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step by step photos of fitting a wood burning stove

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nipersvest Wed 14-Jan-15 16:37:38

given its currently winter and there are always threads on here about fitting stoves, i wondered if this would be helpful to anyone thinking about doing it.

our fireplace had been bricked up about 40 years ago but we knocked into it ourselves and then got a local company to come in and do the rest. they made the aperture bigger and lined it with vermiculite board, plastered, fitted skirting, tiled the hearth and fitted a chimney liner.

specifics are - stove is by acr, slate tiles for hearth just came from b&q, wood mantle shelf was from ebay.

total cost for everything, including 3 days of labour, stove etc was in the region of 3k. we had lots of firewood due to trees we had taken out of the garden and our gas bill last winter was £200 less than the same quarter the year before. not regretted spending on the stove, love it!

nipersvest Wed 14-Jan-15 16:39:24

here's the rest of the photos as it would only let me post 3 at a time.

Guyropes Wed 14-Jan-15 16:40:26

Oooh great! I really want to do this. Do you mind sharing the breakdown a bit ie how much was the stove and how much to get it fitted?

nipersvest Wed 14-Jan-15 16:44:40

stove was about £800, building work including stove fitting was £1,200 and chimney liner including fitting was £900, can't remember how much the tiles were for the hearth but it was less than £100.

we got other quotes and the company we went with were not the cheapest but came across as the most reliable and knowledgeable.

shovetheholly Wed 14-Jan-15 17:44:47

Looks lovely, OP!

nipersvest Wed 14-Jan-15 19:20:14

i've seen on other thread people ask about opening up the fireplace to make it bigger, ours was widened, by about 6" each side, could have gone bigger again if we'd wanted to.

nipersvest Wed 14-Jan-15 19:23:38

have found another pic which shows how much brickwork was removed during the widening.

specialsubject Wed 14-Jan-15 19:29:11

love ours too!

don't forget to get it HETAS-certified and ensure they report it to the council and get building regs records.

and an annual visit from the sweep too.

nipersvest Wed 14-Jan-15 19:34:10

yep, forgot to mention that bit, our fitter was hetas registered and supplied a building regs certificate, really important to do this, i know quite a few people who fit stoves themselves and don't get the work checked over by a qualified building regs officer.

specialsubject Wed 14-Jan-15 19:37:50

...and heaven help them if there's a chimney fire, because the insurers may not! (Selling the house will be fun too)

PinkiPhone Wed 14-Jan-15 19:38:34

Hi OP, that looks great and cosy! Where did you get the mantle shelf from and would you recommend them? My wood burner has no surround at all and looks incomplete! Thanks!

nipersvest Wed 14-Jan-15 19:46:05

mantel is from ebay, it is a lovely piece of wood, so yes would recommend. there are loads on ebay to choose from, i liked the simple shape of the corbels on this one.

TeddyBee Wed 14-Jan-15 20:11:06

Very nice! We got a slate hearth fitted and it was around £100. I love it but I do like the way your tiles look and much less toe stubby...

Lelivre Wed 14-Jan-15 20:55:12

Looks great, thanks for posting as we would love to do the same one day.

nipersvest Wed 14-Jan-15 22:15:32

thought it might be useful as before we did ours, i found it difficult to visualise the process. plus, our wall is flat as the chimney breast is on the outside, made it harder to imagine what the stove would look like.

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