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What size stove do I need?

In order to work this out we need to do a little mathematics.
First calculate the volume of your room in Metres – Length x Width x Height= Volume of your room.

Then take this figure and multiply it again by the following:

For Pre 1950s houses multiply by 0.10

For typical 1990s houses multiply by 0.055

For modern post 2008 houses multiply by 0.037

This will give you a good starting point to work out what size of stove you require, Please bear in mind that this is just a starting point and the final figure can be adjusted up or down depending upon factors such as how warm you like the room and whether the room has openings or adjoining rooms for instance.

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Air Vents

Air Vent

Any stove being installed into a property built after 2008, or into an older property with an output of over 5Kw will require an air vent to aid combustion.

How often do I need to clean my chimney?

Chimneys, whether lined or not must be swept at least once a year by a registered chimney sweep.
In order to validate your home insurance your chimney sweep must provide a certificate of sweeping endorsed buy one of the major industry bodies such as ICS.

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Well seasoned logs are imperative to getting the most out of your stove, Logs should always have a moisture content of 20% or less.

We can supply moisture meters to enable you to check your fuel, however you can be assured that buying kiln dried logs will always provide you with the most efficient heat output.

Carbon monoxide alarms

One of the most significant changes made to the building regulations in October 2010 now requires that a carbon monoxide detector be fitted in any room that has a solid fuel-burning appliance installed.

Alarms must be placed anywhere between one to three metres horizontally away from the appliance, and fitted as high up the wall as possible (above any windows and doors) but not within 150mm of the ceiling.

Carbon monoxide detectors must comply with BSEN 50291:2001 and the battery must be capable of powering the detector for its working life (Usually 7 years).

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