Many of our customers choose to install wood burning stoves themselves. If you’re going to attempt this there are a few regulations you should be aware of, one of which is the distance to combustibles, relevant to both the stove and single wall flue pipe. Below is a picture showing what can happen if these clearances are ignored. You will notice a huge crack going the length of the granite back panel, a crack developing in the wall, and more worryingly the wall has started to burn directly behind the flue pipe.
After seeing this installation we urged the customer to adjust their installation to avoid the risk of further damaging their wall and back panel, or worse starting a fire. The flue pipe should be at the very minimum six inches from combustibles, and the use of a heat shielding material such as fireboard is recommended to help ensure no damage is caused.