Boiler flue, Flue Boilers Ventilation

Boiler flue, Flue Boilers Ventilation
boiler flue

All gas engineers are required to inspect flue systems, to make sure the flue was installed correctly, and remains in good condition. Where a flue runs through a void behind a wall, ceiling or cupboard, or is boxed-in, it is clearly difficult for this inspection to take place, so the gas industry and the HSE have issued guidance regarding inspection hatches. This is not as onerous as it sounds. It requires a 300mm x 300mm (1ft x 1ft) access panel within 1.5m (5ft) of any concealed joint in a flue system.

Many installations will not need extra access hatches at all, and others might need only one, with the work to be completed by the end of 2012. However the usual bunch of cowboy builders and unscrupulous heating firms will no doubt use this minor requirement to frighten vulnerable elderly people into paying for expensive and unnecessary extra work, as they do every time new guidance is issued.

The full guidance can be found on – under “Flues in Voids – Frequently Asked Questions”. Or call Gas Safe Register free on 0800 408 5500.

Carbon monoxide poisoning.

A plumber who botched fitting of boiler leading to carbon monoxide death of ‘dazzling’ millionaire’s daughter found guilty of manslaughter. Plumber Andrew Hartley failed to secure the boiler flue pipe during ‘rushed’ and ‘botched’ installation in December 2010.
Zoe Anderson, 24, died within 30 minutes of being exposed to the fumes

A gas fitter whose faulty boiler installation led to the carbon monoxide death of a millionaire’s daughter has been convicted of her manslaughter.

Andrew Hartley fitted the new boiler into Zoe Anderson’s Bath home less than two weeks before she was overcome by gas fumes.
The 37-year-old plumber had already admitted a charge of breaching gas safety regulations by failing to secure the boiler flue pipe with screws.

How Flue Boilers Ventilation works

Plain English – a boiler flue is made of two pipes. One pipe takes the air in, the other one takes takes the fumes ( CO2) out.

Downstairs loo cloakroom

Building a Downstairs loo and cloakroom bathroom

Adding an extra cloakroom, bathroom, shower, WC or loo adds value and comfort to the property. Small corner basins, shower and toilets can be used.

Bathroom built under the staircase
bathroom under the stairs
Bathroom built under the staircase, fitted with a shower and small hand basin
shower hand basin

If a shower is not needed or the space won’t allow for a shower to be installed, a simple cloakroom made of a WC toilet and a hand basin, could be the solution.
cloackroom bathroom under the staircase
The WC – toilet, is normally installed under the lowest point under the staircase, as it requires less space.
wc bathroom under the staircase cloackroom

Mill Hill Plumbers in Mill Hill Broadway

Plumbers in Mill Hill

London Plumbers Robuild are accredited Gas Safe Engineers and cover Mill Hill and North West London area.
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Gas fired central heating,Landlord gas safety inspections,Annual boiler servicing, Boiler fault finding and repair,Underfloor Heating,Central heating systems,Power flushing,Cold and Hot Water Tanks, Cylinders, Immersion heaters,Boilers,Leaks,Bathrooms,Showers, Kitchens.

We also offer electrical, building, carpentry,painting & decorating,refurbishments services in Mill Hill area.

Plumbers in Mill Hill, London

Gas fireplace installers in London

Gas fireplace installers in London

Fireplace installation and fitting

Gas fire installation and fitting

A Gas Safe Registered Plumber will inspect the existing gas supply to the fire place, if there is one in place – to make sure there are no Gas leaks. If the chimney stack is higher than 1 meter from the roof line, the Fireplace fitter might have to use a scaffolding. The Gas Fireplace Installers, will need access to the chimney stack in order to install a chimney pot. We can also install and fit Flueless Fireplaces.

If the room where the Fireplace will be installed has no ventilation, the Gas Fireplace fitters will have to install an air brick to ensure proper ventilation and comply with the Safety Regulations.

Most fireplaces consist of a surround, a fireback and grate, and a front hearth. The surround serves a purely decorative function while the fireback, grate and hearth ensure that the fire burns efficiently without risk of an accident. Because all of these features vary so much in their construction, it is important to understand how they are built before attempting to demolish,remove them and install new ones.

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Tiled surround: A number of fireplaces, particularly UK ones built in the 1940s and 1950s, consist of a concrete surround and hearth which is then covered in decorative tiles. The surround is held in place by two metal plugs, bonded to the concrete backing and screwed firmly into the chimney breast or wall behind the fire.

Timber surround: Many fires have a wooden surround, usually with a stone or concrete front hearth protruding beneath the fire opening. The surround is screwed in position on top of a framework of wooden battens fixed to the chimney breast or wall.

Stone or brick surround: This type consists of a number of stone or brickwork courses built up from the hearth against the wall or chimney breast. The gap above the fire is often bridged by a ‘soldier’ arch of bricks placed on end, held up by a steel support underneath. Although stone or brickwork surrounds are usually built without being tied into the wall behind, occasionally steel wall ties—similar to those used in cavity wall construction—are inserted between courses to help strengthen the structure.

Cast-iron surround: These are held in place in a similar fashion to tiled surrounds: plugs bonded to the back of the cast-iron frame are held tight against the wall with screws. Most cast-iron surrounds also have an inner cast-iron grate frame fitted around the sides and top of the fireplace and held in position either with nuts and bolts or countersunk screws.
cast iron gas fireplace

Front hearth: Some fires have a front hearth which protrudes into the room below the fireplace opening and is made of the same material as the surround. This is intended to reduce the risk of hot coals or sparks falling from the grate and accidentally damaging floorings.

Fireback: This is a shell-shaped backing made of fireclay which surrounds the grate and prevents the damage to the brickwork.

Electric Fireplace fitters and installers

London plumbers and plumbing services in London

London plumbers and plumbing services in London

Our London plumbers, are heating Engineers experts and they are professionally qualified and registered with Gas Safe, the the official body regulator for the industry and gas safety in United Kingdom.
We provide gas installation, plumbing, central heating, boiler installation and multi-trade services to domestic and commercial customers across London.
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We cover:

Central London: (wc1, wc2, ec1, ec2, ec3, ec4)
Barbican, Clerkenwell, Monument, Shoreditch, West End, Gray’s Inn, Bloomsbury, Holborn, Soho, Moorgate, St Paul’s Cray, Tower Hill, St. Paul’s, Covent Garden, St Mary’s Cray, Belgravia, Building Company Central London, Home renovations Central London, Building Company Central London, Home Extensions Central London

North London: (n1, n2, n3, n4, n5, n6, n7, n8, n9, n10, n11, n12, n13, n14, n15, n16, n17, n18, n19, n20, n21, n22)
East Barnet, Archway, Finsbury, Alexandra Palace, Fortis Green, Barnet, Kentish Town, Canonbury, Crouch End, East Finchley, Enfield Park, Cockfosters, Enfield, Finsbury Park, Friern Barnet, Epping Forest, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Finchley Central, Islington, Barnsbury, Highbury, Highgate, Hornsey, Lower Edmonton, Tufnell Park, Manor House, New Southgate, Holloway, North Finchley, Hendon, Palmers Green, Pinner Green, Pinner, Ponders End, Muswell Hill, Potters Bar, Woodside Park, Seven Sisters, Winchmore Hill, Southgate, Totteridge, Upper Edmonton, Whetstone, Tottenham, Woodford Green, New Barnet, Stoke Newington,

West London: (w1, w2, w3, w4, w5, w6, w7, w8, w9, w10, w11, w12, w13, w14)
Isleworth, Acton, Eastcote, Bayswater, Charlton, Brook Green, Chiswick, Ealing, Uxbridge, Greenford, Hanger Lane, Hanwell, Hammersmith, Holland Park, Kensington, Elsham, Notting Hill, East Molesley, Ladbroke Grove, Marylebone, Mayfair, North Kensington, Warwick Avenue, Osterley, Paddington, Perivale, Shepherd’s Bush, Strand,Addlestone, West Brompton, Kensal Green, Queens Park, West Ealing,

Southwest London: (sw1, sw2, sw3, sw4, sw5, sw6, sw7, sw8, sw9, sw10, sw11, sw12, sw13, sw14, sw15, sw16, sw17, sw18, sw19, sw20)
Twickenham, Balham, Barnes, Beddington Corner, Earl’s Court, Epsom Downs, Beddington, Parson’s Green, Battersea, Ewell, Chelsea, Chertsey, East Sheen, Stockwell, Kew, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Brixton, Raynes Park, Streatham, Castelnau, Fulham, Mitcham, Morden, Kew Gardens, Tulse Hill, Kingston-upon-Thames, Merton, Mortlake, Putney, Kingston, Nine Elms, Wandsworth, Epsom, Esher, West Kensington, Teddington, Wimbledon, Claygate, Richmond, Southfields, Hook, South Wimbledon, Tooting, World’s End, Chessington, Streatham Hill, Weston Green, South Kensington, South Lambeth, Westminster, Woodmansterne, Pimlico, Clapham, Brompton, Carshalton, Brentford, Worcester Park

Northwest London: (nw1, nw2, nw3, nw4, nw5, nw6, nw7, nw8, nw9, nw10, nw11, nw12, nw13, nw14, nw15)
Neasden, Brent Cross, West Hampstead, Wembley, Camden Town, Northolt, Hampstead,Kilburn, Havering, Golders Green, Harrow, Temple Fortune, Cricklewood, Kingsbury, St John’s Wood, Greenhill, Harlesden, Colindale, Maida Vale, Mill Hill, Regent’s Park, Hampstead Heath, Harrow on the hill, Willesden, Sudbury, Swiss Cottage,

East London: (e1, e2, e3, e4, e5, e6, e7, e8, e9, e10, e11, e12, e13, e14, e15, e16, e17, e18)
Homerton, Aldgate, Bethnal Green, Forest Gate, Highams Park, Bow, Chigwell, Bexley, Canning Town, Clapton, Dalston, Bromley-by-Bow, Hackney, Buckhurst Hill, Grange Hill, South Woodford, Millwall, Isle of Dogs, West Ham, Whitechapel, Leyton, Stratford, East End, Upper Wandsworth, Bromley, Leytonstone, Barking, Becontree, North Woolwich, Stamford Hill, East Ham, Hainault, Manor Park, Plaistow, Redbridge, Dagenham, Chingford, Stepney,Walthamstow, Woodford Green, Poplar, Woodford, Upton Park,

Southeast London: (se1, se2, se3, se4, se5, se6, se7, se8, se9, se10, se11, se12, se13, se14, se15, se16, se17, se18, se19, se20, se21, se22, se23, se24, se25, se26, se27, se28)
Greenwich, Grove Park, Bellingham, Addington, Anerley, Blackheath, Chislehurst, Crofton Park, Cross, Deptford, Eltham, Lee, Lewisham, New Cross Gate, Dulwich, Elephant & Castle, Eltham Park, Foots Cray, Herne Hill, Crystal Palace, Plumstead, East Dulwich, Forest Hill, Hither Green, Sydenham, Walworth, Abbey Wood, Waterloo, Lambeth, Peckham, West Norwood, Beckenham, Rotherhithe, Penge, New Cross, Croydon, Shirley, North Woolwich, Sidcup, Honor Oak Park, Charlton, Upper Norwood, Southwark, Nunhead, Borough, Brockley, Camberwell, Catford, Westcombe Park, East Croydon, South Bermondsey