Whether you are buying a pre-loved cooker, or you have bought a new one, it is essential that you consider installation. Installing a new gas cooker isn’t as simple as taking out the old one and attaching a new one in its place.
By law, gas cookers have to be installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer or plumber. The same law states that if someone who is not Gas Safe registered installs a gas cooker, the work is illegal and therefore not compliant with regulations. If you are installing a cooker with eye level grill there must be at list 61 cm between the grill and the ceiling or any cupboards, and a minimum of 20mm (2cm) on either side. Your engineer will make sure that there is enough space one the cooker has been installed. If you live in a flat, multi-dwelling building or dual purpose property (for example, a flat above a shop), you must have a cooker with a Flame Supervision Device. This device senses when the flame is out and automatically cuts the gas supply.
If you are unsure about the regulations surrounding your cooker and installation, get in touch with PH247. Our engineers will be happy to advise you on the suitability and installation process of your new or used gas cooker, and will advise you on the best way to get it installed safely and legally.
We understand the worry associated with having to replace home equipment, and the associated costs. However, there are risks that you simply can’t afford to take, and unapproved gas cooker installation is one of them. Our engineers will work with you to offer a transparent, affordable, reliable and – most of all – safe solution so that you, your family or your tenants can cook with complete peace of mind.