The importance of chimney design

Every solid fuel heating appliance installed in the UK will be connected to a suitably sized chimney system, to allow for products of combustion created during the burning of solid and biomass fuels to escape from the appliance and be safely emitted to outside. For all combustion appliances, this process of combustion product dispersion is Read More…

BS EN 16510-1 Explained

In 2018, HETAS released details of the recently published testing standard BS EN 16510-1 General Requirements and test methods for residential solid fuel burning appliances. The new requirements have been developed over a number of years through the relevant European Standards committee, with the intention of providing an updated and more robust means for testing Read More…

Hearth Boundaries

Hearth Boundaries The HETAS Technical team often provides clarification to registrants on issues relating to the subject of how a hearth surface should be marked out, ie. the demarcation or boundary of the hearth against the regular flooring material in the room. Regulation The regulation requiring reference here is Approved Document J (ADJ): J4: Protection Read More…

Round the bend

Round the bend HETAS receive on occasion queries relating to the appropriate application of any provisions contained within recognised BSI standards, and how they can be applied with continued re-assurance in meeting the UK Building Regulation requirements. Recently this has included provisions surrounding immediate bends directly off the top of an appliance. Alternative approach In Read More…

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…