||For many fireplaces
and stoves, a chimney or flue is an essential part of the installation
and is the means by which the products of combustion are safely
evacuated to the outside world.
It is incorrect to assume that an existing chimney or flue is
automatically suitable for all fire and stove types and care
must be taken to ensure that you know what type of flue you
have before making the appliance selection. The design, sizing
and installation of a chimney or flue can have a profound effect
on the thermal and combustion performance of a fire and is best
left to experts.
Chimney and flue types and construction materials vary with
the age of the property and, although you may see a brick chimney
stack on the top of your roof, the chimney itself could well
have been lined with a metal sleeve at some point in the past.
But whatever your chimney or flue is made off and whatever its
size, there are a host of well designed and approved products
and installation techniques that will ensure your fire or stove