Looking after you and your stove
HETAS is the official body recognised by government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances and fuels. They also run a Competent Persons Scheme which enables members to issue compliance paperwork certifying that the work carried out meets the relevant building regulations. At Fotheringhay Woodburners we have been HETAS Approved Installers and HETAS Approved Servicing engineers since 2001.
If you are having your chimney swept it is important to use a chimney sweep who knows what they are doing. Being a member of a trade association helps to give you confidence in the standard of work and at Fotheringhay Woodburners we are registered with the Institute of Chimney Sweeps. Other trade bodies are the National Association of Chimney Sweeps and the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.
The Approved Documents give guidance on how to comply with Building Regulations. Several different parts can apply to the installation of stoves and chimneys including Part B and Part L but the one that applies specifically to heating appliances is Approved Document J. Essential information is included giving ways in which you can comply with the building regulations when installing stoves and chimneys.
Carbon monoxide is produced when fuel burns and this includes solid fuel and wood. A good installation and regular maintenance are the key to reducing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.