The NEW High Top Birdguard Solid Fuel 316 Stainless Steel
The High Top is designed to prevent unwanted bird and animal entry and to reduce the potential for soot or debris to clog.
*Tested to BSEN 16475-7:2016*
- Made entirely from 316 stainless steel
- Tested to new regulation BSEN 16475-7:2016
- Popular and superb value for money
- Fits all flues 170-250mm internal diameter
- Maximum outside diameter of pot 285mm
- Includes strap fixing kit
Introducing the 316 all-fuel range from Colt Cowls
- Tested to BSEN 16475-7:2016 (for use on all fuels).
- Achieves the BSI Kitemark, a worldwide symbol of quality.
- No chimney cowl manufacturer can claim the same
Colt Cowls Gold Standard Symbol
From now on ALL Colt Cowl products with Kitemark will be marked as such and also include a gold holographic sticker.
What is a kitemark?
You might well recognise the symbol, above. It is usually used on products where safety is paramount and can be on anything from crash helmets to smoke alarms. It is owned and operated by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and only awarded to companies who can demonstrate that they are able to meet the requirements of the relevant British and European (BSEN) and meet exacting quality standards. In addition, companies with the Kitemark are continuously audited against accredited quality management and production systems. In other words if you see a product with a Kitemark you can rest assured you are buying a quality product meeting all the relevant stanards
Do I need a 316 stainless steel chimney cowl?
If you want to purchase a chimney cowl (‘Rain Cap’) that is fully compliant with BSEN16475-7:2016 for use on all fuels it must be made of 316 stainless steel.
There is an argument that ‘anti downdraught chimney cowls’ and ‘birdguards’ primary functions are not to prevent the entry of rain. By that definition you could argue they are not ‘rain caps’, and therefore shouldn’t be subject to BSEN16475-7:2016.
At Colt Cowls we just want to make life easy for you, so we have designed a range of cowls in 316 that cover ALL fuels, so you can buy with confidence!