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Customers are often surprised at our answer when they ask how much it will cost to install a wood-burning stove "PROPERLY" !


Eco Stoves specialise in fitting wood burning stoves and wood pellet stoves, we use flexible stainless steel flue liners and prefabricated rigid sectional steel liners as well as fully insulated chimney systems therefore the installation cost is very often more than the cost of the stove.


Most (but not all) properties in Ireland already have a chimney so essentially all we have to do is check the chimney is suitable to take a stove and the method of fitting (i.e. whether to use the existing chimney or, as is most often the case, to line it).

To give you some idea of the costs involved and to help you budget, we have listed the principle components needed. The list below is just a guide for an accurate quote a thorough survey would have to be conducted, but here are some pointers of the components you will most certainly need to start with.


Please remember that Eco Stoves is a specialist stove installer, we only install to a high standard and all our installations comply with the relevant Irish building regulations (Part J) and HETAS guidelines.


Therefore make sure that your installer quotes you for a professional installation and itemises the parts required such as those mentioned below so that you can make your comparison.


If they say that some parts are 'not needed' ask them why not, while their quote may seem cheaper the quality of their installation may fall well below your expectations with complications (such as a build up of condensates in the flue) only showing itself after you have bought and paid for your stove and installation.

Should an installer or retailer recommend a flue adaptor (125mm > 200mm) ask them to show you where they are referred to in the building regulations, HETAS installation guides or for a copy of the products current IAB or BBA Certificate.

Flexible chimney liner:


(Type: Class 1 double skinned for solid fuel appliances), most liners required will be 5” (100mm) or 6” (150mm) in diameter, some may be larger up to 8”(200mm).
Beware of buying cheap liners as they may not have a full 10 year guarantee (ours do) and may only be suitable as liners for gas & oil appliances such liners are NOT the same as those used for wood burning stoves which have a much higher temperature rating.


Heavy duty liners do cost more and are more suitable for long periods of slow burning or 'slumbering' settings which are commonly used with stove boilers and cookers when set to slumber overnight.

Ventilation is equally important for solid fuel as any other heating appliance especially overnight burners, a side effect of fuel that is burning slowly can be Carbon Monoxide which has no taste, no smell, and can be lethal.

Modern ventilation does not have to mean draughts in the room, there are a number of anti draught vents specifically designed for heating systems, they also assist your flue to work properly.


Top and bottom liner brackets:


Stainless steel brackets are required for supporting the liner to the top of the stack as well as fixing it at the bottom.


Adapter:


To connect the flexible liner to the stove pipe.


Vitreous Enamelled Stove Pipe:


The main pipe that comes off the top of the stove and disappears into the 'gather' area of the chimney before connecting to the liner.


Steel register/closure plate:


A register plate made of 1.5mm mild steel with a hole cut slightly larger than the diameter of the flue pipe may be needed, this is fixed to the gather area of the chimney (the part of the top of the fireplace recess which funnels the flue gasses into the flue-way).


Brackets:


You will need various brackets to fix and support the register/closure plate into position.


Insulation:


Some flues may need to be insulated with vermiculite or similar insulation.


Labour:


As a specialist company we have competitive labour rates for stove installations we usually quote based on an average 8 hour day (excluding travel and associated expenses), we also provide our own scaffolding and equipment as required.
In this way you can rest assured that you will not have any nasty surprises with the cost of your installation spiralling as we have already surveyed the job beforehand.
In addition to the above you may also require various other items such as a pipe rose cover to make good the overall finished appearance of the fitted stove pipe, fireproof rope and fire cement to create a good seal between all the component parts used, additional stove pipes (T pieces) may be required if you require the stove pipe to exit from the rear of the stove in which case you will need to provide a suitable access for the sweeps brush. You may also require suitable chimney pot/termination and chimney or flue liner insulation.

Most installations will take an experienced two man team a full day to complete some can take longer depending on the height of the building and internal finishes. Please bear in mind that if you have your stove supplied and fitted by us you will benefit from a reduced rate of V.A.T. applicable to both the stove and the cost of the installation.

For precise quotation contact us and arrange for us to conduct a survey.

 

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