So we’re nearing exchange on our house and our buyers solicitor has asked for a copy of our hetas certificate for our woodburning stove. Hi, I am in the (long) process of purchasing a 4 bed detached property. We have now been told that the wood burner does not have any. Just realized that in the heat of battle renovation, I forgot completely to get a HETAS certificate for our open fireplace, which Im guessing BC will.

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In Conwy, North Wales I have always paid approx. With the information from this site you are fully prepared. The one chimney guy I did speak to over here said he’d be very happy to provide the certificate for it, with the one small proviso that he would have to dismantle the whole thing and rebuild it from scratch so as to comply etc.! Now some Building Control do insist that a qualified person checks the installation at completion.

This demonstrates that the installation was carried out by a competent HETAS installer and complies with the relevant Building Regulations.

HETAS & Safety

Who polices these people? Your CO alarm should be tested weekly — simply by pressing a button — to ensure it is working correctly.

Allchimneys Ltd The chimney lining and stove installation professionals Allchimneys’ HETAS registered installers are trained and registered to work on solid fuel and wood heating systems.

Most installations of solid fuel and wood biomass appliances and systems are subject to the requirements of Building Regulations and are notifiable to the Local Authority in your area by law. I don’t believe that someone can issue a Hetas Certificate if they haven’t done the work?


Fireplace opening Introduction Building regulations for the fireplace Opening up a fireplace Fireplace opening too small? If anyone has any experience of this sort of thing, I’d be really grateful hetaas hear from them!

HETAS & Safety – Blazing Burners: Wood Burner Installations

At the end of the process you will receive paperwork that states your stove install is legal. Once your wood burner or multi fuel stove install is complete, you will receive your certificate of compliance.

Well, actually, the guys who installed it a modular Isokern pumice system weren’t actually HETAS registered, so it was always something I would have had to pay a third party to issue.

Legally, can I fit a solid fuel stove? You will need a data plate or whatever it’s called fixed near the stove. That goes against all the rules.

No need for both. Before leaving they will likely say that they want to check things over at a certain stage e. Building Control Legislation From the 1st April new legislation came in to force cerificate stated that any persons wishing to install a solid fuel appliance and associated chimney relining system to their home must either obtain building control approval or have the work carried out by a competent person belonging to the HETAS Registration Scheme.

The information gathered in this way may be used in any future home information pack HIP requirement; Local Authorities are already required by law to hold such information. So you could just ask BC to add it to the application you already have.


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Find the website cergificate your local Building Control a council department and look for something along the lines of a downloadable form: The amount of additional air supply required mostly depends upon the output of your stove. It says in here: Listed below are the works covered by hehas competent person scheme under the building regulations schedule 2A: If you were to perform the installation yourself, you would have to contact your local building control and get them to certify your installation which is a complicated process, involves other parties, and is time consuming and expensive.

Welcome to new Forum Visitors Join the forum now and benefit from discussions with thousands of other green building fans and discounts on Green Building Press publications: Some officers are knowledgeable, some are, shall we say, less so.

This will ensure that you are notified in the unlikely event of excessive CO leakage.

Problems with Building Control? Yes, it was indeed on the original plans, so hopefully will be part of the overall control process.

Retrospective HETAS certificate for open fireplace

However, the amount of CO released in this process is so small that it is not harmful. Building Regulations for wood ecrtificate stoves — what are they? HETAS are the official body recognised by the government to approve biomass and solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.