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How much would it cost to have a wood burning stove fitted?

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seb1 Mon 22-Aug-11 17:23:16

In a modern house with no chimney?

Catsmamma Mon 22-Aug-11 17:27:42

a fecking fortune, be cheaper to move.

seb1 Mon 22-Aug-11 17:41:50

To a house with a chimney or somewhere warmer like Spain grin

Catsmamma Mon 22-Aug-11 17:43:31

yes.. :D

they are lovely though, toasty warm!

twooter Mon 22-Aug-11 17:43:58

About £5000, depending on the work involved.

DaisySteiner Mon 22-Aug-11 18:48:02

We're having this done soon. We've sourced our own insulated flue for about £1K, someone to fit it for about £800 or so and then the stove on top of this, which obviously depends on how big you want etc, brand etc. So probably about £3K in total or thereabouts.

slipmate Mon 22-Aug-11 18:49:43

yes we are just about to have one and is about £3K (gulp)

chickydoo Mon 22-Aug-11 18:52:01

I had one put in a year ago. 3k (YIKES)!!!!!

SaulGood Mon 22-Aug-11 18:53:25

We've just had one fitted. Large wood burner, plus flue and other bits and bobs was £250 in a sale and we got a friend to fit it. He usually charges a LOT though. It's an expensive old business. You're talking upwards of 2k at least.

Pudden Wed 24-Aug-11 13:47:31

depends on how you want the flue; person I know is in an early 1980's house with no chimney. Builder made a false chimney breast and the flue went up through the ceiling into the bedroom above up through fitted wardrobe (sectioning off properly) and up into loft/out of roof. Or if the stove is to be sited on an outside wall then you could have a twin walled (insulated) flue coming out of the wall and rising above the roof

Jacaqueen Wed 24-Aug-11 13:56:41

Every year for about the last 10 years DH and I discuss getting a woodburner and then never do. Every year the price goes up. Will this be the year we finally bite the bullet and get one? Who knows, but after last winter I really really want one.

conculainey Wed 24-Aug-11 16:20:08

Jaca, the woodburners are a God send. I installed a large one 3 years ago in place of my oil heating and so far my heating costs have been nothing other than the cost of collecting free site wood. My burner runs all the radiators and heats 2 cylinders of water all basically maintenance free. I would never consider going back to oil or gas again

houseproject Wed 24-Aug-11 16:54:30

If you consider the elements a basic stove is around £1k, hearth could be around £250 but depends on what you want then there are the install costs - assume £1000 as has to be HETAS - minumumwould be £2.5k but that's not including flue and flue lining so £3k a very fair assessment. If you want a bigger, flashy stove obviously your costs go up.

QueeferSutherland Fri 26-Aug-11 20:39:08

Would it have to be on anoutside wall or could the flue go sideways?

(I really want one but live in a tiny mid-terrace.)

conculainey Fri 26-Aug-11 21:26:58

Queefer.. The flue has to be taller than the guttering of the house, surely you have a chimney in a mid terrace house that you could connect to?

QueeferSutherland Fri 26-Aug-11 21:42:40

Nah, new build.

Our neighbours have done it but their house is bigger and end-of-terrace.

Hey ho. I've thought about those electric fires for the "vibe", but it's just not the same and comes under the "twigs & pebbly shit" banner on MN.grin

I want the smell.

tallulah Fri 26-Aug-11 22:12:13

Would it be just as dear if you already have a proper chimney? (1930s house)

HoneyPablo Sat 27-Aug-11 09:33:36

tallulah We paid £1100 for our woodburner to be fitted. That didn't include the woodburner itself or the hearth. But did include the flue liner and the the stove pipe. I thought it was expensive but for that he did remove the old gas fire, install the flue liner, fit the woodburner, fit the hearth and board out the hole with fireboard. He said we didn't really need the flue liner as he tested the chimney and said it was fine (1970s house) but we felt safer having it done.
It cost us £1100 for fitting, £299 for woodburner (from Fireplace warehouse on special offer) and £110 for hearth.

tallulah Sat 27-Aug-11 10:11:38

Thanks for that HoneyPablo. We've got an old gas fire that's been disconnected in our back room & DH was wondering if it was worth having a woodburner instead. With the way gas and electric are going up it might be worth thinking about.

emsyj Sat 27-Aug-11 10:14:51

We had a woodburner fitted in our 1930s house - the fitting and flue lining of existing chimney was about £1.2k, but FIL built our hearth so the costs of that and the tiles for it is not included.

emsyj Sat 27-Aug-11 10:16:01

Oh, plus the cost of the stove itself obviously. We paid about £600 for ours on bay (ex shop display).

Pudden Sun 28-Aug-11 15:20:14

Queefer; have a look at my post. Person I know of didn't have a chimney etc- builder made a false chimney breast and fed through ceiling, into bedroom (build heatproof panels around it and inot loft , out of roof. You don't need a chimney for a wood/multi burner

have a look here

AMAM1982 Fri 26-Jul-13 13:21:57

Do all wood burners heat your water / radiators? Thinking of getting one and really confused by it all. HoneyPablo who did yours? Was it in London? Could you let me know his details please

MummytoMog Fri 26-Jul-13 21:40:54

No, very few wood burners have a back boiler. If you're in London you will probably need a clean air stove - little bit pricier than a normal one, but not the end of the world at all. We are in Woodford and we bought all the bits for our stove (liner, chimney cap, insulation, slate hearth, flue pipe) and had the fireplace unblocked and the chimney lined and the hearth installed for £1500. Nice man did it over two days (had to let the cement dry off for a few days in between). Best money we spent on the house so far.

RoseFlowerFairy Sat 27-Jul-13 09:51:10

Does it warm up the room above, if you have a chimney in place already?

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