Which Stove Should I Buy?

Which Stove Should I Buy?

This is often the big question that needs answered. You have made the decision that you want to fit a stove or wood burner but which one should you choose? Below are the questions that you need to ask yourself.

  • What type of fuel do I wish to use
  • What size of stove do I need for the job
  • Do I want a boiler stove for central heating or hot water
  • Which designs do I like.

What type of fuel?

You will need to decide between a multi-fuel stove or a dedicated wood burning stove. If you are intent on burning only wood you will most likely choose a dedicated wood burner designed for the job and a range of these can be found in our Wood Burning Stoves Category. Be careful to check if you are in a smoke controlled area as if you wish to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area you will have to use a DEFRA Approved Wood Burning Stove to suit legislation. Try the DEFRA web site at the following link http://smokecontrol.defra.gov.uk/ for further information. If you wish to burn other types of fuel like coal, peat (turf) or have the choice of burning wood and other fuels then you should choose a multi-fuel stove form our Multi-Fuel Stoves Category.

Do I want a Boiler stove for Central Heating or Hot Water.

You may decide to use your stove for central heating and if so you can choose a stove from our Boiler Stoves Category. The boiler stoves come in various sizes and your heating engineer should be able to match the boiler output size to your heating and hot water requirements.

What Size of Stove Do I Need For the Job?

Depending the size of the area you wish to heat you can choose from our range of stoves from 4kW up to 16kW. You can use our Heating Calculator to calculate the approximate size of stove required

Which Design

We carry a large range of stoves to suit all types of styles from traditional to contemporary so it is best to browse through the category of your choice and choose from the range available.

5 Outstanding Small Wood Burning Stoves

If you’re looking for a wood-burning stove for a small room, a cabin or a caravan, or you want a stove that will supplement rather than replace another heating supply, then you probably won’t need a stove that’s particularly big. Read our blog article on recommended small wood burning stoves.


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Gr8Fires 2015-01-29 10:00:49
@John Parker. Hi John, We've not had any experience with that particular brand but if you're looking
for a good value deal: https://www.gr8fires.co.uk/sale Thanks.

john parker 2015-01-28 20:37:29
hi I'm looking at buying a flavel 4.9kw,,just wondering if this is a decent make,,as its way i can

Gr8Fires.co.uk 2014-04-21 10:19:35
Hi Gemma They are few and far between, but this GBS Mariner stove is 18inches high:
https://www.gr8fires.co.uk/gbs-mariner-4-kw-multi-fuel-wood-burning-stove-9486 So it can be
done! Thanks, Gr8Fires

Gemma Brice 2014-04-20 19:04:27
Have recently moved into a house that had a log burner we want to replace this but had a survey done
and the company said there wasn't one small enough! We need one a maximum of 20inch high. Is this
possible? Thanks

Gr8Fires.co.uk 2013-11-23 10:58:21
Hi Andrea, Not really (unless you're lucky enough to already have a chimney that doesn't need to be
lined. More on that here:

andrea smythe 2013-11-21 22:05:32
hi i have looked at flue linning kits and they as expensive as the stove its self are there any
cheaper safe ways around this

Gr8Fires.co.uk 2013-11-21 12:46:51
You're welcome, Brenda.

Brenda Buckingham 2013-11-01 16:13:29
useful, thanks