The simple fact is that wood burning stoves are becoming more and more popular these days, with a lot of more innovative features and modern styles this demand is only likely to increase. These environmentally friendly and classic heating appliance has been around for centuries yet it never fails to transform itself and redefine its style and design to suit the age and the modern design of houses these days. There is a perfect wood burning stove for everyone however one question we get asked a lot is just how much does it cost to install a wood burning stove?
The thing is, the wood burning stove installation cost depends greatly on the state of your current home and whether you have the necessary flue already. For example, if you do not have a chimney or flue yet, then that can significantly increase the installation cost. In addition, if you already have a chimney but the wind blows back down it then you will need to redesign or add a vent to your chimney to stop the winds from blowing back down. There might be additional alterations to the building in order to make sure that your wood burning stove complies with all existing regulations as well as ensure your safety and protection when using it, therefore it’s recommended that you check with your local council office for any building regulations that you may need to adhere to when altering an existing chimney.
In short, with an old chimney that works just fine with your choice of stove then you can expect less than £600 for the cost of your wood burning stove installation. However, if you do not have one and would need to create a chimney from scratch with the help of professionals then that would be around £1500 though of course this price will vary somewhat amongst builders and indeed what part of the country you’re in. Of course you can always ask for a discount if you opt to have it installed by the professionals recommended by your wood burning stove supplier or dealer.
Personally, I would say it is better to get the installation done by the dealers themselves. This way I can be sure that they know what they are doing and should there be anything that I would need assistance with, whether my stove, the chimney or both, then I can always call the same people and ask them to come over and check it. Perhaps, it would also be wiser to check for warranties not just for the wood burning stove but for the installation as well. Considering that the wood burning stove installation cost is far from being cheap, it would be wise to ask for some sort of guarantee.
While wood burning stoves are environment-friendly options, traditional but definitely classic, not to mention adding some aesthetic value to the home, there are other cost considerations aside from the installation. Some regions which are considered Smoke-free zones or Smoke Control Areas may require approved or exempt appliances and for this reason, the cost of wood burning stoves could be higher, again your local council office will be able to advise you further on this. In addition, contemporary looking wood burning stoves also command a higher price compared to others. Therefore, if you own a modern home or if you want a more modern-looking wood burning stove then you should be prepared to pay a little more. You may also prefer to install a stove with curved glass which whilst a little more expensive, definitely adds more beauty to it.