Installing a wood-burning stove in a conservatory

Conservatories are among the rooms most in need of wood-burning stoves. While they attract plenty of warmth on a warm summer’s day, if you want to make use of your extension for the rest of the year you will need a reliable form of heating.

A woodburner is a perfect choice to add a cosy atmosphere to even the chilliest conservatory.

Building regulations

Installing a wood-burning stove in a conservatory is no different than installing one in any room in your home. That means it must comply with the relevant building regulations. The regulations cover topics such as the distance between the stove and flammable materials, hearth materials and hearth thickness.

The installation needs to meet all of those regulations and be certified by your local authority’s building control officer (or self-certified by a HETAS-approved installer).

What size stove do I need for a conservatory?

You can use our stove size calculator to give you an approximate idea of the best stove size for your conservatory. In an average sized stove a 6kW stove, such as the Mazona Rocky 6kW, should be about right.

Keep in mind that the more windows you have in the conservatory – and particularly if they’re not triple glazed – you are likely to need a slightly bigger stove than the calculator suggests.

Flue

Of course, once you’ve chosen to install a wood-burning stove in your conservatory, you’ll also need to find the best of getting smoke out of conservatory. If your conservatory happens to adjoin a chimney in another room in your home then that is an option. Alternatively, you can use an insulated flue, which can easily be installed through the rooves of most standard conservatories.

Style

The style of stove you need very much depends on the style of the conservatory and the amount of space at your disposal.

For traditional spaces, you’ll probably want a classically styled wood-burning stove. You might like to consider the traditional cast iron stoves of the Mazona and Evergreen ranges.

If you’ve got a larger or more modern space you might like something that’s a bit more contemporary in design. Have a look at the Invicta collection for some inspiration.

If you’re going for a summer house look, a cream wood-burning stove might be a good match.


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