Traditional stoves can fit in very well in a classic UK fireplace or room with some heritage. Traditional stoves tend to be box shaped and may well have tracery on the windows and other detailing on the doors, sides and top.
Although the look of the stove may be traditional the way that it works will be up to date making it far more efficient, controllable and burn with lower emissions than it's ancestors. Often this is done by having two baffles (angled plates above the firebox) above the fire so that the hot gasses have to travel much further to get out to the chimney and so have more time to pass heat to the room. The two baffles can mean that these stoves need a good draw to work properly and so need too be connected to a well designed chimney. You do hear of people getting a new traditional-looking stove which then doesn't seem to work as well as the old one. Usually that's because the old stove was not very efficient and so could cope with a less than ideal chimney. The right option there is probably to upgrade the chimney as well as the stove. We offer free chimney advice and design which you can make use of.
The Malvern is a classic little 5kW burner while the Malvern LS has the integral log store fitted underneath the firebox.
This new A+ rated stove from Esse combines wood-fired cooking in the baking oven and on its four-zoned cooking hob, whilst providing radiant heat for the room.
The fine looking 5kw Astwood will suit a medium to large sized room.
Esse's Warmheart model allows you to boil a kettle and cook a meal on your stove.
Giving out 6 kw, the Hunter Herald 4 is the smallest of the Herald range of stoves. As with all the Herald models it has airwashed glass, single or double doors and a choice of flat top, low or high canopy
The Hunter 80 B is a central heating stove which gives out a whopping 26kW (16kW to the water and 10kW to the room). The 80B is a big stove and can provide enough heat and hot water for even a large house.
With a maximum output of 11 kw, the Hunter Herald 8 stove can heat a big space or divert some of that heat to run domestic hot water and up to seven radiators.
One of the classic Vermont stoves, the Intrepid is popular with existing and new owners alike and the woodburner is now Defra Exempt. The Vermont Intrepid has the trademark window tracery, firechamber catalyst, optional warming shelves and is available in a range of fine enamelled colours.
The Vermont Encore woodburning stove gives you the choice of using the integrated catalyst for higher efficiency and lower emissions, or to bypass it for a more relaxed flame pattern. An 8kW woodburner, the Encore is suited to the medium sized room.
A high output cast iron multifuel stove from Aga
The largest of the Heralds, the Hunter Herald 14 multifuel stove can put out up to 16kw or, with a wrap around boiler, heat 10 radiators and do the domestic hot water.
A slim compact stove which is ideal for small rooms with a nominal heat output of 4.7kW.
The slightly bigger Hunter Herald 6 stove has an output of 7 kw and can have a 3.5kW clip in boiler added, capable of running domestic hot water and a couple of radiators
The baby of the Hunter range, the Hawk is designed for the smaller room, yet it still has a large airwashed window and an externally riddled grate which can be set for coal or woodburning, it is available as a 3kw or 4kw model.
The Herald 5 slimline is a 4.5kW stove which has a narrow profile allowing it to be installed where some other stoves could not go.
For a small 5kw stove the Rowandale has a very wide window on the flames.
The Country 4 is the baby of the range with a heat output of 4kW. The Charnwood Country 4 is a nice looking stove with a relatively simple look and large central window to the firebox.
A handsome 5 KW stove, the Dovre 250 multifuel stove has a riddling grate, airwash, and a large glass door panel. Being slightly wider than most other 5 kw multifuel stoves gives the Dovre 250 that extra bit of firebox size so useful when wood burning.
The Dunsley Yorkshire can come as a dedicated woodburner or as a multifuel stove. With a maximum output of around 17kW when burning wood the Yorkshire is a high output stove. The Yorkshire is exempt for wood burning in smoke control areas even when fitted with a 11.7kW boiler.
The taller version of the Earlswood with integral log store.