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Defra-approved woodburning stove

Defra-exempt wood burning stoves for smoke control areas

Combining both stove and chimney, this all-in-one package removes the stress of chimney and flue preparation in smoke control areas

Promotional Feature By Jennifer Turner |

Wood burning stoves are a desirable feature for many homes but come with caveats and issues around smoke zones and chimneys. A new all-in-one package from a reputable manufacturer, celebrating its 75th year, aims to tick all the right boxes…

Smoke control areas

One of the things that turns people off wood burning stoves is negotiating the potential headaches around chimney and flue preparation and smoke control areas. Is your chimney right for the kind of stove you want? Do you have one at all? Are you allowed to burn smoke-producing fuel where you live? Sometimes it’s just easier to go with an alternative.

But there’s nothing that can replace the convenience and romance of a wood burning stove, so Schiedel Chimney Systems Ltd have devised an all-in-one package that means you can plan for a stunning stove when designing or refreshing your home.

large open plan room with kitchen dining and living areas

Photo: Schidel Chimney Systems

Combining stove & chimney

By combining stove and chimney, Schiedel ensure that all elements are manufactured to their exceptionally high standards. The Sirius stove, for example, is a stylish and eye-catching stove that delivers both aesthetically and in terms of performance.

It boasts an A+ energy rating and is Defra exempt, meaning it can be installed and used in smoke-control areas. It also hits the highest clearSkies rating of 5, the independent mark of energy performance, as well as exceeding the stove industry’s new Ecodesign 2022 standard.

That’s not all. The construction of the flue pipe ensures there is excellent distance to combustibles, making it an ideal solution for timber-framed buildings. The two available models also give you flexibility in design terms, with traditional black and a glass fronted-stove with two side windows to increase both visual impact and heat output.

open plan room with kitchen dining and living areas stove and wood panelling

Photo: Sirius stove from Schiedel Chimney Systems

Safety in style

Along with good looks and emissions, another key concern for those considering a woodburning stove is safety. Schiedel’s Celsius system has been designed with safety concerns paramount, using a unique construction.

combined living and dining room with black woodburning stove and chimney

Photo: Sirius stove from Schiedel Chimney Systems

This visually impressive stove comes with chimney blocks formed from volcanic pumice, all of which is sourced at the Hekla volcano in Iceland. This pumice – which will last a lifetime – is a natural insulator which means that this package is perfect for log cabins and timber-framed homes. It forms an airtight chimney that you or your designer can factor into your plans for a fabulous centrepiece that will provide year-round heat with the same impressive eco performance as the Sirius.

living room with sofa table dining table and large windows with view

Photo: Sirius stove from Schiedel Chimney Systems

To discover more about these unique, all-in-one woodburning stove and chimney packages, visit Schiedel online or email them at [email protected]

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