A Guide to the Building Regulations for Installing Fireplaces

A guide to building regulations for installing fireplaces

In this section you will find a description of the building regulations that apply to chimneys, flues, fires and stoves. The following content is not intended to provide the definitive guide and reference should be made to the 'The Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document J Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems 2010 Edition' or the building control department of your local council.

Building regulations now include that any work carried out to an existing chimney or the creation of a new chimney is now subject to building control regulation. Recent changes also include that stove installation must now include the installation of a CO detector and that any installation requires the chimney or flue to be visually inspected to ensure it is free from obstructions and in good order. This may entail the sweeping of the chimney and a smoke test to ensure the chimney is gas tight,

You will also find the relevant information which will enable you to have any work carried out by a trades man registered as a competent person.  

 

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