Flue Heights and BS EN 13384 Calculations

This article was first published in HETAS Technical Bulletin #23. It is well known that a flue works as a result of two natural principles; pressure difference and temperature difference.  BS8303:2018 states:  In general, the size of flue is chosen to ensure adequate evacuation of combustion products. The major operating force providing the flue draught Read More…

Small Business Saturday

It’s been a challenging few years for everyone and the retail sector has been impacted massively since the initial lockdown of 2020. The Federation of Small Business suggests there were 5.9 million small businesses at the start of 2020 and SMEs account for three fifths of the employment and around half of turnover in the UK Read More…

Defra’s Burn Better Campaign

The ‘Burn Better’ campaign is a joint initiative supported by Defra, the Solid Fuel Association and HETAS to help reduce emissions and improve people’s health. This year the initiative is calling on those with solid fuel appliances in their homes to help improve air quality. Some simple steps can be taken such as using seasoned Read More…

Introducing The Environment Act 2021

HETAS welcomes Environmental Act air quality targets HETAS welcomes the passing of the Environment Act 2021 into law. On 9 November, the Act was approved after being first introduced to Parliament in January 2020 to address environmental protection and the delivery of the Government’s 25-year environment plan following Brexit. Government says the Act will clean Read More…

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

CO Awareness Week 2021 is taking place this year between the 22nd and 28th November. Through it’s long standing membership with The All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG), HETAS and our sister company Woodsure are passionate about raising awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide and the safety measures to take. HETAS has produced Read More…

Building Regulations and Manufacturers Instructions

Calvin May, Technical Standards Manager on dealing with conflicts between Approved Documents/British Standards requirements & manufacturer instructions In last year’s Technical Bulletin 19, HETAS covered the subject of application of Approved Document guidance and BSI recognised standards to comply with the principal requirements of the UK Building Regulations J1-J5. The article included reference to the Read More…

Have you got your CSCS card?

Following an increase in calls to HETAS surrounding how to apply for a Site Safety Card for the installation and maintenance activities on solid fuel and biomass heating, flues and or chimney systems, including chimney sweeping, a reminder on what is required for HETAS registered businesses. HETAS Installer Blue Card APPLY ONLINE DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM Read More…

The Environment Bill Explained

On Monday 14th October at the state opening of Parliament, the Queen’s Speech made reference to Environmental principles becoming enshrined in law, measures to improve air, water quality, tackle plastic pollution & restore habitats, new legally-binding environmental improvement targets & independent regulator all in new Environment Bill. Here the HETAS team explains the finer details of the Environment Bill and what impact it will have on our industry.

Success this Chimney Fire Safety Week for HETAS

Thank you to everyone who helped us to support Fire Kills’ Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021. The campaign week, which started on the 30th, was a great success for HETAS and Woodsure, culminating in our radio features which aired across the UK. Hundreds of you made use of the campaign asset pack and we saw Read More…