Is my chimney, flue or fireplace suitable for a stove installation?
Many factors play a role in determining whether a chimney, flue or fireplace is in a suitable condition for the installation of a stove. For this reason, we highly recommend that you have a registered competent person (such as those registered as HETAS engineers or other member of a Competent Person Scheme) carry out a full site survey and inspect the suitability of your fireplace and chimney and advise on the right product for you.
It is a legal requirement that the installation of wood and solid fuel appliances is the subject of notification to your building control body. Alternatively There are several Competent Person Schemes in the UK, whose members can self-certify on completion as compliant with the requirements of the Building Regulations in England & Wales.
The following organisations operate self-certification schemes for the installation of wood and solid fuel: