Shed Heating

by Mike
(UK)

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

Mike

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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 hearth.com that seems to have some good advice regarding woodstoves. (http://hearth.com/econtent/index.php/articles/installing_a_woodstove#top)

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.
http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/making-gas-bottle-wood-burner.htm

And this one from readersheds that is made of pallets and has a brick chimney. http://www.readersheds.co.uk/share.cfm?SHARESHED=1488

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.

Cheers

John

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