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 which are both the same thing. 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. That allows air in near the bottom and the heated air then flows 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.
The medium sized H600 inset stove has an output of up to 11kW so needs a smaller chamber but still gives that 'window of fire' look.
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 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 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 largest of the Ulys range, this stove has a larger door than the Ulys 1100, with a large output of up to 17kW this would be suitable for the larger room.
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.
The Westfire 32 Inset stove has a stunningly wide glass window in the door, giving a great view of the dancing flames when the stove is hot.
The Westfire 35 Insert stove is a 4.3kw multifuel stove giving you the option to burn wood or smokeless coal.
The Mendip Christon 550 inset stove will give you 4.7kw output to the room.
This Mendip Christon 750 inset model will give 8.7kw output to the room.
The Fondis V60L is a medium output woodburning inset stove. Giving out up to 7.9kW of the heat the V60L is suited to the medium sized room.
The Fondis V80 L is a beautifully sleek modern woodburning stove that can heat a whole room or be turned right down just to keep things cosy with its flickering flames.
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.
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.
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 Mendip Christon inset stoves come in several different sizes. This is the smallest output model.
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).
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 single sided Fondis Stella 3 H700, has all the quality and ease of use so characteristic of Fondis stoves.