Simple steps to take to help your chimney safety

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021 Chimney Fire Safety Week is an annual campaign that will run from 30th August to 5th September this year. The national campaign aims to highlight small steps you can take to mitigate your risk of having a chimney fire. You will see messages across HETAS socials during the week with Read More…

A look ahead to Ecodesign – what changes are coming?

The industry is preparing for incoming Ecodesign legislation, which is already in place for solid fuel boiler appliances and will apply to all solid fuel room heaters from January 2022. In simple terms, the regulations set new minimum seasonal efficiency and maximum emission requirements for all solid fuel appliances. Only those appliances that have been Read More…

Exciting apprenticeship opportunities to join a growing team

HETAS are recruiting apprentices! Working in partnership with Gloucestershire College we are looking for talented individuals to join our team and have two fantastic opportunities for a Business Administrator and a Digital Marketing Assistant. If you are a team player with the ability to be flexible in your work approach, we would love to hear Read More…

Training Update May 2021 | The future of HETAS training

Mike Harvey, Training & Technical Support Manager, reflects on the HETAS training landscape as we see lockdown measures easing: We are aware that completing training in the last 18 months has been challenging. We are pleased that approved training centres have been able to reopen as lockdown measures ease and people are booking available spaces. Read More…

Retailer News | #getfiredup campaign, have your say and more

We hope reopening has gone well for our approved retailers and manufacturers. We launched our retailer #getfiredup campaign in April to coincide with lockdown measures easing and thank you to everyone who got involved. We had a lot of engagement and it was great to see so many businesses sharing, liking, and commenting. The social Read More…

Ready to Burn | A look at the regulations in more detail

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 is now in place. We look at the regulations in more detail to help answer some of the more common questions. The HETAS team is available to support with applications and questions relating to manufactured solid fuels and you can contact Woodsure for any wood Read More…

Ready to Burn the hot topic on the airwaves

Bruce Allen, CEO of HETAS, and Helen Bentley-Fox, Director of Woodsure, were recently interviewed about the Ready to Burn certification scheme. This coverage was shared on 190 radio stations in over 500 pieces from a variety of local and national stations across the country. Including, national commercial stations like Total Hits, The Jazz UK and Read More…

Safety advice for holiday properties

With lockdown measures easing across the UK, we want to ensure holiday properties with wood-burning or multifuel stoves are ready for visitors. As the solid fuel safety organisation, we are advising that appliances are checked, and chimneys swept before guests arrive this year. Safety measures We recommend you have your chimney swept at least twice Read More…