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What is Required for a New Stove Installation?

Installing a new stove may seem straightforward. But there are certain regulations to keep in mind. Let's take a look at what you should know when installing a new stove.

Installing a brand new stove should preferably be done by a professional installer. That's because there are certain regulations that you should know about. Most people cannot fit their own stove without using a professional installer.

If you install your stove with an existing fireplace or chimney, it is more straightforward. However, if you install a new chimney or a chimney liner, it can be a bit more complicated. This is because you may need scaffolding equipment and access to your roof.

If you choose to install your own stove, you may need the local building authority to sign it off. If you choose to work with a professional installer they can sign it off and provide you with a certificate. Normally you won't need any planning permission to install a new stove.

If you need new pipework that has to run up the outside of the wall, you may need permission. This can be acquired from the local planning department.

If your house was built after 1964, your chimney should have an inner liner. In most cases, you don't need to reline your chimney unless there is a problem. Older houses that only use brick inside can benefit from being lined. It's not a legal requirement, but it will prevent a fire or leakage.

Incendiary offer a premium stove installation service in Sevenoaks. We offer a Gas Safe fitting service throughout Kent.