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We are currently getting quotes for a new gas boiler.

I was thinking of getting another Potterton as our current one is still working after 24 years. Trouble is getting parts for it now and I don't want to wait for it to break down and then be told it will be 6 weeks to install a new one.

We're after a standard wall hung type and Potterton was going to be our choice but we have been told that the best one to go for is an Intergas as it has far fewer components to go wrong than other manufacturers. Plus the water jacket has a 10 year guarantee.

The next best is a Worcester boiler (so we are told).

Has anyone got any knowledge or advice regarding these Intergas boilers.

I know they're made in the Netherlands and are built to high standards (according to the brochure).

Thanks folks.

Al.



PS: Or any recommendation regarding choice?






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allan I,m a electrical contractor
I work for many plumbers , developers and builders and nearly every boiler I wire whether its a combi or system boiler is a Worcester . As they have to guarantee the boiler it must say something . There is one company who use valliant excellent boiler but complex . One off my contracts is for a client with lots of rentals and all these are slowly being changed to Worcester combis , one developer building budget homes uses baxi purely on a cost basis although that plumberinstalls Worcester by choice. Never heard of intergas boilers and ive been around abit and we work on 100 properties a year and work along side around 10 heating firms . (doesn't mean its no good , just not out there yet ).

Probably teaching you how to eggs as the saying goes , but get quotes of recommended installers as ive just done that for my mother and this is from the plumbers I know and the price varied from £1000 to £2000FITTEDfor the same Worcester boiler ? . Mind you compared with the £ 3100 Britishgas wanted , any off these quotes were good.

CONCLUSIONcant go wrong with the worcester boiler although it may cost a little extra ,
You'll struggle to get any comparable feed back on intergas boiler ,
Ask friends family etc for recommended plumbers and get like for like quotes ,

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Hi Al

Must admit I've not heard of the Intergas boilers but my brother-in-law who tends to know about these things always recommends the Worcester boilers.
 

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Vaillant or Worcester - we have the former and it's fantastic, fitted 4 years ago to replace our ageing potterton for the same reason as you
 

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<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 18.66666603088379px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">I've just seen the British Gas engineer/salesman and he has quoted for a Worcester Greenstar 18RI high efficiency boiler plus a HIVE thermostat, plus a Magna Filter and system back-flush.
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<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 18.66666603088379px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">In addition there's a years free Homecare cover on the whole system.
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<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 18.66666603088379px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">He recommended Worcester also, so I reckon we'll be using them.
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<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 18.66666603088379px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">He also advised against using Intergas as only independent installers use them and we could have a problem with our heating service contract provider getting spares.
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<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 18.66666603088379px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">At the moment it looks like that's what we'll be going for.

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I vote for Worcester as well _ (National FM Services) My engineers always reccomend them.
 

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al do get another quoteand remember after the warranties up you can sign up to a contract with British Gas or similar contract from other providers
 

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Yes, I'm getting 2 other quotes.

Funny though, our current gas service engineer said not to bother getting them to quote as they are too busy so it means a delay in fitting and, I suspect, their prices too expensive also!

Thanks for the pointers. Coincidence you being in the electrical trade as I worked for CEF for almost 30 years.

Al.


PS: British Gas also give a years free Homecare cover on the whole system if we go with them, but you're right, they're not cheap!








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Comparisons done and quotes in.
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<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 18.66666603088379px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">Decided to go for a Vaillant ecoTEC plus 418.
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<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 18.66666603088379px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">Using a local Company as the Gas Board was too expensive.
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<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 18.66666603088379px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">Delivery Friday and Power Flush Monday with fitting Tuesday.
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<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 18.66666603088379px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">Thanks for your help folks.
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