What is a wood burning stove?
Sounds stupid, doesn’t it?
However, almost everyone who comes into the showroom asks for “One of those wood burning stoves”.
When asked “What do you want to burn?” The reply often includes the word “Coal”!
A woodburning stove, burns wood!
It is designed specifically to burn wood.
Airflow through the appliance has been carefully engineered to get the best performance from wood. And, most importantly it doesn’t have a grate, unlike multifuel stoves!
Wood Stove Makes and Manufacturers
Most of the best examples of true wood burning stoves hail from the Scandinavian countries. Norway, gives us the famous “Jotul” brand; Denmark, “Morso”. These two companies still figure large in the British market and have strong U.K bases.
The ‘state of the art’ is possibly represented by ‘Austroflamm’s’ G1 stove. Soapstone lined. Dimpled surfacing. Contemporary styling. Superb! (I own one of these, so admit to a little bias!)
British manufacturers include, ‘Hunter’, ‘Villager’, ‘Aarrow’, ‘Stovax’, to name but four. Predominantly, British built woodstoves are steel construction. (Primarily because we have a strong tradition of steel fabrication and very few foundries!)
Deciding Which Wood Stove You Want
There are wood burner stoves to which you can add grates. These stride the fence between wood burning and multi fuel. Note however that the result is a compromise between the very different needs of burning wood and coal. Some manufacturers do it better than others.
The answer, truly, is to define early in your search for a stove, what are you going to burn? Do you have access to a good wood supply? (Even the smallest wood burning stove can easily gobble a ton or two of wood in a winter!)
Stove Inserts for Fireplace
One alternative to having an actual freestanding stove is replacing your open fireplace with a wood stove insert. Wood stove inserts are an economical solution in more ways than one. You benefit from the faster installation time, increased fuel efficiency from better fuel burning and you lose less heat up the chimney from the enclosed stove insert. To find out if your fireplace could take a multifuel or wood burning stove insert call us to discuss your existing fireplace construction..
Benefits of Stoves – the Stove Experience
By now you are wondering why you ever contemplated a wood burning stove in the first place! The answers are:
- The wood fuel is clean to handle, and easy to transport to the fire.
- So little ash is produced that the chore of cleaning the stove is reduced to weekly, or less!
- The incredible efficiency that can be achieved with a well designed stove.
- The negative contribution to global warming. (Burning wood puts no more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the tree removed in the first place!)
- The sheer joy of a crackling wood fire!
Working out What You Need
Use our links to browse manufacturers websites then contact us for the best advice on the wood burner stove that would suit you. It will help if you have already done some homework.
Find a ‘Look’ that you like – Black? Enamel? Tall? Short?
We have access to all the wood stoves in the British market, so PLEASE don’t ask us to send ALL the stoves brochures! Our factsheets will help you answer more of your queries, but Knowledge is no substitute for Experience.
Phone us on 01501 823006 or complete the contact form here, and we will help all we can!
Competitive pricing. First Class service
Stove Experience is proud of its competitive pricing policy, however, we firmly believe that “You gets what you pays for!” With some other suppliers, you pay the full amount of your stove in advance, have 100 plus kilo’s of cast iron or steel delivered to your doorstep, instead of your fireplace, and be told that “The instructions are in the box”. If you’ve done that already, please don’t call us!
If you’ve come this far down the page, obviously you’re interested! Here’s a bit of fun then, and a spanner in the works! A lot of dedicated wood burning stoves, particularly scandinavian, have grates and ashpans! I queried this after finding one product in a Norwegian shop listed as “Multifuel” and in Britain as “Wood burning” only. The manufacturer admitted to a fear in the British market that our consumers think Multifuel means “Coal”. it doesn’t. Multifuel means wood, peat and manufactured smokeless fuels. Most woodburning stove manufacturers will accede to a proportion of smokeless fuel being used in an appliance that has a grate and ashpan. Oh, if life was simple…………
WOOD BURNING STOVE SUPPLIERS & MANUFACTURERS
Aarrow, Altech, Austroflamm, Baxi, Barbas, Be Modern, Berry, Badger, Bronpi, Bullerjan, Burley, Continental Fires, Coalbrookdale, Caterham, Classic Stone, Clearview, Creative, Don, Dovre, Dimplex, Durham Marble, Elgin & Hall, Escamo, Esse, Euroflamm, Euroheat, Flamewave, Fireart, Firemaster, Focal Point, Faber,Gallery, Gazco, Hunter, Hwam, Imperial, Jotul, Kinder, Kingsdale, Lacunza, Minster, Morso, Ouzeldale, Premier, Piazzetta, Rayburn, Rocal, Robinson Willey, Scan, Stanley, Stovax, Suncrest, Taylor & Portway, Thermocet, Tiger, Vermont, Valor, Villager, Yeoman, Woodwarm, Wiking.
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Areas we cover:- Glasgow, Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian, Stirling, Perth, Fife, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Borders
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