Tag Archives: gas regulations

October 25, 2016

Simplifying Ventilation Regulations

3 Key Points Sufficient and efficient ventilation is a key safety feature of any combustion appliance but interpreting Building Regulations Part J and HETAS Guidelines can be confusing.  Here we've drawn on our experience as the only HETAS Approved ventilation manufacturer to simplify three points we are often asked to clarify. 1:  In a modern [...]
Boiler, Stove & Fire Ventilation News
September 23, 2015

Warming up for the Heating Season | Part 2

Fire and fireplace colleagues, welcome to Part 2 of our Warming up for the Heating Season series. In preparation for the busy times ahead, here’s a chance to grab our simple step by step guides to calculating the venting requirements of solid fuel appliances and gas appliances. So many people find these easy to follow [...]
Boiler, Stove & Fire Ventilation News
August 20, 2015

New Mini Vent Prevents Unnecessary Heat Loss

One of the main attractions of stoves 5kW and under and gas fires 7kW and under is that they can be installed in many properties without the need for additional ventilation. However, in more energy efficient homes built during or after 2008, even low kilowatt appliances require a dedicated air supply calculated from 1kW.  With [...]
Boiler, Stove & Fire Ventilation News
August 20, 2015

New Guide to Simplify Venting Gas Appliances

Ventilation is paramount to the safe operation of a gas appliance.  However, searching through regulations and standards to work out those venting requirements can be a time consuming task. To make life easier, we’ve put together a handy guide sheet that will help you work out an accurate venting figure in just a few easy steps. Use the guide to conform to [...]
Boiler, Stove & Fire Ventilation News, Other News
August 20, 2015

Blocked vents can be Fatal!

We often speak to people who want to fit a flyscreened louvre for a boiler, stove or fire.  We can’t stress enough the dangers of this and here’s a very sad story from Heating & Plumbing Monthly of how blocked ventilation was a contributing factor to carbon monoxide (CO) build up with fatal consequences.  Remember […]

Boiler, Stove & Fire Ventilation News, Other News
August 19, 2015

Finally! Ventilation that Looks Right

A new, innovative solution to disguising unsightly, draughty room ventilators is here! Rytons LookRyt AirCore Ventilators are a fantastic new range of 125mm dia. core ventilators.  Each LookRyt AirCore set features a new internal LookRyt panel, uniquely designed with a face plate suitable for wallpapering or painting in any colour for a discrete appearance. The [...]
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August 17, 2015

What’s the Difference? It’s all Ventilation!

In October 2010 the Building Regulations Part J changed - but some manufacturers still have not.  The changes meant all ventilators for heat producing appliances should be tested by an accredited independent company for equivalent area.  Equivalent area is a calculation of the amount of air that can actually pass through the product not (as [...]
Boiler, Stove & Fire Ventilation News
August 17, 2015

The Importance of Ventilation for Heat Producing Appliances

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an extremely poisonous and deadly gas that has no odour, taste or colour. Heat producing appliances such as stoves, fires and boilers all have the ability to produce carbon monoxide at dangerous levels if they are poorly fitted, are not regularly serviced or have insufficient/restricted ventilation.  It is vital that heat [...]
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