What is the Full Gas Safe Registration Cost?

The Gas Safe registration cost explained

The Gas Safe registration cost is £438 including VAT. This includes one registered heating engineer and covers you for your first year.

From boiler servicing to combi boiler installations, you must be Gas Safe registered to carry out work on any gas appliances safely and legally in the UK.

After 12 months you will have to pay another £186 for your Gas Safe registration cost renewal and every 12 months for as long as you want to be Gas Safe registered.

The £186 renewal fee is only if (like me) you renew online. if you want to pay any other way the renewal fee is £210.

gas safe registration cost cowboysIf you want to have extra heating engineers on your Gas Safe registration cost, then this will cost you £63.60 per heating engineer.

The Gas Safe registration cost can seem quite high when you are first starting out as a business but it’s a cost that you must find. I actually got a small start-up loan in which my Gas Safe registration cost was paid for with along with some plumber tools that I needed.

I have not done it yet but you can sign up to pay by direct debit and spread your Gas Safe registration cost renewal over the year.

There are also Gas Safe notification costs to pay every time you install a new gas appliance, normally combi boilers for me. You must notify the Gas Safe Register every time you install a new gas appliance and for this, you must cough up £2.64.

The new boiler cost should more than cover this but there are a couple of ways to get out of paying these costs.gas safe registration cost scotland flag

  1. Move to Scotland or Northern Ireland (unless you already live there) as notifying Gas Safe Register for new boiler installations is not mandatory in these places yet.
  2. Fit boilers that pay your notification fees for you when you register the boiler warranty online. This is obviously an easier option and I don’t really ever pay notification costs these days as I normally fit Ideal and Baxi boilers and they notify Gas Safe for me, for free!

The Gas Safe registration cost is a lot to fork out in one lump but once you get a few boiler installations and boiler services, you should be able to pay it off.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Taking out Heating Cover

Heating Cover

We all need a heating system in our house but what happens is that those systems end up breaking down sooner or later. As you probably know, heating equipment and boiler installations can be very expensive. It’s important to be sure that we can fix whatever break down our system suffers.

Getting heating cover is a good idea for most people because it means you’ll always be protected against anything bad that might happen to your boiler and heating system.

Boiler repairs can be expensive. It really pays off to have heating cover. Here are five important factors to consider –

1.Who is responsible.

If you live in council housing or pay rent to a private landlord, you don’t need to repair your heating system because they’re responsible for such repairs.

If you own your own home, then you need heating cover because the money used to fix your heating system comes from your pocket. When you own your own home you’re responsible for everything that might need fixing and believe me that fixing your boiler can be really pricey.

You always get free heating cover when getting a new boiler installation as you get a warranty with the new boiler. Providing you get an annual boiler service then you will be fully covered for any boiler problems you may have.


heating cover split copper pipe2. What cover to choose.

You can get heating cover that insures only your boiler or heating cover that insures everything related to the heating of your home like pipes and radiators.

Each kind of heating cover has its own price but I recommend one that covers everything because you don’t pay much more and that way you can completely relax knowing you’re going to be fully protected against any heating system problems.

3. Which company?

This is a very important point because it will affect the cost of your heating cover. Some companies charge higher prices for the same services and it’s important to compare companies until you find the one that asks the lowest price but still offer high standards of quality.

4. How much do I still pay?

You need to pay attention to the amount of money that the insurance company covers when taking out heating cover. This value varies from insurance company to insurance company and it’s important to know that they cover a big enough amount of money to fix whatever happens to your heating system.

If for example your heating cover is up to £1,000 but your boiler is worth £2,000, then you will only get £1,000 to towards your new boiler cost if you need to replace it.

heating cover customer support5. Customer support.

Support is essential and it needs to be 24/7 because you can’t be without heating for a long time. You need to get information about the quality of the support of your heating cover and make sure that they will answer quickly to your calls.

Associated with the support, you also have the time they take to fix your heating system and that time needs to be quick. Make sure that the insurance company that you choose can send a good plumber to repair your boiler.

You need to pay attention to the heating cover you take out and try to save money but you can also save money on your energy bills if you choose the right gas supplier.

Nowadays life isn’t easy and we need to save money, however, we can and that’s why it is so important to correctly select your heating cover and your supplier.