Each year up to 50 people die needlessly from carbon monoxide poisoning and lots more suffer serious health problems due to unnecessary exposure.
If you intend on having a solid fuel stove installed it is vital that you use a HETAS approved installer and fit an audible alarm.
HETAS installers MUST comply with current building regulations when installing your product to stay approved.
“Customers using a HETAS Registered Installer will be given a HETAS Certificate of Compliance by the installer on the completion of installation work. This is vital importance in demonstrating that the installation was carried out by a competent installer working for a HETAS registered business and complies with the relevant Building Regulations.
A requirement for continued HETAS Registration is that the work of Registrants must be safe and comply with relevant Building Regulations, Approved Documents, British Standard and general Regulations as applicable to the region or country where the work is carried out.
If the work of the Registrant you employed falls below these standards, HETAS will ask that the Registrant concerned returns to put right any defects and to ensure relevant standards are achieved. HETAS have a complaints process that in some cases of poor performance can result in disciplinary proceedings”
If you want to make a complaint to HETAS about a registered installer, please contact :-
Orchard Business Centre
0845 634 5626
HETAS also state:
REMEMBER! Poor Ventilation Can KILL!
“Ventilators must comply with building regulations. This is normally achieved through BBA certification to ensure that they meet the applicable aspects of the relevant approved documents of the building regulations. The equivalent free area must always be specified by the manufacturer. This value is determined using a dynamic test method that has been developed by Advantica Technology and referenced in BS 5440: Part 2: 2000. The equivalent free area must be given in an unambiguous manner where it can easily be read. It is only this equivalent free area that should be used when specifying the required sizes of ventilators.”
If you are a HETAS installer or have had work carried out by a HETAS engineer and are concerned that the ventilation installed may not be suitable, you can check HETAS approved ventilators online by visiting the official HETAS website http://guide.hetas.co.uk/
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Rytons are a manufacturer of natural building ventilation. We make anything from specialist acoustic core ventilators to standard air bricks and louvre grilles.