- Wood Burning Stoves-UK/Euro made? Recommendations?
@ stoner – he didn’t sell me the stove, he just installed it. It came from a cheapie website with a free pair of gauntlets. Bargin. Thought you had a blisteringly expensive foreign jobbie, anyway?
Oh, and ivory – well I wouldn’t have anything but black on a black stone base, for reasons of both dirt and heat transmission. YMMV.Posted 5 years ago
mine is a heart-warmingly inexpensive one (£699) on bargin from a shop Church Stretton way. But surprisingly substantial. a Lacunza Leyre.
A fork lift loaded it into the side door of my campervan. Got it back home and had a “brace yourself, Rodney” moment with my mate as we tried to manhandle it out again 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Charnwood Cove 2 in ivory gets my vote. But bloody expensive so I went for a Spanish one instead.
Never a good sign when they to phone for price details. What Spanish one did you go for Stoner?
Have recently installed a Chesneys stove. Not cheap but I believe they are British made and the quality is very good
Cheers simwit but I think Chesneys ivory finish is Matt paint which is susceptible to staining from ash and soot but I’ll give them a shout to confirm.
I’ll give Dunsley a look as well. The enamel ivory requirement is coming from my wife and automatically adds €150-€300 on to the price!Posted 5 years ago
Looking at stoves for the house and the current favourite is a Waterford Stanley Tara room only 8kW as it comes in enamel ivory. Has anyone used Stanley before? Good or bad experiences? Should we stay away from Chinese made stoves (note to self to check where the Tara is made)? Any UK/ euro manufacturers that you can recommend? Preference is a classic looking stove as opposed to modern type one.
CheersPosted 5 years agosing1etrackSubscriber
Aga must be British made surely? Though I wouldn’t like to bet too much on it!
Ours is a Little Wenlock which has been fine for three years, seems well built, looks the part, warms up nicely, etc. Agas are a reasonable mix of modern and traditional looks IMO. They may well do them in ivory and other colours too I think.Posted 5 years ago
Obviously we’re all going to recommend what we’ve got – so my vote is for the Clearview Vision 500.Posted 4 years ago
British made, welded steel (no seams to leak) and work beautifully. I believe they may have come up with the airwash system for keeping the glass clean, and it does.
Bear in mind how easy a stove is to live with. For instance, you will need to replace the firebricks and internal baffle at some point – how easy to get are they and can you fit them yourself without hassle (someone on here has a stove where the firebricks are held in by brackets that are screwed to the casing, and the screws had seized/broken).
Clearview stoves are proper expensive new (£1300) but I have bought three off ebay for about £6-700 each and spent about £60 replacing firebricks/seals and repainting them and they really look like new.
One of the stoves had legs that were too short and the Clearview shop swapped them for a new set of longer legs free, even though mine were well used!
Hwam are really good liked our old one at previous house, not cheap mind but modern with a glass fronted oven on the top. Have a Dunsley at the moment, pretty solid and made in Yorkshire. Also used to have a fantastic enamel Franco Belge that would fit half a tree in, very well made.Posted 4 years ago
B2B: They are a joy to use frankly – very controlable. make sure you get a stove thermometer and put it on the front of the stove above the door, not on the flue.Posted 4 years ago
We use a bit of coal occasionally but only about 6 lumps at a time max. Smokeless is amazing as it will still be glowing red 24hrs after you put it on and it gives off a lot of heat. But the installer of our most recent stove said that it’s not good for the flue liner and that you should only use [dry] wood or grade 1 coal.
The stove won’t mind what you put in it but the flue will.EdukatorMember
I bought a Jotul F602 without the window door as I wanted something to cook on that would run happily on pine. I recently removed all the flue to Karcher it and found a brush was enough to remove a thin coat of non-greasy soot – a tribute to the stove’s ability to burn resin-loaded wood without creosote build up.Posted 4 years agofasthaggisMember
Mini thread hijack. I want a stove for my new super shed. As it is national shed week I thought it only proper to start doing some research. Found some YouTube examples of home made ones ( old lpg cylinders ). Has anyone had a go at this ? I have access to welding and cutting gear.Posted 4 years agoflowerpowerMember
The sized brackets that Sharbait talks about belong to a morso. I would have recommended them, but we had to drill out bracket from one, and the other, an old enamelled squirrel is falling apart too 😥
Both have been great til now, no idea how old they are, but will keep an eye on this thread for replacement options…Posted 4 years ago
Ah, well we put a Clearview inset stove in last November and it’s interesting to compare its performance with the standalone Clearview 500 we also have.
Although they, theoretically, put out nearly the same heat we have found that when the inset is first lit it takes a fair bit longer to feel the heat in the room.
This is because the inset is actually pumping some of the heat into the walls surrounding the stove. The result here is that our entire fireplace heats up over a period of a couple of nights and even when the stove isn’t lit you can feel the heat from the fireplace for a couple of days as it’s acting like a giant storage heater. So this room is now gone from probably being the ‘coolest’ in the house (v big room with not enough rads) to being the warmest in the winter.
So when you first light up your inset don’t be too disappointed if you don’t get instant gratification* – after a few days of evening burning you will def feel the benefits.
*We have two stoves in the house, an inset and a standalone so I can compare the performance of the two. If you have just one stove I’m sure you will be more than happy with the inset – ours has made a huge difference.Posted 4 years ago
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