How much to install my stove?

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The age old question, it sounds simple enough but the answer is sometimes a little more tricky to quickly put your finger on it. Some new stove owners get frustrated at the lack of a straight answer.  Simply put, not all houses or chimneys are built the same, or correctly for that matter.  So an accurate quote will depend on what work is needed to get the installation to pass building control, but the important thing is your hard work is done now that you have found us.

Buying a stove is a big investment, some stoves retail at over £2000 and that is just the stove, and to a certain point you get what you pay for.  Stoves that cost less will usually be thinner and simpler in their construction.  They will be 3mm thick steel or slim cast iron panels and usually made outside the EU. Always make sure you are buying a stove with full CE approval.  Look for the data plate on your stove. It is illegal to install a stove without one. As the price increases you will usually see an increase in the thickness of the stove body and the types of materials used.  You will also see an increase in life expectancy of the stove.

When considering a stove, people often overlook the flue when in fact the flue is 50% of the equation.  A good stove will never perform to its full potential unless the flue is right for it. Modern high efficiency stoves place even more importance on the performance of your flue, as these generally have a lower flue gas temperature. Flue gas temperature  is what makes the hot gases in the flue rise, as they rise they draw on the stove. If the diameter, insulation or path of the flue are not right then the gas will loose its heat and no longer want to rise. The result? no draw. So what you need is a well insulated correctly sized flue that rises at the correct rate to get the gases to rise away from the appliance get momentum and create that draw and leave the stack as quickly as possible without loosing too much of its heat.

When it comes to pricing up your install all we will need is;

  • the type of stove,and flue diameter of your stove.
  • what height the chimney stack is (if you have one) or where your roof is in relation to where the stove is.
  • some background info on the positioning, like are there any walls, trees or opening windows near where the flue will be.

Drop us a message and we will happily discuss your options

 

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