What you need to know when relocating your boiler

There are several aspects to consider when deciding where to get your new boiler placed. Boilers have been carefully designed over the years, so it is easier to place them anywhere in your home. In this blog, our heating engineers have put together a few points to help you consider when you are thinking of relocating your boiler. 

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What should I consider when it comes to relocating my boiler? 

Consider your budget 

It is very common to get your boiler installed when you have a larger home improvement project taking place. This makes changing the position of your new boiler incredibly simple and fast. We strongly advise consulting with your heating engineer and discussing if doing so would incur any extra fees.

Your boiler's location

Utility Area

Utility Area Many people choose to place their boiler in the utility area because it is out of the way. If you choose to do this, we suggest keeping the space around your boiler not cluttered This prevents damage to the cables and other boiler parts. 

In case of breaking down, you need to make sure heating engineers can easily get to it so they can repair it or carry out a boiler service. 


Many homeowners that have access to the loft choose to place their boiler in there. If you choose to do this, there are a few things you need to think about. The first is to make sure that the surroundings are safe and well-lit and ensure the wall is strong enough to hold the weight of the boiler.  

Also, similar to a utility area, you must ensure it can be accessed. You can install a ladder to make it easier to go up and down.  

Finally, because the loft experiences lower temperatures, you will need to protect your boiler from frost and add insulation. To find out how you can do this, call our heating engineers on 07791 802791.

If you have a garage, choosing to have your boiler installed there can help save space inside your home. Similar to lofts, you will need to protect it from frost, even though many boilers have built-in frost protection and lag your pipes to prevent frozen condensate pipes. 

We recommend speaking with a heating engineer to go through options in which your garage is not connected to your home and how your pipes will go from there to your home. 

Airing Cupboard 

This is a common location in homes that have converted from a heat-only boiler to a combi boiler. This area contains the majority of the requirements, such as hot and cold water. If you have bedrooms next to the airing cupboard, you will need to take into account the level of noise produced by the boiler. 

boiler relocation cost

How much does it cost to move a boiler?

The cost of relocating a boiler varies from company to company. The cost is heavily based on the kind of boiler installed and where in your home you are looking to have it placed.

Boiler relocation typically costs between £350 and £600, and some companies can charge an even higher fee. This includes all components and labour required to finish the project. If you simply want to move your boiler a little distance, such as having it in the same room or a bit further down the wall, it can cost roughly around £350. 

However, if your move involves moving to a different level or requiring additional pipes, you may expect to spend extra. For example, moving a boiler from upstairs to downstairs will be a more expensive task. We recommend getting quotes from various heating engineers to help you get the best price to help budget for your new boiler. 

At JS Gas & Oil Ltd, our heating engineers in Bolton, Bury and Burnley are highly experienced in installing a range of boilers. Call us on 07791 802791 to find out more about our boiler installation services.