What’s included and Why.

All our Log Burner/ Stove package deals include the cost of the stove of your choice, all required fittings and fixture components and the cost of the engineer’s time required to fully install.

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!

Part 1: -To provide and install a 316/316 Stainless steel flue liner

This is a high-grade double wrapped stainless-steel liner that if used correctly should last you 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, we do not recommend that it is constantly used for anthracite types of fuel. As overuse can cause the steel to decay, large deposits of sulphur from this fuel type 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 have 1 anthracite fire.

Part 2: -To Provide a 5-5 or 6-6 Flue Adapter

These special flue adapters are great products, we use them to adapt a liner which is a flexible pipe that can be manipulated around bends in the chimney. This makes a rigid connection between the liner and the flue. This then connects to the flue pipe and then to the appliance itself. Some fitting company’s use an inferior method by utilising a jubilee type connection, which we find is not acceptable to our high standards.

Part 3: -To provide and install all flue clamps as required.

In some cases, we find that we may need to clamp the flue liner to the chimney flue wall. Sometimes we find that a flue liner has lots of space around it. By clamping it, we can stop it moving around when chimney sweeping is carried out.

Part 4: -To provide a Multifuel pot hanging cowl.

This type of cowl system is more expensive, so most fitters avoid using it. We use it because it has a stem built into it. We attach our liner to that stem, and it is jubilee clipped shut. This means that the cowl cannot 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.

Part 5: - To supply and install a made to measure register/closure plate.

The inner chamber top will be closed off with a hand-made to measure steel plate, this will stop any drafts and create a fireproof safety barrier between the flue and the fireplace chamber.

Part 6: - Paint the register with black stove paint.

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.

Part 7: - Supply and install the stove pipe.

We use a high-end, top-quality steel stove pipe these pipe's 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.

Part 8: - We supply all vitreous pipe components required such as bends or trims.

Some additional trims for pipe or bends may be required from time to time, they may not be apparent at first glance. We will detail them in our quote and install them.

Part 9: - All rope seals glue, cements and sundries supplied.

We include all of these sundries; most companies charge additional rates for these items. We don’t do that so all sundries are included.

Part 10: - Supply and fit our data plate.

Most fitters don’t bother supplying this item… but they should as per regulations. Our data plate provides the following vital information. It is engraved so that the details can NOT BE CHANGED. It details information about the flue liner, the appliance location, the flue size, the chimney designation, and will have the fitting installation date. It must also detail the name of the fitting company, and their contact details.

Part 11: - We will fit a Carbon monoxide alarm.

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 lifesaving device, and we are advised to install with every stove. It must be tested regularly; a 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 safety reasons, we will not compromise on this.

Part 12: - Cold test.

Once we have done all the above, we will test the installation. This is done by filling the system with smoke. To do this we place a “smoke bomb” into 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, and this 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, and the system works correctly.

Part 13: - Hot test.

This follows the same procedure as above cold test, except that prior to the smoke bomb being introduced, the appliance is heated up. We tend to do this via 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 as before. Some people call this a spillage test.

Part 14: - Stove commission.

Once all fully installed, and tested for integrity, we will then commission the stove, and set it up in readiness for how you will be using it going forward. We then re-explain what we have done during the installation works, and then help you fill in any associated forms for the stove guarantee should you so wish. We always advise doing this.

Part 15: - Demonstrate.

After commissioning your stove, we demonstrate to the main user, how to light your fire effectively, and how to control it. We will show you when to reload the fuel and give tips on differing weather conditions and their effects on your fire. We explain the required maintenance needed. At this point we will ask you to demonstrate the control of the stove. At this point we are happy to answer any questions you may have. The stove is now installed, you should now be able to enjoy years of enjoyment of your stove, plus savings on your heating costs.

Part 16: - Finally, we will provide certification.

We will notify the current governing body of HETAS or OFTEC the details of your installation. A certificate will then be issued in line with this installation’s details. Please bear in mind that this certificate can take several weeks to arrive by post, please keep it in a safe place, as it would be required to be produced if you were selling your home. Your new fire is an asset to your home and will add value as a home improvement.

Part 17: - Twin wall flue Systems

If you don’t have a conventional chimney, it’s still possible to have a real fire installed. This is achieved by using what we call an 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.

Part 18: - Get creative.

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.

Part 19: - What do we need to see?

Unlike most companies we love a challenge. But to enable us to assist you correctly, we ask for the following information and photos.

A photo of the building from the outside. With an indication for where the stove is in relation. 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.”

A photo of the area of the building on the inside where you want the stove, with some indication of where you would like your fireplace or free-standing wood burner to be installed. So, if you send a photo of the interior… say something like “we would like it to be in the room to the left, in the middle of the wall.”

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 and aesthetic way of building and installing the flue system for you.

A full-length photo of the existing chimney (if you have one) and roof from ground to sky.

A full-length photo from floor to ceiling of your current set up.

Height, width, and depth measurements in cm/mm of the current chimney breast.

Part 20: - Next we would love to see what inspires you.

Send a photo of what your dream fireplace would be, you can find lots of inspiration from some of our already installed Mr Sweep jobs either on our website gallery page or on our Facebook page. You can mix & match I.e. I like this fire, but I’d like a lighter 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 system customer file for you and even give you an 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.