Can I install my own wood burner NZ?
You can install an outdoor fireplace without a building consent, although you may still need a resource consent.
Are wood burners still allowed?
Owners of wood burners, stoves and open fires will no longer be able to buy house coal or wet wood, under a ban to be rolled out from next year.
Do you need consent for fireplace NZ?
You must have a building consent before you install, move or substantially change a fireplace or solid fuel heater to make sure that it’s installed properly and is safe to use.
How much does it cost to install a wood burner NZ?
The cost is likely to be just under $7000 including installation and permit, but installation costs vary from house to house. Compared to the cost of a Low Emission Burner (LEB) at around $4000. Check the age of your wood burner to avoid this trap!
Are fire pits legal NZ?
Fire pits and bowls are banned in a prohibited fire season. Other agency requirements – Check council websites for air quality rules, smoke nuisance guidelines and whether this activity is permitted on any public land including beaches. Fire pits are not permitted on Public Conservation Lands.
What is a solid fuel heater?
In solid fuel heating systems the fire heats up the water in the boiler, circulates it to a hot water storage cylinder, then a pump sends it to the radiators. This type of heating burns a wide variety of solid fuels that need to be purchased by the user.
Do wood burners heat house?
With the right information and approach, a wood burning stove can be used to heat not just the room it sits within, but an entire home. Each fine detail, from the way you stack the logs to the placement of your stove, can change the efficiency with which your fire burns.
How are solid fuel heaters regulated in New Zealand?
Installation of solid fuel heaters is regulated by the New Zealand Building Code compliance document C/AS1 Part 9: Outbreak of fire. This calls for compliance with AS/NZS 2918:2001 Domestic solid fuel burning appliances – installation.
What are the new standards for solid fuel heaters?
In October 2004, 14 standards were introduced, including a new woodburner design standard – Solid fuel heaters. The woodburner design standard specifies a maximum particle emission limit of 1.5 g/kg of wood burnt as measured in accordance with AS/NZS 4013: 1999.
When did solid fuel stoves become popular in NZ?
Developed in Europe, the solid fuel stove began to gain popularity in New Zealand during the late 1940s and 1950s, but their popularity decreased during the 1960s with the availability of gas and the ease of electricity. Also developed were the free standing metal open fires of the 1960s.
Where can I buy spare parts for a solid fuel heater?
JH Brewster Limited sells, installs, services and supply spare parts for the following brands of Solid Fuel Heaters: