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Back Boiler Removal Grant 2022

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There are new grants from the Government as part of the free boiler scheme to upgrade old back boilers to a brand new combi boiler completely free of charge.

This grant for back boilers is valued at over £3000 and is exclusively for home owners who are on low income benefits.

If you qualify for the scheme your old back boiler behind the fire will be decommissioned and a combi boiler will be installed in your kitchen or bathroom to take over your heating and  hot water requirements.




What Is A Back Boiler


A back boiler is a boiler that is fitted behind a open fire and is hidden from view.

Back boilers came into fashion back in the 1960s which were designed to fit behind a living room fireplace in order to save space. The open fire would heat the water in a tank behind the fire .

This heated water would rise into a cylinder connected to it upstairs which would be used by the home occupants for washing etc.

Whilst many homes still have back boilers as their main source of heating, they are no longer readily available for replacement due to their in efficiency and are usually replaced with a gas boiler.


How Efficient Are back boilers?


Back boilers have a much lower energy efficiency rating than their modern combi boiler counterparts.

Generally, they are only about 60 -70%  energy efficient as compared to the more modern condensing boilers which are over 90% efficient.

This means that an old back boiler will be costing you over 25% more in eating costs.




Are Back Boilers Still Available To Buy?




The Baxi Bermuda BBU HE Boiler is a fully condensing back boiler which has been designed for homeowners looking to replace their old back boiler with a more efficient system.

UK government regulations state that  all boiler systems must have a minimum of 86% efficiency, so most models of back boilers are no longer manufactured .


The dangers of back boilers.



If you have had your back boiler decommissioned in the past, it is worth getting it completely removed as there have been some issues in the past.

In decommissioned back boilers there will likely be residual moisture inside, which will heat up if you have the fire on in front of it .

This can result in a build-up of internal pressure that can cause an explosion which has caused numerous serious injuries and one fatality.

Installers highly recommended you remove any disused back boilers to avoid such tragic outcomes.




Need To Replace Your Back boiler?


We recommend you :

  1. See if you are eligible for a free government grant to replace it with a combi boiler.
  2. Replace with a new Baxi Bermuda back boiler SEDBUK efficiency rating of ‘A’
  4. Remove the back boiler and replace with a modern combi boiler privately. This will mean that  you will need to have your fireplace and mantle rebuilt and potentially a section of your floor altered, too.


How Much To Replace a Back Boiler


You can expect to pay within the region of £3500 – £500 if you choose to replace your back boiler with a combi boiler system.

This price usually includes removing the old back boiler and surrounding fireplace and mantle and making good .




Which Benefits Qualify

  • Child Benefit *
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Credit – Guarantee
  • Pension Credit – Savings
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

* Child Benefit Income Threshholds

Type of Claimant  –                                    Number Of Qualifying Children

                                                                           1                           2                         3               4 or more

Single Claimant                                      1 9800                     24600               29400               34200

Member Of A Couple                             27300                      32 100             36900                41700


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