Why does the chimney to my wood burner need to be lined?

We would always recommend that in a thatched building, all chimneys should be fitted with an appropriate lining. However, solid fuel stoves are the greatest risk due to the temperatures that flue gases can reach and the resultant heat transfer to the thatch. Our thatched property insurance policies stipulate that the chimney liners and insulation to solid fuels stoves or burners are professionally checked at least every 3 years.

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