How much does it cost to install central heating? Our guide to heating your home

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Plumbing costs are a consideration when calculating how much does it cost to install central heating (Image credit: Getty)

'How much does it cost to install central heating?' is a key question when it comes to taking on a project.

A problem many renovators face when working on an older property is it doesn’t have central heating at all, just some storage heaters. And this can mean completely gutting the heating system and starting from new, installing copper piping, radiators and a new boiler. Or perhaps you are embarking on a newbuild and want to look at the options available when presented with a blank slate?

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Martin McMahon

Martin spent several years working as a gas engineer, plumber, pipefitter and welder before becoming the operations manager of Hollywell Building Services, now project managing building projects for the firm

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.