Plumbing/Boiler advice

Discussion in 'Buildings & Infrastructure' started by theboytheboy, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. theboytheboy

    theboytheboy Member

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Struggling to find anything we qualify for.
     
  2. theboytheboy

    theboytheboy Member

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    No gas.
    No double glazing but would be costing over £10k for double glazing and as far as I can tell on its own would not get us enough points.

    Will add additional loft insulation whilst property is being worked on.

    Yes we have cavities and have had a quote to do them but I hear lots of stories of it causing problems and the fact that the guy who quoted said he makes far more money removing it or fixing the problems it can cause put me off even more. Screenshot_20180613-074550.jpg Screenshot_20180613-074600.jpg
     
  3. theboytheboy

    theboytheboy Member

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Happy to pay for it. Sooner its paid for the sooner we can let it. Plus I think its more desirable in the summer when the sun is hopefully shining. It sells the lifestyle better.
     
  4. theboytheboy

    theboytheboy Member

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Have had several offers from people saying they would happily rent it as is.....they are not the ones who get fined for non compliance though.....
     
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  5. theboytheboy

    theboytheboy Member

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Be interested if anyone can confirm this as I have been told similar by a builder...
     
  6. Timbo

    Timbo Member

    Location:
    Gods County
    Avoid cavity wall like the plague itll bridge the damp
     
  7. wilber

    wilber Member

    Location:
    wales
    To qualify for one of the newer schemes you just need an oil heating system over 5 years old.
     
  8. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    i think it's 'chinese whispers'.....certainly no gas boilers after 2020....but i can't find mention of oil...so hopefully ok
     
  9. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    Location:
    In the Mud
    What sort of windows do you currently have - are they wooden, as you can get thinner units to suit wooden rebates, which comply with regs, and you only change the panes?
     
  10. Adeptandy

    Adeptandy Member

    Location:
    PE15
    Your boiler is the cheapest option, but then I'm probably bias ;) :whistle:
     
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  11. theboytheboy

    theboytheboy Member

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Wooden, single glazed, sash windows. Hate them, rattling, draughty, always need painting. Will replace one day when we can afford it or if any family moved back in.

    Do you have a link out if interest as parents live in a listed building with the windows literally rotten and falling out
     
  12. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    Location:
    In the Mud
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  13. Could you install secondary glazing?

    Just looking at your EPC ... our kid had a flat that failed the EPC. One of the things was no loft insulation (assumed). He went with his handyman to measure the loft to get insulation ... opened the hatch to see that a) it was fully insulated and b) there was a certificate stapled to the rafters confirming this!
    The lazy-arsed inspector hadn't even looked in the loft :banghead:
    He took the certificate to the letting agent, who scanned it and sent it to the EPC company and hey presto ... rating increased! :mad:
     
  14. theboytheboy

    theboytheboy Member

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Have decided to go with replacement boiler (non combi) and will top up insulation where we can.

    This will allow us to get it Lett and bringing some money in. Will put some of that in a pot to start saving for doing the windows.

    To be honest the old boiler was a bit temperamental and we being repaired quite a lot which is embarrassing when you have tennants paying rent and they have no heat or hot water
     
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  15. theboytheboy

    theboytheboy Member

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    have been given the option of a Grant Vortex Eco Utility 15-21 Efficiency 92.7, nox rating class 2

    or for an additional £750 Grant VortexBlue Internal 21 (15-21kW) Efficiency 90.81, nox rating class 3

    Is the blue flame technology worth having now as regulations are likely to get tighter over the next few years?

    From what i can tell both boilers are A rated

    Thanks
     
  16. Adeptandy

    Adeptandy Member

    Location:
    PE15
    I'd go with the Vortex Eco Utility, nice little boiler and well proven :) and you won't go far wrong with a Grant and Riello Burner (y)
     
  17. ewald

    ewald Member

    Location:
    Mid-Lincs
    Have recently had some epcs done - the assessor said that a modern boiler is the key to improving it in most cases, generally cheapest option.
    Budget to replace modern (ie condensing) boilers every 8 - 10 years though - they just don't last as long as the old ones. Price we pay for efficiency I suppose
     

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