As winter approaches and the nights draw in, many of us are already preparing our homes for the colder months, especially when it comes to staying warm and snug when the temperatures drop.

If you live in a house without a chimney, you might not have considered installing a wood burning stove to heat your home. This is because, there’s a common misconception that you cannot have a wood burning stove without a chimney.

The good news is that you can! And we’ve created a helpful guide outlining how you can do this.


Do I Need a Chimney for a Wood-Burning Stove?

The good news is you don’t need a chimney to install a wood burning stove however, you will have to fit a twin wall flue system through the roof or wall of your home.

There are two types of twin wall chimney flue systems that you should be aware of:

-External twin wall flue system – These systems involve connecting the pipes to the stove so that they are able to exit through an external wall. In most cases, these pipes run up the side of a property, leading to the roof so that the fumes can exit safely.

-Internal twin wall flue system-  This type of system runs from the stove, and up into the ceilings, before exiting through the roof.

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Installing a Wood Burner Without a Chimney

If you are looking to install a wood burner without a chimney, you should always touch base with a professional to carry out the work. This is because it’s not a case of one size fits all when it comes to the installation process, as every property is different.

However, if you’re looking to gain an idea of how the installation process works, we’ve created a general guide outlining what you will need install a wood burner without a chimney.


A Stove

Whether you opt for a wood burning stove or a multi fuel stove, you will need to remember to make a note of the flue size so that you purchase the correct stove pipe.


Stove Pipe

You should always ensure that the stove pipe diameter fits your stove, as many vary in size! Again, you should always consult a professional when it comes to choosing the correct stove pipe.


Twin Wall Flue System 

A twin wall flue pipe is a type of flue system that is used when there is no chimney stack. It is constructed from two layers of rigid stainless steel and acts as its own chimney stack and liner combined. Ultimately, the system features a series of connectable pipes that carry the fumes from your stove outside.


A Hearth

Finally, your wood burning stove must be placed on a suitable hearth and as a general rule of thumb, the hearth will need to be at least 12mm thick, made of a non-combustible material and it is paramount that it covers an area of 840mm x 840mm, with at least 225mm in front of the stove door.


How Much Will It Cost?

The cost of installing a wood burning stove without a chimney depends on the work required to install the stove. With this in mind, all quotes are bespoke and are looked at on a case by case basis.

At the same time, labour costs may also differ as it will cost more to install a twin wall flue as the process can be more complex. Visit our ‘Where To Buy’ page to find your nearest stockist and installer


Why choose us?

Founded in 1972, we are a privately owned, family controlled, British company specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality wood burning and multi-fuel stoves. Our team are committed providing the highest quality stoves, at the best possible price.

We also have a firm focus on protecting the environment and ensuring our operations are sustainable and responsible.

We operate a policy of caring for the environment in all aspects of the business; from the products we design, to the way we package them, to the way we transport them, to the way we deal with disposal of waste products, to the vehicles we use, to our choice of raw materials.


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If you have any questions about our wood burning stoves, please get in touch with a member of our team today.