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Are Back Boilers Illegal ?

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Are Back Boilers Now Illegal?

Yes, back boilers have been illegal to install since 2005.

However, it is not illegal to have a back boiler in your home that existed before 2005.

If you have a backboiler fitted, you can still use it legally with no requirement to upgrade if it has been maintained properly and your Gas Safe engineer is happy that it is still functioning properly and safely.

However, we do feel it would be wise to consider replacing it for a combi boiler as they will save you money in the long run.

Are Grants Available For Back Boilers ?|

You Bet ! 

If You Meet The Criteria, We Can Arrange The Removal Of Your Old Back Boiler And Replace It With A Brand New Hot Water On Demand Combi Boiler Worth Over £4000! 

See Our Back Boiler Removal Grants Page Or Apply Here

Back Boiler Replacement

If you are in the market for back boiler replacement , this article will provide you with :

  • all you need to know about back boilers
  • how much a back boiler replacement will cost you
  •  what back boiler alternatives are out there that won’t cost the earth.

What Are Back Boiler Removal Grants?

Back Boiler Removal Grants are one of many measures available from the current Government Heating Grants Scheme known as Eco 4.

This 100% Free Heating Scheme focuses on upgrading old heating systems for people on low income & means tested benefits.

You can see a full list of grants available on our Free Heating Scheme 2024 page

Who Qualifies For A Back Boiler Grant?

✅ Your  Home EPC  Is  E – F – G

✅ You Are A Home Owner

✅ You Are In Receipt Of  A Qualifying Benefit  (Or Someone Who Lives With You  Is Claiming A Benefit )

✅You Have A Back Boiler  ( Fitted Behind The Fire ) 

 

Back Boiler Grant - What Is Included?

Brand New Combi Boiler

Free Combi Boiler

A Ideal Or Worcester Combi Boiler Fitted By Our Expert Government Approved Installers.

Free Loft & Wall Insulation

FREE WALL insulation

Your Loft & Walls Will Be Insulated For Free As Part Of The Grant

2Yr Warranty

WarmFront Grants 2024

Full parts & labour

How Does The Back Boiler Grant Work?

Epc Certificate 4

You Apply By Taking A  Survey On This Page.   We Check Your Application

Epc Certificate 5

If Eligible,  Your Home Surveyed And Install Date Given

Epc Certificate 6

 Your 100% FREE Boiler & Insulation Is Fitted Within 21 Days

What Do Other People Think Of Us?

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6 reviews on
Rochelle Poulter
Rochelle Poulter
2024-02-07
This company was extremely easy to deal with. The staff I had dealings with were very helpful, especially Carlo. When there was a slight hiccup with the first installation company assigned to us, Carlo got on the case immediately and reassigned another company. The company they used were extremely professional. Overall I am very pleased with the whole process.
Dawn Mackay
Dawn Mackay
2024-02-07
Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish,Carlo was amazing arranged everything,The workman who fitted my moms boiler were so professional,kind and helpful,Liverpool lads just fantastic work ethics, just can't recommend this company enough 5 out 5 stars thank you Carlo warm front
Adam Petley
Adam Petley
2023-02-03
Another heating company in let me down and said they could not proceed with my heating conversion at the kast minute due to the fact i had a coal fired back boiler. I spoke to a few firms nobody would do it.i phoned Warm Front and spoke to Carlo, we can do that mate! 1 month later i have a new combi boiler , hot water on demand and a warm house for the first time in 13 years. I am over the moon and can't thank Carlo and his lads enough. They are true professionals who know exactly what theyre doing , very tidy and will be done before you know it. Incredible service and lovely people .Thank you so much Carlo and team. I will never forget what you have done .
Aidan C
Aidan C
2019-10-21
A very helpful service to access grant aided heating improvements. Followed up progress until new heating installed. thanks.
Keri Jones
Keri Jones
2019-10-10
Great service from Carlo who was there from start to finish helping my mother save at least £4000 on a full central heating system Carlo helped us get a very good company that was brilliant and installed the system within the week of coming to survey the job and only taking one day to install Would definitely recommend this service as when I was phoning up companies myself they either wasn’t turning up or telling us we wasn’t eligible or turning up and then hearing nothing from them again Once again 5 stars for this company

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If you are interested in a Free Combi Boiler , please take a short survey below to apply.

All Eligible Applicants will be contacted within 24 hours. 

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What Is A Back Boiler ?

A back boiler is a very old heating system used in the 60s and 70s as the central heating system for heating the whole house and for heating water.

They were usually made by Baxi Bermuda which was the market leader and they were situated just behind a fireplace.

Backboilers were fueled by a gas fire or solid fuel and were connected to a cylinder full of hot water which was heated and then distributed to the hot water taps.

In the past, they were the most used boiler, until the trend changed and people started replacing them with a condensing combi boiler 

Condensing boilers are more efficient and cost-effective and you can get up to 20% more heat for your money by replacing your backboiler to a combi.

Back boilers now are no longer manufactured but around 5% of the UK population are still using a backboiler as their main source of heating.

Be aware that the Uk Government are giving 100% grants to replace old backboilers with a combi.

how do back boilers work

A back boiler provides hot water and central heating to your home.

A simplified explanation of how a back boiler works is by taking the heat from an open fire in a fireplace and using it to heat water that’s distributed as domestic hot water and for central heating.

Are Back Boilers Dangerous?

Back boilers can potentially be dangerous if not serviced regularly and maintained. There is a risk of corrosion and cracking of the water jacket sidewalls causing flue gases to enter the pipework and be conveyed to other areas of the property.

The high temperatures of the pipework around the backboiler may also present a fire risk.

Back boilers not decommissioned properly ( left in situ ) can also be at risk too.

 

Can you sleep in a room with a back boiler?

Sleeping in the same room as an open flued gas appliance (back boilers or gas fires) contravenes the gas safety regulations and can put your life in danger.

Carbon monoxide alarms MUST be used if you have an open flued appliance in your house as well as the proper ventilation measures too.

 

Why Should You Upgrade Your Back Boiler?

✅ The Government Is Giving 100% Grants To Upgrade To A Combi

✅ If  You Qualify For A Grant Your New Combi Boiler Will Be  100% FREE !

✅  This Grant Is Worth Over £3000 If You Had To Pay Privately

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅ You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ You Can Have An Up To Date Gas Fire Fitted Which Will Be More Efficient

Does The Scheme Offer Backboiler Replacement On A Like For Like Basis?

No .

The scheme does not allow for back boilers to be replaced on a like for like basis.

The government are giving cash only for  people to move away from inefficient heating such as back boilers.

Back boilers are no longer being manufactured by most companies apart from the Baxi Bermuda BBU HE

The Baxi Bermuda HE is a fully condensing back boiler with a 15 KW heat output.

Installation of this Back Boiler is easy because it has been designed to be used with the existing pipework of a home.

How Long Do Baxi Bermuda Back Boilers Last

Back boilers usually last for around 25 years, provided they have been well maintained and serviced regularly.

Some backboilers, particularly the Baxi Bermuda have been know to last over 40 years as they were well made in the 60s.

Indeed there are still many backboilers in the Uk that are still going to this day, albeit they wont be very efficient and will be up to a third more expensive to run.

If your old Baxi Bermuda is on its last legs you should bite the bullet and have it replaced with a combi.

The chances are that it has had a good innings and needs to go to the back boiler heaven in the sky.

Dont forget that there are Back Boiler Removal Grants Available Too to replace them at no cost.

Back Boiler Grant

If you are interested in a Free Boiler , please take a short survey below to apply.

All Eligible Applicants will be contacted within 24 hours. 

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Are Replacement Back Boilers Still Available?

Back boilers are no longer being manufactured  by most companies apart from the Baxi Bermuda BBU HE   See Here

 The Baxi Bermuda HE is a fully condensing back boiler with a 15 KW heat output.

 

Installation of this Back Boiler is easy because it has been designed to be used with the existing pipework of a home.

Back Boiler Replacement Cost

You should expect to Pay Between £3000 – £4000 For A Back Boiler Conversion To Combi.

Average prices for the Baxi Bermuda Boilers start from £750 excluding VAT and installation.  You can expect little change from £2000.

British Gas Will Probably Be A Lot More Due To Their Overheads.

We Recommend You Get 3 Quotes From Local Installers To Keep The Price Down.

How efficient is a back boiler?

An old standard efficiency Baxi Bermuda back boiler is usually less than 70% efficient compared to a modern day condensing boiler which will be over 90% efficient.

In real terms, for every £1 of gas that is burned, you are only getting the benefit of 70p worth of useable heat and the other 30p worth is being lost up the chimney.

By replacing it with a new boiler at over 90% efficient, you can reduce your fuel bill by up to £305 per year.

This information has been provided by the Energy Saving Trust.

Decommissioning a Back Boiler

By decommissioning a back boiler, it won’t actually be removed from behind the fireplace.

Decommission effectively means it will disconnect from its source of power/energy. It will remain behind your fireplace gathering dust out of use.

To decommission your old back boiler, engineers will need to get behind your fireplace, which means you will likely have some damage to your fireplace and carpet.

Prepare to make repairs afterward.

However, decommissioning your back boiler instead of removing and replacing it, will save you money.

Savings will depend on who is doing the work and what exactly needs doing.

On average, you can expect a boiler decommissioning to cost around £3000.

Before making a bold decision, decommissioning might not always be an option.

Always speak to one of our Gas Safe heating engineers who will decide whether it can be safely done.

How Much Does A Replacement Back Boiler Cost?

Average prices for the Baxi Bermuda Boilers start from £750 excluding VAT and installation.  You can expect little change from £2000.

Dont forget that there are Back Boiler Removal Grants Available too from the Government to replace them at no cost.

You need to be on a low income or on a benefit.

Free Back Boiler Grant -Apply Here

If you are interested in a Free Boiler , please take a short survey below to apply.

All Eligible Applicants will be contacted within 24 hours. 

All data supplied is respected in line with our privacy policy

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