Part J - The Requirement
Part J of the Second Schedule to the Building Regulations 2014, provides as follows: -
J1 A heat producing appliance shall be so installed that there is an adequate supply of air to it for combustion, to prevent overheating and for the efficient working of any flue pipe or chimney serving the appliance.
Discharge of products of combustion.
J2(a) A heat producing appliance shall have adequate provision for the discharge of the products of combustion to the outside air.
Warning of release of Carbon Monoxide.
J2(b) Reasonable provision shall be made to avoid danger to the health and safety of the occupants of a dwelling caused by the release of carbon monoxide from heat producing appliances.
Protection of building.
J3 A heat producing appliance and any flue pipe shall be so designed and installed, and any fireplace and any chimney shall be so designed and constructed, as to reduce to a reasonable level the risk of the building catching
fire in consequence of its use.
Provision of information.
J4(a) Where a hearth, fireplace, flue or chimney is provided or extended, a durable notice containing information on the type of heat producing appliance which can be safely served by the hearth, fireplace, flue or chimney
shall be affixed in a suitable place in the building.
J4(b) Information on the system installed and any continuing maintenance required, to ensure its safe and effective operation and avoid risk to health, shall be provided to the owner.
Fuel storage system – protection against spread of fire to the system.
J5 A fixed fuel storage system, which serves a heat producing appliance, and any associated pipework carrying fuel to that appliance, shall be so located as to reduce to a reasonable level the risk of fuel ignition due to
fire spreading from the building being served or an adjacent building or premises.
Liquid fuel storage system – protection against pollution by the system.
J6 A fixed liquid fuel storage tank, which serves a heat producing appliance, and the pipes connecting it to that appliance shall be so located, constructed and protected as to reduce to a reasonable level the risk of the
fuel escaping and causing pollution.
J7 In this Part, "heat producing appliance" means a fixed appliance (including a cooker and an open fire) which is designed to burn solid fuel, oil, bio-fuel or gas and includes an incinerator.