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Is a wood-burning stove in a conservatory a good idea?
Stoves and Conservatories are a perfect match and here’s why. Conservatories are often chilly during winter (due to the amount of glass) and may be abandoned by families during the colder months. Not only does a conservatory stove quickly and efficiently warm the space but in winter, when the wind and rain is lashing the glass all around you, it makes it feel cosy and inviting. There is a wide selection of woodburning and multi-fuel stoves that are fit for any external space. So much choice that it can at first seem a bit daunting, but once you take into account a few basic points it is very straightforward.
The size of the room and the type of materials used in the construction, i.e. double or triple glazing, will determine the kilowatt output and size of the conservatory stove required. For instance, an average size conservatory with double glazed windows on three sides and a polycarbonate roof will need a stove of around 5Kw.
A stove forms a central feature so you need to choose the correct style of conservatory stove. Conservatories often have a more contemporary look to them as there is lots of glass and a Scandinavian upright stove has that modern look that fits in with that.
If you live in a smoke-controlled area you will need to make sure that you choose a DEFRA exempt stove. This means that the stove has been approved for burning wood or smokeless fuel in your area. All our stoves are now DEFRA exempt and depending on which stove you go for you can have it as close as 50mm away from any combustibles.