Traditional Stoves

Classic stoves

Here at Focus Stoves we have selected a great range of traditional wood burning and multi-fuel stoves to suit the more classic settings.

Traditional stoves are a perfect addition to a family home, cottage, public house etc. Whilst keeping you warm they enhance any room with their classic charm.

Featured Traditional Stoves

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Clearview Traditional

For more than 30 years, Clearview Stoves has been churning out some of the best quality stoves around. Driven by a genuine passion for crafting exceptional products, they continue to lead the way thanks to their unique process “Design. Develop. Test. Refine. Reassess.” Clearview even grows and process their own trees to use in the testing process, ensuring that you receive an exceptional stove.

Chesneys

Chesney’s

Chesney is a British family-run business that’s made it their mission to create stoves that well and truly exceed the industry standard. Backed by more than 35 years’ experience, very few products boast this kind of superior craftsmanship and performance. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly, high performing stove, make your next purchase a Chesney stove.

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Mendip

Mendip have been in the business of developing quality wood and multi-fuel stoves for 16 years now. These stoves feature some of the best combustion technologies, and the 5kW range is entirely SIA Ecodesign Ready. And if you opt for a Woodland variant, its excellent insulating properties make it safe to position next to timber walls.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Below are listed the most commonly asked questions about Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel stoves. If you can’t find the answer below then please get in contact.

    Wood - Logs

    It’s important that you choose the right logs for your wood-burning stove. Using good-quality, seasoned logs will have a positive impact on performance, ensuring the best results possible. If the glass is smoking up and tar is forming in the chimney, this is a sign that you’re using poorly seasoned logs. At Focus Stoves, we supply kiln dried logs by the bag or pallet.

    You can also purchase logs from a local supplier, though you may need to season these. You can find out more about seasoning below.

    Wood - Seasoning

    If you wish to season your own logs, cut them to length and split to about 4”/100mm across. They must be stored under cover, away from rain, but in a way that sunlight and wind can still reach them. This keeps the logs dry and prevents them from spoiling. Hardwoods like Oak can take years to season, whereas softwoods like Ash and Beech typically only require a good long summer.

    Safety!

    At Focus Stoves, we always go the extra mile to make sure your stove is fitted correctly. If children or pets are present, we can advise you on ways to safeguard your new stove. We also recommend keeping any potentially flammable items a safe distance from the stove, even when not running. Never block an air vent if one is installed.

    How often should I sweep my chimney?

    We advise sweeping your chimney at least once a year, even if a liner has been fitted. This ensures that the flue remains clear of any contaminants or obstructions which could pose a fire hazard. Only ever hire a chimney sweep who’s registered with the NACS, Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps, or Association of Professional and Independent Chimney Sweeps.

    How to Light the Stove for the First Time

    When lighting your stove for the first time, an unpleasant smell and some smoke will be produced – neither is toxic. Ensure any windows are open and equip yourself with some paper or firelighter, along with kindling and seasoned logs. Ensure the control for the lower air (under grate), and air wash are both open. Depending on the stove, you may need to leave the door partially open too.

    Place lightly scrunched up balls of paper inside the stove and loosely stack kindling over the top, then light. As the fire takes hold, close the door, then add three logs as the intensity increases. As the fire begins to burn well, close the lower air control, followed by the upper air control to about 25% once the first begins to burn hot. Ensure a bright glowing fire with flames at all times, and don’t run the stove at a low temperature as this will cause the glass to blacken.

    If the fire begins to die down, add more logs as necessary or repeat the process if this is insufficient.