A guide on how to keep your water piping safe from freezing over, the winter period. As the weather starts to turn a bit colder, and the frost starts to appear in the mornings, one of the least desired things that could happen would be a lack of hot running water, or even worse, a burst water pipe.
Wood Burning Stove Installation
To complement your existing conventional central heating system, a wood burning stove can make the perfect aesthetic fit in any room of your home and can even help you make savings on your energy bills.
We currently stock and install two types of wood burning stoves from Worcester's Greenstyle line, giving you the choice between a number of traditional cast iron models and a range of contemporary steel stoves. Worcester stoves come in a range of sizes, with varying heat outputs so that you can enjoy the pleasure of a real fire in most rooms in your home.
Swale Heating is HETAS registered and Worcester Accredited, giving you confidence in the knowledge and experience of our engineers in this area of expertise. At Swale Heating, we are experts in our field and knowledgeable with the many complexities surrounding the installation of wood stoves, multi-fuel stoves and other gas appliances and fireplaces.
Our engineers are able to calculate how much heat is required to heat your room, taking into account insulation levels in your home and the size of your room, to advise on the most suitable wood burning stove for your home. If you have a chimney, our engineers will be able to check its suitability and can talk you through the range of options available for a flue installation (if required). We’re able to handle the full installation, including any chimney and flue work required, including;
- Lining your chimney, if needed
- Repairing damaged chimney brick
- Repairing and/or installing chimney stacks
- Fitting chimney pots
- Installing anti bird guards
- Chimney sweeping
All of our Worcester stoves come with a 5 year guarantee and after installing your wood burning stove, we’ll register your guarantee so you can rest assured that you are protected as soon as you light your first fire. You will receive confirmation of your guarantee within two weeks of your stove being installed and registered.
Explore the Worcester Greenstyle Stove Range
The two core models in the Worcester Greenstyle range both give a very different finish to your room. The Hanbury is a more traditional stove and is made from high-grade cast iron, whilst the Bewdley is a modern steel stove that comes complete with an optional wood store for added height and convenient storage space.
The Hanbury is a timeless classic that’s built to last, crafted using the purest grades of cast iron. Built using such a resilient material, the Hanbury is exceptionally strong and resistant against cracking, which in turn ensures a very long life.
The Hanbury is finished in a traditional matt black finish and is available in 4kW, 5kW and 8kW outputs, ensuring there’s a model that's suited to your room. For more information on this model or discuss installation, please get in touch with our sales team.
The Bewdley offers a clear, uncompromised view of the flames and is framed perfectly by the expertly crafted steel casing. The casing used in the Bewdley’s construction reduces the risk of hot spots from forming, which helps to protect the body from distorting.
The Bewdley is available in three outputs including 3.9kW, 4.9kW and 8kW, making it an adaptable model for spaces both large and small. The Bewdley also comes complete with an optional wood store, providing additional height and turning the stove into the perfect freestanding unit.
Both ranges are available to view in our Sittingbourne showroom. Contact our sales team for more information.
Wood Burning Stove Installation Frequently Asked Questions
Can my home have a stove?
Most homes are suitable for wood burning stove installations however depending on your local authority, you may need to seek planning permission before installing a stove. If your house has a chimney, it’s usually possible to fit a stove without planning permission however for homes that do not have a chimney, a rigid flue can be built either through the roof or through the wall and up the side of the building.
Are cast iron stoves better than steel?
Cast iron stoves and steel stoves both have different properties and therefore different advantages and disadvantages. A cast iron stove takes longer to heat up than a steel stove, however cast iron tends to keep hold of heat for longer, meaning your room will stay warmer for longer after the fire has gone out.
Steel stoves are more prone to warping whereas cast iron stoves can crack, although this is a fairly uncommon occurrence. The Worcester Greenstyle Bewdley stove’s construction, although made from steel, reduces the risk of hot spots from forming, which helps to protect against warping and distorting.
How long does it take to install a wood stove?
All installations differ considerably and so there isn’t a one size fits all approach when it comes to installing a stove. One of our reps, having inspecting your property, will however be able to give you an idea of timescales for your installation.
Do you install wood stoves all over the UK?
We currently only offer wood burning stove installations in London and the South East, the Midlands and East Anglia. For full details of our areas on coverage, please click here.