Kitchen Fitting Question

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

3 Answers

Best Answer

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

Duwood Design

Member since 15 Aug 2009

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

Answered 9th Jun 2011

The Plymouth Kitchen Company

Member since 2 Oct 2010


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


Member since 16 Jun 2011

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