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Leading the way in the off-gas grid heating sector, OFTEC's vision is for all consumers to have safe and efficient heating. We achieve this by working with manufacturers of heating equipment, training providers, UKAS, LABC and other industry experts.

Almost 10,000 technicians are registered with OFTEC's renowned UKAS accredited registration schemes to show their commitment to completing work that meets regional building regulations and industry best practice. 


Exclusive technical information and other resources for OFTEC registered technicians.


Advice and information about energy efficiency and domestic heating for those not on mains gas.

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Representing the interests of liquid fuel heating manufacturers and OFTEC-approved training providers


We are lobbying UK and Irish governments to include liquid fuels in future heat policy decisions.

UK trials signal major step forward for renewable liquid heating fuel development

Thursday, June 17, 2021 by OFTEC and UKIFDA

Early results from UK wide trials of a renewable alternative to kerosene suggest that the new liquid fuel works in virtually all existing oil heating systems with only simple modifications, while reducing carbon emissions by almost 90%. Nineteen sites across the country are now running Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in a range of heating and cooking appliances in both domestic and commercial settings. The fuel is made from fossil free, sustainable waste materials and certified via the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) scheme.

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Triple appointment at OFTEC as trade association invests in team expansion

Thursday, June 10, 2021 by OFTEC

OFTEC has announced three new appointments to its technical and inspection teams as the trade association continues to strengthen its off-grid services for technicians working across liquid fuel, solid fuel and renewable heating technologies.

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How will reaching net zero impact your heating bills?

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

There is a government consultation in Northern Ireland surrounding how the carbon emissions should be lowered in Northern Ireland. OFTEC urges homeowners and businesses to urgently respond to this consultation because of the potential financial implications they could face.

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