The current standards, for Airtight Housing, do not generally support the fitting of a Wood or Pellet burning stove in an internal room. This is due to the need for air tightness and to ensure that the chimnies thermal bridging does not reduce passive levels to a degree that it cannot meet passive standards.
However good news is on the horizon in the form of a unique solution from Poujoulat who have launched the Efficience Chimney System. Efficience is a complete system which allows you to have both an air intake (combustion air) and Smoke exhaust, going through the same chimney pipe, ensuring air tightness. (more…)