Log burners in conservatories: Are they really a good idea?

modern log burning stove in conservatory
(Image credit: Hot Box Stoves)

Fitting log burners in conservatories is a popular job thanks to the warmth and character they can bring to what can sometimes be a physically and visually cold space. 

Log burning stoves are now one of the most sought-after features by homeowners, throwing out impressive amounts of heat quickly and being available in a huge range of styles to suit pretty much any setting, from traditional spaces to highly contemporary modern homes — but how well do they perform in conservatories and is it practical to install one in this room?

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.