Wood Burning Stove-ists hows this flue quote sound?
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 ?Posted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
Rule of thumb is £100 per metre, £100 per bend, £100 per ceiling/roof penetration.Posted 4 years ago
£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.Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
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 expensivePosted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years ago
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