How to choose the right stove.


Choosing the right stove can be daunting, there are so many different heat outputs, styles and options that you can have.

Our expert team are on hand to help you get the right stove for you. The first and most important thing is heat output, getting the right heat output for the room is crucial to making the stove work for you.

The heat output of your stove is based on the room that it is going, take measurements of the room before you speak to our team then they will be able to guide you to the right one.

Don’t oversize the stove, the stove is a room heater, you wouldn’t put all your radiators in one room to heat the whole house, it’s the same principal with the stove, get it right for the room or area that its going in.

The heat from the stove will pass into other rooms through doorways and ceilings so you will benefit in other parts of the house without making it uncomfortable to be in the same room as it.


The second thing to consider is wood only or multi-fuel.

Wood will give you the pretty dancing flames that you will watch for hours, whereas smokeless fuel only gives off a glow with very little flame.

Wood will generally last 1-2 hours between refueling as opposed to smokeless fuel that once slumbering will last 8-12 hours, so smokeless fuel is great if you leave it on all day while you’re out or overnight but if you want to see those pretty dancing flames, you will need to burn wood.

You can’t burn both fuels at the same time. A multi-fuel stoves needs emptying before every use but wood will burn better on a layer of ash so you can go weeks before you have to empty out part of the ash.

If you only light your stove evenings and weekends when you’re in front of the stove like me, then a purely wood burning stove is right for you.


The last main thing is style, whether the stove is going into a fireplace opening, freestanding in the extension or you like a hole in the wall stove.

A stove that would go into either a plain opening or into a stone fireplace could be modern style with a big glass so you can see all the flames or more traditional with arches over the glass.

Freestanding stove for when you haven’t got a chimney normally look better when they are taller, normally with a integrated log store, pedestal or on a bench as they become a focal point of the room.

There are other styles such as wall hung stoves, ceiling hung or stoves that spin from one space to another.

There is a wide variety of styles to choose from depending on your preferences and we are here to help guide you to the right one.

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