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15 November 2019

Fire Safety For Thatched Properties



Thatched properties are beautiful and often seen as a "wish list" home for many of us, but they do come with strings attached. Building regulation require the termination of the chimney to be at least 1800mm above the thatch and 200mm clearance from the flue pipe to the thatch. This is due to previous studies assuming fires have been caused by heat transfer. However recent studies have shown the main cause of thatch fires to be from sparks and embers. 


The Ecco Stove contraflow masonry heaters (645,678,730 & 850) provide a safe alternative to traditional stove and fires. Absorbing the majority of the flue gas temperature in the stone body of the stove and capturing sparks and embers in the base of the contraflow channels. This practicaly eliminates two issues with one solution. 


Due to the efficiency of the Ecco Stove the fuel is also burnt more cleanly reducing maintenance costs and extending the life span of the flue system, chimney or liner.  With the natural heat release the Ecco Stove heats much more of the home than just a room as well making it the go to solution for thatched properties.


If you or your insurer would like more details on the Ecco Stove please ask our team for more information.