Log Burning Stoves Our Installation

The best person to ask for advice regarding your installation is the experienced installer themselves.  We had a very clear idea of what we wanted, until we met and spoke to them, and realised what they could do.  They ended up re-creating an inglenook in our modern house.  We were very pleased with the result.
The following text and photos explain how it was installed.  It took them 3 days to do.  We also had to have a bit of building work to do as the wall into which the fire was to be installed was a supporting wall, and the wall needed to be built out a little to mimic an inglenook.

We also needed a stainless steel twin lined flue as being a modern house, it had no chimney.

    Here is a pictorial description of how our installation was performed

    Original Fire & Surround

     The original fire and surround

    Old fire and surround taken out

    Removing the old surround and gas fire – opening up our living room to the elements

    Gas and Electricity supply made safe

    Gas tapped off and electrics made safe also – the old fire had a fan to extract any gas fumes through a vent in the side wall of the house.

    Fireplace opened up

    Then they obtained a windy pick and basically knocked my wall to bits to make way for the new opening for the inglenook and stove – this gave me a headache I can tell you.

    RSJ's Fitted

    As this is a supporting wall they installed two concrete RSJ’s to support the wall.

    Oak Beam Installed and wall built up

    They then repaired the wall, built out both sides of the false chimney breast and fitted the genuine oak beam. 

    Floor Prepaired for Hearth

    They prepared the floor for the new hearth. This was where they finished for day one.

    Fireboard Installed

    Fireboard inserted, and back of hearth was then installed.


    1st Rendering

    First stage of the rendering of the walls was then completed.

    Hearth complete

    Second part of the hearth was then inserted – the installation of the hearth took them quite a while as it is solid Green Lakeland slate and is is very heavy!!!

    Plastered surround

    Then the surround was plastered.

    Flue Exit from stove

    This picture shows where the flue exits the back wall of the house – again if you had a real chimney this could exit upwards directly into it.  They prepared the flue and this is where they finished day two.

    Stainless Steel External Flue

    This picture shows the installation of the double lined flue onto the outside wall of the house – it shows the T-piece, and the weather shield at the top.

    Stainless Steel Flue From Front of House

    Stainless steel flue from front of house as you can see (or not see) it is very unobtrusive so does not look out of place even on a modern house.

    Tapped up ready for painting

    Taped up ready for painting – incidentally we did this ourselves.

    All Painted up

    This picture shows the fireplace after two coats of paint.

    All fired up and running

    The finished product with all trimmings and accessories – and working!!!



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