Here's the situation... We have a 10-years old Valiant boiler, and a British Gas HomeCare agreement to service it. Nothing wrong with the boiler, it has been serviced regularly and works fine, never broke down. But... over the past few months it started to become noisy, on occasion it sound like an electric drill, which in turn vibrates the whole boiler. The vibration can be managed - to some extent - via use of wooden pegs. But they tend to get vibrated out of place and it is not great fun going there at 2am and putting back the pegs in place.... but even with the vibration and rattle under control, it is plain too noisy. British Gas engineers came and went, they all checked the boiler and found nothing wrong with it. I suspect that what is needed is for someone to remove the thing from the wall, take it apart, clean it, find why it is rattling, then stick it back up on the wall using new mounts and tighten everything securely. But at the same time I also accept that for a 10-years old boiler this may reasonably be considered as being beyond economical repair. So to be honest I have no real issue with British Gas service in this case. To cut a long story short, yesterday a nice man from British Gas came over with a quote for new boiler. The new boiler itself is not too bad, at around 600eesh. However... as you might expect that are quite a few things that are 'not to current building regulations', and putting them right is expensive... and of course BG will not install the new boiler before the other bits are sorted. So here's the dilemma.... do I: Find an local independent who will take the thing apart and put it back together, i.e. just try and fix the boiler? See if I can find a Gas SAFE engineer who will replace just the boiler but not the ancillaries (I understand that the issue are not safety-related)? Just get on with it and hand over a large sum of cash to the nice guy from British Gas for a new boiler and all the rest? Your thoughts appreciated!