Get quotes to fit a boiling water tap from £54

Instant boiling water taps cost less to run per day than boiling the kettle or heating water over the stove and you don’t have to waste your time waiting for the water to boil.

You do have to weigh up the price of the tap and installation against the price of using a conventional kettle but, modern, convenient and stylish boiling water taps make a cool addition to your kitchen.

An "intelligent" tap can not only despense instant steaming hot water but also regular hot and cold and filtered cold water. There's no need for a kettle on the work surface or jugs and bottles of water sitting in the fridge. Nowadays there is a great selection of boiling water taps to choose from.

Are boiling water taps safe?

Using a boiling or steaming hot water tap is a safe way to heat hot water for use in the kitchen. It makes the kitchen worry free as it eliminates the kettle and its trailing cord, hot cooking zones or naked flames from a gas hob. It also makes everyday tasks much quicker, convenient and efficient, while eliminating the time and energy lost waiting for the kettle to boil and saving precious worktop space.

Water boiler taps are also fitted with a safety child lock so you can be sure that it's safe from unwanted hands.

How do boiling water taps work?

Boiling water taps have a miniature electric boiler or element and a hot water storage unit underneath the sink which connects to the plumbing of your kitchen taps to supply boiling hot water from your tap.

The taps come with a filter for cleaner water and also hard water that  in certain parts of the country can create a build up of limescale when heated up. The filter will need changing periodically depending on the manufacturers advice.

How much do boiling water taps cost?

The biggest factor in fitting a new boiler tap is do you need boiling water at 100°C or is an instant hot water tap delivering slightly less hot water ok.

A couple of degrees is adequate for filling a saucepan to cook pasta or to fill a hot water bottle, but actual 100°C water is needed to sterilise baby bottles and if you like your tea piping hot.

Franke Minerva Electronic 4-in-1 - £1,600

Hot, cold, filtered cold and filtered 100°C boiling water.
5 litres of 100°C boiling water, pre-set controls and large boiler fits behind plinth

Grohe Red Duo - £830

Hot, cold and filtered 99°C near-boiling water.
3 or 5.5 litres with a great child lock, A-rated energy efficiency and small space boiler

InSinkErator 4N1 Touch Tap - £730

Hot, cold, filtered cold and filtered near-boiling 88-99°C water.
2.5 litres, attractive, small boiler with chilled water option

Qettle Signature Modern - £735

Hot, cold, filtered cold and filtered 100°C boiling water.
2, 4 or 7 litres, great value, true 100°C boiling water with optional huge capacity.

Quooker Fusion - £995

Hot, cold, filtered cold and filtered 100°C boiling water
3 or 7 litres of 100°C boiling water, optional huge capacity & chilled and carbonated water.

Perrin & Rowe Armstrong 3 in 1 Instant Hot Water Tap - £1,050

Hot, cold and filtered near-boiling 75–98°C water
2.4 litres, exquisite build quality, compact boiler and operates at low water pressures.

How long does it take to install a boiling water tap?

A qualified plumber will take 1 to 2 hours to fit a water boiler tap in your home. For a standard installation it will take an hour but if there requires any additional plumbing or electrical work it can take 2 hours to complete. As the current hourly rate for a plumber in the UK is £42 excluding vat and call out charge, you could be looking at paying between £50 and £100 to fit your water boiler tap.

The actual price you will pay to install a boiling water tap depends on the area you live in and the overheads of the plumber. Plumber rates in the UK do not differ that much but finding the right one for your budget will require you getting multiple quotes or estimates.


Estimates for common plumber jobs;

JobEstimate
Cost to fix a leak £240
Cost to replace a toilet £200
Cost to replace a bath £350
Cost to remove and refit a kitchen sink £180
Cost to install or remove a dishwasher £70
Cost to install a washing machine £70
Cost to fit a water softener £880
Cost to fit a macerator £80
Cost to fit a boiling water tap £70

Rates for other trades

Fitting a boiling water tap cost in the UK
Fitting a boiling water tap cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKFitting a boiling water tap cost
Fitting a boiling water tap near Aberdeen£74
Fitting a boiling water tap near Amber Valley£78
Fitting a boiling water tap near Angus£72
Fitting a boiling water tap near Arun£86
Fitting a boiling water tap near Ashfield£76
Fitting a boiling water tap near Aylesbury Vale£98
Fitting a boiling water tap near Barnsley£68
Fitting a boiling water tap near Basildon£92
Fitting a boiling water tap near Basingstoke & Deane£108
Fitting a boiling water tap near Bassetlaw£66
Fitting a boiling water tap near Bath & North East Somerset£78
Fitting a boiling water tap near Bedford£96
Fitting a boiling water tap near Belfast£64
Fitting a boiling water tap near Birmingham£76
Fitting a boiling water tap near Blackburn£98
Fitting a boiling water tap near Blackpool£68
Fitting a boiling water tap near Bolton£90
Fitting a boiling water tap near Bournemouth£82
Fitting a boiling water tap near Bracknell Forest£108
Fitting a boiling water tap near Bradford£70
Fitting a boiling water tap near Braintree£88
Fitting a boiling water tap near Breckland£58
Fitting a boiling water tap near Bridgend£72
Fitting a boiling water tap near Brighton£90
Fitting a boiling water tap near Bristol£74
Fitting a boiling water tap near Broadland£84
Fitting a boiling water tap near Broxtowe£76
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Fitting a boiling water tap near Caerphilly£66
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Fitting a boiling water tap near Cambridge£86
Fitting a boiling water tap near Canterbury£88
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