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Everything you need to know about moving a boiler

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If you’ve come to the realisation that your boiler is in an inconvenient place in your home, don’t panic. Generally, moving a boiler will cost around £250 extra (on top of installation costs) if you’d like it in the same room. It'll be between £400 - £600 extra (on top of installation costs) in a different room, depending on how far you’d like to move your boiler. Relocating your boiler does come with it’s benefits which allows you to free up much more space in the process.

There are many places that can become inconvenient for a boiler. You may need the cupboard space eventually or you may want to move your boiler from your spare room to a kitchen cupboard, for example. At BOXT, we'll happily move your boiler to a new location while we're installing your new boiler. If you're looking to move you existing boiler without buying a new one, you will need to contact a local Gas-Safe engineer, this isn't something we do currently.

Whatever your requirements for your new boiler, it’s good to know you can talk to a specialist about what’s possible. In a lot of cases, you can keep your boiler hidden away from plain sight or just in a more convenient place for your home. 

Your first move.

If you’ve decided your boiler needs a new home, there are a few further things to think about: 

  • Why does your boiler need to be moved? 
  • Is it in the way? 
  • Does it look unsightly in its current location? 
  • Is moving a boiler possible in your property?

Alternatively, you may be looking to upgrade your boiler model completely and relocate it at the same time. A boiler upgrade is chosen for a number of reasons; maybe your current boiler isn’t functioning as it should or you’ve had it for over ten years and want a more up to date model.

Moving a boiler can be a complicated job, so before you make any sudden decisions, you’ll need to give it a lot of thought. It’s also worth getting the opinion of a professional engineer to make sure your visions are possible. Whatever your reason for relocating your boiler, a Gas Safe Registered engineer should be the only one to make the switch for you and thankfully, we have the perfect ones for the job here at BOXT.

The cost of moving a boiler.

The cost of moving a boiler can vary depending on the type of boiler you’re having installed. Whether you’re getting a completely new boiler and disposing of your old one, or if you’re simply moving your current model to a different location in your home. 

You can usually expect a cost of around £350 to £600 for boiler relocation which usually includes all the parts and labour needed to complete the job. If you’re only looking to relocate your boiler a short distance, such as within the same room or along the same wall, then you’ll be looking more towards the £350 mark. However, if your relocation is on a completely different floors, or requires more pipework, then you can expect to pay a higher amount. For example, the cost of moving a boiler from upstairs to downstairs will be a bigger job -  therefore more expensive move.

Extra components may need to be purchased in addition to the relocation work:

  • Extension pipes
  • Controls/thermostat
  • Pipework
  • Flue
  • Additional fittings and fixtures

However, if you’re looking for a brand new boiler and a relocation, we’re the best company to turn to. Thanks to our great prices, we can make moving a boiler and choosing an upgrade so much easier, faster, and more affordable than it’s ever been. 

If you could do with an upgrade, use our ‘Find A Boiler’ tool now to see how you could benefit.

For the most up to date prices, it’s always worth getting in touch with us for a more accurate quote. Chat to our engineers via our web chat for assistance.

Moving boiler regulations.

Regulations require boilers to be installed in a safe, secure and convenient location. Think about the following things before you make your mind up:

Is it practical?

Moving your boiler is a big decision and you need to weigh up the pros and cons of the location. You need to be entirely happy with its position and be able to work around it. Will you be able to have easy access to it should you need to check on it or alter its pressure? If your boiler ever needs working on, will an engineer be able to get to the right compartments with ease?  

Can it easily be installed?

You should bear in mind that pipes may need to be fed through a wall or under flooring. Is this something that can be easily done? Can you afford this extra labour and fixing the mess that it will cause?

Where should it be positioned?

If you have a loft space, then this can be a good place to install your boiler in some cases. However, there can be a number of reasons why a loft space isn’t suitable in your property. If you want your boiler to be moved and installed in a different room of your home, there are some regulations you need to follow:

  • The minimum flue clearance distance should be at least 1.2 metres away from a window or door.
  • Access to a waste pipe is must. A bathroom or utility room is a great choice, but it’s worth keeping in mind that the further away your boiler is from a waste pipe, the more expensive it may be due to the amount of pipework needed. 

Moving a boiler is a big deal - make the right decision.

Your boiler should be in a convenient location. If you’re constantly finding it’s in the way, or you find it difficult to reach, then you need to relocate. It’s important that you follow the right regulations and use the expertise of a Gas Safe Registered engineer to do this for you. This will ensure optimum safety and ease of use.

If you’re in need of more assistance and advice before making a decision on where to relocate your boiler to or whether you’re on the lookout for a brand new boiler you want to install in a new room, then BOXT are here to help you make the right decision. Our engineers work tirelessly to make sure our customers are satisfied and have a successful boiler installation in their homes.

You can speak with a member of our team today using our web chat. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have - ask away!

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