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Is it OK to put a combi boiler in the loft?

Is it OK to put a combi boiler in the loft?

Another popular place to have your new boiler installed is inside your loft. There must also be a ladder so that the boiler can be accessed when needed. As loft spacing can have cold temperatures, you’ll also need to ensure that your boiler has frost protection and pipe insulation.

Is it a good idea to have a boiler in the loft?

Moving a boiler to the loft can enable you to hide all that pipework that was previously a bit of an eyesore. This is particularly valuable for those who want a minimalistic house style or for those that want.

When was my boiler installed?

The easiest way to find out the age of your boiler is to look for its serial number. A serial number is a long sequence of numbers & letters that are unique for that boiler. The number can be found in a few different places such as a drop-down front panel, the side or underneath the boiler.

When did boiler flue regulations change?

1st January 2013
From 1st January 2013 new rules have been put in place that affect how flues for use alongside room-sealed fan assisted boilers are installed with your property.

Does combi boiler have to be on outside wall?

Your boiler should be installed inside a building and can be fitted to any suitable wall strong enough to take its weight when full of water. The boiler’s flue must be able to pass to the outside, either through an outside wall or through the roof.

Can a combi boiler go in an airing cupboard?

An airing cupboard is a space traditionally used to house a hot water tank. You can have a combi boiler installed in your airing cupboard, but request that a Gas Safe Registered (GSR) engineer surveys your property to make sure an airing cupboard is the most suitable fit for your new appliance.

Can you flue into a Neighbours garden?

You don’t have any right to do anything his side of the boundary without his permission. You can’t put the flue there even WITH permission.

Can a combi boiler be moved into a loft?

I am thinking of moving my combi boiler into the loft to free up space in the room it is in at present.

Why do I have a boiler in my loft?

We had a new boiler installed about six years ago in what we call our “loft”. We call it a loft because it’s under the eaves, only has a chipboard floor and is where we put our Xmas decorations and whatnot. Unlike a normal loft, it’s access through a door, from a bedroom, so there’s no hatch or ladder.

Do you need a guard rail for a loft boiler?

The roof space exit must be protected with a guard rail 6. Gas, water, and electrical isolation points should be provided outside of the roof space so boiler can be isolated without gaining access to roof space

Can a thermostat be installed in a loft?

There are now pressure gauges available that can be installed somewhere else in your home. You may also have to consider a move to a wired or wireless room thermostat to control the settings. If your boiler is up in the loft, it makes it a little bit more inconvenient if you need to check your boiler’s pressure.

I am thinking of moving my combi boiler into the loft to free up space in the room it is in at present.

How is a boiler mounted in a loft?

Boiler has to be mounted on wall capable of withstanding weight. 3. Loft to be accessible with retractable ladder 4. Must have fixed lighting in place 5. The roof space exit must be protected with a guard rail 6.

What are the pros and cons of a boiler in a loft?

The main benefit is the space you save in moving your boiler to a quiet part of the property. This allows you to better utilise the space you have in the areas of the property you frequent regularly. As an example, I moved from a regular boiler to a Combi boiler.

How much does it cost to replace a combi boiler?

New combi boilers tend to cost anything from £700 – £2,500 and the labour costs will vary from installer to installer. In cases where moving an existing, older boiler is likely to cost £500-£800 or even more, it may be more advisable to consider replacing it with a new, more energy efficient model.