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Boat curtains

What are the regulations regarding curtains/blinds in the galley area in the proximity of a gas hob? We would prefer Roman blinds running in a channel.Is there a minimum distance requirement under the BSS?

Asked by: Trevor Hogg  | 4.07pm, Thursday 4 April


WW says:

The BSS requirements regarding curtains or blinds near a hob were relaxed in 2013; instead of the 400mm minimum distance previously prescribed, the check is now purely for signs of heat damage that would indicate a fire risk. This applies to curtains and structures close to fuel-burning appliances and their flues.
Blinds and curtains should be fire retardant.

Rupert Smedley  | 5.28PM, Thursday 4 April

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