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How to find the right position for a wood-burning stove

If the stove is to stand on a floor made of flammable materials, it must be covered by a non-flammable material, such as a steel or glass plate or tiles. The floor plate must cover a minimum of 15 cm to each side of the stove and 30 cm in front of the stove. However, we recommend 50 cm at the front. The floor must be able to bear the weight of the stove and the combined weight of the chimney.

Installation distances:
If the wall is not flammable, the stove can be pushed back to the wall. However, we recommend a distance of 5-10 cm, which allows cleaning behind the stove. Access to cleaning covers must be possible. Correct combustion requires a constant flow of new oxygen. It is therefore important that you ensure that there is good airflow. The best way to do this is by installing one or two ventilation ports in the room where the stove will be fitted.

The stove must comply with minimum distances to flammable walls and materials in accordance with current regulations, see User manuals og Technical data.


When positioning your new stove, you should always consider the following:
● Before installing your stove, you must ensure that the stove is in compliance with current regulations.
● Place your stove in a central position in your house. This provides the best heat distribution and the greatest benefit from convection heat.
● Ideally, do not route the chimney through rafters and the ridge. This is achievable, but will make your complete solution a little
more complicated and thus more expensive.
● Ideally, place your stove in the middle of the house so that the chimney exits the roof as close as possible to the ridge of the roof.
This will give you the highest possible chimney and thus the best possible air draw.
● If you place your stove against a non-flammable wall, there are no distance requirements.
● If you place your stove against a flammable wall, the distance requirements from the rear of the stove that are stated in the manual will apply.
● If in any doubt, check with your local chimney sweep, who is also responsible for the authorisation of the final installation.