Stylish, atmospheric and efficient to run, woodburning stoves are a popular heat source for modern living spaces. When it comes to choosing a woodburning stove, your decision will also be based on how the stove looks. So, we have put together a list of the latest stoves on offer.

Features to look out for:

  • Ecodesign Ready label: This shows that the stove meets new efficiency and emissions limits for woodburning stoves that are due to come into force in 2022
  • Cleanburn: Stoves with this labelling function in a way that burns the gases given off in the first burn, stopping them from escaping the flue or sooting up the glass screen
  • Airwash: Air is blown over the glass screen to prevent combustion gases from creating soot here

If you live in a town or city, you should also check whether your home is located in a Smoke Control Area. If it is, you will only be able to burn DEFRA-approved smokeless fuel (such as anthracite) rather than wood.

Heritage soapstone-clad woodburning stove

The Heritage soapstone-clad stove in Blue Enamel has an output of 16kW and costs £3,933. Available from Eurostove

Arada Ecodesign ready woodburning stove

Part of the Ecodesign Ready range from Arada, the Farringdon multi-fuel stove has the ability to efficiently burn at low levels for 10 hours. The contemporary small stove (4.9kW) is available for £1,307

Chilli Penguin Chubby 8 woodburning stove

Generously proportioned and named accordingly, the Chubby 8 (8kW) by Chilli Penguin has primary and secondary air control knobs so the burn is exactly how you want it. It costs £1,849. Available from Ludlow Stoves

Charnwood Arc woodburning stove

Charnwood’s Arc 7 (7kW) has a simple and timeless aesthetic. Priced at £1,920. Ludlow Stoves

Varde's Bornholm woodburning stove

The Varde Bornholm offers a full view of the fire and a 5kW heat output. £1,219, Stovax

Chilli Penguin Hungry woodburning stove

Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? The Chilli Penguin’s Hungry stove is a great solution as it can also be used for cooking, boiling a kettle or heating your water. £1,499, 5kW. From Ludlow Stoves

Stovax Riva 66 woodburning stove

Create a stunning focal point with a Riva 66 inset multifuel stove. The built-in design creates the illusion of a gas fireplace, but the deep frame can accommodate wood burning. £1,775, Stovax

Birchdale multifuel woodburning stove

The Birchdale multifuel stove in Arctic White is suitable for use in smoke control areas. It also boasts low CO and particle emissions with a 5kW heat output. £1,320 from ACR

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How to Improve the Performance of Any Wood Stove

Wood stoves have improved by leaps and bounds over the past twenty years. In 2018 log burners are technologically advanced and meticulously engineered heating appliances.

The Aspect wood burner range from Hunter Stoves

The British company Hunter Stoves has been at the forefront of these improvements, and their Aspect stove range is a prime example of performance meeting modern stove design, but according to Hunter’s Lead Engineer, Michael Stoneman, there is one piece of advice that can improve the performance of any stove on the market.

“You should only ever burn dry wood. This can never be overstated. Never burn wood with more than a 20% moisture content. You would never pour water on a fire you want to burn hot, and essentially that is what one does when burning wet wood.” According to Michael, using dry wood will not only improve the way your appliance works, but it will help protect the environment.

Varde Uniq 13 woodburning stove

The Uniq 13 by Varde (5kW) is a tall and stunning design with three sides of glass for an immersive experience. It also includes a Clearburn combustion system. £1,689, from Stovax

Woodland woodburning stove from MendipThe Woodland stove (5kW) from Mendip is part of an offer from Eurostove: for every stove sold, three trees are donated to the Woodland Trust. Priced at £1,250, from Eurostove

Clearview Vision 500 woodburning stove

Clearview’s Vision 500 (1.5-8kW) features its unique ‘hot air-wash’ system for efficient heating and a clear view of the fire through a large single door. From £1,656, Clearview Stoves

Esse 100SE woodburning stove

Wide and slim, Esse’s 100SE (5kW) woodburner is great if you have a hearth with limited depth and want to make a big impact. The automatic ignition makes it easy to enjoy a real fire. £1,149

Morso 2B Classic Radiant woodburning stove

Striking and characterful, Morsø’s 2B Classic radiant stove (8.2kW) is ideal for completing a period renovation or conversion, or even making a statement in a contemporary home. £2,099

ACR's Oakdale woodburning stove

Traditional in style, the Oakdale features an airwash system and efficient controls with a heat output of 5kW. Available in a range of finishes (here in Buttermilk) for £1,330. From ACR

Contura 500 woodburning stove

Contura’s 500 Style stoves (3-9kW) have an autostart function and large side lights. From £1,795

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