It might be a long shot but, I'm hoping that there's some central
heating installers out there with records that back as far as 1974.
The reason is, I'm disposing of the first house I ever bought ( in
1974) and in working out the capital gain for tax purposes, I need to
cost up the enhancements that I did to it. The most significant
enhancement was a complete CH installation in 1974, with a gas CH
boiler and 7 radiators . This was in a your average 3 bed semi with a
ground and first floor. I seem to recall it might have been around
=A31,200. Would this be about right?
(( Out of interest, the previous owner used a single storage heater to
warm the whole house. It was massive , ugly thing- about the size of a
large chest deep freezer and sat in the lounge. It was supplied by off-
peak electricity in the wee small hours, and gave up its heat during
the day when the house was empty and I was out at work. Getting it out
of the house was no small problem either. Glad I got shut of it :) ))
- posted 13 years ago