F105 wood-burning stove
Norwegian brand Jøtul's characterful new F105 wood-burning stove has been created for lowenergy homes, with an 83 per cent efficiency rating.
£1,275 from www.jotuluk.com
Elliptical Scan 66-4
Free-standing stoves are an increasingly popular choice, thanks to flues that extend out of an external wall or roof behind or above the stove — just like a kitchen hob extractor system. Tall, vertical circular units include the elliptical Scan 66-4, which comes in a white or black finish.
£2,350 from www.scan.dk or www.jotuluk.com
Beaumont electric stove
When you don't have a chimney or a suitable external wall for a flue, ethanol and electric are good options. Ethanol is expensive and has to be stored in blocks, but provides more heat than an electric stove. Chesney's Beaumont electric stove has a flame effect that can be used independently of the fan heater.
£1,610 from www.chesneys.co.uk
Evolution 26 wood-burning boiler stove
The Evolution 26 wood-burning boiler stove by Broseley may not go on at the flick of a switch, but if you are not a transitory Londoner, you can use one of these stoves instead of gas or oil to heat your home and water. Depending on the size, they can heat all the radiators in the house and can connect to combi boilers and other renewable energy systems, such as ground-source heat pumps.
£3,428 from www.broseleyfires.com
S140 Corner Stove
Morsø's newest stoves include two- and three-glass-sided models with vertical doors that allow you to use them as architectural features and room links, says Tony Ingram, the company's technical services manager. The glass remains clean over time, assures Ingram, and the stoves are constructed from steel and highly durable glass. Try the S140 Corner Stove.
£2,250 from www.morso.co.uk
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Forget black and cast iron. Today's models ooze contemporary design. The Carron Dante from Ludlow Stoves is enamelled and comes in various shades including red, green and pebble. It doesn't require you to introduce additional ventilation within a room, either.
£639 from www.ludlowstoves.co.uk