The rules and hetas regulations regarding solid fuel appliances and open fires within thatch properties can appear to be vast and daunting on first reading, resulting in a home owner perhaps becoming uneasy as to the quantity of works, the cost implications an installation may have and also the insurability of the property. Below we… Read More »
Do you have a fireplace smell in house? With all solid fuel appliances there will be an associated smell of the material being burnt. Perhaps when you open the stove door a waft of smoke enters the room. Flues take a while to warm up and therefore may not draw well immediately. This is normal… Read More »
So you have no existing chimney stack and you like the look of a free standing stove, perhaps one of the more contemporary designs. What do you need to do for a chimney and flue? One option is to build a new traditional chimney stack and line it but the costs are high. The quicker… Read More »
Ignoring your chimney doesn’t stack up What can be more comforting on a dark, winter’s evening than snuggling up in front of a cosy fire and watching those mesmerising flames? If you’ve been prudent and kept your chimney well maintained then you can rest assured that you’ve considerably lessened the risk of any problems, but… Read More »
Should your flue be in a poor state of repair there are many chimney lining options to consider. The ideal flue is the correct size for the appliance, well insulated and robust. Sometimes, however, there are limits created by the existing structure. Typically, there is a flue that has served an open fire that is… Read More »
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