I have a property that has a gas cooker against a tiled wall, the space is tight. One side of cooker is 40mm adjacent to the tiled wall, the other side is about 25mm adjacent to a worktop.
Recently, BG carried out a gas safety certification and informed me that the space clearance is not adequate.
We had certification every year yet, this is the first time BG raises this as non compliant and issued a warning notice.
Has there been a new regulation regarding clearnace recently?
Is it the same for an electric cooker?
If I replace it with an electric cooker that is installed by a qualified electrician, it will not be subject to gas safety inspection. Would that be acceptable in terms of safety?