Postby TONYTONE » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:56 pm

Rumour has that its not illegal to do work on your own gas supply. Does anyone know how true this statement is?

Rank: Tradesman
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:52 pm


Simply Build It

Postby peter the plumber » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:58 pm

In simple terms, if you are found doing your own gas work with out the training, certs and insurant, you will go to jail and get a £25k fine.

I don’t need to post the regs for this.

They are prosecuting people for this and I am sure if you look on the Internet you can find most of the cases.

So do you think it’s worth saving a few pounds and facing a lifetime of worry?
peter the plumber
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 197
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:19 am

Postby htg engineer » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:45 pm

It is illegal for anyone that is not CORGI registered to work on gas, whether in private houses, business premises or council property.

People that own their home think that because they own the pipework and appliances they can do DIY gas work and installations, well they're wrong.

It is against the law and anyone doing so will receive hefty fines if caught, and a long prison sentence if the work is classed as Immediately Dangerous, or if there's any risk to life or property.
htg engineer
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 3224
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 5:22 pm

Postby TONYTONE » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:48 pm

Cheers guys, That solves that problem then.

Rank: Tradesman
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:52 pm

Postby bobplum » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:16 pm

good evening
this one is for htg engineer
is it illegal for someone to install a lets say a combi,does his own pipe work then gets a corgi person to connect to the gas and test the system and commission
i appreciate the problems facing warrantys etc but would this example be illegal
Rank: Foreman
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 364
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:35 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics