10 Of The Best Wood Burning Stoves Of 2017

10 Of The Best Wood Burning Stoves Of 2017

10 Of The Best Wood Burning & Multi-fuel Stoves You Can Buy In 2017.

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Looking for a new wood burner, but have no idea where to start?

We have created a list of our top 10 favourite wood burning & multi fuel stoves of 2017 to help you select from the best stoves currently available to buy. Whether you are looking for a cheap budget stove, a modern / contemporary log burner, or a traditional wood burning stove - this list has the right stove for you!

Multi fuel stoves & Wood Burning Stoves are fast becoming a popular choice for household heating. You may be looking to heat just a single room, your entire house, or just fancy a log burner to look pretty in your home - we have compiled a list of our favourite woodburning stoves of 2017 to help guide you in choosing the best new wood burner.

Wood burning stoves are both a cleaner and more efficient option compared to open fireplaces - in the long run, they will save you money on heating bills. Before choosing a Woodburner, make sure you check if you are in a smoke-controlled area. If you are, you will need to purchase a log burner that has been approved by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. These stoves are known classed as DEFRA Approved Stoves and are suitable for burning in smoke controlled areas.

Before we begin - it is important that you know what heat output you want from your wood burning stove.

To work this out simply measure the Length, Width and Height of the space you want to heat (the room) in meters and multiply them all together - Then divide that number by 14. This will give you a rough Kilowatt (KW) heat output required to heat your space efficiently. 

Important: ( Length x Width x Height ) / 14 = Required Kilowatt Heat Output (KW)

Now you know the basics of what to look for in a wood burning stove - let's take a look at our top 10 Multifuel & Wood Burning Stoves of 2017.

1.  The Stovax Stockton 5 - Multi Fuel & Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • DEFRA Approved
  • 4.9Kw Heat Output
  • Multi Fuel - External Riddling
  • Cast Iron Construction

The Stockton 5 has been DEFRA Approved for use in smoke controlled areas, but only when fitted with an optional Smoke Control Kit. Built from sturdy cast iron, all Stockton 5 stoves come with a Stovax 5 Year Extended Warranty.  

Traditional in its design, this small stove offers an excellent quality build for a very reasonable price. Able to burn wooden logs measuring up to 13" (330mm) - this single door stove offers an astonishing efficiency rating of 85%. A Wood Burning Only model is also available at a lower price of £663.

2.  The ACR Rowandale - Multi Fuel & Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • DEFRA Approved
  • 5Kw Heat Output
  • Multi Fuel
  • Cast Iron Construction
  • Enamel Colour Finishes

The ACR Rowandale is another DEFRA Approved stove. Built from cast iron, this high quality built multi-fuel stove offers a 5Kw heat output, making it perfect for small to medium sized rooms. Available in a Matt Black finish - the Rowandale also has 3 Enamelled colour finishes available: Butter Milk, Gloss Black & Majolica Brown.

ACR Heat Products offer a 10-year extended warranty on all their cast iron stove body's, so you can be sure you are purchasing a fantastically built appliance. With a powerful built-in airwash system, the glass stays clean and clear for much longer, giving you a fantastic view of the flames.

3.  The Esse One - Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • DEFRA Approved
  • 4.9Kw Heat Output
  • Steel Construction
  • Multi Fuel Upgrade Available

The Esse One Wood Burning Stove offers you a budget alternative to it's more expensive models, without hindering the excellence in Esse stove builds. Constructed from steel, this small wood burner is perfect for smaller sized openings and is popular among narrow boat owners.

With adjustable feet, a terrific 74% efficiency, this wood burning stove has also been DEFRA Approved for smoke controlled areas. A Multi-fuel version is available, however if 'upgraded' the Esse One Stove loses it's DEFRA Approval.

4.  The Charnwood Country 4 - Multi Fuel & Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • DEFRA Approved
  • 4Kw Heat Output
  • 8 Colour Options
  • Clip-In Boiler

The Charnwood Country 4 is the smallest in the Charnwood Stoves Country range. The 6, 8, 12 & 16 Boiler version are all available for those looking for more heat output. DEFRA Approved when fitted with a smoke reducing kit, this little log burner is also available in a wood burning only version.

Offering a 4Kw heat output, all Charnwood Stoves are available in 8 sprayed colour options. If you want to run a radiator or two off this stove, an optional steel or stainless steel boiler is available at an additional cost. The Charnwood Country 4 is an all around fantastic traditional stove.

5.  The Aarrow Ecoburn Plus 11 - Multi Fuel & Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • 2.5 to 14Kw Heat Output Range
  • Massive Viewing Glass
  • Multi Fuel
  • Lifetime Stove Body Guarantee

The Ecoburn Plus 11 is the largest of Aarrows Ecoburn Plus range. Offering a massive heat output range, this multi fuel stove is perfect for medium to large sized rooms. Equipped with Aarrows innovative Flexifuel Grate System - all Ecoburn stoves are offer a lifetime stove body guarantee.

It's timeless design is suited to any living area aesthetic. All Aarrow Stoves offer a great range of stove options and accessories. The Ecoburn Plus 11 comes with an optional Clip-in Boiler for hot water use.

6.  The Dunsley Highlander 5 Enviroburn Log Store - Multi Fuel & Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • DEFRA Approved
  • Log Store
  • 5Kw Heat Output
  • Steel Body - Cast Iron Door

The Dunsley Highlander 5 Enviroburn Log Store version has been DEFRA Approved for use in smoke controlled areas. This British-built stove sits on a log store, allowing for the storage of wood directly underneath. This is perfect if you are looking for an eye-catching feature to your room.

Offering a 5Kw heat output, this is one of Dunsley Stoves most popular sellers. Three handle options are available in either Black, Brass or Polished Stainless Steel - giving you a little customizability over the overall appearance.

Firefox 12

7.  The Firefox 12 - Multi Fuel & Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • 12Kw Heat Output
  • Cast Iron Construction
  • Budget Stove Range
  • Double Doors

The Firefox 12 offers a fantastic heat output of 12Kw for a very reasonable price. Ideal for medium to large sized rooms, this budget stove offers a double door feature for easy fuel loading access.

Part of the Firefox stove range, the Firefox 12 is capable of burning both wood and smokeless fuels. With an efficiency rating of 76% and controllable secondary air, for the price, this is one of the best out there for those searching for a budget - high output stove.

8.  The AGA Hanwood - Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • DEFRA Approved
  • Highly Modern Design
  • 80.2% Efficiency
  • 6Kw Heat Output

The AGA Hanwood is a dedicated wood burning stove that offers a contemporary solution to any living design. This log burner offers a great heat output of 6Kw's and has a high efficiency of 80.02%. AGA Stoves are a giant in the stove making industry and this stove shows off their prestige in all it's glory.

DEFRA Approved for use in smoke controlled areas, the Hanwood stove has one of the best controls of any stove out there. The air slider at the bottom of the door allows you to control the flame with ease and size alone will make a great focal point to any room.

9.  The Morso Squirrel 1410 - Multi Fuel & Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • 4.5Kw Heat Output
  • Multi Fuel - External Riddling
  • 10 Year Stove Body Warranty
  • Cast Iron Construction

The Morso Squirrel 1410 is one of the most desirable small to medium sized stove on the market and is one of Morso Stoves best sellers. This 4.5Kw heat output stove is built from sturdy cast iron and offers both a primary and secondary air supply. Alternative leg heights and a clip-in boiler option is also available.

Although this model is not DEFRA Approved, and alternative model - The Morso Squirrel 1412 is available to offer an approved alternative. A favourite among narrow boat owners, the Morso brand is a highly desirable make of wood burning stoves. Read more about the Morso Squirrel range.

10.  The ACR Tenbury Inset - Multi Fuel & Wood Burning Stove

Key Features:

  • DEFRA Approved
  • 5Kw Heat Output
  • Inset Model
  • Multi Fuel
  • 10 Year Stove Body Warranty

The ACR Tenbury is the perfect solution for enjoying a real stove ambience in a standard 16" fireplace opening. This inset stove offers a 5Kw heat output as well as featuring an attractive contemporary styling.

This Inset Stove fits easily into a standard fireplace opening. It's convection outer box pushes heat directly into the room, making this steel stove one of ACR Stoves best all around log burners.

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  • David Aspden
    David Aspden

    They state metres not millemetres

  • Never Voted Brexit
    Never Voted Brexit

    Hmmm. Seems that the first commenter can’t read. Multiply the room dimensions (in metre) 5 × 5 × 3 = 75. Div by 14 = 5.5kW (ish).

  • Michael Avison
    Michael Avison

    According to your formula I need nearly a 1 MW (yes 928 kW) stove.
    Room dimensions in mm 5000+5000+3000 = 13000
    Divide by 14 = 928 kW

    Seems a bit large

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