A Bespoke Flue System For A Woodland Retreat
George Clarke's Amazing Spaces
We were absolutely delighted to be contacted by William Hardie – head of design for Channel 4’s show George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – who asked us if we could provide a Hobbit stove with a bespoke flue system for one of George Clarke’s woodland retreat projects.
Here is a photo showing our tiny Hobbit stove successfully installed in the cabin! Overall, the Amazing Spaces team were a pleasure to work with, and we would like to think that our little stove is still serving them well! This series culminated with a special Christmas edition of the show, which beautifully showcased our Hobbit stove glowing in the background whilst William and George discussed some of the projects that were shown earlier on in the series. A white Hobbit stove was also spotted in a treehouse project in Dumfries, which was featured in Episode 7 of this series!
We would love it if you got in touch with us so that we can do the same for you as we did for George and William! Simply contact us and include some photos and dimensions of your own cabin, then we can offer our expertise on what parts you will need for your project and how your flue system should be arranged. We use the highest quality British made flue which comes with a 10 year guarantee, and you can read more about our bespoke flue consultancy service here.
This particular project was a rather unique cabin situated in a woodland clearing, and it featured in series 4 of the show. We absolutely loved the innovative design of the building, which utilised a range of collapsible furniture and units that could be wound away. However, our job was to successfully install the Hobbit stove and flue system in a way which integrated it with the network of rolling walls, pulleys and levers which were integral to the design of the cabin.
After preparing a technical drawing for their team which outlined our initial plans for the flue system, we discussed the proposed arrangement of the flue and the design of the cabin in more detail with William. We both agreed on including a larger offset for the flue system, which meant incorporating a 500mm length of flue pipe between the offset elbows. Due to the enclosed nature of the location, we also suggested incorporating an anti downdraught cowl, as this would help to prevent smoke blow back during any tempestuous weather.