Solid Fuel Stoves and Central Heating

We used to have a regular (small) open fire in our house, and started investigating the options for making more of the wood we burn.

We looked at solid fuel stoves, the suppliers and installers, and the possibilities for diverting heat to our central heating system.

Having powered a small cast iron stove for a few years now, we can definitely recommend one - as long as you are prepared for up-front costs, regular maintenance and humping dirty fuel indoors!

Starting point: The Solid Fuel Association with a small list of solid fuel manufacturer/suppliers.
HETAS is the official body recognised by government to Approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services.

Stoves are covered by Building Regulations, Document J

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