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Boiler in cupboard?

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I am just putting in an offer on a house. I did notice that the boiler is fitted in a cupboard in the dining room but its not an external facing wall.
The house is semi-detached and its not on the detached side of the house.
The kitchen is right next to where the boiler is and is a small kitchen. Perhaps its less than 6ft away.
Is this safe as i am sure the building regs changed in 2007. So if i had to replace a boiler by law I'd have to fit it elsewhere?
Also, is this even safe where it is?
Thanks in advance.

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  • grumblergrumbler Forumite
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    Rosa_DamascenaRosa_Damascena Forumite
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    edited 1 August at 10:39AM
    I too am intrigued. I'd like to upgrade to an invisible boiler, where can I get one from?

    Eta: the only thing I can see on the internal wall is a fuse box.
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  • stragglebodstragglebod Forumite
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    Consumer unit high on the wall of the dining room? What other bodges are you going to find if you commit to buying this place?
  • EctophileEctophile Forumite
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    What is the building regulation that's changed?
    Pretty much all modern boilers can be installed in cupboards, provided there's enough space around them to allow servicing.  But if it's not on an outside wall, then the whole length of the gas flue must be visible for inspection.  If it's been boxed in, then someone is going to have to work out how to allow that inspection, perhaps by cutting inspection hatches in the boxing.
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  • Bobby_BoucheBobby_Bouche Forumite
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    Sorry folks I meant to say the boiler is behind that white door. It's a makeshift Cupboard. 
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    Sorry folks I meant to say the boiler is behind that white door. It's a makeshift Cupboard. 
    Can you visually trace the pipe to its external outlet?
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    edited 1 August at 4:26PM
    Do you know where the boiler flue routes out of the property.  As has been said, the flue needs to be accessible for checking.  If you are at the point of getting a survey, make sure you ask them to check out that element.
  • Bobby_BoucheBobby_Bouche Forumite
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    TELLIT01 said:
    Do you know where the boiler flue routes out of the property.  As has been said, the flue needs to be accessible for checking.  If you are at the point of getting a survey, make sure you ask them to check out that element.
    I viewed it Friday morning. I am getting a mortgage in principle. The property has been rented through the current letting agent for a few years. I imagine all is fine but when I thought about where the boiler is, I did start to wonder. I will ask for recent gas safety certs before moving forwards.
  • fenwick458fenwick458 Forumite
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    I'm more interested in the consumer unit. can you take the cover off it?
  • Bobby_BoucheBobby_Bouche Forumite
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    I'm more interested in the consumer unit. can you take the cover off it?
    Yes, it can come off and there is lots of space in the cupboard both under and above the boiler.
    I am going to see it Monday again.
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