Guides & Technical Info

Which Way Up Does a Flue Pipe Go?

Why is it Important? A common misconception is that pipes connect in a way that will prevent the smoke within the system from escaping, but this is not true. Want proof? If you have established a suitable draw for your stove and chimney, smoke shouldn’t escape the flue even if there was a gaping hole […]

Flue Draught and Minimum Flue Heights

“The flue is the engine of the stove.” There are three certainties in life; death, taxes and the fact wood burning stoves will not work without an appropriate chimney. Flue pipes do not exist to solely exhaust smoke away from the stove, for within the correct chimney something wondrous occurs and the magical draw is […]

Building Regulations – Approved Document J Explained

Love them or loathe them, the building regulations exist to ensure all building work undertaken is safe and correct. And as the installation of a stove and flue system is considered ’building work’, there is an extensive list of regulations an installer must comply with… Namely Approved Document J of the Building Regulations 2010 for […]

What is Twin Wall Flue?

We often get asked “can I have a stove if I do not have an existing fireplace or chimney?”. This is typically for new builds or conservatories, summer houses, glamping pods and the like. The answer is most definitely YES! You simply create a chimney using Twin Wall flue pipes. Starting with the basics, a […]

What is a Chimney Register Plate and Why do You Need One?

Chimney Register Plates (or Closure Plates as they are also known), are typically a sheet of thin metal – although they can be made from any non-combustible material – designed to be fitted above the stove at the base of the chimney opening. This serves three purposes: Easy to cut to size and simple to […]

What do I Need to Buy to Install Flexible Chimney Liner?

Lining an existing brick chimney is the easiest, and most cost effective, of the flue systems available however, for a safe and legal installation, we only advise using the services of a HETAS registered engineer or alternative member of the Competent Persons Scheme. Should you wish to undertake the work yourself, you must inform the […]

Do I need a Flexible Chimney Liner?

So, what has changed? With no control over air intake or burn temperature, all the cold air, smoke and by products of combustion from an open fire just shoot up the chimney and out of the home, taking the majority of the heat with them. By improving the controllability, safety, efficiency, impact on the environment […]

How is Flexible Flue Liner Manufactured?

Solid fuel Flexible Flue Liners are manufactured from a strip of 316l or 904l grade stainless steel, wrapped over itself continually to form a spiral consisting of two skins. The flexibility and durability of the liner comes from the seams which occur at the point where two layers of steel overlap and are pinched and […]

How Do I Secure a Flexible Flue Liner in Place?

Unlike single wall stove pipes or twin walled insulated flues, Flexible Flue Liner systems are not bracketed every 2m or so, due to their lighter weight. Instead, they are simply held in place at the top using an option of fixtures dependant on whether there is a chimney pot in place or not. If you […]

What Size Flexible Flue Liner Do I Need?

The diameter of Flexible Flue Liner your installation requires is determined in part by the stove you have, the size of its outlet collar and the building regulations but simply put, there are two main factors to consider; the minimum internal diameter of any flue system must be 150mm if connected to a non-DEFRA or […]

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