Many people think they can install their own stoves without any knowledge of building regulations and legal requirements regarding stove installation. A wrongly fitted or faulty stove can kill.
In England and Wales, there are only two routes to legally install a domestic solid fuel, wood or biomass burning appliance. You can either use a registered installer who can self certify that the work he does complies with the relevant Building Regulations or the consumer applies to their local authority building control department for a building notice, and pays the appropriate fee (possibly up to £300).
It is generally much simpler and cheaper to use a HETAS registered installer who will leave you with a Certificate of Compliance as a record of the job and that it complies with Building Regulations. A copy of the certificate is forwarded to HETAS who notify the local authority on your behalf.
Failure to notify the work through the registration scheme (in this case HETAS) or directly to the local authority can lead to enforcement. It can also cause problems with buildings insurance and future house sales if there is no official record of a compliant installation.
Three Simple Steps to a Successful Price Busting Stove Installation
Step 1. Call 01243 512700 to book your free home survey.
We will advise you where to buy exactly the size and style of stove to meet your requirements. We will also advise on any additional work that may be required to conform to the latest regulations. You will receive a written quote from us within 3-4 days.
Step 2. Select and order your stove and get a delivery date, then book in an installation date with Woodburner Fitters.
Step 3. We will arrive at the agreed time, install and commission your stove then issue a Hetas certificate of compliance. With two qualified installers most installations can be completed in one working day.