|Wood burning Stoves - Essential
Is My Home Suitable for a Wood burning Stove?
|Is woodburning eco-friendly
Is it safe to buy on the Internet
Is my home suitable for a stove
How big does the stove need to be
Woodburning, Multi-fuel. What's the difference
Which Fuel is best
Can I burn coal
I live in a smoke control area, what's defra?
What is EN13240 & Does it affect me
Where can I buy wood
Which type of wood is best
Cast Iron or Steel - Which is best
Why should my chimney be lined
What is "Airwash"
What is "Cleanburn"
What is HETAS and how does it affect me
What size of flue do I need
I have not got a chimney
What clearances do I need around the stove
Do I need a hearth
Who should fit it, can I fit it myself
Do I need to inform the Local Council
|Any home is suitable, or can be made
suitable but you need to check if there are any planning
restrictions or lease terms which restrict your options.
If a house has a chimney, it is usually possible to fit a stove. If no chimney is present, a modular flue system can be built, either straight up and through the roof, or out through the wall and up the side of the building. Your Stove Showroom will be able to advise on the best solution.
The regulations regarding the siting of flues are complex; as are the technical aspects which have to be taken into account to ensure satisfactory performance. Again, your showroom will be able to advise.
Apartments can present specific difficulties. With the possible exception of the top floor, it is rarely possible to install a stove due to restrictions on external flue systems. Conversions of older buildings sometimes have existing chimneys which, technically at least, could be used but, usually, there are liability problems regarding the safety of residents on floors above.