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Worcester Bosch unveils sleek new boiler range

  Worcester Bosch has unveiled a brand new boiler range, the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle. Design has become front-and-centre of most homes. Sleek, stylish and modern designs have become the normal across many industries. Think cars, phones, fridges, even vacuum cleaners. Now it’s time for the boiler, and after years of development and direct feedback from hundreds of installers, I’m proud to reveal the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range. The 8000 Lifestyle range is replacing the Greenstar Read more…

Boiler Plus – New Legislation for Heating Systems

  Boiler Plus 2018: What does the new legislation mean for you? From 6th April 2018 the legislation around heating manufacture and installation in the UK changed, and there were some big changes. Named Boiler Plus, these changes have been introduced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and have an impact on boiler manufacturers, installers and homeowners. So what is Boiler Plus? Boiler Plus has been introduced to increase the efficiency Read more…

Natural Gas banned in new builds from 2025?

Gas heating systems will no longer be allowed in new homes from 2025 under new regulations unveiled by Philip Hammond. The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his spring statement speech on 13th March 2019 that the Government will be introducing a Future Homes Standard that will apply to new dwellings from the middle of this decade. Under the standard, new houses will have to be installed with “world leading” levels of energy efficiency and Read more…

Vaillant Edges Glowworm

Job request: replace boiler with combi boiler. New Installation: The customer purchased the property a year beforehand and found that the Glow-worm Ultracom 15hx had seen better days and was not really suited to his needs. The heating system was powerflushed, drained and along with the hot water storage the Ultracom was removed and the system converted to be utilised with a combination boiler. The costumer opted for a Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 832 ErP combination Read more…

Boiler playing up in very cold weather ?

With the cold snap we are experiencing, some of you will have found your boiler has inexplicably stopped working. There may even be a fault code showing as you scan through your boiler manual trying to establish what can be done to remedy the situation. Chances are you have a condensing boiler, which more than likely will have a frozen condensate pipe.   More often than not, this pipe will be white plastic, around 22mm Read more…

Greenstar met the Ultimate

Job Request: fit new combi boiler in place of existing regular heat only boiler. New Installation: A Worcester-Bosch Greenstar 18Ri heat only boiler had been installed so poorly that the customer was left with no alternative but to seek a new boiler. Not only had the heat exchanger become blocked solid and showed signs of extreme overheating, but poor servicing had also led to the condensate sump drain not being fitted back properly, resulting in the Read more…

Profile gone to Pott

Job Request: Replace existing Potterton Profile 50e boiler (I have no heating or hot water), locted in the mud room at the back, new boiler to go in the same place. Would like to have a combi boiler. New Installation: The existing heating system benefitted from a full powerflush prior to the installation of the new boiler, a Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 832 ErP combi boiler. A Magnaclean Pro 2 was fitted to assist in keeping the Read more…

New Heating, New Bathroom

Job Request: Removal of electric immersion heater. Install full gas central heating with combi boiler. Removal of bath and installation of shower tray/cubicle and bidet. Upgrade of gas fire. New Installation: A brand new full heating system comprising of five radiators, four of which controlled by thermostatic radiator valves has been installed, with new hot and cold pipework to the bathroom. The boiler, a Glowworm Energy 25C with a vertical flue through the roof from the Read more…

Alpha Fail

Job Request: Replace broken Vaillant, at least 12 years old and not working. Located in cupboard on the landing, would like to keep in same place (the existing boiler was in fact an Alpha CB28 combination boiler that had long given up the ghost, rendering the customer with no hot water or heating). New Boiler: Three options were provided and the choice was for a Vaillant EcoFIT Pure 830 combination boiler. The flue was vertical and passed Read more…

Ciao Ferroli

Job Request: Replace unreliable Ferroli. Does work but on and off, keep in same place. New Boiler: A Glowworm Energy 25C was the chosen option, installed in the bathroom cupboard and controlled by a customer supplied Salus RT500RF wireless programmable thermostat. Feedback: