Things to consider when buying a wood burning stove

Clearview 650 with High Canopy in a Warwickshire house

Clearview 650 with High Canopy in a Warwickshire house - Credit: Archant

Clearview Stoves have been manufacturing wood burning stoves for 29 years

The promise of sitting in front of a wood burning fire, glass of wine in hand, relaxing music in the background, is something that keeps many of us going through our long working days.

Clearview stoves know all about this having been designing and manufacturing their high quality products from a 20 acre site in the Shropshire hills since 1987.

“There is something magical about a real flame,” says Marketing Manager, Ron Hoe. “There is an emotional link with a fire. You can sit and look at it, there is noise and there is movement. Nothing excites the imagination like the flames of a log fire – it’s one of life’s great pleasures.”

Vision 500 with Low Canopy in a home in Stow-on-the-Wold

Vision 500 with Low Canopy in a home in Stow-on-the-Wold - Credit: Archant


If you are about to make your wood-burning stove dream come true, what kinds of things do you need to take into consideration?

1. Firstly, you need to think about what you want it to do: is it to top up your existing heating or to contribute to the overall heating of the house?

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2. You should also ensure that you clarify the right size of heat output –if it’s too high you may have to open your windows to cool it down, and if it’s too low you it will create tar and smoke and be less efficient.

3. The size of the room is important when making a decision, and that means measuring the height as well as the length and width. You also need to consider the layout of the room and house, as well as whether you have double glazing or not. Whether there is wall insulation and also the age of the property needs to be factored in.

4. A wood burning stove can fit nicely into an older property as well as a newer one and if you don’t have a chimney or flue already in place, you can install a flue and still have your wood burning stove.

5. You will also need to think about where to get your wood supply from and take advice on how much you will require. Deciding on where you will store it before you start is also very important – you just need some outdoor areas that are under cover to allow the wood to season.

6. Doing research before you buy is vital and it is essential to visit a showroom to talk to an experienced member of staff to guide you through the whole process and give you confidence in your decision.


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