Stovefitter's Manual

The manual is designed to be used alongside Document J of the Building Regulations for wood burning stoves, England & Wales (stoves without boilers) and Document G of the Building Regulations England & Wales (stoves with boilers), coupled with any advice provided by your local Building Control. Note that regulations for Scotland and Northern Ireland differ. Other regulations may be applicable (e.g. for electrics if adding controls to wet systems). In all cases you should not rely on this manual alone.

Purchasing stoves/materials

Before you start

Fireplace opening


Chimneys and liners

Stove fit: to flexi liner in chimney

Stove fit: direct to chimney

Stove fit: if you have no chimney

Stove fit: inset and cassette stoves

Stove fit: boiler stoves

Important checklist before lighting

Miscellaneous articles (may be outdated)

Aduro 16 review

Aga Little Wenlock review 

Clearview stoves any good?

Clock stoves and Woodwarm stoves why do installers like them?

Dura Twin Wall review by Nutec Group

DG Ivar review

Ekol Clarity 5 review

Ekol stoves review

Firebelly FB1 and FB2 review

Firebelly FB3 double-sided review

Hillandale Monterrey 5 review

Parkray Aspect range review

Salamander Hobbit and other small stoves review

Saltfire Peanut Stoves

Stovax Stockton 5 review

Valiant Stove fan review