Wood Burner installation with a slate hearth and oak mantle in Taunton, Somerset.

Glowing Stoves install a Loughrigg 4.9 KW wood burner and enlarge the fireplace at this home in Taunton. The stove installation is in Creech St Michael, Taunton, Somerset. It involves enlarging the fireplace, fitting a slate hearth and oak mantle, and installing a wood-burning stove with a HETAS certificate. We also install a 300mm chimney pot to accommodate the chimney cowl. This fireplace and chimney had a gas appliance installed. The fireplace opening was very small. So we enlarge the sides and raise the height with a new lintel. A wood-burning stove needs space around it to operate efficiently. However, it is not always possible to widen the opening. This is particularly true in 1950s and 1960s fireplaces.

We like to see a wood burner with at least a 100mm space around the sides and 300mm of vitreous pipe showing. 300 mm of flue pipe from the top is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Furthermore, a gap of 100mm at the rear of the stove is good. This helps prevent radiant heat from being lost into the wall. The more space that your woodburner has means more heat into the room.

Why do we like to install a Loughrigg wood burner?

The 4.9 KW Loughrigg log burner is a really great stove for the money. Despite the low cost of the stove, it really punches above its weight. We think it is one of the best stoves available at around £600 including VAT. Amazingly, the Loughrigg wood burner has a lifetime warranty on the stove body! Furthermore, it is both ecodesign and DEFRA compliant. Factor in the quality castings and super high stove efficiency and you have a winner. Glowing Stoves always get great feedback when we install this stove. Our customers love a large glass screen that shows the warmth of the fire.

Do Glowing Stoves only install wood burners and multi-fuel stoves?

We will not only install your wood burner. Glowing Stoves are fireplace and chimney specialists. Whether a slate hearth, oak mantle, or a complete chimney is required, please call us for a free survey and quotation. We carry out all manner of fireplace alterations including enlargements, reductions, and false chimney breasts.