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  • spectabilis
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    I’m thinking of installing a wood burner on a low budget so am looking at the Elbrus from Alpine Stoves although they are likely chinese imports they appear to be of a better quality than most of the ebay/machine mart stuff , also they carry spares etc so a bit of aftersales support.

    Now the issue. The flue…..
    I will need to use a twin wall system and looking around online found it costing a be a bit more than I expected parts costing approx £500.

    Today I popped into a local heating supplies shop stocking the usual brands Morso, Charnwood etc and thought I’d get a quote for my proposed flue system (through one ground floor wall and up the outside of the 2 storey house) His quote for just the materials was £4000 !

    Now is he extracting the urine ? or am I missing something ?

    winston_dog
    Member

    I have found all of the “specialist” stove shops quote stupid money for stuff.

    I am looking at totally changing my living room, removing a chimney breast and moving the stove to the corner. I was quoted about £500 for supply only of the flue components from an online design website. You put your measurements in and they quote for the whole system. Although that was for a simple straight through the loft system in a bungalow.

    winston_dog
    Member

    It was this lot.

    At least it will give you another price.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Rule of thumb is £100 per metre, £100 per bend, £100 per ceiling/roof penetration.

    http://stovesonline.co.uk/wood_burning_stoves/Selkirk-flue.html

    spectabilis
    Member

    Cheers guys will give those a thorough read later.

    Stoner, you say £100 per meter…. A quick search finds 1m sections at half that, what am I not taking into account?

    winston_dog
    Member

    £100 per metre will account for the adaptors, coonectors brackets etc.
    So if you need a 5m flue going through a floor and a roof, with 1 bend it would be about £800.

    It works out pretty close to that rule of thumb for mine, although my quote was a little bit cheaper.

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    as the dog says, the rule of thumb is for pricing the whole thing.
    Wall mounts, brackets, section clips, cowels, storm collars, fire breaks, ceiling collars, rodding Tees, etc etc

    quite a lot of bits go into the flue.

    twinw4ll of this ‘ere parish is a pro, obviously.

    spectabilis
    Member

    Ok cheers guys ! Looks like it’s gonna be more expensive than I hoped so knocking this on the head now! Hello gas bills 👿

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I’d get a quote from somewhere else £4k for materials seems far too much.

    b r
    Member

    Our flue cost more than our stove, and the stove wasn’t cheap.

    £100 per metre is near, but you also need to factor in scaffold/ladders/labour. Are you sure he said £4k for materials, not approx. £4k for the job?

    spectabilis
    Member

    4k for flue parts only I was planning on doing the work.

    redstripe
    Member

    whereabouts are you?

    trail_rat
    Member

    Diamond encrusted 25% chrome stainless steel for 4k going up 28 floors i hope

    grantway
    Member

    Do it yourself

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFu8GhkppOs[/video]

    spectabilis
    Member

    avontyrrell – Member
    whereabouts are you?

    Alcester near Stratford upon Avon

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Who gave u the quote out of interest (i live near u & want to avoid this place)

    redstripe
    Member

    I asked as I know someone good who’d quote but a bit far for him really (Bristol). I’m sure you’ll find someone more sensible, good luck

    spectabilis
    Member

    rOcKeTdOg – Member
    Who gave u the quote out of interest (i live near u & want to avoid this place)

    The Heat Store, Studley

    mcwyc
    Member

    Apologies for gate crashing but Avontyrell, any chance of passing your Bristol contact details? I’m in the market for a stove fitter in Bristol
    Cheers

    redstripe
    Member

    It’s Simon ‘Firefly’ 07967 830888 based in Easton but works all over Bristol area, got me a Burley woodburner done at good price, cheers

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    We had to do the same as you. Good quality twin wall through ground floor wall, up the side of a two story house, a couple of bends near the top, we paid about £4k for the whole job including stove, flue, all parts and labour with a HETAS registered installer. With the whole flue being outside you need a good quality one to retain heat so you get decent draw.

    Flue will be expensive but £4k for flue alone is way too expensive

    mrmonkfinger
    Member

    Looks like it’s gonna be more expensive than I hoped so knocking this on the head now!

    The only cheap way to get a burner in is to have an existing chimney and do a register plate (or maybe liner) type of install, and do it yourself.

    redstripe
    Member

    I have done a few myself over the years into existing chimneys with a home made register plate and not worried too much but as I got older/wiser/paranoid/nagged etc getting a HETAS installer is important to sign all off for safety. Depending on fire/room size and air flow / drafts you made need air brick for a good draw. Add a CO detector somewhere near too.

    mrmonkfinger
    Member

    reading my post it does sound a bit like I’m advocating avoiding BC or complying with building regs, but I’m not meaning to.

    a vent & CO detector are not that expensive

    Houns
    Member

    Get in touch with James Hunt (Jim)

    A very good mtber and was on this site (may still lurk) *waves*

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jameshuntspc

    Top lad and top notch work

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