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  • First Look: Mendip Ashcroft Defra Stove

    Mendip Ashcroft Defra Stove The new Mendip Ashcroft Defra wood burning stove

    Another hot find at the Hearth & Home 2017 exhibition was this new Mendip Ashcroft Defra stove, designed and built in Britain at Mendip's Somerset factory.
    The Ashcroft is a 5kW wood burner with Defra approval for smoke control areas and also exceeds the 2022 European directives for emissions and fuel efficiency.

    Mendip Ashcroft Defra Stove The new Mendip Ashcroft Defra approved wood burning stove

    No word on pricing or if there'll be colour options yet, although we think this contemporary, unfussy design looks great in matt black.
    Mendip are continuing their commitment to the environment in 2017 and are donating £10 for each stove sold to the Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading charity championing native woods and trees.
    Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust protects ancient woodland which is rare, unique and irreplaceable. They restore damaged ancient woodland, bringing precious pieces of our natural history back to life and plant native trees and woods with the aim of creating resilient landscapes for people and wildlife.
    As soon as we have the full details on the Mendip Ashcroft Defra Stove we'll update this page, but for presale enquiries or more information on any stove contact us or visit our showroom.

  • First Look: New Franco Belge Vicky Stove

    On our recent visit to the Hearth & Home 2017 exhibition, we spotted this new offering from Belgium stove manufacturers, Franco Belge. The Franco Belge Vicky stove is a 5kW wood burner with Defra approval for use in smoke control areas.

    Franco Belge Vicky stove, a 5kW Defra Stove Coming soon to Direct Stoves - Franco Belge Vicky 5kW Defra Stove

    Vicky also meets the Ecodesign 2022 directives for low CO and particle emissions, higher efficiency and improved fuel standards.
    The Franco Belge Vicky wood stove is a beautiful, understated little burner that will keep you warm for years to come.
    Franco Belge Vicky Stove, a 5kW Defra Wood Burning Stove Franco Belge Vicky 5kW Defra Wood Burning Stove

    Vicky is attractively priced at £869, and we'll update this page as soon as we have more news on availability and a sale date.

  • First Look: Charnwood Skye Wood Burning Stove

    We're not even back from our Authorised Dealer visit to Charnwood's Isle of Wight headquarters yet (more on that next week), but we HAD to share their latest stove with you - The brand new Charnwood Skye Wood Burning Stove.

    Charnwood Skye Wood Burning Stove The brand new Charnwood Skye 5kW Defra wood burning stove in gunmetal finish

    Full details to follow but we can tell you it's a 5kW Defra approved wood burning stove that exceeds the 2022 European Ecodesign standards for emissions.
    The contemporary looking Skye, with it's statement curves and minimalist controls, will be available in all 8 of Charnwood's current colour palette and can be ordered with or without a log stand option.

    We can't wait to get this beautiful new addition to the Charnwood family into our showroom.

    Charnwood Skye Wood Burning Stove with optional log stand The brand new Charnwood Skye 5kW Defra stove with log stand in matte black finish

    For more information on the Skye check back here or contact our Hetas trained sales team.

  • Coloured Wood Burning Stoves

    "Any color that he wants so long as it is black" is what Henry Ford said of his original Model T cars, just like the car, the wood stove has come a very long way in the last 100 years, take a look at our collection of beautiful coloured wood burning stoves.

    Stoves have progressed immensely over the last few years; they are cleaner, more efficient and easier to use than ever before. Now, with their popularity at a peak, manufacturers are using colour to differentiate their products from the competition. Stoves in creams, reds, and even gold are flying off our shelves to warm the best-decorated homes in the land.

    Many Aarrow stoves available with up to 7 coloured door options

    Whether you choose a traditional style stove such as the Country Life Bembridge from Charnwood or an ultra modern looking one like the Aarrow i400F (pictured above) the colour options look amazing and turn your stove into the main focal point of the room whether lit or not.

    Charnwood Stoves

    Coloured Wood Burning Stoves - Country Life Bembridge stove colour options. Charnwood colour swatch for the Country Living Bembridge stove.

    The Bembridge woodburning stove from Charnwood developed in association with Country Living magazine is available in a choice of 5 colours including two exclusive Country Living colours: Soft Green and French Grey, this modern twist on the traditional wood burning stove is guaranteed to be the talking point of any room's decor.

    Of course, it's not only the Bembridge that has colour choices; most of our Charnwood Stoves, from the popular C-Four and C-Five to the giant SLX45 boiler stove are available in 8 colour options.

    Coloured Wood Burning Stoves - Charnwood standard colour swatch Most Charnwood Stoves are available in these 8 colour options.

    Esse Stoves

    Esse Engineering has been making stoves since 1854 and counts the British explorer Shackleton and Florence Nightingale among their many famous customers. Long associated with traditional styles Esse surprised everyone last year with the Esse One stove available in Black, Ash White, Ruby Red and even Gold.

    Joe Clarke & Esse One stove Olympic Gold Medal-winning slalom canoeist Joe Clarke with his Esse One Gold coloured wood burning stove.

    Carron Stoves

    Our final choice for beautiful coloured wood burning stoves has got to be Carron Stoves. Their unique design shape is unlike anything else we sell. Carron stove outputs range from 4.7kW through to 11kW which is suitable to heat areas over 200M3
    Carron stoves are available in a traditional matte black finish or in 9 enamel colours;


    Choose from Carron's coloured wood burning stoves in Reds, Blues, Greens, Cream or Black finishes.

    If you want a coloured wood burning stove and can't see your choice here why not contact us, our sales team will be more than happy to help find the perfect stove for you.

  • Small space stove solutions

    Working from home is becoming more popular than ever, people that do it are keen to keep home and work life separate. No one wants to give up a bedroom or a living room to a desk and computer. One of the best ways to do this is by reusing a garden space. Leaving the house for work without the commute gives a much-improved work/life balance. A trip down the garden path is always going to be better than one down the local by-pass! You could opt for a custom-built garden office, reuse the garage or fall back on the trusty shed, but whichever you choose it should be a warm and inviting place to work.

    Local artist Vicky took the plunge and now works from a garden room studio, she came to us for heating advice. She thought her studio's wooden panelling might make installing a real wood burner out of the question, but really wanted the comfort and cosiness of a stove if at all possible.

    Small space stove solution 1, aMendip Woodland stove in artists studio Mendip Woodland stove in artists studio

    Mendip Woodland 4.5kW Wood Stove

    We found Vicki the perfect small space stove solution in a new model from Mendip Stoves called the Woodland. This 4.5kW wood stove won "Best stove under 5kW" at the Hearth & Home 2016 awards. Older stoves just heat nearby objects but the Woodland is a convection stove that heats and circulates warm air all around the room. It has heat shield panels that enable convection heating and also allow the Woodland to be installed much nearer combustible materials than would be possible with older models.

    This means that the Woodland only needs a distance of 10cm from the wall and is suitable to sit on a 12mm hearth, making it perfect for a wood panelled garden studio where space is a premium. The Woodland is also Defra approved for use within smoke control areas so it is an all round winner with us too.

    Stoves for smaller spaces are becoming more popular and manufacturers are catching up with this new technology, here are our top picks for small space stove solutions.

    Loxton 3 SE

    Small space stove solution 2, a Loxton 3 SE stove Loxton 3 SE stove

    Another Mendip Stove with convection heating. The clearance at the rear can be just 10cm and 20cm to the sides. The Loxton 3 is Defra approved, has 86% heat efficiency and can easily heat spaces of up to 44.8 cubic metres.

    Charnwood Cove 1

    Small space stove solution 3 a Charnwood Cove 1 Defra Approved stove Charnwood Cove 1 Defra Approved stove

    The smallest of Charnwood's Cove range has an output from 2 - 6kW and uses patented Quattroflow air management for an exceptionally clean-burning stove with over 76% efficiency. Fit the Cove with optional heat shield panels and it can be installed with just 25cm distance to combustibles. The Cove is available in 8 colours and a number of stand options.

    Loxton 5 Maxi

    Small space stove solution 4 a Loxton 5 SE Maxi Defra Convection Stove Loxton 5 SE Maxi Defra Approved Convection Stove

    The Loxton 5 Maxi is perfect for a larger space, at 4.5kW it comfortably heats rooms up to 63 cubic metres. The 5 Maxi only needs 10cm distance to combustibles at the rear and 15cm to the sides. The wide door takes 30cm logs and it burns with over 79% heat efficiency.

    Whether you need a stove for a workspace or a small space contact our Hetas trained sales team to get impartial advice and the perfect small space stove solution.