Looking after you and your stove
HETAS is the official body recognised by government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services. Its work in approving products covers boilers, cookers, open fires and roomheaters / stoves. It also lists in its Official Guide suitable materials like chimney liners and factory made carbon monoxide detectors and alarms suitable for use with solid fuel.
Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that has no colour, taste or smell and is produced by appliances that burn gas, wood, oil or coal. Carbon monoxide is potentially fatal and even low-levels of the poison can cause lasting damage to your health.
The Approved Documents give guidance on how to comply with the Building Regulations and Approved Document J relates to heating appliances. Esssential information is included giving ways in which you can comply with the building regulations when installing stoves and chimmneys.
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.