- We do not permit the installation of solid fuel or wood burning appliances for the following reasons:
- Increased risk of CO poisoning
- Increased risk of a house fire
- Increased maintenance costs
- Increased carbon emissions.
- If you live in one of our properties where solid fuel and wood burning appliances are already installed, you must:
- Allow access twice a year for a solid fuel safety check*
- Allow access for remedial repairs*
- Ensure that the throat place, along with any purpose-provided ventilation is free from obstruction and that any dampers are clear and operate freely. If you are unable to carry out these basic safety checks prior to lighting the appliance, you should contact us immediately.
*Refusal to allow access to carry out a solid fuel safety check or remedial repairs will be pursued further, and this may result in court action with the possibility of court fees being awarded.
Please note: We only have a very small number of properties with solid fuel and wood burning appliances already installed.
- Solid fuel or wood burning appliances will be removed from a property when it:
- Becomes void and there is alternative means of heating and hot water
- Is part of a mutual exchange and there is alternative means of heating and hot water
- Is considered ‘beyond economical’ repair
- Is found to be attached to a redundant back boiler unit
- Is identified as being installed without evidence of permission previously being granted by either Yorkshire Coast Homes or Coast & Country Housing*.
*Refusal to remove the solid fuel or wood burning appliance will be pursued further, and this may result in court action with the possibility of court fees being awarded.