In 2005 Ideal Heating celebrated its centenary; a centenary of innovation, evolution and industry.
Over the years that followed, Ideal rapidly built a reputation for high quality products that met the ever-changing demands of the marketplace. From taking boilers from basements into kitchens in the 1920s, right through to introducing pioneering high efficiency technologies, Ideal have built up a range of comprehensive and reliable products, designed with the installer and homeowner in mind.
Today the company remains at the forefront of the domestic and commercial heating markets, still leading the industry in setting new standards and expanding technological boundaries. Ideal Heating remains true to its principles of quality, innovation and value; building on its rich heritage as it looks to the future.
Today, our latest domestic products the Logic and Logic+ continue the tradition of high quality technology for modern day living. Far from resting on its achievements, Ideal continue to develop the next generation of boilers to meet the next generation's demands.
As environmental concerns continue to grow, Ideal remains dedicated towards creating solutions to meet the needs of the market through a range of renewable energy solutions, perfect for new build and retrofit applications alike.
If you’re looking for a high-performance over 90% efficient combi boiler that guarantees quality, reliability and exceptional value, then Ideal has the answer.
Representing the next generation in heating design, our Logic and Logic+ boilers offer state-of-the-art technology in a practical, compact unit that fits easily into any standard kitchen cupboard.
The original Classic was launched in 1991, and the Classic SE (which is the model depicted) was launched in 2001 and was an upgrade of the original Classic.
The Classic SE is a tried and tested boiler which offers to this day unprecedented standards of reliability due to its simple design and engineering. This has resulted in appliances that are easily installed and that require minimum servicing and maintenance. It is the only Wall-Hung cast iron boiler with an RS offering.
From April 2005, with the new regulations being enforced SE boilers are likely to be replaced with HE boilers.
This model was unique as it had a dark brown colour and a very distinctive appearance. This model was a superbly engineered fan-assisted gas combination boiler. The controls were more advanced than ever before allowing the homeowner to choose a combination of functions that provided warmth and hot water all year round.
This boiler managed to overcome flues of varying resistance which meant it was much more effective in a wider range of applications that might otherwise prove difficult.
This decade saw the Concord become one of the best selling and award-winning models of the time. Even today it is synonymous with quality, reliability and excellence in engineering.
This boiler was built to fit into a space between standard kitchen units and was certainly one of the best-looking and elegant models of its time. The programming and controls were the most advanced ever in the heating industry and stories are still told to this day of how homeowners still have a working Corcord model in their kitchen.
This model was designed for the larger home and was available in five sizes. For its relatively high capacity, the 'Elite' gas boiler was compact and for its time fit perfectly inside a house.
This model contained an electrical control box (which was a trendsetter) giving the homeowner fully automatic operation for their convenience and economy. This model certainly gave the customer more control of their heating than ever before.
This boiler from the 1950s was one of the first gas boilers with a fully automatic control, which meant there were no matches or pilot to light as there were in earlier boilers.
The small-bore Kingston model contained an 'Ideal' accelerator to circulate the water through the small-bore pipes.
This boiler was a compact boiler that was 'assembled ready for installation'. It contained a 'Thermostatic Control' supplied as standard with the boiler, and operated by a small Control Knob positioned on the right-hand side of the front panel.
Later models allowed the homeowner to choose between a Black and Cream, or Black and White Vitreous enamel. A rocking grate was also standard on later models, whereas on early models it was 'frequently available with'.
This boiler produced a direct Hot Water Supply and was a significant development upon earlier models as it contained a Gas Relay Control Valve and Thermostat complete with chromium-plated copper tube connections.
This model also contained a heat indicator and could be supplied with a jacket White vitreous enamelled to special order.
This model was another early boiler with which its main purpose was to provide hot water supply for the homeowner. Interestingly enough later versions provided a choice of mottle colour: Grey, Green or brown.
Also an additional extra was to have a cream enamelled front platework, with top plate, smokehood and baseplate enamelled black - although this was extra cost Ideal Heating already were giving customers choice.
One of the first British designs was the Ideal CookanHeat. This was a revolutionary designed, freestanding stove that combined an open fire, central heating boiler, cooking oven and hot cupboard all in one unit.
The Ideal Cookanheat did more to introduce central heating into lower cost homes than any other similar appliance.