What is a wood stove?
Wood stoves have come a long way from the traditional pot belly stove and become very popular over the last few years. We get a lot of request for information on wood burning stoves, but we also find a lot of confusion as to what these devices can do. Almost everyone who comes into the showroom asks for “One of those wood burning stoves”.
When asked “What do you want to burn in your wood stove?” The reply often includes the word “Coal”! A wood stove, burns wood! It really is that simple. It is designed specifically to burn wood. Airflow through the appliance has been carefully thought out to get the best performance from wood. And, most importantly it doesn’t have a grate, unlike multi-fuel stoves!
Most of the best examples of true wood stoves hail from the Scandinavian countries. Norway, gives us the famous “Jotul” brand; Denmark is the home of the “Morso” brand. These two companies still figure large in the British market and have strong UK bases.
The ‘state of the art’ wood stove for heating is represented by ‘Austroflamm’s’ G1 stove. Soapstone lined. dimpled surfacing, and contemporary styling.
British manufacturers include, “Clearview” ‘Hunter’, ‘Villager’, ‘Aarrow’, ‘Stovax’, to name five. Predominantly, British-built woodstoves are steel construction.
There are wood burner stoves to which you can add grates. These types of wood stoves strive to meet the needs of both wood burning and multi fuel stoves. 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 you are going to burn and if you have a specific purpose in mind. Do you have access to a good wood supply? Even the smallest wood stove can easily gobble a ton or two of wood in a winter! If you are looking for an outdoor wood stove, or looking for a wood cook stove, make sure you mention that during your research.
Please feel free to use our links to browse stove manufacturers websites and then contact us for the best advice on the wood burner stove that would best suit you. It will help if you have already done some homework…
Use site calculators to arrive at an output requirement, (See ‘Villager‘ website for an easy to use calculator), and find a ‘Look’ that you like – Classic, Contemporary, Traditional, White? Red? Enamel? Tall? Short? Do you want to cook a stew on top?
We also supply and install DEFRA Approved Stoves for Smoke Control Areas
We have access to all the wood stoves in the British, Scandinavian and continental markets, so PLEASE don’t ask us to send ALL the stoves brochures!
Phone, or contact us using the form on the website, and we will help all we can!
World of Stoves is proud of its competitive pricing policy, however, we firmly believe that “You get what you pay for!” With some other suppliers, especially on the internet, 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”.
We supply and install wood stoves in the following areas:
Cumbria, Carlisle, Alston, Ambleside, Appleby, Brough, Maryport, Workington, Cockermouth, Egremont, Gosforth, Haltwistle, Whitehaven, Lake District, Longtown, Windermere, Kendal, Shap, Keswick, Penrith, Brampton, Wigton, Silloth,
Scotland: Scottish Borders, Langholm, Newcastleton, Keilder, Annan, Hawick, Dumfries, Thornhill, Lockerbie, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, Moffat, Crawford, Kirkudbright, Gretna, New Abbey,
SUPPLIERS & MANUFACTURERS
Altech, Austroflamm, Baxi, Barbas, Be Modern, Bellfire, Badger, Bronpi, Broseley, Bullerjan, Burley, Charnwood, Continental Fires, Coalbrookdale, Caterham, Clearview, Contura, Creative, Don, Dovre, Dimplex, Dunsley, Everhot, Escamo, Esse, Euroflamm, Euroheat, Flamewave, Flavel, Firemaster, Franco Belge, Faber, Gallery, Gazco, Haas Sohn, Hunter, Hwam, Jotul, Kinder, Lacunza, Lovenholm, Morso, Nibe, Nordpeis, Nordica, Ouzeldale, Parkray, Piazzetta, Rais, Redfyre, Rayburn, Rocal, Robinson Willey, Scan, Stanley, Stovax, Suncrest, Tiger, Vermont, Varde Ovne, Valor, Villager, Yeoman, Wamsler, Woodwarm, Woodward
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