Shed Heating

by Mike

Firstly, congratulations on a great site. A truly valuable resource with some interesting ideas!

I have recently been given, a very small wood-burning stove, and I'd like to install it in my shed but can get no advice save building regs that are somewhat over the top! after all it's only a shed!

I'm planning to mount the stove on a slab, place a sheet of fireboard on the wall behind it, and change the section of roof the chimney goes through with fire retardant plywood and I'm allowing a 250mm clearance around the chimney through the roof, with around 0.5m of chimney above the roof for draught.

Would you recommend anything else?

Many thanks


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Woodburning Stove - For Heating a Shed
by: John - Admin

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the question.

I had a bit of a look around for you and found this link to a site called that seems to have some good advice regarding woodstoves. (

I would also use some sort of fire-resistant board as a heat shield to prevent the walls heating up.

Other site of interest could be this one about making stove using old gas bottles to make wood burning stoves.

And this one from readersheds that is made of pallets and has a brick chimney.

I hope this is of some use. Let me know how you get on. I haven't done a section on heating your shed yet and this could be a great case study.



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