Open Fire Reline

Open Fire Reline

Chimney Liners For Open Fires

Open wood burning and coal fires require a class 1 flue liner with a minimum diameter of 200mm. Open fires with larger fireplace openings (usually freestanding grates) will need larger flue sizes calculated alongside the height of the chimney and required ventilation.

Most British open fires were and still are designed to burn coal at up to 25% efficiency. Burning wood on these fires is at best 10% efficient because of the fast flow of under air needed for coal burning. Open gas fires are worse still, you may as well be burning bank notes for the minimal heat delivered.

Most of us think of high efficiency as the ugly white box, bolted to the wall, giving us hot water when we want it. Hopefully, we can show you that there is a modern high efficiency wood burning stove that not only full fills the caveman ‘ambience’ you desire from an open fire but, actually, the function and control of the dancing flame picture, safely satisfies any budding pyromaniac.


Open fires... Are you mad? We were...

Open fire install Essex

It seems ridiculous to us that; in modern times, with the economic climate, high fuel prices and depleting resources, anybody would consider opening up a hole in the roof of their home to burn fuel in the way our ancestors did 500 years ago. Just for the romance?

Wood burning stove technology is now achieving up to 85% efficiency. In real terms, for every 8 logs we source from the woodland, used on an open fire, there could be 8 good wood stoves that each give the same amount of energy of that 1 open fire. Madness!

As you can see from the image gallery above, we have installed most types of open fires over the years. Our chimney knowledge came in useful to help these fuel guzzling monsters suck most of the energy up the chimney, polluting the local environment. Even when not in use they continue to rapidly pull warm air from the house.

We no longer offer our services, fuels or products for open fires and haven't done for over 12 years.

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