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Installing solid fuel fire

Discussion in 'Building' started by Willio, 29 Mar 2009.

  1. Willio

    Willio

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    Hi,

    A little advice on this would be great...we have a chimney breast in the house that we have opened up, swept etc. We have found a suitable open fire to fit. Question is, do we need to have the work inspected by building regs (who seem suspiciously silent on the issue) or is there some sort of professional body who certify suitable fitters (i.e like CORGI for gas or Part P qualified for electrics?). Seems odd that it isn't obvoius who should fit/approve work like this, if anyone. Wouldn't want to void insurance!!!!!
     
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    Building control can inspect and sign this type of work off, but can as you say be reluctant to get involved if they have nt got a clue :rolleyes:
    You could consult a person registered under the HETAS scheme then no need for building regs.
     
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    It’s important to remember that although you don’t need to involve Building Control if you use registered installers (depending on the type of fire you have), you must get the necesssary installation Compliance Certificates from the installer(s) at the end of it or you’ve no way of proving it’s compliant building works.
     
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    Thanks both of you for your advice on this; registered installer and certification it is!
     
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