Assuming you have a chimney, perhaps currently with an open or gas fire and are looking to upgrade, then the following would be the package for you. If not, don't panic, you can still have a log burner, read about our twin wall packages here!
This is a high grade double wrapped stainless steel liner that if used correctly should last a lifetime. Its primary use is for wood or wood burning products. It can also be used with smokeless fuels such as anthracite (smokeless coal) However it should not be constantly used for these types of fuel. Over use will cause the steel to decay, as deposits of sulphur from the fuel will burn through this grade of steel and the liner will fail. If you intend to use this fuel with this liner restrict the use to 1/5 fires. I.e. for every 5 wood fires you can have 1 anthracite fire.
These special adapters are great products, we use them to adapt the liner from a flexible pipe that can be manipulated around bends in the chimney and make a rigid connection between the liner and the flue/stove pipe that connects to the appliance itself. Leaving this to chance as some fitting company’s do by using jubilee type connections is not acceptable. This adapter then becomes a connection between the stove and the stove pipe.
In most cases we need to clamp the flue liner in the chimney flue…this can be the case if the flue liner has lots of space around it. By clamping it we can stop it moving around when chimney sweeping is carried out.
This cowl system is expensive, so most fitters avoid using it. We use it as it has a stem built into it. We attach our liner to that stem and it is clamped shut by 3 fixings… this means that the cowl can not dislodge during high winds. It also has the benefit of centring the liner in the chimney flue. The cowl itself is then attached to the chimney pot (required) in 3 points. These cowls also have a mesh around them to prevent birds from entering the chimney system.
The inner chamber top will be closed of with a hand made to measure steel plate, this will stop any drafts create a fireproof safety barrier between the flue and the fireplace chamber.
We choose to paint the above plate with black stove paint, this looks neat and tidy and as the plate is mild steel it will prevent any tarnishing.
We use a high-end, top-quality steel stove pipe these pipe carry an enormous amount of heat, and they must be top quality to hold up to the heat transfer from the stove to the chimney adapter. Weaker cheap pipe can glow red under this process and cause chambers to discolour and become dirty looking.
Some additional trims for pipe or bends may be required from time to time, they may not be apparent at first glance. We will install them in our quote.
We include all of these sundries; most companies charge additional rates. We don’t do that so all sundries are included.
Most fitters don’t bother with this item…. But they should. Our date plate provides vital information. It is engraved so that the details can NOT BE CHANGED. It will have information about the flue liner, the appliance location the flue size the chimney designation. It will have the fitting installation date. It must also have the name of the fitting company, and the contact details.
Our alarms are state of the art. They Will be installed in accordance with regulations. This is a must; customers must not refuse this as it is a life saving devise. It must be tested fitter will explain how to test it. Our alarms will be sealed units with fixed 10 year or 7 year batteries. We choose to use the most reliable alarms on the market for the reason of safety, we will not compromise on this.
Once we have done all of the above, we will test the installation. This is done by filling the system with smoke. We use a “smoke bomb” we pace it in the fire with the doors and vents closed. Once it has finished giving off the volume of smoke we inspect the flue run and length of the job. This will be under pressure. We then open the vents in the appliance the pressure change will take the smoke contained in the system out of the top of the chimney. This demonstrates that the work has been carried out successfully.
This is the same as above. But prior to the smoke bomb being introduced, the appliance is heated up. This can be done with hot air guns. We fill the system with smoke with the vents closed. We then open the vents and the door of the appliance. The smoke should go up through the system and out of the chimney without coming into the room. Some people call this a spillage test.
We will then commission the stove, set it up for how you will be using it, explain what we have done during the installation. We will help you fill in any associated forms for the stove guarantee.
We will then demonstrate how to light your fire, how to control it. We will show you when to reload the fuel, and give tips on different weather conditions. We will also explain the required maintenance require. At this point we will also ask you to control the stove. We will be able to answer any questions you may have. The stove is now installed, you should now be able to enjoy years of pleasure and savings on your heating costs.
We will notify your installation with the current governing body either HETAS or OFTEC this certificate can take several weeks to arrive by post please keep it in a safe place, it will be required if you sell your home. Your new fire is an asset in your home and will add value as a home improvement.
If you don’t have a conventional chimney its still possible to have a real fire. This is achieved by using a insulated flue system. We can install these almost anywhere. They can pass through the building and out of the roof or we can easily install it by taking the flue through the wall, and up the side of the building.
We can build in the flue system and make a chimney breast, making a stunning feature were none previously existed. We can incorporate your TV, or media systems, build in bookcases, cupboards, stone fireplaces, or for the olde worldie look we could incorporate real solid Oak mantles. The possibilities are endless let your imagination take over.
Unlike most companies we love a challenge. We need to see a photo of the building from the outside. With some indication of where you would like your fireplace or free-standing wood burner. So if you send a photo of the building from the front… say something like “ we would like it to be in the room to the right hand side near the fence.”
We need to see the building as a whole. This helps us to plan the potential flue position. We can then find the most economical way of building the flue system for you.
Send a photo of what your dream fireplace would be, you can find lots of already indstalled Mr Sweep jobs in our gallery or on our Facebook page. You can mix & Match I.e. I like this fire but id like a light colour hearth. Or could I have this one but with different brickwork?
Most of the above will save lots of time. We can open a file for you and even give you a Example quote. This quote is based on our many years experience…. We are so competent at what we do, that no customer has ever paid a single penny more that we have quoted.
Once we have agreed a quote with you, that is exactly what it is a firm guaranteed quote. For over 6 years now no customer has ever paid 1p more than we have promised.
If we have missed something, that’s our problem! WE will deal with it at our cost.
Good luck From all the team at Mr Sweeps Stove Shop LTD.