The flue is the working part of the chimney, conveying the products of combustion safely to the atmosphere. The chimney includes the shaft within which the flue is housed. A flue works under negative pressure drawing the product of combustion from the appliance.
The chimney is responsible for not only allowing a safe passage out of the house from the products of combustion, but the draft generated by the chimney also supplies the combustion air to the appliance. Modern wood stoves or gas fireplaces require a correctly sized flue to perform properly and, most importantly, safely!
The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps recommends that chimneys used in conjunction with wood fuel or wood stoves should be swept quarterly when in full use.
It is also recommended you have your fire swept once before you regularly start having fires again (after the summer for example). Then, once again half way through the burning season.
For occasional evening and weekend use, once a year is enough.
Read more on our servicing page.
TJS Installations recommend StoveCareUK Ltd for all of your maintenance and care of your woodburning stove.
Yes. The BFCMA, the British Flue and Chimney Manufacturer’s Association, is the UK’s only Trade Association for chimney products. The BFCMA works closely with Government, public bodies and other organisations to develop safe and effective chimney and flue solutions.
We are the official Poujoulat UK supplier for Northampton supplying Chimneys and Flues, and Pre-fabricated Chimney Stacks. Poujoulat UK are member of the BFCMA.