The Importance of Commissioning

Importance of Commissioning Commissioning of any solid fuel appliance is a vital part of the installation process. However, on occasions it can be overlooked. HETAS Inspections Manager Alan Young talks to us about the critical points of the commissioning process. Guidance Building Regulations require appliances and flue systems to be tested on completion to ensure Read More…

Refresher Courses with HETAS

Refresher Courses HETAS introduced refresher courses back in 2014 in response to changes placed upon schemes by government. With many of you due to refresh over the coming year, we spoke to Training Manager Mike Harvey about what’s new. HETAS has been providing refresher training for over five years now, in response to changes in Read More…

Not so Golden

Not so Golden HETAS continues it’s work of ridding our industry of the cowboys who mislead customers and rip them off with poor standards of workmanship. Rogue traders Liam Golden and Aaron Parry were charged in court in the last month through the hard work of HETAS and Trading Standards. Two rogue traders narrowly avoided Read More…

Hearth Marking

Marking of the Hearth Boundary The HETAS technical helpline regularly receive enquiries relating to the subject of how a hearth surface should be marked out, i.e. the demarcation or boundary of the hearth against the regular flooring material in the room. The regulation requiring reference here is as follows: J4: Protection of Building; Combustion appliances Read More…

Which? Stove User Survey

Which? Stove User Survey Which? has been championing the cause for consumers since 1957, asking probing questions of businesses and manufacturers, and pursuing the answers that put you in the driving seat. A recent survey from Which? highlighted the importance of using professional services when it comes to purchasing and installing a wood burning stove. Read More…

Ready for Inspection

Ready for inspection When your HETAS inspector makes contact with you for your routine inspection, it is an opportunity to demonstrate your ongoing compliance with HETAS registration and compliance with Regulations. Here we highlight some tips to ensure a compliant inspection. Prior to joining HETAS, installers must successfully complete training and pass an onsite inspection Read More…