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Advice on choosing a wood burner
by cmchsmjm • Sat 03 Aug 2019 10:17

We are hoping to the have the first of 2 wood burning stoves installed this year as the inset burner in the living room is rubbish and the open fireplace in the kitchen burns through wood too quickly.
My experience with wood burners is limited to the holiday homes we have rented over the years so I would welcome some advise as to which manufacturer to go with.
I was considering the Invicta Sedan 10 but have been reading some pretty poor reviews in terms of build quality and reliability. Our budget would be up to approx £1000 per stove (excluding installation).

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Re: Advice on choosing a wood burner
by Creusebear • Sat 03 Aug 2019 13:16

There is a heating specialist near you in Bonnat called Prudhomme. They have a showroom with a good range to look at. We went for the Fanco Belge 'Gasgoigne 15' as it is the house's only heat source. Works well.

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Re: Advice on choosing a wood burner
by cmchsmjm • Sat 03 Aug 2019 16:10

Thanks Creusebear but they seem to be beyond our £1000 budget :(

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Re: Advice on choosing a wood burner
by Freezerbill • Sun 04 Aug 2019 10:23

We have an Invicta ‘Alma’ 9kw and it is great

Have you worked out what size output you require?

We were advise not to get too big a burner as its best to work the fire at its max

We paid 600€ for ours it was on offer at the time

Ours will fit a 60+ cm log which is very useful

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Re: Advice on choosing a wood burner
by cmchsmjm • Mon 05 Aug 2019 12:18

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Thanks for the all the advice.
Using a couple of webs sites to calculate the required output of the stove based the size, layout etc it looks like we will need a stoves that can output 5.8kW of heat.
I have attached an illustration of the layout of the two rooms...any more advice would be fantastic :)

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Re: Advice on choosing a wood burner
by Freezerbill • Mon 05 Aug 2019 15:02

I am assuming you are considering standalone wood burner, and if so have you considered a woodburning stove/oven in the kitchen?

We had one previously and they are great, more expensive yes but you can cook on them thus saving money?

I would also consider buying one this winter and see how you go, it may well be that one 9kw will suffice for both rooms?

Thoughts?

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