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All radiators must have TRV's fitted in all rooms except bathrooms and any rooms where a thermostat is located. The exception to this are single storey, open plan dwellings where the living area is more than 70% of the total usable floor area. Then this type of dwelling can be controlled as one zone.
 
All radiators must have TRV's fitted in all rooms except bathrooms and any rooms where a thermostat is located. The exception to this are single storey, open plan dwellings where the living area is more than 70% of the total usable floor area. Then this type of dwelling can be controlled as one zone.
  
'''EXISTING INSTALLATIONS:''' When carrying out boiler replacements on an existing system, the regulations do not require separate zoning of the upstairs and downstairs and compliance with the regulations can be achieved by a single room thermostat or programmable room thermostat.  It is however recommended that [//www.heatweb.com/wiki/index.php?title=Thermostatic_Radiator_Valves&action=edit&redlink=1 TRV's] are fitted to all rooms except the bathrooms and the room where a thermostat is located.
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'''EXISTING INSTALLATIONS:''' When carrying out boiler replacements on an existing system, the regulations do not require separate zoning of the upstairs and downstairs and compliance with the regulations can be achieved by a single room thermostat or programmable room thermostat.  It is however recommended that [//www.heatweb.co.uk/w/index.php?title=Thermostatic_Radiator_Valves&action=edit&redlink=1 TRV's] are fitted to all rooms except the bathrooms and the room where a thermostat is located.
  
 
'''The appliance must be installed in accordance with, and comply to, the current: IEE Regulations, Building Regulations, Building Standards (Scotland) (Consolidation), Building Regulations (Northern Ireland), local water by-laws, Health & Safety Document 635 (The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989) and any other local requirements.'''
 
'''The appliance must be installed in accordance with, and comply to, the current: IEE Regulations, Building Regulations, Building Standards (Scotland) (Consolidation), Building Regulations (Northern Ireland), local water by-laws, Health & Safety Document 635 (The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989) and any other local requirements.'''

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NEW COMPLETE SYSTEM INSTALLATIONS: When carrying out a completely new heating system installation in a new build property or a first time installation in an existing property, then the heating system must conform to current building regulations Part L1a. All new domestic heating systems must have a minimum of two heating zones. Each of these zones should be controlled by a thermostat and zone valve. Alternatively individual electronically controlled Thermostatic Radiator Valves may be fitted. If domestic hot water is provided by a storage system then the storage system or cylinder will require separate time and temperature control.

All radiators must have TRV's fitted in all rooms except bathrooms and any rooms where a thermostat is located. The exception to this are single storey, open plan dwellings where the living area is more than 70% of the total usable floor area. Then this type of dwelling can be controlled as one zone.

EXISTING INSTALLATIONS: When carrying out boiler replacements on an existing system, the regulations do not require separate zoning of the upstairs and downstairs and compliance with the regulations can be achieved by a single room thermostat or programmable room thermostat. It is however recommended that TRV's are fitted to all rooms except the bathrooms and the room where a thermostat is located.

The appliance must be installed in accordance with, and comply to, the current: IEE Regulations, Building Regulations, Building Standards (Scotland) (Consolidation), Building Regulations (Northern Ireland), local water by-laws, Health & Safety Document 635 (The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989) and any other local requirements.

BRITISH & IRISH STANDARDS Where no specific instruction is given, reference should be made to the relevant British and/or Irish Standard codes of Practice.

  • BS7074:1 Code of practice for domestic and hot water supply
  • EN12828 Central heating for domestic premises
  • BS7593 Treatment of water in domestic hot water central heating systems
  • ECTI National rules for electrical installations

POTABLE WATER: All seals, joints and compounds (including flux and solder) and components used as part of the secondary domestic water system must be approved by WRAS.

FITTING AND MODIFICATIONS: Fitting the appliance and any controls to the appliance may only be carried out by a competent engineer. Any misuse or unauthorised modifications to the appliance or associated components and systems could invalidate the guarantee and may lead to serious injury or even death. The manufacturer accepts no liability arising from any such actions, excluding statutory rights.

SERVICING: The end user should be advised to have the system serviced annually by a competent engineer. Contact Thermal Integration Ltd for a list of approved engineers. Approved spares must be used to help maintain the economy, safety and reliability of the appliance. The service engineer must complete the Service Record after each service.