Installation of a wood burning stove is a specialist job. Not only do building regulations have to be complied with but your installation should be registered as well, you than have come back if something is amiss and when you come to sell the house you have the full documentation required.
Were you aware that some log suppliers in Bristol actually import their logs from abroad? Hardly a green option. We trust to a local supplier who supplies well seasoned logs that are sourced and prepared locally. Matt at Winford Woodchip provides an eco friendly service plus he delivers. I've been getting my logs from them for a number of years and am happy to recommend them. Full details at winfordwoodchip.com
HETAS is a not for profit organisation offering competent person scheme for installers of biomass and solid fuel heating. We may advise you to check with HETAS to ensure there is a certificate of compliance lodged with them for your installation, especially if we identify problems with it. This should be your first port of call in the event you have no documentation in relation to it or you wish to make a complaint.
You can contact them on 01684 278170 or by email to email@example.com
Smoke Control Area
All of Bristol is a smoke controlled area. What does this mean? It places a restriction on the fuels you can burn on your open fire or stove unless you have a particular exempt appliance. Check out the Council website for full details at bristol.gov,uk