I’m doing a job, boxing in a combi boiler and have had concerns about how much ventilation it needs. Its a vaillant eco max combi boiler and have spoke to the guys at vaillant and was informed that as its a combi boiler it doesn’t need ventilation, However, they did say there needs to be a minimum of 500mm from the front of the boiler, to the doors that access it for servicing reasons. It’s ok to put the boiler in a cupboard. If its a room sealed combi it shouldn’t make a difference putting it in a cupboard as it draws its air from outside the house. I tell you what you need to know about fitting a combi boiler in your attic. Are you sick of your boiler taking up unnecessary space in your kitchen or cupboard? However, building and safety regulations specify that you have the following:.
The boiler may be fitted inside a cupboard without having air vents. If the boiler is fitted in a bathroom or shower room, please refer to the current Wiring Regulations and Building Regulations, which explain the different zones in the bathroom where it is safe to install and boiler, and where it is unsafe to do so (In GB this is the current I. When did the building regulations change regarding the locating of non condensing boilers in kitchen cupboards? Am I right to assume that when fitted 15 years ago it would have at that time complied with building regulations?. I left the soffit out of the boiler cupboard for venting. I seem to spend most of my time building luxury flats, these all have a combi boiler built into a bog standard larder unit in the kitchen.
Also I’ve heard that there’s a regulation distance that the boiler must be from windows (although the old one is currently right next to a window). Interestingly, there’s a cupboard next to the front door which is about 1 metre from the gas supply. The combi-boiler is in the cupboard in one of the bedrooms. I got a mail from the letting agency because the combi boiled had to be replaced and the quote with their plumber was around 1100 vat included I decided to ask to another plumber who did a good job a few years ago and I asked him to move the combi boiler from the cupboard in the bedroom upstair to the kitchen downstair The quote of my plumber was around 1400 + 300 to move the combi boiler to the kitchen Total amount around 1700 I decided to proceed with my plumber because I really wanted to move the combi boiler away from the bedroom He completed the work and he wrote an email: The boiler was not moved into the kitchen area as there was not a suitable position for it to go where it would not break regulations. Every time British Gas come to service our boiler, A Worcester combi, there’s yet another regulation about ventilation. We had a boiler cupboard, big enough to fit a tumble dryer in.
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They have relocated their combi boiler to the garden, and have build a wooden cupboard to shield it from the open. You can can get purpose built external boilers that have metal casing around them and are perfectly fine outside s long as they have frost thermostats fitted Standard boilers that are moved outside are not a good idea and if they have wooden casing built around them they will contravene oftec or gas safe regulations I’ve seen a lot of this in my job, some people really don’t have a clue and shouldn’t be allowed near boilers where does the flue exit the bolier by the way? Please tell me it doesn’t go through the woodEdited By: souljacker on Sep 06, 2011 23:38. Boiler Cupboard. We asked James to build a cupboard in the spare bedroom to encase the Combi-boiler which stuck out in the corner rather unattractively. Can anyone advise any regulations that would resrict this? To comply with the water regulations the loop must be physically removed upon completion. An airing cupboard is a godsend to some people for the final drying/storage of clothes. Not only that, this reliable combi boiler range has a compact size so can be conveniently fitted almost anywhere in the home, even in a kitchen cupboard. A There is no new legislation regarding boiler flues, and the British Gas engineer who told your elderly neighbour that she would need a new boiler was mistaken. 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.
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Hi guys. if I have a combi boiler in a cupboard, does the cupboard need a vent in it? Boiler And Unfired Pressure Vessel Regulations. But I would be inclined to agree with the previous poster, it would be against regulations to fit them in bedrooms if it was not safe. My husband is a domestic gas engineer and we have a combi boiler in the cupboard of the room which is going to become the babys room so he would have done something about it by now if it was going to be a problem.