Wood Burning Stoves London
In London, Real Flame offers a variety of contemporary and stylish wood-burning stoves. We have something for everyone, from old design wood-burning stoves that grace Victorian fireplaces to contemporary solid fuel stoves. Wood-burning stoves are a good alternative for folks who want to create a more ecologically friendly house because they are so environmentally friendly. Using a solid fuel stove will not only minimize carbon emissions, but it will also lower your heating costs. Get your home off the grid today with a Real Flame solid fuel or wood-burning stove. Explore our innovative multifuel stoves as well as our more traditional stoves to find the right stove for you.
FACTS AND REGULATIONS ON WOOD-BURNING STOVES IN LONDON
Wood burning stoves have been increasingly popular in recent years, with homeowners drawn to their warm appeal. However, before you decide whether or not a wood burner is ideal for your home, you should be informed of the rules and regulations that apply to this sort of fireplace.
REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE BURNING OF SOLID FUEL
Many smoke control areas exist in the UK, restricting the burning of solid fuels such as wood due to the smoke they produce. Many of these restricted zones include cities, towns, and urbanized neighborhoods, and breaking the laws can result in large fines. You should check with your local council to see if smoke control restrictions apply to your area.
LONDON AND LAW
Unfortunately, London has become known for its pollution levels, with air quality so poor that emergency alerts have been issued multiple times in the last year. Although autos and other modes of transportation contribute significantly to pollution, wood-burning by London companies and residents accounts for between 25% and 33% of particle pollution. Wood-burning stoves are quite prevalent in the South East, with homes having three times the likelihood of having one than in the rest of the country.
New suggestions have just been put up to address London's air pollution problems, one of which includes limits on wood burners. From 2025, the mayor of London's proposals will enforce limits in zones within the city during air quality alerts and at the most polluted periods of the year. These restrictions, on the other hand, would only apply to enterprises and commercial buildings. Furthermore, it has been suggested that plans to restrict the sale of all except the newest and cleanest stoves across the UK from 2022 be implemented earlier in the capital.
CHOOSE A WOOD STOVE FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1. Natural heat and light
2. An environmentally beneficial method of room heating
3. An eye-catching focal point for your living room
WOOD-BURNING STOVES COME IN A VARIETY OF SHAPES AND SIZES:
Circulating stoves, radiant heaters ("potbellied" stoves), and combustion stoves ("Franklin type") are the three main types of woodstoves, with circulating stoves often having the best efficiency. Circulating woodstoves are built of cast iron and have a double-walled inner combustion chamber. The room is heated mostly by this heated air, while the outer shell remains relatively cool. An outer shell of sheet metal increases airflow over the inner shell, and the room is heated primarily by this heated air. The circulation surrounding the inner chamber allows for enough heat extraction to achieve an efficiency of up to 70% to 80%. A damper on a circulating stove allows you to manage the draft and heat output, and some models incorporate a fan for even greater convective airflow.
If you have an open fireplace and want to make it more efficient, you may add a wood stove insert, which will help prevent drafts and keep more heat out of your chimney and in your home.
CHOOSING AND INSTALLING A WOOD STOVE
There are a few things to consider while purchasing a stove. Because of its capacity to warm up slowly and keep heat, cast iron is widely regarded as the "top of the line" material for woodstoves. Cast iron, on the other hand, is brittle and resistant to cracking if not handled with care. Keep in mind that because there are so many different rating systems and testing parameters are rarely specified, stove ratings can be very worthless. Choose a stove size based on the amount of space you have and the clearances you need around it. The stove should be placed in the center of the heated space, ideally such that the heat is picked up and circulated throughout the home by an existing central heating cold-air-return system.
Unless you have prior knowledge of both interior and exterior remodeling as well as local fire codes, it's usually best to hire a qualified and certified professional to ensure that your wood stove installation is completed safely and correctly. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that woodstoves be kept at a safe distance from flammable walls and surfaces to limit the risk of fire. This implies the stove must be supported by and seated on heat-resistant materials like tile, stone, and brick. If you don't have the time or money to make your own stove boards, prefabricated stove boards are an option.
Be several phone calls to your homeowners' insurance company and a local building inspector to make sure a woodstove can be put in your home without large premium hikes or cost-prohibitive modifications before you commit to a woodstove.
• Look for a wood-burning stove that has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories or another nationally renowned testing organization that follows the same standard.
• Determine whether your existing chimney can be utilized, if you have one, or if an appropriate chimney can be built for your stove with the help of a certified chimney service.
• Shop around for stoves, taking into account the many varieties outlined above and inspecting the quality of workmanship on each one.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WARMTH
Whatever type of wood-burning stove you pick, you'll be comforted by the thought that your home is being heated in the same lovely way that your forefathers' homes were — with inexpensive, sustainable wood.