Site survey

Importance of a site survey

When installing a new heating appliance, or updating a old one, a site survey will help you to find the best type of appliance, flue system and location of heating appliance for your home, as well as providing you with an accurate quotation of cost.

Before purchasing your new heating appliance, we highly recommend that we complete a site survey to establish the appliance’s suitability to your home. A site survey needs to be completed by a suitably qualified engineer (HETAS or GAS SAFETY registered installer) before installing an appliance to your home. You can arrange this by visiting your Stovax or Gazco retailer.

During a typical site survey, we will take into consideration the appropriate heat output for the room, the relevant location within the house and the most suitable flue system for your appliance.

If you are currently replacing an existing appliance, the site survey will recognise the requirements of the Building Regulations or recommend any changes that have to be made to comply. If the installation is new, the site survey will identify the requirements for the hearth, flue system, ventilation and clearances to any combustible materials to maintain safe use.

Another important reason to consider a site survey is that it will recognise the most suitable appliance for the location of your home. Some areas of the country are designated as Smoke Control Areas. If you plan to invest in a solid fuel appliance, you may need to investigate whether you live in this area. We will be able to identify this during the site survey and will ensure that we provide you with the appropriate appliance for these areas. Find out more about Smoke Control Areas and the suitable appliances for these areas.

Further to above, the site survey will allow us to provide you with a comprehensive quotation of the cost of supplying and fitting your appliance, consequently avoiding any unexpected expense.