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How much will it cost for heating work in my home?

 Heating engineers install, repair and service boilers, pipework, controls that are all used to heat your home.  Having a warm home can make the difference from enjoying time in your home to wanting to put your house on the market. To make it less daunting when deciding on your project, HaMuch has put together information including questions to ask to keep thinks running smoothly during the project to how much to budget as well as how to find the right heating engineer for you.

Managing money and getting off on the right foot with your gas heating engineer

When choosing a Heating Engineer first and foremost make sure you are only speaking with engineers who are Gas Safe Registered and have a certificate to prove this to you. It is a legal requirement, put in place for the safety of homeowners. Try to get 3 comparison quotes from the Gas Safe engineers so you have a feel for the value of service and what is being offered and at what price. Check if your Heating Engineer is vat registered and ask if the prices quoted have included or excluded vat. Insist on being given a ‘written quote’ to avoid disputes over payment and job expectations at the end of the project. Discuss payment terms as well as remembering to ask if smaller ‘man in van’ companies have facilities to accept card payments or if they are strictly cash only. Many tradespeople nowadays shy away from accepting cheques and if you do want to pay with a cheque, arrange for it to be cleared into their account by a date that suits them for heating engineers to be willing to accept the cheque payment.

When receiving a quote that involves materials being installed or replaced, scan the quote to see if it has included the cost of the materials. If it has, have a look yourself online to see if you may be able to save money by purchasing materials cheaper. Websites like Screwfix or Direct Heating Supplies sell to the public and you can choose brands based on your budget as well as avoiding paying a mark-up on collection costs. If you are buying your own products for the engineer to fit the prices can vary, so ask the heating engineer which product they prefer to fit and why, e.g. a magna clean filter varies from £50 to £200 for different brands (when fitting magnet filters, Adey Magnaclean is often a preferred brand and happens to be a middle of the range price).

If you are paying for labour and materials, it is not unusual to be asked to pay for the materials upfront or at least a deposit towards the materials before the heating engineer outlays their own money in preparation for the works. If you do pay a deposit or any money upfront, insist on an invoice clearly showing money paid.

Try Google the engineers and their companies to see if they have any reviews online regarding their quality of work. The benefit of almost everyone owning a smart phone, is it makes it easier to ask to see ‘before and after’ photos of boiler installations. When looking at the photos take note of how they have tidied the area in the photo around the boiler install and if replacing an old system boiler to a modern combi boiler taking up less space, ask how they intend to cap off the unused water pipes and area that is no longer needed.  

Check if the heating engineer has any public liability insurance while working in your home and if you are having a new boiler or expensive parts installed, find out about what guarantee you have on the workmanship as well as what guarantee you will have on the products. Some Vaillant boilers are issued with a 12-year warranty and Worcester Bosch boilers have a 7-year warranty. The different warrantees are only valid if the boilers are fitted by an accredited installer who is Gas Safe registered.

Defining the quality and detail of the job

Before you call your chosen heating engineer out to your home, be prepared with what it is you are wanting fixed or installed. Make sure they will have adequate access and organise a pathway to the part and sufficient lighting in the space where the parts are to be repaired or installed. If the heating engineer needs to inspect a header tank in the loft or your boiler is located in the loft, before they arrive let them know if you don’t have a loft ladder or loft light so they can arrive equipped. If the heating engineer is to repair or replace an item, speak to the tradesperson, giving us much detail as possible about when you first noticed the issue, how the system was behaving prior to the fault and how it behaves now. If you have noticed a drop in your system’s pressure or any water leaks, be sure to point them out. If you are aware of any rusty valves or radiators that might possibly leak in the near future, point these out as well. If a part has broken off (a dial on the timer or a boiler cover) hold on to the broken part to give them on arrival, as it will be easier to match the part when they can see it for themselves.

While the heating engineer is with you and you are discussing an install or products to be fitted, (whether they will source the items or you will at a later stage), ask for advice. Find out which brands they prefer and why. Discuss any upgrades that might help you to save money in the long run with a more economical central heating system. If you enjoy the idea of a smart house, ask that rather than just fitting a standard good brand heating controller (e.g a Danfoss wireless programmable room stat) they fit you with a Smart Hive Active heating thermostat.

If you are replacing your boiler, before just replacing it with a newer version of what you currently have, chat with the heating engineer about what style boiler (a combi, system or conventional boiler) would best suit your family’s needs for hot water and heating and size of your home (what capacity sized boiler to supply enough hot water to the floors and amount of bathrooms and family members) as well as keeping your home economical. Discuss whether you have the space for a storage tank or if you prefer a modern combi boiler with no need for water tanks and if you prefer your boiler being fitted in same location or a new location – remember to always avoid having a boiler installed in a bedroom as this can be dangerous if there was a gas leak while you were sleeping.

Rough guide for how much basic heating work in your home costs; 

Job

Job details

Estimate

Boiler

Combi boiler install – like for like replacement

£1000

Boiler

Annual gas safety certificate for Landlords

£70

Boiler

Standard yearly boiler service

£85

Boiler

Boiler fault finding diagnosis(boiler not firing up or boiler not staying on for long)

£100

Boiler

Repair or replacement of parts inside the boiler (e.g. pump, diverter valve or heat exchanger) £80

Heating circulation

Replace old rusty radiators

£80

Heating circulation

Replace old valves with thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs)

£40 per valve

Heating circulation

Replace a section of pipework

£30

Heating circulation

Detecting a water leak in the circuit causing system to lose pressure

£150

Heating circulation

Install heating controls (e.g. timer or thermostat) to control circulation

£100

Heating circulation

Powerflushing the central heating to improve circulation

£400

Hot water cylinder

Installing vented or unvented hot water cylinders

£350

Hot water cylinder

Servicing the cylinder including cleaning out feed tank

£100

Rates for other trades

Heating Engineer Rates: Average Hourly and Daily Rates
Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Heating Engineer near Aberdeen£38£280
Heating Engineer near Amber Valley£40£242
Heating Engineer near Angus£36£270
Heating Engineer near Arun£46£280
Heating Engineer near Ashfield£39£238
Heating Engineer near Aylesbury Vale£50£283
Heating Engineer near Barnsley£36£230
Heating Engineer near Basildon£47£265
Heating Engineer near Basingstoke & Deane£56£269
Heating Engineer near Bassetlaw£34£241
Heating Engineer near Bath & North East Somerset£40£254
Heating Engineer near Bedford£48£280
Heating Engineer near Belfast£34£209
Heating Engineer near Birmingham£39£231
Heating Engineer near Blackburn£50£238
Heating Engineer near Blackpool£36£243
Heating Engineer near Bolton£46£245
Heating Engineer near Bournemouth£43£271
Heating Engineer near Bracknell Forest£55£282
Heating Engineer near Bradford£37£233
Heating Engineer near Braintree£45£259
Heating Engineer near Breckland£36£242
Heating Engineer near Bridgend£37£224
Heating Engineer near Brighton£47£265
Heating Engineer near Bristol£38£248
Heating Engineer near Broadland£44£266
Heating Engineer near Broxtowe£39£238
Heating Engineer near Bury£46£243
Heating Engineer near Caerphilly£34£222
Heating Engineer near Calderdale£35£228
Heating Engineer near Cambridge£44£272
Heating Engineer near Canterbury£44£239
Heating Engineer near Cardiff£35£227
Heating Engineer near Carmarthenshire£29£199
Heating Engineer near Charnwood£40£228
Heating Engineer near Chelmsford£45£260
Heating Engineer near Cheltenham£43£307
Heating Engineer near Cherwell£45£277
Heating Engineer near Chester£39£218
Heating Engineer near Colchester£44£255
Heating Engineer near Conway£32£204
Heating Engineer near Coventry£38£233
Heating Engineer near Crewe & Nantwich£36£233
Heating Engineer near Dacorum£52£278
Heating Engineer near Derby£39£232
Heating Engineer near Doncaster£36£239
Heating Engineer near Dover£45£234
Heating Engineer near Dudley£39£231
Heating Engineer near Dumfries & Galloway£34£252
Heating Engineer near Dundee£41£274
Heating Engineer near East Ayrshire£36£190
Heating Engineer near East Devon£34£247
Heating Engineer near East Dunbartonshire£41£280
Heating Engineer near East Hampshire£45£269
Heating Engineer near East Hertfordshire£49£276
Heating Engineer near East Lindsey£34£219
Heating Engineer near East Riding£34£196
Heating Engineer near Eastleigh£43£276
Heating Engineer near Edinburgh£40£251
Heating Engineer near Elmbridge£58£289
Heating Engineer near Epping Forest£56£292
Heating Engineer near Erewash£39£234
Heating Engineer near Exeter£36£257
Heating Engineer near Falkirk£42£272
Heating Engineer near Fife£38£261
Heating Engineer near Flintshire£38£226
Heating Engineer near Gateshead£43£268
Heating Engineer near Gedling£39£235
Heating Engineer near Glasgow£41£275
Heating Engineer near Gloucester£71£319
Heating Engineer near Guildford£56£294
Heating Engineer near Gwynedd£30£232
Heating Engineer near Halton£39£236
Heating Engineer near Harrogate£36£228
Heating Engineer near Havant & Waterloo£43£265
Heating Engineer near Highland£40£320
Heating Engineer near Horsham£52£268
Heating Engineer near Huntingdonshire£40£266
Heating Engineer near Ipswich£66£303
Heating Engineer near Isle of Wight£41£257
Heating Engineer near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£39£260
Heating Engineer near Kingston-upon-Hull£34£196
Heating Engineer near Kirklees£36£229
Heating Engineer near Knowsley£38£231
Heating Engineer near Lancaster£38£257
Heating Engineer near Leeds£37£228
Heating Engineer near Leicester£39£230
Heating Engineer near Lisburn£33£209
Heating Engineer near Liverpool£39£234
Heating Engineer near London£57£287
Heating Engineer near Luton£51£284
Heating Engineer near Macclesfield£37£239
Heating Engineer near Maidstone£45£255
Heating Engineer near Manchester£38£237
Heating Engineer near Mid Bedfordshire£49£276
Heating Engineer near Mid Sussex£51£274
Heating Engineer near Middlesbrough£39£244
Heating Engineer near Milton Keynes£50£283
Heating Engineer near Neath Port Talbot£37£227
Heating Engineer near New Forest£42£269
Heating Engineer near Newbury£58£274
Heating Engineer near Newcastle-under-Lyme£35£221
Heating Engineer near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£43£270
Heating Engineer near Newport£35£228
Heating Engineer near North Ayrshire£38£224
Heating Engineer near North East Lincolnshire£34£249
Heating Engineer near North Hertfordshire£50£278
Heating Engineer near North Lanarkshire£41£277
Heating Engineer near North Lincolnshire£34£215
Heating Engineer near North Somerset£38£242
Heating Engineer near North Tyneside£43£268
Heating Engineer near North Wiltshire£49£310
Heating Engineer near Northampton£47£272
Heating Engineer near Norwich£43£259
Heating Engineer near Nottingham£39£232
Heating Engineer near Nuneaton & Bedworth£38£230
Heating Engineer near Oldham£39£243
Heating Engineer near Oxford£46£281
Heating Engineer near Pembrokeshire£27£204
Heating Engineer near Perth & Kinross£38£270
Heating Engineer near Peterborough£38£266
Heating Engineer near Plymouth£34£246
Heating Engineer near Poole£43£270
Heating Engineer near Portsmouth£42£262
Heating Engineer near Powys£45£308
Heating Engineer near Preston£52£245
Heating Engineer near Reading£56£283
Heating Engineer near Redcar & Cleveland£40£234
Heating Engineer near Reigate & Banstead£59£288
Heating Engineer near Renfrewshire£38£266
Heating Engineer near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£35£212
Heating Engineer near Rochdale£38£241
Heating Engineer near Rochester-upon-Medway£45£280
Heating Engineer near Rotherham£35£234
Heating Engineer near Salford£39£237
Heating Engineer near Salisbury£44£251
Heating Engineer near Sandwell£39£230
Heating Engineer near Scarborough£34£242
Heating Engineer near Scottish Borders£48£370
Heating Engineer near Sefton£38£233
Heating Engineer near Sevenoaks£52£268
Heating Engineer near Sheffield£35£239
Heating Engineer near Slough£54£286
Heating Engineer near Solihull£39£231
Heating Engineer near South Ayrshire£38£227
Heating Engineer near South Bedfordshire£48£280
Heating Engineer near South Cambridgeshire£45£263
Heating Engineer near South Gloucestershire£39£250
Heating Engineer near South Kesteven£39£260
Heating Engineer near South Lanarkshire£39£275
Heating Engineer near South Oxfordshire£49£273
Heating Engineer near South Somerset£33£263
Heating Engineer near South Tyneside£43£267
Heating Engineer near Southampton£43£273
Heating Engineer near Southend-on-Sea£44£255
Heating Engineer near St Albans£53£289
Heating Engineer near St Helens£39£231
Heating Engineer near Stafford£38£232
Heating Engineer near Stockport£38£240
Heating Engineer near Stockton-on-Tees£40£246
Heating Engineer near Stoke-on-Trent£35£221
Heating Engineer near Stratford-on-Avon£44£246
Heating Engineer near Stroud£40£285
Heating Engineer near Suffolk Coastal£72£320
Heating Engineer near Sunderland£43£267
Heating Engineer near Swale£45£252
Heating Engineer near Swansea£35£223
Heating Engineer near Tameside£39£238
Heating Engineer near Teignbridge£37£252
Heating Engineer near Tendring£59£287
Heating Engineer near Test Valley£42£261
Heating Engineer near Thamesdown£48£310
Heating Engineer near Thanet£42£248
Heating Engineer near The Wrekin£41£254
Heating Engineer near Thurrock£47£267
Heating Engineer near Torbay£37£250
Heating Engineer near Trafford£39£240
Heating Engineer near Vale of Glamorgan£38£224
Heating Engineer near Vale of White Horse£44£285
Heating Engineer near Vale Royal£38£224
Heating Engineer near Wakefield£37£233
Heating Engineer near Walsall£38£229
Heating Engineer near Warrington£40£243
Heating Engineer near Warwick£39£239
Heating Engineer near Waveney£42£253
Heating Engineer near Waverley£54£284
Heating Engineer near Wealden£48£270
Heating Engineer near West Lancashire£39£235
Heating Engineer near West Lothian£42£270
Heating Engineer near West Wiltshire£49£310
Heating Engineer near Wigan£39£235
Heating Engineer near Windsor & Maidenhead£53£284
Heating Engineer near Wirral£38£231
Heating Engineer near Wokingham£56£284
Heating Engineer near Wolverhampton£40£230
Heating Engineer near Wrexham Maelor£45£283
Heating Engineer near Wychavon£42£266
Heating Engineer near Wycombe£54£290
Heating Engineer near York£36£228