If you are considering the prospect of installing a solid fuel appliance in your home you should strongly consider the associated risks. An incorrectly installed stove can cause a fire risk and produce Carbon Monoxide which, if released into the property, can be a silent killer. Not to mention the problems of selling a property that contains an uncertified appliance.
At Hot Box Stoves we are HETAS registered, giving you the peace of mind that your appliance is 100% fit for purpose and 100% safe. Being HETAS registered provides real benefits for us the installer and you the customer by demonstrating that we are competent and by allowing us to provide you with a certificate at the end of the installation to show that the work has been carried out to the relevant standards.
The flue gasses from a stove exit the firebox when the appliance is operating at optimum temperature at between 280°C and 460°C and temperatures inside the firebox itself are likely to be much hotter. By ensuring that your stove is installed according to current Building Regulations (in England and Wales the Approved Documents J, L, G and P are applicable) and stove connections certified by a HETAS engineer you can rest assured that this will not cause a fire risk in your property.
A new building regulation which came into force in October 2010 makes it mandatory to install a mains powered Carbon Monoxide alarm in the same room as every appliance.
By being certified your new solid fuel appliance also has the potential to add value to your property should you come to sell. Please remember that details of installations carried out by installers may be required by conveyancing organisations and Solicitors as part of the house selling process. Non-registered installers cannot self-certificate so may be putting themselves and their customers at a comercial disadvantage.
In England and Wales a HETAS certificate of compliance is given to you and a copy sent to HETAS after every installation. We then undertake the notification process to the relevant Local Authority. This provides evidence of the necessary certification, avoiding the need for your to seek expensive and time consuming building notices from the Local Authority, saving up to £300 on each-and-every installation. If a non HETAS registered installer is used then it is mandatory that a building regulation application is submitted in order to have the installation certified.
The HETAS website and official guide to products and services actively promotes the use of HETAS registered installers and approved products.