If you install a wood burner stove or any biomass, wood or solid fuel appliance without using a HETAS Registered Installer then you could be invalidating any insurance claim that may have to be made if something goes wrong following the installation.

A HETAS Registered Installer self-certifies that their work complies with the relevant building regulations and the customer will be issued with a Certificate of Compliance following installation. The information on the certificate is used to record the installation and in England and Wales it is used to notify your Local Authority Building Control Department of the work that was undertaken.

Saves money on heating bills with slow release heat output

Woodburner stoves are little furnaces, and once lit, you will just need to add the occasional log during the evening to keep them churning out heat all night long. Research shows that the running costs of a woodburner stove is considerably less than the cost of standard gas or electric heating.

Purchase and installation can start from about £2000, but once running, you will be surprised how much you can save, whilst also reducing your carbon footprint.

According to stove provider Chesney’s, the cheapest way to buy logs (if you can’t find any free ones!) is to buy from your local tree surgeon. 10kg of logs provides 45 hours of burning time at 1KW hour. The average home will use their stove at 2kw hour for 3 hours an evening = 7 days log burning for 51p.