I don't know if you found this page from a search, or if you came
here from my Gledhill-Repairs website, but either way, thanks for visiting.
I'm Mike Bryant, also known as Mike the Boilerman. (My main website is
in case you haven't already heard!)
I've built this site, and its sister sites, specifically to help owners of
Gledhill thermal stores and/or their plumbers identify faults
and fix them. I'm writing a page for each of their many models with a
description of what they do, how they work and a list of the specific
faults I've encountered on that particular model.
What IS a BoilerMate?
This page deals with BoilerMates in general. BoilerMates are thermal
stores, in other words a tank full of water heated by an ordinary
central heating boiler. The water never changes. It is used purely to
store heat energy from the boiler. The stored hot water is pumped around
the radiators top heat the house, and is used to heat domestic tap water
before it arrives at the hot taps. This allows hot water to taps and
showers at full mains pressure for high performance showering and faster
(The boilermate is very similar to the SysteMate and the two are
easily confused. The difference is that the Boilermate pumps the thermal
store water around the radiators directly, meaning radiators cannot be
installed at a higher level than the BoilerMate cistern. The SysteMate
separates the central heating water from the thermal store water using a
copper heating coil inside to transfer heat from the boiler primary into
the thermal store water, allowing use of a sealed heating system and
location of the SysteMate becomes free.)
For more on your BoilerMate in particular, find out which model you have
(there is a label on the front of the unit) and click on the appropriate link on the left to see what I've written
about the different models of BoilerMate. The pages are not necessarily
complete. These websites are a continuous development as I learn more
and write more about Gledhill appliances, so I'm publishing as I go,
rather than waiting until
everything is complete.
If my writings about your particular BoilerMate don't help (or
don't exist!), I'm happy to give email advice to anyone wanting it. Just call or email me.
Gledhill themselves also offer first class telephone technical support
during normal office hours but at a price. Last time I checked it was
60p a minute so beware. The number is 0906