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Is this against Part L building regs???

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by leakydave, 2 Sep 2008.

  1. leakydave

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    Been to fit a heated towel rail for a chap today. Open vented y plan. Noticed that he only had one TRV in the property, but our friends at British Gas had replaced his boiler 3 weeks ago. I am OFTEC registered, no dog card, but would have insisted on fitting trv's on existing system if the boiler had been oil instead of gas, as I thought Part L Buildings Regs requires. Am I being too fussy or is BG just ****e?
     
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  3. Got it in one sunshine. Bet they charged an arm and a leg too. :rolleyes:
     
  4. gremlin16

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    I was under the impression that trv's should be fitted during boiler change, but found out that it is best practice only. :confused:

    What they do insist on is a room thermostat.

    Cant remember where I got the info from :oops:
     
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    The local TSM told me it's not BG policy to force customers to have TRVs and at over £40 per rad most don't bother!
     
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    I beleive trv's are a requirement on at least the bedroom radiators, to satisfy building regs.
     
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    Ah yes but thats just rules for the ordinary proles. Same way that BG dont get involved in multiple heating zones cos when the surveys done all the houses are just under the limit!
     
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    CONTROLS FOR EXISTING DWELLINGS
    Part L 1, England and Wales.
    When a new installation is fitted, the controls should
    be as for a new dwelling.
    When replacing the boiler and/or the hot water
    vessel, the opportunity to improve the controls should
    be considered. To be confident that the requirements
    of the Regulations are met this would entail the
    following:.

    a) if a room thermostat is already fitted fit TRV’s on at
    least all radiators in the sleeping areas and check if a
    new room thermostat or programmable room
    thermostat should be fitted.
    b) if there is no room thermostat, install either a room
    thermostat or programmable room thermostat and fit
    TRV’s on at least all radiators in the sleeping areas.


    So BG seem not to be complying with Part L :eek: :eek:

    And now remember who told customer that trv's were not required, and the sod took the work off me. BG. :evil:
     
  10. would be interesting to find out how much BG charged for this non compliant installation. :eek:
     
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