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    Does a gas hob need to be fitted by a Gas Safe registered engineer?

    Heating Engineers

    Hello all
    I am in the process of kitchen renovations at the moment and will need a new gas hob to be installed.
    I had thought his would be a task only a Gas Safe registered engineer would be able to do legally, however the builder involved in my renovation work tells me that it is a simple change of disconnecting the old hob and reconnecting to the new, so it would be too minor to need a specialist and that he could do it himself.
    Is this the case, or am I having the wool pulled over my eyes?
    I’d like to hear from the horse’s mouth on this, from actual engineers.

    Asked by LAURA on 8th Sep 2019
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    Infinite Maintenance

    I would strongly disagree with what you have been advised.
    Any gas installs must be completed by a fully qualified gas engineer who is also gas safe registered.
    The reason why you need a Gas safe engineer is because it is not as simple as disconnecting the old gas hob and reconnecting a new one. There a number of checks and test run by the engineer and most importantly making sure there will be no gas leaks.
    All new gas installs need to be certified and notified to the gas safe register."

    Answered on 26th Sep 2019 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    TJ Heating

    "Hi, yes it does need to be disconnected and reconnected by a gas safe engineer. Also, when it is reconnected it will need commissioning. Your builder is breaking the law.

    Answered on 16th Sep 2019 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    1st choice Gas Care Ltd

    "Hello! Yes that is a job that should be done by someone that is Gas Safe registered. A freestanding cooker is designed that it can be disconnected/connected by anyone, but that doesn’t apply to a gas hob. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 16th Sep 2019 - Member since Mar 2018 - report

    "Yes as you have to break in to the gas supply to connect"

    Answered on 17th Sep 2019 - Member since May 2018 - report
    Boiler King

    "Hi there, yes you are correct. Any gas work needs to be done by a Gas Safe Registered engineer, no matter how small. He could fit the job for you, but not connect the Gas I'm afraid. Hope this helps"

    Answered on 20th Sep 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report

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