Kersha and Nathan, Studio features in Self Build

Kersha and Nathan built their own home in a large gap between two houses that clearly needed filling with a home. Seeing their feed on Instagram, we had to get in touch and find out why they chose a Stovax Studio wood burner in their home.

Kersha and Nathan, Eaton Road
November 11, 2019


Tell us a bit more about your self-build.

When we got married and sold our house back in 2015, we always knew we’d either take on a renovation or a new build. We were lucky enough to buy a piece of garden land from the council. It did not have planning permission on it, but we knew there was always meant to be a house in the gap on the street as the house numbers jumped. We moved in with family and started the design process with an architect. After around 8-10 months we were ready to submit our plans. The application process was lengthy, but after a committee meeting, we got planning permission granted. The build took around 10 months, during which, we were expecting our first child, so it was a rush at the end to finish before she arrived.

Studio 500 from Stovax

What stove did you choose?

We chose the Stovax Studio 500.

What drew you to this model?

It’s so contemporary and clean. Our self-build is very modern so a traditional stove wouldn’t have looked quite right. I loved that this one could be raised off the floor with the optional stand and you can store wood underneath and make a real feature of it.

What do you love most about owning a wood burner?

Being able to sit around the stove with the family, without the television on.

Studio 500 wood burner

Who was your retailer? Were there any challenges with the installation process?

We bought our stove from Fire Group. Because the stove was installed after our build was finished, we had to make sure the positioning was just right. Luckily, we were able to go straight up due to being over 4 metres away from the two-storey section of the house. It was a seamless installation.

How would you describe your interior style, and where do you get inspiration from?

We would describe our style as “Scandi minimalist”. Instagram has the best source of inspiration; the house build/renovation community is so lovely and friendly. Always there to give advice and share in the joy of your progress. I always say, I wish I started our page long before we did. I also use Pinterest and Houzz if I want more specific inspiration.

Do you have any tips you would offer to someone looking for a stove?

The advice we would give is to make sure the stove fits in with your style and the surroundings. There are so many gorgeous Stovax stoves out there so shop around.


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