for DIY installers worried about the DEFRA regulations. Antique stoves do not need individual exemption certificates, PROVIDED they are used to burn FUEL which has been passed as smokeless..
Burning wood inside a woodstove, is a much more eco-friendly option than burning any smokeless fuel on an open fire.
The exact wording on DEFRA regulations states: - 'The following appliances do not need exemption: those burning only an authorised solid fuel.'
D.I.Y. FITTING SUPPLIES & info
Efficiency and Sustainable energy LINKS
It is advisable to get a qualified fitter for your stove installation.
You need the correct chimney liner, for your chimney and the outlet pipe behind the stove needs to be increased to 125mm before entering the chimney for all appliances set into a hearth or chimney breast. Other situations require a minimum of n150mm flue size
The angle of the pipe exit needs to be LESS than 90 degrees (72 degrees maximum) across a certain distance and the distance from the stove to the wall and the material under the stove needs to fit with regulations...ask your fitter for more details or follow my links to research this yourself.
General Useful Heating Advice LINKS
Installing Antique Stoves in the UK
To conclude : YOU CAN INSTALL AND USE ANY ANTIQUE stove IN A SMOKELESS ZONE AREA
but.... YOU CAN'T legally BURN WOOD IN IT, ONLY 'SMOKELESS FUEL' OR 'certified SMOKELESS LOGS".
there are dozens of suppliers of such products - please follow the link to see a list from the UK government environment agency DEFRA