Top tips from Upspark Digital

HETAS has teamed up with Upspark Digital to bring you tops tips on how to make the most from your online presence and grow your business. Chris is the founder of Upspark Digital, a website design and management company exclusively for businesses within the fireplace industry. They specialise in building professional websites that stand out and turn more website visitors into buyers.

RHI Biomass Maintenance

From April 2021, BEIS intend to make some changes to RHI regulations, requiring anyone receiving RHI to prove they have appropriately maintained their boiler. Maintenance is already a requirement, but this change in regulation requires evidence that maintenance has been carried out to manufacturers requirements. HETAS is working through plans, if you would like to be Read More…

Online Notifications

Notifying your installations online can be an easy and effective way of notifying your installations to HETAS. Around two-thirds of you are now notifying your installations online through our updated system. Our system uploads notifications to the Local Authorities once a week and a certificate will follow to the homeowner the following week. Using this Read More…

Lawbite | there to support you

Through your registration with HETAS, there are a number of benefits that you can make use of, from a listing on the website search, our technical helpline, regular newsletters and bulletins, and third party benefits such as LawBite ande Prompt Payer. Lawbite Explained LawBite is the UK’s leading online legal tech platform, providing you access Read More…

HETAS welcomes new law on safer and cleaner fuels

HETAS, the non-profit organisation committed to ever better practice in the use of biomass and other solid fuels, has welcomed the government’s publication of draft regulations for the Air Quality Domestic Solid Fuels Standards in England. The draft legislation, which now passes to the Houses of Parliament for debate and amendment, will phase out the Read More…

Ecodesign 2022

As an approved appliance manufacturer, you may already be aware of some of the impending changes coming into force for solid fuel burning appliances as part of recent changes to European legislation. As of 1st January 2020, all biomass independent boiler appliances (those that do not provide heat into the room in which they are Read More…

The future of appliance test standards

In this article the HETAS product approval team takes a closer look at the future of appliance test standards. BS EN 16510-1 publication In 2018, BSI published details of the new BS EN 16510-1 test standard being released, covering general requirements and test methods for residential solid fuel burning appliances. There was some initial confusion Read More…

Apprenticeship Funding

From August 2020 there will be funding available in England for employers taking on apprenticeships. HETAS is encouraging it’s registered businesses to consider apprentices as a route to growing its workforce. Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying to gain skills and knowledge in a specific job. Businesses that offer apprenticeships Read More…

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2020

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2020 Chimney Fire Safety Week is back for 2020! The annual campaign takes place in September. What will you be doing to support the campaign this year with the Clean Air Strategy putting extra spotlight on our industry. HETAS met with the team from Fire Kills and once again we are pleased Read More…

Terms and Conditions, for us and you

It seems everything nowadays has Terms and Conditions attached to it and for HETAS running a competent person scheme is no different. Our scheme in England and Wales is run through authorisation from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This places a requirement on HETAS to run the scheme in certain ways. It also places requirements on those who join the scheme.