Oil or Calor gas heating

Need a ball park figure for installing oil or calor gas heating with approx 8 rads to a 3 bed semi this to include tank,area is rural Somerset..Any one done this as a diy project
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I have nearly completed mine using a Grant Oil fired external Combi boiler. And estimate £2500-£3000. The boiler was £1300. This is a 3 bed semi (Ex Council House), a 2500 litre tank, It also has a largish extension (27m2).
My investigations suggested Tank Gas may of been cheaper to install because of cheaper boilers (except I could of done less of it myself) But running costs higher, you are tied to the gas supplier.
I used a large tank as it will enable me to buy more when prices are low.
The main thing I have left to do is get an oftec commisioning engineer to formally commision the system so that buiding regs are complied with.
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 07:02:44 +0000 (UTC), "Alex"

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Alex wrote:

Yes, several of us have installed oil boilers - this one is really worth googling for, since it's been covered in great depth many times already.
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Alex wrote:

Gas that comes in tanker is ALWAYS more expensive to run than oil. I'd stick with oil frankly...
Most of the cost is running the plumbing, and making good the mess. It depends entirely on the layout sadly.
I'd say not less than £3000 and not more than £10000 tho.
Could be even higher if you use expensive bits - like a nice system
boiler and mains pressure tank...and lovely stainless steel towel warmers etc etc.
Get the biggest tank you can afford/have space for, so you can fill lup when oil prices are lower...

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having found the cost of central heasting,no where can i find the cost of the oil tank,plenty of pictures but no prices,any costs out there looking at 770 litres as that does not require P/P
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Alex wrote:

Our 2500 was ~£500. I think a 600-800 is ~ £250.
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On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 18:31:38 +0000 (UTC), Alex wrote:

Fairly sure I've seen prices on the web, probably not on makers sites but on resellers. 770l is a bit small, well, says him who will use 2000l between now and March... But this house isn't very well insulated, is drafty and in an exposed position 1400' up on the North Pennines.
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The Titan 1250 and 1300 litre tanks are probably what you want. Everything under 2500 litres is PP free.
But in many areas you now must use bunded tanks which adds to the cost considerably.

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On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 22:25:43 -0000, G&M wrote:

Under local bye laws or Enviroment Agency rules? I was under the impression that you didn't need to have a bunded tank for a domestic (only) property. Bear in mind that you don't need to get one of the double skined plastic bunded tanks, provided there is a leakproof containment around the tank capable of holding 110% of the tanks capacity you are OK. But think about rain...
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As I understand it in domestic use and 2500 litres or under as long as certain conditions are met then no need. See http://www.oftec.zenwebhosting.com/publications/ti133.htm and http://www.oftec.zenwebhosting.com/images/Tank_Assess_sample.pdf for details.
I believe you still need to do it under a building notice (as of April 2002) - you defintitely do for the complete system. In my case they want to see a commisioning report from an oftec registered installer.
On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 00:50:49 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Liquorice"

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On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 00:50:49 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Liquorice"

exceeds 3500 lts.
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/444217/444663/174658/?version=1&lang=_e
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Alex wrote:

1450l tank not bunded was about £200 from www.discountedheating.co.uk
I have 2 :-)
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Hi,
If you are doing it all yourself, I would say £3K for oil.
Checking my database, it says it cost me £1600 plus the cost of the boiler (around £1000 - I got a grant for a condensing one and can't remember the grant amount...) This doesn't include the cost of the pipe and fittings (I, [foolishly now I know] categorised this all under "plumbing" - but taking half the cost of the pipe and fittings this takes me to less than £2K plus the boiler)
This is for a 4 bed detached with 13 radiators (including 1 chrome bathroom one and 2 Victorian style column ones), a 1300L oil tank and decent quality pump, controls etc. I did this 18 months ago.
I did everything myself and (foolishly) did it in 15mm pipe and compression fittings - If I were doing it again, I would do it in microbore and would have the confidence to use solder fittings to save cost.
I was also doing it as part of a total renovation so didn't have to cost replastering etc but if it is a DIY job then this shouldn't amount to too much - it is mainly time.
Also, go with your whole list to your local plumbers merchants and score yourself a big discount. I think I got over 40% off list. It works out the same as bandq for the common stuff but means you get the big stuff which they don't have at a good discount too.
And definitely check out grants for condensing boilers - can't remember the site but a quick google will find it for you.
Alan.

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Thanks for all replys ,very usefull info as always
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