If you’re looking to save money on your new fireplace, one area you certainly can’t cut corners is with its installation, as it needs to be done by an approved professional
That means if you’re getting a gas unit fitted, you have to get a Gas Safe registered engineer in – Gas Safe replaced Corgi as the official scheme in 2009.
If you’re getting a solid fuel burning fire or stove, you need to ensure that you’re engineer is registered with Hetas.
The reason for this is that building regulations in England and Wales state that your local authority must be informed about the installation of new appliances, and your engineer will do this for you as part of the fitting process.
Failure to follow this process is illegal as well as potentially unsafe, and may see the householder fined thousands of pounds for not following the rules, as well as invalidating your home insurance.
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