The White House, Mill Road

Ashby St. Mary, Norfolk, NR14 7BN

Stoves FAQ

To get a rough idea try multiplying the rooms length, width & height in metres, then divide by 14. However, this is just an estimate, so it’s advisable to speak to your HETAS installer before purchasing a stove on this basis.

Some different types of stoves are:

  1. Standard fireplace stoves available as wood only, multifuel & gas fuelled. You would see these types of stoves in a hole in the wall chimney breast opening.
  2. Inset stoves that are either made to slot into standard British 16 x 22” fireplace openings or widescreen modern wood burning stoves which people use as a room focal point.
  3. Free standing stoves that are all convectional with air gaps between the stove body and the outer body, meaning they can be installed closer to combustible material (plasterboard). Most of these stoves are found in extensions, conservatories and new builds usually fitted with a new insulated twin wall chimney system.

Stoves are now Eco Design Ready, which will increase the environmental benefits by burning more efficiently, reducing particulate matter emissions.

With the push of the UK becoming carbon neutral, a wood burning stove is one of the better heating solutions to help meet this target.

You can purchase dry seasoned wood (under 20% moisture) and smokeless fuel from many places including garden centres and supermarkets.

It's about finding the perfect kilowatt output for your room size.

To get a rough idea try multiplying the rooms length, width & height in metres, then divide by 14. However, this is just an estimate, so it’s advisable to speak to your HETAS installer before purchasing a stove on this basis.

This depends on usage and fuel used. If you have been burning wood & smokeless fuel on a regular basis, sweeping the stove once a year before the winter months is advised. Most often the service of the stove is done at the same time as your chimney sweep. The service will entail checking the connection sealants, the door rope seal to stop any extra draw, checking the baffle is not warped & if the firebricks are still in good condition to protect the stove body.

Yes it is a legal requirement to comply with building regulations.

A C.O alarm needs to be in the room of where a wood burning stove is installed. Without this the stove installation cannot be certified with HETAS.

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