The best stoves for comfort and style
No living room is complete without one. Choose from our pick of the best stoves on the market to add comfort and style to your home.
Fireplace stoves have been around for centuries, but over the past few years their popularity has surged, adding a certain comfort and warmth to your home. There are plenty of factors to consider when choosing a new stove - fuel, size, emissions, style - so we've made it easy by giving you our top pick of the market's best.
Updating your stove
Older stoves, especially those over 10 years old, do not feature up-to-date technology and burn with much lower efficiency, releasing particulate matter and other harmful into the air in your home. Upgrading to an Ecodesign-compliant stove or fire will positively improve the air quality and use around 70 per cent less wood than an open fire and 20 per cent less than a standard stove to heat your home. It is important that the stove is installed by an installer registered with a scheme such as HETAS or OFTEC. The stove should then be professionally serviced on at least an annual basis.
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Choosing between wood-fired and multi fuel
If you’re trying to choose between a wood-burning stove and a multi-fuel stove, remember that wood-burners are designed to only burn real wood (not briquettes etc) and will feature a fixed grate for burning logs on, allowing the firewood to sit on a bed of ash. Multi-fuel stoves on the other hand incorporate a raised grate system and are primarily designed to burn smokeless fuels, but can be used occasionally for burning logs.
Wood Fired Stoves
Wood-fired stoves offer the timeless appeal and flickering warmth of a real fire.
Ironheart wood-fired cook stove with six-pan hotplate in Anthracite, £4,725, Esse - Buy it now
Alpine 4 Series wood-burning stove in Atlantic Blue and Devonshire fireplace surround in carved limestone, £1,799, Chesneys - Buy the stove or Buy the mantlepiece
F 500 Eco cast-iron wood-burning stove in Brown Majolica, £2,835, Jøtul - Buy it now
Elmdale contemporary cast-iron and steel wood-burning stove in Black, £1,895, ACR Stoves - Buy it now
Whychwood wood-burning stove, £1,299, ACR Stoves - Buy it now
Cranmore 5 wood-burning stove in Black, £1,530, Charnwood - Buy it now
Multi Fuel Stoves
Multi-fuel stoves are a versatile choice, burning either wood or a smokeless fuel.
Rowandale multi-fuel stove in Matt Black, £1,260, ACR Stoves - Buy it now
Shoreditch 8 Series multi-fuel stove in Black and Kent Bolection surround, £2,189 and £3,280, Chesneys - Buy the stove or Buy the mantle
Huntingdon 30 multi-fuel Ecodesign stove with Tracery Door and Claremont mantel in Antique White Marble, £1,295 and £1,435, Stovax - Buy the stove or Buy the mantle
Panther 2110 cleanheat cast-iron multi-fuel stove, £1,799, Morsø - Buy it now
Fat Penguin Eco multi-fuel stove in Charred Red, £1,926.50, Chilli Penguin Stoves - Buy it now
Reinstate period grandeur with an antique fireplace.
Antique Gothic cast-iron arched fireplace, approx mid 19th-century, £1,280, Haes Antiques at The Hoarde - Buy it now
Original antique Georgian polished cast-iron freestanding basket with fireback, £2,000 (+VAT), Renaissance London - Buy it now
Tudor Revival Horton stone chimneypiece, £5,800 (+VAT), Westland London - Buy it now
19th-century large English carved oak fireplace surround, £2,675, UK Heritage at Decorative Collective - Buy it now
French Pompadour dark marble fireplace surround, Louis XVI style, £2,250, English Salvage - Buy it now
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