Do you need a chimney for a wood burner

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We are often asked “Do you need a chimney for a wood burner?”

Well probably the news you want to hear is NO. Many new homes in the UK are not built with a chimney. Infuriating I know! Well the good news is that Vesta Can help.


You can install a wood burning stove in properties without a chimney. Vesta Stoves has designed a twin wall flue pipe system – the Vesta Twinwall range – which allows rooms without chimneys to enjoy the benefits of a wood burning stove. You can even select from a variety of twin wall colours to compliment both internal and external aesthetics of your home.

We understand

Colour matched twin wall flue pipe
Colour matched twin wall flue pipe

that many customers prefer the twin wall flu system to match the colour of the stove inside the home. However on the outside a colour to match downpipes and existing exterior fitings is preferred. Many of our customer prefer the look of a black chimey pipe rather than the standard stainless steel finish

All our flues for homes with no chimney can be finished with special high temperature powder coatings that can cope well with the British weather.

wood burning stove installation

Installing an insulated twinwall stainless steel chimney is the simplest, most cost-efficient flue solution. A twinwall chimney is made from rigid stainless steel fluepipe manufactured with an inch or more of insulation sandwiched between an inner and outer steel skin. Modular components of varying lengths and including bends, supports, flashings and inspection chambers, are assembled to provide a fully-integrated flue between your wood burning stove and a safe terminus above roof height. A twinwall chimney (or ‘flue’) can be installed either internally, rising up through the building and out of the roof, or it can pass through the external wall and up the outside of the building. The height of the chimney will depend on its position relative to the roof and other parts of the building.



Wood burning stove no chimney cost

This can be complicated question but we are here to help so here goes. The cost of the installing a stove with no chimney can be estimated betweeen £500-£2500 depending on the hieght of the stack and how many bends are in the system. You can get a more accurate quote by checking out our installation quick quote page 

Double Sided Stove installed with no Chimney
This V12 Double Sided Stove has been installed without a chimney

On the image you can see how we have installed this stove in a house with no chimney. If you look closely at the top of the colour matched stove pipe you can see how the twin wall flue pipe has been colour matched to the stove. This twin wall pipe carried on through the room above and exited through the roof.

This installation would normally take around two days to carry out and our team of engineeers are all HETAS registered and can help in all aspects of flue system design.


How to fit a wood burning stove without chimney

Wood burner flue through wall

In some houses it may be possible to install the Wood burner flue through a wall. This is normally when the stove is to be situated against an outside wall. Twin wall flue systems creat a natural draught so unfortunatey you cannot run the pipes horizontally. Again not an issue though see the sketch below.

Wood burner flue through wall 

This is how we fit a flue system for a Wood burner flue to be installed through wall[/captio

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