Hydrogen-ready boilers could become mandatory from 2026

Worcester Bosch's hydrogen-ready boiler
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A government consultation is underway that could ensure hydrogen-ready boilers are ready to install in UK homes from 2026.  And if implemented, the consultation could pave the way to a ban on natural gas-only boilers being sold from 2026.

“Mandating hydrogen-ready boilers will give industry the confidence to prepare supply chains to ensure the benefits of the potential transition are maximised,” said the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which announced the consultation.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.