When calculating your budget for a home heating project, there’s a few things in addition to the fire itself that may need to be taken into account. These will at least include consideration of whether your flue needs replacing or repairing, any alterations to the fireplace itself, and any adjustments you might want to make to the hearth or fire surround.
Obviously, the details vary with each installation, however, it would be reasonable to budget for a total project price approximately three times the price of the fire itself. A typical installation of wood burning stove into 1930s semi-detached property with a class 1 flue, for a stove with an approximate value of £800 plus VAT, will therefore require a budget of around £2,500 plus VAT (i.e. including the stove). This price includes:
- opening up to builders opening
- sweeping and testing the flue
- installing flue liner as required
- boarding out internals with heat resistant board
- laying a natural stone flagged hearth
- installing a register plate