Navien and MacBlair heat up NI boiler market

Navien’s partnership with MacBlair Plumbing continues to deliver quality, innovation and great support to NI’s boiler installer market...

Navien entered the Northern Ireland market 18 months ago, choosing MacBlair Plumbing Merchants as its preferred stockist – a partnership that has gone from strength-to-strength.

Alan Cogan, Area Business Manager for Navien said, “We’ve formed a great relationship with MacBlair Plumbing Merchants which has been a great success for us. Our sales figures have increased month after month; as a company we are delighted.”

Superior products
Navien’s heritage spans more than 40 years in the heating business with a global brand presence. The company’s South Korean factory produces over two million boilers a year, including its condensing boiler which leads the market in the US, Russia and South Korea, making it one of the world’s bestselling boiler brands.

Navien manufactures a range of internal and external high tech Blue Flame oil boilers along with a range of modern gas boilers, which have brought innovation and improved energy efficiency to the boiler sector.

“All our oil boilers burn blue flame and come with a 10-year warranty, which is unheard of in the market,” said Alan. “Blue flame is an advanced, modern technology which burns more of the fuel, thus achieving ultra-low NOx emissions. It’s cleaner for the environment and guarantees superior efficiency, giving fantastic fuel savings to the customer.”

Navien refuses to use inferior materials in the manufacture of their boilers and accessories, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed in the Northern Ireland market.

“The message we get back from installers is that they are very impressed by the use of brass and stainless steel components. They can see that the Navien products are very high quality.”

Installers are well supported by Navien. “We have a team of service engineers on hand to back up Navien products in Northern Ireland, and as a former installer myself, I am happy to give advice on installations,” added Alan.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Navien ran frequent training days for installers, which they are keen to restart post-Covid. “In the meantime, we are running online training courses on our website:,” said Alan.

Navien also offers a monthly prize draw for installers and a points-based reward system for installers will launch sometime this year. 

Navien Oil Boiler Features
• Blue Flame Burner
• Stainless steel heat exchanger
• Ultra light lift weight from 58KG
• Uses 60/100 mm plastic flue
• Combined PRV and condensate drain
• Easy installation and service
• Class leading flue lengths – up to 21 metres
• Text driven display panel
• DHW temperature control
• 10-year warranty
• ErP efficiency ‘A’ rated
• ErP A+ when used with x3 Smart Plus
• Low NOx and low noise level
• Water resistant PCB

Navien Gas Boiler Features
• Stainless steel heat exchanger
• High efficiency energy rate ‘A’
• Leading hot water flow rate ‘A’
• ErP A+ when used with x3 Smart Plus
• Low NOx and low noise level
• Class leading flue lengths – up to 21 metres
• Water resistant inside and outside
• Easy installation and service
• Free LPG conversion kit

Perfect partner
“MacBlair Plumbing has provided us with a fantastic platform for our boiler range and accessories. Their plumbing counter staff is well-informed and provides a great point of contact for further information about the Navien range. Some branches will have a Navien boiler on display.

“We’re delighted with the support from MacBlair in the development of the Navien brand in Northern Ireland and look forward to continuing that relationship. We are looking to expand our network into the Republic of Ireland, once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.”

For more details about the range of boilers and accessories available from Navien, call into your local MacBlair Plumbing Merchant or visit You can contact Alan directly on: +44 (0)7717 224 132 or via email: