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Wood fired central heating

A boiler stove is a popular way of powering central heating and hot water. You might want a high output boiler stove to power your whole house, or you might like to just be able to top up your hot water and/or heating using a smaller stove. I have a woodburning cooker stove with a boiler which heats the hot water in my house, and also powers 3 radiators. We supply boiler stoves, accumulator tanks and all the mixer valves needed for a central heating system.

Domestic heating accounts for over 20% of the UK's carbon emissions so this is one place where you can really make a difference. Of course it does make sense to start out by insulating your house really well in the first place before deciding how to provide central heating and hot water. A well insulated house will need less firewood in the long run, which will save you time, effort, and money. The following items on this page form integral parts of an intelligent low carbon heating system.

central heating boiler stoves UK

Boiler stoves

A wood boiler stove provides heating and hot water and, unlike a heat pump, requires no electricity to run.
From small boiler stoves which can provide a bit of hot water, to larger stoves which can easily power your whole house there is a large range to choose from.

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Thermal stores, buffer tanks, solar store UK

Thermal Stores

A thermal store (also known as a heat store or buffer tank) forms the heart of the heating system and hot water system. A thermal store allows you to link up renewable heat sources like a boiler stove, pellet boiler, and solar panels for hot water. A thermal store also allows you to store up heat in times of plenty and of course you can have conventional backup like an immersion or an oil or gas boiler.

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Gasification boilers

A log gasifier or log boiler is a large woodburner which lets you burn big loads of firewood at high efficiencies. This means that you do not need to load a log boiler as frequently as you would a boiler stove. A log boiler would normally live in an outbuilding or utility room and be connected to an accumulator tank or heat store which lets you produce hot water during the summer months without overheating your house. Log boilers tend to be more automated than traditional boiler stoves and I think that this is part of the beauty of the log boiler – it reduces the amount of time your have to spend running it, but you are still using the most readily available (and potentially the cheapest) carbon neutral fuel.

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Boilerstoves website

Boilerstoves.co.uk gives a good overview of the subject of wood fired central heating. Using boiler stoves and log gasifier is a potentially complex subject – boilerstoves.co.uk is a good place to start if you are getting information overload on Stovesonline....just click the picture or the link below to open boilerstoves.co.uk in a new window.

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Load units and load valves

Here we have load units and load valves which make your boiler stove or log gasifiyer run more efficiently, last longer, and improve the charging of heat accumulators too.

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System Controllers

System Controllers

A surface mounted control and display panel is mounted discretely near the stove.

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High temperature header tanks

High temperature headers

High temperature header tanks are essential for vented boiler stove installations. These copper high temperature F&E tanks can easily take temperatures in excess of 110ºC – which standard header tanks cannot.

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Linkup linked heating systems centraliser and systemzone

Linked systems and Linkup

Here we have some devices which let you linkup multiple heat sources in the same heating and hot water system. The best way to do this is with an accumulator tank, but there is not always room for one, and the project is not always big enough to warrant one. We offer here the Esse Centraliser, which allows you to linkup open vented systems, and the SystemLink SystemZone, which allows you to linkup open vented or pressurised systems.

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Mixer valves and flue thermostats for boiler stoves

Mixer valves and thermostats

Mixers take hot and cold water and mix them to give the desired temperature. They are often used at taps to make sure that the water does not come out scalding but here we put them to quite different uses; to reduce the flow temperature going to radiator and underfloor heating circuits which reduces the rate at which hot water is pumped from your heat accumulator.
We also offer a flue thermostat which is an excellent way of telling a pump (or anything else for that matter) to switch on or off depending on whether your stove is going or not.

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Rockwool pipe insulation

Rockwool pipe insulation

Rockwool pipe insulation provides very good insulation against heat losses through hot water pipes. Rockwool pipe insulation is able to withstand the high temperatures that can be achieved in heating and hot water systems and comes in decent thicknesses.

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District heating and community heating schemes

District and Community Heating

District heating or community heating schemes allow a group of houses or buildings to be heated by a single boiler. This can save on running and installation costs and of course takes up less room than several individual boilers. District heating schemes are common on the continent in countries like Denmark and are becoming increasingly popular here. In this section we offer underground pre-insulated pipe which is ideal for district heating as well as large bore valves.

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Expansion vessels for sealed systems

Expansion Vessels

Expansion vessels take up the expansion of water as it heats up in a sealed, or pressurised, central heating system. Small expansion vessels are readily available from plumbers merchants but here we offer high volume expansion vessels suited, for example, for use with systems incorporating thermal stores. The large, high volume, expansion vessels needed are often hard to source.

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Overheat Safety Valve for boiler stoves on pressurised systems

Overheat Safety Valves

This Overheat Safety Valve gives protection for boiler stoves installed on pressurised heating systems. If the stove overheats then mains water flushes through an internal heat exchange coil in the stove cooling it down.

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