The flickering flames of your stove are likely to be the focal point of your room, and so, finding the right stove for the size and style of your room is key to creating a stunning centrepiece. We’ve put together some of the most important factors to consider when finding the right stove for you.
When purchasing a fire safety is paramount. Looking out for the HETAS and Gas Safe Register logos, purchasing from an authorised retailer and ensuring you have a safe, registered installer are all key steps that will ensure your stove is safe and correctly installed.
Do you live in a smoke control area?
The Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968 were introduced to prevent smog that was caused by the widespread burning of ordinary house coal, meaning those in smoke controlled areas, such as town and city centres, have restrictions on emitting smoke from the chimney when using a wood burner. However, DEFRA Smoke Exempt, or Approved, appliances can burn wood legally in UK Smoke Control Areas, thanks to their modified manufacturing that limits the amount they can be starved of air. This means DEFRA approved stoves produce minimum levels of combustion, can burn efficiently without producing unnecessary smoke and therefore comply to the Clean Air Act.
Deciding what fuel you want to burn is one of the deciding factors when purchasing a stove. Wood burning fuels only burn wood while multi-fuel stoves can burn coal, wood and smokeless fuel.
It’s worth looking into fuel costs and efficiency before making your decision as well as considering the amount of room you have to store fuel.
Size and heat output is a key factor when choosing a stove and one that depends on many factors including, the size of your room, chimney, insulation and the size of your windows.
Depending on the above factors, you will need 1kw of heat for every 14 cubic metres of space to make your room 21°C when its 1°C outside. To calculate this, multiply the height, width and length of your room in metres and divide this by 14to give you a rough gauge of what stove heat output you need.
Your stove is designed to be the focal point of your room, so choosing the right style is paramount to ensuring your stove fits seamlessly into your room, whilst also creating a stunning statement piece. Fires Direct have a wide range of traditional and contemporary stoves to choose from so you can find the right style for your room.
The Stanley Erin’s arched window with cast-iron details, symmetrical decoration and wooden handles gives this stove the iconic look of Stanley’s traditional, cast-irons stoves, and make it the perfect statement piece for a traditionally decorated home.
The Franco Belge Monte Seba offers a contemporary twist on the traditional Franco stove. One of the largest in the collection, the Seba Wood Burning stove has a tall, sleek design, long viewing window, lighter colour and practical log-store, making it a stylish and eye-catching, yet practical, statement piece for your home.
Traditional and Contemporary:
The Tiger Clean Burn Wood Burning / Multi Fuel Defra Approved Stove features a traditional cast-iron finish with a classic robust, square design with a contemporary, large viewing window to give it the perfect balance between past and present and therefore suitable for any style of room.