Buying a Stove

Buying a Stove?

A Short Guide to Stove Fuel Types.

Adding a stove to any living space can not only provide a practical source of heat but often creates a welcoming focal point that can transform the whole ambience of an area. However, selecting the right type of stove for your home can feel overwhelming as there is so much information out there and many options to choose. Deciding on the fuel type that suits your need and living space is often a good place to start.

Here is a short guide to each fuel type.

Wood Burning & Multi-Fuel Stoves

There is nothing quite like gazing into the flames of a wood burning or multi-fuel stove, it helps make any room feel instantly cozy.Wood burning stoves run solely on logs, Log burners (or wood burners). Multi-fuel stoves, as the name suggests, can burn more than just wood and logs, they can burn a variety of other materials, coal, anthracite, and other smokeless fuel.

Always a charming addition to any home, immediately adding character and style. With styles ranging from classic to contemporary. There are so many options available to enhance the décor of your home.

They offer a timeless impressive heat source often with triple airflow combustion systems ensuring the stove glass remains clear so that you can enjoy the full visual effect of your stove and also minimize emissions.

Yeoman CL5 MidlineWood burning Stove

Gas & LPG Stoves

If you want the convenience of instant high efficient heat with a touch of a button a Gas or LPG stove could be the choice for you. With the ability to easily control the heat without having to seek out the fuel yourself. Models offer manual or remote controls and programmable heating to regulate the heat and flame output to your exact specification.

Timely efficient heat with the authentic feel of a wood burning or a multi-fuel. Providing a warm glow and hearty roar which is instinctively pleasing.

If your home is not connected to gas mains, then LPG stoves can provide a convenient and popular option.

ACR Wychwood gas Stove

Gazco gas stove

Electric stoves

Electric stoves have come a long way and there are many aesthetics to choose, from realistic flame options to more contemporary lighting options which can provide a great stove alternative for your home. An easy, plug-in choice for homes without a chimney or flue. They can be quickly set up anywhere with a power supply with no need for a chimney or hearth.

Dimplex Oakhurst electric Stove

Gazco eReflex 135R Inset electric stove

Stove Location

You have a lot of flexibility when thinking about a stove location.

Stoves can be safely installed in just about any room in the home. Chimney systems can always be fitted in most locations if there is not an existing chimney.

Many stoves are also freestanding, so you can choose where you want to position them to get the best view. Other options are locating a stove against a wall, in an existing fireplace, or in the centre of a room flued through a ceiling.

For a contemporary feel, insert stoves, which can be flush fitted into a wall or dividing wall.

Contura 810 Style Stove

How Can Thaxted Stoves Help

Thaxted Stoves would love to help you select the right fuel type and stove for your home. Don’t feel like you need to know all the answers, we are here to help guide you through the whole process and provide all the information you require. We have access to an extensive range of all fuel type stoves from leading brands and we would be happy to come along and review your requirements and support you in making the right choice.

With a wealth of stove installation and maintenance experience you are in safe hands. We have delivered installations in all types of homes and locations including apartments, terraces, semi-detached, Victorian, Georgian, and stately homes. Did you know we are also specialist flue installers for thatched properties? Including homes with chimneys and without chimneys. From modern, simplistic, classical, ornate, with or without hearths and surrounds. You name it, Thaxted Stoves have been able to accommodate.

Take a peek out our case studies area to see some great examples of the wide variety of work we have undertaken throughout Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire & Suffolk.

About Thaxted Stoves

Here at Thaxted stoves we focus solely on the installation of stoves. We offer a wide selection of stoves with options for contemporary & traditional tastes from all leading brands. Whether you are looking for wood, multi-fuel, electric, gas or LPG you are certain to find the perfect indoor or outdoor stove for your home. Available for installation in and around Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk. With over 10 years’ stove installation experience and a lifetime in the building trade we can be trusted as a one stop shop.

From stove and flue installations, bespoke hearths and surrounds to maintenance and chimney sweeping we can assist and help find and install the perfect stove to fit your home, budget and your lifestyle.