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Building Regulations, Self Certification & Compliance Relating to Oil Boilers

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Building Regulations

Part L – Conversion of Fuel & Power in Dwellings

Part L of the building regulations came into effect in April 2005, ‘oil’ was classified as an exception. However from April 2007, all oil-fired boilers installed in existing dwellings must be condensing boilers. This includes:

– a replacement of an existing oil-fired boiler
– a completely new heating system in an existing dwelling
– a replacement of an alternative fuel type to an oil-fired boiler

If you have completed an exception form, it is not compulsory to use condensing oil-fired boilers until April 2007.

Until 31 March 2007 – the boiler must have a SEDBUK efficiency of not less than 85%.
Until 31 March 2007 – a combi boiler must have a minimum efficiency of not less than 82%.
From 1st April 2007 – the boiler must be a condensing boiler with a SEDBUK efficiency of not less than 86%.
From 1st January 2006 – in line with the Government’s proposal for the new Part L of the building regulations, all heating installations in the new build must meet carbon emission targets. Effectively, the only way to meet carbon emission targets will be to install a condensing oil-fired boiler.

Part P – Electrical Safety in Dwellings

Since January 2005 – any electrical work that involved adding new circuits to dwellings must either be:- Completed by a person competent to do the work, and be notified to/inspected by the Local Authority Building
Control (LABC).
– Completed by a Competent Person registered with a Part P self-certification scheme. The Competent Person
must then notify the scheme provider.
– Small jobs carried out in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms (e.g. replacing socket-outlets on existing
circuits), will also need to be notified to the LABC.

OFTEC has been operating Competent Persons’ self certification schemes for heating installers since April 2005.
Further information is available on its web site: www.oftec.org

An industry recognised accreditation is also available for installers who fit oil boilers. More information about the OFT105E is also available from OFTEC: www.oftec.org

SELF CERTIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE FOR OIL BOILER INSTALLERS

The Government realises that enforcement of the new Building Regulations is important, but LABCs will not be able to inspect every new and replacement boiler installation. Competent Persons’ schemes allow installers to self-certify that their work complies with Building Regulations.

To register on these schemes you will need to complete a recognised training programme.
Installers must inform the scheme provider about every installation and provide details about the installation.
The scheme provider will issue a Building Regulations compliance certificate to the householder, and notify the LABC. Installers who do not belong to a Competent Persons’ scheme will have to obtain a Building Control notice before installing any boiler, therefore it is important that you are able to self-certify.