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Installation instructions for Saey insert stoves

These instructions apply to Saey Insert stoves and should be viewed in conjunction with the Saey insert stove housing dimensions.

Saey Insert stove Housing Requirements

The Saey Insert stove housing dimensions page shows the actual housing size of the SAEY insert stoves. A minimum of an additional 30mm should be added to each side with an additional 50mm added to the top for insulation when sizing the hole for installation where all the housing components are of non combustible materials which remain stable at high temperatures.

If installing the Saey Sordo range which incorporates air duct vents and these are to be used, a larger area above the inset will be required to allow access for fitting the ducts when the stove is in its installed position.

It is not recommended to install the insert stove in anything other than a brick or cement block housing. The stove top and walls may reach over three hundred degrees Celsius when operating and it is possible for the flue to reach even higher temperatures and if there is any doubt as to the ability of the housing to operate safely with the heat produced by the stove, professional advice should be sought.

If the hot air duct outlets are to be used, similar care should be exercised when routing the ducts. Although they will never reach temperatures as high as the flue, they will inevitably reach similar temperatures to the stove body at the point at which they connect with the stove, and although they will reduce in temperature as the distance from the stove increases precautions should be taken to insulate them from combustible materials.

The front wall of the housing will be subject to both the heat of the convected air and the radiated heat from the fire. Although the convected heat will be considerably reduced if the stove is utilizing its duct vents the front wall will inevitably become very warm. Insulating the inside of the front wall will reduce the temperature of the facing wall.

The stove requires an external air supply, as the supply of air in a well insulated room will not be sufficient. By planning for air ventilation as part of the stove's installation this allows you to position the air inlet where it has the shortest run to reach the stove. We can supply a stove room ventilator - you can read about them on our stove building regulations page.

Insert Stove Housing construction, in an existing chimney breast

The fireplace and chimney must be constructed of non combustible materials.

The depth and width of the fireplace should be measured to confirm there is sufficient room to fit the stove.

Check the position of the fireplace lintels and check they are positioned high enough to accommodate the stove's housing to give the required stove position.
Check that lintels will be suitable for the installation of the stove before removing any brickwork.

Remove no brickwork until the main supporting lintel is identified and-is confirmed to be sound.

Installation of saey insert stove

The stove must be fitted with an insulated flexible chimney liner or rigid flue fitted to the specific size recommend by the table (dimension tables). Fit the liner, we recommend that the final section (1m) before the stove of the flue should be stainless steel flue pipe. attach the spigot provided in the stove to the bottom. Familiarize yourself before actual installation on how the spigot fits to the stove. (This will help when the stove is in situ)

A register plate should now be fitted. This is a plate of metal custom-made for this purpose, which closes all but a hole cut for the flue pipe of the chimney opening. It's purpose is to prevent debris from falling onto the stove, which could cause corrosive damage to the top of the stove. A layer of insulation (fire proof) should be fitted between the register plate and stove and slab insulation (fire proof) if possible should be placed on the top of the stove. Push the stove into position making sure the stove is fitted level and sound position. Remove the stove's baffle, and then pull the flue spigot into the stove's flange.

Before infilling the fireplace, consideration must be given to the heat generated by all the surfaces of the stove. If the face of the chimney breast is to be a smooth wall the heat surrounding the stove facia may be sufficient to crack ordinary plaster, especially if it has been applied recently. Heat resistant plasters are available, but facing the chimney breast with a heat resistant plasterboard is a better solution.

The walls on top of the stove will become very hot and non combustible materials should be used as for any part of the infilling.

The Hearth

Regulations state a hearth should be provided that is a minimum of 300mm from the front of the stove. However consideration should be made for the height of the installed stove. If the stove is higher the hearth should be bigger. Refer to our stove building regulations page.

Distance to combustibles

Distance to combustible materials such as timber fire surround must be a minimum of 200mm.
Product such as wallpaper is included in this category.
All fire surrounds must be suitable for a real fire.
All stone must have provision for uneven expansion.

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