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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > September 2018 > IN-DEPTH GUIDE TO Stove installation

IN-DEPTH GUIDE TO Stove installation

From heat output to ventilation requirements, there’s lots to bear in mind when fitting your appliance. Rebecca Foster lays out what you need to know
Charnwood’s compact C-Four woodburning stove delivers a heat output between 2kW and 5.5kW. It also meets the DEFRA requirements for smoke control exemption

Whether you’re keen to install a contemporary wall-mounted unit or a traditional inset design, there’s no doubt that a stove’s warm glow will infuse your abode’s living space with cosy allure. Thanks to efficiency ratings often exceeding 80% or 90%, it’s no surprise that many people are opting to install modern woodburning or multi-fuel appliances rather than less effective open fires.

The basics

While electrically-powered versions offer a straightforward plug-in-and-go option, if you’re considering incorporating a gas, woodburning or multi-fuel model in your scheme, there’s a raft of factors to keep in mind. “Almost all the latter options will require a flue, so you will need to ensure that there’s a suitable channel available to accommodate this”, says Luke Deller, lead product support and design engineer at Stovax (there are a few flueless gas models available). A twin wall system is the most common arrangement. Air for combustion is sucked in through the outer pipe of the flue, while an inner conduit removes exhaust gases from the inside to the outside of the property, ensuring a healthy environment in your home.

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Build It magazine's new September 2018 issue is packed full of ideas and practical advice to help you successfully create your dream home. Here's our pick of some of the top features this issue: - Top tips to save you £10,000s on your home building project - How to get real value for money from your builder - Are SIPs sustainable? - Design ideas for a better, healthier home - Make your home water efficient - Choosing the right windows for a heritage property ... and more!