This European Standard specifies requirements relating to the design, manufacture, construction, safety and performance (efficiency and emission), instructions and marking together with associated test methods for type testing, residential open fires and inset appliances fired by solid fuel.
This standard is applicable to hand fired appliances which are listed under categories 1b, 1c, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b and 3c of Table 1. The surround of the appliances is integrated with the building with the exception of free-standing appliances and inset appliances which are installed into a fireplace recess or enclosure.
This standard is not applicable to appliances with fan assisted combustion air.
These appliances provide heat into the space where they are installed. Additionally, where fitted with a boiler, they also provide domestic hot water and/or central heating. They may burn either solid mineral fuels, peat briquettes, natural or manufactured wood logs or be multi-fuel in accordance with the appliance manufacturer's instructions.
Open fireplace components such as a bottomgrate with associated firefront which the manufacturer supplies for installation into an existing heat resistant, insulated firebox are not covered by this standard.