Tradespeople costs Gas installers & plumbers
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Most us don't think about our plumbing or heating unless it breaks down. However, our research shows that the cost of boiler installation can vary greatly, so it's worth shopping around.
If you're looking for a new boiler, check out our boiler reviews for test results for the latest boilers including eight Best Buy boilers. The Gas Safe Register - which is only official list of gas engineers legally able to perform gas work on boilers, hobs, ovens fires and all other gas appliances - also recommends that you have your boiler serviced every year to check that it's working safely. To find out more about what a good boiler service should involve see our video guide to boiler servicing.
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Cost of common boiler and central heating jobs
Below you'll find prices for common boiler and central heating jobs. You'll find that the cost varies depending on where you live, if there are any complications to the job and the quality of materials used. Make sure you use a trader on the Gas Safe Register - only gas workers on the register are qualified to do the job safely. The Gas Safe Register replaced Corgi in 2009.
|Tradespeople costs for heating jobs|
|Replace a boiler||£1,720 - £4,770|
|Service a boiler||£63|
|Powerflush a boiler||£435|
|Replace a single panel radiator (50cm x 100cm)||£235|
|Replace a double panel radiator (50cm x 120cm)||£405|
Cost of common plumbing jobs
Below we've put the prices for common plumbing jobs. As before you'll find that the cost varies depending on where you live, if there are any complications to the job and the quality of material used.
|Tradespeople costs for plumbing jobs|
|Replace a cold water tank||£285|
|Replace a hot water tank||£430|
|Replace a toilet||£680|
|Replace a bath||£1,040|
|Replace a kitchen sink||£575|
|Clear a blockage from a sink||£110|
|Clear a blockage from a toilet||£125|