Distance to combustibles

Distance to combustibles

Always ensure that there is the required distance between your stove and any combustibles. It's important to refer to your instruction manual for the minimum clearance distances for your own model of stove.

When choosing and installing heating appliances it is important to consider where the product is to be fitted and the distance to walls and other surfaces.

The term “Clearance to Combustible materials” is the distance between the heating appliance and any surrounding combustible materials required to maintain safe operation. Materials such as wood or wood products, plaster board, plastics, curtains, soft furnishing or any other material that can burn when heated are considered combustible.

Remember that consideration needs to be given to any combustible materials above and below the appliance and the need for access to complete routine maintenance.

The example below is taken from the Stockton manual (Issue number: PM738 Issue 8, February 2014). The diagram indicates the minimum clearances above and to the sides/rear. Please note that this is an example for illustration purpose ONLY, we highly recommend that you refer to your instruction manual for the minimum clearances to combustible materials as distances may vary according to model. If you do not have your instruction manual available, you can download this using our technical webpage.

An Extract from the Stovax Stockton Freestanding Stove Range Instruction Manual, PM738 Issue 8

An Extract from the Stovax Stockton Freestanding Stove Range Instruction Manual, PM738 Issue 8 (February 2014)

For further advice on this matter, please visit your Stovax retailer.