Charlton & Jenrick Purevision HD 8.5kw Inset Log Burner

ianbFebruary 7th, 2015Featured Stoves, Recent Stove InstallationsComments Off on Charlton & Jenrick Purevision HD 8.5kw Inset Log Burner

This stove is really impressive. I don’t just recommend stoves based on what manufactures say, but I try them myself too, usually a different one each season or two. This winter I swapped my Charnwood Island II (another amazing log burner) for a Charlton & Jenrick Purevison HD. I can see why they call it a HD stove, the glass pane is huge and its hard to keep your eyes off the flames gently lifting from the logs inside.

The next thing you’ll notice from this wood burner is the shear amount of heat put into the room! At 82% efficiency, its one of the highest money can buy. Because of the position of this inset stove in my room, I can feel the warmth pouring out from my head to my toes! I’ve fitted two of these stoves for a customer this year already. They are very pleased!

Check out the other versions of this stove on the Charlton & Jenrick website.

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Charnwood Island II Log Burning Stove

ianbDecember 27th, 2014Featured Stoves, Recent Stove InstallationsComments Off on Charnwood Island II Log Burning Stove
A log burning stove

We recently installed this log burner in Longbridge, Birmingham for another very happy customer. His family are now enjoying a cosy fire just in time for the winter holidays.

The Charnwood Island II is an 8KW Wood Burning Stove suitable for medium to large rooms. It burns wood very efficiently, is DEFRA approved for use in smoke controlled areas and being multi-fuel, it can also burn coal.

Manufacturer website: Charnwood Island II

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Log Burning Stove & Brick Fire Place

ianbJuly 23rd, 2013Featured Stoves, Recent Stove InstallationsComments Off on Log Burning Stove & Brick Fire Place

A recent stove installation showing a rebuilt fire place with great looking reclaimed bricks.

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The Benefits of a Good Flue, Do I need a chimney liner?

ianbMarch 11th, 2013Recent Stove InstallationsComments Off on The Benefits of a Good Flue, Do I need a chimney liner?

The correct amount of draught is critical to the performance of your stove. Air is vital for combustion; you can see that when you blow on a small spark and it leaps into a giant flame. A good fire typically requires 15-25 cubic meters of air an hour. That’s a lot of blowing! It can only be provided by a good flue, the right length and diameter, installed the correct way and even the room it is installed in taken into account.

(Did you know a flue liner can be installed the wrong way round? It always makes sense to get a professional to do the job! If a liner is installed the wrong way up, condensate will form in the wrong part of the liner. This will reduce the lifetime of the liner and end up costing you more in the long run!)

Fitting a flue liner will improve the performance of your chimney. Over time, old chimney stacks become degraded by the constant heating and cooling of the air in them. This can cause the mortar between the bricks to leak dangerous gases and the rough, uneven surfaces can slow the passage of gases up the chimney. Often times, chimneys were intended for open fires, so a good liner makes them more efficient for a multi fuel log burning stove.

Installing a stove is only part of the process of saving you money. Having a good flue liner means a more efficient fire. A more efficient fire means less wood, logs or coal. Less fuel means cheaper running costs. It all adds up to saving you money!

If you would like professional help from HETAS certified stove and flue installers, give Doug or Martin @ HeatAsh a call. We are both experienced wood burning stove and flue installers, ready to offer advice and recommendations on the flue you need. Click here for our contact details.

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Stovax Stockton 5 Log Burner Stove

ianbOctober 19th, 2011Featured Stoves, Recent Stove InstallationsComments Off on Stovax Stockton 5 Log Burner Stove
Stovax Stockton 5 Low Canopy Black

“A versatile and practical stove”

The Stockton 5 stove has a squarer landscape style compared to the portrait style of the Stockton 3 or Stockton 4 stoves. The additional width allows you to load logs up to 330mm (13″) in length. Both the wood burning and multi fuel versions are available with a low canopy.

The multi fuel version is suitable for burning logs, but the wood burning only version will burn logs with even greater efficiency.

Both wood burning versions and the multi fuel flat top version are approved for use in Smoke Control areas.

Colour choices: Matt Black, Metallic Blue, Metallic Brown, Metallic Green.

For more information on the Stovax Stockton range, or to get a quote for installation, give Doug or Martin @ HeatAsh a call. We are both HETAS certified log burner installers with years of experience in the building and stoves trade. Contact us.

Airwash is part of Stovax’s firebox air flow technology.
Airwash is a design feature that uses a specially placed vent or vents to draw in cool air from the outside to ‘wash’ over the inside of the glass. This helps to keep the glass cleaner for longer, allowing you to enjoy the glow and flames to the full. It is also used as primary combustion air when burning wood.

Cleanburn
Cleanburn is part of Stovax’s Triple Air System technology. With Cleanburn, secondary air is pre-heated as it passes through a heat exchanger chamber within the firebox. It is then drawn into the smoke stream, where it combusts unburnt hydrocarbons to provide a cleaner burn and greater thermal efficiency. A stove with Cleanburn will give you more heat output from your fuel.

Approved for Smoke Control Areas
Most town and city homes are located in Smoke Control Areas as designated by the Clean Air Act 1993. To burn logs on a stove in these locations, the model installed must have been granted exemption from the regulations by the government through DEFRA. This exemption is given only to appliances which have been independently tested to demonstrate particularly cleanburning combustion. Any Stovax stoves shown as Approved for Smoke Control Areas, such as this one, can be used in these areas when fitted with the appropriate smoke control kit.

Stockton 5 – Key Facts
Sizing – flat top 481 x 544 x 335mm (w x h x d)*
Sizing – high top 503 x 685 x 335mm (w x h x d)*
Wood burning Yes
Multi fuel (with external riddling) Yes
High efficiency heating Wood: 80% – Smokeless Fuel: 85%
Approved for Smoke Control Areas Yes
Cleanburn Yes
Airwash Yes
Flat top version Yes
Low canopy version Yes
Maximum heat output 4.9kW
Maximum log length 330mm
No room vent required Yes
Boiler option No
Flue connection 128mm (5″) top or rear
Choice of four colours Yes
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Morso Squirrel 1430 Solid Fuel Stove

ianbOctober 19th, 2011Featured Stoves, Recent Stove InstallationsComments Off on Morso Squirrel 1430 Solid Fuel Stove
morso 1430 squirrel

The Morso 1430 Squirrel is small multifuel log burning stove, but its perfectly formed. It comes with a large stay-clean glass panel, convenient ashpan and very low smoke emissions. It is easy to see why the Morsø 1400 Squirrel Series is the most popular small cast iron stove in Britain.

With an average output of 4.6 kW, it makes the 1430 Squirrel ideally suited for small and medium sized rooms and makes a loveable and warm addition to any home.

The Morsø 1430 Squirrel comes with the choice of squirrel sides and is also fitted with bottom and rear heat shield.

For more information on the Morso Squirrel, or to get a quote for installation, give Doug or Martin @ HeatAsh a call. We are both HETAS certified log burner installers with years of experience in the building and stoves trade. Contact us.

Morso Squirrel 1430 Technical details:
Rated output: 4.6kw
Height: 546mm
Width: 388mm
Depth: 438mm
Log length: 28 cms

Features:
• Radiant Heat
• Air wash system
• Primary air supply
• Secondary air supply
• Riddling grate system
• Ash pan
• Top or rear flue outlet
• Boiler option – 8,000 BTU
• Multifuel (Wood, briquettes, and manufactured smokeless fuel)
• EN 13240

Other Morso stoves:
Morso 1410
Morso 1416
Morso 1418
Morso 1430
Morso 1446
Morso 1448
Morso 2110
Morso 2140
Morso 3610
Morso 5448
Morso 7110
Morso 1630
Morso 8140
Morso 8142
Morso 8148
Morso 8180
Morso 8182
Morso 8188
Morso 2B Classic

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Nailers Cottage

ianbSeptember 25th, 2011Featured Stoves, Recent Stove InstallationsComments Off on Nailers Cottage

This is our latest installation of a Stovax Stockton 7 multi fuel stove.  Installed in a three hundred year old nailers cottage.  Because of the age of the property, and previous alterations , the bottom half of the chimney stack had to be rebuilt to fit the stove. Not a problem for our experienced builders and hetas certified solid fuel heating engineers.

Chimney Stack Repair

Chimney repair by HeatAsh builders/installers

Stovax Stockton 7 Nailers Cottage

Stovax Stockton 7 installed in a local nailers cottage

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Clearview Pioneer 400

adminAugust 17th, 2011Featured Stoves, Recent Stove InstallationsNo Comments

A recent install of a Clearview Smokeless stove in the Cofton area. This is a smokeless zone, so a Pioneer 400 stove was an idea log burner for the area as it reburns the smoke.  We install the full range of Clearview stoves, including the 750.

More details about the Pioneer 400:

The Clearview Pioneer 400 Stove is the highest specification small stove ever built. Fuel efficient, it can burn only one kilo of wood an hour, stay in overnight, boil a kettle and heat your water – if the 8,000 BTU boiler is added.

You can choose a horizontal or vertical flue position and three different leg lengths. Our six beautiful colours are also an option.

This rugged 5kW stove is equally at home in a country cottage, a modern apartment, mobile home or boat.

The Pioneer is highly fuel efficient – it can burn just one kilo of wood per hour. Guide output 1 – 5kw.

Log Burner/Multi Fuel

5kw Multi Fuel Log burner/stove

CLEARVIEW PIONEER 400 STANDARD FEATURES

  • Large Clearview double glazed door.
  • Hot ‘air wash system’ for really clean burning without fuss or pampering.
  • Independent up draught and down draught air distribution system for maximum response and control.
  • Refractory lining, promoting clean combustion.
  • Large hot plate surface for coffee pot or kettle.
  • Multi-fuel, both wood and coal burn equally well.
  • Rotary grate for easy riddling.
  • Heavy steel construction – welded inside and out for durability and long life.
  • Stainless steel ash pan for easy ash removal.
  • Optional top or rear 150mm (6 inch) diameter flue.
  • Adjustable hinges and door catch to maintain air tightness throughout the life of the door seals.
  • Base plate to provide additional floor protection.
  • Solid brass removable door handle.
  • Adjustable levelling bolts, for easy adjustment on uneven hearths.
  • Maximum gross heat output: 5kw
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Installation of a Chimney Liner

dougbSeptember 24th, 2010Featured StovesComments Off on Installation of a Chimney Liner
Picture of Lining Installation with scafholding

A chimney liner is required for a number of reasons: It provides a safe escape for potentially dangerous fumes that you wouldn’t want in your home, but it also improves the performance of your log burning stove. That means that you will need less wood or coal to heat you home every winter! Made from high quality stainless steel, chimney liners are guaranteed by the manufacturer for up to 25 years. When you calculate the cost over this amount of time, they are well worth the investment in reducing trips to the log store alone!

A chimney liner should be installed by a professional Hetas approved engineer, which all of HeatAsh engineers are. If an incorrect size flue is installed, it may hamper the performance of your stove. Worse still, if a flue liner is not installed correctly, it may leak toxic carbon monoxide into your home with potentially fatal consequences.

If you have any questions or need advice on your next chimney or flue liner, contact HeatAsh by clicking here.

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Benefits of a Real Log Burning Stove

adminAugust 25th, 2010UncategorizedNo Comments

For many people, the biggest single advantage to installing or owning a wood burning stove is simply the eye-catching look and cosy feel of a real fire, but with none of the hassle, smell, soot or risk. Installing a woodburner is a completely valid lifestyle choice that pushes the right buttons for a great many and effortlessly evokes deep rooted associations with the basic human desire to feel warm and safe.

It’s also worth bearing mind that what looks good and feels good generally also sells well. There is a body of anecdotal evidence from estate agents and others that homeowners who make improvements such as installing a woodburning stove in the living area find life very much easier when they later come to sell their property. That’s not to say that heating features such as these will make your house worth more on the market, but it will help you achieve your asking price and sell your house more quickly.

The second biggest reason that many people are installing wood burning stoves is that wood burners are highly efficient and much cheaper to run than conventional gas, oil or electric heating systems; we’re talking well over three times cheaper in most cases, and quite a bit more in some situations. At present, there are few more easy ways to save money than to switch to wood burning as a domestic heating solution.

Thirdly, we are all becoming much more environmentally aware these days; every amateur gardener knows that the climate is already changing and every gas or electric bill is a reminder that the way things have been up till now is no longer sustainable for the future. Which is where wood burning comes in; because although you are indeed releasing carbon into the atmosphere when you burn logs or wood pellets, this forms part of a more or less balanced carbon cycle.

The carbon released by a wood burner was taken from the atmosphere in the first place by the tree that provided the wood – that’s how trees make themselves; carbon dioxide plus solar energy (sunlight). When grown and harvested as a renewable resource, the trees planted today to replace the ones used as biofuel in wood burning stoves will again absorb exactly the same amount of carbon dioxide as is released by the burning process. This can be managed as an endlessly sustainable, balanced cycle that produces almost zero excess CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) by contrast are not in the slightest renewable or sustainable and are a one way street as far as CO2 is concerned.

So what are you waiting for? Here are more than enough reasons to switch already! Give HeatAsh a call today and find out how much you could improve your property, save yourself money and bring a warm glow to your home. Use the contact link above or send us an email.

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