Everything You Need to Know about Buying a Wood Burner

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Everything You Need to Know about Buying a Wood Burner

At this point, you may be considering buying a wood-burning stove, but you don’t know enough about it to be sure about this decision. We understand your hesitancy as these types of stoves are completely different from your typical everyday stove at home. However, being different isn’t necessarily a bad thing. While it does come with its own quirks, wood-burning stoves can be a great addition to any home when used correctly.

If you need a little more information on wood-burning stoves, then we’ve got just the thing for you. Here’s a quick breakdown of everything that you need to know about buying a wood-burning stove!

What to Consider Before Buying the Stove?

There are a couple of things that you have to consider before purchasing these types of stoves. The main thing that puts people off from going through with their purchase is the environmental impact of the stoves. And while it is true that some appliances are bad for the environment, developments in technology have made it so that there are now stoves that minimise their impact on the environment. Just be sure to get one that’s ecodesign ready, and you’ll have close to nothing to worry about when it comes to its environmental impact!

Aside from the environmental aspect of things, you’ll also want to make sure that you have a chimney to support the stove you’re getting. However, this isn’t something that you can do yourself, so it would be best to set up an appointment with us so that we can help you assess your space!

How to Install a Wood Burning Stove?

Installing your stove can be a breeze as long as it is done by a professional. Trust us when we say that this isn’t something that you’ll want to be doing yourself, as you may not have the expertise to safely and correctly install these types of stoves. As such, you’ll want to be sure to have your stove installed before the winter months, as professional installation services can get quite busy during this time. To avoid any inconveniences, try to put in your request for installation during the summer.

What Can You Do to Prepare for Installation? 

While you’ll be making use of professional installation services, this doesn’t mean that you’ll have no role to play when it comes to installation. In fact, you’ll surely have your hands full as you prepare your space for your stove.

The first thing you’ll want to do is to make sure that your chimney is clean because dirty chimneys can cause potential issues that will significantly slow down the installation. Aside from the chimney, you’ll also want to prepare the stove area. The main thing you will have to consider is making enough space for your stove that complies with standard building regulations. 

For the most part, all you’ll need to do is to make sure that there is at least 150 mm of space between the stove’s external surfaces and the surrounding walls.  Other than that, just make sure to have a non-combustible hearth that’s at least 12mm thick, and you should be good to go!


We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you purchase your first wood-burning stove. While it may seem rather daunting at first, there’s really nothing to worry about as everything from choosing a stove to the installation itself is a stress-free affair!

Are you looking to buy the best log-burning stoves in Scotland? Stove Scotland has got what you need! We will work with you to ensure that your stove will perfectly fit the style and dimensions of your room. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help!

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