Q; Do we need a liner in our chimney?
A; Installing a flexible twin wall liner into the chimney is advisable for the following reasons. It gives a better up draft to the stove making it easier to ignite and is easier when it comes to cleaning the system as you enter through the access plate on the stove pipe then into the flue only.
Although you can install a stove without a liner you must first determine the integrity of your chimney. Our HETAS engineer will be happy to visit you and give his professional opinion and advice free of charge.
Q; How much does it cost for a log burner and how much to have a log burner fitted.
A; To supply a stove and open the chimney breast up to take the stove, fitted without using a liner cost from £1500. Fitted using a liner cost from £1999. Prices include DEFRA approved stove, all building work & Indian sandstone hearth.
Customer can then choose various options to add i.e. Oak beam above the opening or a different material for the hearth, granite, slate or marble.
Q; We don’t have a chimney, can we still have a wood burning stove?
A; Yes, you need to use a twin wall insulated flue from the stove to the exit point out of the roof or wall. We can also build a chimney breast to give that original look.
Q; What size stove do I need?
A; The most common size stove used is a stove with a 5kw output. This is more than enough for most homes. If a stove exceeding 5kw is fitted then an air vent must be fitted inside the premises.
Q; What is meant by a smoke control zone?
A; The local authorities around the country have declared that some areas are smoke controlled zones. This does not mean you cannot have a wood burning stove if you live in these areas. There are many stoves to choose from that are Smoke Exempt also known as DEFRA Approved stoves.