Wood Burner Installer Case Study

: Mr and Mrs Coekin – Eastbourne
Installer: Hal Kaye
Assisted by: Ben Alliston
Date: November 2012
Stove: Jotul 8kw Supplied by  the Clients
Flue Pipe: 250mm Vitreous Enamel with inspection door and “316 grade” 6″ flexible flue liner. 5-6in increasing adaptor.
Cowl: 6″ mini suspended Cowl.

This installation  was carried out over two days in November 2012.

Day 1

Log Burner Installations

After the initial free survey and the quote was accepted work began.
On the first day, to accommodate a larger wood burner we removed tiles and enlarged the opening, which housed the existing gas stove .
We also reconstructed and plastered the chimney breast.
We then laid a new porcelain, slate effect tiled hearth and finished it off with a wooden frame surround.


Wood burner installation in progress1st stage of the installation  showing the partially enlarged opening. Further enlargement was carried out by removing  a  row of bricks from each side.   The exposed brick is then PVA sealed ready for rendering and plastering.









This image shows the completed surround and hearth after rendering and plastering has been completed.
As this stove has a heat output greater than 5kw we installed a vent through the wall and also put up a CO (carbon monoxide) alarm.
Final painting and decorating will be left for the customer to complete according to their specific tastes.








Day 2

Day 2 began by dropping 9m of 316 6in flexible flue liner down the chimney. Once the adaptor and 6in matt black vitreous enamelled flue pipe were joined to the liner we cut the register plate to size and fitted into place. Passing the flue through the register plate we then connected it to a 5-6in vitreous increasing adaptor and finally into the stove collar. All sealing around the stove and register plate was done with fire cement and heat resistant silicone.

Once all final checks had been done, data plate fitted, the fire is lit, and if all is well a  HETAS certificate of compliance is issued.






All of this leads to……….

“Happy Sootisfied Clients”

About Me

I am a HETAS registered multi fuel wood burning stove fitter based in East Sussex. I supply, install, sign off and maintain wood burning stoves for Customers all over Sussex and Kent.
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