How to fit a wood burning stove in a shed

Fitting a wood burning stove in a wooden building
With its cooking plate on top of the stove the Bushmaster Camp Stove becomes a versatile cooking surface and can be used to boil a kettle or cook even the most delicious casserole! A fully lined and baffled firebox ensure that the stove efficiency is 79% or above. In the base of the stove is a riddling grate with an ashpan. This 3.5kW mutlifuel stove will burn easily overnight on coal or wood and comes with easy access ashpan door so that it can be run 24 hours a day.

Unlike a chimnea or firepit the Bushmaster camp stove has a cleanburn firebox. This means that bellowing smoke is a thing of the past and sure to make you the envy of the campsite.

  • Height 540mm
  • Width 330mm
  • Depth 400mm
  • Weight 25Kg 

NOTE:- This version is the outdoor camping version and is constructed in lighter materials than the indoor version of the stove.

Standing on legs the stove will cause no damage to grass or patio area and prove to be the most useful addition to any camping or glamping kit. Not a gimmick and built to stand the test of time.

Every stove from Vesta IronWorks contains Vesta Airblade technology to ensure that the glass is kept clear at all times creating the wonderful ambience of a real log burning fire. With a huge range of colours to choose from the Bushmaster camping stove can become a real part of any adventure.

Bell Tent camping – The Bushmaster Camp Stove  

We are all well aware that camping is one of the UK’s biggest forms of outdoor pursuit. Nothing quite compares to a perfect sunny camping trip in the rolling hills of the lake district or a cornish seaside break. Sounds great! Right? Well it would be if it wasn’t for the British weather.
The poor weather conditions amongst and loss of major home comforts has seen the increase of glamping in Yurts, EcoPods, Bell tents and all manner of upmarket off the grid escapes.
Still, when it comes down to it the weather still plays a major part in making a glamping trip comfortable. 

Bushmaster camp stove – Bringing out the best in camping.

Portable stoves such as the Bushmaster camping stove (right) and to some extent the Frontier stove and Traveller stove have offered the glamping fraternity the opportunity to bring many of homes comforts and most importantly the romance of a fire safely into your camping trip.
The design of the Bushmaster is very different to the design of say many other woodburning stoves as there are very different requirements in both circumstances.
Home multifuel stoves such as the Vesta V4MF is designed to retain heat for long periods of time and run efficiently on a 4 or more meter flue system. The major difference with the Bushmaster camp stove is its designed to rapidly heat up and cool down allowing for quick cook times as well as cool down times when your ready to pack up and move on. It is also lightweight, made from a thinner material so that the hotplate reaches higher temperatures. However, the differences stop here. The Bushmaster contains all the technology tried and tested in our range of stoves. An airwash helps maintain a perfect view of the flames and a fully lined firebox not only ensures the Bushmaster has a long life but gives burn efficiencies of up to 85%.

Cooking with the Bushmaster Camp Stove

Cooking on the Bushmaster is very simple and the built in burn rate control allows for precise temperature control of the hot plate. With heat up times of less that 10 minutes you can be cooking on wood as quicker that a charcoal BBQ.
The accompanying hotplate that comes with the Bushmaster package prevents damage to the paintwork ontop of the stove and concentrates the heat into a pan sized surface.
From a full English to a great steak the Bushmaster will not disappoint Unlike other campstoves the Bushmaster’s large glass window allows the user to keep the fire burning at optimal efficiency..
The Bushmaster will boil a kettle with ease and is even available with a hot water tank to ensure you have a constant supply of hot water at any point of the night or day.

How to keep your tent warm overnight.

The Bushmaster is designed just like any high efficiency stove and has a fully lined firebox. This means the Bushmaster can burn for in excess of 6 hours on a single load and can be ran 24hrs a day thanks the built in riddling grate and ashpan. We provide full flue systems to work with your Bushmaster and can offer advice on which kit you will need to ft the bushmaster in your tent, tipee or yurt. 

Loading the Bushmaster before retiring for the night and shutting down the built in airflow slider will ensure the fire remains burning through the night. Even if the fire seems to have gone out by adding a some extra fuel the stove will spark back into life ready to cook breakfast or make a morning coffee.
If you require any further information regarding our Bushmaster camping stove please call us on 01704 821095 or check out our website

How to fit a wood burning stove in a shed

Fitting a stove in a shed or summerhouse needn’t be complicated if a few basic rules are followed. In this article we will demonstrate the basics and show you the products we have an offer that will make this installation as easy and most of all safe as possible. A woodburner is a fantastic addition to a shed, summerhouse or garden room and will provide a beautiful focal point.
Stove installed in summerhouse
Small woodburner fitted in summer house

Considerations before fitting a stove in a shed or wooden building

Firstly its worth working out roughly what output of stove you require to heat the shed. This is simple and can be done by filling in the details below
The Stove KW calculator should only be used as a guide to verify the required stove please feel free to contact us.The most common stoves we fit in garden rooms are The Vesta V2 Summerhouse kit and the Bushmaster Summerhouse kitThese stove are ideal as they work on a very short flue system ie over 2 meters. Wed sell a full kit of parts so you will have everything you need deliveerd n one package with simple instrucvtions that will guide you through the process. You can find a case study here of an install in a summerhouse

Step 1 – Siting the stove in the shed

Choosing the best position for your stove is quite simple. The flue system is always better to go straight up with no bends at all. Placing the floor plate in position and using a string line to estimate the flue centre position is a really helpful way to assess were the chimney will pass through the roof. It will also show you if you have any supporting structures in the way of the flue penetration and you can them re-position the stove accordingly. Ensure that you have at least 500mm to combustible materials either side of the stove for safety.
Positioning the stove in a shed
Positioning the stove in your shed

Step 2 – Fit the heat shield

The heat shield is required to keep the heat of the stove damaging the back wall of the shed. We supply this with the stove kit. It simply lines up with the hearth plate (see image) and screws to the wall using the spacers supplied.  The heat shield is comprised of a heat resistant board materials with a steel cladding face that is colour matched to your stove. Once the positions now  determined. Use the plumb line again to make a mark on the ceiling that lines up with the hole in the top of the stove. 
Step 2 – Cutting a flue hole in the shed
Now its time for the fun bit. Yes it can a bit scary cutting a hole in the roof of your brand new shed or garden room but dont panic we have made it easy by supplying templates and cover plates . Place the template central to the mark you just made for the centre of the the flue and use the template to mark the elliptical hole.  Pilot drill the hole with a spade bit and use a jigsaw or reciprocating saw to cut all the way through the roof materials. The template has been made to give you the correct clearances required around the flue system
Cutting hole in shed roof
chimney being fitted in Log Cabin

Step 3 – Assemble the flue system

Ok now you have a gaping hole in your lovely shed roof its time to think about sorting that out before the wife comes home! Start by placing the first single wall flue in the stove. The junction of the two types of flue should be approx 300mm below the roof. Measure and cut the second section of single wall flue to achieve this using a slitting disc and an angle grinder. remove the flue from the stove and pack fire cement in the hole to create a seal and push the flue back in. You can then assemble the remaining flue and poke it through the roof.

Step 4 – Flashing Installation

Stove flue installed in shedThere are several methods that you can use based on the material your roof is made out of. Our rubber flashing supplied with the summerhouse stove kit are extremely durable and last a lifetime.Once the flashing is fitted you can no go ahead and cover it up with the storm collar and fit the cowl to the flue. Its worth mentioning at this point that you can start to take credit for your hard work!I am not going to go into the in depth details of how to fit a flashing and make it watertight due to the nature of the individual room materials But a quick search on you tube will give you some pointers until I create a video tutorial!
Stove installed in log cabin
Making flue watertight in Summer House

Step 4 – Tidying up

In our Summerhouse stove kit you will have found two small plates. These are very very very important!! Basically they cover up the mistake you made when cutting the flue hole and provide a nice finish to the ceiling. Ok get cutting firewood because you have just finished installing a stove in your shed. Oh! dont forget to cut the kindling ready to start the fire 

Step 5 – STOP!! One last thing

Our stove kits come with a carbon monoxide detector. Please install in straight away! The chance of getting carbon monoxide poisoning is very small but why risk it when we have the technology.