Yes you can. By using a twin-wall flue system, a wood burner can be safely installed into a building with no existing chimney or masonry flue. This is especially useful for houses where the downstairs chimney breast has been removed but the upper chimney system… Read More »I don’t have a chimney, can I get a wood burner?
There could be several reasons for this, during winter the most common reason is that you are not getting the flue hot enough before closing the door. Use very dry and well chopped kindling. Firelighters are better than paper and leave the door ajar until… Read More »My stove doesn’t light well and smoke often comes out into the room
Yes! When the stove is installed, the original chimney/flue will be closed off using a register plate. When the stove is not in use and the door is closed, to all intents and purposes this major source of draughts in a room will be stopped.… Read More »Will installing a stove cut down on draughts?
If the stove is not DEFRA approved then it must use at least a 150mm or 6″ flue. A DEFRA approved stove can use a 125mm or 5″ flue. If you are only going to use smokeless fuel and your stove has a 5″ flue… Read More »What size flue does a wood burning stove use?
I’ve just had my stove installed and it’s giving off a burning smell when I use it. Is it dangerous?
We advise that the first few times a stove is heated, the new paint on it can give off fumes as it cures. Usually, this lasts no more than 2-3 firings.
There is a rule-of-thumb guide which takes into account only the volume of the room. In metres, length x height x width / 12 = approximate kW of wood burner for that room. But there are many other factors which should influence the decision. This… Read More »What size stove should I get?
That depends on whether you ever intend to burn smokeless solid fuel (e.g anthracite or coke) or just wood. All stoves can burn wood but multi-fuel stoves can also burn appropriate solid fuel such as coke. Several stoves can be fitted with a multi-fuel ‘kit’… Read More »Do I need a multi-fuel stove?
You need a reasonably sized hearth to sit the wood burner on. There needs to be at least 225mm of clearance from the front of the stove to the edge of the hearth. The hearth needs to be higher than the surrounding floor or clearly… Read More »What are my options regarding the hearth?
It depends upon the stove installed. A stove will have recommended clearances to combustible materials and we can help you determine if your surround can be kept. If needed, a heat shield can be used to protect a surround. Alternatively, we can make you a… Read More »Can I keep my wooden surround if I have the rest of the fireplace removed?
A stove should have reasonable clearance to each side. Most manufacturers recommend around 150mm as a guide but we will assess each situation individually. We will help you determine which stove models could fit. Fireplaces can usually be widened if needed.