What's hot in woodburning stoves

Stay as warm as toast this autumn and rest-up beside a stylish woodburning stove.

Blessed with natural warmth, intelliegent efficiency and oh-so appealing looks, the latest designs have it all!

1. BEST FOR... Versatility

This stove comes in woodburner and multifuel options with outputs to suit different room sizes and heating needs. ‘A woodburning stove is both energy efficient and looks beautiful as you can turn the oxygen feed to the fire down for a slow long-lasting burn or up for a fast and furious flame,' says Paul Chesney, Managing Director, Chesney's. ‘Either way the logs last much longer and the heat output is substantial.'

Chesneys Shoreditch woodburning stove

(Image credit: Chesneys)

2. BEST FOR... Statement style

‘This contemporary design with a pedestal and three large viewing panes is ideal for a freestanding situation, rather than being tucked away in an alcove,' says Vicky Naylor, General Manager, ACR Heat Products. ‘If the stove is fitted adjacent to an external wall, the flue can exit through the wall. Alternatively, it can be taken upwards,through the room above and exit through the roof. Check the suitability for this with your registered installer.'

ACR-Neo woodburning stove in a living room with grey, exposed brick walls

(Image credit: TBC)

3. BEST FOR... Efficiency

‘Recently we've noticed greater demand for stoves with large glass windows, which offer a fantastic "flame picture",' says Nigel Morrison, Marketing Manager, Aga Stoves. ‘Systems such as our Active Airflow help to keep the glass clear by creating the optimum conditions for combustion and burning off any solid particles or volatile gases. Such systems also ensure that a stove burns efficiently and maintains optimum heat output.'

AGA steel woodburning stove

(Image credit: Aga Stoves)

4. BEST FOR... Smoke control areas

If you live in a town or city, the chances are you're in a Smoke Control Area, and the fuels you are permitted to burn are limited. ‘In this case only authorised smokeless fuels can be used in a multifuel stove,' says Marcus Eastwood, Senior Technical Advisor, Stovax. ‘If you wish to burn wood, your stove must, like this one, be suitable for use in Smoke Control Areas, meeting Defra standards for particularly low emissions.'

woodburning stove in living room

(Image credit: TBC)

5. BEST FOR... Colour

‘Though Black and Almond are our most popular stove colours, we are seeing a growing trend in colours such as Bronze,' says Ced Wells,Director, Charnwood. ‘The soft, warmer tone works particularly well for the country home. We also sell paint touch-up kits to easily repair any knocks or scratches or even recolour the whole stove if you fancy a change.'

Charnwood woodburning stove

(Image credit: Charnwood)

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.