Approvals and Compliance

Appendix Q

Building Regulations Approved Document L – ‘Part L’ – requires all new homes to undergo a Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) that calculates the energy consumption and carbon emissions for each dwelling. SAP Appendix Q was introduced to promote energy efficient ventilation products and allows the energy performance of new technologies and advanced versions of existing technologies to be evaluated for inclusion in SAP and DER (Dwelling Emission Rate) calculations.


The ‘BEAB Approved’ mark is an electrical safety mark whose scope covers electrical products for domestic and small office use. It demonstrates that the UK’s leading, independent approvals specialists have evaluated a product to the highest European and International standards and that a product meets the essential requirements of the relevant EU Directives.

CE approval

The CE mark is the manufacturer’s declaration to appropriate enforcement authorities that the product complies with all relevant European Directives, such as the Low Voltage Directive for Safety (73/23/EEC, amended by 93/96/EEC) and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive for Radio Interference (89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC), see below. Heatstore products comply with European Directives and carry the CE mark.

EMC compliance

With increasing levels of electrical equipment comes the need to limit interference. The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 89/336/EEC, as amended by 91/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC, set standards for interference levels: products must be constructed so that they do not cause excessive electromagnetic interference and are not unduly affected by electromagnetic interference. Most electrical and electronic products marketed in the European Economic Area must comply with the EMC Directive.

Part L

Building Regulations Approved Document L – ‘Part L’ – requires that reasonable provision is made for the conservation of energy (fuel/power) by limiting heat loss and heat (solar) gain through the fabric of a dwelling, and also by addressing the efficiency of heating, lighting and mechanical ventilation services. Guidance is also given on the expected performance of installed building services. As part of Part L1 all boilers installed in England and Wales should fall into SEDBUK (see opposite) band A or B (high-efficiency or condensing boilers). All new buildings (without prior planning consent) must comply with the latest regulations from October 2006. Throughout this catalogue we indicate where Heatstore products comply with the requirements of Part L. Note: Part L2 applies to all building uses other than dwellings and refers to heating, mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning systems, lighting efficiency, space heating controls, air permeability plus air tightness testing of larger buildings, solar emission, the certification, testing and commissioning of heating and ventilation systems, and the requirements for energy meters.

RoHS compliance

RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substances, Directive 2002/95/EC – restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance. The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).

WEEE regulations

Heatstore fully conforms to Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Regulations which came into full effect on 1 July 2007. If you are in any doubt about the safe disposal of WEEE products, please contact us for advice on 0117 923 5375 or fax our technical team on 0117 938 6465.


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The Heatstore Dynamic Radiator has been tested at BSRIA. Report number 54840/1. Full details are available upon request.