Climate change and the environmental impact of using solid fuel appliances has been hotly debated over the last couple of years. At the start of this new decade, thoughts become more focussed on Ecodesign Compliant Stoves. Here we take a look at what the legislation means and how it will affect us now and into the future.
The latest issue of the HETAS guide is now in print. Each year, the national not-for-profit organisation publishes a guide to approved appliances, equipment and products for use with biomass, wood and solid mineral fuels.
LawBite and HETAS are working in partnership to bring comprehensive, cost-effective and dedicated legal support to SMEs. Both have a shared vision and service ethos, moving away from “Law as you know it” to ‘Law as you need it”. Gain peace of mind for your business without the scary bill at the end.
Clean Air Plan Wales Further to the announcement of the draft Environment Bill, on the 10 December the Welsh Government announced its Clean Air Plan, of which wood burning forms a key part. Consultation now open The Welsh Government are consulting on proposals which include: enhancing our air quality monitoring and assessment capabilities proposals for Read More…
On Monday 14th October at the state opening of Parliament, the Queen’s Speech made reference to Environmental principles becoming enshrined in law, measures to improve air, water quality, tackle plastic pollution & restore habitats, new legally-binding environmental improvement targets & independent regulator all in new Environment Bill. Here the HETAS team explains the finer details of the Environment Bill and what impact it will have on our industry.
On Monday 14th October at the state opening of Parliament, the Queen’s Speech made reference to Environmental principles becoming enshrined in law, measures to improve air, water quality, tackle plastic pollution & restore habitats, new legally-binding environmental improvement targets & independent regulator all in new Environment Bill.
Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Launched September saw the launch of the new four-year Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship. The new course enables apprentices to effectively combine several roles in the one apprenticeship and new Level 3 Standard offers them a choice of four pathways, including Natural Gas, solid Read More…
A hot topic of discussion in the recent press relates to current Brexit negotiations, and how any result may impact UK appliance manufacturers confirming compliance with current or new legal requirements should the UK leave the European Union (EU) without a deal on October 31st. It is important for HETAS approved manufacturers to be aware of their impending responsibilities should any significant changes take place and a “No Deal” situation reached
The updated HETAS online notification system was launched last month and we would like to thank you for your patience while the new system was implemented. There are always challenges with the roll out of a new system, so thank you for your understanding
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…