How to install and maintain low pressure gas installation pipework

Peter Mason of Blue Flame Associates Ltd reviews the significant proposed changes to BS 6891 – Specification for the installation and maintenance of low pressure gas installation pipework of up to 35mm (R1¼) in premises. Arevised British Standards Institution (BSI) standard, BS 6891:2013, is currently in the ‘draft for comment’ stage. The revised standard is […]

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Turning down the heat

Domestic heating controls have gone through evolution rather than revolution in the relatively few years since clockwork timers and relay valves. Peter Mason reviews the legislative requirements for heating controls from an energy efficiency viewpoint. Parts L1A and L1B of the Building Regulations dictate that: Reasonable provision shall be made for the conservation of fuel […]

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