Stove Installation Cost
How long is a piece string? The cost of installing a wood burning stove can be anything from about £200 to £3000+.
Are you are lucky enough to have a suitable chimney, hearth, ventilation?
Probably not. If you are lucky then a DIY job to the building regulations and an inspection from your local Building Control Officer might cost as little as £200.
Needing a proper wood burning stove installation?
The chances are that your chimney / flue will not be suitable and Ultimately DANGEROUS. The installation of flues and wood burning stoves are regulated by Document J Building Regulations. Have a look through and see if you are up to designing and installing a safe job. If you’re not confident, get an expert in. (note: They should be HETAS registered solid fuel installers)
If you have a chimney, previously used for an open coal fire, you could be looking at £500+ for a DIY job (read more about DIY Stove installation here). Including the flue liner, flue fittings, stove pipe, register plate, cowl. For a professional installation it would be £1000+. (Not counting work on the opening and hearth or the actual stove)
- Is a liner necessary
- Choices available
- Costs of Flue liner installation and
- Installation video.
In situations where a new chimney needs creating from scratch by a professional, the cost is likely to exceed £2000 for an external, insulated, stainless steel flue.
For the purpose of our “Is it worth it?” calculation I’ll use a low to mid price of £1000 for the wood burner installation.