My house was built in the 1830s and has a traditional lay out for a house of that age with two large (5 meter square) reception rooms linked by double doors. I renovated it a couple of years ago and put in a new heating system but despite this my sitting room is very cold in the winter months even with both the fire and the rads on (the rest of the house is fine).
I have considered putting in a wood burning stove to address this but my options are limited by the fact that my place is listed and I can’t rip put the cast iron inserts in my mantelpieces to put in an insert stove or make a large hole so I can place a floor standing stove inside the fireplace. And before someone suggests it I wouldn’t want to mess with my beautiful fireplaces even if I could.
Has anyone else faced these problems? Has anyone come up with a solution.
As far as I can see I have three options:
to place a wood burning stove on the hearth - but I am not keen on the look of these.
to use a device like Ecograte - ecograte.ie/what-is-ecograte/ . Has anyone tried this?
to rip out the fireback and fit a more efficient one like a Jet master jetmaster.co.uk/open-fires/. These can be made to measure.