An inset stove is built into a wall or false chimney breast. Inset stoves give you a 'window of flame' in your wall and are available in many different types, for example double sided inset stoves, ones with curved fronts, or huge wide letterbox insets with doors that slide up and into the wall.
Inset stoves are sometimes called insert stoves. A cassette stove on the other hand is an inset stove with a second layer of metal around the firebox which forms an air gap around the stove allowing heated air back into the room. Cassette stoves may sometimes be a little simpler to install.
The heat from an inset stove needs to get out into the room so you usually need to ventilate the chamber that the stove is installed into top and bottom. Some inset stoves even let you connect up air ducts so you can run hot air to other rooms in the house. Sometimes an inset stove is installed into an existing chimney breast or fire surround and there are sizes to suit typical UK fireplaces should you wish to do that. At other times you might create a new chimney breast in the room to install the inset stove into, a freestanding pillar or cube, or a whole new section of wall. Often alcoves, log boxes, a television, seating and lighting may be incorporated to make a design feature of your inset stove which might then become what we term a 'feature wall'.
The pictures of inset stoves should give you some inspiration and design ideas but as ever we are here to help so do just also give us a call to talk it through.
Fuel & Style
Popular Inset Stoves
The Opus Tempo 80i DS
The Stella 3 DFH700 is a stunning double sided woodburning inset stove. Installed in a dividing wall between rooms or in a central column the DFH700 not only warms each side up but also adds to the sense of space.
The portrait Ulys 800 allows the flames to rise more vertically allowing a beautiful flame pattern.With a maximum heat output of 13.5kW this stove is suited to most rooms.
The Riva 66 is a portrait inset stove with a nominal heat output of 8kW. Like the other Riva inset stoves the 66 is Defra Exempt for smoke control areas.
The single sided Fondis Stella 3 H700, has all the quality and ease of use so characteristic of Fondis stoves.
The V100 is a great looking contemporary insert stove. It can warm just the room it is in or be set up to spread its heat all around the house. At just over a metre wide the Fondis V100 is a large landscape stove giving a great view of the flames.
The Hoxter HAKA 67/51Wh has a slide up and down door, allowing you to use the stove as an open fire if you so wish. The insulated body version has a nominal heat output of 11kW with 74% of the heat going to water.
The largest model in the Stella 3 range, The H1000 offers a large viewing glass giving a superb view of the fire from anywhere in the room.
The ECKA 50/35/45W is a corner inset stove with a nominal heat output of 7.5kW, 4.5kW going to water and 3kW to the room. A useful stove to know about if your room layout calls for a stove that goes around a corner.
ACR Tenbury T400 is a 5kW inset stove.
The smallest of the Ulys range with a maximum heat output of 10.6kW This stove has all of the qualities of the larger models, designed for the smaller fireplace.
The Carbel A-85 Plus is an inset stove where you can decide to have the three-windowed, or a two-windowed version (left or right handed, its up to you).
The Opus Tempo 100i DS
The Riva 40 insert stove is the smallest in the range with a nominal heat output of 4.9kW. The Riva 44 insert stove is Defra Exempt meaning that you can burn wood on it in smoke control areas.
The smallest model in the Stella 3 range, offering an output of 7.5kW, the V350 has all of the qualities of the larger models but designed for the smaller fireplace.
The Ulys 900 double sided stove is a remarkable double fronted inset stove. Installed in a dividing wall between rooms or in a central column the DFH700 not only warms each side up but can also provide heat to rooms above via the hot air ducting system.
A beautiful double sided stove which can be sited in the centre of a large room to create a division, so creating two linked spaces with a view of the fire from either side.
This large wide-screen stove with a maximum heat output of 14kW this stove has all the quality and ease of use so characteristic of Fondis stoves.
The single sided Ulys 900 is more suited for the average size room with a maximum heat output of 15.9kW this stove can not only heat the room but also rooms above via the hot air ducting system.
The corner version of the Ulys 900, this stove offer a unique lifting door mechanism enabling this stove to also be used as an open fire. The picturesque flames can be viewed from two sides giving a wider view of the flames.
This Mendip Christon 750 inset model will give 8.7kw output to the room.
The V80LDF is a stunning double sided stove which will bring warmth and cosiness to two rooms at once. By using 'open and close' vents the amount of warmth that goes to each room can be carefully controlled.