Building Regulations

NHBC Standards – 6 8 Fireplaces, chimneys and flues

Summary

Chapter 6.8 This Chapter gives guidance on meeting the Technical Requirements and recommendations for fireplaces, chimneys and flues.
NHBC Standards do not cover aspects of health and safety relating to building operations and to the handling and use of certain building materials. Such matters are covered by statutory requirements.
This version of the Standards has been updated to include the Amendments to the Standards April 2004. Previous versions of the standards can be accessed in the Archive section (below).

Section 6.8 Contents

DESIGNS

•        Design Standard

•        Statutory requirements

•        General considerations

•        Fireplaces and hearths (solid fuel)

•        Walls near appliances (solid fuel)

•        Flue pipes (solid fuel)

•        Chimneys and flues (solid fuel)

•        Chimney terminals (solid fuel)

•        Fireplaces and hearths (gas)

•        Flue pipes (gas)

•        Chimneys (gas)

•        Fireplaces and hearths (oil)

•        Flue pipes (oil)

•        Chimneys (oil)

•        Timber frame construction

•        Provision of information

 

MATERIALS

•        Materials standards

•        Bricks

•        Concrete blocks

•        Stone masonry

•        Mortar

•        Flue liners

•        Flue pipes

•        Flue terminals

•        Flue blocks for gas appliances

•        Twin wall flue systems

•        Flashings

•        Damp proof course

 

SITEWORK

•        Sitework standards

•        Fireplaces and hearths

•        Flues

•        Chimneys

•        Terminals

•        Provision of combustion air

•        Testing

 

APPENDIX 6.8-A

•        Statutory references

 

APPENDIX 6.8-B

•        Provision of combustion air

 

APPENDIX 6.8-C

•        Minimum sizes for flues contained in chimneys

 

APPENDIX 6.8-D

•        Typical construction details

 

APPENDIX 6.8-E

•        Flue outlet positions for solid fuel appliances

 

APPENDIX 6.8-F

•        Flue outlet position for gas appliances

 

APPENDIX 6.8-G

•        Flue outlet positions for oil appliances

 

LIST OF CHAPTERS
INDEX

Archive

Chapter 6.8 (2003)

Amendments to the Standards (2003)

 

 

Source: NHBC Standards

             April 2004

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