How Much to Move a Boiler?
The need to move a boiler might arise when you’re moving to a new location. You might be interested in knowing the cost of moving the boiler versus buying a new boiler and having it installed at the new location.
Unfortunately, there’s no base price on the cost of moving the boiler to a new location. It can cost you as little as £150 and over £500 depending on a variety of factors. These factors include:
Your current location is the first factor that will determine how much you pay to have your boiler moved. Base prices change depending on your location. Different engineers will charge differently depending on your location. In some cases, it might even be cheaper to have an engineer from the location you intend to have the boiler delivered come pick up the boiler.
Distance affects the logistics of moving the boiler. The longer the distance the higher the price. Longer distances require more time and more sophisticated materials to be used. That will always translate to a higher price.
If you’re just moving the boiler a few feet, the cost will dramatically decrease. Sometimes, all you want is to move the boiler:
- Into a garage
- Another room
- Into the loft
Installation Work Required
Some installation work is needed at the new boiler location. If you’re moving the boiler to a new house with all the pipework already in place, it’s going to be much cheaper for you.
But, if additional pipework, flues, extensions, and boiler fittings are needed, then you have no choice but to factor in the cost of the additional work in the total cost of moving the boiler.
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Why move a boiler?
It’s a good question. The reason for moving the boiler differs from one person to the next. But, there are a few that are usually recurrent. Boilers are not always installed in the most convenient places. To create more space or better use of the house, homeowners can decide to move the boiler. This can help improve comfort and the appeal of the house.
You can also relocate the boiler to get better hot water response. Placing the boiler in a different area could give less pressure on it when delivering hot water.
Things to consider before moving the boiler
After all considerations, if you decide you still want to move the boiler, there are few things to keep in mind to make the move successful and flawless. Whether you’re moving the boiler to a different room in the same house or to a new home entirely, here are some factors to keep in mind:
- For homes with tiled or concrete floors, the pipework has to be run through the wall or the ceiling.
- The new position of the boiler must meet the minimum flue requirements. The boiler can’t be placed too close to the doors or windows
- If you have a carpet or floorboards in your home, you should be ready to have them disturbed. They might be lifted or re-laid to facilitate installation of the boiler
- The boiler should be installed near a drain because it needs a waste pipe
- If the boiler will be installed in the attic, you need to consider having a scaffolding. Additionally, the attic must meet minimum requirements which include proper lighting, a walkway and easy access to a ladder
Before choosing any particular service to move the boiler, it’s a good idea to check around and see if you can get different estimates. This helps you get the best price possible for the move and you could save yourself some money without compromising the quality of service.
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