We have decided to install a ground source heat pump and underfloor heating throughout the property – both upstairs and downstairs – in addition, we are going to install a number of log burning stoves. As well as looking good, they are a great way to provide additional heating should it be required.
All in all, there are potentially 5 locations for such stoves throughout the property:
- In the open plan lounge/kitchen in the new build part of the house;
- In the hall of number 10. This is where the kitchen used to be and there is currently a log effect gas stove in an inglenook fireplace;
- In the lounge of number 10. This will become the snug with TV and AV. There used to be a gas fire installed in a bricked up inglenook;
- In the lounge of number 8. Used to have an old gas fire. This will become a downstairs guest bedroom in the new house;
- In my office which is currently the coal hole in number 8! This is currently a single skin building and will need to be rebuilt. It is shown on the 1788 map, so we know it has been here a while. We aren’t sure what we are going to do with this part of the building yet – part of the answer depends on the cost of rebuilding it.
Stoves 1 and 3 are likely to be used the most. Stove 4 is likely to be used the least. And stoves 2 and 5 somewhere in between. All the existing fireplaces work and are free of any problems. Installing working stoves requires a stainless liner and some remedial buidling work.
Stove 1: Open Plan lounge/Kitchen
This is in the new extension. The outside will be built to match the materials in the existing building. The interior will be contemporary. There are three rooms in the extension – kitchen (double height), lounge (heitght and a half) and a separate master bedroom. I reckon the volume of the kitchen and lounge combined is going to be in the order of 150 cubic meters.
Given that this is such a large space (ignoring the fact that it has underfloor heating) and is in the new part of the building, the choice is for something more contemporary.
Stovax Studio Firebox
Stove 2: The new hallway
This is in the older part of the building. The fireplace is made up of three large slabs of sandstone. This currently houses a log effect gas fire. The proposal would be to put a log stove in here. Not sure exact what make or model.
Stove 3: The snug
Again in the older part of the property in a large sandstone inglenook fireplace. The proposal here is to put in a log stove, but something that isn’t compeltely traditional, but has some modern twist. Maybe something like the Scan Andersen 8-2.
Scan Andersen 8-2
Stove 4: The downstairs guest bedroom
I don’t think this stove is going to be used very much. The fireplace is one of the traditional sandstone slabs. The proposal is for a Jotul F100. This is a smaller stove than the others. It is only 3KW and as such it does not require an air inlet. Thus less building work.
Stove 4: Steve’s office space
There is no fireplace here, so the suggestion is to install a wall hung unit and have the flue do straight out through the wall and upwards. Maybe something like the Scan 58 wall hung unit.
Scan 58 Wall Hung