In most cases, having a wood burning stove installed in your home is a multi-step process. We have created this page so as a customer you can easily understand the steps taken from our initial visit to the first lighting of your new stove.
At any point during this process (before the installation) you can choose your stove.
However in most cases we do advise that choosing a stove waits until we have prepared the recess.
Some recesses are tall and narrow, others short and wide - finding a stove that matches the dimensions of your recess will usually give you the best aesthetic.
You've contacted us and we have arranged a time to visit for your free quotation.
During the quotation we will be able to assess the current condition of your fireplace and discuss with you what needs to be done along with what you'd like the final product to be.
We will give you an estimate there and then.
2. Demolition and Sweeping
We sweep all chimneys free of charge for work we are undertaking - sweeping a flue prior to the installation of a liner is extremely important as that will be the last time the masonry flue is swept.
Depending on what the current state of your fireplace is like, a demolition can be relatively light to large in its undertaking.
Demolitions can be very dusty
We take every care to mitigate the dust with dust sheets and plastic coverings for your furniture but some objects can be hard to cover.
For this reason we highly recommend that you remove the majority of smaller objects (i.e children's toys, books, ornaments) and televisions from the room prior to our visit.
We remove all rubble from the demolition and clean up after ourselves so don't worry about your house becoming a building site.
Most hearths will be done on the day of the demolition depending on your requirements.
We offer custom Brazilian riven slate hearths. You can find prices for these on our pricing page.
Once your demolition and/or hearth has been done, the next step is plastering and rendering of the prepared recess.
4. Plastering and Rendering
Currently we don't offer in-house plastering and rendering.
Once the previous step is done we will give you contact details for our recommended plasterers who prioritize our work and leave an excellent finish.
If you have a plasterer yourself you can always go with them, we don't require you to stick with our recommended plasterers.
The process takes up to 5 days of drying before we will be able to install your stove, so once you have the plasterer booked in you can call us for the booking of your installation.
Your recess is prepared, chimney swept, and you've chosen your stove.
The installation process is a one day job and relatively clean so you can leave the room as you would like it to be.
In 99% of cases we will use ladders to access your chimney stack for the installation of the liner but if you do need scaffolding we will tell you before this step.
Our stove installations are easily ‘demountable’ i.e. you can take your stove with you if you move house. (However, the liner cannot usually be reused if removed from your chimney.)
The installation process follows these steps:
1. Installation of liner down your chimney (unless it's already concrete lined.)
2. Fabrication and installation of a steel closure plate.
3. Connection of liner to stove.
4. Fitting of a CO alarm and HETAS notice plate.
5. Testing of stove to make sure it functions correctly & safely.
6. HETAS certification, handover of relevant documents.
7. Explanation of the function of the stove and important information.