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Wood Burning Stoves in Sutton | Converting from Gas Fireplaces

Many homes in Sutton, Teddington and the surrounding areas are equipped with electric or gas fireplaces, which are an effective option for a lot of spaces. However, it’s hard to beat the authenticity and appeal of traditional wood burning stoves. That’s why more people are choosing to convert from gas. Burns & Mason fireplace installers are adept at carrying out alterations and advise on the best solution for your home. As one of the leading fireplace showrooms in the area, we stock a broad range of stoves and fireplaces to suit the needs of every customer in Sutton.

When converting to wood burning stoves, there a few factors to consider making sure homes remain safe and functional. On this page, we will cover the following points:

  • Building Regulations

  • Can I Convert My Fireplace?

  • How do You Convert Gas Fireplaces?

  • Ventilation

Building Regulations

You may need building regulations approval for some property alterations, such as installing or replacing heating systems. It is also important to find out if you live in a smoke-controlled area. These are parts of the UK where residents cannot emit smoke from their chimneys unless they meet certain conditions. Breaking the rules can lead to hefty fines, but our fireplace installers ensure all fireplaces and wood burning stoves meet regulations.

Unlike many fireplace showrooms, we stock a broad range of gas and electric fireplaces, as well as offering a bespoke design service, so no matter your requirements, we find the best option for your home.

Can I Convert My Fireplace?

We can convert most existing gas fireplaces in Sutton and it may be possible to use the current opening for a new stove. When constructing a new opening is necessary, some styles of fireplace, such as cast iron, concrete or stone, leave debris that will need removing before further work.

The length and cost of converting to wood burning stoves depends on the type of fireplace that needs removing as this will affect the amount of work involved.

How do You Convert Gas Fireplaces?

Burns & Mason fireplace installers are Gas Safe and HETAS registered, meaning we are ideally qualified to carry out fireplace conversions. Firstly, we disconnect your gas supply to ensure the safety of customers and engineers.

We line chimneys in Sutton with the most suitable type of flue liner, durable against the high temperatures of wood burning stoves. Our installers then connect a flexi-pipe adaptor which joins to the flue pipe. This is then inserted into the flue collar of your stove.


It is essential for adequate ventilation to be in place for wood burning stoves. Spaces left by gas appliances may already have suitable ventilation in place, but it is always important for our professional fireplace installers to check it meets regulations.For more information on converting gas fireplaces in Sutton, call our team or visit us at one of Surrey’s leading fireplace showrooms.

Contact Burns & Mason Fireplaces Ltd on 020 8390 2211 for installation, replacement and maintenance of wood burning stoves in Sutton.