What is the Cost of Installing Gas Central Heating?

Gas Central Heating Cost Summary
Price Range = £1,875 to £3,069
Average Cost = £2,502
Cheapest Price = £1,875

Related Guides: Central Heating Cost Guide, Central Heating Boiler Prices, Gas Boiler Installation Costs 
Gas central heating cost

Over the past few years the price of gas has skyrocketed but we need to keep our families warm in winter so we pay the cost to be comfortable.

Gas is the most popular fuel used to heat homes and businesses in the UK, whether from mains that run past your home or from LPG stored in cylinders. The cost of course will depend on the size of your property and the number of radiators but the average price from WhatPrice is:

  • A single story building with only 3 radiators is around £2000

  • A two story building with six radiators is around £2800

Benefits of gas central heating

There are many benefits to installing gas central heating:

  • No coal dust and ash in your home

  • No messy coal loads in your yard or basement

  • With the flick of a switch you have a warm home

  • Clothes dry quicker in a warm home

  • There is less chance of dampness in a home that is warm and dry during wet weather

  • Your carbon footprint is reduced is you convert from electricity and oil to gas

  • Reduction in fuel bills

The cost of gas central heating installation in your home

The cost to install gas central heating in your home will depend if you are starting from scratch and need all pipe work as well as radiators. The size of your home is also taken into account and the number of radiators that you need.

Central heating installation quotes

For all of your central heating installation costs use the Service Magic forms and receive four quotes from local tradesmen qualified to install gas central heating. All tradesmen recommended by Service Magic have a Gas Safe certificate. You should ensure that you get several quotes and compare them to see which one will be best for you. The quote you receive should list all items for installing gas central heating in your home as well as the cost of labour. Once you have your quotes you can start budgeting for the installation costs.

Always check to see if power companies like British Gas have any discounts or deals that will help you finance your central heating costs. Other ways to minimise costs is to apply for a grant for a new central heating system from schemes like Green Deal.

Average cost for installation of gas central heating for your home

Central heating fitting costs will depend on the number of floors in your home and the number of radiators needed to heat your home.

  • Price of radiators from Home Base vary in price but a Delta T50 single panel radiator 600 x 500 x 47 is £25.99. so if you need 6 radiators you will need £155.94 (Installation cost extra)

  • Pumps vary in price but a Grundfos Alpha 2L is £109.88 from Plumbworld

  • Installing a gas boiler can cost on average £1200 – £2000 (includes cost of a boiler and installation)

*Source:  whatprice.co.uk. All prices are accurate as of October 2012.

Charmaine Augustine says:

Hi,
I want to install Central gas heating in my mid terraced property, I need 9 radiators ( big and small sized mixed). There are 5 economy electric radiators in the property which need to be removed and disposed.off. I am looking for quotations and is ready to start the work.
thank you,
Charmaine Augustine

ablyth says:

Hi Charmaine, I’ve passed your details on – someone will be in touch later today.

katherine says:

I need a total central heating system. 2 bed terraced house, no system ever fitted. current water heater is immersion in bathroom, looking for quotations

ablyth says:

Hi Katherine, please fill in this form and up to four engineers in your local area will contact you to provide free central heating quotes.

JIM says:

i wish to install a gas central heating system in my 1 bedroom flat
1/ how do i go about getting a gas meter fitted(i had an engineer confirm i have a live feed coming into my flat)
2/how much would it cost to fit a boiler and 5 radiators

i stay in Dundee ,Scotland

sdeshmukh says:

Hello, please fill out this form and one of our installers will contact you and help you with any boiler queries you have.

Claire says:

Im looking to purchase a property in Glasgow area, however this has electric heating . Before purchasing the property I want to price installing central heating system, with combi boiler and 6 radiators. Property is a lower cottage flat with 2 bedrooms.

Can you advise an average price?
Would the company have to dig up the road install and does this costs more if so.

thanks
Claire

sdeshmukh says:

Hi Claire,
If you are thinking of getting an idea of the cost involved in boiler installation then please fill out this boiler form and UP TO 4 boiler installers will provide you with free no-obligation quote.

Leon says:

Hi!
I will need to install central heating within 2 months. At RM9 area. 2 bed house. 5 or 6 radiators. House never had any central heating. For now I’m looking for approximate prices. To know what to expect :)
Thank you!

sdeshmukh says:

Hi Leon,
Our central heating article provides an approximate cost depending on the number of radiator however you like to know the cost of your project fill out this form and UP TO 4 tradesmen should get in touch to provide you with free no-obligation quote.

Jasmin cooper says:

We are looking at a three bedroom bungalow and would like gas central heating and a hot water system that comes at the turn of a tap. Is this what is meant by a combi boiler ? We need night storage heaters taken out and disposed of, will this cost more than 3,000 British pounds?

samrat says:

Hi Jasmin,
Yes you are right. Combi Boiler provides instant hot water and should not cost more than £3000. You can even scrap your night storage heaters and get some money out of them. If you want UP TO 4 free quotes for boiler installation then fill out this boiler form. Hope this helps.

sam says:

Hi
I d like to replace 10 radiators in our house over two floors with new modern radiators. We have an oil tank for our heating.
Please could you tell me how much this would cost including the price of the radiators and the installation
Many thanks

samrat says:

Hi Sam,
Price will depend on the type of project and location. So if you are looking for free no-obligation quotes then please fill out this form and UP TO 4 tradespeople will get in touch with you.

Paul Murray says:

i am looking to install gas central heating to my 3 bedroom 2 storey property i would like 6 radiators and a towel rail i currently have 2 night storage heaters and 3 panel heaters and a immersion water tank (already drained and disconnected)which will need removed . i would like this work to be carried out in the next 2-3 weeks

samrat says:

Hi Paul,
Fill out this form and UP to 4 central heating specialists will get in touch with you.

Sam says:

Hi I am purchasing a property in welling area , there is no gas central heating. Needs to put around 7 radiators along with combi boiler , needs new pipe fitting work as well . I want to know the price including labour charge and material cost .

samrat says:

Hi Sam,
To get no-obligation quotations fill out this boiler and central heating form. Thanks

Tracey says:

Hi
I am looking at purchasing a house which currently has storage heaters fitted. I am looking for a quote for a full central heating replacement, ie, new energy efficient boiler, up to 7 rads fitted and associated pipe work and removal of old system and heaters.
Thank You

samrat says:

Hi Tracey,
If you are looking for central heating no-obligation quotes then just fill out this form and UP TO 4 installers will get in touch with you

Danielle says:

Hi
I am needing to fit and install 5 rads and 1 towel rail and combi boiler in a 2 bed mid terraced property within the next 6 weeks. Pipework will need to be installed as there are currently electric storage heaters and a water tank in airing cupboard.
Thanks

samrat says:

Hi Danielle,
You can call us 0800 612 5305 or fill out this boiler and central heating form to help you get in touch with local boiler engineers in your area

Steve says:

Hi i want to install a gas boiler and 5 small rads …The thing is i live in France and we have no gas feed or mains gas so it would have to be run by bottled gas I have in the local area a gas boiler fitter ( English ) Is it possable to send to everything to France or would we have to come back to the U.k …Thanks Steve

mjackson says:

Hi Steve,
We actually operate in France therefore we recommend visiting our French website where you could fill in the relevant form and receive contact from up to 4 local contractors that will be able to quote on any heating work you may need doing.

We do hope that this helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

laura says:

Hi i live in a one bedroom flat, im looking to install heating in two rooms possibly three, i would like to k now if this option would be cheaper than plumbing in my gas fire

thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Laura,
Please feel free to fill in our plumbing form and we will aim to put you in touch with up to 4 local companies who will be able to provide you with free, no obligation quotes on any work you are thinking of having done.

Angela Wilson says:

I live in a first floor 1 bedroom flat which is currently only heated by plug in electric heaters. There is a gas supply to the 2 flats on the ground floor. Where do I start in arranging to get gas central heating installed?

mjackson says:

Hi Angela,
Thanks for your post.
The first thing you will need to do is find out how much any work would cost, therefore we suggest filling in a request form and we will aim to match your request with up to 4 local heating companies who will each contact you in order to arrange a free, no obligation quote on the work.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

endre feher says:

Like to install central heating with 5 radiators in to w some didetached house..with hat water all the time..

mjackson says:

Hello and thanks for your post,
We recommend filling in our online heating form and we will then aim to match your request with up to 4 local contractors who will contact you directly to arrange a free quote on the work you need doing.

Thanks again and we hope to hear from you soon.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

endre feher says:

I wish to install gas central heating .n a 3 bedroom house with 5 radiators….

mjackson says:

Thanks for your post. Please feel free to place a request for quotes by filling in our Heating form online. we will then aim to match your request with up to 4 local companies who will be able to provide you with free, no obligation quotes on any work you need doing.

charlotte says:

i have a one bedroom flat that i would like to install gas central heating. i would only need two radiators. i live in aberdeen. does anyone know how much this would cost? (i think there is a gas supply to the building ready but i currently have plug in electic heaters.

mjackson says:

Hi Charlotte,
Thanks for your post – you are looking at a cost of roughly £1,500 however this wouldn’t include the labour costs as different companies have different price structures or VAT.
In order to get up to 4 accurate quotes from local professionals, please fill in this form and any contractors we match you to will contact you directly to arrange the quotes.

Thanks again and we hope to hear from you soon.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

n youngman says:

i qualify for a FREE boiler fitting but i need 3/4 radiators fitting in a studio flat. i have 3 storage radiators which i have never used. is this a possibility?

mjackson says:

Hi,

Thanks for your post.

If you already qualify for a free boiler, we recommend speaking to the authority that you applied to as you may also be eligible for new radiators should the old ones not be fit for purpose.

We hope this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Sarah Hinvest says:

Hi, we are in the process of buying a house that has only night storage heaters and an immersion heater We are hoping to move in in the next two weeks, at which point we can set the ball rolling by getting the gas run from the road to the house and a gas meter installed. I’d really like some quotes for a boiler and central heating installation. The house is a 4 bed semi over two storeys and will need either 9 or 10 radiators. It is in Somerset near Bath.

Thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Sarah,

It seems as though you need a gas connection therefore we suggest filling in our online form for utility connections.

We will aim to match your request with up to 4 local companies who will each contact you in order to arrange the free quotes.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Angela Flanagan says:

Hi. How do I go about applying for a grant for having a new gas fire installed. The existing one has been condemned.
Thanks.

mjackson says:

Hi Angela,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

paul says:

Hi i am looking to replace my old boiler with a new combi boiler. Which would mean taking out old system water tank. Would need 8 radiators in total. I live in the Hertfordshire area. In need of cost with combi boiler and radiators and without radiators. Thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your post.

Please fill in our online heating form and we will try and match your request with up to 4 local contractors who will each contact you in order to arrange the quotes.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

paul says:

*take out old boiler and water tank

mjackson says:

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your post.

Please fill in our online heating form and we will try and match your request with up to 4 local contractors who will each contact you in order to arrange the quotes.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Laurence Freeman says:

We have found a bungalow which needs gas central heating.with a kitchen and 2 bathrooms it will need a hot water supply and 2 towel rails as well as 10 radiators.
We have not yet gained possession or ownership but hope to do so by June 2014.
We have been in touch with National grid for the cost of supplying a gas connection but they tell us they do not now have a monopoly and there are other firms who can do this work.

Can you give us a ball park quote for this work? As well as the central heating.

Laurence Freeman

mjackson says:

Hi Laurence,

In order to have a gas connection supplied, you would need to contact an energy utilities company who will advise on price and availability.

We would be happy to assist in connecting you with local utility companies – just fill in our online form and we will try and match your request with up to 4 local utility companies that will be able to assist further.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mark @ Servicemagic

The price will depend on

Danielle LAWLER says:

Hi

I live in a 3 bed detached house. New boiler fitter just over 3 years ago. My problem is the noise it makes not necessarily the boiler it’s the pipes and radiators. What can I do to stop this? It’s very loud when it starts up until it gets to a certain temperature. It did it with old boiler as well. Every fortnight or so we lose pressure so we have to go up to loft and turn dials to get pressure up again.

Can you advise please

Thanks

Danielle

mjackson says:

Hi Danielle,

There could be a number of reasons as to why this is happening such as water pressure irregularities.

I would recommend contacting a plumber who should be able to diagnose the problem for you.

We would be happy to assist therefore, if you would like to receive contact from local plumber, please visit the servicemagic website, search for plumbing and fill in the relevant form.

We hope that this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Clarissa says:

We are buying a 1 bedroom house. It currently has a warm-air gas central heating. Is it possible to switch to a wet system? And, will the cost be very much higher than 3,000?

mjackson says:

Hi Clarissa,

Thanks for your post.

The average cost for a full heating system would be around £2,500 however we would recommend getting quotes from professionals as the price may vary.

You can request quotes by completing this form.

Thanks

Mark @ Servicemagic

Helen says:

I’m looking to buy a 3 bed semi. At present it has a solid fuel back boiler and water tank. I’m looking to replace this with a combi boiler and radiators. There are 3 bed, 2 reception kitchen and bathroom. I’ve been told there are gas pipes in the street (neighbours have gas fitted). I will also need a meter fitting. Roughly how much would I expect have to pay.

mjackson says:

Hi Helen,

Thanks for your post.

I would suggest speaking to a utilities connection company who can advise you and provide costs on the gas supply.

You can request contact from up to 4 local companies by filling in our online request form.

Mark
Servicemagic

Mr Phillip Lewis says:

I have a gas heating system that is old with a tank and need a new system installed. I have sis rads so only need the new type of bolier to be fitted. I need quotes for the work, cash

mjackson says:

Hi Phillip,

Thanks for your post.

Please feel free to fill in our online request form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local contractors who will call you in order to arrange a convenient time for them to visit you and provide you with a free quote.

We also have a cost guide should you wish to get an idea of price without having to speak to a contractor.

We hope this helps.

Servicemagic

Susan Sobh says:

I need a quotation for gas central heating in a property I am buying in Edin burgh could someone help please?

mjackson says:

Hi Susan
In order to place a request for quotes, you would need to complete our request form by clicking this link.
We will then aim to match your request with up to 4 local tradesman who will contact you in order to make arrangements to view the job and offer the free quote.

Claire Pearce says:

I have a 3 bedroom end of terrace property that has no central heating at all on the ground or first floor, also the property has concrete floors throughout upstairs and downstairs need prices.
Claire x

mjackson says:

Hi Claire,

Thanks for your post.

Please feel free to fill in our online request form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local contractors who will call you in order to arrange a convenient time for them to visit you and provide you with a free quote.

We hope this helps.

Servicemagic

James Hanson says:

Hi

I am looking for quotes to install a new central heating
System in a house in Streatham – SW London
The house has three bedrooms is mid terraced and has 8 radiators throughout.
There is an old combi boiler currently installed with old 15mm piping.
I am looking for quotes ASAP please

James

mjackson says:

Hi James,

Thanks for your post.

Please feel free to fill in our online request form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local contractors who will call you in order to arrange a convenient time for them to visit you and provide you with a free quote.

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