Wood burner stoves are often seen as traditional, even old-fashioned. Yet over the years, advances in technologies have meant that they’re now more efficient in terms of heat output and also safer and easier to use than ever before.

And with a vast array of designs to choose from, they’ve also become more visually appealing.

Wood burner stoves are a great way of reducing your energy bills and using a renewable fuel. However, if you intend to open up your fireplace to install a stove, there are a number of points to consider.

You may think that if you don’t have a chimney in your home you can’t install a woodburning stove. But think again.

You can still enjoy woodburner stoves in rooms without chimneys as long as you install a flue pipe system and ensure you have adequate ventilation.

When it comes to installing your wood burning stove, there are a few health and safety factors that need to be taken into consideration, and ventilation is one of these.

All heating appliances that generate heat from the combustion of carbon-based fuels such as gas, oil and solid fuels including wood, require sufficient air from outside for complete combustion and to enable the flue to function.