Building Regulations Approved document J - Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems (2002)

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Contents

This Building Regulations Approved Document J – Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems, which took effect on 1 April 2002, contains the following sections:

General Guidance

  • Introduction to the provisions
  • Explanation of terms used
  • Measuring the size of flues and ducts

 

Provisions Which Apply Generally to Combustion Installations

  • Performance
  • Air supply for combustion appliances
  • Permanently open ventilation of rooms
  • Permanent ventilation of appliance compartments
  • Ventilation of other rooms or spaces
  • Permanently open air vents
  • Provisions complying with both Part F and part J
  • Interaction of mechanical extract ventilation and open-flued combustion appliances
  • Provision of flues
  • Condensates in flues
  • Construction of masonry chimneys
  • Construction of flueblock chimneys
  • Material change of use
  • Connecting flue pipes
  • Repair of flues
  • Re-use of existing flues
  • Use of flexible metal flue liners for the relining of chimneys
  • Use of plastic fluepipe systems
  • Factory made metal chimneys
  • Configuration of natural draught flues serving open-flued appliances
  • Inspection of cleaning openings in flues
  • Flues discharging at low level near boundaries
  • Dry lining around fireplace openings
  • Condition of combustion installations at completion
  • Notice plates for hearths and flues
  • Access to combustion appliances for maintenance

 

Additional Provisions for Appliances Burning Solid Fuel

  • Air supply to appliances
  • Size of flues
  • Height of flues
  • Outlets from flues
  • Connecting fluepipes
  • Location and shielding of connecting fluepipes
  • Debris collecting space
  • Masonry and flueblock chimneys
  • Separation of combustible material from fireplaces and flues
  • Factory made metal chimneys
  • Lining and relining of flues in chimneys
  • Formation of gathers
  • Hearths
  • Fireplace recesses and prefabricated appliance chambers
  • Fireplace lining components
  • Walls adjacent to hearths
  • Alternative approach

 

Additional Provisions For Gas Burning Appliances

  • Gas safety (installation and use) regulations
  • Gas fires (other than flueless gas fires)
  • Flueless gas appliances
  • Air supply to gas fires and other appliances
  • Flued decorative fuel effect (DFE) fires
  • Flued appliances other than decorative fuel effect fires
  • Air supply to flueless appliances
  • Size of natural draught flues for open-flued appliances
  • Height of natural draught flues for open-flued appliances
  • Outlets from flues
  • Provision of flues
  • Connecting fluepipe components
  • Masonry chimneys
  • Flueblock chimneys
  • Factory made metal chimneys
  • Location and shielding of flues
  • Relining of flues in chimneys
  • Debris collection space for chimneys
  • Bases for back boilers
  • Hearths
  • Shielding of appliances
  • Alternative approach

 

Additional Provisions For Oil-Burning Appliances

  • Scope
  • Appliances fitted in bathrooms and shower rooms
  • Size of flues (other than balanced flues and flues designed to discharge through or adjacent to walls)
  • Outlets from flues and flue heights
  • Flues for oil-fired appliances: flue gas temperature
  • Provisions for flue gas temperatures in excess of 250°C
  • Provisions for flue gas temperatures not exceeding 250°C
  • Connecting fluepipe components
  • Masonry chimneys
  • Flueblock chimneys
  • Factory-made metal chimneys
  • Location and shielding of flues
  • Flues for appliances burning Class D oil
  • Hearths for oil-fired appliances
  • Alternative approach

 

Provisions For Liquid Fuel Storage and Supply

  • Performance
  • Heating oil storage installations
  • Protective measures against fire
  • Oil supply pipe systems: means of automatic isolation
  • Provisions where there is a risk of oil pollution
  • LPG storage installations
  • Tank location and protective measures
  • Location and support of cylinders

 

Appendices

  • Appendix A: Checklist for checking and testing of hearths, fireplaces, flues and chimneys
  • Appendix B: Opening areas of large or unusual fireplaces
  • Appendix C: Example calculation of the ventilation requirements of a gas fired appliance
  • Appendix D: Example calculation of the ventilation requirements of an oil fired appliance
  • Appendix E: Methods of checking compliance with requirement J2
  • Appendix F: Addresses

 

Source:   ODPM  

              (Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.)

 

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