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How much space do I need around the stove?

How much space do I need around the stove?

A minimum of 150mm (6”) is required above the stove (500mm if there is a wooden mantel/beam) and 100mm (4”) either side. However, the more space you have around the stove, the more effectively it will heat the room. This is because, the fireplace can act like a tea cosy, trapping the heat and stopping it from circulating into the room properly. If your stove is tight in the fireplace, it can also reduce the life of the internal bricks/burn plates because of overheating. In addition, if your fireplace is plastered or rendered the excess heat in the fireplace can cause it to crack. Bringing the stove slightly into the room, proud of the fireplace can help towards solving these problems.