After living 20 years in a house with 3 fireplaces I finally got around to thinking about installing a woodburner.
The house was built in 1994 and the inglenook that I want to use is fitted with a 225mm/ 9 inch clay flue pipe. The pipe sections are installed the correct way around (female end uppermost). The stove has a 150mm / 6 inch outlet.
So far I have visited 4 woodburner dealers.
2 of them have told me that I definitely need a stainless flue liner. They are quoting between £1000 - £1800 to install the liner and stove.
This in in addition to the cost of the stove which is £1000.
The other 2 shops are saying that the clay liner itself will be fine so installation will only be around £400 - £500.
I don't want tar and gunge dripping out from around the register plate but also I don't want to pay over £1000 more for something I might not need.
Either 2 are cowboys or the other 2 are trying to rip me off.