A long day Today and the old Potterton Suprima has been replaced

A long day consisted of a replacement Potterton Suprima in Langton a boiler service in East Grinstead a gas fire repair in Tonbridge and two site surveys, one in Reigate and one in Speldhurst. A combination boiler replacing a regular central heating Potterton Suprima and a Gazco gas fire.

We at Ability have a vast knowledge of how boilers have evolved over the years and today we replaced a Potterton Suprima Standard efficiency boiler with a new Modern Worcester Bosch 30i combination condensing boiler. The Potterton range has been dominant in the market over the years, however, isn’t as popular today as it was 20 years ago. A brief history below of the Manufacturers boilers.

A history of Potterton and the Potterton Suprima

Potterton has a long, prestigious history in the heating industry.


Thomas Potterton founded the company as a firm of general contractors in Balham, London.


Potterton completed the first gas boiler installation with the Victor boiler.


The company astounded the heating trade with the first ever multiple installations of gas boilers when 16 Victor boilers were installed in 4 vertical banks at Eugene Sandow’s cultural institution.

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1920 – 1930

Potterton led the way in developing the gas boiler market with boilers appearing in a number of distinguished places at the time, including 10 and 11 Downing Street and the Leicester Square Odeon.


Potterton launched the extremely successful series of Diplomat gas-fired boilers, which were among the first of the modern generation of boilers.


Potterton achieved a notable milestone in its history with the production of its millionth boiler.


Potterton introduced the revolutionary Netaheat wall-hung boiler, which won the first-ever award of excellence given by the Institute of Domestic Heat Engineers.


Potterton produced its two millionth boiler.


Potterton produced its three millionth boiler.


Netaheat was replaced by the more compact Profile.


Potterton produced its four millionth boiler.


Potterton Promax range of high efficiency condensing boilers was launched

2007 – 2010

Potterton was awarded a Best Buy by Which? magazine for the Potterton Gold Combi 24 HE for four years running.

Today, more than seven million Potterton boilers have been manufactured in the UK and we are still helping to keep homes warm and comfortable. You can depend on Potterton.


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