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mark456

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hello i'd like to know if the following quote is broadly fair. house is four bed, three reception rooms and two bathroom, kitchen plus utility.

Flush system as per manufacturer’s instructions.

• Protect your home with carpet protector and dust sheets as required.

The works for your system upgrade and radiators is as follows:

• Removal of your existing boiler, tanks and cylinder.

• Supply and installation of a new Worcester combination boiler options are

set out separately below.

• Modifications to pipework to suit the new installation.

• Supply and installation of a Worcester Greenstar system filter.

• Run new gas pipework from the meter to the new boiler.

• Supply and installation of a Worcester Comfort 2 time control.

• Brick up of the existing flue hole to be carried out by us.

• Supply and installation of new standard radiators and valves and 3 x

designer radiators and valves. All pipework to be adjusted and we may

need to alter the pipe sizes for the designer radiators.



Making good to be carried out by customer.



• Removal of debris from site and our engineers will tidy up their area of work

and leave your home as they found it.



Following works our office team will:

• Notify your appliance to the manufacturer for your warranty and to Gas

Safe as per building regulations. You will receive this information in the

post.



Your boiler price and information is set out below.

All prices are inclusive of VAT



YOUR SYSTEM UPGRADE AND RADIATOR ESTIMATE

Boiler


Worcester 440 Highflow floor

standing combination boiler

Worcester system filter


Worcester 42 CDi wall hung

combination boiler

Worcester system filter


Total cost

including

VAT


£7992.00 including VAT


£7608.00 including VAT


sounds a bit expensive i would have expected a whole new heating for that.
 

Riley

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It’s very difficult to comment without seeing the site that could be a lot of work involved that we don’t know about
 

Craig Watson

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I can tell you, the 440 high flow is over £2k alone. Designer radiators can really up the price and location can too. Best thing to do is get 3 quotes and compare.
 
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mark456

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another quote came at 6300.
waiting for third.
the more expensive quote is from a firm with office and secretary so overheads are inevitable.
 

ShaunCorbs

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what fitments do you have in your bathroom?
eg elec showers?
 

firemant

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Supply and installation of new standard radiators and valves and 3 xdesigner radiators and valves.

I would be wanting to know specs: make.midel and size.

Making good to be carried out by customer.•
Removal of debris from site and our engineers will tidy up their area of work and leave your home as they found it.

How can they leave home as they find it if you have to make good? Have they explained exactly what you have to do, and what they do?

Finally, you called it a QUOTATION, they called it an ESTIMATE. Are you aware of the difference?



 

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The price is the price. There is no fair or not. Is a Ferrari fair at 250k?

It is an estimate it is up to you to decide if you want to pay that or not. Maybe go for the cheaper one if you want they may be better they may be worse but at least it's cheaper hey.

This is a reason I want to get out of installs you give someone a price they think you've ripped them off even if you haven't done a thing.
 

firemant

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wouldn't want a combi for two bathrooms unless your planning on not running more than one outlet at the same time
Tis a good point.

OP: whose idea was a combi? Assuming space and cold water pressure is available, unvented is generally better, IMO.
 

WC1

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Who is more likely to get it right first time? What reference and recommendations do they have? If I were you I'd ask friends colleagues and family is the know a good local guy.
 

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