Fireplaces, chimneys and flues

6.8.2Provision of information

Designs and specifications shall be produced in a clearly understandable format, include all relevant information and be distributed to the appropriate personnel.

Clear and fully detailed drawings should be available on site to enable work to be carried out in accordance with the design. Designs and specifications should be issued to site supervisors, relevant specialist subcontractors and suppliers, and include the following information:

  • Position and size of hearths, fireplaces, chimneys and flues.
  • Position and proximity of combustible materials.
  • Position and details of flue terminals or outlets.
  • Position of DPCs and flashings.
  • Construction details of fireplace openings and chimney connections.
  • Details of materials to be used.
  • Limitations of the type of appliance or open fire that can be installed and fuel that can be used.
  • Details of the tests required on chimneys and flues, including who is responsible for carrying them out.