Wood stoves info articles

This section will develop into a compendium of technical information on this topic - please let us know if you have information to contribute, and we will acknowledge you.

Decide whether a wood stove really is for you

Read our introduction to wood stoves, their benefits, and what you can do. Maybe talk to other stove owners, read books, attend courses – get as much basic information as you can. Read more …

Decide what you want to use the stove for

How will you use it – do you want it to heat just one room, will you try and move heat around the house from that one room, or do you want it to heat the whole house, provide hot water – everything? Read more …

Decide what kind of fuel you will use

We recommend biomass rather than fossil fuels, because it’s more-or-less carbon-neutral Read more …

Sort out your chimney

99% of problems with wood stoves are caused by the wood used, or by the chimney. Read more …

Install your stove

Choose a stove

Read more …

Make sure you’re safe

Make sure your stove or flue isn’t next to combustible materials. If the stove backs on to a wooden wall, fit a heat shield to protect it. Read more …

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