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another woodburner thread. bco question

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by fitz556, 20 Sep 2013.

  1. fitz556

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    Hello all. first off want to apologize if this is posted in the wrong place.

    I have a 1930s terraced house and would like to fit a woodburner in the front room where gas fire is.

    I have heard bad things about some hetas engineers so want to avoid them. this is probably a few spoiling it for the many but because i dont want to line my flu 2 said it is illegal for me to do so and 2 said well yeah you can kind of. also their pricing is just incredible. but all 4 have different ideas on how to install a stove.

    so, i believe i have to get the final installation inspected by the bco. How do i get in touch with them. i have been on the website but cant see anything. probably me being blind.

    Also just to get some input.

    Going for a defra approved firefox 8. As i am aware it needs to be 250mm from combustable materials. also Have a ventilation brick which i am planning on having behind the stove. i also have one in my bay window wall. a register plate and approprate flue. and a CO detector. yes there are a million other regulations in building regs j but as i have a brick fireplace this shouldnt be too difficult (i think/hope) and these are the main points i need to address.

    if anyone has any advice it would be greatly apprecieated.

    Edit. The fireplace and chimney have been given thumbs up from a builder and a chimney sweep.
     
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    wood burners virtually always need a class 1 liner
    you are best contacting you bco and ask there advice before you start after off course after reading part "J"

    you also need to remember a wood burner is far more expensive to run than a gas system it is also very labour intensive
    you also need covered storage for several tonnes off wood
    so a wood burner is a very expensive life style choice :D
     
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    another night owl.

    luckily we still have the coal shed in the yard thats unused. We are keeping the central heating but i love the heat from wood burners. I had one on a narrowboat and it was lush!!!

    So can i speak to the bco before i put in an application?
    never had anything to do with them before you see.

    Seems crazy to me to put a liner in a perfectly good chimney thats been burning wood and coal for years and years with no problems.
     
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    bit if a waste post really.

    the jobs a non start. what started out as a 700 quid easy job is now a 1500 quid faff. really miffed. bco says lined, even though a sweep says its all good.

    i have typed this about a dozen times but its always ending in a massive rant. so ill leave it there.
     
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