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 a Gas Combination Boiler, at least one option from the following must be specified and installed;
- Flue Gas Heat Recovery System
- Weather Compensation
- Load Compensation (Internet Control)
- Smart Thermostat with Automation and Optimisation