Wood heater installation in Canberra?

gumby34 28 February 2013 2

Can anyone tell me what the ACT regs are regarding installation of a free standing combustion heater? The story I am hearing form the shop doesn’t add up with the info on Canberra connect and from there dedicated installer.

In brief, they say I need, pre installation inspections and post installation inspections totally about $600 in ACT regs. Canberra connect says I need nothing at all at first glance. Can anyone share any light on this or their experience?

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2 Responses to Wood heater installation in Canberra?
raiders1989 raiders1989 4:22 pm 20 Apr 13

G’day any recommendations on who to use for an installation? Burning Log recommended Paul Hanks of Solid Installations.

miz miz 9:38 am 02 Mar 13

I am finally getting my wood heater installed (at last! can’t wait – had to save for ages) The info I have received is similar to the info in your post – a total of $1200 to install of which, I understand, $600 is to do with ACTPLA approvals.
It has to be installed by an Authorised Installer, who comes to the house to check that the heater can in fact go where you want it, whether you need any extra lengths of flue (etc). He then submits the paperwork on your behalf and the heater gets installed. The only bit I am unhappy with is the $$ACTPLA part, but then again, I am happy that I am not having to deal with ACTPLA myself and that the person installing it is authorised, so it will be safe.

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