Just had 3 quotations for replacing a conventional Baxi system boiler with a
Worcestor Bosch combi (30 CDi). The quotes include removing all old and
unnecessary pipework, hot water cylinder and loft mounted storage tanks,
installing soak-away for condensate, and fitting wireless thermostat and
plug-in digital timer.
Quotes are: £2,800, £2885, and........................... £1,900 !
The chap quoting £1,900 was the only one to provide a detailed written quote
(the other two just phoned me back), and he is Corgi registered (I've
checked out his Corgi ID on the Corgi web-site and it's correct). Clearly I
would like to save money and go for the lowest quote but I can't help but be
suspicious when his quote is so dramatically cheaper than the other two.
Checking on-line I see that I could buy the boiler (including controls/flue
etc) for around £1,000. I don't know how long the job should take but I
wouldn't have thought more than a couple of days. With that in mind it does
seem to me that a charge for labour of £900 is far more appropriate than
Any plumbers (or anyone who has recently had a combi conversion) care to