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Can my gas cooker be totally free standing

My extremely small kitchen base units have been ruined by a major flood and they are being replaced by my insurance in the exact same position as they were . I have a totally free standing gas cooker and some people are telling me that this is now illegal and it has to be fitted in with work top either side of it

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The minimum requirement youj will need for your cooker is that it be secured with a safety chain to the back wall.This is a gas requirement and also a safety issue.Generally yes your cooker should have units to either side this is to facilitate a "lay off" area in the event of you needing to remove a boiling pan from the burners in an emergancy.


Answered 8th Jun 2011

As long as the cooker is fixed to the wall by means of a chain, this is fine.cheers


Answered 9th Jun 2011


As long as the cooker is fixed from the rear with a chain as this is a legal requirement, it may remain freestanding. It is worth noting however that a surface should be available close to the cooker should you need to remove something hot or burning from the heat in an emergency. This is why a cooker is generally situated between units. You may also consider the purchase of a relevant fire extinguisher/fire blanket for the kitchen.


Answered 14th Jun 2011

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