Wood-Burning Stoves

Wood-Burning Stoves & Everhot Cooker Products for Suffolk, Essex and All of East Anglia

The first wood-burning stove was patented in Strasbourg in 1557, two centuries before the Industrial Revolution, which would make iron an inexpensive and common material. Hence, such stoves were high-end consumer items and only gradually spread in use.

In the 1740s, a wood shortage in Philadelphia inspired Benjamin Franklin to improve upon the existing open hearth. His three-sided iron box, aptly named the Franklin stove, used only one-quarter as much fuel as did a fireplace and could raise the room temperature higher in a shorter amount of time.

As a rough guide, a kilowatt of heat per hour can be provided by a wood-burning stove for a fifth of the cost of a kWh of electricity and around a third of the cost of a kWh of oil and gas. Today’s modern wood-burning stoves are designed and manufactured with efficiency, functionality, and appearance in mind. Incorporating a wood-burning stove is a great conversation piece, and can truly elevate some of your favourite spaces throughout your residential or commercial property in the Suffolk and Essex neighbourhoods.

Various Wood Burning Stoves Available

At Martin Melville, we’re proud to carry a variety of high-quality wood burning stoves for clients across the Suffolk and Essex areas. A wood burning stove can be the perfect addition to bring warmth to any space in your home. To learn more about our inventory of wood burning stoves or to discuss your installation needs, feel free to contact us or visit our showroom today.

“We offer a full multi-fuel/wood-burner stove installation and commissioning service including any associated major and minor building work, all carried out by our qualified HETAS registered engineers.”  – Martin
Modern Wood Burning Stove

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Multi-Fuel Models

Multi-fuel stove designs are common in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe. They burn smokeless fuel and dried wood under 20% moisture. They are typically made of steel or cast iron. 

Stoves that readily convert to either oil or gas in addition to wood fuel have been manufactured in North America and Europe since the early 20th century and are still manufactured today. In some models, the oil or gas may fuel the stove through a pipe connection leading to a “pot burner” in the rear of the firewood compartment in the stove. This is a great alternative to a wood burning stove because you don’t need wood to fuel it. Regardless of the type of stove you’re interested in, contact us for knowledgeable and reliable service throughout the Essex and Suffolk areas.

Ornate Black Wood Burning Stove

2022 Eco Design Compliant Stoves

All of the wood burning stoves which we sell at our Suffolk showroom comply with the HETAS Ecodesign Compliant Stoves and Boilers.

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Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Wood Burning Stoves!

Regardless of the type of size of wood burning stove you’re looking for, the team at Martin Melville can help you find the perfect option! Our selection of wood burning stoves is one of the best in the Essex and Suffolk areas, ensuring you’ll find the unit that suits your style, needs and budget. For more information about our wood burning stove options, contact us today!