Sunday, 6 August 2017
For the last 18 months I have been saving for a woodburner, technically a multi fuel burner as I want to burn more than wood. Tomorrow I've got someone coming to do a smoke test on my chimney to see if I need a chimney liner. I hope I don't (my neighbour didn't need one) as it will add to the final cost. Then I'm going ahead to get one fitted!! 😎
I haven't made a final choice of stove but it'll be a contemporary style like these ones.
I'm going to get my 80s style stone fireplace removed, the gap in the wall will be plastered and it will be free standing on a slate/stone hearth. The pipe will be fitted from the back rather than the top so I can boil a kettle etc on the top in the event of a power cut and all the heat from the stove will go into the room.
I had a woodburner in my previous house and I really miss it. But over the last 8 years the cost of buying and installing one has tripled!!! However, my research suggests it will save me money on my energy bills (over a long period I suspect!) and could add 5% to the value of my house if/when I sell it.
In addition to the cost of installing the stove I'll be painting the room, fitting a new carpet and finally getting round to making my curtains (I've had the fabric for nearly 4 years!!) Busy few months ahead!