Flues in Voids – Gas Safe Regulations

Flues in Voids

The boiler Flues in Voids are connected to room-sealed fan assisted boilers. If you live in one of these properties then read on for more information so you will know what to do.

Properties that are flats and apartments have been built with boiler flues that cannot be inspected as they are hidden behind walls or ceilings.

All gas safety registered engineers croydon need to be able to see the flue. It is compulsory to carry out essential safety checks on the flue whenever the boiler is worked on.  A flue in poor condition, combined with a boiler that isn’t working properly could essentially put you and everyone in the properties in serious danger from carbon monoxide poisoning. This can cause serious injury or even death.

If your boiler is situated on an outside wall of the property, it’s unlikely you will have this type of flue. What this mean is that if your engineers can see the flue, you won’t need to take any further action in relation to this matter.

On the other side, if you do have a boiler where all, or part of, the flue cannot be seen, you or the properties management will need to arrange an inspection hatches to be fitted. This does not mean that the flue system is suddenly unsafe.  Carbon monoxide alarms are not an alternative to be able see the flue and you will still need to have inspection hatches fitted.

The guideline issued by Gas Safe Register recommends that all gas inspection hatches being fitted be a minimum of 300mm x 300mm and when possible should be installed within 1.5 meter of any joints/bends.  Please not that this is not always practical in all properties and if that the case then the engineers will make sure to advise you of the best possible solutions for your home requirements.

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