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  1. The Real Facts About Wood Burning Stoves

    Modern wood burning stoves and fireplaces provide low carbon and low emission heating using renewable and sustainable fuel. However, through a combination of reported misconceptions and lack of awareness, these appliances are often portrayed as negative and responsible for contributing much more particulate emissions than they actually do.

    Misconception 1

    The first of these misconceptions is the notion that woodburning stoves are the biggest cause of small particulate matter in the UK. According to the Stove Industry Alliance, at the root of this myth is a statement within Defra’s Clean Air Strategy that says domestic combustion accounts for 38% of fine particulate matter. This number was based on a government survey in 2015 which incorrectly over-estimated the amount of wood being burnt on stoves and fireplaces in the UK.

    A much larger survey carried out in 2019 showed the true figure was less than a third of what the

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  2. How to get the most from your wood burning stove or open fire

    Wood burning stove

    To get the most out of your wood fuel it needs to be dried and ready to burn, this will help you to:

    • Get the most heat out of your stove or open fire
    • Maximise efficiency, meaning you will burn less fuel and save money
    • Reduce the risk of chimney fires
    • Reduce air pollution which is harmful to you and your neighbours
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  3. What Can You Insulate Your Chimney Liner With?

    What Can You Insulate Your Chimney Liner With?

    Currently there are no building regulations that say you must insulate your chimney liner when installing into a chimney stack.

    There is however a regulation in place though where gases must be vented safely out a building.

    Insulating your chimney liner ensures that waste gases are safely vented and travel externally away from the burning appliance. 

    If your existing chimney is located on an outside wall it is advised to insulate your liner, similarly if you have a large chimney stack it is also recommended. 

    Choosing to insulate your chimney liner, ensures that gases are safely vented and will travel directly up from the multi-fuel stove.

    So by insulating your chimney liner within

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  4. ​Should You Insulate Your Chimney Liner?

    ​Should You Insulate Your Chimney Liner?

    The main purpose of a flue liner is to funnel out hot gases from your stove into the atmosphere, via a chimney stack.

    The liner works when the difference in temperature causes negative pressure, which leads to harmful gases being drawn vertically up the flue system. 

    A stainless steel chimney liner is a vital part of the fuel-burning process, and creates not only a good even constant flow of heat but also allows for hot gases to escape. 

    Ensuring your flexible flue liner is then properly insulated helps to control the release of these hot gases. 

    Whilst a non-insulated chimney flue can work perfectly, the majority of the time there can be issues in relation to the surrounding cooling air, potentially leading to condensation and severely

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  5. Why You Shouldn't Slumber Your Stove

    Why You Shouldn't Slumber Your Stove

    Slumbering is the term used to describe a fire burning at a low rate.

    It is made by restricting the oxygen flow, keeping the fire just about buring for example when you want a little bit of warmth over night.

    This though can cause problems, because the smoke released condenses inside the flue system and potentially can shorten the life of a stove or a liner, as blockages are created.

    Simply put, you shouldn’t slumber your stove! 

    You should never leave a fire unattended! 

    It is so important to make sure that your fire is fully extinguished then leaving them to just burn out. 

    This is how fires can start! 

    Never neglect your stove. 

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  6. Things Never To Burn In Your Wood Burning Stove

    Things Never To Burn In Your Wood Burning Stove

    If you own a stove or fireplace it is important to know that you can’t just burn anything. We have complyed a list of 10 things you shouldn’t burn...

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  7. What Fuel Should You Be Burning?

    What Fuel Should You Be Burning?

    If you own a wood-burning stove or a multi-fuel stove then it is important that you burn not just the most efficient fuel but also the least polluting...

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  8. 3 Key Things To Know About Roof Flashing

    3 Key Things To Know About Roof Flashing

    Roof flashing made of rubber or metal, is a piece of material that is installed directly to your roof to protect from water...

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  9. Things to Know About Carbon Monoxide Alarms

    Things to Know About Carbon Monoxide Alarms

    Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a lethal gas that is poisonous to humans being colourless, odorless and tasteless...

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  10. Register Plates and Closure Plates Explained

    Register Plates and Closure Plates Explained

    If you are installing a wood burning stove, you will need to have a plate above the stove to block off the bottom of your chimney...

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