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The Workmanship Warranty Scheme

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Workmanship warranty is a scheme designed to give you peace of mind when you have new oil heating and cooking equipment installed. Only members of a competent persons scheme like OFTEC’s will provide the warranty and it is one of several important benefits that employing an OFTEC registered technician brings to householders.

The warranty covers any domestic work that is notifiable under England and Wales Building Regulations, which includes:

  • Oil boilers, cookers, storage and supply Installations covered by Building Regulation Approved Document J
  • Plumbing installations covered by Building Regulations Approved Document G and L
  • Installation of ventilation covered by Building Regulation Approved Document F (does not including air conditioning)
  • Electrical work covered by Building Regulations Part P.

Real peace of mind

The workmanship warranty scheme was introduced by Government and is mandatory in England and Wales, and voluntary in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. All OFTEC registered installers provide a warranty for their installation work, giving you real peace of mind that work carried out will be insured in the unlikely event that it does not meet building regulations and the installer is no longer trading to correct the matter.

Warranty period

The warranty lasts for six years from the date OFTEC receives the job notification and covers the cost of rectifying any contravention of Building Regulations directly attributable to the installation. Note: The warranty is specifically designed to cover the work carried out. It doesn’t include defects that arise as a result of faulty equipment manufacture, which are covered by the manufacturer’s own product guarantees or maintenance work.

Adding value to your home

Workmanship warranties are fully transferable between owners of a property. Householders can claim up to £10,000 for rectification work if the original OFTEC installer is no longer trading or is no longer available. If you decide to sell your home, the warranty automatically passes to the new owner for the duration of the warranty period. In addition to installation issues, the warranty also protects the deposit paid by customers for up to 90 days, to 25% of the contract value (to a maximum of £10,000), until work commences.

Source: OFTEC