Understanding burning in domestic homes

Understanding the impact of domestic combustion on air quality has always been a challenge. Defra’s Clean Air Strategy identifies that domestic combustion accounts for 38% of fine particulate matter. The figure of 38% was based on a BEIS survey from 2015, the results of which can be viewed here. This survey forms the basis of figures generated in the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI). The NAEI primarily uses The Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES)

How are you notifying?

As the number of businesses who choose to notify online increases the HETAS registration team wanted to remind you of some of the key features to make use of when notifying online.  View your notification history Easily search for the right address from a drop down menu Notify in just a few minutes Purchase additional Read More…

Promafour now approved by HETAS

PROMAFOUR® boards are cement bonded calcium silicate insulation boards which form part of the PROMAFOUR® fireplace insulation system for the re-lining of an existing masonry recess or protection of combustible materials forming timber walls in close proximity to solid fuel appliances. The PROMAFOUR® System is a safe reliable, robust system developed to resist continuous high temperatures Read More…

Have your say on the future of biomass

Biomass is under the spotlight, and having played a prominent role in our efforts to decarbonise the economy, the government is now undertaking a call for evidence to strengthen the evidence base around biomass and will contribute to a review of the potential for biomass to support the UK’s net zero target.

Paul Cichy is retiring from inspection duties

After 10 years of service, Paul Cichy, Regional HETAS inspector who has covered much of the North of England and North Wales is hanging up his draught gauge and retiring.  Commenting on Paul’s retirement, HETAS Inspections Manager Alan Young said: Throughout his service completing on-site inspections of solid fuel installations, Paul has been a passionate Read More…

Scientists review casts doubt on impact of wood burning stoves

Non-profit industry organisations HETAS and Woodsure say a scientific review of air quality measures casts serious doubt on the claim that wood burning causes more pollution than traffic. The independent scientific review1, commissioned by HETAS, draws attention to the uncertainty around how much domestic burning contributes to UK air pollution. In fact, the government report Read More…

Training Update for January 2021

Training is one of the many important parts of ensuring competence of our registrants and through our competent person scheme authorisation there is a requirement for 5 yearly training reassessment. For installers who are continuing to work through the current lockdown this does mean that you will need to demonstrate your ongoing compliance with scheme Read More…

UK Clean Air Strategies and domestic burning

Work on implementing clean air strategies across the UK remains a high priority for the government and devolved administrations. We have already seen legislation passed in England for domestic solid fuels through The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 and can expect further changes to legislation over the coming years.

New Year, new website?

Have you thought about investing in a new website for the new year? Three key reasons why now is the right time to act! I know what some of you might be thinking – A guy that runs a web design business telling me that I need a new website…that’s original. Admittedly, I am biased Read More…