Your step by step guide to buying and installing your new
Choosing your fuel type
Whether you're replacing an old model or making your first
Rayburn purchase, it's worth considering the most appropriate fuel
type for your needs. Of course in some circumstances this will be
an easy decision, but with solid fuel, wood, oil, gas and electric
models available - each with their own distinctive benefits -
looking at all the options is a good starting point.
Select your model
Once you've chosen your fuel type, identify what you want your
Rayburn to be used for. Is it cooking only, or do you want it to
provide hot water and heating? Either way, the Rayburn model selector is
the best starting point to narrow down your options and choose that
all important colour.
If heating is an important feature of your Rayburn purchase,
consider how many radiators you want to run as Heatranger models
vary in output. To get an exact heating load (measured in kW), ask
the trained engineer at your site survey.
Having a survey carried out by a qualified and competent
installer will help ensure you get the Rayburn that suits your
individual requirements. These can be arranged by visiting your
local Rayburn stockist or
by searching for a Rayburn Heat
During the survey you will be advised where your new Rayburn
will be best situated, as well as plan the flueing layout and
heating and hot water system. The survey is also a good opportunity
to discuss the integration of any renewable energy such as wood
burning stoves, solar thermal or solar electric, as well as ask any
For the best possible service and advice, we recommend using a
member of the Rayburn Guild.
It might sound like the most difficult part, but installing your
new Rayburn is a relatively simple job. The images below show a
typical installation of an oil-fired Rayburn 680KCD with a
Rayburn arrives securely packaged and fully
assembled with just the doors to hang.
To ensure the Rayburn is not damaged, it is
carefully brought into the property on rollers.
As approved in your site survey, the Rayburn is
moved into place.
The doors are hung.
A Pre-assembled flue kit is attached to the
Rayburn and connected to the chimney. This will vary for different
models and flue types.
If you have chosen a Heatranger model, the
central heating system is flushed, and a magnetic filter fitted to
collect any harmful deposits from the system - protecting your new
The burner is commissioned by the engineer and
the Rayburn is thoroughly checked over for any faults.
Your new Rayburn is handed over ready to go.
But first the engineer will give you a full demonstration of the
controls and remind you about the importance of regular
Christen your new Rayburn with a cooked breakfast!
The combination of hotplates and cast iron ovens ensures the
Rayburn is perfect for every kind of cooking - especially a cooked
breakfast so it's time to get started with your culinary
masterpiece! View our cooked breakfast
Visit your local Rayburn demonstration
For those of you who are new to cooking on a Rayburn, why not
get some tips from a pro at your Rayburn demonstration? As well as
basic tips and advice - which show how to get the most from your
cooker - there are also themed versions covering all sorts of
interesting cooking topics. The demonstrators are happy to answer
your questions and best of all, guests get to sample all the
delicious food that's been cooked.
So whether you're a seasoned Rayburn cook looking to build your
repertoire, or entirely new to the world of Rayburn, it's well
worth booking a place at a demonstration as you're sure to learn
lots of interesting new things. View our latest demonstrations
To ensure your Rayburn is always running at optimum efficiency,
it's important to have it regularly serviced. The Rayburn Heat
Centre is a nationwide network of authorised dealers and
independent engineers committed to providing a first class after
sales service. To find your local engineer search here.
Enjoy your Rayburn for years and years
by Hand Built for Life"