Can you install a fireplace into an existing chimney?

Yes, you can easily add a gas fireplace insert into your existing chimney. In fact, a fireplace insert is an appliance designed to fit into an existing fireplace. Inserts are usually cut in various sizes to suit your preferences and needs.

Can you use an existing chimney?

If your new stove will sit right in front of your fireplace – or in the firebox as a fireplace insert – then in terms of smoke flow, you shouldn’t have a problem, as long as the vent opening in the stove is close in size to the existing flue.

How do you install a fireplace over a chimney?

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Can you use an existing chimney for a wood stove?

Chimney and Flue Size

You can only fit a wood burner in your fireplace if it has a class 1 chimney. If you had an open solid fuel fire previously, this should be the case anyway! If you are replacing a gas fire, check to make sure it isn’t a class 2 or pre-cast flue, as these won’t be suitable for a stove.

What has a chimney but no fireplace?

Houses without fireplaces have chimneys to properly vent exhaust from gas or oil-fueled appliances. In some cases, the property’s previous owners sealed up the fireplace and left the chimney standing since it’s part of the house structure or would be too much of a hassle to take down.

Can you add a second flue to a chimney?

A single chimney can safely have multiple flues inside the chimney, each flue venting an appliance, fireplace, or other device, provided that the chimney was properly constructed, including the necessary spacing or sealant between the individual flues.

What can I use instead of a fireplace?

What to Use in Place of a Fireplace

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  • Decorative Mantel. …
  • Pellet-Burning Stove. …
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  • Fake Firewood.

How do I turn my wood stove into a fireplace?

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Do you need building regs for log burner?

There is no legal requirement or stove building regulation that states that you to have a flue liner in your chimney if it is in good condition. However, they are strongly advised by most HETAS installers for both safety and performance reasons. Some of these are: Improved draw.

Can I complain about my Neighbours wood burning stove?

Local Councils are legally obliged to investigate complaints made under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 relating to public health and nuisance issues, which include smoke and fumes from fires or stoves.

How much gap do you need around a log burner?

In terms of the distance between the stove’s external surfaces and surrounding walls, the minimum to the rear and sides is 150mm.

Do you need planning permission for a wood burning stove chimney?

To get a wood burning stove installed in your home, the government states that you do not need to acquire planning permission from Building Control if these conditions are adhered to: The flue is situated at the rear or side of the building with a maximum clearance of 1m above the highest part of the roof.

Will I still be able to use my log burner after 2022?

Can I still use my wood burning stove from 2022? The answer is yes!

Can I remove a chimney without planning permission?

In order to remove your chimney stack without permission you are going to need to make sure that your building is not a listed building. It also needs to not be in a conservation area. You also need to ensure that you use materials which match the materials that have already been used on the property when it was built.

Can you install a log burner in a new build?

Can I have an electric fireplace in a new build? Yes. Perhaps the easiest installation of all, an electric log burner does not require anything more than a plug point making it a great option for a new build.

Can you put a TV on a chimney breast with a log burner?

Installing a TV directly above a wood stove isn’t typically recommended, but if a TV will be sufficiently protected from the heat of a wood stove it may be suitable. TVs should be placed outside of clearance distances to combustibles, and a mantel can help protect a TV from the heat.

Can you have a wooden fire surround with a log burner?

Because of the distance to combustible regulations you may have difficulty fitting any kind of wooden surround unless you use twin wall flue to protect combustibles (see distance to combustibles). A surround has to be shielded from the flue pipe that leaves your stove or be 15″ or more from it.