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From the 6th April 2018 the Boiler Plus Legislation is to be enforced which require new minimum standards and requirements when installing Gas Combination Boilers in existing buildings, in England only.

Boiler Plus is an additional legislation to Part L of the Building Regulations, introduced by BEIS (The Department of Business, Energy and the Industrial Strategy). It sets out new requirements for gas engineers fitting new boilers and heating controls, with the aim of reducing domestic carbon emissions and encouraging energy efficiency. The new standards we have outlined in the Boiler Plus document improve the way many people use energy in their homes by giving them greater choice, greater control, and tangible savings on their energy bills.

When replacing/installing a Gas Combination Boilers in existing dwellings must be:

When replacing a Gas Combination Boiler, at least one option from the following must be specified and installed;

Building Regulations require this as law.

The householder is required to comply with the building regulations, regulated by Building Control. Having non-compliant work carried out may result in prosecution and financial penalties for the homeowner. Gas engineers who don’t comply are breaching the Building Regulations and are therefore breaking the law and could face prosecution. Furthermore, if a gas engineer were to invoice a consumer non-compliant work, it could be considered fraudulent and therefore open to action from trading standards.

Information on your 4 options:

Flue Gas Heat Recovery System

Weather Compensation

Load Compensation

Smart Controls featuring Automation and Optimisation Functions

Need more information?

Please find more information on the following websites: Energy Saving Advice Service, Citizen Advice, Which? GOV.UK, Industry Council, Age UK, Gas Safe

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