Frequently Asked Questions

In this section of the site we list the most frequently asked questions by customers about their potential wood burning stove and flue system installs. If the question you have isn’t covered by this section use the contact form or telephone 07768840723 for more information.
  1. Can I have a woodburner?

    This is a question we are asked a lot, and the answer isYES! Basically anybody can have a woodburner, even without a flue or chimney breast.

    If you have a structure or building then a flue can be built and adapted to suit. We can use twin wall external flues or twin wall internal flues. Alternatively we can build a conventional chimney breast.

  2. What kilowatt stove do I need?

    We can visit your property to work out the correct kilowatt rating for your house free of charge. Then we can list what options you have available depending on your building type.

  3. Can we use a wood burning stove in our area?

    This is a question we are asked a great deal. Yes, if you’re in a smoke exempt area then a DEFRA approved (department of the environment) stove can be installed to comply to smoke regulations.

  4. Are woodburners safe?

    If a woodburner is correctly installed and used properly it can be left unattended and burning to keep heat in your house while you are out and about.

  5. Do I need a flue liner?

    Any older property will require a flue liner. Most flues on buildings over twenty years old are compromised in some form or another. A wood burner will produce between 5 and 10% more carbon monoxide than any gas fire on the market. This is because wood burners use complex volatiles. A complex volatile is the exhaust by-product of burnt materials from wood and can differ from piece to piece.

    Some modern properties have salt glazed flue liners already installed into their property. These do not require flue liners. A flue liner bypasses any faults in the existing chimney system and removes any by-product from the wood burning stove. This ensures that the exhaust gases are removed properly to make the stove as safe as possible.

  6. What does twin wall mean?

    Twin-wall is a method of building a chimney out of stainless steel. Basically it is two pieces of steel with a complex insulation separating them. This produces a cool outer surface and an inner-tube that conveys the exhaust fumes into the atmosphere. This means that a twin wall flue can be used safely internally or externally for a building to exhaust fumes from a wood burning stove. This can be added to 99% of all properties or structures. A twin wall flue is a very cost effective way of creating and installing a chimney.