Here at Wolds Stoves we get many questions asked about our products and services. Below are many of the common questions and answers to these. Click on the questions below to reveal the answers
How long will my delivery take?
Do you have a showroom that I can visit?
Yes we have a showroom where you can come and see our stoves on show. We also have flue pipes and fittings available to complete your purchase.
Our address is:
Wolds Stoves Ltd
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and Saturday 9.00 am to 4.30pm
Can I collect my order?
What is the difference between wood burners and multifuel stoves?
Multi fuel stoves are designed to work well burning either wood or multi fuel. Their CE Tests (usually for wood and Ancit) show that there isn’t any real trade-off in efficiency between the two fuel types for this compromise.
What are the advantages of a stove over an open fire?
Finally, stoves are much safer when properly used compared to open fires. The stove’s heat-resistant glass will screen any potential sparks and prevent lighted fuel from rolling out.
What kind of stove do I need?
What is a chimney liner? Do I really need one?
In new build, Building Regulations have required since 1965 the installation of suitable Class 1 liners in a masonry chimney. These are usually composed either of clay, refractory concrete or pumice. We frequently advise the re-lining of many chimneys where poor materials have been used, or where they have been incorrectly installed. A common mistake made by many builders in the UK has been to install clay liners upside down, practically guaranteeing the leakage of creosote out of the chimney and into the fabric of the building.
Before installing a stove into an existing unlined chimney, it should be inspected by a Competent Person to determine whether it is safe to use without a liner. Older chimneys generally require lining and insulating, and the material used should be appropriate for the appliance being fitted. It is for instance both dangerous and illegal to connect a light duty flexible gas liner to a solid fuel appliance. The appropriate diameter liner should also be used, both to achieve the correct chimney draught, and to ensure that all the products of combustion are safely evacuated. The material most commonly used for retrospective lining is stainless steel. Where an existing flue is perfectly straight, rigid sections of fluepipe can be used: but where, typically, there are bends in the brick flue, a flexible liner is more appropriate. This is available in two grades of stainless steel: 316 and 904L, the latter being more corrosion-resistant and suitable for use with approved solid fuels.