I have purchased a wood burner to replace my oil fuelled stove but I dont know if the flue that is in place is suitable. The house had the stove and flue fitted by previous owners. The flue is in the corner of the sitting room and goes straight up through the ceiling , straight through the bedroom and up through the roof. The oil burner when lit used to heat this bedroom but with my installing a woodburner I dont know if I'm going to need to replace the flue with one that goes straight out the wall. If I dont, how do i find out if the flue is lined ready for a wood burner? If I do have to replace the flue, will I need planning permission?
Any advice will be gratefully received.