Stoves from Contura are appreciated because they show so much of the fire. This makes the stoves easy to position, even in small spaces. Thanks to the large glass areas, in most models the flames can be seen from at least three sides. The stoves are available in most shapes, round, angular, oval, tall, low, narrow or wide. Have a good look! We are sure that you will find the one you want.
When you have made the decision to purchase a wood burning stove it is important to think carefully about which model it should be. Size is the most important choice - Contura has sizes ranging from the small stove for the cottage to majestic installations for large reception rooms. And everything in between. Measure the space where the stove is to stand and check the distances to flammable materials. Calculate the size of the area that the wood burning stove is to heat. Now you know what size you should be looking for. The dimensions and heating capacities are given alongside each model.
Many, many Contura owners appreciate their wood burning stoves for one special property: It shows a lot of the fire. Large front glass and generous side glass means that you can see the fire from (nearly) every angle. Look out for our symbol for flame visibility! It indicates how much of the fire the model shows.
The material makes a up a large part of the stove’s properties. The wood burning stoves heat up quickly and spread their heat only a few minutes after the fire has caught. When the fire has burned down it cools quite quickly. The soapstone stoves have, as well as their good looks, the ability to retain heat over a long period. Heating up takes a little longer, but when the stone has been heated after a period of being lit the heat accumulates. When the fire burns low the stone is still very hot and cools slowly – it takes several hours.
With our accessories you can give the stove your own personal style and adapt it to your interests and needs. You can, for example, choose the colour, a different top plate, door, log box, baking oven, hotplate, fan, heat tank, damper, a connection to outdoor air, floor protector and much more. All accessories are made by Contura for Contura and fit the stoves perfectly. Read more about accessories here.
Are wood burning stoves safe?
Wood burning stoves are enclosed behind glass, therefore are considered safer than an open fire as the flames and logs are sheltered. A Contura wood burning stove is also Co2 neutral and have a combustion efficiency that puts them below the permitted limits, if they are lit properly.
Do wood burning stoves save money?
Using an energy-efficient wood burning stove for heating can have long-term financial benefits, potentially saving between 10% and 40% of annual heating bills. The amount you save will depend on how much a wood burning stove allows you to reduce other heating costs, including what type of heating the wood burner is replacing and the type of wood used.
How much does it cost to install wood burning stove?
Each wood burning stove fireplace project is different, so costs can vary. On average, a stove installation will cost around £1,500, including sweeping and lining of the chimney.
How long do wood burning stoves last?
The average life expectancy of a wood burning stove is 10 to 20 years. However, how long your wood burning stove will last can depend on the quality of the stove and the maintenance.
How efficient are wood burning stoves?
Wood burning stoves can be up to 80% efficient. This is because wood is an environmentally friendly fuel as it is sustainable and almost carbon neutral. Find out more about the importance of wood with Contura.
Can I install a wood burning stove in my house?
You should install your wood burning stove in a central position on the ground floor, where heat can circulate into nearby rooms. The stove can only stand on a non-combustible floor and you’ll need to have a chimney for the smoke to leave your house. However, if you do not want to install a chimney, a twin-wall flue pipe system can also be installed.
If you are thinking about fitting a wood burning stove, masonry stove or fireplace insert yourself, you can visit Contura’s installation instructions here.
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