The British love affair with the eco-friendly charm of the Woodburner remains as strong as ever.
But although mass produced stoves, including imports, are now widely available, Devon-based Woodwarm Stoves, are concerned that buyers should be aware of the pitfalls of choosing cheaper imports over durable, British-made stoves.
Having spent 40 years fine-tuning the performance and design of their handmade stoves, Woodwarm know a thing or two about building good quality Woodburners that really last.
They have a varied range allowing their customers to marry their own design tastes and overcome concerns about fuel consumption by using the latest technical innovations. Being based in the beautiful rolling Devon countryside, they are also passionate about protecting the environment and promoting sustainability.
Though it’s tempting, try not to purchase on impulse, says Rupert Snook from Woodwarm. Do your research and create a checklist before making an investment.
Here are some key things to look out for:
· An efficient stove, which creates less pollution is the best outcome for both you and the environment. Some cheaper models are less efficient, so you might save money on the stove, but you might lose out in the long run on your fuel costs. A good stove should burn fuel cleanly and with maximum efficiency, so you get the most heat possible from your fuel. A top-quality build will guarantee you and your stove many happy years together. Woodwarm Stoves are all expertly hand-made here in the UK with durability at front of mind. The stoves are easy to light, and temperature control is quick and efficient. In the event that you do need to replace anything on your Woodwarm Stove, parts are easily available.
· Everyone loves to watch the flames from a fire. Indeed, there is evidence to suggest that watching gently licking flames can even reduce blood pressure. To ensure a clear view of the flames, make sure you buy a stove with a top-quality air wash system and a double-glazed door which along with using correctly seasoned wood will help to keep the glass door perfectly clear at all times.
· Make sure you purchase the right sized stove for the size of your room. Woodwarm create all sorts of different sized stoves with varying heat outputs, from double sided ones to heat two rooms at the same time or large, open plan spaces, to slender ones which are ideal for smaller rooms. Certified Woodwarm dealers will be able to help you make the right choice for your size of room and property.
· Purchase from a local supplier. Buying from the internet means you have little or no support. Woodwarm has made a commitment never to sell its products on line direct to the end user. They work exclusively with a network of highly qualified showrooms and installers to ensure that stoves are fitted safely and there is accountability and support if you need it in future.