Boiler Plus 2018: What does the new legislation mean for you?

 

From 6th April 2018 the legislation around heating manufacture and installation in the UK is changing, and there are some big changes.

These changes have been named Boiler Plus and are being introduced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). They address the energy efficiency of heating systems and have raised the bar for both manufacturers and installers.

 

Installers who fail to install boilers in line with these new Building Regulations will be breaking the law and could be prosecuted by Building Control. The Gas Safe Register can also refer safety concerns to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive). Invoicing a customer for work which they claim to be legal but is not is also to be considered fraudulent under Trading Standards.

 

Homeowners who knowingly allow non-compliant work to be carried out could also face prosecution and fines of up to £5,000.