Solid fuel stoves are a cost-effective way of heating your house, with almost 90% efficiency they harness more heat then regular open fires up to 3x more. As well as out-performing open fires they are also environmentally friendly as they burn natural resources. Wood/log burning stoves and multi-fuel stoves are sustainable and renewable, and give your home an aesthetically pleasing look. There are many regulations to following when installing a wood/log/multi-fuel stove, to achieve the greatest efficiency each stove installation must be carefully configured which is no easy task. Our expert engineers have years upon years of experience in stove installation in Kent and we can advise on all aspects from appliance size, heat output to aesthetic contemplation.
Sooty and Sweeps has been installing stoves for over 37 years now, and we’ve become quite good at it. We always aim to consistently deliver the best stove installation services in Kent. All of our stove installations in Kent are fully compliant with all relevant regulations and the work is carried out by trained, accredited professional stove installation experts across Kent. Even after your stove installation we make sure that customers are 100% happy with their new stoves, through our comprehensive and professional services we do our up-most to ensure every customer is happy with their stove.
Stove Installation Services in Kent
Sooty and Sweeps has been installing stoves in Kent since 1979, our aim is to provide you, the customer, with an efficient, attractive stove installation that will be an asset to your home for many years. Here’s what you can expect from our stove installation experts in Kent:
- Professional, accredited, and friendly qualified engineers situated in Kent.
- A free site survey to ensure we have the best plan for your stove installation, we offer free advice on the best stoves and the size needed for your home.
- The supply, installation and aftercare of wood/log/multi-fuel stoves. We sell from multiple ranges in Kent and offer only the best stoves.
- We will perform a chimney integrity check to ensure your chimney stack is safe for a new stove installation.
- A CCTV survey which enables us to thoroughly check your chimney is safe for a stove to be installed. If not, we will highlight the issues and fix them for you before installing a stove.
- Free cleaning after our work is done. No professional stove installation engineer in Kent leaves a house dirty, we will make sure your home is as clean as it was before we entered.
- Accredited performance from our engineers, we are accredited by HETAS, Gas Safe and BWC. You can trust our Kent engineers work to the absolute highest standards possible.
Sooty and Sweeps is a family run business with the customers happiness being the main objective. With over 37 years it’s no wonder we have a reputation for being one of the best stove installation companies in Kent. Call us now on 01843 639 624 and talk to a friendly member of our staff, we will discuss your personal requirements for your stove and offer free advice.
Alternatively, you can contact through our email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our contact page and fill out a contact form. Make sure to put your phone number and what time is best for us to call you at!
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Frequently Asked Questions
I have an existing brick built chimney on my house, do I need to have a liner installed for my wood/log/multi-fuel stove?
A common question! The answer is, it depends on the age of the house and whether it is structurally stable, the current condition of the chimney, and whether or not the chimney has previously been lined with clay or pumice. Due to the complexity of this question it would take a whole page to list of possible answer, this is why we’d prefer it if you gave us a ring and discussed it over the phone!
We want a wood/log/multi-fuel stove built in our home! But we don’t have a chimney, is it still possible?
Yes! Sooty and Sweeps offer specialist rigid chimney systems that enable you to have a stove almost anywhere in your house. We would still need to visit and carry out an on-site survey in order to have a better understanding of how we would install your stove.
I already bought a stove from another company but they don’t do stove installations, can you guys do it?
We often install stoves for our customers that were bought from another company. We would still need to perform an on-site visit to get a better idea of how to install your stove.
What size stove do I need?
This is dependent on a large variety of things such as; the size of the room, whether the room has a staircase in it, how many windows are in the room, whether there are any drafts coming from nearby doors, whether you have single or double glazing windows, and many other variables. So many in fact that you would be better ringing us and discussing your home so we can give you the best advice.
I want to have a multi-fuel stove installed, do I need planning permission?
If you already have an existing chimney stack then you can use one of our HETAS accredited engineers that don’t require planning permission, otherwise you will have to. Letting one of our engineers install your stove will cause considerably less headaches as getting planning permission can take weeks.
What size chimney liner should I choose for my chimney?
This is dependent on the make and model of your stove as they all have their own requirements. Make sure to check with your supplier what size liner is best for the model you are purchasing. Then you can make an informed decisions when purchasing the liner. Or you can ring us and we will offer free advice!
Should I purchase a wood/log burning stove, or a multi-fuel stove? What is the difference?
This one is up to you, there isn’t many differences in either besides the fact one burns only wood and the other can have different types of fuel such as coal. It all depends on what you prefer to use as fuel and your budget.
What’s the difference between cast iron and steel stoves?
Cast iron is generally more expensive than steel stoves, for the reason that cast iron holds its heat far better than steel, but it also takes a lot longer to heat up. Another thing to take into consideration is that cast iron will require careful seasoning during the first week or two of its use as it can crack under the temperature of the fire.
Do I require a non-combustible hearth around my stove?
Absolutely, a hearth is required when installing and type of stove. A hearth is meant to create distance between the stove and your combustibles such as a carpet or furniture, this way if fuel spits onto your hearth nothing will catch fire. It it spits fuel onto your carpet, it could potentially cause a house fire.
What’s the law on ventilators? Do I need one if I want to install a stove?
This is dependent on the size of your stove and heat output. Stoves with a heat output of over 5kW will need a ventilator to ensure a permanent supply of air from outside. In some places it is a law to have a ventilator depending on the amount of ventilation in the room where the stove is housed.
Do I need a carbon monoxide alarm in my home now that I have a new stove?
Absolutely. All houses should have a carbon monoxide alarm installed when burning any type of fuel or having the use of gas.