Wood burning stove installation cost, how much does it cost on average?
We are specialists in the installation of all wood burning stoves, multi fuel and smoke exempt wood burning stoves in and around London. We have a 500 square foot show room for customers to come and have a look at what we sell, or click here
to see our range of stoves, remember we sell more makes, not all are on our website, or call our customer services team on 020 8942 8881 for further help.
Installations for wood burning stoves varies but a fair estimate for fitting a log burner costs is around £2000 inc vat , including:
- 10m chimney lining system,
- Pot hanger cowl
- Manufacturing of the register plate on site.
- Stove fitting
- Cast Iron Fireplace Company Fire Safety Test
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On the day of installation our Hetas engineers will complete a fire safety test, which includes:
- Kindling and firelighter for the safety test fire
- Demonstration on how your stove vents work
- How your ash pan works and tips to make your fuel go further
- Explain the best way how to light your stove
- The Cast Iron Fireplace Company firewood recommendation chat
- Show you where to put your CO detector
Stoves start at around £500.
We are certified to install all types of lining systems and have our own fitting teams who we train to do the work. Something we are very proud of.
Once your stove is installed, we have our sister company called www.log-delivery.co.uk
to help supply the best Logs, Coal, Smokeless Fuel and Kindling. They are like your online food shopping, they deliver at the weekends with a 3 hour arrival time that you pick, they even offer an unpacking service for those who need their help, why not call them on 020 8819 6482 to speak to their customer service team.
The costs of a wood burning stove installation into your existing chimney could be recouped in as little as 2 to 3 years now that oil and gas prices has rocketed and are again due to increase every year. Most people use their gas central heating to heat up the home in the morning before they get up to take the chill off, then light the wood burning stove during the day and if they have been at work, pop the central heating on again for 20 minutes to take the chill off again and refuel the stove for the evening. By doing this your gas central heating bill will be very small, as you would have only had it on for an hour or so a day and you will be heating your home in a eco-friendly way, as burning logs is carbon neutral.
By using our HETAS registered company to install your wood burning stove, you have the reassurance that we are here to stay and are always at the end of the phone, furthermore we have a showroom for you to come and look at the stoves up close.
When installing a wood burning stove or a multifuel stove into an existing chimney around 75% to 80% of the heat produced goes into the room, with an open fire 75% of the heat goes up the chimney. This is why all stoves need to be fitted with a flexible liner. If not, this means that the amount of smoke and the heat produced from a stove is far less than a solid fuel open fireplace. This cooler smoke will never draw through the chimney as fast and the result of this is that a wood burning or multi fuel stove will never bring the operating temperature of the chimney up to the level it was intended for. This will more than often result in the chimney not drawing properly and the smoke, which is un-burnt fuel, will condense causing soot deposit build up. Even more dangerously this will cause tar deposit build up which cannot be cleaned away by a chimney sweeps brushes and tar build up on the chimney will result in a chimney fire. One sign of tar, or otherwise known as creosote, is where it leaks through the bottom of the register plate or through the mortar joints of the chimney. This is why it is always a good idea to insulate a chimney where ever possible or required.
We recommend using an insulating material called Chimwrap
, this wraps around the liner itself and keeps the flue insulated from cold temperatures of the stack, as well as keeping the flue gases travelling faster which keeps the flue lining system cleaner. Some wood burning stoves that are fitted into a chimney that has a large part outside or coming out of the room would need insulating more than others, because the colder temperatures outside will not allow the chimney lining flue system to heat up as quickly. By insulating with chim wrap, you are insuring that you have done everything to help the log burning stove or multi fuel stove draw properly and therefore reduce the amount of soot deposits that build up in the flue. Slow flue gases cause tar deposits, these build up in the flue and are themself flammable. A chimney sweeps rod cannot remove this and it will reduce the life expectancy of the flue liner.
This is why we prefer to use Chim-wrap
where ever possible, also, any water leaking from pointing failing in future years after our installation will not be soaked up by Chimwrap, creating damp issues the through the whole chimney, it would show up quicker in a localised location on the chimney, normally at the first bend in the flue. This is a better situation than the whole chimney becoming damp because vermiculite insulation has been used. Chimwrap does cost a little more but this is because it is a better product that does the job, Chimwrap is a newer product that is better to fit and will not sage down away from the top of the chimney. When vermiculite sags down the chimney it leaves a section of the flexible liner exposed to the cold elements and this can cause an area where tar deposits build up by the flue gases leaving condensation on the side of the flexible liner.
For a more detailed quote please contact the office on 020 8942 8881
us and we can arrange for a quotation before coming out to firm up the quote for installing a wood burning stove or chimney lining system.