We will undertake a site visit to your home or workplace, and offer a comprehensive planning service to include what, if any building work or alterations are required to facilitate your proposed installation, ensuring that it fully complies with Document J of the current building regulations.
Many people believe they require a traditional fireplace in order to have a wood burning stove, this is not the case as the industry provides for the configuration of insulated flue sections through ceilings, roof spaces, through exterior walls and onwards up to the roof area. This allows for the siting of free standing appliances in areas where no traditional fireplace exists, and as such this means that old and new properties can be accommodated alike.
Customers using a HETAS Registered Installer in England and Wales will be given a HETAS Certificate of Compliance (Building Regulation Compliance Certificate) by the installer on the completion of installation work or through the post if the installer notifies the installation online.
The certificate demonstrates that the installation complies with the relevant Building Regulations. This self certification takes the place of a Local Authority Building Notice. The information can be required to validate your home insurance and will be required in any home selling process. Failure to notify the Local Authority can be an offence resulting in enforcement action.
We also offer a flue lining service using quality 316 or 904 grade stainless steel flexible flue liner, which will then allow the safe use of a solid fuel appliance.
Where a hearth, fireplace, flue or chimney is provided as part of the work information essential to the correct application and use of these facilities should be permanently posted in the building. A way of meeting this requirement is for the installer to provide a Notice (or Data) plate.
The integrity of many old chimney flues can be brought into question, particularly so when they have serviced an open fire or poorly fitted solid fuel appliance, sometimes for many years. When a build up of tars and resins accumulate on the inner surfaces of traditional brick flues, the acidic and corrosive properties of such can cause the degradation of the mortar between the bricks, creating voids, enabling the escape into wall cavities and room vents of potentially deadly carbon monoxide gas amongst others.Where a hearth, fireplace, flue or chimney is provided as part of the work information essential to the correct application and use of these facilities should be permanently posted in the building. A way of meeting this requirement is for the installer to provide a Notice (or Data) plate.
We can undertake the repairs to your chimney stack structure, replacement of chimney pots and cowls, and the weatherproofing of any unused and redundant flues.
Please contact us for any further information you require or questions you may have.
Gareth Boxhall. 07908 222541.
Wood Stove Services