Looking to find out how much it costs to move a boiler to a new location?
We’ve create a 5-minute guide that covers what you need to know.
We’ll quickly cover the expected cost of boiler relocation, and explain a few things that can affect the price.
Before we begin, you can grab a quick quote for boiler relocation here.
How Much Does It Cost To Move A Boiler?
Expect to pay anywhere from £350-750 to move a boiler to a new location, including parts and labour.
Expect to pay towards the £350 mark for moving a couple of feet, £500 for an average move and towards £750 for a move that involves a lot of pipework (complete other side of the house, drilling through walls etc).
Do Engineers Charge Different Prices For Oil, Gas And LPG Boiler Relocation?
The prices for boiler relocation relates to the pipework and general preparation to move the boiler, not the fuel type.
However, different fitters do charge different prices.
The only thing to consider is that if you have an oil boiler (typically over 100kg, as opposed to the average 45kg-50kg of a gas/LPG boiler).
It’s likely the boiler engineer will need to employ a labourer to help them move and fit the boiler.
This is going to increase the cost dramatically.
Factors That Affect Cost Of Moving A Boiler To A New Location
Overall Time Taken, And Materials Used
All things considered, the longer the job takes, and the more materials used, the higher the cost of moving the boiler.
Moving a boiler a few feet will be towards the lower end of the cost estimate.
But, a lot of people that want to move a boiler, need it moved further than a few feet, to new locations such as:
- Into The Loft
- Into A Garage
- To Another Room
Additional Pipework Required
Pipework for boilers is copper. And, it’s not particularly cheap.
The more copper a gas fitter uses, the more the cost of moving the boiler is going to be.
You’ll be paying not only for the additional copper, but for the gas fitter’s time too.
Additional Flues & Extensions Needed
If you have a flue that comes out of the side of the wall (horizontal flue) and you want to move the boiler into the loft, you’ll need a different flue.
What you’ll need is a vertical flue and 1-2 extensions, so it penetrates the roof.
As an example, Worcester vertical flues are around £100, with each extension costing £45-55.
Additional Works Besides Boiler Fitting
Laying pipework is not the only thing that contributes to the price of moving a boiler to a new location.
Depending on the job, other things that take time (and cost money) will include:
- Lifting and relaying floorboards
- Drilling holes through walls for pipe and the flue
- Patching up any holes
And, that’s why moving a boiler a few feet (in the same room) can be nearly half the price of moving a boiler to a completely new room.
Moving An Older Boiler, Or Replacing With A New One
With a typical boiler move costing around £500, it’s worth considering a replacement. Obviously if your boiler is only a couple of year’s old and under warranty, this is not advisable.
But, there are boilers that cost around £800 with a 7-year warranty such as the Ideal Logic 30.
If you have an old boiler, it’s likely you’d save this amount on your heating bills within a couple of years, and still have 5-years left on the warranty.
And, the price of fitting a new boiler, in a new location, is no different to moving your old boiler.
You can get a quote to move your boiler here.
Hopefully that’s given you an idea of what to expect when it comes to the cost of moving a boiler to a new location.
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