Installation

Get expert guidance on properly installing your new stove. Our installation advice articles walk you through every step of the process in detail, from structural considerations and clearances to chimney requirements and ducting.

  1. No Chimney, No Problem

    No Chimney, No Problem
    If you are thinking of buying a multi-fuel, or wood-burning, stove; you might think it's impossible to do so without a chimney in your house. What we're about to show you in this blog is that no chimney is no problem. In the past we have advised on How to Have a Wood Burning Stove Without […]
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  2. What Gas Stove Installation Requirements Are There?

    What Gas Stove Installation Requirements Are There?
    If you’re looking for a stove for your home, but don’t want the hassle of cleaning and maintaining a wood burning stove, then a gas stove offers an ideal solution. Gas stoves can be installed anywhere there is a gas supply, but what gas stove installation requirements are there?  At Direct Stoves we’ve got decades […]
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  3. Do You Need a Flue For a Gas Stove?

    Do You Need a Flue For a Gas Stove?
    If there is one obstacle that gets in the way when installing a lovely new stove into your home, it’s usually the flue! Yes, before you make your selection, you need to make sure you have the correct set up to properly remove any fumes or emissions from your room. This also applies to gas […]
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  4. How to Get the Most Heat From a Wood Burner

    How to Get the Most Heat From a Wood Burner
    Today, wood burning stoves are more efficient than ever. In fact, with the latest Ecodesign technology, some log burners can even reach almost 90% efficiency level, which is incredible compared to stoves of the past! With the cost of heating ever rising, you want to be sure you are taking full advantage of this by […]
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  5. Can You Install a Stove in an Existing Fireplace?

    Can You Install a Stove in an Existing Fireplace?
    Do you have a traditional fireplace in your home but are starting to see the positives of buying a wood burning stove? If so, you might be wondering if it’s possible to install one into your existing fireplace. The good news is that installing a wood burning stove into an existing fireplace is often a […]
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  6. How to Have a Wood Burning Stove in a Smoke Control Area

    How to Have a Wood Burning Stove in a Smoke Control Area
    Do you live in a smoke control area? If you do, you need to be aware of some regulations surrounding how you can burn wood in your stove. Smoke control areas are here to help us, though there are often some misconceptions around them. For example, some people aren’t sure whether they can burn wood […]
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  7. Does a Log Burner Add Value to Your House?

    Does a Log Burner Add Value to Your House?
    While many people choose a log burner to fulfil a dream of a cosy home, others are much more practical! One aspect that you might have considered in your purchase of a wood burning stove is - will it increase the the value of my home? The truth is, wood burners are a long-term home […]
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  8. How Much Do Gas & Electric Stoves Cost to Run?

    How Much Do Gas & Electric Stoves Cost to Run?
    Are you wondering whether to choose a gas or electric stove for your home? If so, considering which one will cost the most money to run will probably be a big factor in your decision. Home heating is a hot issue lately. The price of energy is ever increasing, which is perhaps why so many […]
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  9. How Much Do Gas & Electric Stoves Cost to Run?

    How Much Do Gas & Electric Stoves Cost to Run?
    Are you wondering whether to choose a gas or electric stove for your home? If so, considering which one will cost the most money to run will probably be a big factor in your decision. Home heating is a hot issue lately. The price of energy is ever increasing, which is perhaps why so many […]
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  10. How to Make Your Own Kindling & Firelighters With Vincent Thurkettle

    How to Make Your Own Kindling & Firelighters With Vincent Thurkettle
    Getting a good burn going is essential for making the most of your log burner. However, sometimes you might need a little advice on how best to go about it. So, for this week's blog, we asked expert woodsman and author, Vincent Thurkettle, to give us some tips on how to create your own firelighters […]
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