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Wood Burning Stove Installation

Wood Burning Stove Installation Requirements - Multi Fuel and Wood Burning Stove Fitters

Minster Stoves & Heating are independent stove installers.

We offer a complete design and installation service for wood burning, solid fuel and multi-fuel stoves.

Please come and browse our showroom to see various models on display.  If we don’t carry a particular model in our showroom during our free no obligation visit to your home we can bring brochures of stoves from all leading manufacturers to discuss the options, and we can design your complete fireplace and stove installation.

Most homes are suitable for the installation of a wood burning stove.  This can often be a simple straightforward installation when a traditional chimney flue is available or if no suitable chimney/flue is available a “twin-wall” chimney flue system can be installed.

We can supply a wide variety of stoves from leading manufacturers, these include:

  • Dovre
  • Flavel
  • Hunter
  • Nordpeis

  • Portway
  • Stovax
  • Yeoman

Traditionally, stoves tend to be wood burning/multi-fuel. However, a number of leading manufacturers also produce stoves in a variety of designs which are suitable to run on gas (Natural or LPG) & electricity rather than burn solid fuel.

Visit our gas stoves page for more information on gas stove installation.

To view a selection of wood-burning/multi-fuel stoves from leading manufacturers please visit our wood burning stove brochure page.

What are the key multi-fuel/wood burning stove installation requirements?

  • Wood burning & multi-fuel stoves require a class 1 chimney. A Class 1 Flue is easily recognised by a conventional brick chimney with chimney stack on the roof. This type of chimney relies on the natural “pull” to expel the products of combustion out of the chimney pot.
  • If you don’t have a chimney, stoves can be installed using a twin-wall flue system. This means you can have a stove almost anywhere, a conservatory, kitchen, bedroom or study. However, please be aware that a twin-wall flue system is an expensive option compared to a more traditional chimney being utilised.
  • The most important part of installing a stove is the flue vent, which should be designed for the type of fuel used and have sufficient air movement for the stove to operate properly. Existing chimneys can often be used by adding a flue liner.
  • If you live in a smoke control area & are installing a wood fuel stove, you should fit a clean burn stove which is approved for use in such areas. You can find out whether your home is in a controlled area from your local authority.
  • Before installing a new stove, the chimney should be swept, inspected to ensure it is structurally sound, clear of obstructions & the correct diameter for the appliance to be used. A smoke test should then be carried out to check for soundness. It must not leak, leakage may be potentially life-threatening. A chimney found to be leaking must be relined.
  • Stoves take air from the room in which are located to aid combustion, depending on the output of the stove, it is possible that a permanently open air vent will need to be installed into the room. The size and requirement of the vent will depend on the air permeability of the room and the kilowatt output of the fire. If insufficient fresh air is provided, this will lower the atmospheric pressure within the room and may lead to poor combustion and smoke leakage from the appliance.

Unless Building Control is applied for, solid fuel stoves should be installed by qualified HETAS installers. Please visit our HETAS information page for further details.