Size considerations for your wood burning stove

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There are a number of considerations to bear in mind when choosing a wood burning stove for your property, including the material choice. the style and the size. Choosing the right size stove for your space can be more important than any other consideration, and should be a top priority. But what are the important size considerations for your wood burning stove? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to everything you should know about choosing the right size wood burning stove.

What are the important size considerations for your wood burning stove?

There are a number of important considerations to take into account when choosing the size of your wood burning stove. These considerations include:

  • The size of the room- make sure you measure the size of the room that you will be installing the wood burning stove into, to get a god idea of the cubic area. This will help you determine which size wood burner you will need. Simple divide the cubic area by 14 to the get the kW output. If this is less than 6, you will need a small log burner. If this is between 7 and 9 you will need a medium sized good burner, but if this is between 10 and 15, you should choose a large model.
  • The airflow- ventilation is an important consideration for wood burners with an output of 5 kW or more. You could consider a ventilation kit, or an air brick. Even in small spaces with a small burner, you should ensure high quality ventilation.
  • Building regulations- building regulations surrounding wood burners determine that you need to keep a gap of 950mm at least, from flammable materials. There should also be at least a 225mm gap at the front of the burner and a 150mm gap between the sides.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new wood burning or multi-fuel stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.