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How to select the perfect stove

There are a number of factors to consider if you are planning to purchase a new stove.

The first thing to consider is the primary purpose of the stove. If you want to add a second source of heating to just one room, where it will act as a focal point, then aesthetics will be very important.

Alternatively, you may be considering installing a stove capable of heating the whole of your home. This will require a model with an integrated back boiler and you will need to think carefully about the required output. Before purchasing ensure you speak to one of our expert team about the maximum output of your preferred model to ensure it will meet your needs.

Another sought-after type of stove is one that combines a range cooker with hot water provision.

It is important to bear in mind that many parts in the UK are now designated as ‘smoke control’ areas, meaning that if you want a multi-fuel burner, you will need to purchase smoke-free coal and wood from a smokeless zone approved supplier. Alternatively by selecting a DEFRA approved stove, this negates the sole use of smokeless fuels & open the options to legally burn wood in a smoke control area.

You will also need to consider what sort of stove will fit best into your home in terms of appearance. Many stoves are designed along traditional lines, although there are also some striking modernistic models on the market. As far as shape is concerned, you will be able to choose between tall and thin, which is more contemporary, or low and rectangular, which is more traditional.

A multi-fuel stove is fitted with a grate, which allows you to use wood, coal, or a mixture of the two. Browse the latest multi fuel stove models added to the online store.

A wood burning stove will not generally have a grate of this type, as wood burns most efficiently if it is placed on a bed of ash from a previous fire. Shop an impressive range of wood burning stoves.

Another factor to ponder is whether you would prefer a steel stove or one fashioned from iron. Steel stoves no longer warp as they once did, meaning they can be a great option; however, for a stove with true longevity, it makes sense to plump for one made from iron.

The old adage ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ is certainly applicable when it comes to stoves. While there are products available for most budgets, it makes sense to buy the best you can afford, thereby guaranteeing years of hassle-free use. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of flue and flue liner when you are budgeting, as these can really push up the price.

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