Minster Stoves & Heating are HETAS registered installers offering competitively priced multi-fuel and wood burning stove installation services in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.
HETAS is the official controlling body for Solid and Multi-Fuel appliances and associated equipment, much like Gas-Safe is for gas appliances and is the national organisation working for consumer safety and the wider public interest in the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible use of biomass and other solid fuels.
HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing and Approvals Scheme) is the only specialist organisation approving biomass and solid fuel heating appliances, fuels and services. This also includes the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.
Appliances must either be installed by a Competent Person (in the case of wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves this must be a HETAS registered installer) or the homeowner should seek Building Control approval to ensure compliance with Part J and, potentially, Part L of the Building Regulations. Part J deals with flue heights & sizes, ventilation rates, and other safety issues relating to combustion appliances. Part L addresses the conservation of fuel and power in new & existing buildings where specific alterations are proposed.
In order to operate safely and efficiently, domestic solid fuel, multi-fuel wood burning and biomass appliances and systems need to be correctly installed and maintained by competent individuals. Appliances and systems must operate in a safe and energy-efficient manner as described in the various Building Regulations, Approved Documents, Codes of Practices and Standards.
To achieve this objective, HETAS has developed a Registration Scheme that supports installers and businesses involved in this work and helps them to work safely, efficiently and within the various laws that apply to the work involved.
The installer scheme is for Businesses and their competent Engineers or Technicians. Businesses must ensure that any work carried out involving solid fuel, wood, and solid biomass will be undertaken by a Registered Engineer/Technician and that where any ancillary workers or trainees are involved in any associated work, they are properly supervised to maintain safety and standards.
Only a competent and Registered Engineer/Technician can carry out or self-certificate work on the installation that relates to its safe and efficient operation in accordance with relevant regulations and standards.
On completion of the installation work, all Businesses must complete the three-part HETAS Certificate of Compliance relating to the work their registered engineer has undertaken. One copy should be left with the customer, one retained by the installer, and one returned to HETAS for further processing.
Registered Engineers will be issued with a personal Identification Card. The card will indicate which type of activity the individual engineer is registered to undertake and should be available for inspection by the customer.