Thatched Properties

Thatched properties are a beautiful addition to any area, but it can be difficult to get insurance for two reasons where stoves and open fires are concerned:

1. Heat transfer from the chimney to the thatch.
2. Sparks and embers landing on the thatch.


Ecco Stove and Eldfast Ceramic Lining combined provides a solution that resolves both of these issues.

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The Ecco Stove® is a masonry heater comprised of modular sections complete with built in contraflow channels. Before the spent combustion gases leave the stove they must pass through these channels. This reduces the flue gas temperature and at the same time collects nearly all sparks and embers in the base to be safely vacuumed out at a later point.


With a flue gas temperature of only 220°c under abuse firing conditions and a typical flue gas temperature of 110-180°c. This is a significant decrease over traditional stoves and open fires which can easily reach 350-550°c.


These masonry heaters are also much safer in the room itself with as low as 1/3rd of the surface temperature of a traditional metal stove. Heat is instead radiated gently for up to 12 hours after the fire has gone out.

Ceramic Chimney Lining For Thatched Properties

 As an added lining alternative Eldfast Ceramic Chimney Lining not only offers higher levels of insulation to the chimney, but also adds structural support, improved performance and makes the chimney Fireproof and acid resistant, without changing the structure of the chimney.


This makes it very popular in listed properties. With Clients such as The National Trust, English Heritage and The Landmark Trust among those taking advantage of these products.

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The images to the right show a chimney before and after lining with Eldfast. With only a 3-5mm lining at test an internal chimney temperature of 700°c for 4 hours was reduced to just 59.4°c by the time it had gone through the lining and brickwork at the base of the chimney.


Although primarily designed for open fires Eldfast can also be used with an Ecco Stove masonry heater due to the high levels of efficiency and low flue gas condensation levels. By combining both Eldfast Ceramic chimney lining and the Ecco Stove masonry heater the chances of either a chimney fire, sparks & embers or thermal transfer starting a thatch fire are reduced to an almost impossible level.


For more information on Eldfast you can also visit the website


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