Boiler choice- Worcester or Ferroli

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Hello, I'm looking to get a new combi boiler installed soon, the choices from our favoured plumber are a Worcester Greenstar 30CDi or a Ferroli Opitimax 31C. What do people think about these boilers? The Ferroli comes with the 5 year gurantee (which hopefully shouldn't be needed?) which is perhaps worth something and is £200 cheaper. I want something that wil be reliable and trouble free throughout its life (too much to ask possibly!)
I appreciate your comments.
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fiat or volkswagen :LOL: no question mate. worcester . i'm on my second , no faults ever. very rarely repair them either. ferroli's aren't terrible mind you, but personally if its my money, gerry gets it every time.
 
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The Worcester is the better boiler by far, although a 5yr warranty is very
appealing. I'd be tempted to check the terms of the warranty ie parts & or
labour and then buy the Worcester.
 
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The Ferroli may be £200 cheaper at the start but is getting an annual service (£100?0 part of the conditions of the five year warranty?
 
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I know in reality I should agree and say Worcester, but I hate them with a passion:cool:

Ferroli ;)
 
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Even though I haven't had any experience with any boiler I hate them!

Way to overrated.
 
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Well, after spending 6 weeks trying to get Ferroli to resolve the problems with an Optimax 31c HE under it's "warrantee", id say just stick an additional 6 pints of blood into your system as it's a much quicker way of raising your blood pressure rather than dealing with Ferroli.

To be honest, their are a couple of good people who work for them - but I feel they are let down by communication issues and lack of parts.
 
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I have to say, from now on I will only install vaillant. I always used to be a skin flint, but my girlfriend taught me to pay a little more and get something that works... and if it doesn't, then at least has a good support team behind it.
 
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I have to say, from now on I will only install vaillant. I always used to be a skin flint, but my girlfriend taught me to pay a little more and get something that works... and if it doesn't, then at least has a good support team behind it.

Vaillant...good support team!? Now there's a phrase you don't see very often :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
 
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Oh dear !! Didn't realise Vaillant didn't do good support. From the few occasions I used them, they were ok.

I am sure everyone has had a problem with a product supplier. And unfortunately, on forums, you tend to only hear the complains. The good things... well, that's taken (rightfully so).

But gross incompetence...
 

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