GENERAL

All fireplace installations are ultimately unique, just like the buildings they are fitted into but the drawings below will give you an indication of the installation scenario and cost most applicable to you. Please use the drop down during check-out to select the flue kit that you require. Additional fittings like bends, clamps, wall brackets and the like can be purchased separately and added to your order.

SIZE AND SHAPE

Follow the steps below to determine the installation for your fireplace. When you choose a fireplace, the relevant installation option will be presented to you for selection.Use this page for details and to check.

  • First select your fireplace
  • Check the flue and spigot (where the flue connects onto the fireplace size. You can do this in the attributes and details page of the fireplace
  • Now select the relevant flue kit based on the size of your house – single storey, double storey or double volume
  • Decide on the installation shape. This will either be:
    • straight up and through your roof
    • up to below the ceiling and out to the exterior
    • straight out to the exterior (back flued)
    • into an existing chimney cavity (this must be working and clear)
    • built in (only for built in units)

At this stage, you will want to check the items in your cart and ensure you don’t need anything else (like extra pipes and clamps) or perhaps a tool set, wood storage or other items.


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INSTALLATION AND CUSTOM FLUE DESIGN

If you are still unsure then purchase a consultation from us and we will design your flue or ducting system for you. We use the information you provide (see below) as well as any architectural or building plans you have and look at home placement, wind direction, ambient temperatures and the like. In other words we do the thinking for you!

When requesting a custom designed flue, a flue design consultation or installation from us we will require the following:

  • photographs of the interior (including ceiling) and exterior up to roof height.
  • Ceiling height, ceiling slope and ceiling material
  • Roof height at apex, roof material, roof colour roof slope
  • Floor covering
  • Floor plate requirement
  • Property access, stairs, gated access, contact details.
  • Any other information that could ensure your installation goes smoothly (e.g. architectural or building diagrams).

All work is done with the utmost care for your home. Normally, we are able to keep disruptions to a minimum and the job gets done without making a mess! When required we will cover soft furnishings or request that these be moved. All prices are subject to confirmation and subject to our terms and conditions.


INSTALLATION BASICS

When you order from us we can provide you with a recommended installer in your area. All our units come with installation instructions that should be adhered to and additional to these we follow these recommended safety distances:

  • From plastered walls – no less than 150mm
  • From wooden, crete stone, gibson plaster or similar or  walls – require protective fire board
  • From combustible materials– 1000m – e.g. curtains, furniture
  • From plug points and electrics– 1000m – if you need to install near a plug point or light switch an electrician will need to blank it off.
  • From Roof Beams – When visible you will need bends to get around these and need to be 400mm from single skin pipe and 150mm from insulated pipe. When not visible (e.g. in the roof cavity) we only recommend using insulated pipe and additional ceramic wool blanket and/or fire board to protect roof beams.
  • Floors of wood, carpet, laminate or the like – will require a floor plate of glass or steel.
  • Glass and Windows – can be installed in front of them but you will loose valuable heat.
  • Existing hearth and brick chimney – must be clear all the way up, functional and in good safe working condition. Ideally we require 250mm to allow for a flue liner.
  • Wooden ceilings – use insulated pipes as well as ceramic wool to ensure safe passing of the flue to the ceiling cavity.

GOOD TO KNOW

Just like a motor car, your fireplace will require some maintenance from time to time. It is widely recommended industry wide that you service your fireplace and flue system annually. This insures the flue is clean and clear for winter burning, that all ropes, seals and panels are in good repair, that your roof seal is still intact and that your flue system has no dangerous pitting or heat leaks.