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Ellasshitholekitchenpjpiigp Fri 20-Oct-17 18:10:24

I'm looking to see if anyone has had a log burner fitted recently, with everything included , the pipe work and installation, we live in a low cost living area in the East Midlands and I was shocked to get the quote of 6.5k. DH and I thought it would be around 3.5 -4k at the most. We can not stretch to that at all and my DH I know is going to be really disappointed when I tell him. Just hoping there is some alternative, like a supplier such as b&q or something and then we pay a trade person for installation. Looking to see what it's cost other people and if you've gone to a specialist to get it done.

Gizlotsmum Fri 20-Oct-17 18:14:35

We have a quote to install an existing one ( so no cost for actual burner) which is £1250 including building regs certificate, flue and small chimney repair.

Have they broken down the cost to show how much the actual burner is?

Person who quoted is HETAS registered.

We’re in Lincolnshire

Gizlotsmum Fri 20-Oct-17 18:15:53

Should add fire Place is already there so that would be additional cost if it wasn’t

Ellasshitholekitchenpjpiigp Fri 20-Oct-17 18:16:25

Thanks for replying, we are also in Lincolnshire! smile I think we could source our own log burner for about 1k, how did you find your person/ company to fit it?

Gizlotsmum Fri 20-Oct-17 18:19:45

I did an search on the HETAS website ( www.hetas.co.uk) and selected a local one. Then talking to people they recommended him and he had done another one locally so it sealed it for me. As soon as we have moved in I will be getting him to do the work.

Ellasshitholekitchenpjpiigp Fri 20-Oct-17 18:21:54

That's great, I've been on the website and there is quite a few in our area. Going to give them a call now.

Gizlotsmum Fri 20-Oct-17 18:24:17

Good luck

Itsokaytobeshy Fri 20-Oct-17 18:25:31

We were quoted £1500 for installation - no chimney so this included the lined flue which went straight up and out through the roof. Actual stove was an additional £1500 plus £300 for the stone hearth. Your quote sounds s lot!

RiceButt Fri 20-Oct-17 18:36:47

Could it be such a high cost due to time of year? I'd imagine most installers would be pretty busy from now until February, mine was when we had it fitted a couple of years ago.

Does your quote include the log burner as 6.5k seems extremely high. Mine was in line with posters above in the 2k region.

Gizlotsmum Fri 20-Oct-17 18:39:38

Our quote was late September and for nowish to fit.

Ellasshitholekitchenpjpiigp Fri 20-Oct-17 18:39:50

That's what I thought it'sokaytobeshy. We like the Charnwood Island stove so it is £1,500 but the rest is what we thought. Also we would need the stone hearth/ brickwork done aswell.

imonaplane Sat 21-Oct-17 10:19:58

We had a woodburner installed in May this year, it cost us about £3500 for everything except the hearth. We are in the South East. Your quote sounds very expensive.

kernowgal Sat 21-Oct-17 10:27:07

I'm south west and mine was £1,900 all in including hearth; I already had the chimney but it wasn't lined so that was included in the price. My stove is a small one and was £500 in the sale (usually £600).

£6.5k is outrageous! Is the liner gold plated?? I didn't have to have scaffolding (one company quoted me for some sort of scaffold ladder thing) but even my most expensive quote was max £2,100.

kernowgal Sat 21-Oct-17 10:27:47

This was September last year. I booked the fitting in July and they had a waiting list of six to eight weeks.

Izzy24 Mon 23-Oct-17 14:28:45

Clear view stove£3k all in including new stone hearth.

OrangeJulius Mon 23-Oct-17 14:41:37

I just had mine installed for £3000, that includes a Charnwood C5 blu, a hearth, and installation. I'm in Yorkshire.

Redhound Mon 23-Oct-17 15:05:44

I recently paid £700 to fit a second hand Rayburn (which I bought off Facebook for about £100). The installation included removal of old oil chimney liner, pipes from Rayburn to the chimney, chimney test, some insulation over a beam, new chimney cowell and building regs paperwork.

Scottishlassie81 Mon 23-Oct-17 15:16:40

I had an aga stove fitted in Scotland 2 months ago. This included all building and plastering around the stove, hearth slate, all liners, wood beam and underlights. £2.5k and they threw in a crate of logs which turned out to be a full pallett. Just as well I have a coal bunker attached to my house!! This was from a place that has a store front as well not off gumtree etc.

I got other quotes and nothing went over £3.5k, I would shop around.

OCSockOrphanage Mon 23-Oct-17 15:32:36

How would you approach selling a used wood burner? Ours has had to be changed because we needed to line the chimney and could no longer use our vast Scandi lump. It's in the local paper and on Gumtree but any other ideas?

nonwonderwoman Mon 23-Oct-17 16:00:10

Ours cost £2,500 for installation, a decent mid range woodburner and flue lining, plus scaffolding. Your quote sounds way off unless you live in a very complicated house - so I'd look around a bit more.

palmfronds Mon 23-Oct-17 16:01:50

I'm in south east and ours (installed last week) was 800 for the log burner and about £1.5k for installation including flue, roof work etc. Your quote sounds way too high!

Redhound Mon 23-Oct-17 17:40:08

OC Sock if it was me I would whack it on preloved and local facebook sites- its free and usually works a treat!

FinallyDecidedOnUserName Mon 23-Oct-17 17:53:20

Does that include scaffolding?

We’ve just had a quote for a new liner at around £1600.00 inc vat. No scaffolding needed.

We will choose a woodburner separately.

Bluntness100 Mon 23-Oct-17 18:01:10

Ours cost 4K. It’s the Charnwood Island 2. They needed to erect a tower as it’s a three storey house so it’s a very high chimney , and they did the full shebang inc chimney lining etc, but also some minor repointing

I’m not sure what you mean by you need thr hearth and brickwork done but your price seems incredibly high.

You need to use a hetas registered engineer, as it needs to be certified in line with building regs.

Ps I’m in the south east.

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