Confused by log burner hearth regs

19 May 2007
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United Kingdom
I'm building a chimney breast and hearth with a view to install a log burner. How far out should the hearth come out into the room ? I plan to tile with 300mm tiles and had planned one row of tiles in front of the fire on a concrete base but have read varying posts about the hearth should be 250mm or 500mm from the front of the fire. Is there a legal requirement as I don't seem to be able to find it online?
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you need to get it installed by a hetas engineer, so ask him what he needs
or the other route is via building control informing before you commence stove instillation and complying with part j building regs and pay the relevant fee to inspect and certify
Not strictly true. My hetas guy installed the flue liner. He coming back to fit the stove. However I had the chimney rebuilt and the hearth and surround will all be done by me.
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he won't certify the installation as such just his work but unless what you have done is to his satisfaction he won't install as an unsuitable set up [not compliant]hence the "ask him" comment(y)

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