Latest UKCA developments

It has recently been announced that the UK government are amending the conditions for which manufacturers are required to affix the UKCA mark to solid fuel and biomass heating products for continued compliance with the requirements of the Construction Products Regulations.  This is in direct response to recent matters arising from industries being able to Read More…

CAFS2 Update | April 2022

Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 – Towards a Better Place for Everyone is Scotland’s second air quality strategy, setting out how the Scottish Government and its partner organisations propose to further reduce air pollution to protect human health and fulfil Scotland’s legal responsibilities over the period 2021-2026. Representatives from the domestic combustion sector regularly meet Read More…

Boiler Upgrade Scheme now open

The £450 million Boiler Upgrade Scheme (previously known as the Clean Heat Grant) is part of more than £3.9 billion of new funding being announced by the government for decarbonising heat and buildings. This will fund the next 3 years of investment through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, the Home Upgrade Grant scheme, the Boiler Read More…

Biomass maintenance requirements

Incoming legislation this April will pay dividends for installers, non-domestic biomass heating owners and the environment, says HETAS.  As of April 2022, updates to The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2022 will make it a legal requirement to prove biomass heating systems in non-domestic settings have been properly Read More…

Round the bend

Round the bend HETAS receive on occasion queries relating to the appropriate application of any provisions contained within recognised BSI standards, and how they can be applied with continued re-assurance in meeting the UK Building Regulation requirements. Recently this has included provisions surrounding immediate bends directly off the top of an appliance. Alternative approach In Read More…

National statistics of emissions of air pollutants

On the 18th February Defra published its emissions of air pollutants national statistics. The publication provides estimates of UK emissions of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), nitrogen oxides, ammonia, non-methane volatile organic compounds and sulphur dioxide. The information contains statistics on annual emissions for the period 1970 to 2020.  The full set of emissions of Read More…

Views from the training team

With the end of 2021 fast approaching we caught up with the HETAS training team to discuss how HETAS training centres have supported our industry throughout a very challenging year and what to expect for 2022. It’s been an exciting year of challenges and development as we see the industry go from strength to strength. Read More…

Implementation of Ecodesign Regulation in 2022

This article was first published in HETAS Technical Bulletin #24 (login required). HETAS over the last couple of years have been raising awareness to industry stakeholders in relation to the impending regulatory changes stipulated within Ecodesign. Responsibilities for both HETAS registered installers and approved retailers can be found in guidance notes GN003I and GN003R in Read More…

Christmas Closure 2021

It’s heading towards that time of year when the HETAS office close for a Christmas break following a busy year. No doubt you will all be doing the same and having some well-deserved time with your family & friends. With the festive break fast approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a Read More…

Cleaner Air for Scotland Delivery Group formed

The first meeting of Scotland’s Cleaner Air For Scotland 2 (CAFS2) Delivery Group recently took place. The Delivery Group has overall responsibility for ensuring the high level actions detailed in the Scottish Government’s strategy for clean air comes to fruition. The Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 – Towards a Better Place for Everyone which was published in July, sets out the Scottish Government’s air quality policy framework for the next five years and a series of actions to deliver further air quality improvements. Specialist sub-groups will have input into key policy areas of the strategy, with domestic burning being an area of focus.