Important Gas Regulations & Guidelines For Your Kitchen Remodelling Project
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As with all things - and especially Gas Regulations
- if you know what you're doing the job is easy; if you don't know what you're doing - get someone in who does!
Please note that the following information may be different for countries outside - and even inside - the United Kingdom.
You should contact your local Building Authority for advice and guidance on Regulations that affect your specific locality.
As from the 1st April 2002 the UK Government introduced radical changes to the Building Regulations 2000. These changes primarily relate to energy conservation in all buildings both domestic and commercial.
Gas Regulations are very specific with regard to the legality and competency of anyone fitting gas appliances or laying gas pipe-work.
CORGI (Council for Registered Gas Installers) was founded in 1970 to protect the public from the dangers of unsafe gas installations and poorly trained tradesmen that can give the industry a bad name. Bad experiences can make people extremely wary when it comes to employing someone to install or repair a gas appliance.
CORGI maintain an up-to-date register of qualified gas installers and, as a consequence, the CORGI badge is a guarantee of quality, making it the standard to look for when employing a tradesman.
In recent years, registration has become a legal requirement for anyone installing or repairing gas fittings or appliances. So, you can be sure that any work completed by a CORGI technician will be done competently and safely.
CORGI keep a register of professionals who can carry out work safely and competently in your home. You must always ask to see their CORGI ID card when they arrive. This card tells you clearly what types of work the person is able to carry out for you.
Main tips for gas appliance installations:
Always use CORGI registered installersAlways check the engineer's ID card
To learn more about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, find a CORGI registered installer in your area (UK only), and how the current
gas regulations can affect your kitchen project, click on this link to take you to the CORGI website.