My daughter has one in her living room where the flue goes up through the ceiling through a bedroom then out through the roof. There are grills around the flue where it goes through the living room ceiling and the floor above to allow heat into the bedroom. In the bedroom the flue is insulated and in a cupboard with vents that can be open or closed as required.
She has a smaller one in her conservatory as itís used as an office.
Beware what you try to burn. Damp stuff gives off smoke as does some woods. Use kiln dried logs.
Some 10 years ago one of our friends had a next door neighbor install a wood burner. For the first few months no bother but then he started burning off cuts that he brought from where he worked. The smoke and smell caused lots of trouble to those lived around him.
The council was brought into it and he was given an order to stop. I forget the details.
Anyway he lost his job over it as where he worked was a specialist timber importer including exotic woods including some that gave off toxic fumes if burnt incorrectly or something like that.
If you live on an estate like those in Hebburn it may not be wise to have one installed, thatís assuming you get planning permission for one if an external flue is required. Internal requires special flue liners in you existing stack. Planning permission could be required by your local council.
We cannot have a wood burner as we would require an external flue for which we would not get planning and there is no internal flue in our barn conversion.
This year for the first time in10 years, logs have had to be purchased as timber from our woodland has run out. This being due to me being unable to do the logging required through injury for the last 2 years.
Once the paths into our woodland dry out a bit and the beck that runs through it reduces in flow, I will be able to get to the other side where there is loads of fallen trees etc.