Locating your flue or chimney before purchasing a Wood Burning Stove

You might be looking for the perfect wood burning stove for your home or commercial property because they look stylish and cosy, or it might be because it will save you money on bills… But before you go ahead and buy one, it’s important to locate the chimney/flue before you decide where you want to put it.

Considering the practicalities of a wood burning stove may not be your number one priority, but figuring out where your chimney is or where to put a flue is of critical safety importance.

Where should I put my Wood Burner?
The ideal place to put your stove may be where there is an existing chimney or next to an external wall as a way of cutting down the length of the flue that will be required. There are many different rules and regulations to consider when installing a wood burning stove, so it may be beneficial to get a professional to take a look for you.

logfire-lf4-wood-burning-stove-copperAn Existing Chimney
If your chosen room has a chimney, it may seem like common sense to use it – but this isn’t always the case. Many existing chimneys were designed to be used with a coal fire, and new building regulations require older chimneys to be lined with metal to ensure they efficiently draw the smoke away from the stove.

The appropriate ventilation of a room is also essential when installing a wood burner, so if you’re planning on placing it in an existing fireplace, it’s important that there is enough space around it for the air to circulate.

Due to the additional work, costs and time of lining a chimney and carrying out tests, it may be more practical to locate your wood burner elsewhere in the property and buy a purpose made flue which is routed through a wall and straight outside.

Dinak-DW-Catalogue (3)What if I don’t have a chimney breast?
If your chosen room does not have an existing fireplace, or if you would like to install one of our double sided stoves in the middle of the room, we also supply stainless steel Twin Wall Insulated Flue Pipes.

These double insulated flue pipes are specially designed to protect walls and ceiling from the heat transferring through the pipes from your stove, therefore eliminating the risk of a fire. Twin Wall flues can be installed for both internal and external use and are suitable for wood and multifuel stoves, with a 15 year warranty as standard. An HETAS registered installer should always be used in line with the current building regulations.

The right Flue for you

At LogFire, we manufacture a range of different flue products including HETAS approved flexible flue liners, Twin Wall insulated Flue Systems and Single Wall connection pipes. Alongside manufacturing and supplying flue products, we are also able to advise you on what will work best for you.

Whatever type of flue is used, it’s essential for a carbon monoxide detector to be fitted in the room with the stove.

Please contact us today if you have any queries or would like to make an enquiry, as our team can offer you a suitable and cost-effective solution to meet your needs.

On December 1, 2014, posted in: Flues by

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