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Hive Active Heating Self Install


About this product


  • Control your heating from your mobile, tablet or laptop
  • No need to switch energy supplier
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo

Product overview

  • Control your heating from your mobile, tablet or laptop
  • No need to switch energy supplier
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo
  • Works with your existing boiler
  • Save up to £130 a year on your heating bills
  • Heating schedules – set up to six daily time slots
  • Heating boost – for up to six hours
  • Automatic frost protection – helps prevent frozen pipes
  • Geolocation – heating alerts when you leave or return home
  • Holiday mode – tell Hive your holiday dates and come back to a warm welcome
  • Child lock – put a pin lock on your app or thermostat so children can’t tamper with it
  • Text control – send your command to Hive by text
  • Temperature graphs – keep track of how you are using your heating

Control your home with the Hive app

Control your home with Hive 
Take control of your heating anytime, anywhere. Hive makes controlling your heating easy from your mobile, tablet or laptop. The app is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows devices. The next generation Hive brings you beautiful design, intuitive control and easy to use features.

Hive works no matter who supplies your energy and will work with your existing heating system. With Hive you’ll never need to heat an empty home again so you could save up to £130 a year on your heating bills.

Included in the kit
Set up your heating and hot water with a wireless thermostat, hub and receiver. You can control your heating and hot water with the wireless thermostat. Connect your hub to your router with the Ethernet cable and control your thermostat using the Hive Smart app. The receiver allows your thermostat and hub to speak to each other.

See if Hive is right for you
If you are buying Hive with no installation and do not have a hot water tank (combi boiler) then Hive Active Heating is right for you. If you do have a hot water tank (conventional boiler) then Hive Active Heating and Hot Water is right for you.

N.B. Hive Active Heating must be installed by a qualified professional – installation is not included in this kit.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hive heating self install Purchased to replace the existing wireless thermostat as it stopped working. Very easy to fit,7day programable accessible from the internet to turn up, down or off. The feature that you have for turning it on when approaching home requires you to find an internet connection and manually turn it on. I personally think it is a useless feature unless it can be made automatic.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hive Active Heating - Great ! I bought the system and chose to have it installed by my friendly plumber, since I had a slight complication with the previous wiring set up but having watched him install it, I could easily have done it myself - oh well, live and learn ! The Hive system is great, and stylish, to be able to see what temp it is at home and control the heating whilst 60 miles away yesterday, was brilliant. Also got a text message on the way home to ask if I wanted to change the heating setting as the system detected I was 2 miles away from home via the smartphone app ! The scheduling is simple to use, flexible and provides lots of variants to suit week days, weekends and holidays and the 30/60 minutes boost then turn off facility, is a nice and useful option. The wireless thermostat runs on batteries which of course will need to be replaced from time to time but I think this is preferable and more flexible to the competitors that require the thermostat to be plugged into a 13 amp socket. Although my plumber hard wired the receiver next to the boiler, I set up the hub and the rest of the system and it was really easy and straightforward. I would recommend this system and compliment Maplin's on their customer service.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Software a let down A great concept has lots of potential but my existing Honeywell thermostat is more efficient - boiler constantly on as house gets to temperature - unlike my Honeywell that comes off and on warming the house efficiently - live the fact you can turn it off and on over Internet but the algorithms and software (called TPI) needs to be introduced to the hive quickly - returned it as I do t need my boiler to be on as much as it was with hive
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works brilliantly So happy with this purchase. It has updated my boiler that only had a timer and manual switch on/off and the mobile app is brilliant. This also ensures that my home now has frost protection so will never go below a certain temperature. Love it!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems very good, looks smart. I bought this to have better control of my heating as I have irregular hours. I should now be able to warm the house for when I will be at home. I have not yet used it for real though, so don't know how much I will save.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient home control We love Hive. Being able to easily set up holiday mode for heating and lighting is brilliant. We can also tweak the heating and lighting when we're home. Great products!!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hive I bought this a few weeks ago worked fine for a week then the hub lost the Wi-Fi signal and it's been in recovery mod since. Will be taken thos back to a shop tomorrow
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hive active heating from Maplins Just managed to install this two days ago and so far it’s amazing. Doing exactly what it supposed to. Very happy with it and very good price from Maplin
Date published: 2017-12-14
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Power source
Mains Yes
Wireless Yes
GSM smart device Yes
Push notifications Yes
remote controlled via App Yes
remote controlled via Text Yes
Operating Systems and Protocols
IOS IOS 7 or later
Android 4.0.3 or up
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz
Browser IE 10+ ,Chrome , Safari , or Fire fox
Expandable With other Hive Products
Operating Power 240 V
Geolocation Yes
Automatic frost protection Yes
In home control Yes
Indoor Yes
Track your heat temperature history Yes
Pin lock Yes
Hot water boost Yes
Usage and location Indoors dry location
Works with existing Wi-Fi router Yes via Hive hub
What’s included Wireless thermostat
Programmable daily heating events Yes
Maximum events Six
Installation requirements A working central heating system, Hive can be installed on gas or LPG systems (and certain Electric Boilers)
An existing broadband connection with a spare Ethernet port connection
An extra power socket close to your broadband router
For the Hive app you’ll need an Apple iPhone or iPad (iOS 7 or later) or a device running Android (min 4.0.3)
Laptop or tablet with internet access and an up-to-date web browser (we recommend minimum: Internet Explorer 10 or the latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari).
Hive is a British Gas innovation, but you don’t need to be a British Gas customer to buy the Hive products.

does this have everything i need to install hub reciever thermostat and cables

Asked by: jamesy1893
well i bought it and cables are provided and I didn't ask if you had to be qualified as I knew that already
Answered by: jamesy1893
Date published: 2018-02-13

Does Hive work with a dimplex air eau air source heat pump?

Asked by: Solarstu
For the full compatibility specification with the Hive, please see the link below
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2018-01-14

How is it Self Install when it states quite clearly in the information that Hive Active Heating has to be installed by a qualified professional?

Asked by: ChrisM
This product would appeal to Qualified Professional Installers seeking to offer Hive installation as a service or to individuals who wish to subcontract a professional installation themselves rather than use the service provided with the full product.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-11

Can I buy without the hub as I already have this for lighting etc? If so how much?

Asked by: Stuart
Unfortunately we do not stock this without the Hub,
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2018-01-10

What is the output contact rating of the receiver which switches the boiler on/off?

Asked by: Arthur
Unfortunately the manufacture does not provide this information. I would recommend contacting Hive directly to best answer your query
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-12-05

What will happen to heating and hot water control when my broadband connection fails. E.g. BT faulty line.?

Asked by: Rb667
Should the broadband at the property fail for any reason, you can still operate the Hive Thermostat manually
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-11-29

Will Hive work with an oil fired central heating system?

Asked by: Steve H
To find whether your boiler may be compatible, please see the link below
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-11-29

Can i run two different hive systems in two different houses from the same app

Asked by: richieD
Yes, but you will need to have separate Hive products and log-in details for each property.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-11-22
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