Safe Installation Of A Wood Burner in a Thatched Property
In this thatched property in Clavering we removed an unsafe installation and replaced with the correct installation for a thatch property to meet all current regulations.
Our client explans the situation:-
“Three years ago we had a log burner installed in our Grade II Listed thatched cottage. This was installed by a HETAS approved installer. ln order to meet regulations the chimney stack required to have the stack brickwork raised to 1.8 m above the ridge ; in this case about five brick courses. Why am l telling you this? Well the answer lies initially, with the fact that even from ground level this brickwork looked awful; we were never happy with it, so when the cottage was being re thatched we asked the thatcher to sort it out for us. lt gets worse! Closer inspection by the thatcher revealed that the flue was a flexible one, entirely in contravention of HETAS regulations. In the light of this, contact was made with Will Parker of Thaxted Stoves. The above background, together with photographs was relayed to Will, who confirmed that the flue liner was indeed the wrong sort. Will, l think, took pity on me, worked out a super keen price for supply and installation of a new fixed, insulated stainless steel flue. He and his team arrived when they said they would, started by sweeping the ingle-nook chimney, clearing all age old debris. By the end of the day the job was done! Their operation was efficient, swift, crisp, tidy and excellent value. My wife and l are well and truly satisfied with the final result. Thaxted Stoves are indeed a ‘one stop shop’ service of very high calibre and therefore l have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone.” James Lawrence
Using a wood burner in a thatched property is possible as long as installation is correct – The Thatched Flue Company is a specialist flue installer for thatched properties – read more here >>>