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…

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…

Heat Shielding Requirements

Heat Shielding Requirements Back in the September Technical Bulletin, HETAS provided an update on the development status of the BS8303 standard for installation of domestic heating and cooking appliances burning wood and solid mineral fuels. HETAS was pleased to announce that on the 26th October 2018 the BS8303:2018 standard was officially published; this supersedes the Read More…

BS8303 standard update

BS8303 standard update In the latest HETAS Technical Bulletin we updated our registrants on the imminent changes to BS8303. In this article we highlight some of the key changes to the standard that will impact upon registered installers. Over recent years, the industry through the UK BSI standards committee RHE/28 have been working hard in Read More…