Use our helpful guide to choose between a stove or an open fire
How do they work?
Wood-burning stoves have a flat bottom where wood burns on a bed of ash. Wood burns more slowly in a woodburner than in a multi-fuel stove, so you won’t have to keep refilling it so often.
As with multi-fuel stoves, choose the right output for your room (or home, if you’re going to use it for general heating and hot water) by visiting stovesonline.co.uk/calculator.asp. Stoves come with a choice of solid or glass doors, so go for glass if you want to see the flames flickering.
Can I fit it myself?
As with multi-fuel stoves, you’ll need to get a professional to line and insulate the chimney for you. To find a registered installer, go to HETAS – the official body of solid-fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services.