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. We are updating our canal boat installations page, 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. They will come out to see the installation and make sure that it conforms to current Building Regulations. There will be a charge for this visit.
Chilli Penguin Stoves uses a HETAS engineer for installations local to our workshop in North Wales, see local HETAS installer page.
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.
The following diagrams are examples of domestic installations.