I am a freelance fitter working with local firms whilst also picking up local work of my own. I can do everything from simply replacing a cowl to installing a full central heating system which can be linked to incorporate your current heating source ie. gas or oil. I also offer a full refurbishment service from opening up your fireplace to making good with surround or render/skim. You will basically only have to deal with one person rather than trying to organise various trades to do the job.
Being affiliated to HETAS ( the official body recognised by government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services ) means you don't have to go through the rigmarole of applying for planning permission. The certificate I issue covers you for home insurance, and will be needed if you plan to sell your house promoting the stove as a feature. It is basically a safer and more professional method of getting your stove installed.
While I will fit most stoves, even ones bought on the web!! I feel buying locally and using local labour makes both economic and environmental sense. It's always good to have a point of sale close by for advice and help if any problems occur. I can advise on the practical side of choosing a stove whilst I generally leave the aesthetic side to you.
We can also relines flues to existing appliances and refurbish old stoves depending on the make/model. This is particularly rewarding as it is great to breathe new life into an old stove.
I have done many difficult and tricky installations. So don't worry if your job looks impossible I love a challenge and solving problems!
As a basic guide you need 1kw of heat to every 14 cubic metres of room space.
Example, dimensions in metres.
Length 7 x width 4 x height 2.4 = 67m3
67m3 divided by 14 = 4.8 kw