Gas Cooker Regulations

When having a gas cooker installation there are specific regulations that apply to ensure safe and correct use and maintenance. These gas cooker regulations have been put in place and must be followed by law.

Any gas cookers installation should be completed by a Gas Safe registered engineer who is competent and qualified. Anyone who is not Gas Safe registered and completes your gas cooker installation has carried out illegal work and will not comply with the gas cooker regulations.

The regulations for a freestanding gas cooker with a high level grill require a minimum of 610mm clearance above the grill. A minimum of 20mm is required either side of the appliance. After the gas cookers installation is completed, the engineer will ensure that the appropriate space is there. If you have any queries about your appliance you should always refer to the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

When it comes to hobs a minimum of 750mm clearance is required above a gas hob to a cooker hood. The gap may be reduced to 727mm above a gas hob on the condition that the hood is cleaned regularly to prevent fire hazards. This should be checked by an engineer when having a gas cooker installation carried out. Any wall units that are either side of the hood must be at least 366mm above. A minimum of 300mm clearance is required either side of the hob if being installed next to flammable material. To ensure you comply with gas cooker regulations you must make sure that there is space to accommodate the measurements of the new gas cooker, oven, hood and hobs before your installation.

Due to new gas regulations any appliance installed in specific buildings must contain a Flame Supervision Device. A Flame Supervision Device is part of the gas burner system. The device detects if the flame is extinguished and cuts off the gas supply. This affects flats and multi-dwelling buildings which include dual purpose properties i.e. flats above shops. It does not include detached, semi-detached or terraced houses.

Most gas cookers come with flame supervision devices. In order to check if a gas cooker has a Flame Supervision Device before purchasing it, you should check on the device list. However, stand alone gas-only cookers have not enabled this at all. This is because many stand alone gas cookers have no electric supply.

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Daniel Davies

My Gas Oven is fully installed and functional, I am ready to take tips from my Jamie Oliver cookbook! Thanks for your service, I have no complaints at all.

Debbie Gilbert

I had a free standing cooker installation and I was more than willing to write a review. The engineer was funny and very bubbly. If all your engineers are like this, you have an admirable team of engineers! Thanks a lot.

Arnold Reegan

Trustworthy Gas Safe registered engineers that disconnected my hob within 30 mins. I couldn't provide a better service myself. Thanks.

Ibrahim Almazwagi

Got my dual fuel cooker installed today and your company made my day! Having a disconnection free because of my installation was perfect. Thanks for your services

Lin Chi

Free standing gas cooker installation went really well and very fast. The engineer came 10 minutes early and left within 20 mins. More than satisfied with my new cooker thank you.

James Hanagan

I had to leave a review. These guys are fantastic, I would recommend to literally anyone. Thanks for your help and advice.

Emma Herbridge

I called the engineer for a cooker service, although when I made the call I forgot to mention that I might need a gas hose. Not that it mattered he had a spare! Prepared and efficient. Well done!

Wayne Edwards

I called 2 companies who struggled to fit me in with a busy schedule, really frustrating. So thanks for the quick response.

Vanessa Marshall

I didn't know why my kitchen smelled of gas sometimes, especially after cooking. The engineer told me my gas hose was not connected properly. This could have been a real danger to my health and safety. Thank you for your help.

Ahmed Khan

So happy my new cooker is ready to use. No hidden costs, just what you want. Thanks