BS 5871-4:2007 - Specification for the installation and maintenance of gas fires, convector heaters, fire/back boilers and decorative fuel effect gas appliances. Independent gas-fired flueless fires, convector heaters and heating stoves of nominal heat in

BS 5871-4:2007

Specification for the installation and maintenance of gas fires, convector heaters, fire/back boilers and decorative fuel effect gas appliances. Independent gas-fired flueless fires, convector heaters and heating stoves of nominal heat input not exceeding 6 kW (2nd and 3rd family gases)

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : July 2007

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This part of BS 5871 specifies installation and maintenance requirements for independent gas-fired flueless fires, convector heaters and heating stoves of nominal heat input not exceeding 6 kW burning 2nd and 3rd family gases for the purpose of heating rooms or internal spaces in domestic or commercial premises. Specifically, it covers:

  • Fixed appliances that satisfy all the requirements of BS EN 14829
  • Fixed appliances that satisfy the combustion requirements of BS EN 14829
  • Convector heaters of nominal heat input not exceeding 4.2 kW in the form of greenhouse heaters in respect of single appliance installations.

This part of BS 5871 covers the selection of a suitable appliance, room sizing and ventilation requirements and other measures necessary to ensure a safe installation.

This standard is not applicable to: 

  • Mobile and portable appliances conforming to BS EN 449
  • Appliances in motor caravans and touring caravans
  • Appliances in boats with onboard gas supplies
  • Installations in agricultural premises
  • Installations in transportable accommodation units.

BS 5871-4 supports BS EN 1482, and comes into effect on publication of BS EN 1482 later this year.
Parts 1, 2 and 3 of BS 5871 are available.

KIT 174 Gas fire appliances kit (BS 5871)




Standard NumberBS 5871-4:2007
TitleSpecification for the installation and maintenance of gas fires, convector heaters, fire/back boilers and decorative fuel effect gas appliances. Independent gas-fired flueless fires, convector heaters and heating stoves of nominal heat input not exceeding 6 kW (2nd and 3rd family gases)
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 July 2007
Confirm Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 7977-1:2002, BS 6891, BS 5440-2, BS 5482-1, BS 7671, BS 8423, BS 7967-2:2005, BS 5482-2, IGE/UP/2, BS EN 50292, BS 669-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)IM/28, PD 6501-1, PD 5482-3, Approved Document B:2006, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) Statutory, CR 1404:1994, Rules 2000, CR 1472:1997, LPGA TM 83:2005, BS EN 449, BS EN 50291, Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1995, CORGI: The gas industry unsafe situations procedure., Health and Safety (Gas) (Guernsey) Ordinance 2006, BS EN 14829, Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations, EH40:2005, PD 6516, (Northern Ireland) 2004, BS 476-4, IGE/UP/1B:2002, Gas Safety (Application) (Isle of Man) Order 1996, Dealing with unsafe situations in customers premises, Building Regulations 2000, Asbestos (Prohibition) Regulations 1999, DD 221:1997, Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, IGE/UP/8:2000, IGE/UP/1:1995, Approved Document P:2004, Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, BS 7967-1:2005, IGE/UP/1A:1998
Draft Superseded By06/30096954 DC
Descriptors3rd family gases, Maintenance, 2nd family gases, Boilers, Exhaust gases, Flow measurement, Gas-powered devices, Gas-fired heaters, Convection heaters, Fire-tube boilers, Ventilation, Fuel-effect appliances, Gas space heating, Safety measures, Combustion products, Hot-water boilers, Flueless heaters, Installation
ICS97.100.20
CommitteeGSE/30
ISBN978 0 580 53949 7
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages38
File Size434 KB
Price£214.00


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