Posted on 26th September 2017

Our Slim Jim Boiler solves all Flue in Void problems


Whats the Issue?

Some properties, particularly flats have been built with appliance flues that cannot be inspected because they are hidden behind walls or ceilings. This makes it very difficult to identify any potential problems – this is a major safety concern. A flue in poor condition, combined with a boiler that is not working properly, could result in danger from carbon monoxide poisoning that may lead to death or serious injury.

As of 1st January 2013 new government legislation dictates that all gas boiler systems with a hidden flue must have inspection hatches fitted to allow engineers to inspect the system and ensure it is safe. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the engineer turning off the boiler (with the consent of the owner or landlord) and advising them not to use it until inspection hatches have been fitted, where possible. If the gas boiler and flue is condemned this does not mean that the system needs to be condemned.

How can Electric Heating Company help?


For many flats, fitting inspection hatches is simply not an option as the flue systems are concealed and many lead into other flats. The Electric Heating Company can provide a solution to this flue in void problem – the Slim Jim Electric Flow Boiler. You can retain your existing heating system and install one of our state-of-the-art Electric Boilers which will give you the same controllability and flexibility as your gas boiler.

The following benefits ensure you will have no issues with your system going forward.

Slim Jim takes up very little space. Ideal for flats. There is no flue at all, or fuel tank required. Quiet and easy to install. No maintenance. No mandatory servicing. 100{e0ffbcf462b77e8bb81867f73e24e1ba2ec90e1a5d375f373809c64b5f723c3a} efficient.


In addition to the above EHC will assist in the transition from Gas to Electric by providing:

Electricity Tariff Advice Boiler Sizing Assistance Power Supply Information Next Day Delivery


Quite simply, our Slim Jim Electric Flow Boiler is the only solution that you need when you are faced with concealed gas flue problems.

Contact Electric Heating Company

For more information on our Electric Boiler range, or any of our other Electric Heating products get in touch today to speak with one of our experienced team.


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