Ansell Chimneys

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Ansell Chimneys

chimney sweep

stove installation

Full range of multi fuel and wood burning stoves

Stove Installation

Fitted by HETAS registered installers

A fireplace makes a wonderful centrepiece for your home, giving you warmth, comfort and character. It makes your house come alive, particularly during those cold, dark winter months.

These days people are seeing the benefits of solid fuel heating systems. Choosing to have a stove fitted affords you an excellent method of heating your living area. Wood is a carbon neutral fuel and is therefore a truly green fuel. A good quality stove can offer heating efficiency of up to 80% (20% of heat produced goes up the chimney 80% of heat produced heats the space you live in).

Once you have your stove installed you will never look back!

Steps to take for your stove installation:

  1. Call Ansell chimneys for a chat to discuss your requirements and estimated prices.
  2. Arrange a survey of your chimney and property encompassing a smoke test, sweep, ventilation, fireplace dimensions, and hearth size. A register plate is designed at this stage.
  3. Fitting takes place approximately two weeks after the survey. (Possibly longer during the busy winter period).
  4. Sit back and enjoy a great investment!

We advise you to get installation advice from Ansells chimneys before purchasing a stove.

Fitting a wood burning or multifuel stove

  • All stove installations must conform with building regulations AD J. You can either;
  • Use a registered installer who can self certify that the work he does complies with the relevant Building Regulations; or
  • The consumer applies to their local authority building control department for a building notice, and pays the appropriate fee (possibly up to £300).

Using an existing chimney

With a stove, 80% of the heat goes into the room, with an open fire 80% of the heat goes up the chimney and this means that the smoke from a stove is great deal cooler than from a fireplace. The result of this is that a stove will usually never manage to bring a stone chimney up to its operating temperature. This can mean that the stove will never draw properly, and the cooling smoke will condense, causing excess soot and, more dangerously, tar deposits. Tar deposits are not removed by a sweeps brush and cause chimney fires and you may get black tarry condensate leaking out through the bottom and sometimes even through the mortar joints of the chimney.

For this reason it is good practice to line and insulate a chimney whenever you fit a stove.

Ansell chimneys can take care of all work needed and supply all the materials required to complete the chimney lining job.

Fitting the stove to an existing fireplace

Building regulations require that the stove should be on a plinth of non-combustible material extending at least 150mm at the sides and 300mm in front.

In order to fit the stove into a fireplace you will need:

A register plate - This is the plate used to seal off the throat of the fireplace and has the hole for the flue pipe, a sweeping access and, if required, a bracket to support the flue pipe.

The flue pipe needs to go from the stove to the register plate

Both the register plate (which is made from steel to fit your chimney), the necessary flue, and the fixings and fire cement can be supplied with the stove. This means that with one call to Ansells chimneys, you can rest assured that we will install the stove, plus give you the back-up by phone or email to ensure a simple, pain free installation.

Fitting a freestanding stove

By using a double skin insulated flue, a stove can be installed practically anywhere, and no existing chimney is needed.

Please send Ansells chimneys details of:

  • What stove you have in mind (this will tell us the flue diameter and height)
  • The floor to ceiling measurements of the room the stove will go in
  • The floor to ceiling measurements of any rooms above the stove room (including the loft)
  • The thickness of the floors that the stove will be standing on
  • The approximate pitch of the roof
  • Roughly where the flue will penetrate the roof in relation to the ridge, i.e. 'near the bottom edge', 'half way up the roof' or 'near the ridge'

We can then calculate what materials would be needed to create the flue system and the cost.

Why not call Ansell Chimneys now for a free quote

If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 01923 661 614, email us at or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.