Now that the temperature has plummeted, if you haven’t got a wood-burning stove it might be time to think about getting one. Wood burning stoves don’t just add heat, it is the smell of the logs burning, the sound of the crackling wood, and the sheer primeval necessity of it all that attracts us.
So where do you start? Well, we are assuming that you do not know how to fit it and that you will get in a professional as most stoves require a special lining to be fitted in the chimney.
We are therefore just showcasing the stoves themselves, so here are the best ones:
Carron Dante 5KW Cast Iron Stove – China Blue – £914.88
If you want a really contemporary design that would fit in modern and minimalist styled properties then this one from Carron would be a great choice. Stylish yet practical as well, it has a hardwearing enamel finish with an unusual soft blue colour that will remain a talking point for years to come.
Dovre Vintage 35 Cast Iron Stove – £1659.00
Gorgeous retro look here from Dovre which mimics the 60’s and 70’s style of appliances. There are a choice of finishes including Anthracite or White enamel. Output is a generous 7Kw with an efficiency rating of 83%.
Be Modern Ohio Solid Fuel Solid Fuel Stove, 7 kW – £655
What we like about this stove is that it manages to look both classic and modern at the same time. Lovely strong lines in a traditional style but with no curves that end up giving it a contemporary edge. Loads of room for fire wood, has a heat output of 7Kw and a heat efficiency of 76%.
AGA Dorrington DEFRA Approved Wood Burning Stove – was £2,494.00 now £1,895.00
Lovely contemporary style here that has windows on either side as well as the main large front viewing glass. Super tall design that adds a touch of class to any room with a net efficiency rating of 80.4% with a 5.9kw heat output.
Firebelly Firepod Wood Burning Stove -£1,333.00 inc VAT
A super-stylish designer stove here with massive heating potential, suitable for larger rooms. The Firepod sits on its own pedestal which works to raise the heat and distribute it more evenly around the room. It also gives you a much better view of the burning wood through the larger-sized viewing window. Comes in different colour ways, including charcoal or pewter and if you wanted to pay extra there are loads more colours to choose from.
Beaumont 4 Series £895 (ex. VAT)
You can safely use this wood burning stove in cities in the UK as it is DEFRA exempt. The stove is available in six other colours, including terracotta, silver, blue and autumn leaf. The design features include four swept cabriole legs and a corniced top section. Net efficiency rating 83.9%.
Vesta V12 Boiler DUO – £1,600.00
Some people are lucky enough to live in massive houses, however, there is still a problem of heating them. Not any more thanks to this V12 Duo boiler wood burning stove. It has one of the largest heating capacities of 12Kw which will heat spaces of up to 180m3. There is an enormous viewing window and the ultra-modern design will look good in any home.
Scan 66-1 Stove – £1,935.00 inc VAT
This is a little bit special, it is wall-mounted and looks like something out of the space age. Quite unlike anything we have ever seen before. Created by Danish designers, Harrit and Sorensen, the round organic shape is said to maximise the view of the flames inside. Also available in white. Gorgeous!
Valor Ridlington Cast-Iron Multi-Fuel 8kW Stove 290710 – £599.00
This is a great stove if you are on a budget and you just want something that is going to chuck out enough heat and look good at the same time. It comes in a variety of finishes, including brushed brass or brushed door and has a generous heat output of 8.0kW.
Jotul Stoves, F105 Wood Burning Cast Iron Stove – £1590.00
This is a bit space age! Designed by Norwegians Anderssen & Voll, this is a stove that has been created to be wider to make it easier to pop in logs and produce more effective heating. As it is higher up from the ground you also get an excellent view of the burning flames.