As we mentioned, AGAs are heavy as they’re made from cast iron. If your home doesn’t have a solid floor (such as concrete, stone flag, screed etc), some simple works may need to be carried out so your floor can bear the cooker’s weight. Wooden joists can have a sleeper wall built or acrow props fitted. Asphalt or floating floors should have the area under the cooker cut out and made solid using concrete flags or poured concrete.
Traditional heat storage AGAs also need to be installed upon non-combustible flooring. However, these models also usually require a metal or concrete plinth to raise it up to the modern worktop level, which address the heatproof base requirement. (Most AGAs now incorporate a void meaning there won’t be any heat build up, so they can be installed on a wooden floor.)