We are going to install a new multi-fuel stove in our lounge. I have access to free timber &, with the current price of heating oil, it seems like a good idea to open up the back of the existing fire opening & install a double sided stove (only one opening door in the lounge) that will be visible in both the lounge & a large inner hall/dinning room. The inner hall provides central access to all parts of the 2 storey house (similar to an atrium); rear kitchen & conservatory out through to the rear garden; cloakroom, small hall & porch out through to the front garden. The inner hall also contains an access door through to the adjacent lounge & an open stairwell leading up to the second floor. The idea is that this type of stove will not just provide heat in the lounge but heat the inner hall & the rest of the house via the open stairway.
I am familiar & have experience with many BR’s & am aware of the requirements of Part J, this isn’t a problem & will be covered. What I’m unsure & a little concerned about is if there would be any possible ramifications of opening up the back of the existing fire into the inner hall which has the open stairway to the 2nd floor. Anyone have experience with this sort of installation? Am I likely to open up a whole can of worms on fire safety with this one :? :roll:
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