Keith, Devon renovation, Stovax Studio Freestanding

Keith, Devon
March 27, 2020

Tell us a bit about your project.

We sold our dream house new build property in Dec 2018 to move closer to our children’s school on the other side of Exeter. We have always like a project, and found the perfect property which was fine to move into straight away, but we could renovate over time. Our first project was to upgrade the living and dining room. There was an old open fire in the living room which had an elaborate marble surround which was not in keeping with our contemporary style. We decided that this needed to go and that we would build a false chimney breast in the room and install a freestanding wood burner to give the room a better feel and a bit of a statement.

Why did you want a wood burner in your home?

We have always installed wood burners in the houses we have lived in. We love the theatre of having a natural flame and the warmth they give off. There is nothing better than lighting the stove on a really cold morning.

What drew you to a Stovax product?

We have now purchased our third Stovax model across the properties we have lived in. We like the Stovax stoves because there is a model or style to suit everyone.

We have a very traditional Stockton 5 in our first house, which suited the size of the room really well. Most recently we have had the Studio 2 model which is a great unit. A large glass door so you can really see the natural flame and the ever-changing drama of the fire within. The stoves we have had in the past are really easy to light and clean and are a great build quality.

Who was your retailer, and were there any challenges they overcame during the installation?

We purchased our stove from Grandisson in Ottery St Mary. This is the third stove we have purchased from them and we are always really impressed about how much time they spend with us to ensure we select the right stove for the job. They are a very professional outfit and most importantly if they say they are going to do something they always stand on their promise. We didn’t really have any real challenges other than the timescale for the installation. We wanted to get the stove installed for Christmas due to plans we had made over the festive break.

What advice would you give to anyone looking to buy a wood burning stove?

Wood burning stoves are great but there are many things to consider. My main advice is that you need to really understand what you what from the fire. Using somebody like Grandisson was essential for us – they asked many questions and were very clued up on the latest legislation regarding building regs and many other important topics, which can have an effect on what is possible.


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