Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

CrashedOutAndBurned

Installing Central Heating From Scratch - Cost?

Recommended Posts

We're looking at a 'in need of modernisation' house nearby as a potential purchase. We really love the area in which we rent but prices are silly so when a wreck came onto the market we took an interest.

We know the houses well - sturdy bomb-proof stone-built terraces. Very little/no structural work required. Only thing I couldn't guestimate the cost of was installing central heating from scratch - currently just has granny-style electric heaters so would need pipework, boiler, everything... It's a modestly-sized three bed house.

What's a ballpark figure?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2-4k

But expect to have to pay on top for gas getting put on... this has a lead time of maybe 6 weeks ... and you have to pay for the meter and cupboard too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great opportunity to put up solar panels and possibly ground-source pump, and underfloor to keep the place free of radiators (horrible things)!

Friend of mine recently put up a solar panel. The cheap kind that heats water, not PV electric! It keeps her 2-bed detached place warm in all seasons, though getting a hot bath needs a little extra help from the (1980s) gas boiler when the sun isn't strong. I should ask what hers cost and report back!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're looking at a 'in need of modernisation' house nearby as a potential purchase. We really love the area in which we rent but prices are silly so when a wreck came onto the market we took an interest.

We know the houses well - sturdy bomb-proof stone-built terraces. Very little/no structural work required. Only thing I couldn't guestimate the cost of was installing central heating from scratch - currently just has granny-style electric heaters so would need pipework, boiler, everything... It's a modestly-sized three bed house.

What's a ballpark figure?

I tend to source the whole kit first and then get a fully qualified gas fitter and get it certified, i've used this company on at least 5 ocassions for the kit http://mrcentralheating.com/index.html, once you have the kit i'd say, anything between £1,500 to £2,500 depending on whether you know your contacts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, guys. Will keep an eye on the house. It's a little bit overpriced I feel, even in need of a tart-up, but would definitely prefer the perfect location to moving further afield. A cheeky offer and I'd be really tempted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 239 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.