Biomass fuelled appliances

Building regulations

If you wish to install a biomass appliance, building regulations apply. You should take into account factors such as ventilation, noise and general safety. Installation should be carried out by a suitably qualified installer.

Building regulations also apply to other aspects of the work such as electrical installation and plumbing work. It is advisable to contact an installer who can provide the necessary advice, preferably one who belongs to either the Microgeneration Certification Scheme or the relevant Competent Person Schemes.

General guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work in order to comply with the building regulations and practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations can be found in the approved documents section.

Approved documents.