Now the word on the street here as always been, 'flues must be 50mm from any combustible material'. I've checked in the regulations and agree.
The first stove fitter we had agreed with this. Then so did the second and third. Must be true then.....
What the second guy said was that we could put fireboard in between the flue and the cumbustible which made everything alright.
That doesn't sound right to me. So before we bin him off, that's not true is it?