Different regulations and guidance apply to domestic (house) installations, installations on boats and other structures. There is downloadable version of our manuals below, the chilli billie manual refers to domestic and other structures.
This page deals with domestic installations. For canal boat installations please refer to the boat safety scheme or speak to us directly for advice.
Solid fuel stoves must be fitted by a HETAS registered engineer OR inspected by a Building Control officer from your local council. Qualified HETAs installers can certify their own installations. If you are being inspected by a building control officer, they will need to inspect the installation, usually at several stages. There is usually a charge for this service. Contact them before you begin any work.
We strongly recommend that you use qualified, experienced and recommended fitters. This is a specialist product. The majority of an installation is unseen so it is very hard to know if there have been errors or omission until there is problem.
Chilli Penguin has its own survey and installation team attached to our showroom in Pwllheli. If you live in the area local to us do get in touch: www.stof49.co.uk
If you intend to use an existing chimney you must get it checked for soundness and blockages. It is very common in older chimneys for the bricks dividing connecting flue passages to be breached. If this is not rectified or a liner not installed then poisonous flue gases can pass through and come out through a fireplace in another room.
It is now law that a carbon monoxide detector must be fitted in the room of a solid fuel appliance.
There are two ways of having your stove installation certified
WHAT TO EXPECT
To find a Hetas installer you will need to enter the Hetas website, click on ‘find installer’ and enter a postcode. www.hetas.co.uk
We have two HETAS installers who cover most of the Llŷn Peninsula. They are able to offer an on site survey and advise about compliant installation options and the correctly rated appliance.
If you want to view our stoves locally we have a shop in Pwllheli, called Stof 49, see the contacts page for more details. www.stof49.co.uk