Homes under the Hammer investigated over illegal installation

Published:  13 July, 2017

Gas Safe Register has said it will be investigating a homeowner after an episode of Homes under the Hammer revealed he installed his own boiler and had a plumber sign off the work.

A registered engineer, on Twitter as @KingstonGas, tweeted a video of the show:

Following outrage from registered gas engineers on Twitter, Gas Safe Register responded, tweeting: “You may have seen Homes Under the Hammer yesterday. We're aware of the concerns about unregistered gas work and we've approached the BBC to see how we can potentially work together to tackle illegal gas work and promote gas safety.

“Thanks for your comments/queries on this at the weekend. Although we can't comment on specifics, we are investigating the matter with a view to potentially inspecting the gas work undertaken.”

The BBC has responded, saying that the episode was a repeat and will not be shown again, while the company will be working with Gas Safe Register to educate those involved in the programme on the proper rules and regulations around gas safety and installation.

HVP will continue to report on the situation as details of the investigation and potential prosecution are publicised by the Gas Safe Register and Health and Safety Executive.

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