A woodburning stove is a valuable addition to your home, both in terms of functionality and style. And with so much choice in the marketplace, it is worth knowing that Sussex Fireplace Gallery have two large showrooms in Brighton and Polegate where you can many operational displays. What’s more, our friendly, knowledgeable team is on hand to give professional advice, answer all your questions and arrange for a free, no-obligation site visit. Get in touch to book your appointment now.
Woodburning stoves have becoming increasingly popular over the last few years, and it is easy to see why:
Flexible positioning: A log burner can be installed in many places inthe home, as long as it can be vented to the outside of the house. This gives you a lot of flexibility to zone-heat any room or space. With a few well-placed stoves, you could almost entirely replace your central heating
Interior design feature: A woodburning stove can add an attractive focal point to any room. Add character and style to your living spaces with a carefully chosen stove that compliments your home’s traditiona lor modern interior perfectly.
Powerful heat output: One of the biggest advantages of having a woodburner in your home is the quality of the heat. Operating on the principle of radiant heat, a stove warms an area faster and more efficiently than traditional central heating radiators.
Economical heating: With energy bills rising, wood is a comparatively cheaper source of fuel, costing less that gas, oil or electricity per BTU. With some strategic positioning and careful use, you could save money on you rheating bills.
Environmentally friendly: Burning wood is considered to be a carbon neutral alternative to fossil fuels such as gas, oil or coal, because its combustion does not increase the net amount of carbon dioxide cycling through theatmosphere.
Self-sufficientheating: If you would like to reduce your reliance on thesupply of gas and electricity, installing a woodburner is an excellent way to become more self-sufficient. With a warm, reliable stove, you will stay warm and cosy through power cuts and more.
Visit the showroom If you are thinking of installing a woodburning stove in your home, Sussex Fireplace Gallery have a comprehensive range for you to choose from. For more information about any of our stoves and fireplaces or to book a visit to one of our showrooms, please get in touch.
What size of woodburning stove is rightfor my home?
It is important that you choose a stove that is the right size for the space it is designed to heat up. Too big can be as bad as too small! As a general rule, you should divide the cubic space by 14 to give you a KW output for the room. 4-6KW means you need a small woodburner, 7-9 KW means you need a medium sized woodburner.
Is it necessary to have my chimney lined?
Our engineers assess each installation job individually and advise accordingly. Generally speaking, if you have modern house with a concrete block liner in good condition, it may not be necessary to line the chimney. Large brick chimneys, on the other hand, are more likely to require lining. Lining increases the draught, which makes your stove work better and lower the risk of soot and tar build-up.
Does my woodburning stove require ventilation?
Stovesover 5 KW in output must have a permanent vent in the building to help withflue draught and to ensure the fire has enough oxygen to burn safely. Inpractical terms, if your woodburning stove smokes or does not burn very keenly, but this improves when you open a window, this could be a sign that you should install extra ventilation.
Do I have to fit my stove into anexisting chimney breast?
Not necessarily. A woodburning stove can be installed as a free-standing unit in a room, with a twin wall flue system that takes the flue pipe out through the roof or an external wall. The stove must sit on a hearth and have required clearances around it in accordance with Document J of the Building Regulations. For specific advice on installing a free-standing stove, please contact us.