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…

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…

Be Alarmed

Be alarmed The positioning of a carbon monoxide alarms can be an important factor in ensuring compliance with Approved Document J and ensuring an alarm has the best opportunity to identify carbon monoxide. HETAS Technical Note 0022 has all the information you need. Questions from installers over the type, suitability and positioning of carbon monoxide Read More…

Working with Building Control

Working with Building Control (Appendix A) as part of Approved Document J A recent roundtable hosted by HETAS revealed a number of issues that are affecting both the biomass and wood-burning stoves markets. One of the key areas of discussion was the issues surrounding the ‘signing off’ or ‘notification’ of solid fuel & biomass installations and Read More…

Heat Producing Appliance Ventilation

Heat Producing Appliance Ventilation Rytons Building Products have released the following update on ventilation for heat producing appliances, the article can be found on the Rytons website by clicking here. In October 2010 the Building Regulations Part J changed – but some manufacturers still have not. The changes meant all ventilators for heat producing appliances Read More…