A Solid Fuel Heater can be installed by the homeowner, it doesn’t have to be installed by a registered installer.

It is still important to seek professional advice from a registered builder with the relevant knowledge as all building work must comply with the building code.

You will need to carefully consider the location of your solid fuel heater, as the installation may affect structural elements of your roof and walls. The appliance will need to be installed as per the manufacturers installation instructions, which address the specified clearances for combustibles from the firebox to walls and the flue clearances in the roof space.

These clearances will be checked by a council inspector once the appliance has been installed to confirm the installation has been carried out in accordance with the manufacturers specifications.