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Potterton Boiler Guide
By Matthew Knight
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Find out how Potterton fared in our boiler brand reliability and satisfaction survey - and what trusted boiler engineers make of the Potterton brand.
Potterton is one of the oldest boiler brands and its history can be traced back as far as 1850. Thomas Potterton started the firm in Balham, London and completed its first ever gas boiler installation back in 1902.
Potterton is part of Baxi Heating UK, which is also part of BDR Thermea Group, one of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers of heating and hot water products in Europe, operating in over 70 countries and employing over 6,000 people worldwide. Baxi Heating also includes Baxi and Main Heating boiler brands.
Keep reading to find out what Potterton owners and trusted heating engineers really think of the Potterton brand.
Potterton's range of boilers
Potterton has several ranges of boilers designed for the social housing and newbuild markets. These include Potterton Assure Combi, System and Heat Only; Potterton Ultra Combi, System and Heat Only; and Potterton Promax Combi, System, SL Heat Only and Store.
The Potterton Gold combi and system boilers are their standard range of boilers. Potterton Titanium is the premium range, specifically designed for houses with high demands for heating and hot water. You can find more details about the individual products in these ranges in our boiler reviews.
Thousands of Which? members take part in our annual survey of boiler brand reliability and customer satisfaction, which enables us to guide you to the best and worst boiler brands. We also conduct a survey with more than 200 trusted boiler engineers to get their independent views on which boiler brands are the best.
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The reliability and customer score are based on responses from a May 2018 survey of 11,571 Which? members about their boilers.
Engineer recommendation, build quality, availability of parts and spares, and ease of fixing a common fault and ease of servicing are based on responses to a May 2018 survey of 166 Which? Trusted Traders heating engineers.
How much do Potterton boilers cost?
Potterton does not sell boilers direct to consumers. They are supplied to Gas Safe registered installers through plumbing and heating merchants. Potterton boilers cost from approx £600 to approx £1,400, depending on type and output. The cost of installation will vary from home to home and depends on the amount of work the installer needs to do to complete the installation to Building Regulations standards.
Choosing the best Potterton boiler
Most Potterton boilers come with a two-year warranty. To register a Potterton warranty, you can either fill in the registration card that comes with your product, phone Potterton on 0844 481 0559 or register the product online at www.potterton.co.uk.
Extended warranties (called breakdown plans) for Potterton products are available once the product warranty has expired. These plans are underwritten by Domestic & General. You can contact Potterton on 0844 481 0559 for a breakdown plan quote.
Potterton offers warranties for boilers up to seven years. For warranties to be valid boilers must be registered within 30 days of installation and the installer must complete the Benchmark Commissioning Checklist and give it to the householder when handing over the boiler. The boiler must also have an annual service.
The warranty terms and conditions can be found here and carry the Plain English Campaign Crystal Mark: http://warranty.baxi.co.uk/terms
Potterton servicing and repairs
Potterton boilers are backed by Baxi Customer Support, and a nationwide network of its own fully trained engineers, providing help and support when you need it, 365 days a year. The services provided by the Baxi Customer Support engineers has been assessed and approved by Which? Trusted Traders.
Baxi Customer Support offers protection plans, underwritten by Domestic and General, for boilers that are still in warranty or out of warranty. You can contact Baxi Customer Support on 0344 871 1545 for more information or visit http://www.potterton.co.uk/customer-support.htm
Potterton parts and repairs
Potterton boilers are manufactured using Baxi Genuine Parts, which are approved for use in Potterton products.
Gas Safe registered heating engineers can contact Baxi Genuine Parts on 0344 871 1540 or visit http://trade.baxi.co.uk/trade-area/support/parts.htm
Potterton contact details
You can contact Potterton by writing to:
Brooks House, Coventry Road
Warwick, CV34 4LL
Potterton general enquiries
0344 871 1560
Potterton technical queries
0344 871 1545