Central Heating Question

Boilers in the loft?

I have recently started renting a property where the boiler is fitted in the loft? Is it true that if there is loft boiler the loft needs to be floored have lighting and also access by ladder. I have none of this but i have a gas saftey certificate which passes this.

4 Answers

You wouldn't have a certificate if it needed all that you say, I would'nt worry
about the boiler, your not allowed to touch it anyway, it's the landlord's fault
if he has to pay extra because of the access problem's each time the boilers goes wrong.
Kind regards

Answered 27th Feb 2012

Paul Callaghan Builder

Member since 27 Feb 2012

fraid so mate.there should be crawl boards to and around the boiler,a source of light and the ladder needs to be solid,them are the rules set down.mind you landlords only want one thing dont they?tell you now i wouldent go up there as it is

Answered 1st Mar 2012

clydebank plumbing and heating

Member since 14 Apr 2011

Its fine to have boiler up there its out of the way but when it comes to fixing or servicing boiler the plummer will need some way of getting to boiler eg lay some boards down from loft door to boiler and most plummers have a ladder to hand so it does not seem a prob
Hope this helps

Answered 19th Apr 2012

Harrow Lofts

Member since 13 Dec 2011

Have a quite word with your landlord,,

Answered 22nd Apr 2012

MTR Lofts Ltd

Member since 2 Jul 2008

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