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Ekol Crystal 8kW Wood Burning - Multi Fuel DEFRA Approved Stove


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  • Description


    The Ekol 8 Crystal DEFRA Approved stove is a traditional solid cast iron construction hand-made in the same way stoves have been made for the last 200 years, but using the latest technological advances in the firebox and airflow design.

    The Crystal 8 model is a truly advanced stove which is highly efficient, ultra clean burning, simple to operate, with robust, durable construction throughout and no delicate parts to go wrong.

    • Primary, secondary & tertiary air control
    • Designed & developed in Dorset
    • Can be fitted onto a 12mm hearth
    • Large view ceramic glass
    • Optional mirrored glass available
  • Dimensions

    Line drawing is for illustration purposes only to demonstrate sizes

    Overall Height (A)
    Overall Width (B)
    Overall Depth (C)
    Height to Centre of Rear Flue (D)
    Width to Centre of Top Flue (E)
    Rear to Centre of Top Flue (F)
  • Specifications
    5 Years
    Airwash System
    Cast Iron
    Flue Outlet
    Top & Rear (Interchangeable)
    Flue Size
    5" (125mm)
    DEFRA Approved
    Grate Type
    Multifuel Grate (to burn Wood & Coal)
    Log Length
    Heat Output
    3.0 - 8.0kW
    Suitable For 12mm Hearth
    External Air Compatible
    More Colours
    Distance to Combustibles - Sides
    Distance to Combustibles - Rear
    Energy Rating
    Stove Window Size (Width mm x Height mm)
    242mm x 275mm
  • Liner Pack & Stove Kits

    Direct Stoves Offer Free Stove Fitting Kits*

    • Stove Pipe

    • Register Plate
      800mm x 400mm
    • Stove Glove
      for protection


    What's included in the offer:

    • 1. Black stove pipe. 
    • 2. A registration plate is used to seal the chimney opening off from the room preventing dust, soot, dirt and debris falling down the chimney. It also helps to prevent a draft coming down the chimney. We supply a standard 800mm x 400mm galvanised steel register plate with all our stoves. You will simply need to cut the plate to size to fit into your chimney opening.
    • 3. We also provide you with a single stove glove that you can use for stoking the fire and adding wood without the risk of personal injury.

    *Excludes electric stoves, flueless and balanced flue gas stoves - as these are not required.

    Optional Extras.

    Carbon Monoxide Detector:

    Due to an update to Building Regulations it is now law to have a Carbon Monoxide alarm present in any room with a solid fuel appliance:- The Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document J (2010 Edition) '2.34 Where a new or replacement fixed solid fuel appliance is installed in the dwelling, a carbon monoxide alarm should be provided in the room where the appliance is located.' 


    Flue Liner Packs:

    The flue liner pack consists of; a nose cone, to easily manoeuvre the flue liner into place, a flue adaptor, which connects the stove pipe to the flexible flue liner, Dura Flue flexible flue liner (this is 6" in diameter and 316 Grade) cut to the required length and a 6" pot hanger rain cap, this supports the flue liner from the top of the chimney and also acts as a bird guard and rain cap.



    Stove Pipe with Door:

    A stove pipe with door or access point, allows the chimney to be swept through the pipe itself.  




    Stove Glass Insurance:

    If you select to take out our stove glass insurance this covers your stove glass for the time period you select. If your glass breaks within that time period we will send you a replacement piece of glass regardless of the reason the glass broke. All we will ask is that you send a picture of the broken glass.
    The insurance only covers you for one replacement piece of glass. It doesn't cover you if you break the replacement piece of glass.
    All stove glass is covered during delivery and any glass broken in transit to you will be replaced free of charge, without affecting your stove glass insurance.



    Please make the relevant selection above when placing your order if you require any of these parts and also select whether or not you require a Carbon Monoxide alarm sending out with your order. Please note that if these parts aren't selected with your order we can't send them for free after your order has been delivered.

  • Delivery Info
    Free 1 Man Delivery

    Our "Free Delivery" is a one man service. The goods will arrive on a lorry that is about the size of a fire engine. (Please let us know in advance if you have restricted access.).

    The lorry has a tail lift that allows the driver to get the stove/oven off the vehicle, the stove/oven will be packed on a pallet and the driver will have a pallet truck.

    He'll be able wheel this as close as possible to your property, if you have a garage he'll be able to wheel it into there for you.

    The pallet truck can only be wheeled over a finished surface so it's not possible to wheel it over a gravelled drive nor is it possible to wheel up or down steps.

    The pallets are normally about a 1m wide so this is the minimum width gate they can fit through. Please note that the driver is not insured to unpack or carry the stove/oven into your house.

    If the goods are showing 24hr or 48hr delivery then this is the quickest time we're able to deliver these items. You'll be asked to select your a delivery date when purchasing the goods.

    Please note that it is an all day delivery.

    Two Man Delivery (£60)

    As the name suggests with our two man delivery service the goods will be delivered by two men. They will carry your stove into the room of your choice where possible. If the hallway is to narrow or they feel that they can’t fit it through the doorway safely they might not be able to get it into the room.

    They will normally carry it up 1 flight of stairs (if it's safe to do so) but this is at their discretion so if you have a 3rd floor flat please inform us before hand to avoid any issues during delivery.

    The two man delivery normally take 5 - 10 working days to be delivered from dispatch. Once the goods are in stock you will be contacted and delivery arranged.

  • Q & A

    Product Questions

    • Submit your question to our community.

    what is the weight of this stove please
    Hi Steve,
    Thank you for your question.
    The Ekol Crystal 8 stove weighs 85 Kilograms.
    Hope this helps?
    Kind regards,
    Customer Support answered on 15 April 2019
    Hi there, is this eco-design ready?
    Hi Gem,
    Thank you for your question.
    The Ekol Crystal 8kW has not been tested for Ecodesign 2022 yet. The Crystal 5, Clarity 5 and the Clarity Vision 5 have all been tested and are now Ecodesign ready.
    You can see the full list of current Ecodesign Ready stoves here - https://www.directstoves.com/stoves/ecodesign-stoves.html
    All the Ecodesign stoves on our website are marked with the SIA logo.
    Hope this helps?
    Kind regards,
    Customer Support answered on 11 October 2018
    can this stove be fitted with direct air supply. Is a kit available?
    Hi Andrew,
    Thank you for your question.
    The Ekol stoves range currently does not have any direct air capabilities.
    Here is a selection of SIA approved stoves of similar power output with extenal air kits available - https://www.directstoves.com/stoves/ecodesign-stoves.html?external_combustion_kit=yes&output=7-1-to-8kw

    Here are the same filters applied to Defra approved stoves - https://www.directstoves.com/stoves/defra-stoves.html?external_combustion_kit=yes&output=7-1-to-8kw

    Hope this helps?
    Kind regards,
    Customer Support answered on 28 November 2018
    Can stove be swept internally,
    Hi Gary,
    Thank you for your question.
    I asked the nice people at Ekol about this for you and they said: "It is possible to clean the chimney through the Ekol Crystal 8kW stove but it IS very fiddly to get the baffle plate in and out of the stove." They would recommend a stove pipe with an access door, just to cut down on time and potential swearing from your sweep.
    Hope this helps?
    Kind regards
    Customer Support answered on 2 February 2018
    Hi there, Can you use a LookRyt Baffled AirCore (https://www.glowing-embers.co.uk/flue-accessories-air-bricks-ventilation-kits-c-70_89_99/aircore-ventilator-baffled-terracotta-125mm-ac7-p-3181?m1track=googlebase&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjbveBRDVARIsAKxH7vlf86fdAvmO3Zw53vEkdHrMiX8yYf9TaLnI6NKmJKNYMeUzRN5UsIQaAuKwEALw_wcB#RoyalMailExport) with this stove for suffiecient ventalation? Also, can it be installed directly behind the stove for aesthetics and cosmetics rather than it being place elsewhere? Thanks
    Hi Kev,
    Thank you for your question.
    With regard to the air flow needed for the Ekol Crystal 8kW stove this air vent would be more than sufficient, it's suitable for stoves up to 14kW.
    You wouldn't be able to install directly behind the stove as the vent cover is plastic and therefore combustible.
    You must not have any combustible material within 400mm of the rear of the stove.
    If you are worried how the vent looks, can we suggest a Ryton Lookryt vent instead?
    These have a plain cover for inside your home that can be painted or wallpapered to match your decor.
    Hope this helps?
    Kind regards,
    Customer Support answered on 24 October 2018
    With this model and heat output, will I require an air vent to be installed and if so, what size please ?
    Hi Adrian,
    Thank you for your question.
    The Ekol Crystal 8 stove will need an air vent in the room.
    The official numbers on air vents are 550mm² per kW for stoves with output over 5kW.
    So for the Crystal 8 you will need an air vent not less than 1650mm² (16.5cm²)
    Most 125mm (5-inch) air vents are well in excess of this measurement.
    Hope this helps?
    Kind regards,
    Customer Support answered on 5 June 2018
  • Finance

    We know a new stove is a big investment. That's why we offer our Pay on Finance option. Spend just £250 or more online and you can spread the cost over up to 36 months - with 0% interest available on a 6 month plan.

    It's as easy as:

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    What You Need to Know

    We want our Pay on Finance option to be as easy to understand and straightforward as possible. We've created the chart below to tell you how much you'll pay back per month.

    Finance Example: £379 purchase price

    Finance OptionsRepresentative
    APR (Fixed)
    5% DepositPaymentsTotal
    6 MONTHS 0% £18.95 6 months: £59.33
    No final payment
    12 MONTHS 19.9% £18.95 12 months: £32.68
    No final payment
    24 MONTHS 15.9% £18.95 24 months: £17.46
    No final payment
    36 MONTHS 15.9% £18.95 36 months: £12.45
    No final payment

    What You Need to Know

    Our Pay on Finance option is provided by V12 Retail Finance.

    To apply, you just need to be able to meet the following criteria.

    You need to be:

    • At least 18 years of age

    • A UK resident for 3 or more years

    • Able to make regular Direct Debit payments

    • Working at least 16 hours a week or residing with a partner who is

    • Have a debit/credit card in your name registered to your address

    We can’t guarantee your application will be approved. Your credit score and existing financial commitments will also be considered.

    How to apply

    To apply, all you will need to do is fill out an online application form, select your finance option, and add an electronic signature. Once successful, you will be asked to verify your identity by authorising a 50p transaction fee. Please note, our finance is only available online.

    How long will it take?

    The form should only take a few minutes to complete. You should get an instant answer on whether your finance application has been successful. In some cases, our finance provider may take longer if they need to check certain details before making a decision.

    For more information, including a representative example and full terms & conditions, visit our full finance options page before making your purchase.

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