Chimneys & Flue Systems for Solid Fuel Stoves & Fires

Chimneys & Flue Systems for Solid Fuel Stoves & Fires

This page will provide you with a guide to the various types of chimneys and flue systems available for wood burning and multi-fuel stoves, fires and fireplaces.

Custom (Conventional) Built Chimneys

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Constructed on site using brick, block or stone.

Clay, Pumice or Concrete liners are used to form the flue or flues in the chimney stack. If the property was built before 1967 the chimney may not have any liner installed.

Clay, Pumice or Concrete liners can be used to reline the chimney to form a flue, as can Twin skin flexible Stainless Steel liners and Single Skin rigid liners. Other systems are available that use ceramic coating or lightweight insulating concrete.

The chimney stack rises well above the roofline and is normally topped with a traditional chimney pot and solid fuel cowl. This type of chimney relies on natural circulation of hot air to expel the products of combustion up your chimney.

System Chimneys

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Prefabricated chimney systems, manufactured in a factory and assembled on site.

Key benefits are off site production and uniform insulation, along with ease and speed of installation. These can be installed in existing properties or in new developments.

Clay, pumice or concrete liner modules can be used to form this type of chimney. Another type of System Chimney is the Twin Walled insulated stainless steel system, such as the Stovax Professional XQ stove & chimney system.

Generally you will see a metal cowl on your roof. Some are all metal whilst others may terminate through a prefabricated chimney stack. These flues create the same circulation of hot air as a brick or stone chimney.

Connecting Flue Pipe

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Specifically designed to connect an appliance to the flue. This pipe is manufactured from either low carbon steel pipe with a vitreous enamel coating, or single wall stainless steel.