Contura 810 woodburner installation

One of the most popular Contura models is the versatile 810, originally introduced about eight years ago as a lower-output stove for smaller, centrally-heated rooms in better-insulated houses where the heat requirement is better met by a 4kW stove.

One of the key features of the stove is that it can be installed just 50mm off a combustible wall in conjunction with a compatible insulated flue system and suitable hearth. In the image below, note the use of twinwall flue deployed direct from the top of the stove, and the custom teardrop-shaped hearth. The stove is installed safely next to a plastered wall and a window, maximising available floorspace, and the flue extracts through the wall to rise up the outside of the building. The initial length of vertical flue allows the extracting flue gases to build up some velocity before hitting the impedance caused by the elbow and oblique section of flue. In this case, the fluepipe has been left unpainted, but it would normally be painted to match the stove. Stove and flue installed by Rob Chalmers of Forest Sweeps.

Contura 810 stove in a corner

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