Padly's boiler installation guide

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Discover the complete process of installing a new boiler, including combi, system, and regular (heat only) boilers, with our comprehensive guide.

Boiler installation overview

Discover the complete process of installing a new boiler, including combi, system, and LPG boilers, with our comprehensive guide.

A new boiler installation is a significant investment, often made under the urgency of a broken-down boiler. We understand the importance of this decision and strive to simplify the traditionally complex and expensive process.

At Padly, we offer fixed prices and next-day installations, making it easier than ever to have your new boiler installed promptly. In this guide, we provide an overview of essential factors to consider during your boiler installation journey.

Step by step installation process

Costs and timelines: The cost and timeline of your boiler installation depend on several factors, including the type of boiler (combi or system) and whether you plan to relocate it. We will discuss these factors in more detail to help you make an informed decision during our quote journey but it's worth noting that changing the type of boiler, where the boiler is located and the flue site can dictate the overall cost of the installation and the length. 

Transparent pricing: At Padly, all our quotes include new boiler installation, parts, labour, and VAT. This comprehensive approach ensures transparency, eliminating any hidden costs and surprises.

Flexible payment options: We understand that a new boiler installation can be a significant financial commitment. To ease the burden, we offer monthly instalment plans with zero interest. This allows you to spread the cost of your new boiler over a period of 3, 5, 7, or 10 years, depending on your eligibility.

Extended warranty: The majority of our boiler models come with an extended warranty between 10 and 12 years. This extensive coverage provides peace of mind, knowing that your investment is protected and if you were to experience a breakdown you would have a professional at your disposal quickly to resolve any issue with your heating system. 

Fast delivery and installation: When it comes to boiler installation, we understand the importance of prompt service. Subject to installer availability, we can deliver and install your new boiler within 24 hours, ensuring that you have heating and hot water as quickly as possible.

Trusted installers: Padly is proud to be a Which Trusted Trader-approved gas boiler installer and combi boiler fitter. Our team of experienced professionals ensures that your boiler installation is performed to the highest standards of quality and safety.

Fixed prices: At Padly, we believe in transparency and fairness. Our new boiler prices are fixed, meaning they won't change once you receive your quote. This allows you to plan your budget accurately and eliminates any surprises along the way.

Padly boiler installation process

Get an online boiler quote: Begin by completing our simple online boiler quote form, which only takes a few minutes. This information allows us to understand your requirements and provide an accurate quote. We will then ask you to follow up on your quote with a few pictures of your current heating system to ensure we can provide you with the best boiler options.

Choose the right boiler for your home: Our experts will recommend the right boiler based on your home’s heating requirements and then talk you through the available quotes we have for you.

Choose your payment method: Once you receive your quote, you can review the details, including the fixed price and available installation dates. Our flexible payment options and finance enable you to choose a timeslot that suits your convenience.

Professional installation: On the scheduled installation day, our experienced team will arrive at your property to perform the installation. They will remove your old boiler, install the new one, and ensure that everything is working correctly. Our experts will also provide a demonstration on how to use your new boiler, answering any questions you may have.

Ongoing support: We value your satisfaction and are committed to providing excellent aftercare. In the unlikely event that any issues arise, our dedicated support team is always available to assist you. We take pride in our workmanship, which is why all our boiler installations come with a 12-month warranty, ensuring that you receive reliable and efficient service.

Factors to consider when installing a new boiler:

Since a boiler installation is a significant investment, it is essential to consider several factors before making a decision. Here are the key points to keep in mind:

Boiler Size (kW Output): The size of a boiler refers to its power output, measured in kilowatts (kW). It determines the capacity of the boiler to meet your heating and hot water demands. Our user-friendly boiler quote tool is designed to help you choose the best boiler for your home in under 60 seconds. By considering factors such as the size of your property, the number of radiators, and your hot water requirements, we can recommend the appropriate boiler size for optimal performance and energy efficiency.

Boiler Relocation: If you wish to relocate your boiler to a different location within your property, please note that this may incur additional costs. Relocating a boiler involves moving the pipework and installing a new flue, which requires extra labor, materials, and time. Our team can provide expert advice on the feasibility and cost implications of relocating your boiler, helping you make an informed decision. To find out more, read our blog on how much it costs to move a boiler here.

Installation Time: The duration of a boiler installation varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the installation and the type of boiler being fitted. A regular combi swap, where the old combi boiler is replaced with a new one in the same location, typically takes around a day to complete. However, if you are converting from one boiler type to another (e.g., from a combi to a system boiler), it may require up to two days for the necessary modifications and adjustments.

Boiler brands

At Padly, we offer a range of trusted boiler brands to ensure that you have access to reliable and high-quality options. Let's take a closer look at two of the brands we work with:

Alpha Innovations: Alpha boilers are known for their competitive pricing and superior build quality. They provide reliable and affordable heating solutions, backed by a generous 10-year warranty exclusive to Padly.

Worcester Bosch: Worcester Bosch is a renowned and highly respected boiler brand in the UK. With a royal warrant and a consecutive 10-year Which? Best Buy Award, Worcester Bosch boilers are synonymous with quality, reliability, and energy efficiency. When you choose a Worcester Bosch boiler through Padly, you benefit from their exceptional aftercare support, availability of parts, and 10-year warranty.

Navien: Padly is proud to offer Naviens comprehensive range of the latest gas condensing boilers. Designed to deliver superior efficiency by maximizing the amount of heat generated from fuel consumed, whether you have a one-bed terraced property or a large five-bedroom home, we have the perfect Navien boiler to suit your needs and keep your energy bills low.

Ideal: Padly is proud to recommend and provide Ideal boilers to households UK-wide. Best known for exceptional reliability, easily attainable parts and being a budget-friendly option without having to sacrifice efficiency and powerful performance. Ideal boilers are tiny but mighty, typically small enough to fit in your kitchen cupboard but provide a competitive level of power to heat even the largest of homes.

Finance options:

We understand that a new boiler installation represents a significant financial commitment for many homeowners. To make it more affordable, we offer a range of boiler finance options. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can spread the cost of your new boiler over a period of 3, 5, 7, or 10 years, depending on your preference.

By opting for boiler finance, you can take advantage of the immediate comfort and efficiency provided by a new heating system while paying for it in manageable monthly instalments. Our finance options come with competitive interest rates and convenient repayment terms, making it easier for you to invest in a reliable and energy-efficient boiler.

When choosing a finance option, consider factors such as the interest rate, total repayment amount, and any additional fees or charges. It's important to review the terms and conditions of the financing agreement to ensure that it aligns with your financial goals and preferences

Boilers costs: 

The financial aspect of a boiler installation is a critical consideration given its substantial nature. The costs associated with boiler installation in the UK in 2023 can exhibit a significant range depending on various influencing factors such as the type of boiler, the brand, and the complexity of installation among others. Here are some rough pricing estimates:

  1. The cost for a new boiler and its installation can range from £600 to £3,500. In scenarios where it's a combi-to-combi boiler installation, the cost averages around £1,695. The total expense for supplying and installing a combi boiler averages at £3,000.
  2. Alternatively, the average cost of a new boiler alone ranges from £600 to £2,500, while the installation costs range between £1,500 to £3,500.
  3. The time required for installation also plays a part in the cost, with the average cost being £400 to £500 for a day’s work, £700 to £1,200 for two days, and £1,000 to £2,000 for three days.
  4. A broader perspective reveals that the general expense associated with replacing a new boiler ranges from £1,150 to £5,500. This encompasses the cost of a new boiler, which typically falls between £500 and £3,000, along with the average installation cost, which typically ranges from £1,500 to £2,955.

These cost estimations offer a glimpse into the financial commitment involved in a boiler installation, assisting in setting realistic budgetary expectations.

Invest in a reliable and efficient boiler with Padly:

Investing in a new boiler is a significant venture, often propelled by the urgency of a malfunctioning boiler. Padly simplifies this traditionally complex and costly process by offering fixed prices, next-day installations, and a transparent pricing model. With a range of trusted boiler brands and finance options, Padly aims to cater to diverse needs, ensuring a smooth, hassle-free boiler installation experience.

At Padly, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service, expertise, and reliable boiler installations. With our streamlined process, transparent pricing, and trusted brands, we ensure that your boiler installation experience is smooth and hassle-free. Choose Padly for your boiler installation needs and enjoy the comfort and efficiency of a new heating system.