I live in a council house and my wife and I really want to install a wood burner in our home so that our family can be less reliant on gas and so that we can have a snug home.
I was wondering if this is possible with Haringey council and if anyone has any advice on this issue? We currently have a disconnected gas heater where the fire place should be and it will never be reconnected. Even to open the fire place for a traditional fire would be good.
We are quite prepared to get the chimney cleaned and conditioned if needed. We would also use the correct fuel permitted.
We have not spoken to the council about this yet - just seeing if it has been done before by others.
Thanks in advance for any tips in advance.
I worked for many years managing council housing in another London Borough. To carry out any improvements or alterations like this, tenants usually need to ask the Council's permission and submit details of what works will be carried out and by a competant contractor etc. If I were you I would contact your housing officer and ask what the process is for doing this and what details they need to know. They should not 'unreasonably' refuse your request. Hope this helps