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Thanks for the info, I’ll follow this up.
There was a good presentation at one of last years AGSM Technical meetings that covered this and it’s on the AGSM portal to download.
I’m hearing that a Building Control Officer is suggesting the use of an Intumescent Collar to overcome this issue.
Any advice on what you or others are doing to replace boilers in high rise at present would be appreciated.
I’ve got a single boiler that needs replacing in a void and a block of 72 units I’m planning to re-clad and all 72 flues will need altering to accomodate the new cladding.
That would be great, my address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support, Trevor.
Thanks for the positive response.
I like the idea of attaching a label to the meter, is this something you’ve produced and could you share a copy of your label as I’d like to do something similar.
Have you ever locked off the ecv to stop a reconnection in addition to the disc?
Thanks for sharing.
I’d be pleased if it could be raised at a technical meeting. I’m hoping to join you at the next Bristol event on 30/01/18 if it could be raised there.
In the mean time I’m happy if you could share my contact details with anyone using a different approach.
Kind regards, Trevor.
Thanks for the update, really appreciated.
I’m led to believe that force entry is being used by other Housing Associations and I was hoping to understand who they are and discuss the process they use.
I’m also looking at reviewing the Mutual Exchange and Void process.
How did your procedure progress, is this something you could share?
My current thoughts are the same process for Mutual Exchange and Voids with a 2 stage procedure:
Stage 1 – Contractor gains access to the void premises, completes an inspection of all installed fittings/appliances (completing any remedial action as necessary), disconnects and caps the gas meter and issues a Landlord Gas Safety Record (LGSR) certificate.
Stage 2 – Contractor re-visits the property following a new tenant taking up residency, uncaps and re-connects the gas meter and completes the relevant safety checks/inspections and issues an LGSR certificate.
(An added bonus to this procedure is that any defective or obsolete appliances, such as boilers etc. can be identified and replaced thereby minimising disruption to the new resident).
The same potential risk exists with a mutual exchange property therefore, timescales allowing, the same procedure will be followed in order to minimise the potential risk.
If anyone could share best practice it would be appreciated.