Wood Burning Stoves – The Surrounding Area
The area surrounding your wood burning stove is important as it insulates non-combustible surfaces from being scorched by the heat from the fire. It also serves to beautify the stove to give it a more appealing look. These surrounds are available in a variety of styles. Given its functions, the surround should be built or installed based on regulations put in place to ensure safety. The regulations require that a hearth must be installed to protect non-combustible material. The size of hearth and how it is fitted is also guided by set guidelines. Flue sizes must also conform to building regulations. Before any work is commenced, the local planning department must certify that all regulations are adhered to. One should also seek the services of a certified installer.