small wood burning stoves hobbitWelcome. My name is Julian Patrick and I have fitted hundreds of stoves. My aim is to assist you to safely and legally self-install: it is not difficult. This free site took hundreds of hours to complete with plenty of late nights… Like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @sfmanual or  add a review to TRUSTpilot and I’ll be very happy. Twitter account is @stovefitters.


What are the best selling stoves in the self installation market? >>The Ekol range.

Allowed in smoke control areas? YES. Allow 5 inch liners on most stoves? YES. Installation friendly? YES. Can be placed on 12mm hearths? YES.

New Ekol Clarity range available now. Check out the new EKOL brochure

Create your own quote!

123 To easily create your stove and materials quote click here or on the graphic and follow Julian’s simple formula for filling your shopping basket with exactly the right goods.

For twin wall purchases see here

Not buying a stove from us? Purchase Liner here. Purchase Fitting Packs here.



Confident enough?

dinak 5Self install a wood burner and liner… you CAN do it

Chimney flue liner dura flue Be very wary of purchasing cheap liner or cowl & adaptors online as they can and do fail (I have purchased a number of cowls online and they all failed a year later when spot welds rusted through). Insist on DURAFLUE Chimney liner and fittings an buy at trade prices. Fittings made from on piece of steel with NO spot welds, NO folds and NO weak points.

Quick choice stove brands: Julian's selection

8kwThere are so many stove brands out there! So I have started a page that includes a selection of my favourite brands to get you started – brands that I know and am happy to recommend

New brand now available: Firebelly Stoves (opens in new window). Wow!


Charnwood C8 wood burning stove

STOVE FIT OF THE MONTH: Look what Phil from Sussex did! You know, I often find that self installers can end up doing as good a job as the professionals. I love the colour of the plaster – works so well with that exposed brickwork. Keep those pictures coming!         …

£399 and Defra exempt!

ST2Two exciting new stoves will be arriving in my shop on Thursday 24th April, the Saltfire St1 and St2. I shall tell you more when I have unwrapped and inspected them! The Saltfire ST1 has an amazing 83.9% efficiency.

Find them here


wood burning stoveHow to purchase and install a wood burning stove. 1. Good size door opening so you can get your logs in? 2. Adjustable legs or feet to prevent the stove rocking?

View the next points and avoid an expensive mistake.

Post and packing...

Liner and materials: On orders above £200 I pay for your materials to arrive before 10.30am on one of the two days following your order placement. If you wish to specify a particular delivery day you must contact Julian prior to ordering… More details here

Stoves: If in stock 3-5 working days. If not in stock usually 5-10 working days.

Materials and stoves are despatched separately.