Wood Stove Lining

Wood Stove Lining

Chimney Lining Installers for Wood Burning Stoves

Scarlett Fireplaces install chimney flue liners while fitting wood burners and multi fuel stoves across Essex and London. All of our chimney lining fitters are HETAS registered for the installation of wood burning chimney liners

Wood burning/multi fuel stoves require a flue with a minimum internal diameter of 150mm (6 inch) depending on the size of the stove. Building regulations changed in 2010 to allow a 125mm (5 inch) flue for some DEFRA approved stoves however at Scarlett Fireplaces, we do not believe that this is good practice because of the potential of soot build up within the liner that can restrict the flow of dangerous fumes, especially on taller chimneys with multiple offsets. 

Wood stoves and chimney liners can be dangerous if built or fitted incorrectly. Always ensure your fitter has adequate experience. Recent interest in wood burning stoves has seen thousands attend short theory based HETAS courses and then self-teach their new chimney trade on the job, in your home, resulting in large variations of the quality of working practices. Many will just say 'we do the same as Scarletts' .........LOL, whatever!

Scarlett Fireplaces always insulate the flue liners we install. The main aim of insulating a flue is to ensure the unburned gasses (smoke) from an appliance reach outside without cooling and condensing on the way, creating a sticky tar build up. In most cases we insulate around liners using a natural mineral called vermiculite, with inglenook chimneys it is usually not practical to back-fill around the new flue using vermiculite, therefore an insulating wrap is used. Insulating reduces condensates in and around the flue, holds the flue into place and quietens howling chimneys. If your chosen installer does not want to insulate the chimney, then he's not doing the job properly. 

Get it Done Properly!

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Building regulations state that the correct flue lining must be used for the intended appliance and it must be fitted and commissioned by a competent HETAS engineer or building control approval must be obtained. All installations must be certified and registered with your local council.

We have long been considered as the only company capable of tackling all of the challenging architecture of London City, Essex and Kent, offering the complete package for every situation. In many parts of London there are issues with access to chimneys for renovation works. Jason Scarlett started his career as an extreme scaffolder, involved in work from inner London to oil refineries and the Borneo Rainforest. As a result we can work safely at any height and awkwardness whilst enjoying the view!


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