We all know how difficult it can be to walk into an appliance store and choose a new cooker. There is an end number of choices to choose from, like a freestanding cooker or built-in cooker, moreover, to look for the fuel that you would want the cooker to be used, size, kinds like single, double, fan assisted, and then prices. Later, you finally choose the right cooker for you, and it is now at your home, you now have another issue, how you plan on installing the cooker, luckily your decision is straightforward, especially if it comes to gas cookers as you need to have a gas safe registered engineer for gas cooker installation in East London.
It would be illegal for an unregistered engineer to complete gas cooker installation in East London, no matter how much your brother’s friend asks you for the job. To use an unregistered engineer is to risk your safety and potentially damage your brand-new cooker, and I believe that it is not worth risking your safety to save a little money. There are reasons why it is a legal requirement for a gas safe registered engineer, the main reason is that there are regulations that need to be adhered to so that you can be sure the cooker has been installed in a safe position, and would not cause any damage to anybody using the cooker or itself.
These regulations affect different kinds of cookers for example there are regulations for freestanding cookers and there are regulations for built-in cookers or cooker hobs. One of the regulations that need to be adhered to in terms of a freestanding cooker is that any freestanding cooker with a high-level grill must have a minimum of 610mm clearance above the gas appliance. Another regulation for freestanding cookers is that on either side of the cooker there must be a gap of 20mm between the cooker and the countertop. Another regulation is that when installing a freestanding cooker, the flexible gas hose needs to be able to hang freely after the cooker has been installed. Also, the flexible hose has to be accessible after the installation, just in case there is a need to turn off the gas. The regulations for a built-in cooker or gas hob are different, as there is a different installation process. One of the regulations for gas hobs is that they must always be connected with a solid copper pipe. Also, there must be a minimum distance of 750mm above the gas hob to a cooker hood. Another regulation for gas hobs is that there should be a clearance of a minimum of 300mm on either side of the gas hob if it is being installed next to flammable material.
Just to let you know even though I have listed these regulations, there are many more regulations about all kinds of cookers and ovens that are important, but if I was to list them all, this article would start to look more like a legal document and you would be reading them for a good period. These regulations may seem like a bore and not particularly important to follow, but these regulations are important to ensure safety because gas cooker installation in East London can be more dangerous than you think, with dangers like gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning, which is as dangerous as it sounds. Touch of heat has the best professionals for emergency boiler repair in North London. Just call them and enjoy the service.