Cost of installing a Megaflow unvented cylinder.

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  1. applesauce

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know what I should expected to pay to have an unvented cylinder installed and the water tanks in the loft removed.

    Also, if anyone has done this already, are they happy with it

    Thanks.
     
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    How long is a piece of string?
     
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    £500 upwards, depending on the string. Plus materials.
     
  5. Balenza

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    Stick to your gravity tanks unless you have a good mains flowrate.
    The cost will vary from area to area.
    Expect to pay anything from £1200 to £1800.
     
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    Last one we installed was £460 but we were told it was a Magaflow and it turned out to be an Ariston !! Should have been more for that!

    Tony
     
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    Thanks for all the reponses. I have a plumber on site (via the building contractor who is doing our extension).

    This plumber recommended installing the unvented system and quoted £2,300 for the supply and install. I can see the benfits for it, so I'll get a few more quotes..
     
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    That is very expensive!

    Before considering any quotes you must see his Water Regulations card showing that he is qualified to install unvented.

    Builders dont usually employ people with any qualifications.

    However, you cannot consider gfitting an unvented until an experienced person has measured the incoming water flow rate and compared that with your plumbing needs.

    Tony
     
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    is it how do you know

    it may be a swine to shoe horn one in, conversly it could be easy

    without looking how would u know

    :)
     
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    All the pipe work is copper and new. The boiler is new and is sited in the garage right next to the current cylinder. I think as installations go, this would be fairly straight forward.
     
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    if it is straight forward then I would expect around £1500 - £1800 for a 210 litre megaflo.
     
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    Does seem a teeny bit expensive imho - nice work though if yo can get it :)
     
  14. Balenza

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    Agile wrote

    This is obviously labour only. :cool:
     
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    paid about 500 for installation, took just under a day
     
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    applesauce can tell you how much it was, since the question was posted 6 months ago
     
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    the cylinder in itself is around 7-800. the big Question is, what else do you need? You may have to have the whole incoming mains upgraded to 25 all the way back to the meter, or all could be fine and it takes a couple of hours to connect the pipes once the cylinder is lugged into place.
    Bear in mind that if your mains supply is limited, the benefits of the cylinder are pretty much gone.
     
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