New boiler install and move - things to consider

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Hi all,

I am in the middle of gathering quotes for the supply and install of a new combi boiler. Currently the boiler is situated in the second bedroom and makes plenty of noise. It is around 8-10 years old and probably hasn't been serviced (based on the condition of the rest of the house).

The plan is to extend the pipes upwards and into the loft and have the new boiler up there. I first thought about having it in the kitchen but ideally I'd like it out of the way. The loft seems like a good idea.

The mid-terraced house is set up as follows:
Gnd floor - Will end up being mostly open plan. Hallway, living room and kitchen. Perhaps 6 rads + underfloor heating in the kitchen.
1st floor - Bathroom and two double bedrooms. 3 rads.

I am a little confused as to what kw the boiler needs to be in order to supply everything plus the underfloor heating. I have my eye on the Vaillant EcoTec Plus 832. Would this be enough for the 9 rads and underfloor heating at 25kw?

Also, if I were to opt for a Hive/Evohome solution further down the line am I right in thinking I'd need a cable running from the boiler to a convenient place (perhaps the landing)? This is something I could get done whilst the walls are just brick.

I realise that a lot of this is subjective and there are many other factors involved. I just wanted to try and get a bit of an idea on what to expect that's all. The quote for the materials and work looks good to me. £2600 all in.

Thanks
David
 
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The loft seems like a good idea.
The installer and then later the technicians who have to service it might not agree. There would need to be safe access to the working area around the boiler other wise the technician may refuse to work on the boiler. Check also with your insurance company, at least one will not accept boilers in lofts without an inspection visit.
 
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Thank you. I hadn't thought of the insurance side of things.

I will install ladders to the loft space. I appreciate however it's not ideal in terms of servicing/repairing. In general are plumbers/electricians used to boilers being situated in the loft?
 
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In my previous house I had the boiler fitted in the loft,( it wasn't a combi), it was a pain in the R's for me as the thing kept tripping & going into the loft was easy for me, but not for Mrs.
 

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