Wood burning stoves have now become very popular in homes, because they not only look great in a room, but they can save you money on your heating costs when compared to using a back-up electric heater. When the weather is very cold wood burning stoves can supplement your main heating system and provide a warm welcoming feature.
A stove itself will usually cost about £700-£1,500 and the costs of preparing the chimney/flue and fitting the stove will be about the same again.
Most people’s image of a wood burning stove is a traditional cast iron stove in an inglenook fireplace. However, you do not need to have a chimney to install a stove and the stove does not have to be traditional in style. There are many contemporary stoves on the market, both for use with a chimney and without.
We had customers enquire if a wood burning stove could be fitted in their modern house which did not have a chimney. We visited their home to do a free survey to check the property for suitability for installing a flue system for the stove they had selected.
Here are a couple of photos of before and during the work: –
A position was selected on the outside wall of the living room and firstly our engineers installed a made -to -size dressed granite hearth. This provides a level base for the stove which is essential to protect the floor from the heat of the stove.
Likewise, it is necessary to fit a back panel and our customers chose tiles from Waxman Ceramics from the Muro range.
We then installed the Capital Contour stove along with the flue system.
Here are a couple of images of the finished job: –
Fittings in the photographs are supplied by Contour stove by Capital Fireplaces & Waxman Ceramics tiles from the Muro range.
Please have a look over the photos above, and of course get in touch if you would like our stove fitteing service to come out and visit you.