Wood fire installation requires a building consent and will need a code compliance certificate. Other regulations may apply in your region. Ask your local council for guidelines before purchase.
The performance of a wood burner varies depending on how it is used. A ‘peak heat output’ or ‘maximum heat output’ measure is typically based on extreme performance under testing conditions. The ‘maximum average heat output’ is the average maximum performance tested against AS/NZS 4012:2014 or AS/NZS 4012:1999 and is the power output likely to be achieved at home.