Contemporary and traditional wood burner installers in Chard, Somerset.

This traditional wood burner is a Villager B 7KW. Our customers inherited this log burner when they recently bought their home. However, it’s not been installed correctly. After a FREE survey we notice no air vent is fitted. Its above 5 KW, so an air vent is needed. We install the air vent as per regulations. Despite being block walls, they are very hard and it takes some time. We strip out the old liner. However, it is concreted into the chimney pot, to our dismay. We carefully remove said concrete without damaging the pot and strip out the old liner. A new 316 grade flue liner is dropped down the chimney. Old components are replaced with new.

The Villager B is a traditional wood burner and this one is probably twenty-five years old. Arada Stoves makes the villager series and they are based in Axminster, Somerset. Furthermore, they still make and sell all spare parts for this model of log burning stove. However, it’s an old design and nowhere near as efficient as modern wood burning stoves currently available. That said though, it has a timeless design and appearance which will compliment any period property. This traditional wood burner design is very popular even today. After this traditional wood burner installation, we light the fire and do a smoke test. This large room warms up immediately, both with heat and atmosphere. Our customers will be cosy tonight with their glowing stove!

Hetas air vent regulations.

It is a mandatory requirement for an air vent to be fitted if your traditional wood burner exceeds 5 KW. Glowing Stoves adhere to all current regulations and guidelines. Because this Villager stove is 7 KW, we fit an air vent through an outside wall. We sleeve the wall and fit a grill on both sides. This air vent will allow air to feed this traditional wood burner. Approved document J is very specific about the size of the vent. Please see the following calculation below;

For closed appliances (example – traditional wood burner stove) that have no draught stabiliser fitted and where the air permeability is larger than 5.0 m3/h.m2, the air needed is 550 mm2 for every KW over 5 KW.

A simple calculation is 8 – 5 x 550 = 1,650 mm2. Please search online for approved document J for more in-depth detail.

Call Glowing Stoves for wood burning stove installations in Somerset and Devon.

Contact us now for a FREE survey and quotation. Let us install your modern or traditional wood burner. Don’t wait for the middle of winter for your log burner installation. Our Hetas log burner fitters cover all of Somerset and Devon. Our competitive pricing makes us stand out from the crowd. Besides which, we pride ourselves on our quality stove installations. Call us now for free advice and guidance. We will make sure that your choice of stove is the correct one. Let us survey your home and book you an installation date. Despite having many bookings ahead of us, we can accommodate every week from this point on. We also work at weekends. This adds flexibility to our schedule.