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Hive Installation Cost & Prices 2023

Whether you’re looking to cut your energy bills or want more control over how your home is heated, installing a smart thermostat like Hive is a wise decision.

It’s simple and easy to get set up. And once you are, you could save up to £120 a year by not having to heat an empty home.

This article will cover what you can expect to pay a hive installation and other factors that can affect the price.

Average Installation Cost

We received quotes from over 32 contractors across the UK for a hive installation. These prices include VAT.

Installation Only

Hive Installation (Labour Only)Labour Cost
Typically Range£65 - £135
Min - Max Range£55 - £165

Most of the time a plumber can fit a hive within 1 hour. These prices are for a standard installation (i.e combi boiler). This may be slightly longer if it’s an older system with different wiring.

If you only require labour, then you’ll need to buy the Hive thermostat yourself. Expect to pay £140 – £180 for the Hive itself.

Supply & Fit

Hive Installation (Supply & Install)Hive + Labour Cost
Typical Range£300 - £340
Min - Max Range£250 - £420

Because the companies will add a profit margin when buying the Hive, expect to pay an extra £30-£75 on top compared to if you bought itself.

Factors Affecting the Cost

Existing Heating System

If a Hive needs to be fitted directly onto a combi boiler it should be a relatively straightforward process.

However, if you have an old type of boiler system and it’s wired in a certain way, expect to pay roughly £30 extra in labour costs.

If there are problems with access to the boiler, then this can increase the labour time needed and therefore, costs.

If you tell your contractor the make or model, they should be able to quote more accurately. You can also send photos.


Labour costs in London and the south of England are generally more expensive than elsewhere.

If the contractor needs to travel beyond a certain radius, then they may add an extra fee on top. A good proportion of plumbers don’t install Hive thermometers. Depending on where you live, you may need to get a quote from a contractor further afield.

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We’ve done our best to give you a good idea of what you can expect to pay for a Hive installation.

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About the Author

Alex Johnson is a qualified quantity surveyor and writer with a passion for conducting original research and uncovering the true cost of jobs. His cost data has been referenced by EDF Energy and the Scottish Government.