Do you need permission to install a wood burning stove?

You do not technically require planning permission to install a wood burning stove, however since 2005 it has been a legal requirement to let your local authority building control department know of your intentions – no matter what type of heating appliance you are installing.

You do not have to use a professional installer if you are competent to do the work yourself. If installing the stove into an existing fireplace/chimney and not using a new chimney liner then the installation is very straightforward for a person with average DIY skills.

Similarly, can I install a wood burning stove in an existing fireplace? The answer is yes – providing you have a proper chimney. Some fireplaces may have an existing surround. You may decide to ask your builder to remove this and create a recess to accommodate one of the wood burning stoves on the market today. This should provide access to the opening of the chimney.

Hereof, can I install a wood burning stove?

Yes. You can install a wood burning stove in properties without a chimney. Stovax has designed a twin-wall flue pipe system – the Stovax Professional XQ™ range – which allows rooms without chimneys to enjoy the benefits of a wood burning stove.

Can a wood burning stove be vented through the wall?

For instance, woodburning stoves will always be vented through the roof of your house, but pellet-burning stoves can be vented vertically through the roof, or horizontally through the wall to the outdoors. Same with gas stovesventing can be routed in either direction – vertically or horizontally.

How much does it cost to install a wood burning stove?

Wood Stove Average Costs A wood stove fireplace insert costs $750 to $3,000 or more. Wood stove installation cost starts at $250 to $500 and can run as high as $500 to $1,500+. Upgrading your chimney might cost $500 to $2,000 or more. A hearth pad costs $300 to $600+.

How high does a chimney need to be for a wood stove?

The chimney should extend at least 3 feet above the roof surface it penetrates and 2 feet higher than any roofline or other obstacle within a horizontal distance of 10 feet. Taller chimneys make more draft, but chimneys exposed to outside cold don’t.

Do you have to be Hetas approved to fit a log burner?

HETAS approval Although qualifications are not mandatory, we would always recommend undertaking a HETAS approved training course to ensure you have the correct skills and understand best-practice for installation.

How much space do you need around a stove?

A minimum of 12 inches of landing space on one side of the stove, and another 15 inches on the other side, are the required landing area widths.

How long does it take to install a wood burning stove?

How Long Does it Take to Install a Wood Burning Stove? Every project is different but a typical straightforward installation with a hearth, new liner and cowl will take two workers at least a day, with a day and a half quite normal.

What do you put behind a wood stove?

Type X drywall is a common material used for wood stove installations. Type X is a gypsum-based drywall that is 5/8 inch thick and is installed on each side of a 2-inch by 4-inch wood stud, spaced 16 inches on center or spaced 24 inches on center.

Does a log burner add value to your house?

A recent article from the Daily Mail suggests that buying a log burning stove will add 5% percent value to your property. With open fire efficiencies being significantly lower than log burning stoves, a considerable amount of homeowners are now adding a log burner to their homes to increase their property’s value.

How much does it cost to install a flue liner?

For the average homeowner, having a chimney liner installed costs about $2,500. For more expensive materials, prices tend to average at $5,000 and could climb to $7,000. With an easy-to-install material like aluminum, the DIY cost of materials and equipment could be as low as $625.

Is a log burner cheaper than gas?

The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) says that a wood burning stove is 77% cheaper per kilowatt hour (kWh) to run than an electric fire, 29% cheaper than a gas fire, and around 43% and 50% cheaper than an oil and LPG fire.

How far does a wood stove need to be away from a wall?

Wood frame walls covered with dry wall are considered combustible. If no wall protection is used, the common radiant-type stove or heater must be spaced out at least 36 inches from the wall. This distance may be reduced considerably if asbestos millboard and/or 28 gage sheet metal is used for wall protection.

Can you tile behind a wood burning stove?

You can absolutely use tiles around the back and sides of your wood burner. However, we recommend using porcelain tiles, which are very heat resistant. We would recommend a heat resistant tile adhesive such as the Palace Heat Resistant Adhesive, onto a good solid surface.

Are wood stoves safe?

Though wood stoves are often seen as dangerous, it’s not the stove itself that can be a hazard. It’s improper handling of the fire or incorrect installation that can burn the place down. A wood-burning stove must be placed on a surface that can stand up to the heat, such as stone or brick.

How long do flue liners last?

15 to 20 years