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Choosing a Stove

There are many styles of stoves available, from inset stoves that sit in a standard British chairbrick (minimising building work), to freestanding stoves that can be situated anywhere.

There are many designs available from traditional to modern, so it can be a matter of personal preference and choosing one to fit your room style.

Size of Stove

The size of stove to choose is very important so there is enough heat to warm the room without making your room uncomfortably hot.

Heat output of a stove is measured in Kilowatt Hours (kwh), and the required kwh rating is determined by the size of the room. To estimate the stove kwh needed, use the following calculation measuring in metres:

Room Height x Room Width x Room Depth, then divide by 14

This calculation is approximate, as other factors like draughts or heat escaping from a chimney can have an impact.

If you’re unsure, contact us to arrange a no-obligation appointment, and we can advise you of the most appropriate sized stove to suit your room.


In addition to choosing a stove, a hearth is also required for safety and aesthetics. We can advise on types of hearths and materials for a range of situations, and supply the hearth of your choice.