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Ash Pan

An ash pan is a tray often made of stainless steel. Its purpose is to capture burnt fuel in the form of ash from the stove as it falls through the grate. A stove burning solid fuel will require more regular ash removal than one burning well-seasoned wood.

Ecodesign or 'Ecodesign Ready'

In effect in the UK from early 2022, 'Ecodesign' is a European-wide programme for manufacturers of all kinds to produce products that reduce or remove their impact upon the environment in terms of their usage and in their manufacuturing process. As a manufacturer of wood burning stoves our intent is to only design and manufacture heating appliances that produce significantly less Particulate Matter that measured 2.5 microns (also known as 'PM2.5') in normal use. Our Ecodesign Ready stoves can reduce particulate emissions by 90% compared to an open fire and 80% compared to an old stove. The PM emissions limit for Ecodesign is 55% lower than for DEFRA exempt stoves.


A flue is a manufactured chimney which has been designed to take the exhaust gasses from the stove and vent them safely to the atmosphere. Normally flue pipes are double walled galvanised sheet metal. When the stove is lit the updraft caused by a pre-heated flue helps to ensure an efficient burn is maintained.


A hearth is a fireproof area directly in front of a fireplace or stove. It is made from non-combustible material which is designed to preserve flooring's and carpets from any hot material which may fall from the stove during refueling or de-ashing.

Pre-Heated Airwash

The airwash system directs pre-heated air evenly across the fire door, creating a shield between the fire chamber and the glass to ensure you can always see the flames clearly.

Primary Air

This is the main source of air for combustion. This is usually supplied through the lower air inlet for multi fuel stoves.

Seasoned Wood

Burning wood requires a little effort and planning; to burn efficiently, wood needs to be well-seasoned with a moisture content of below 25%. You can buy ready-to-use wood locally or, if you have access to a free supply, you can chop and season your own. Once chopped, the logs need to be stored for at least a year in a dry shelter with good air circulation. Burning unseasoned wood can seriously damage your stove and the build-up of tar and other hazardous vapours it causes may lead to a chimney fire. You can check that your wood logs are sufficiently dry with an electronic moisture meter. Ideal types of wood to burn include:

  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Elm
  • Hawthorn
  • Hazel
  • Oak

Secondary Air / Secondary Burn

The secondary burn system controls the flow of air within the stove, circulating air to allow any un-burnt gasses to re-ignite and generate extra heat.

Tertiary Air / Tertiary Burn

For burning wood, the tertiary burn system introduces hot oxygen into the firebox, directly at the heart of the stove. This then re-ignites any un-burnt gasses and results in greater efficiency, a cleaner chimney and significanlty less particulate emissions.

A well-insulated room, central heating, carpeting and a double glazing. A stove with 5kW output might be sufficient here.
In this draughty room with the same dimensions but with single-glazed windows and wooden floor, a stove with 7kW output might be required.

How can I calculate the ideal stove output in KiloWatts (kW)?

Often a stove is chosen to match the fireplace, hearth or style of room it is to be fitted in. However the most important factor in choosing the right size stove is getting the right output to ensure you will not be too hot!
To give you a starting point for finding the right stove output simply:
Measure the room volume (width x length x height) in metres
Divide the result by 14.
This will give you rough guide to the ideal kW output needed for that room.