Wood Burner Installation

The Woodburner and its Installation

Woodburners are understandably something a family would want to be in their home due to the coziness it brings to the living room as well as the very important function it carries.  However, due to the number of regulations and guidelines that must be adhered to when installing a woodburner at home, it is best to simply get the services of a professional to have one installed.

Woodburning stoves come in many forms and styles.  Even the installation would differ depending on the type of woodburner.  The materials and guidelines in installing would be different from one another dependent on how the chimney is to be fitted.  Installing a woodburner with a chimney that has a flexible liner is highly favored even by installers since this ensures that the chimney is maintained.  Other installations such as a stove with unlined chimney, a burner with a chimney with liners made of clay, a woodburner with external twinwall insulated pipe and other types of woodburner installations.

Each one will have their own style of installation as well as different materials used.  It is therefore important that you first determine the type of woodburner you will require even before you decide to call anybody to install your woodburner. 

Certain guidelines are also best followed before installation.  Some of these guidelines are the need for a gap of 150 mm on each of the stove’s side if there are no combustible materials beside it and 230 mm if there are combustible materials, a 50 mm woodburner positioning from the back wall to the back of the burner, a 230 mm space above the stove if there are no combustible materials and 460 mm space if there are combustible materials, an hearth extended to at least 225mm fronting the woodburner’s firebox, make sure that the woodburner produces greater than 5kw output and lastly, an air vent should be installed connected to an outside air source.  Wood is considered a combustible material.