Log Burner Options

Log Burner Options.

Log Burner options when looking for a solution to keeping warmer?

Well, wood heating appliances are designed for beauty and performance. As such a wood stove will be the focal point of any room. Regardless of your taste, there’s a stove designed for you and your budget.

To be honest it’s difficult to find ugly stoves or inserts nowadays. Therefore with so many beautiful stoves to choose from and the costs coming down this does make a great heating solution!

Another great advantage of wood heating is having heat when there is no power.

There’s not much more satisfying than being warm and happy around your wood stove. Particularly when all the lights in the neighbourhood are out.

The biggest advantage homeowners have with a wood burning stove is the quality of heat the burner will give off, this fact is often overlooked. Wood stoves operate on the principal of radiant heat, which warms an area faster and more efficiently than warm air being blown through a home’s vent system for example.

The powerful heat from a wood stove radiates from all sides of the unit as well as the top, sending warmth in all directions.

Fitted in a central position in your home you will be amazed how the rest of your house suddenly gets a whole lot warmer.

Expert advice (HETAS) registered.

For your protection and safety, always have a fully qualified professional install your wood stove pellet burning appliance. At Kent Stoves, we will evaluate everything for you to ensure your safety and maximise efficiency.

Can we assist?

Finally if you would like to know more about heating with a wood burner, please make contact.  Then one of our fully qualified fitters (HETAS) registered will be happy to help.

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Best Stove For Me ?

Best Stove For Me? Efficiency and exceptionally good looking!

A modern wood burner is more efficient than many central heating systems and far more appealing to look at than a traditional white radiator.

The appeal is not just about installing a fashion statement. 

According to reports, regular use of a wood burner can knock a third off fuel bills, providing savings of at least £950 a year.

There is a huge range of stoves to choose from, ranging in price from £500 to more than £2,000. 

A key consideration is how much heat it will pump out. Years ago, you had to live in the countryside to enjoy a wood burner, but technological improvements mean they can also provide a great heating solution in many town and city homes.

Advantages of a wood burning stove

  • The net fuel cost is cheaper than heating oil, natural gas, and electricity.
  • Wood sourced locally can be free!
  • Fuel in the form of logs, wood chips, brush clippings is a renewable source, and sustainable.

If you combine these advantages along with the elegance a wood burner brings to your home its worth considering without doubt.

Help needed?

If you would like to explore your heating options please do make contact and one of our qualified fitters (HETAS registered) will be happy to assist.

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Stoves in Smoke Free Zones

Stoves in Smoke Free Zones. Wood stoves, what does the future hold?

An increased awareness of environmental issues, together with rocketing fuel prices, has led to a dramatic uptake in demand for wood burning domestic heating systems.

More than one and a quarter million UK homes are already using wood burning stoves. Additionally this could be set to rise dramatically over the next few years.

The installation of wood burning, and multi-fuel stoves is “monitored” under Building Regulations.  As well as the relining or installation of flues and chimneys associated with such heat producing appliances.

Should you live in an urban area that is smoke-controlled, you’ll need to check the stove you are buying is approved. Approval by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) or go for one that has the option of burning smokeless fuels as an alternative.

It is highly recommended that stove installation work is carried out by a HETAS registered installer. The reality is that many stoves get put in unprofessionally.

Incorrectly installed stoves can be dangerous both to health and a can be fire hazards.

Expert advice

For your protection and safety, you should always have a fully qualified professional install your wood/pellet burning appliance. At Kent Stoves, we will evaluate everything for you to ensure your safety and maximise efficiency.


If you require some assistance with your current or new stove, please do make contact and one of our fully trained fitters (HETAS Registered) will be pleased to guide you.

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Stove Installation Service

Stove Installation Service for Log Burners.

The cold days are hopefully coming to a close.

This is an ideal time to start planning for the next season, wood stoves and chimneys need maintenance to keep them safe and efficient.

Many owners unfortunately leave this task until the new season is about to begin, they often find it difficult to get an engineer due to work loads. If you can plan well in advance!!

Environmental benefits of servicing your stove

The green benefits of burning wood are gaining wider and wider support. Burning wood cleanly only releases the same amount of CO2 into the atmosphere as from a tree when it is left to rot naturally as it would do at the end of its lifecycle.

Always use professionals (HETAS registered)

In addition to keeping your stove clean inside and outside, be sure to have it inspected by a licensed professional (HETAS) at least once a year to make sure that everything is working perfectly.

It is vital to have your chimney cleaned and checked by a chimney sweep at least once a year or more often if you use your wood burning stove on a regular basis.

Poorly maintained or blocked chimneys pose a serious safety risk because they can cause carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fires.

Benefits of using a registered fitter (HETAS)

  • Easier to insure your property.
  • Peace of mind.
  • Total burner efficiency.
  • Long term support.
  • Qualified advice.

Help needed?

If you would like to explore your heating options, please do make contact and one of our qualified fitters (HETAS registered) will be happy to assist.

Fueling The Revolution

Fueling The Revolution, The Wood Stove Revolution Continues….

Sales of stoves continue to increase month on month. As the UK public look for ways to reduce their heating bills.

 As we all know the cost of traditional methods of heating our homes has increased over the last two or three years and it shows no signs of stopping!!

Installing a wood stove really warrants consideration, many people who have already installed a stove including myself are reaping the rewards. As such, fueling the revolution. A correctly installed stove will save you money in the long term and enhance the value of your property.

Seek qualified advice (HETAS registered)

Before selecting a wood burning stove for your home get expert advice as to the correct model to suit your circumstances. Choosing the wrong stove will cost extra money and can be inefficient which let’s face it is just the opposite of what you are trying to achieve.

Do not burn damp wood!

 This is the most fundamental thing to get right when you’re burning wood. It might be surprising, but green wood is over 50% water. Therefore that means that for every kg of green wood you add to the fire, you are effectively adding around 500ml (a pint) of water.

Make sure that your fuel has been dried properly.

Hardwood is a must for efficiency and the environment.

 Seasoning your wood

Hardwoods are denser woods that burn hotter and longer than softwoods, but you will need to let them season for up to 2 years.  (Ash is an exception and can be burnt a bit earlier although the wood burns best when seasoned.)

Can we help?

 If you would like assistance in planning, please do contact us.  One of our qualified (HETAS) registered fitters will be happy to help.