Many people want a fireplace or two in their homes, not just to heat their property but for aesthetic purposes too
Some may desire a wood burning fire, especially during the colder winter months, when there’s nothing better than relaxing in a nice, warm home, with a roaring fire creating a soothing glow.
However, despite wanting a fireplace, some feel that it’s not possible, especially if they live in a modern property that they believe can’t support a wood burning fire as there’s no chimney.
So, they look at alternative options such as a gas or electric based fire system.
The reality is that this is a common misconception and there are a range of solutions for people that don’t own a property with a traditional brick chimney. One solution is by installing a twin wall flue system.
Conventional Chimney Flue
Some people love the idea of a wood burning stove but are often left confused as to whether they need to be installed into a new or existing fireplace.
Many feel that they look more aesthetically pleasing when fitted into a fireplace but worry about the chimney being in good condition to take away the fumes safely.
There is an alternative option though.
Stoves can be fitted into chimneys but a requirement with this is that you need to install a flue liner. So it is possible, with the cost of a flue liner being installed it is worthwhile checking extra fitting costs as it could be as much as the stove you are looking to buy.
However, it is worthwhile as it will make the stove run to its optimum efficiency and lead to savings in the long term.
Twin wall flue for when you have no chimney
If you want a cost effective and simple solution, a twin wall flue made of stainless steel is probably the way to go.
The flue pipe is assembled to provide a flue from your wood fire or stove to the outside of your property. This could be done by the flue pipe rising up and out of your home or even through an external wall.
Both ways are safe as well as efficient. For some people, the flue pipe being visible adds a feature to their home, but others see it as an eyesore. So, they can be covered up through the installation of a false chimney breast.
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