Installations

As part of our fully inclusive service, we offer full installation of the flue system and stove. As a HETAS registered company, our engineers will meet all of the current building regulations and deliver the high 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 which type of installation would be suitable.

Upon confirmation, 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.


Fireplace alterations

It may be necessary to have your fireplace opening increased in size to accommodate your preferred stove. A fireplace is not essential for the installation of a stove though you do have the option of having one built to create a feature for 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.

Finished Opening with Short Penguin 5KW
Unique Design with Penguin 8
Knock out in progress
Brick Hearth and Frontage
Chimney Brest Build
Finished Opening

Flue relining

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 steel layers within the steel. 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.

Relining an exposed fireplace
Chimney rebuilds can be carried out to gain the required height
Relining an exposed fireplace

Chimney installation

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 roofline. 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.

Diagram as the twin wall system passes through the property
45 Deg Bend showing the insulated area
External option for the system
Twin wall directly off of the Stove

Short fit

In some instances where a clay liner or an 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 a number of reasons. We will advise these on our survey if there are any issues arising.

Charnwood C4 Short Fitted
Clearview Pioneer 400 Short Fitted