A history of Potterton

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

1850

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

1902

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

1908

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

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.

1955

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

1969

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

1973

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

1978

Potterton produced its two millionth boiler.

1987

Potterton produced its three millionth boiler.

1988

Netaheat was replaced by the more compact Profile.

1992

Potterton produced its four millionth boiler.

2007

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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