Loads of threads from people asking advice, so thought I'd share my experiences, I'm not an expert and DIY was not an option for me!
Few quick pointers: -
- If you are sure you want a wood burner - get your supply and storage sorted in advance. I didn't!!
- Read up on Part J of the regs - leaves you less open to BS from installers
- Know what YOU want, not what is easiest for the installer
- Invite quotes from several installers and obtain their details from a postcode search on HETAS website
Our house is quite modern being built in 1996. We didn't want a 'traditional' looking stove. This is what we had - in need of updating - TICK
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I wonder what's behind here...
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Chimney OK? - TICK
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Get several quotes, get told all kinds of BS, finally find a guy to trust - TICK
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Wouldn't go for your lunch just yet mate - that lintel is 6 inches too low - TICK
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Was it a messy day - TICK
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Was it worth it? We all have our own tastes, but yes I think it was!!
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Now to decorate and get a new carpet! I'm happy to recommend the fitter I used for anyone Cheshire / North West based.