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Replace heating and water heating system

Postby sylan » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:25 pm

Hi :)

We have recently made an offer to a 25-year old property. The heating in the flat is currently provided by a Bario Balmoral 45 gas fired boiler. The water in the hot water cyclinder is also heated by the boiler and suppled through copper pipes. We were told that three radiators in the flat have stopped working. We'd be grateful for advise on the following:

1. How much is it likely to cost to fix or replace the radiators? The seller did not tell us why they have stopped working.

2. The surveyor recommended removing the hot water cylinder and water tank and install a combin boiler which will serve both the heating and hot water. How much are these likely to cost in terms of parts and labour? Will the copper piping need to be replaced as well? We were told that the current system is old so uses smaller copper pipes. Will this mean knocking down walls, taking up the laminated flooring etc?

Your comments will be much appreciated!

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Postby timthegas » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:35 pm

extremely difficult to say without seeing the propert you would be best advised to get a local installer in to give you a quote they will discuss any issues with you make sure that they are GAS SAFE registered.
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