There`s a lot of confusion about flues, chimney systems and flexible liners so please read the information
and hopefully some of the confusion can be cleared up. If you need to contact a member of our team we are open
7 days so you can either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01562 700005
This is usually a double layer metal liner
that can be lowered down the flue, there are different grades of liner and vast differences in quality too ! If you have an
existing chimney that was built to general building regulations and is structural sound and gas tight you don`t
have to line the flue, however, if you are fitting a closed appliance such as a wood stove
we advise that you do line the chimney for performance purposes.
closed appliance (stove) holds the heat inside much longer, making it highly efficient, but this can
have a detrimental affect on the flue.
A chimney requires greater performance to
pull the air required through a stove compared to an open fire, this increased draught can be acheived by keeping the flue
gasses contained in a similar shape and form all the way to the top of the chimney. A liner does this and it also protects
the chimney if the gasses cool to the point of condensation which when combined with the products of combustion can be very
corrosive and damaging to the flue.
It`s worth rembering that all products vary in quality and that guarantees are usually
subject strict terms and conditions. We estimate that fewer than 10% of people would have a valid guarantee as most manufacturers
require product registration, annual chimney sweeping by a registered sweep and dated receipts for all maintenance work
and most customers won`t have this.
As with most things you buy, go for quality products,
listen to advice, burn good fuel and your liner will last a long time !
Hopefully this information helps you to decide
but please contact us if you need more help.