Got my stove... now to install...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in LPG, Heating Oil, Solid & Other Fuels
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jmarkojmarko Forumite
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I got my wood burning stove today - at the carboot! What are the odds?! It's a Morso Squirrel Standard and we love it.

Now 'all' we have to do is get the thing installed. There's an old fireplace (or something) behind a piece of plyboard and a chimney which we understand was used for a gas heater some time ago - so it might be lined, I suppose?

We'll need to have someone come and rip the fireplace out/make space for the stove but do we get someone to do that before the installer comes around or does the installer do that (we've got the number of a builder)? Also, assuming that we can get the space for the stove done by the builder, what sort of ballpark price could I be looking at for the install?

I am sitting down and prepared for anything. Even if it is over a tenner! :rotfl:

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  • muckybuttmuckybutt Forumite
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    jmarko wrote: »
    I got my wood burning stove today - at the carboot! What are the odds?! It's a Morso Squirrel Standard and we love it.

    Now 'all' we have to do is get the thing installed. There's an old fireplace (or something) behind a piece of plyboard and a chimney which we understand was used for a gas heater some time ago - so it might be lined, I suppose?

    I am sitting down and prepared for anything. Even if it is over a tenner! :rotfl:

    jmarko

    For starters it will need to conform to part J b regs so a builder is going to have to do his homework. Best if you can get a hetas approved stove installer to do it for you.

    The liner will have to be taken out as gas liners arent rated for stove / fire use, so you'll have to have another liner fitted.
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  • suisidevwsuisidevw Forumite
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    Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for the stove at the bootie?!Nice one!
  • tillycat123tillycat123 Forumite
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    My stove is being installed today. I went for a company that covered it from start to finish. They sent a builder/bricklayer round to knock everything out and build a new box basically. I wanted the whole thing brought out with blocks so the stove did not sit so sticking out. Then a plasterer was sent and now 2 weeks later after letting everything dry, today I have Hetas installers beavering away fitting the liner and will be installing the stove.

    I'm paying a bit shy of £2K for all the work.

    Very excited!

    Lucky you finding a stove at a car boot, that was my first choice but have ended up buying an Aga Much Wenlock from the Aga factory shop.
  • grahamc2003grahamc2003 Forumite
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    My stove is being installed today. I went for a company that covered it from start to finish. They sent a builder/bricklayer round to knock everything out and build a new box basically. I wanted the whole thing brought out with blocks so the stove did not sit so sticking out. Then a plasterer was sent and now 2 weeks later after letting everything dry, today I have Hetas installers beavering away fitting the liner and will be installing the stove.

    I'm paying a bit shy of £2K for all the work.

    Very excited!

    Lucky you finding a stove at a car boot, that was my first choice but have ended up buying an Aga Much Wenlock from the Aga factory shop.

    That's a really good price compared to what I was quoted. My quote was £3.8k, to include a £600 Little Wenlock, so about £3.2k for the work you're getting for £2k (and my quote was a couple of years ago). I ended up doing mine myself, with a bit of help from the local blacksmith who made and fitted the regster plate. I didn't install a liner (avoiding a large expense) and to date, there have been no disadvantages of not doing so.
  • I had mine installed about a year ago (Morso 6100). Stove cost about £1100 and it was £1000 including VAT to fit it, which included a flue liner.
  • tillycat123tillycat123 Forumite
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    That price does not include the Stove, I paid £870 for it before Christmas at the Aga factory shop. It's all fitted now, looks lovely but they said I have to wait 3 days before lighting it to let all the sealants go off, it's going to be a long 3 days.
  • suisidevwsuisidevw Forumite
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    Pics please Tilly!
  • pinkmamipinkmami Forumite
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    My stove is being installed today. I went for a company that covered it from start to finish. They sent a builder/bricklayer round to knock everything out and build a new box basically. I wanted the whole thing brought out with blocks so the stove did not sit so sticking out. Then a plasterer was sent and now 2 weeks later after letting everything dry, today I have Hetas installers beavering away fitting the liner and will be installing the stove.

    I'm paying a bit shy of £2K for all the work.

    Very excited!

    Lucky you finding a stove at a car boot, that was my first choice but have ended up buying an Aga Much Wenlock from the Aga factory shop.

    I also think that is a good price (not that I know much about the trade!!) I paid £3000 for a large nook to be taken out, cleared up, sandblasted, pointed with lime mortar, concrete floor, slate tiles fitted & a Charnwood 8kw with a hood fitted by my friendly HETAS chaps.

    Very reasonable considering its size.
  • jmarkojmarko Forumite
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    suisidevw wrote: »
    Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for the stove at the bootie?!Nice one!

    £300. It's in excellent nick so I'm very happy! :) :j
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  • jmarkojmarko Forumite
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    So, here's where we're at.

    Dreadful builder came round and did some work - he has now gone and won't be coming back!!

    Sweep came round and checked the chimbley, did a smoke test, checked upstairs and says it does not need lining. Also says can fit it - I am a bit nervous about this bit as I am aware of the building regs but am unsure as to the extent that they apply here. Sweep can issue a safety certificate and is insured.

    What to do?

    Oh and I need to get a hearth made. Slate from up the road!

    How do we feel about the sweep fitting it?

    J
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