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. Why You Need to Sweep Your Chimney

    Why You Need to Sweep Your Chimney
    Once you have bought a stove, a chimney sweep should be a permanent fixture on your household calendar. However, you may be wondering why it’s such an important thing to do. Sweeping your chimney is essential in keeping your stove not only clean and efficient, but also as safe as possible. With dirty or badly […]
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  2. How to Have a Wood Burning Stove Without a Chimney

    How to Have a Wood Burning Stove Without a Chimney
    If you live in a house without a chimney, you may be wondering whether it is possible to fit a wood burning stove. Fortunately for many, the answer is - yes! While gas stoves and electric stoves are also an option, for some, it is only the ritual of burning a solid fuel that will […]
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  3. Should You Switch Your Open Fire to a Wood Burner?

    Should You Switch Your Open Fire to a Wood Burner?
    A lot has been said in the past few years about the impact burning wood in our homes has on the environment. However, despite their name, wood burners aren’t necessarily the culprit. According to the Stove Industry Alliance, an open fireplace is the wrong way to burn wood. Not only does it release up to […]
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  4. Are Wood Burners Bad For The Environment?

    Are Wood Burners Bad For The Environment?
    The battle burns on as debates continue over whether wood burners are good or bad for the environment. While nobody would suggest that you ignore concerns over public health and the planet, there is no reason to condemn wood burning stoves entirely. In fact, in certain circumstances, you may actually be able to improve your […]
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  5. Stove Scrappage Scheme - How It Works

    Stove Scrappage Scheme - How It Works
    There's been a bit of negative press around wood burning stoves recently. You may have heard about the government wanting to clamp down on wood burners in an effort to improve the air quality in the UK - although this was all a little misleading. The main issue regarding wood burners and air quality is […]
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  6. How Much Do Wood Burning Stoves Cost to Install?

    How Much Do Wood Burning Stoves Cost to Install?
    Like wrestling with a complex formula, trying to ascertain the final cost of a wood-burning stove is a tricky, slippery task. To pin down a total cost involves navigating a hefty host of variables. The ultimate price tag should take into account the whole process, from selecting your perfect stove right through to installation, HETAS […]
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  7. What is DEFRA?

    What is DEFRA?
    Defra is the UK government Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs; they handle regulations and policies involving the environment, rural issues and food. You'll see Defra mentioned quite a lot on Direct Stoves, this is because Defra approves stoves for use in Smoke Control areas as laid out in the Clean Air Act 1993. […]
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  8. Guide To Solid Fuels

    Guide To Solid Fuels
    People often ask us 'which type of fuel is best?', We wish there were a simple answer. Many factors apply and what is best for you might be totally wrong for someone living just a mile away from you. The environment, location, supply and cost all have an effect on the best fuel for you. […]
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  9. Chimney Fires - Don't Be A Statistic

    Chimney Fires - Don't Be A Statistic
    Over the last few years, the number of chimney fires attended by Fire and Rescue Services in the UK has reduced from over 18,000 in 1998 to below 8,000 in 2014. Good news for us all, however, we all still need to look after our chimneys, check them regularly and know what to do if […]
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  10. Smoke Control Explained

    Smoke Control Explained
    COAL POLLUTION PROBLEMS Estimates suggest coal pollution cuts life spans by 5.5 years in China. Indoor air pollution, some of it caused by the use of coal, causes more than 1.6 million deaths a year around the world. Pollution from coal plants kills 1,600 people a year in the UK, and costs the UK between […]
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