What on earth is a megaflow?
Posted by motorbird83
27 September, 2013 12:00
I'm hoping to tap into the collective wisdom of the forum yet again regarding my loft extension! We are trying to work out with our heating engineer what we need to deal with the additional bathrooms we are adding to the house. The current boiler is 1 year old and in perfect condition.
Our builder has told us that his plumber says we need to chuck the new boiler, get a new larger boiler and get a megaflow.
My question is why would I need both a boiler and a megaflow. I thought a megaflow was its own heating system and that would suffice on its own even if you had multiple bathrooms. Also, even if you wanted a back up boiler, surely the one that could heat the house adequately pre-extension should suffice :/
Very confused as I think the plumber might be overspecifying the house. Right now its still just me and my husband. We had a Woscester combi in our flat which also had two bathrooms-- though in the 7 years we lived there I don't think we've ever used both showers at the same time. I can't see the multiple shower thing being that big of an issue until we have older children and given we don't have any yet, whatever we put it might need replacing by the time its of any use!
If there is anyone who's done a loft and had to work through any of these heating / plumbing issues, your thoughts would be very welcome!