Going through a few 'issues' at the moment trying to get a wood burner installed. Our house is early 90s, had a small open fire which I've now removed. Seems the depth of cavity that can be created is limited to around 350mm. This would leave the stove out into the living room which we'd rather avoid.
I've found a nice freestanding morso at a good price but both installers that I've had round have been reluctant to install it (even though it appears a much simpler job to me). Their reason is they don't think it will work well enough using the rear exit flue (stove has rear or top options). This seems odd to me - any one here use a free stander with rear exit (make your own jokes)?
I get the sense that they just want to bash a hole in the wall, square it off and stick in a traditional stove.