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 […]

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