Solid Fuel Installer Manual



BPEC have developed the Solid Fuel Installer Course to help installers to meet the requirements of UK building regulations and standards, and manufacturers for the installation of ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ domestic solid fuel heating equipment that is currently available today.

An important element of this course is to understand the requirement to meet National Occupation Standards for competency for installation of domestic solid fuel heating systems.

This manual is to be used in conjunction with the training course, with both covering the following:

• Introduction to solid fuel and wood heating
• Solid fuel wood heating
• Combustion, appliance types and fuel types
• Legislation, regulations and standards
• Flues and chimneys classification
• Flues and chimneys ventilation
• Appliance installation requirements
• Appliance maintenance requirements
• Basic chimney faults
• Unsafe situations

BPEC recommend that you use the training manual as a pre-course study pack to prepare you for training and assessment.

These materials will serve both as a means of learning, as well as a tool of reference for future use.


Delivery of this manual within the UK is included in the price.

Standard UK delivery is 1-5 working days. Orders of 20+ manuals make take longer so please order in plenty of time for your course.

For orders outside of the UK please call the office on 01332 376000 for a delivery cost and to make payment, or email


With over 200 BPEC approved colleges/training centres throughout the UK, we can help find one local to you. Enter your postcode or town in the Find Your Nearest Centre search function and select the course you are interested in.

Once you have obtained the contact details for the centre/college, please contact them directly to obtain course dates/prices etc.