Useful Information

Having an idea of how you would like your Stove Installation to look as a finished product,

Can help us give you a faster & more accurate response with your stove selection / Estimate. 

 

There are so many variables to how a Fireplace & Stove installation can look

So we have put together a few Styles of Fireplace Chambers, Hearths & Stove Installations

to help you get an idea of how you may like your Stove Installation to look.

 

For more Examples of Finishes/Styles click the link below for our work gallery

"Wood Burning / Multifuel Stove Installations"

 

Typical Log Burner Installation Cost

Typical Log burner installation cost 

Artical from CheckaTrade.com

 

Costs are ballpark averages – Over time a log burner will be more cost-effective than an open fire,

although there is an initial cost for the burner and the labour required to install it.

 

The average cost to install a log burner is: £2,000 The log burner itself will cost around £500-£1500

The overall cost of installing a wood burning stove will depend on a variety of factors,

such as the scale and complexity of the project.

For example, if the stove is being positioned in an existing fireplace with an existing chimney, the job will be relatively quick and cheap.

 

If the installation involves forming a new fireplace and hearth 

Then there will likely be an additional two to three days additional work. This can add around £600 – £1,000 to the original cost. It’s worth noting that if you don’t have a chimney and need to install an external twin-wall flue, you will need to factor in an additional £2,500 for the cost of the materials. The cost of the wood burning stove itself will vary significantly based on the size and style you choose. You can pick up a smaller model for under £500, while a larger, more contemporary design could cost you in the region of £1,500.

 

 

Removing old Fireplaces

chimney chamber recess in Staines
chimney chamber recess in Staines

typical chimney chamber recess after removing fireplace surround

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Chimney Chamber Recess in Feltham
Chimney Chamber Recess in Feltham

typical chimney chamber recess after removing fireplace surround

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Chimney Chamber Recess in Chertsey
Chimney Chamber Recess in Chertsey

typical chimney chamber recess after removing fireplace surround

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Chimney Chamber Recess in Virginia Water
Chimney Chamber Recess in Virginia Water

typical chimney chamber recess after removing fireplace surround

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Chimney Chamber Recess in Windlesham
Chimney Chamber Recess in Windlesham

typical chimney chamber recess after removing fireplace surround

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If you have an Existing Chimney Breast or Fireplace surround,

Chances are you may need the surround removed or your Chimney chamber size increased

to house your new wood burning stove. 

Removing the old fireplace & removing the rubble from the Chimney chamber recess

will reveal the original fireplace opening & brickwork.

The state of the original brickwork will be hard to judge, until the rubble has been removed

Depending what alterations have been made in the past to your chamber

The chambers brickwork could be stained from previous fires or patched up here and there with random mortar/brickwork, so a lot of the time the chamber will need some form of work.

You can have your chimney chamber (Recess) Rendered with sand and cement that can be painted at a later date. Boarded out with fire resistant boarding, for a flat smooth finish or you can even have brick slips installed to give that fresh brick fireplace look.

Bear in mind that whatever material you choose Will slightly decrease the overall Chamber Depth & Width depending what materials you choose.

There are some example photos attached below of different styles of fireplace chamber materials /Hearth Stone styles & a few photos of the typical state of fireplace brickwork once the backfill (rubble) has been removed

 

Different Chamber Recess Styles

 

Different
Hearth
 Styles

 

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