A wood burning or multi-fuel stove needs a chimney to be able to function. While it can be installed almost anywhere, it relies on having a flue. If you do not have a chimney, it may be possible to have a pre-fabricated flue system installed, such as Stovax’s Professional XQ advanced flue system.
This flue system works in the same way as a normal chimney would, allowing combustion gases to escape. This flue system can run internally or externally to your property – every property and installation is different, so you will need expert advice from your local retailer who will consider all factors associated with installation, such as your budget and how much space you have.
Other fuel types available also make having a log burner possible in your home. As with solid fuel, a conventional flue gas log burner can be fitted to an existing fireplace and chimney or a fireplace can be constructed with a metal prefabricated flue system.
But there are also gas stove options that do not need a chimney at all! Balanced flue gas stoves, like the Dovre 280, require a twin-wall pipe to vent directly to an outside wall – negating the need for a chimney. Air for combustion is drawn in through the outer pipe, and any combustion gases can escape straight to the exterior of the property through the inner pipe.
On the other hand, an electric log burner like the Dovre 425 does not need any kind of chimney at all – all it needs is connection to the mains to function, allowing you a glowing log-burning effect in any room.
For more information on what is possible for your property, get in touch with your expert retailer.