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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthortonywright
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2007
    I am currently building my own home and the design has an internal chimney stack/breast. I only wish to hang an imitation flame ELECTRIC fire on the breast itself so do I have to install a flue?
    • CommentAuthorbiffvernon
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2007 edited
    Posted By: tonywrightthe design has an internal chimney stack/breast. I only wish to hang an imitation flame ELECTRIC fire on the breast itself
    • CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2007
    I think if you install a chimney Building Control will look to it as operational. "If looks like a chimney, acts like a chimney, then it will have to operate within the rules and regs for a chimney". Try checking out part J of the builing regs and discussing it with the British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers Association.

    • CommentAuthortonywright
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2007
    To clarify, my house is located in a conservation area, the planning department insisted that I have a chimney to 'be in keeping' with neighbouring houses. (None of which have a chimney) You know what the planning officers are like............................
    • CommentAuthorchuckey
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2007
    My cottage in Yorkshire has a flue at each end of the building, one of them was built as a dummy and can't be used. Corble a stack out of the party or end wall and let it protude above the roof. Single skin of bricks around a polystyrene core, stick a pot on it, looks luvely from street level.
    • CommentAuthorLizM
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2007
    Electric fire - not very green! You are aware of the purpose of this site?
    • CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2007
    Must be a green electric fire....
    • CommentAuthortonywright
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2007
    Yes - and we could have a huge discussion about fuels etc - particularly when you are not aware of how I am generating my electricity! No doubt you don't use any fossil fuels in your dwellings!? I was simply interested in chimney/flue arrangements - button it swampy!
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