Whereabouts in France, Fougerelles du Plessis area? You will find local dealers for individual makes, as well as a variety of brands at the big DIY stores.Hi all, we need some new log burners. Planning on having up to three installed in fireplaces. Can anyone put me in touch with or, recommend a supplier/fitter of said product?
Thanks in advance
If there is a law requiring professional installation, they probably have problems enforcing it. Unregistered construction work is kind of a national sport in France.A job that we shall soon be embarking on winter soon approaching and looking to make more visits in the winter - have found the info on burners very useful. Had thought of bringing my own stove over from the uk and installing myself, we shouldnt need a large one, having only a smalll height in chimney. But - having visited the brico stores and clicking on the above, I see there is a huge selection and many adverts for installers. Question - does French law require the burner / stove to be installed by a professional ? cheers Sam
The Auvergne is somewhere that going back in time is a "given" (a bit like going north of Watford in the UK lol); everything is sold in brasses, but here, the general (although variable) consensus of definition is 2.75 steres=1 brasse so what I pay is OK. The wood I get is a mix of hard woods, all having been split and cut to 50cm & stored under cover for at least 2 years. For the shoulder seasons, I mix the hard wood with a lot of ****** that I pay 15E for, delivered, but in 2m lengths, from the wood yard next door. (1 lot = 1 brasse, just to confuse the issue). I cut & store the ****** for a year before using.A brasse? I was once told that this measurement should be avoided, as it is tends to be somewhat `flexible` from region to region. The stère is the most commonly used measure I think, and 60 to 70 euros per stère is the going rate for a mainly dry oak mix in the Vaucluse, 50 cm lengths... How does that compare to your costs, Hils?
I have a Jotul stove too, a quality make. But if anyone has a spare insert lying around, I am in the market for four more right now... needed quite urgently.
.../...Re inserts, d'you mean closed fires to fit in a chimney place, or the liners for your existing stove ? 'Cos if the latter, the only thing to do is to order them from a Jotul dealer (one set of the four last year for my 18kW burner cost 160-oddE, so it's not outrageously outrageous if it's your only source of heat).