As part of our fully inclusive service to all of our customers we do offer full installation of the flue system and stove. You can be rest assured that as a HETAS registered company our engineers will meet all of the current building regulation and have the standard of work that we have been proud of for many years.
There are many factors to consider when looking to install a stove into your property:
- Do I have an existing fireplace and chimney?
- Is the existing fireplace/chimney suitable for a stove?
- What is the size of the space that needs to be heated?
- Do I live in a smoke controlled area?
- Will I need planning permission for the installation?
All of these questions can be answered by a free onsite survey and one of our professional surveyors will help to advise you on the stove options available to you and the what type of installation would be suitable.
If you then decide to proceed we will send you a quotation specific to your location inclusive of all works and materials as discussed with our surveyor to complete the installation to current building regulations.
It maybe necessary to have your fireplace opening increased in size to accommodate the stove. A fireplace is not essential for the installation of a stove though you do have the option of having one built to provide a feature to your room.
If a fireplace needs to be opened up it may be necessary to install a lintel across the opening in order to support the chimney.
A wide range of options are available for the finish to your fireplace opening, surround and hearth. Take a look at our gallery for ideas.
All of our installers are fully qualified to perform any building works that are required.
All work to flue and chimneys must meet Part J of the current building regulations. Using a HETAS accredited engineer will ensure these requirements are met. We are full members of the HETAS Competent Engineers Scheme and can therefore certify your stove installation and issue you with a Certificate of Compliance.
We supply and install two grades of class 1 flexible flue liner suitable for solid fuel operation: 316 (10 years) or 904 (25 years). The difference in the grades is the thickness of the stainless steal layers within the steal. We would recommend that the 316 grade of liner is suitable for most domestic wood burning stove installations as long as wood is the main fuel being burned. The 904 however is preferable for multi-fuel stoves where coal is being predominantly used as it produces higher levels of acidic condensates.
It is not an issue if you do not have an existing fireplace or chimney in your home as a factory made flue system can be installed. A twin walled flue would extend from the stove, passing vertically through the rooms in your house, to the roof safely venting above your roof line. Some people like the simplicity of this option whilst others create more of a feature by having a chimney breast and fireplace built. Take a look at our gallery for ideas.
In some instances where a clay liner or a in-built liner system has been installed correctly by a builder it is possible to make a connection directly onto the bottom of this in the fireplace opening. However this is not always the case and in cases when a survey has been carried out this option maybe not be suitable for various reasons. You would be advised of these reasons on the survey if there were any issues.