Booth and team at Booth Kitchens, Scot was left to progress works. By Monday afternoon the boiler was on the wall and the work-site left clean and tidy.

A concern that the existing system was not quite up to a know standard left me wondering what I would come home to on Tuesday evening. In the event everything dropped into place and we had a fully working hot water circuit and heating system.

Scott returned this morning to finish a few remaining items and extract payment. All in all a good couple of days hard work and near disaster averted...the old DHW tank was about to split!

Downside? NO insulation in the boiler out building and the pipes are pitched slightly too close to retrofit suitable lagging so I am now heating a space and wasting energy. Similarly pipes under kitchen cupboards are bare.

The bathroom shower works fine, the heat gain of the combi boiler is not quite the level I was promised. BUT I have a warm/hot bathroom now, so there's a plus to offset the minor negative.

Would I recommend Scott for similar work? Yes
Should you employ him for your refurbishment? Yes