A wood burning stove can help make even the dullest of properties appear a lot more warm and homely. With this trend growing ever more popular check out our 5 steps for installing a wood burning Stove.
1 Check the Law
Some parts of Belfast are restricted in terms of smoke. Check out if you are living in a ‘smoke free’ zone. If this is the case, your search may be over before it has even begun.
2 Select the Right Spot
Before deciding on a stove make sure you have selected the area where you want to put the stove. A stove will require a chimney so it’s important to consider if you need to put one in or if you have an existing chimney in place.
3 Picking your Stove
There are a few different options when it comes to wood burning stoves; do you want a freestanding stove or an integrated stove? Do you want a stove for its appearance or for heat output? Do you want your stove to serve your radiators for heating and hot water? It is important to consider all these factors before finalising your choice.
4 Check Your Space
After you have selected a few stoves, check the measurements. Ensure that your stove will fit in your allocated space. Keep in mind that some stoves will require certain spaces to be left around it due to the heat it may give out.
5 Get a Professional
When it comes to fire safety, risks should not be taken. Have a professional and approved installer check that your chimney is suitable. Give them the information of the stove you have selected and ask if they have they any recommendations. Always instruct a qualified installer to fit your wood burning stove!
Then its time to sit back and put your feet up in front of your brand new stove!
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