The Task of Fitting a Gas Cooker

Fitting a gas cooker, particularly freestanding, normally have a hob, either single or double oven fitted.  When it comes to the task of fitting a gas cooker, there are several configurations and additionally may come with a built-in or high level grill. Before fitting a gas cooker, it is important to know whether the fuel source of the cooker is gas, electric or dual fuel (both). A gas cooker must have a FSD (Flame Supervision Device), which automatically shuts off the gas flow in the event of a flame failure or extinguishing of a flame.

Unless the manufacturer’s installation instructions state otherwise, you should be fitting a gas cooker, mainly a freestanding gas cooker, with a clearance of 20mm minimum to the sides and 610mm above when fitting the appliance. Most manufacturers also tend to recommend at least 1000mm in front of the fitted gas cooker to aid in cooking, grill removal and servicing. Side clearance may need to be increased if the appliance is to be installed in to a corner, whereby an extra 150mm must be added to the already 20mm minimum clearance present. The area above and to the sides must not contain flammable items such as sockets, alarm sensors or any other flammable material, which include wallpaper, wood or fabric. Building regulations change on a frequent basis, in which case you must check you have enough space for your gas cooker to be fitted.

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