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Installing wood burning stoves on boats

Installing wood burning stoves on boats

Since the industrial revolution, people have been living on barges and heating their boats using wood burning or coal burning stoves for heating. Often peat was used but mainly coal was used as the main fuel for stoves on boats.

These often had issues of smoke spillage as they used single skin cast iron flue pipes, which cool the flue gases. We install insulated twin wall systems with our installations to keep the flue gases warm and moving in the right direction, upwards! Insulated twin wall flues that we use have a 50mm clearance to combustible, making them perfect for passing near wooden roofs, normally a stove pipe going near a roof would be very dangerous, but not with this type of lining system, it is designed for this purpose.

We have the experience to install your wood burning stove safely and accurately. Some of the example images show how we manufactured glass heat shields and hearths to order, they look great! By using glass as a heat shield the installation looks very smart and meant that we could safely get the stove closer to the wall.

Safety is paramount on boats. We install stoves on boats in line with building regulations for houses. We also issue a HETAS certificate, so that when the boat is sold you have this documentation confirming it has been installed properly. Unlike houses, boats do not require this, however, when buying a boat it is better to have your stove installed by a HETAS approved professional fitter.

Most people want a smaller stove that heats up quickly. We have a range of stoves that are made in the UK by our blacksmith. Or you could choose a stove under 5kW that is a multi fuel stove, which means you can burn either smokeless fuel or logs.

Our popular stoves for boats range starts with the popular Kingston Stove at a very reasonable price tag of £295. Please see our Boat Stoves link for stoves suitable for wood burning on Barges, Dutch Barge, Caravans and Motor Homes.

If you are within 10 miles of us, we can also supply you with kiln dried wood and straws logs to keep you warm through the cold winter months. This means an end to storing wood on the roof, which has not been fully seasoned and causes lots of smoke and a build up of soot in your lining system.

We can conduct surveys on your boat to go over the position of the stove and advise on the size that is required to heat it up nicely.  To book one of our boat surveys feel free to use the book a survey page or call us on 020 8942 8881.

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