Coronavirus Support for Business

A number of government schemes are now in place During this difficult and uncertain time for businesses and individuals various emergency schemes have been produced by government to help businesses survive the Covid-19 pandemic. We urge all of our registrants to investigate what funding is available. We have outlined the key schemes put in place Read More…

An update from HETAS

HETAS Coronavirus Update and Signposting Firstly, we acknowledge the problems being caused by Coronavirus and send our best wishes to you all and your family and friends. Please consider your own safety and that of your customers in uncertain times. The HETAS office is closed following the government announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 and Read More…

BSRIA report

Back in February Defra published their response on their cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood consultation. In conjunction with the announcement was a BSRIA report commissioned by HETAS (on behalf of Defra). The report identifies the useful heat output of a series of solid fuels selected from typical fuels available to the public.

HETAS annual audit with UKAS

As a Competent Persons Scheme operator on behalf of Government, HETAS is required to maintain its accreditation as a certification body to the European standard BS EN ISO 17065, and to the authorisation requirements for the notification of building services under the UK Building Regulations. This requires us to operate independently but to very tight Read More…

Woodsure Ready to Burn

Ready to Burn – what is it and where can I find? Air quality continues to be of significant importance to the solid fuel and biomass industry. HETAS and its sister company Woodsure have been working closely with Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) over recent months, in support of the government’s Clean Read More…

Ecodesign Compliance

Climate change and the environmental impact of using solid fuel appliances has been hotly debated over the last couple of years. At the start of this new decade, thoughts become more focussed on Ecodesign Compliant Stoves. Here we take a look at what the legislation means and how it will affect us now and into the future.