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.
Popular Traditional Stoves
A simply styled stove which is well suited for any small room featuring Tripleburn technology to give you the best performance from your stove.
The larger 5kw ACR Buxton multifuel, stove suitable for smoke controlled areas.
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.
The Huntington 28 is 6kw medium output stove.
The new Aga Ludlow continues the Aga tradition of solidly made and efficient multifuel stoves.
The Esse 100 double door is such a classic design, soft, feminine and with such a wide glass door. The 2 doors makes me think of older times and traditions.
The cast iron top of this stove hinges back allowing you to place your cooking pans directly on top of the stove.
A slim compact stove which is ideal for small rooms with a nominal heat output of 4.7kW.
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 smallest cast iron stove in the Huntingdon range.
The Country 8 gives out 8kW of heat making this stove suited to larger rooms. The simple traditional design is relatively uncluttered with two windows giving a good view of the fire. The Country 8 is also available as the 8b which has an integral 7kW backboiler.
A traditional 5kw cast iron stove with 21st technology.