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…

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…

Hearth Guidance

Further Hearth Guidance In the latest HETAS Technical Bulletin which we sent out last month Brian Bailey, Senior Product Evaluation Officer at HETAS expands on his recent hearth article providing clarification on brining a hearth up to specification. In a previous hearth article (HETAS Technical Bulletin #11, June 2018) a number of queries were raised Read More…

Fireplace Surrounds Update

Fireplace Surrounds Update Back in 2013 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published a safety bulletin drawing attention to a number of deaths caused by incorrect ­ fitting of stone ­fireplace surrounds. Tragically there are still occasional incidents, and the HETAS Technical team is revisiting an article published in Technical Bulletin #1 in 2013 to Read More…

When should I get my chimney swept?

Every year HETAS supports Chimney Fire Safety Week which takes place in September. Annually across the UK we are seeing declines in instances of chimney fires, between April 2020 and March 2021 there were 3,105 chimney fires in England. Our team is often asked “When should I get my chimney swept?” HETAS encourage having your Read More…

Are you ready for Energy Labelling?

Are you ready for Energy Labelling?  Energy Labelling The Energy Labelling Directive was introduced to make consumer choice on appliance selection easier, and to allow for more informed choices on solid fuel equipment purchases to be made in relation to the efficiency level of solid fuel systems and system packages on the market today. All Read More…