Originally Posted by meijin
I've read the thread. It's not adequate if it's not working or it's still cold. Or he needs to learn how to use the storage heater correctly.
Nothing to say it's not working: the OP is complaining that it's expensive, but hasn't given us any detailed information, so we don't know if it's not being used due to perceived expense, or is being used incorrectly, or is actually expensive due to the overall energy rating of the building. I'm in a place with only storage heating, and I suspect little insulation. But it's top floor, so we get risking heat from other apartments. We turn on one small storage heater, and it's enough for the entire apartment for most of the year. Not expensive at all. IMHO.
And as you note, the legal requirement is for adequate heating and ventilation - there's no legal requirement for insulation. The only legal requirement is for a BER so that prospective tenants know what they're getting before moving in.