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How to heat a yurt

26 April 2023

With staycations being a growing trend yurts, log cabins are becoming an increasingly popular choice for family holidays in the UK, forget long waits in airport queues, airline delays and plastic knives and forks. Luxury glamping in the UK is the new holiday destination for the discerning family wishing to avoid the queues. You’ll be amazed at the variety of clever designs and innovative solutions that are on the market..pods, domes, yurts, and cabins! What to know more about how to heat a yurt? then read this excellent advice from our expert  Lee Palmer.



If you’ve ever thought of embarking on running your own leisure business and have spare land yurts are the perfect solution to get your holiday business up and running. There are even companies that offer rental options with tangible ROI figures so you’ll just need the land to put them on. A great place to start your yurt search is the Holiday Park & Innovation Show.

Where to buy

A very popular yurt choice is Island Yurts from the Isle of Wight. Skillfully crafted by artisan tradesmen they have a wide range of sizes and finishes to suit every event and taste. From fully fitted kitchens bathrooms and electrics to a mezzanine floor with a viewing tower. Used for a huge variety of applications from holiday rentals, yoga centres, outdoor office spaces or somewhere to escape the kids! For more information on selecting your perfect specification contact island yurts on……

Island Yurts emblem

How to heat a yurt

In keeping with the outdoor and nature theme the perfect way to heat your yurt is a woodburning stove. The Charnwood Aire 3 pod has been cleverly designed to suit smaller outdoor spaces including yurts, log cabins and outdoor office spaces. Despite being small it still packs a mighty punch with an output of up to 5kw allowing your outdoor dwelling to be used all year round. Whilst keeping the space warm and inviting it wont break the bank to run as its efficiency is 86%. Available in a number of colours you can custom-build your dream stove package. Check out a recent yurt heating case study here:

Yurt - interior shot

yurt flue system

How to flue your yurt wood burner

You’ve got your Charnwood stove so how do you extract the flue gasses? SFL’s S-FLUE is a popular choice for all yurt wood-burning stoves. With its 50mm clearance to any combustible material, it’s ideal to install into smaller spaces whilst maintaining the safety and integrity of the building. There’s a choice of black or stainless steel finish as standard and a variety of brackets and accessories to suit every type of building.


Yurt heating case study

SFL supplied their S-FLUE® twin wall stainless steel yurt flue systems for a stunning Island Yurt Garlic Farm 6m Yurt with a mezzanine deck display at the 2022 Holiday Park & Innovation Show. S-FLUE® was installed onto a highly desirable Charwood Aire 3 woodburning stove. This yurt flue system was specified with its low distance to combustible material at 50mm. Check out the case study here:

yurt flue system


For help with specifying and designing your yurt or cabin flue get in touch with Lee at SFL via email lee.palmer@sflchimneys.com or call 07531 881111.



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