What stoves do we recommend

Top 5 recommended stoves

We get a lot of people calling us for general advice on stoves and there seems to be a few questions that keep coming up, probably the most common is ‘what would you recommend?’ When trying to answer this question we obviously have to think about efficiency, cost etc but we believe there’s no substitute for genuine customer feedback, so considering all of these factors below is a list of our top 5 recommended stoves:

AGA Little Wenlock Classic Multi fuel Stove

The Aga Little Wenlock Classic multi fuel stove is a newer improved version of the Original Aga Little Wenlock (discontinued in March 2010). Although this stove is small it has a very impressive efficiency rating  and if you were undecided between a wood or multifuel burning stove it comes with a woodburning tray which makes the stove more efficient when burning wood alone. All this for a very reasonable price of £625 inc vat.

Features:

  • Airwash System
  • Secondary Air burn system
  • Maximum log length of 230mm
  • Cast iron Construction
  • Easy to use air controls
  • External riddling of ash
  • Easy to remove baffle plate for
    easy sweeping
  • Top or rear flue fitting
  • 5 year parts and 1 year labour
    warranty on all AGA stoves

Specifications:

  • Heat output: 4.7 Kw
  • Efficiency: 80.2% on Wood &
    70.1% on solid fuel
  • Flat Top: Yes
  • Width: 400mm
  • Depth: 415mm
  • Height: 533mm
  • Flue Size: 5″ (125mm)
  • Distance to Center Of Top Flue: 150mm
  • Distance to Center Of Rear Flue: 440mm
  • Flue Options: Top or Rear
  • Air Vent Required In Room?: No
  • Body: Cast Iron
  • Weight: 69Kg

Small aga wenlock stove

Guarantee: 5 year parts and 1 year labour warranty. Guarantees do not include parts deemed to be replaceable in the normal usage of the stove, such as glass, door rope seal and fire brick linings.

Esse 100 SE multi fuel stove

A lot of our customers have size restrictions on their existing chimney openings and so we are always on the lookout for stoves that might fit without the extra hassle of increasing the size of the opening and all the mess and disruption that comes with that. The Esse 100 SE has a very slim profile which makes it the perfect choice were hearth depths are limited or in rooms where there is a large hearth but where a big heat output would be to overwhelming.

Price – £950 inc vat

Features:

  • Heat output up to 4.7kW
  • Approved for wood burning in smoke control areas
  • Pre-heated secondary airwash
  • Afterburn™ system for outstanding flame and heat control
  • Steel stove body construction with cast iron stove door
  • Top or rear flue outlet
  • Approved for use with a 12mm decorative or non-constructional hearth
  • Doesn’t usually require an air vent

 

Specifications:

  • Flue Size 125mm (5″)
  • Flue Options Top or Rear (Interchangeable)
  • Width 610mm (24.02″)
  • Height 630mm (24.8″)
  • Depth 310mm (12.2″)
  • Height to Centre of Rear Flue 500mm (19.69″)
  • Depth From Back to Centre of Top Flue 130mm
  • Efficiency (%) 82.10%
  • Weight (kg) 84Kg

 

 

Top recommended stove

 

The Hobbit multi fuel stove

As with the Esse this stove is for people with size restrictions and due to its small footprint would be able to fit into most fireplaces without the need for remedial building works.

Price – £490 inc vat

Specifications:

  • Heat Output : 4Kw
  • Flue Size : 100mm
  • Height : 465mm
  • Width : 302mm
  • Depth 272mm
  • Efficiency : 75%
  • Multifuel : Yes
  • Airwash : Yes
  • Clean burn : Yes
  • Cast Iron : Yes
  • EN Approved S.C Areas

 

Small aga wenlock stove

Top recommended stove

 

Burley Hollywell 9105 woodburning stove

The 9105 is part of the Surefire range of Burley stoves. It has a very simple design and has got into our top 5 due to its high efficiency rating (89.1%!) and good customer reviews.

Price – POA

Specifications:

  • Flue diameter – 150mm
  • Heat output – 5kw
  • Fuel type – Woodburning
  • Cleanburning – Yes
  • Airwash – Yes
  • Efficiency – 89.1%
  • OK for smokeless zone – Yes
  • Backboiler available – no
  • AppearanceTraditional but minimal
  • Made of Steel
  • Height – 680mm
  • Width – 470mm
  • Depth – 405mm

Top recommended stove

 

Clearview Pioneer 400 woodburning stove 

The pioneer 400 has been branded the ‘highest specification small stove ever built’. You can choose from a horizontal or vertical flue position, three different leg lengths and six different colours making this a very versatile stove, looking at home in everything from an old cottage to a modern apartment.

Price – £1110 inc vat

Specifications:

  • Flue diameter – 150mm
  • Heat output – 5kw
  • Fuel type – Woodburning
  • Cleanburning – Yes
  • Airwash – Yes
  • OK for smokeless zone – Yes
  • Backboiler available – Yes
  • AppearanceTraditional but minimal
  • Coloured finish – Available in coloured finishes.
  • Made of – Steel
  • Flue exit point – Top or rear
  • Height – 623mm
  • Width – 462mm
  • Depth – 383mm

Top recommended stove