Combi boilers

Combi boiler

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Combi, or combination boilers, are the UK’s most popular type of boiler.

They provide heat to your radiators, plus limitless hot water on demand by heating water directly from your mains supply.

This makes them an economical solution for many households, as they only heat the water you use.

There’s no need to store water, so you don’t need room in your loft for a cold water tank, or space for a hot water cylinder.

This often makes them great for smaller homes where space is limited.

If you’re using more than one tap at the same time, the flow of hot water can be reduced, meaning they’re not always suitable for bigger homes with several bathrooms.

If you think a combi boiler is the right option for you, book an appointment with one of our expert Heating Advisers who can assess your heating needs and give you a quote.

If you’re happy with our quote, they can arrange an installation date that’s convenient for you.

Visit our website to find out more about boilers.

Or take a look at our other videos to find out more.

Combi boilers explained

  • Combi boilers are the UK’s most popular type of boiler.
  • Hot water for your taps and central heating system is supplied directly from the boiler unit.
  • Ideal for smaller homes and homes with one bathroom.


  • Provides limitless hot water on demand.
  • Can be an economical option, as combi boilers only heat the water you use.
  • A great space-saving solution with no need for a separate cold water tank or hot water cylinder.
  • Installation may be quicker as there are fewer parts in a combi central heating system.


  • Depending on your mains water pressure, the flow of hot water could be reduced if you’re using more than one tap at the same time.
  • Water can sometimes take a few seconds to heat up.

More useful information

We have offers and discounts available for a limited time only.

Find out how much you could save with a new boiler.

We have a range of boilers to suit your home.

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Reasons to choose British Gas

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We guarantee a fixed price

When our Heating Advisors quotes a price, we guarantee it won’t increase even if there’s unexpected work to do.

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Pay monthly with no upfront deposit

We could help you spread the cost over 3-10 years or you could choose to pay in full if you’d prefer.

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Your home is left clean and safe

Our Engineers leave your home neat and tidy and will arrange the safe disposal of all waste.

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This offer includes a year's free aftercare which provides service and repair for your boiler, controls and central heating system for one year.

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[1] This offer is valid until the 31st December 2015 and is available for domestic properties only (up to 40kW). It excludes warm air units. The 20% discount is off the cost of the boiler only and will be applied at point of sale on the basis that we install the boiler. You can't use this offer with another British Gas offer unless the offer states that it's ok.

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very pleased with the service overall
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Published on: 13 November 2015
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Teldord Homeowner
apparent problems with electric wiring resulted in further visits by an engineer.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Published on: 13 November 2015
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Coventry Homeowner
Really nice Guy. Quiet, clean, efficient and thoughtful.
If we have more work done would love him to come to do it
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Published on: 10 November 2015
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Thurrock Homeowner
Work carried out expeditiously and professionally.
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Published on: 09 November 2015
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Sudbury, Suffolk Homeowner
The new boiler installation went very smoothly with a minor 'hiccup' related to the new Hive Unit which was patiently and thoroughly sorted out by your technician. Great customer support over the phone, nothing seems too much of a problem :)
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Cannock Homeowner
Entirely satisfied with all work carried out.
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Published on: 08 November 2015