It’s been a year now since the Boiler plus legislation was introduced in April 2018.
According to the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) the new legislation has encouraged innovation within the industry and delivered a greater range of heating system products for consumers to choose from.
HHIC have identified the following areas where Boiler Plus could extend:
- Mandatory Boiler Plus beyond the combi boiler market.
- Mandatory Boiler Plus for new build heating system installations.
- Annual boiler servicing.
- Installation best practice (such as hydraulic balancing)
- Heating system treatment and protection
See what Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC says here
What’s Boiler Plus legislation?
The Building Regulations sets out mandatory standards for boiler installations that must be met by every installer.
This includes the Boiler Plus requirements which came into force in April 2018, which sets the minimum efficiency for the boiler, or in the case of gas combi boilers, there is an additional efficiency requirement.
Any boilers installed without the measures set out in the Boiler Plus Standards are considered non-compliant with the Building Regulations.
Responsibility for compliance sits with the person carrying out the work, and noncompliant installations can lead to action being taken against the installer.
An installer is not excused from their obligations by making their customer aware that the work is non-compliant.
If a consumer believes they have been provided with a non-compliant installation, they have the right to ask the original installer to fix the issue.
Download HHIC installer guidance on Boiler Plus
Download HHIC consumer guidance on Boiler Plus