Hi all, I'm currently designing a two storey house to commence building in the next 6 months. I want to have a woodfire heater on the ground floor in the living area.
I wondering if anyone has done this either pre or post build of a two storey.
If doing pre-build do you just leave provisioning for the flue to exit out the house through the wall the heater backs on to so it angles upward through the wall then runs up the outsid eof the house?
I want to avoid extra/unnecessary work by doing it post-build.
Great way to heat top floor with little waste energy @ProjectPete , I had in a house many years ago, on a ground floor in centre of building, so it had some issues finding the best position airflow wise, up the stairway which was also central without the flue popping up in a weird position on the top floor, so yes I would suggest you allow for it prebuild, keeping in mind whatever your local building/fire regulations require there in Aus, but the flue will need to go up n through the top floor somewhere so build it into your design, even if you dont put it in straight away, If you cant put it central and its placed on outside walls you might have to also allow for some ventilation /extraction systems to take it out of the downstairs and distributed upstairs.
Downstairs central worked well with normal airflow moving it up the central stairs and bleeding into all surrounding rooms upstairs. but you will need to keep in mind where your flue will appear upstairs on its way out the roof
Quick update on this one. We're now likely to install the woodfire heater in the Retreat on first floor rather than Living on ground.
So we think we can live with that one con
Absolutely @BIM_Engineer and thanks for the reminder
I came across your question and wanted to know what you ended up doing in the end and what lessons you learnt from the process. I would also like to do the same thing and would love your advice.
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community, @MelG. It’s great to have you join us, and thanks for contributing to this discussion.
I’m sure @ProjectPete will have plenty of fantastic advice for you. Let me also mention @MitchellMc who will be happy to assist with any questions when he’s back on the site on Friday.
You may also find this article about how to choose a wood fire heater helpful for this project.
Thanks again for your question. I'm sure it will be helpful for others in the community looking to start a similar project as we approach the colder months.