How are Woodburning Stoves Installed

December 20, 2022


How are Woodburning Stoves Installed

At UK Stove Installers, we supply and fit high quality woodburning and multifuel stoves across Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, Manchester, Yorkshire and Cumbria. Our efficient process allows us to complete stove installations quickly and professionally, leaving our customers over the moon with their new stove fireplace.

We thought we’d put together this article that explains our process for installing stoves. While all projects are unique and there are variations depending on your requirements, the following guide outlines the main steps involved in our installations. As always, if you have any questions get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Prep work

The first step, and arguably the most important, is the prep work! Ensuring all prep work is done to a high standard is key to ensuring your stove looks and performs its best.

Firstly, our team will  open up your chimney and take it back to what is known as the “builders opening.” At this point, our team will remove your current fire surround and other masonry in the fireplace recess. We then install a concrete support lintel or a reinforced iron lintel. Depending on your preference, we will then either keep the brick interior of your fireplace or sort the rendering required.


The next step is to measure up and install your chosen hearth. We have a selection of options available for this stage, including light grey natural stone, black natural stone, slate or granite. This will be decided by yourself prior to us undertaking your stove installation.

Your chosen hearth does have an impact on the overall price. To get an accurate quote, you can use our build your own stove tool on our website. This allows you to select different options for your installation and see the impact of your choices on the overall cost.

Plastering and rendering

The next step is the plastering and rendering required to tidy up the appearance of your fireplace. The front face of your chimney breast will require plastering, along with the interior recess requiring rendering. This is an essential step as it ensures the walls of your fireplace will not crack, allowing your stove fireplace to stand the test of time.

Flue liner fitting

The final step is for us to fit the woodburner flue liner and attach it to the stove pipe on your woodburner. We then fit a closure plate to seal off the chimney opening from the room. 


Before we hand over your new stove fireplace, we always thoroughly test your woodburner. 

Once the installation is complete, we give you a detailed guide on using your stove fireplace to ensure that you have everything you need to begin enjoying your new fireplace.

Installations with no existing chimney

If you don’t have a chimney, don’t worry! We’re still able to install your dream stove fireplace through the use of a twin wall system. You can find out more about this process here.

Closing thoughts…

So there you have it, an outline of our process for installing stove fireplaces. If you have any further questions, get in touch. Alternatively, to get a quick quote for your area, use our build your own stove tool on our website now!


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