December Training update

It’s been an interesting year for our training centres. Like many of you, they have adjusted accordingly to the challenge presented by COVID-19. Whilst centres’ are having to run courses with reduced numbers they are presented with challenges in meeting demand for training.  The five yearly cycle for refresher training is upon us and heightened Read More…

Enclosing a twin wall factory metal chimney

Brian Bailey, senior product evaluation officer Answers Common Questions on Enclosures for Twin Wall System Chimneys Twin wall metal chimney systems enclosures: fire-stopping & the use of ventilation openings in the enclosure wall There are instances where installers want to know if it’s ok to have ventilation openings in the walls of the enclosure as Read More…

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

The legislation for The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 has successfully passed through both The House of Parliament and The House of Lords in recent weeks. This was closely followed by the legislation receiving the Secretary of State’s signature, moving the regulation from draft status into law.

All you need to know about UKCA marking

From 1st January 2022, all products placed on the UK market for sale (excluding Northern Ireland) will be required to meet all applicable provisions of the new UKCA marking regime. Any product placed on the market after this date will need to have its conformity assessment undertaken by a UK recognised notified institute listed on the UK notified laboratory database.

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…