As I understand it we can't use a balanced-flue with a solid fuel stove.
The wall it would go on is an external wall (gable-end actually) and so there should be no problem putting a flue on the outside wall, however we don't really fancy a bright aluminium coloured flue. I assume they can be painted or maybe they can be bought already painted black.
Is it a reasonable DIY job, I would need to hire some sort of hole cutter but other than that I guess it would not need any specialised tools.
What height does the flue need to go to? Also can these stoves sit on a wooden floor?
Any helpful hints, useful links etc. would be gratefully received.