Back Boiler Grant- Replace Boiler For Combi -FREE!

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Back Boiler Grant

Free Heating Scheme To Improve Your Home Energy Efficiency Rating !

 Replace Boiler For Combi – FREE!
We Will Remove Your Back Boiler And Replace It For A Brand New Combi Boiler Free Of Charge

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

Back Boiler Grant - Get Yours Now

The government are now offering 100% FREE grants  to remove your old Baxi Bermuda back boiler  and replace it with a combi boiler on the wall.

As old backboilers are very expensive to run, the Government has allocated millons of £ to help people convert old back boilers to a combi 100% Free Of Charge

Our team have helped customers  all over England to secure a back boiler replacement grant to cover 100% of the costs.

This  Free Back Boiler Grant scheme is  for home owners only. 

Who Qualifies For A Back Boiler Removal Grant?

You Must Tick All  4 Boxes To Qualify  

✅ 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

Non Condensing Boiler Grants

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

Free Boilers Scheme

Full parts & labour

Qualifying Benefits

  •   Child Benefit  ( Income Thresholds Apply)
  •  Child & Working Tax Credits 
  •  Employment & Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support 
  •  Job Seekers Allowance  
  •  Pension Credit 
  •  Universal Credit
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How Does The Back Boiler Replacement 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

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

Back Boiler Removal Grants - Application Form

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Back Boiler Replacement Grants - 9 GOOD Reasons to Apply

  1. Back boilers behind the fire are now included in the Free Boiler Grant. You can get a free conversion to a combi boiler which is worth £3000 to you.

2. If you are eligible you will get a New Boiler fully fitted for 100 % FREE

3. You will get Free 2 years warranty so you cancel expensive £20 a month boiler cover plans.

This will save you over £250 a year alone!

4. You will save money with reduced gas bills by having an A Rated energy efficient boiler.

Modern boilers are highly efficient and will save you up to £200 off your yearly heating bills.

Put that money towards a holiday!

5. You can get shot of the old and costly to run Baxi Bermuda & upgrade to a Top of the Range Worcester Bosch or Vaillant.

Be the envy of your neighbours who will all be jealous!

6. One of our chosen boilers we like to offer is the “Worcester Bosch” which has been voted Which Boiler of the Year for 8 years running.

Everyone loves this super reliable boiler as they enjoy peace of mind and rarely have tenants complaining about heating breakdowns.

7. Older boilers start to go wrong after 10 years with average repair cost at £180

8. Grants can end at any time without warning.

The Government never seem to give notice when they are about to pull the plug on funding for Grants.

9. You will improve the home energy efficiency rating of your property so making it more attractive to buyers.

Claim Your Grant For A Back Boiler now while there is still time. You will be kicking yourself if you miss this one.

 

Why A Free Back Boiler Replacement Scheme?

Many people in this day and age will not be able to afford the £4000 or so needed to replace their old back boiler.

The government have stepped in and  are offering help to all people that receive a qualifying benefit or are on a low income.

You cannot have a back boiler replaced on a like for like basis under the grant scheme.

 

Are Oil Boilers Included On The Scheme?

Yes -You may be able to replace your oil back boiler for a Free Air Source Heat Pump worth over £10K

You cannot have your oil boiler replaced on a like for like basis.

Please see our GRANTS FOR OIL BOILERS Page.

Back Boiler Removal - Is This Included In The Grant?

Yes. As well as capping off the gas and water supply to the old backboiler, the old heating system will be completely removed too as part of the grant. There is no extra charge for this.

When Is The Back Boiler Scheme Due To End?

The current Eco4 boiler scheme which upgrades old non condensing boilers and back boilers is due to end in March 2026.

However , grants can end at any time however so best to apply now if you wish to take advantage of this scheme.

Are There Back Boiler Replacements On A Like For Like Basis Available On the scheme ?

No . You cannot have a back boiler replaced on a like for like basis under the grant scheme. 

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.

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

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.

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 would be wise to consider replacing it for a combi as they will save you money in the long run.

 

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. 

All data supplied is respected in line with our privacy policy

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 Boilers Vs. Combi Boilers

Let’s take a look at a few facts about combi and back boilers to help you make your choice.

Baxi Bermuda Back boilers are still present in many UK homes, particularly with those homes built between the ‘60s and ‘80s.

A back boiler is a boiler that is built in behind a gas fire or solid fuel fire that is used to heat the home much like a central heating system.

These older systems usually require a lot of maintenance and are not particularly efficient. Average efficiency is around 60 -70% .

Back Boilers are generally very reliable with not many moving parts to go wrong , you will eventually need to replace it.

Energy Efficiency

In the back boilers versus combi boilers debate, combi boilers win hands down.

  • A Combi boiler will be up to 90 -100% efficient
  • A back Boiler will be 70-80% efficient

Replacing a back boiler with a combi boilers will pay for itself in a few years through reduced energy costs.

Installation – A new boiler installation may be the best choice if you’re facing a series of costly emergency repairs as the back boiler unit approaches its end of life.

It is not cost effective to keep throwing money at an old boiler and this money would be better served paying for a new boiler.

Pressure Problems

You may not be able to use modern dishwashers or washing machines with high water pressure that comes from traditional back boilers.

Combi boilers are a good choice for replacing back boilers since they require less space and are easy to install.

However, they will not be able to heat massive amounts of water as a back boiler could.

Space

Combination boilers combine the central heating boiler with a hot water heater in a single compact unit, which means you do not need separate hot and cold-water tanks in your loft to supply the back boiler.

For this reason Combi boilers are a good choice for small homes or flats where space is very limited.

Switching to a combi boiler could free up space in your water cupboard or current utility room.

Hot Water Supply versus Demand

The greatest drawback of combi boilers is their ability to provide hot water for simultaneous use.

Traditional boilers fire up twice a day, heating up the water whether you need it or not.

While this has the disadvantage of not being energy efficient, it also means that you have a reserve of hot water that can be delivered to multiple taps in the home.

However, combi boilers may not be able to meet your needs if you have two people taking hot showers at the same time.

A system boiler may be a better choice in that case. You should also know that having a tank is not always a benefit when it comes to the water supply. Having a tank also means that your hot water can run out.

Combi Boilers Hot Water

However, combi boilers can meet modest, intermittent demand for hot water.

On the other hand, a combi boiler can do a better job of meeting demand if you’re constantly using some hot water through the day for showers, laundry, and dishes, but do each separately.

As a traditional boiler only fires up twice a day, you’ll have to wait for hot water if you use up the current supply. Not only that, but there’s also the possibility to install more than one combi boiler to deal with the simultaneous use issue.

If you are looking to replace a back boiler, combi boilers are probably the best choice. However, you need to take a variety of factors into account in order to select the best boiler for your household’s needs.

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 Much Is A Back Boiler To Combi Boiler Done Privately?

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

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.

Back Boiler Removal

When upgrading to a combi, In most cases the backboiler will be decommissioned and left in situ. It will be completely disconnected with all pipe work rerouted.

There will be no safety issues with leaving the backboiler in the chimney breast but the gas fire will need to be disconnected.

If you wish to have the back boiler removed at the same time as your conversion to combi, we recommend you get an all inprice for both

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 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.

Baxi Bermuda Back Boiler Faults

The Bermuda back boiler open-flued heating system was launched in 1966 and is still in operation 50 years later.

It is thought that around 5% of the Uk still has a backboiler as the main heating for their home.

Bermuda’s backboilers are now very outdated and they are no longer manufactured.

Many people now are upgrading their Backboilers to a Combi boiler which is a more effiecient way of heating your home.

Replacement parts are quite difficult to get hold of also.

Annual Servicing

The Baxi Bermuda is an open-flued type of boiler that needs to be serviced annually by a qualified Gas Safe engineer to ensure the safety of the appliance.

Open-flued boilers are at higher risk of producing carbon monoxide which is a harmful gas that has been responsible for deaths in the past

In addition to regular servicing, carbon monoxide alarms should be installed and tested regularly.

All homes with an open-flued system should be kept well ventilated to reduce the risk of carbon momoxide poisoning.

Checking the Air Vent

If your boiler locks out, one of the first checks to be undertaken would be to check the air vent.

The locking out process is a safety mechanism so that carbon monoxide fumes are not omitted.

The boiler’s air vent should be checked regularly to keep it clear from blockages in order to help protect from dangerous gasses being leaked into the living spaces within the property.

Resetting the Pilot Light

Another common problem with boilers is ignition matters.

Wear and tear can cause parts to fail including the thermocouple which results in the pilot light going out.

Resetting the pilot light is a tricky job however there should be instructions within the boiler’s manual.

If the problem frequently reoccurs it is highly recommended that the matter is escalated to a qualified Gas Safe engineer.

to undertake tests on the boiler to find the cause of the ignition issue, safely remove any blockages and replace any parts if they are showing signs of failure.

Replacing a Baxi Bermuda Back Boiler

We recommend that you should replace your old back boiler with a brand new combi.

The cost will be around £2500-£3000 done privately but there are grants available if you are on a low income.

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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