Wood Burner Installation

At Hot Box we carry out circa 200 Domestic and Commercial wood burning and multi fuel stove installations each year to exact standards. All of our staff are fully HETAS trained and employed by us so that we can retain full control of the installation process and ensure that we offer the best possible levels of customer service.

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Our Wood Burner Home Survey

We are capable of carrying out all aspects of a stove installation from the construction of a chimney breast, formation of a recess right through to fitting the stove itself. Once this is done we can offer our customers high-quality wood fuel delivered to their door and maintenance packages to ensure that the appliance is kept in good working order and is safe to use for years to come.

To get your Hot Box Stove installed the process starts here. One of our representatives will visit you at your home and discuss your requirements, we will then describe, in detail, what work needs to be undertaken for you to have a stove in your chosen location. Stove, hearth and installation options will then be discussed on site and a quotation provided for your consideration. Should the quotation be acceptable we will ask that you confirm your order and only take payment once the installation is complete.

Remote Quote

Alternatively, to find out the cost of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove installation then please use this online form, we will then send you an idea of cost without visiting your home. Some examples of our work can be found on the blog, some types of stove installation are described below:

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wood burner installation faq's

How long does a installation take?

Wood Burning Stove installtions will vary in project completion time. On average we estiamte the work to be completed within 3 working days. A specific time frame will be advised in your quote.

Will it make a mess?

With any major building works there is an element of disruption. We always provide temporary protection to the immeadiate working area to limit the mess created. We use the latest in machinery and equipment to assist us with the dust and dirt extraction and regularly clear site to minimise risk.

Do you need to be qualified to fit a wood burner?

Yes it is recommended that your stove is installed by a HETAS registered engineer.

Wood Burner Installation Cost?

Wood burner installation cost will vary on every project your site survey will provide you with a detailed quote including installation.

Do you install stoves near me?

We install wood burning stoves throughout the UK and specialise in covering the Yorkshire Area.

What is a Twin Wall Chimney System?

Twin wall flue pipe is a “clip-together” chimney system that can be used to safely take the combustion gases from a wood burning stove and to the atmosphere. Twin wall flue is a metal tube (flue) insulated with approx. an inch of insulation (two layers of stainless steel with insulation between).

Do I need an Air Vent?

If your chosen stove is more than 5kW then it is likely. Our surveyor will direct you further.

What is the best way to form a recess?

We have always tried to work to quite specific minimum dimensions for any recess that we create to ensure both adequate clearances and escape of heat into the room. Where practicable we would size the recess to the stove but often 1100mm high by 900mm wide offers the ideal aperture.

Should I buy a wood or multifuel stove?

At Hot Box we always specialise in wood burning stoves. The main difference is that wood burns best on a bed of its own ash without a grate, where smokeless fuels need a grate to remove the ash or combustion bi-products.

Smokeless fuels are becoming increasingly less popular as wood burning stoves become cleaner and approved for smoke controlled zones through DEFRA. Our argument has always been around what would you prefer to see in your living room? Nice clean dry logs which can be handled into your stove or black lumps of smokeless fuels that you need a shovel to shove into the fire?

Smokeless fuels will burn for longer with no flame and provide good heat over time but are not very good for flues and liners. Decent quality dry hardwood will provide ample heat, look pretty and not mess up your carpets?

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wood burning stove installation styles

A drawing of the Installation of a Flexible Flue Liner



This system is installed straight up from the stove. It will pass through the floors and ceilings and then out through the roof of the property. The installer will seal the flue pipe with flashing where it passes through the roof to keep it weather tight. However, one key advantage of this type of system is that it keeps the flue gases hotter, which gives a better draw and fewer deposits within the flue. This kind of system is typically quicker and more cost effective than an external system as it does not require holes in outer walls or expensive bends and tee pieces.

A picture of the External Twin Wall Stove Installation Hot Box Stoves



Some installations require a double insulated flue pipe that goes straight through an external wall, which then runs up the side of the property to above the roof line. These type of systems are more expensive since tee pieces, and bends are required to avoid the roof overhangs. External insulated flues are a little harder to install compared with internal systems and result in colder flue gases. Installing a stove in the extension within 2.3m of the main house In these situations, the flue has to run up the side of the house and above the roof. This setup is relatively expensive, and if the flue can be run greater than 2.3m from the main building, this will significantly reduce the cost. Larger than 2.3m of the main house In these situations, the installer will treat this as a normal installation.

A detailed drawing of Top Mount Flex Stove Installation Instructions



When installing a stove, only the single flue pipe runs from the wood burner up to the register plate. The installer will fit in the register plate which has an access hatch for sweeping. We can advise and create a proposal if you let us know a bit more about it. Send us a survey request with your name and telephone number and a sketch of the installation if you feel it would help. Any photos you can add are also beneficial.The flexible chimney liner is usually the easiest way of lining and insulating an existing chimney. The flexible liner is held at the top and bottom of the stack and the insulation used will depend upon the space available.