If you’re getting a new LPG boiler, you need to make sure that the installation follows building regulations. If it doesn’t, you might have to remove it later on.
Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about LPG boiler building regulations.
What are building regulations?
Building regulations are a set of rules that apply to most buildings and structures. The government creates and updates them and local authorities enforce them. Building regulations make sure that all structures are relatively energy-efficient, safe and accessible.
What are LPG boiler building regulations?
There are building regulations that specifically apply to gas boilers, which include LPG installations. Your new boiler will need to:
- Have a minimum efficiency of 86%
- Be a condensing boiler unless there is a good reason why not
- Follow air supply and flue regulations included in building regulations approved document J
How do I ensure that I comply with LPG boiler building regulations?
The easiest way to make sure that your new LPG boiler complies with building regulations is to hire a Gas Safe registered engineer to install it. They will be aware of all relevant building regulations and make sure that your new boiler complies with them. They will self-certify the work and ensure you get a certificate saying that your new installation has building regulations approval.
If you hire a boiler engineer who isn’t Gas Safe registered, you or your installer will need to tell your local authority that you want to install a new boiler in advance. This will cost you a small notification fee. You or your installer will also need to tell your local authority when the installation is complete. Your local authority may come and inspect the work and issue you with an approval certificate.
So now you should know a bit more about how LPG boiler building regulations. For more information and advice, get in touch with your local authority. You can find their details through your local council’s website.