A first class stove and wood burner installer near Derby

Cinders and Ashes are an independent business dedicated to providing an excellent service in the supply, installation, and maintenance of
wood burning and multi-fuel stoves.  

We specialise in installations but can also supply most makes of stoves and flue systems through the network of suppliers we work with.  

We can also Install stove's that customers purchase if preferred, however, remember do not purchase any stove without a FREE site survey being carried out first because we need to advise you on the best wood burning stoves to meet your requirements and flue system.  

Cinders and Ashes are able to carry out the whole process from "start to finish" - including all building works such as:  

Opening out your fireplace to suit your stove  

Installing lintels  

Bricking up  

Laying hearths  


Twin wall flue systems  

Installing Fireplaces/surrounds  

Plastering your chimney to a whole room We do all the associated building works.

"The complete Wood and Multifuel stove installation service from start to finish carried out by one tradesman"  

We are happy to arrange an appointment at a time to suit you and will travel to areas around Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire.
Please call Darren on: 07983 607567 to arrange a FREE site survey or complete our CONTACT US form and we will respond within 24 hours.


Frequently asked questions

What Size stove (KW) should I choose?

The stove size you need is determined by the size of your room and the insulation of the room. The bigger the room, the bigger the stove should be to keep it warm. We recommend 1kW of heat output for every 14 cubic meters of space. Set up a free home survey to get an accurate assessment. 

Wood burning or multi fuel, what is the difference?

Wood burning only stoves don’t have a grate and ash pan, you simply burn the wood in the base of the stove usually on a fire brick. The stove will only have one air control due to wood only needing air from above to burn. Wood burning only stoves will often offer slightly higher efficiency than multi fuel stoves. 

Multi fuel stoves burn both wood and coal and have both a grate and ash pan, they also always have two air controls which allows air to come from above when burning wood and up through the grate from below when burning coal. 

Cast Iron or steel stoves, which are best?

Cast iron is often used in a more traditional looking stove & often has lots of detail on the front and sides. Steel stoves are usually a more modern looking option. 

The difference in how they work is as follows; cast iron takes longer to heat up but will then retain the heat for longer when the fire has died out whereas a steel stove heats up a lot quicker but then doesn’t retain the heat for a long time when the fire has died.

How long does installation usually take?

Installation times can vary due to the difference in the work involved. Our work varies from installing a stove and liner to your existing opening which will always be completed within a day, through to a full knock-out of your chimney breast including building work and installation of stove, fireplace and flue which can take up to three days. 

Will I need a flue liner?

This all depends on the type of chimney you have and the condition it’s in. If your house was built before the 1970’s there’s a very good chance it will need lining. We recommend you have a flue liner even if the chimney is in good condition as it is the only way you will get the best control and efficiency out of your new stove. 

I don’t have a chimney can I still have a stove?

If you look outside of your house and you see a brick or stone chimney stack then you have a chimney. For houses built after the 1960’s there is a chance you could have a pre-cast flue,however these are not suitable for burning wood or coal. They are usually built into your wall and then go to a pipe in your loft. We can advise you on the type of chimney you have during our free home survey.

How safe are wood burning stoves?

Multi-fuel and wood burning stoves are safe appliances, providing they are installed properly and the chimney is lined. Obviously, stoves get incredibly hot during use so we recommend you use gloves when handling the stove and suitable tools for breaking up coal and inserting combustible fuels. 

Am I allowed to burn wood in a smoke controlled area?

To find out if you live in a smoke controlled area please have a look at  https://www.gov.uk/smoke-control-area-rules. If you are in a smoke controlled zone don’t worry you can still burn wood, it just means you have to buy a DEFRA approved wood burning stove. 

I like a stove not on your website. Can you get it?

Yes we can supply any UK brand of wood burning stove.

Can I have a stove in my conservatory?

We install lots of wood burning stoves and multi fuel stoves in conservatories. We would always offer you a free home survey as the first step and we can then advise you on the best position and KW output for your needs. 

Where is the best place to buy wood?

There are lots of places selling wood as multi-fuel and wood burning stoves are becoming increasingly popular. You just need to be careful that you only burn good seasoned wood. The wood has to have been stored for a minimum of 18 months before it can be burnt. This will ensure that the wood has no moisture left in it. Alternatively, some wood suppliers kiln-dry their logs, which speeds up the process. Depending on your area we have lots of recommended wood suppliers.