Can I install a log burner in my conservatory?

Conservatories

We would like to start this answer off with a resounding YES! You can indeed have a log burner/wood burner/multi-fuel stove in your conservatory!

A burner in your conservatory

What a great addition to your conservatory would a stove or burner be!? We often find that many people don’t use the conservatory during the cooler winter months, however, the addition of a burner would make the space lovely and warm throughout this period. Allowing you to get the most out of the space all year round.

Need to knows

There are a number of things to consider when you are looking at fitting a log burner in your conservatory.
Firstly, you will need to ensure that you have a flue installed. This will ensure that all smokes and unwanted gases can safely leave the space. When having a flue installed, please ensure that it is fitted by a fully trained professional as this can both damage your conservatory and introduce toxic gases to your conservatory if inefficiently installed.
Secondly, consider how tall your flue is. For the majority of cases, there will be no requirement for planning permission, however, depending on the height of the flue the local council may require planning permission. If you are unsure you can always enquire with your local council, however, the installation expert may also have the appropriate knowledge.
Remember you will need to consider the base that your log burner sits on. It will need to be firm, stable and secure to ensure that even if the stove is knocked it is secure.
Finally, ensure that your stove is compliant with your local rules and regulations. This includes smokeless areas, where you can burn smokeless coals instead, but ensure that you install a multi fuel burner. You will also need to fit a carbon monoxide detector as required in many areas.

For more information on local regulations please contact your local council who can advise you further. For more information on conservatories please contact a member of the team today who will be more than happy to assist you. Alternatively, you can visit our knowledge hub for answers to frequently asked questions.