Stovetec Ltd are a small, Plymouth based company specialising in the installation and servicing of wood burning stoves in the Devon & Cornwall area

Stovetec Ltd are a small, Plymouth based company specialising in the installation and servicing of wood burning stoves, flexible liners and twinwall factory made chimneys in the Devon & Cornwall area.

  • We are independent and can advise you, without bias, which stove or service will best suit your needs.
  • We are a HETAS Registered Installer and adhere to their Code of Conduct
  • We have full liability insurance
  • We take pride in our work and provide free, expert and friendly advice.
  • Our aim is simple – to provide the best workmanship in the Devon & Cornwall area

Why Choose a Wood Burner

Coal, oil, gas and wood release CO2 as they burn, a gas that contributes to climate change. The fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) were formed many millions of years ago and take as long to reform.

Wood on the other hand is virtually carbon neutral in that it releases as much CO2 when it burns (or rots) as it used in growing. As long as trees are planted for wood at the same rate they are felled, the process is sustainable.
Although it is not completely carbon neutral as some carbon is used in transportation and processing, burning wood for heating can reduce carbon emissions from between 90 to 95% when compared to fossil fuels.

Ensure that the wood you burn comes from a sustainable source and that it is well seasoned.

Seasoning is a process that naturally cures wood over a period of time so that it is ready for burning by splitting, stacking and air drying.

Wood needs to have no more than 20% moisture content for it to burn efficiently.

Wood with the “Woodsure Ready To Burn” label is certified to have a low moisture content.

Different woods have different calorific values (the energy produced as it burns) and take various time to season.

HETAS Registered Installer

At Stovetec Ltd, we are a HETAS Registered installer and are covered by Public Liability insurance.

As an idependent installer we recommend that you use a HETAS approved fitter to install your heating appliance to ensure a safe installation. Using accredited HETAS installer means that your installation complies with the requirements of the Building Regulations and it is also recorded on the HETAS database. Failure to comply with the installation instructions or Building regulations could invalidate your home insurance.


Site Survey

When installing a new wood burning stove or mult fuel stove, or updating an old one, a site survey will help you to find the best type of appliance, flue system and location of heating appliance for your home, as well as providing you with an accurate quotation of cost.

Stovetec Ltd. offer a site survey that includes:

  • Check the location of the proposed site for stove
  • Check the chimney or plan the route of the flue
  • Calculate the heat output for the room
  • Assess the DERFA rules in accordance with the Smoke Control Areas of the UK
  • Provide you with a comprehensive quotation of the cost of fitting your appliance, consequently avoiding any unexpected expense

Wood Burning Stove Installation

Most of our wood burning stove installations involve re-lining the chimney with a flexible stainless steel liner.

A Flexible stainless steel liner is passed all the way through the chimney structure from the top of the stove pipe to the top of the chimney pot where a rain cowl is fitted. This method ensures containment of all of the smoke and gasses safely until they discharge to the outside.

There are several good reasons to re-line the chimney.

First and foremost is to be absolutely sure that the flue will work safely. When we re-line an old chimney we know for certain that all of the dangerous gasses associated with burning fuel are contained and won’t leak into the house.

Another reason is the effective and efficient operation of the stove. Stoves are designed to have a smaller throughput of air than open fires and to operate with a specific flue diameter. Having a liner with a continuous diameter for the full length of the chimney helps the stove to work at its optimum levels.

Sometimes the old chimney has reached the end of its life. Soot is corrosive to mortar and therefore, over time, the joints between the bricks break down until the chimney leaks smoke, carbon monoxide, tarry deposits and soot into the house. Re-lining the old structure means everything is properly contained.

Even fairly new clay lined chimneys sometimes need to be re-lined as they can be cracked, damaged or installed incorrectly in the first place.

Connecting a stove to a chimney made of bricks (constructed before 1966) means that the tars and creosotes produced by burning wood won’t simply settle and condense on an impervious surface where they can be easily removed. Instead they soak into the surface of the bricks where they will remain until they leech out on the other side.

When there is no existing chimney or it cannot be used, a factory made insulated chimney pipe is used and the stove sits on a hearth in the room.

The twinwall chimney is usually taken out through an outside wall and ran up the side of the building to the correct height and fitted with a rain cowl.

We are independent of any stove manufacturers or suppliers, so we can advise, without bias, which stove will best suit your needs.

We also provide and install stove hearths to fit your taste.


We provide a free site survey and advice, contact us via our contact form or call:

07815 047 416

Our Services Include:

  • Installation of multi fuel and wood burning stoves
  • Fitting of stainless steel flexible flue liners
  • Installation of factory made insulated twin wall systems
  • Servicing
  • Chimney Sweeping


Regular preventive maintenance is essential to ensure safe and efficient operation of your appliance. It may also be a requirement of any Extended Warranty you have from the Stove Supplier or Manufacturer.

To get the most out of your appliance, an annual inspection and strip and clean will keep your stove running at the optimum level of efficiency. This is particularly important in periods of heavy use.

At Stovetec Ltd. our annual service includes:

  • Ash and Soot removal
  • Check the internal parts of your stove for damage and obvious build up of soot, ash or debris
  • Check for debris above the flue baffle(s)
  • Clean window glass and appliance cabinet furniture
  • If required, touch-up or refresh you appliance’s paint finish