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Heat Shields

When considering installing a woodburning or multifuel stove near to Combustible Material the distance is always going to be much larger than it would be if installing near a Non-Combustible material, such as masonry, brickwork, stone, concrete or metal.  The stove has to be positioned much further into the space than had been initially considered, which can make the install impractical. This is often a problem when installing a stove into a timber framed house, a garden shed, a boat, a shepherd’s hut, or conservatory. Convection type stoves tend to have lower distances to combustibles and non-combustibles.

‘Distance to Combustibles’

What does the manufacturer of a stove mean when they say that the Distance to Combustible material should be xxx?  This is the safe distance that the stove needs to be away from anything that is flammable, a combustible material.  So, this might be a wooden fire surround, insulation material, plasterboard (without being plastered), a wooden lintel, wooden skirting board, etc. 

Some manufacturers supply their own heat shields as an optional extra, like Stovax for their Stockton models or Charnwood. This type of heat shield is fitted to the back of the stove at the time of installation. Some stoves have a heat shield already fitted to the back, such as on the Vermont models. A separate heat shield, which can be fixed to the wall behind the stove, will reduce the distance to combustible material by around 50%. This can be made using Thermalux board or a fireboard with a minimum thickness of 12mm. There must be a 12mm minimum air gap between the combustible surface and the fireboard. The fireboard should be stuck to the combustible surface using a suitable adhesive. We do not advise using steel screws as heat can be transmitted through the screws.  Alternatively, you could choose a metal heat shield, Vlaze and Invicta are suppliers of these.

Vlaze Heat Shields

Vlaze Heat Shields

Vlaze vitreous enamel heat shields feature a dual skin and are quick and easy to install with a rail mount.

Available in 3 sizes: 800 x 1200mm, 800 x 1800mm 1100 x 1800mm and we can supply three colours black, white and grey. Bespoke colours are available on request, prices vary.

Due to the size of the heat shields we can not fit them on a conventional pallet and as a result there is an additional charge for delivery. We can confirm exact amount when we have a delivery post code.


Vlaze heat shield finishes

Vlaze Heat Shields
WALL MOUNTED HEATSHIELD 800 X 1200 (Black, white or grey)£350.00
WALL MOUNTED HEATSHIELD 800 X 1800 (Black, white or grey)£500.00
WALL MOUNTED HEATSHIELD 1100 X 1800 (Black, white or grey)£565.00

Invicta Heat Shields

Vlaze Heat Shields

Invicta Heat Shields are made of cold rolled steel, and have a high temperature matt black paint finish. In the picture above the Invicta Ove stove is shown with the large 960mm x 800mm heat shield behind.  To comply with UK regulations a stove needs to be sitting on a hearth. There are two sizes of Invicta Heat Shield to choose between.

Due to size, we send these heat shields using a pallet.  Standard delivery within mainland England is £46.

960 x 800 x 50mm  Price £185

800 x 460 x 50mm   Price £140

Invicta Heat Shields

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