Informative Additional Links

Informative Additional Links

 

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS

 

 

DEFRA:

Information on Fuel Poverty programmes and environmental issues including news on available grants etc.

 

 

 

http://www.defra.gov.uk

 

 

Planning Portal:

Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.  

 

 

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/

 

 

Smokecontrol.defra:

Provides information of smokeless zones, types of permitted fuels, appliance exemption etc.

 

http://smokecontrol.defra.gov.uk/

 

Building Regulations:

Document J The Building Regulations 2000 Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage: From effect October 2010

 

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADJ_2010.pdf

 

REGULATORY BODIES

 

 

HETAS:

Official body recognised by Government to approve biomass and solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services

 

 

http://www.hetas.co.uk/

 

 

Gas Safe:

Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances  

 

 

http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk

 

 

OFTEC:

The Oil Firing Technical Association represents the oil heating and cooking industry in the UK and the Republic of Ireland

http://www.oftec.org/

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY SAVINGS

 

 

Energy Saving Trust:

Offers evidence-based insight and advice to empower millions of people to lead affordable, low-energy lifestyles. Provides information on grants for energy efficiency and energy savings tips.

  

 

 

 

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/

 

 

Biomass Energy Centre:

Government sponsored website for biomass fuels   providing information and links on all aspects of biomass fuels.

 

 

 

www.biomassenergycentre.org.uk

 

 

National Energy Action (NEA):

National Charity set up to promote energy efficiency and combat fuel poverty

 

 

 

www.nea.org.uk

 

 

CHIMNEY SWEEPS, MANUFACTURERS AND ENGINEERS

 

 

British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers Association (BFCMA):

The British Flue & Chimney Manufacturers Association is Britain’s only Trade Association for factory-made chimney products and works closely with Government, public bodies and other organisations to further the interest of the chimney & flue industry. This website contains a list of members and some useful technical guides and information on chimneys and flues

 

 

www.feta.co.uk/bfcma

 

 

Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps:

The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps was established with the goal to improve standards within the industry by introducing professional training and assessment for sweeps. 

 

 

www.guildofmasterchimneysweeps.co.uk

 

 

National Association of Chimney Engineers:

The National Association of Chimney Engineers (NACE) mission statement is to: “Ensure the safety of all fuel users in the UK and Ireland, who depend on a chimney or flue for the operation of a heating appliance, by providing a register of competent chimney engineers for all types of chimney work.” They also have some useful information on lining old chimneys.

 

 

National Association of Chimney Sweeps:

The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) formed in 1982 as a professional Trade Association, promoting high standards for the sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys. With over 500 Members, the NACS is recommended by all major fuel organisations, including the Solid Fuel Association, HETAS, and OFTEC.

 

www.nace.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.nacs.org.uk

 

The Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS):

Formed to keep members independent and improve the knowledge and safety of chimney sweeps across the U.K., thereby giving customers a better service.

 

 

 

www.apics.org.uk

 

 

FUEL ASSOCIATIONS

 

 

LOGPILE   (National Energy Foundation):

A charity which aims to give people, organisations and government the knowledge, support and inspiration they need to understand and improve the use of energy in buildings including the promotion of wood fired heating.   

 

 

 

www.nef.org.uk/logpile/

 

 

 

PEAT - An Bord na Móna: 

Originally set up in 1936 to develop Ireland’s peat lands, the company has branched out into horticultural products, renewable energies and eco-fuels and environmental products, offering renewable energy expertise.

 

 

www.bnm.ie

 

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION: 

A not-for-profit trade association, representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the U.K.

 

 

www.r-e-a.net 

 

 

UK FORESTRY COMMISSION:  

Outlines the role the Forestry Commission has to play in the promotion of using wood as a fuel. Full of useful tips for the log or biomass burner. Links to available grants.

 

 

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/england-woodfuel

 

 

The Coal Merchants' Federation (Great Britain) Ltd.:

Official body representing the solid fuel industry in the UK. Their key aims are to promote greater awareness of the benefits of solid fuel heating among the general public and to encourage both safety in use and best installation practice for the domestic solid fuel and wood burning sector. They are responsible for protection of the consumer through the Approved Coal Merchant and Approved Wood Fuel Merchant Schemes.   

 

http://www.solidfuel.co.uk/frame/800index.html

  

FREESTANDING BOILER MANUFACTURER

Trianco Ltd :

This boiler manufacturer is a member of the Solid Fuel Association. You will be able to view their products and other useful information. Useful information for   the general public, retailer and installer regarding biomass fuels, grants and training.

 

 

www.trianco.co.uk

 

 

 

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By Phil Cleaver

The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) formed in 1982 as a professional Trade Association, promoting high standards for the sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys. With over 500 Members, the NACS is recommended by all major fuel organisations, including the Solid Fuel Association, HETAS, and OFTEC.

 

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