Combi Boiler Installation - Water Orton, Birmingham
Boiler installation and cold water mains boost installation
Water Orton, Birmingham
Mr D had a 4 bedroom property, each room had their own shower room, which was fed from the boiler. The current set up meant that all 4 showers could be used at the same time but Mr D had 2 very large cold water tanks in his loft spa but the pressure was extremely poor.
Mr D also had very poor cold water mains pressure entering the property, even if Mr D upgraded his cold water mains pipe size and had a pressurised hot water cylinder, we still couldn’t guarantee that the system would perform the way needed it to.
Mr D planned to rent his property out to people on a short term basis but Mr D lived 40 minutes away from the property so he wanted the ability to control the heating system remotely and he wanted the system to be as efficient as possible.
We had to be quite creative in our approach to ensure this particular boiler installation performed. Due to the lack of space we needed to use a combi boiler, which typically wouldn’t be installed in a property with 4 showers.
The combi boiler we chose to install on this one is a hybrid type combi boiler, in that it runs as a combi boiler when one or 2 showers are being used but it has a 46 litre, pressurised, hot water cylinder attached to the boiler to boost the hot water when required.
This meant Mr D could enjoy the benefits of having a combi boiler and at the same time we could enjoy the benefits of a pressurised hot water cylinder system in case it was needed.
What that means is Mr D is guaranteed a constant flow of water that will never run out so long as the the amount of hot water being used was 14 litres per minute or less. A shower will typically use around 5/6 litres per minute of hot water. If more water was required then the pressurised tank would start supplementing the hot water supply with additional water enabling multiple people to use hot water outlets at the same time.
In order for this to work properly Mr D needed to increase the amount of cold water he had available. He was planning on having Severn Trent Water dig up the path and route a larger pipe into his house. This isn’t always a guaranteed way to get better water flow/pressure, so we advised Mr D to install a cold water mains booster instead. This was guaranteed to provide Mr D with sufficient cold water supply and pressure at a fraction of the cost.
This particular cold water booster is designed to fit inside a kitchen cupboard, which helped with the lack of space issue that we had. The way that this works is, a pump pressurises a small tank to a high pressure when no one is using the water. When someone opens an outlet that’s connected to the booster, the pressurised tank will push water out, as soon as the pump recognises the drop in pressure it will kick in to try and maintain the pressure within the tank.
This meant there is enough cold water supply and pressure to allow all 4 showers to be used at the same time for at least 10 minutes. Which we decided would be a very unlikely insinuation in this particular property.
We installed new pipework for the hot and cold water system and designed it in such a way to help even out the water flow to every shower by making use of a manifold type pipe layout. Without installing the pipework in this way we could have been left in a situation where showers closer to the boiler would steal more of the water before it would get to the other showers. With a manifold system the hot and cold water suppler is more better shared between more outlets.
Another benefit of combi boilers is that you’re able to install very clever thermostats. The thermostat we installed for Mr D was controllable from this phone but what made it extra clever was that it automatically adjusted the temperature of the radiators depending on how much heat was actually needed. This means that on a more mild day the radiators will run cooler than what they would on a more chilly day resulting in higher efficiencies and more comfort within the building.
"I found HydroHeat Boiler Installations through a contact of Facebook, they said for the system I needed, they’d be the company to take care of it for me. It was really important to me that I had a specialist company who could guarantee performance as I was planning on renovating the house to a high spec and I didn’t want any comebacks further down the line.
The first person I met was Ben, straight away I knew HydroHeat were the company I was going to be working with, Ben provided me with solutions that no one else mentioned. Everyone said I needed a big hot water tank in and needed to bring in a new cold water supply from the road, this would have meant losing out on space which I had intended for other purposes. Ben’s solution gave me that space back which I was very pleased with.
Another thing that I didn’t realise was that upgrading the cold water suppler didn’t guarantee that my system would perform, which no one else mentioned. The area is known for poor water pressure which is what I needed.
HydroHeat installed the whole system to a very high standard, they took care to make sure everything was doing right. They were very organised, you could tell they knew exactly what they were doing.
I felt as though I could trust them to just get everything done without me watching over them, a member of the team checked in with me to let me know how they were getting on as and when they needed to.
The thermostat they installed for me is excellent, it’s so useful being able to control the heating from my phone when the house is empty and then turn it back on again before a guest arrives, saves me so much time and hassle. The heating system and showers run perfectly, I often get feedback about how good the showers are which is brilliant.
I can’t recommend HydroHeat enough, they took a lot of stress away from this part of the refurbishment and did an amazing job.
HydroHeat have serviced my boiler for a few years now, they are very polite, helpful and professional when they come into the house, they work hard... and get the job done without an mess or fuss. We were advised about Thermostat repairs on our upstairs radiators but Jamie didn't push us for the work which was great, when he did do them a few weeks later again he was very professional, clean and hard working.HydroHeat are a pleasure to work with and I look forward to them servicing my boiler to give me peace of mind every year.read more
06:18 23 Jul 21
Fast response to emergency leak, friendly and helpful staff. Problem sorted in no time.Many thanks
18:13 19 Jul 21
The Hydroheat team serviced the boiler with efficiency and professionalism, as they always have for me in the past. So would recommend the team with... no worries.read more
09:07 20 Jun 21
Always professional, competent service leaving a high quality finish. I've had Jamie round to do some work for me a few times now (fitted and... serviced my new boiler, fixed a leak under my bath, fixed a leaky radiator pipe I had) and been impressed every time. Hydroheat's prices are always more than reasonable and they take payment either online via invoice, or in person with a portable card machine. No "cash in hand" tax dodging. Highly recommend.read more
20:48 09 Jun 21
My first time using this company and they were fantastic. Ben came around early but phoned ahead to check if that was ok. He was friendly, polite and... respected the house and covid rules. The service was easy to book online and pricing was fair and clear to understand. I would recommend this company 100% and am glad to support a local business. Thanks from Paul @Old Church Road.read more
15:58 09 Jun 21
Another great boiler service from Hydroheat. Would happily recommend them to anyone. At our old house they fitted a new boiler for less than half the... cost that British Gas wanted and in our new house they’ve serviced the boiler a couple of times and installed our Hive system when we moved as well. Always polite, friendly and helpful, Ben has sorted us out ever time.read more
13:30 03 Jun 21
Very professional company, excellent communications and job well done.Ben the Technician, was professional and courteous in his manner would... definitely recommend.read more
14:10 26 Apr 21
The issue I had was that the shower only provided hot water for a few minutes before going cold. All other hot water taps were working fine. I tried... everything I could to solve it but the issue frustratingly persisted.It was time to call the experts so I called Hydroheat and the lovely Sian got me a same day appointment. Ben arrived and diagnosed the issue within 15 minutes and had fixed the issue (faulty flow switch) within an hour! They were really professional, friendly and made me feel like a valued customer. I can definitely recommend them and I will be using them for all my heating maintenance in the future. Thank you!read more
00:32 25 Apr 21
I had a small leak at one of the pipes from the boiler, they were the only ones that called me back to fix the issue. They came on time and fixed the... problem and also found a noise i had from the boiler. They might seem expensive but you get what you pay for.read more
19:22 21 Apr 21
I am extremely happy with the work carried out by Hydroheat. I had to have a new boiler installed and it was done so efficiently and to a brilliant... standard. My home was left immaculate. The conversation before hand was really profession and they we knowledgable which helped to inform my new boiler choice. Thank you!read more
15:25 12 Apr 21
Quick, reliable, professional and left my place immaculate after installing a new boiler. All of that at a very competitive price! Well done Ben and... Jamie, 6 star!read more
15:04 09 Mar 21
Great service at competitive prices. Ben and Jake did a great job, polite, friendly and genuinely wanted to help, no overselling. Sean at the office... replied promptly to all questions. Would highly recommend this company.I wish there were more companies like Hydroheat! Thanks guys.read more
06:26 06 Mar 21
Excellent service from start to finish! Very professional and a pleasure to deal with!!
13:09 23 Feb 21
Used hydroheat for a boiler service. A guy called Jamie came to do it, he was professional and efficient. Would use again :)
20:13 20 Jan 21
I have used Hydroheat for a few years now for boiler servicing. Very easy to contact and reliable. No issues, very professional. The price seems... reasonable - would recommend.read more
08:34 13 Dec 20
Excellent service throughout, from arranging the appointment to the job completion.Will definitely use again and recommend to friends and family.
13:20 08 Oct 20
Great experience.Super fast service and great pricing.Would highly reccomend!
08:58 01 Oct 20
14:23 21 Aug 20
After having a routine boiler service from another company, it was deemed my boiler was dangerous and needed replacing immediately. The company who... had come to do the service come out quite expensive so I shopped around and found Hydroheat.Jamie came out and looked at the issue and was able to give me an indicative quote on the spot and all my options were made clear. He didn't tell me to go for the best model or most expensive but rather the one that fitted my needs.His colleague, Ben, completed all the work but he was a really good guy, made me aware of all the things he was doing and how the system was changing as and when he made progress. Overall a very happy customer.read more
14:16 05 Aug 20
I used Hydroheat for my boiler service in the past and after previous experience I decided to ask them to instal Nest thermostat.Great contact all... the time. They stick to the schedule and you can tell right away they know what they're doing. They can explain how things work, recommend best practices and are open to share their knowledge. There should be more professionals like them in every kind of business.read more
22:35 23 Jul 20
Hydroheat helped us with a leak in our back garden and also a few other small jobs. I found them to be very professional, efficient and fairly... priced. Unlike some other people in the trade, Hydroheat are also very organised and punctual, sending handy email reminders the day before the job is due. You're never left wondering whether they're going to turn up or get back to you if you contact them.I wouldn't hesitate to use them again :)read more
13:55 22 Jul 20
Excellent business with high ethical and professional standards. I had a boiler replaced and it was fitted to the highest standard, also no hard... selling and an honest appraisal of the job. Work was completed on time with no mess either during or after. Fully respecting my property. I will be recommending them to family and friendsread more
10:02 08 Jul 20
Hydroheat fitted and service my boiler and heating system. They have been excellent from the beginning. Nothing is too much trouble and everything is... always dealt with efficiently and with a smile.I always highly recommend them to anyone looking for a stress free install or service.read more
15:49 20 May 20
I was repairing squeaky floor boards and hit my hot water pipe. Ben from Hydroheat was on the scene within 30 minutes and resolved the issue in under... an hour, incredibly proffesional anf firendly service. 10/0 would recoomend to anyone who requires a plumber or any plumbing needs.read more
12:59 27 Apr 20
Had an issue with my cookers gas connection to the mains, so was reluctant to mess around with it. Jamie video called me to look at the problem and... gave me a quick and simple solution for free. The kind of situation where others may have took advantage of my stupidity! Seems professional and honest. Will definitely use this company again. Thanks.read more
06:38 27 Apr 20
Excellent service. Efficient, professional and thorough. Can't fault this company- would definitely book Hydroheat Plumbing in the future
20:25 21 Apr 20
This morning my kitchen sink tap decided to break. So had to turn the water off at the main. Found this company and spoke with Ben and he sorted out... me a new tap. Got it all fitted and all fixed nicely within two hours of me calling him. And now I have a lovely working kitchen sink tap again. Lovely friendly guy. Amazing workread more
11:47 08 Apr 20
Jamie is a gem keep his number.Excellent for big jobs, recent new boiler installation. was very good price. and quickly fitted with NO mess or... fuss plus aPump and diverter valve replacement.Likewise great for jobs that might be considered too small for some so a quick ball valve replacement is no problem either.read more
14:56 26 Mar 20
Ben arrived 20 mins early did exactly what he promised for £300 cheaper than the previous plumber that quoted for the same job.happy all round
23:22 03 Jan 20
19:44 06 Dec 19
A quick, prompt and helpful response - thank you!
Roberto Gagliano Candela
21:42 05 Nov 19
Punctual, clean, easy to book, and quick. Overall a very positive experience
14:25 08 Oct 19
Had Jamie from HYDROHEAT come out today, done an excellent job repairing and servicing my boiler, would definitely use them again very reliable ... thankyouread more
16:15 05 Jun 19
Very quick response. friendly and informative. no faffing about. boiler repaired and working again within a hour. superb
15:00 29 May 19
Excellent service and very friendly!
17:26 07 Apr 19
15:43 07 Apr 19
Jamie has visited my property on a number of occasions now and every time I find him to be very helpful, efficient and professional.I have used... other plumbers before and they have not been as reliable or as reasonably priced as Hydro Heat.read more
11:58 04 Apr 19
Excellent service, would certain recommend
11:28 01 Apr 19
Excellent service, arrived at agreed time. Sorted out problem quickly, Would highly recommend - thank you Jamie and Ben.
18:55 25 Feb 19
Excellent service and advice. No pressure sales when i needed to replace boiler. Paid price quoted and work done efficiently and cleaned up after.... Will recommend to friends and familyread more
00:07 14 Oct 18
12:48 02 Aug 18
Excellent service from start to the end
09:09 02 Aug 18
Jay is reliable and does the job properly.
12:57 18 Jun 18
Absolutely fantastic! Quick response, competitive pricing and were at the house within 30 minutes! Thank you again!
11:59 17 Jun 18
Boiler serviced and pressure drop issue fixed. Very knowledgeable team. Would benefit from a standard service complete form (e.g. like car MOT form).
11:38 07 Jun 18
Excellent service both on the phone and when they arrived to do the job. The job was booked in, the engineers arrived on time and were very... knowledgeable and polite. Would highly recommend!read more
23:09 15 May 18
I found the two young men from Hydro Heat Plumbing to be very helpful and professional. They went over and beyond what I expected of them and were... courteous, tidy and friendly from start to finish, despite unforeseen difficulties which arose. The original job was simple - to replace the taps on my rather old bathroom sink. Whilst replacing the taps, the sink cracked (unsurprisingly) due to the age of the basin. Hydro Heat Plumbing acted very quickly in going to get a replacement basin (with no additional cost to myself) and fitting it within the space of a few hours on the same day.I am extremely pleased with the quality of both the finished job and the service I received. I would absolutely recommend Hydro Heat Plumbing to others and will definitely be using them again myself.Mrs Chatterjeeread more
19:27 01 May 18
20:52 30 Apr 18
Jamie came out to a crisis on sunday. was here within an hour, good work, professional and would recommend!
16:44 24 Apr 18
The service provided was at an exceptional standard. Clean and effective. I would recommend them.
10:19 18 Apr 18
These lads are very efficient and know there stuff! I would recommend.
07:13 15 Apr 18
Very quick response, very friendly and courteous. Explained all the faults clearly with all options for fix. Great communication of the pricing... before any work undertaken via email. Several payment options. Very professional service.read more
08:13 20 Mar 18
Came when they said they would, kept me well informed of what was happening. Very good at explaining what the problem was and how to fix it. Pricing... for Labour and parts very reasonable. Will use again and will recommend to family and friends.read more
19:54 01 Mar 18
Great service! I will definitely use them again and also recommend them to my customers.I am a professional decorator with vey high standards so I... can be quite critical when it comes to workmanship.Hydroheat was fantastic in all they did and left the place clean and tidy.I Cant fault them and I highly recommend them!read more
21:24 21 Feb 18
Iv called Jamie out for my nan and mum on seperate occasions - both being a last minute emergency job. Both jobs have been done promptly and couldn't... be happier with the work or customer service thanks again :)read more
16:57 12 Feb 18
great service from Ben & was very knowledgeable on the issue i had ... fully recommend Hydroheat to anyone who has plumbing or heating issues,... fitters were very tidy & left the place spotless. Much appreciated Jamie, Ben & all the staff. Markread more
13:50 09 Feb 18
15:49 06 Feb 18
Very professional service. I recommend him to others. Responded very quickly and had the knowledge to quickly fix my boiler .
16:35 02 Feb 18
Quick and easy service. Love how everything was emailed and straightforward! Will be using them again next year! Thanks!!
09:37 28 Jan 18
Good communication regarding arrival time, boiler repaired, accurate bill.
11:06 21 Jan 18
Very happy with service and price. Would strongly recommend to others
13:35 30 Nov 17
Very profession and did a great job.
12:18 29 Nov 17
Prompt and very reliable- would definitely recommend!
08:31 20 Oct 17
Great, reliable, acurate, clean, quick, communicative, thats only a few things that come to my head, really satisfied with tje work that was caried... out. Would not hesitate recommendation to friends, family, or any one indeed. No unexpected growth in the agreed valuation of work and price. Really satisfied :)read more
11:39 16 Oct 17
Excellent service and very friendly staff - I would thoroughly recommend them over all the other local ones
09:34 07 Oct 17
Arrived on time for boiler service and carried it out efficiently
07:46 19 Sep 17
Contacted Hydroheat for a Boiler service and they were great. Fully recommended.
09:10 17 Sep 17
Good experience job done as expected and was polite and quick.
12:13 01 Sep 17
Very impressed. Serviced boiler and recharged pressure system. No fuss, quick efficient service. Was able to do it short notice as well, which was... important in this case.Friendly too and banter was cheerful - something that can put me off tradesmen. So would definitely recommend.read more
14:41 26 Aug 17
Always prompt and professional service. I have past your number to our friends and relatives. Many thanks
14:15 26 Aug 17
14:02 26 Aug 17
Very good. He shut off one of my appliances as it was unsafe and before I could even question it he showed me the regulations and classifications... and also tried to look for the most cheap, sufficient and quickest way to get my appliance safe again and up and running. More than happy with his work and extremely professional. Highly recommend.read more
13:39 26 Aug 17
I have known Jamie for a few years now as our paths cross in various lines of work & business. He has helped me no end & is a very knowledgeable... engineer that can be relied upon to be true & honest.I would certainly trust him with any of my customers if ever there was a need i.e. holiday cover etc.He is a great example & an asset to our industry.read more
12:54 26 Aug 17
Jamie is an excellent example of a quality professional who strives to give great service at a reasonable price. You are in safe hands with Jamie!
11:42 26 Aug 17
Good service and prompt.
11:14 26 Aug 17
I have known Jamie for a couple of years, he is a very knowledgeable engineer, offers up good solutions to many complex situations, I can highly... recommend Jamie and Hydroheat for there professional and reliable service.read more
20:56 29 Jul 17
08:17 13 Jul 17
Dealt with a leaking pipe: turned up on time, gave good advice and got everything sorted. 3rd time we used Hydroheat, and another excellent... experienceread more
11:33 10 Jul 17
I had one of your gas fitters come to service my gas fire this morning,he was very efficient,done a great job.
10:50 28 Jun 17
As discussed Jamie arrived (19/04/16) on time carried out the annual gas safety checks and provided the paper work.Jamie visited my rental flat... last year and carried out annual gas safety checks on the boiler, gas cooker and oven. As arranged arrived on time, also fixed one of the gas burners which was playing up at no extra cost. Very please with the service and will use Jamie on future gas/plumbing issues. Thanks you for you service.read more
16:57 04 May 17
Clear explanation of problem and solution; new boiler and smart control system installed very quickly; clean and neat work and polite and friendly... plumbers.read more
17:22 06 Mar 17
13:04 13 Feb 17
Jamie from hydroheat has just completed the second annual service on the boiler he originally installed. During service he found a small gas leak... that was not connected to the central heating system and promptly repaired at a very reasonable charge. I would highly recommend this companyread more
The Perfect Juggler (theperfectjuggler)
12:44 24 Jan 17
Jamie from Hydroheat was really professional and was able to come and look at my boiler on the day of my call to him. He arrived on time, was... friendly and clearly explained what was the issue without treating me like I was a dumb woman. Much appreciated! Would definitely recommend and will use again if needed.read more
11:38 22 Jan 17
Used this company for my home Boiler Breakdown Fix. Jamie was Excellent and on time. Also Very Professional!
09:34 09 Jan 17
Very professional and courteous - Although Hydroheat were delayed due to traffic, they called me ahead of my appointment to advise me of their delay... and confirm their ETA.They diagnosed the problem with my electric boiler within half an hour!Thanks Hydroheat!read more
19:46 06 Dec 16
Fantastic service from quotation through to completion of the job. Clean, tidy taking care of your property with everything completed as per quote... and on time. Would highly recommend Jamie and his team at Hydroheatread more
17:34 04 Nov 16
What can I say...5 star service! In my hour of need they were there. Quoted a price and sorted asap. Amazing. Highly recommend and we will definitely... use again. Keep up the good work.read more
12:02 19 Oct 16
Jamie and his team at Hydro Heat dug us out of a massive hole when we found out the boiler in our new house was dead. They took real pride in the job... which is reflected in the pride Jamie takes in his own company. The quote fit our budget and they got a two day job done in a day. It wasn't just a bog standard job, Jamie assessed the situation and came up with an innovative way of pretty much re-building the heating set-up to make it more modern and efficient with minimal disruption. I'd highly recommend Hydro Heat to anyone looking for a company who does a thorough, high quality job.read more
16:17 17 Oct 16
Returned call. Very polite on booking. Two young men arrived to carry out work - initial confusion on what was to be carried out but this was... resolved quickly. Didn't charge extra for diagnosing the complaint (dripping boiler) as this formed part of the service checks carried out that I had also booked. Very clean, polite and tidy. Able to pay by bank transfer. Happy to recommend.read more
18:11 28 Sep 16
Perfect, Went extra mile and genuinely the first boiler repair company that gave me honest answers. Couldn't recommend highly as I will be using for... future repairs.read more
05:28 22 Sep 16
I have used Hydroheat services for over a year now and Jamie is a very professional transparent knowledgeable professional who works so reliably. I... would highly recommend him for all your boiler servicing needs don't go anywhere else.read more
07:23 13 Sep 16
Excellent service. Professional and honest with a good response time. I will be recommending to friends and family in the area.
13:17 19 Aug 16
HydroHeat quoted us for a small job on the Thursday (replacement of a two port valve for a hot water system) and agreed a time to visit on the Monday... to complete the work. On the Monday they turned up on time as agreed and completed the work neatly and efficiently within the timescale and for the price they had proposed. The guys were friendly and courteous, I would definitely recommend them to friends and family. If the need arises I won't hesitate to use them again.read more
David Taylor Plumbing & Heating
14:57 30 Jun 16
Jaime is very knowledgeable and friendly , his service is excellent value plus I'd definitely recommend
10:22 28 Apr 16
Excellent quick, clean and professional work. Nice chaps also.
18:23 08 Mar 16
The quality website made me give Hydroheat a try and I wasn't disappointed. Jamie turned up when he said he would, and gave a competitive quote for... my new radiators, as well as balancing my central heating for free while he was there. I was then pleased to see that he was able to do the job promptly - within 7 days. He turned up early with everything he needed on the aforementioned Tuesday and did the job to a high standard and left the living room tidier than it was when he arrived! The invoice arrived promptly with no surprises and I paid it happily. Well done Hydro Heat. An enthusiastic, reliable, knowledgeable and reasonably priced organisation with excellent ICT and customer service skills. Highly recommended.read more
21:54 29 Jan 16
very good and helpful
22:11 14 Dec 15
Excellent service .... I am a critical buyer and seldom bother to leave reviews. But very happy, and very happy to recommend.Pete