Stove Experience

Stove Flue Diameters – Scotland

By Eoin
Mar 23rd, 2019

Just a quick note…still seeing five inch flues appearing on wood burning stoves throughout Scotland…oft installed by “Highgly qualified” “HETAS” engineers…… who seem to believe that Scotland doesnt have its own building regulations….quick recap of section 3.20.8… for appliances up to 30kw burning any fuel…… 150mm diameter or rectangular/square flues having the same cross sectional area and a minimum dimension not less

Wood Burning Stoves New Rules

By Eoin
Mar 23rd, 2019

There has been a lot of adverse press recently with regard to the influence of wood burning on air quality, and as a consequence a lot of nonsense talked about new rules for woodburning. Customers have told me they are concerned that wood burning stoves may be banned, recalled, or not even sold! OMG! Bit of clarity required, me thinks!

Ecodesign – Woodburning Stoves Efficiency

By Eoin
Feb 2nd, 2019

At the moment, stoves sold throughout Europe (Including the UK) must be at least 65% efficient. New EU legislation that we have already signed up to, and are unlikely to opt out of given the current concerns with air quality, will come in to effect in 2022, assuring a MINIMUM efficiency for stoves of 80%. The Stove Industry Alliance (

Grey Stoves – Wood Burning Stove Colours

By Eoin
Jun 23rd, 2018

Once upon a time…all stoves were black…I don’t know if its an urban myth or not, but I recall being told in the early days that this was because Senotherm paint, the heatproof finish applied to stoves was initially only capable of being manufactured in Black. Or perhaps its a throwback to Ye Good Olde days, when the mistress of

Stove Spare Parts and Maintenance Checklist

By Eoin
Jun 16th, 2018

Its that time of year again, spring cleaning and renovating… Your stove is probably looking a bit the worse for wear after the wet soggy winter we have just had, paintwork fading, baffle brick snapped when him indoors thought that huge log would squeeze in, wax still marking the side when Auntie Ethel thought a candle on the top would

Stirling Stove Centre – Stove Supplier

It was with some dismay that I read of the demise of the Stirling Stove Centre this week. The closure appears to be symptomatic of the current dissolution of the high street. As our range of wood burning, solid fuel, oil and gas burning stoves, was similar to the Stirling Stove Centre, we often competed for work in the area. 

Smokeless wood

By Eoin
Jun 9th, 2018

Sounds like a strange title, I know, but we are asked! No, there is no such thing as smokeless wood! However…..there are appliances on the market designed and built to reduce emissions not just to conform to current clean air requirements and pollution controls, but going above and beyond those requirements, in effect, “Future proofed”! Attempts by manufacturers of wood

Build An Outdoor Pizza Oven You Can Be Proud Of

By techhead
Oct 26th, 2017

Esse Have Discontinued The Esse Fire Stone Outdoor Pizza Oven. We are sorry we can no longer supply these stoves as they are no longer being manufactured.

Contemporary Wood Stoves – Glass Hearths and Plinths

By Eoin
Aug 24th, 2016

If you are someone who is passionate about style and design you’ll be delighted with the latest that modern wood burning stoves have to offer. Modern Stove Design One of our passions is to stay in touch with the very latest innovations in stove technology and design. Glass Hearths and Plinths So we are delighted to be able to highlight

Stove Donation to Venture Scotland Glen Etive Bothy

By techhead
Jun 1st, 2016

At the latter end of 2015 we were contacted by Rob Branter from the Scottish Charity Venture Scotland.  He was looking for prices for a replacement stove for the Bothy in Glen Etive. The charity uses the Bothy to give young people a taste of adventure in the great Scottish wilderness places.     The amount of money the group