When you are in the process of buying a wood-burning stove, it is important to give some consideration to the installation costs.
The cost of the stove itself is only part of the deal – you also need to factor into your budget how much it will cost to install your wood-burning stove.
Some people opt to reduce the installation price by fitting their own wood-burning stove. However, even if you do go down the DIY route, you will still incur the cost of an inspection from your local authority’s building control officer. This inspection is compulsory in order to ensure that your installation meets building regulations.
The cost of this visit will vary between different authorities, but is likely to be in the region of between £125 and £250.
Regardless, at Gr8fires we always recommend that you use a HETAS-approved installer to fit your stove. Whenever you burn any fuel, you are dealing with dangerous gases like carbon monoxide. We don’t think it is worth scrimping when your health and your family’s well-being is at stake.
The cost of wood-burning stove installation by a HETAS-approved fitter depends upon the circumstances of your property. For a straightforward installation – for example, if you already had a stove or if you have an existing flue that is suitable for use with your stove – the price could be as little as £450.
The more complicated the work, the more your installation will cost. Generally, it is when building alterations are required that the installation becomes a bit more expensive. For example, if you don’t currently have a chimney in your home, the installation cost is likely to start at around £1,500 to fit a twin wall external flue.
The exact cost will depend on your property, but it is probably worth setting aside around £1,000 until you can get an installer to give you a more accurate quote for completing the work.
We don’t perform any stove fittings. Instead, we focus on keeping our wood-burning stove prices as low as possible to give you the maximum amount of room in your budget to get a safe and high-quality installation.
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