What are the building regulations for boiler installation?

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The Building Regulations aim to ensure buildings are safe to inhabit and as part of this local authorities must be informed when a heat producing appliance is installed in the property in order for a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate to be issued. Where a new heat producing appliance is installed:

 

  • Gas Boiler: must be installed by a Gas Safe Registered installer 
  • Oil Fired Boiler: the installer must be registered with one of the Competent Person Schemes
  • Solid Fuel Fired Boiler: the installer must be registered with one of the Competent Person Schemes

The guidelines contained in Approved Document J provide guidance on the safe installation and usage of heat producing appliances. 

This information is not entire and complete and you should conduct your own research using the gov.uk website if and when you are installing a heat producing appliance.

Do you carry out a gas safety check on the tenant's cooker or not?

A landlord is required as specified under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to arrange for a registered engineer to test all appliances, pipework and flues which have been provided for tenant(s) use. If the cooker is a gas cooker, it will need to be inspected by the gas engineer.


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