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Limestone fireplace

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't have a chimney breast?

Twin wall systems allow us to provide a flue where no traditional masonry chimney is present. Twin wall flue is made from two layers of stainless steel separated by a layer of high-grade insulation. It can be installed internally or externally. 

Internal twin wall flue system
External twin wall flue system

Before we fit a stone fireplace

To fit a stone fireplace we need: 

  1. The area must have been suitably treated for damp if this is an issue.

  2. A clean, flat wall and lintel suitable to sustain the weight of a stone fireplace being doweled and screwed in.

  3. We will need access to water and power.

  4. A constructional hearth (usually a thick layer of concrete that will form the surface that the hearth and fireplace sit on) suitable to support the weight of the fireplace and the decorative hearth.

  5. Any cantilevering (if the decorative hearth is to overhang the constructional hearth) must be discussed prior to installation.

  6. The fireplace aperture must be prepared to accept the fireplace and/or lining, so the aperture must be built of a suitable substrate (e.g. concrete blocks or brick) that will accept the desired finish.

  7. Any finish applied to the aperture must take into account the fireplace size, so if you are applying brick slips for instance make sure the extra width of these has been factored into your fireplace design.

  8. The room must be cleared and protected with a suitable working space (ideally completely clear) with a clear access route from our vehicle to the fireplace.

  9. Our standard fitting cost is for anywhere within a 20-mile radius of our workshop. Anywhere outside of this distance will incur extra cost.

  10. Any remedial work that we find needs doing will incur a charge of £50p/h.

What heat output does a stove need to heat my room?

As a general rule of thumb you will need 1 kW of heat for every 15 cubic metres of space to be heated. To calculate what size of fire or stove you will need, measure the width, length, and height of the room or space and multiply the three figures together to obtain the cubic area of the space to be heated.

Are wood-burning stoves environmentally friendly?

This topic is getting an increasing amount of press. Our friends at Burley Stoves have made a handy document that helps separate fact from fiction: 

What is the difference between wood-burning and multifuel stoves?

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A multi-fuel stove has a raised grate at the bottom which encourages more airflow to allow the fuel (e.g. anthracite coals, wood) to burn more effectively. A wood-burning stove has a fuel-bed at the bottom of the firebox which allows the air to circulate around the top and can ONLY burn wood. 

Always use hardwood that has the ready to burn logo which means the wood has less than 20% moisture content and minimises pollution.

Multifuel stoves are generally slightly more expensive than wood-burning stoves. If you need your chimney lined, the multifuel liner is also slightly more expensive. 

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