Different Types of Boiler System > Back Boilers
Here at Evolve Maintenance we have been undertaking back boiler replacement across for many years. We have extensive experience in removing back boilers and converting systems to a modern combi boiler. By using our online boiler quote tool or giving us a call we can advise the best replacement boiler model for your every day needs and give you a great price and a fixed price guarantee for boiler and installation. We will find a time most convenient to you, including weekends, and we're usually in and out in just 2 days.
What type of boiler would we replace it with?
While we don't directly replace back boilers with back boilers, we convert your system to a much more modern and economical condensing combi boiler. Find out more about the types and sizes of boiler we offer here.
About Back Boilers
Still common to see, back boilers were popular during the 1970's and 1980's when regular boilers were bigger and heavier. They were installed in a fireplace opening with a fire attached to the front.
They are discontinued now following the Building Regulations change in 2005 which required companies to install high efficiency condensing boilers. This allows updated back boilers to still be in use but old back boilers are now illegal due to safety. The gas fire at the front could still be used only where the back boiler behind has been cut off and made safe.
By far the most popular back boiler was a BAXI Bermuda as they were very reliable and cost effective at that time. There was subsequently a condensing version but due to the cost it never really took off. Condensing Standard and Combi boilers rapidly took over as they had become smaller, more efficient and lower cost.
A back boiler, like regular boilers, need a hot water cylinder and cold water fill tanks (header tank) to supply hot water and top up the heating system. Usually, and easily, they are converted to a combi, although converting to a regular boiler is possible.
Evolve Maintenance has extensive experience in converting back boilers, removing and clearing the back boiler and associated pipework and installing a brand new combi boiler in a convenient location.