There is nothing like the irresistible ambiance of a real stove. We only supply stoves that are expertly crafted to be either traditional or contemporary in appearance with the flexibility and convenience required for modern living, they continue to offer discerning homeowners the best of all worlds. Whether you choose wood burning or smokeless fuel options, they are clean burning, highly efficient and available in sizes and styles to suit most rooms and living spaces. All our stoves are CE marked. This means they have been independently tested to exacting European standards for both heating efficiency and emissions. They have also been accredited by HETAS, the UK’s official body recognised by the government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances. As an Expert Retailers, we will provide you with a 5 year extended warranty for your new solid fuel stove, with the exclusion of certain consumable parts.
WOOD BURNING OR SOLID FUEL?
Multi-fuel stoves have a riddling grate which allows ash to be riddled into a built-in ash pan to create the optimum conditions for efficient combustion.
Wood burners have a fixed grate and no ashpan since wood burns best on a bed of ashes. Wood is better in environmental terms as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is approximately the same as that absorbed by the tree during growth. It is also a renewable resource, particularly when derived from plantations and cultivated woodland. For optimum results, we recommend logs should be seasoned for 2 years or more to achieve a moisture content below 20%. This will not only give a higher output than that of freshly felled timber but help avoid a build up of tar in your flue. Furthermore, if you can obtain hardwood logs this is better still, as they will have a greatly increased calorific value of softwoods for the same volume.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE OUTPUT STOVE FOR YOU:
In order to calculate what size appliance will be suitable for your room, as a general rule, you will need approximately 1 kw of heat for every 14 cubic meters of room space. Measure your room’s height, width and depth to obtain a total cubic metres figure and divide by 14. This calculation can be influenced by other factors such as levels of insulation and number of windows, so treat your figure as a guideline only.
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS OF YOUR STOVE IN RELATION TO YOUR APERTURE.
As a general rule, you will need 20 cm clearance above the stove, 15 cm on either side and 5 cm at the back to create optimum air flow around the stove to facilitate convected heat. The chamber can be rendered and painted with heat resistant paint or lined with a fire board chamber. You will need a solid fuel back hearth to stand your stove on and a jointed front hearth.
FLUE PIPES AND LINERS
A vitreous enamel flue pipe connects your appliance to the chimney. A vertical rise of 600 mm should be allowed, immediately above the appliance before any change of direction. If a property is built prior to 1963, a flexible flue liner is required to be installed inside a masonry chimney. The chimney must be swept, preferably by a suitable qualified chimney sweep who will provide a certificate after sweeping and checking. The liners are then insulated to aid the performance of the appliance and chimney system with Micafil. The liner should be swept at least once a year by a suitably qualified chimney sweep. The liner should last the lifetime of the appliance. A twin wall chimney system can be installed into homes that do not have a masonry chimney.
We only use qualified and HETAS registered installers to undertake our installations, providing you with peace of mind and a certificate of compliance.