Find the Best Wood-Burning Stove Manufacturer for your Style and Budget

Find the Best Wood-Burning Stove Manufacturer for your Style and Budget

Choosing the right wood-burning stove for your home is no different than any other aspect of interior design. You need to establish the look you’re going for in your room.

Whether you want to find the perfect stove and then decorate your room to match it or you’re looking for a stove to go with your existing décor, you need to consider the sort of appearance you would like to create.

Stove manufacturers tend to have a particular style, which is often consistent throughout their range. Finding a manufacturer that matches your taste is usually the start of finding the right wood burner. You just need to decide: is a traditional stove or a contemporary stove most in-keeping with your taste?

Once you’ve done that, you can find a stove that is right for your budget. Fortunately, caters for a range of styles and budgets. Here is our guide to finding your ideal wood-burning stove manufacturer.

Traditional Stoves

Great Value

For reasonably priced traditional appliances, one of your best options is Evergreen Stoves. Evergreen offer a range of classic-styled stoves, starting from £199 for a potbelly stove.


Evergreen DM700 Spruce 7.5kw Pot Belly Multi-fuel Stove

Evergreen Potbelly Stove

Evergreen ST0406GS Poplar 8kW Multi-Fuel Stove

Evergreen Poplar Stove


Other outstanding options are the Rocky 6kW and Signet 4kW stoves, both of which come in at less than £300.


Mazona Stoves, and particularly the manufacturer’s popular Mazona Orlando stove, offer traditional stove design around the £400-600 price bracket.

Mazona Orlando 4.5kW Multi-Fuel Stove Small

Mazona Orlando Stove


Occupying a similar market position is Arizona Stoves. The majority of the Arizona range is priced at around £350-600, although they also make boiler stoves with a much greater heat output and, consequently, a higher price tag.


Arizona Montana Enamel 659 8kw multi fuel DRY stove

Arizona Montana Stove


The luxury traditional stove market is dominated by the likes of Stovax Stoves and Hunter Stoves.

Stovax, which does include one or two more modern stoves within its range, operates in the £600-1,500 price range.


Stovax Stockton 3 Multi-fuel Wood Burning Stove

Stovax Stockton Stove

Hunter Stoves, arguably slightly more traditional than Stovax given the greater detailing in the design of its appliances, are priced very similarly.

Contemporary Stoves

Great value

Great British Stoves, perhaps better known as GBS, offers a range of competitively priced modern stoves. Its sleek, minimal appliances are priced between £280 and £500.


GBS Mariner 4kw Multi-fuel Stove

GBS Mariner Stove


The mid-range contemporary stove market is well stocked. For a clean, minimal interpretation of the wood-burning stove, consider the Aarrow Stoves produced by Arada. An Aarrow stove will be priced at around £500-900.


Aarrow Acorn View 4 kW Flexifuel Wood Burning Stove

Aarrow Acorn Stove

Carron Stoves offer a stylish and colourful range. The stoves are quite deliberately light on detail, but come with neat lines, an interesting design and a variety of different finishes.


Carron 4.7kw Red Enamel DEFRA Multifuel Stove

Carron Red Enamel Stove

It is worth mentioning Dimplex Stoves at this point. Its range features some excellent contemporary stoves. However, it also manufactures stoves that would be equally at home in the traditional stoves category.


Dimplex Westcott Inset Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove

Dimplex Westcott Stove


The undisputed king of the eye-catching feature stove is French manufacturer Invicta. Its range varies from a modern take on the stove as we know it, to spectacular designs that are as much works of art as they are heating appliances. Prices start at around £600 and go up to £3,000.


Invicta Seville Red Woodburning stove

Invicta Seville Red Stove


For modern luxury that is a little more understated than Invicta, try the Yeoman Stoves range.


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Gr8Fires 2017-04-26 14:30:57
@ Christopher Joyson Hi Christopher The Aarrow i600 seems to meet your
multi-fuel-stove 585mm height and 659mm width average of 5kw output and max output is 8 kw a nice
smooth steel body material and available in black or increasingly popular grey Burns both wood and
solid fuel Lifetime guarantee DEFRA exempt It gives out amazing heat. Here is the declaration of
performance with full specs: Thanks, Gr8Fires

christopher Joyson 2017-04-26 12:57:29
Hi I am looking fro a Defra approved stove that is wide and low. I did prefer the AGA Shawbury but
the installation guide state 800 mm in front to combustibles. this is far too much as the overall
distance from wall to carpet would be about 1200 with that. Do you have stoves listed by width,
height etc. I don't want to go over 600 high but want at least 600 width. Not too contemporary.

Gr8Fires 2015-10-11 17:12:00
@Margaret Morris Hi Margaret, Unfortunately, the back boiler will have to come out. This article
explains why:

Margaret Morris 2015-10-08 16:25:46
I have a traditional fire with a back boiler that heats 4 radiators upstairs (gravity fed) is there
a wood burner you could recommend. The room is 22' x 13 and well insulated.

Gr8Fires 2015-06-30 11:23:58
@gert swarte. Hi Gert, Thanks for your question. We don't have anything that's specifically made for
that use. In fact, the one thing you can guarantee is that whatever you pick will rust. On that
basis, it would be better to go for cast iron rather than steel. It might be worth going for
something that's traditional and ornate in its styling so that the corrosion will perhaps add a bit
of character and a rustic look. Maybe something from the Evergreen collection? If that doesn't appeal, we'd
recommend a masonry fireplace instead. Thanks.

gert swarte 2015-06-22 15:52:06
can you recommended a stove that can be installed under a open porch

Gr8Fires 2015-02-28 10:51:29
@Tony Abbott Hi Tony, That's correct - add up the total area that you want to heat across both
rooms. The Evergreen Elm is a nice traditionally-styled, doubled-sided stove: More stoves
here: Thanks.

Tony Abbott 2015-02-26 18:43:17
Hi, I have two rooms, 50m3 and 52m3. The dividing wall has a gas grate in a cavity 960mm wide by
720mm high and 1100mm depth.serving both rooms. I am looking for a double sided dual fuel burner. Do
I simply add the two areas together for a kW rating and can you recommend a suitable traditional
burner. Thank you

Gr8Fires 2015-01-26 14:02:50
@Laurence Hi Laurence, That is a tactic that's used quite regularly, though it's not an exact
science. Yes, there are ducts to help with this, as well as fans, vents and grilles. Thanks.

Gr8Fires 2015-01-26 12:50:30
@Judith Harper Hi Judith, A similar effect would be achieved by using an external air stove
( and/or a twin wall flue
( Thanks.

Laurence 2014-12-16 13:33:08
Hello I have two rooms 4m square divided by a stud wall. I have a fireplace in one of them but
really want to be able to heat both. Your calculator comes up with a 3.7 kW stove for the one
room. I'm thinking of buying a 4.7 or 5 kW so we can heat the other room which is the one we spend
most time in and if we need to use the room with the stove in just shut it down so it burns slower.
Does this make sense? Is there some kind of ducting that can transfer hot air to the second room
from the boiler? Also I see some stoves are steel and some iron what are the benefits of each?

Judith Harper 2014-11-21 17:17:03
Is it possible to have a wood burner with a balanced flue/

Gr8Fires 2014-08-04 11:22:49
Hi Patricia Here are some excellent small woodburners and multi-fuel stoves: And here are some
great bargain options: Hope that helps -
let us know if you have any questions.

Patricia beavis 2014-07-29 21:10:16
I have an open fire place which is small I would like a wood or multi fuel burner small I am on a
limited budget please help 2014-03-07 12:12:42
Hi Delouris It depends on the size of the radiators, but you'd certainly been needing a stove
producing at least 20kW, we would think. Thanks, Gr8Fires

delouris cox 2014-03-06 06:54:59
I need a stove with a back boiler free standing and can run 12 radiators and heat the hot water
thanks 2013-11-21 13:08:35
Hi Christine, That's fine - it's suitable to use with just wood. Please let us know if you need any
more information. Thanks, Gr8Fires 2013-11-21 12:51:21
Hi Keely, Here are some of our recommended small wood burning stoves: Thanks, Gr8Fires 2013-11-21 12:48:52
Hi Trevor, Which video is that? Thanks, Gr8Fires

Mrs Christine J Eaves 2013-10-14 20:49:53
So far the Dimplex Westcott Inset Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove seems the type I am looking for..
However I intend to only use wood

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