PureVision 5 wide on 3" stand

It’s Christmas!!

We still have pre Christmas availability thanks to our two magnificent teams of installers working 7 days a week since the middle of September.

The season started quite early this year and we’ve been really busy – but we’re well into the swing of it now and still have some dates free before Christmas thanks to how hard everyone is working.

Call us on 01989 218328 to arrange your FOC survey and let’s make sure you are warm, toasty and most importantly SAFE to light your stove on Christmas Day.

Pop into the showroom and have a chat, a warm in front of our magnificent lit stoves and find out how we can help you ‘Warm your Hearth & Soul’!!

This photo is an installation we did last week in a fabulous Victorian house – proof in the picture that a stunning contemporary stove like the Purevision 5w shown can nestle fantastically amongst period features.

SIA Ecodesign ready stoves

Replacing an Old Inefficient Stove

Replacing just one old inefficient stove with a low emission one, could be the equivalent of taking five old diesel trucks off the road it’s claimed! SIA Ecodesign ready

The EU’s new SIA Ecodesign ready standards, which are due to come into effect in 2022 state that new stoves must be at least 75% efficient. The legislation before was much lower, stipulating a 65% limit. These regulations are all to help towards a cleaner, greener environment.

These tough new rules highlight how inefficient old technology is. An open fire has an efficiency of only 25%! An old stove is not as inefficient as an open fire, but still is incredibly inefficient when compared to modern Ecodesign stoves of today.

Over 200,000 wood burning stoves are sold in the UK every year. They are desirable and a great style option for a home. Not only are they stylish, they have also been proven to help lower blood pressure and increase relaxation, according to the results of a research project by the University of Alabama.

Stoves on the Market Today

There are lots and lots of stoves on the market today that don’t currently, and show no sign of becoming efficient enough to satisfy the new EcoDesign Standards. So this is definitely another question to add to your list when speaking to stove suppliers. Charlton & Jenrick are one of our favourite manufacturers. They support us magnificently which helps us to support our customers. Having said that, after installation, we get so very, very few callbacks until the customer’s annual sweep and stove service, that it’s win/win all round.

We’ve got the full range of Charlton & Jenrick’s Purevision stoves in our showroom, one of the reason being that Charlton & Jenrick invested in the design and development of the Purevision range of SIA Ecodesign ready stoves as long ago as 2013 to prepare for future tightening of regulations. In doing so new combustion optimisation ideas and techniques were perfected resulting in a patent covering the tertiary air inlet system and several other innovations which were added within the products. The result was three initial fireboxes available in six inset and freestanding formats, which all passed the SIA Ecodesign ready criteria nine years ahead of official introduction of these tough new rules – which consumers and the environment can benefit from right now. The range has since expanded to include classic cast iron clad models plus a slimline and cylindrical model. All models have been amongst the very first to be registered with the new SIA Ecodesign Ready scheme as demonstrated on the HETAS appliance listing website.

Silent Killers?

There has been some bad and misleading press in the past about wood burning stoves, and the fact that they are “silent killers” – this is far from the truth with new high efficiency stoves. Smoke from burning wood does naturally contain a mixture of harmful gases, which have greatly been reduced with newer stoves. Furthermore the introduction of maximum carbon monoxide and NOx levels will come into force alongside the 2022 legislation, all which will help contribute to the greener credentials of a modern wood burning stove.

SIA EcoDesign Ready

SIA Ecodesign Ready Labelling:

From January 2018 all stoves will need to be “eco-labelled”, which means there will be no hiding behind the fictitious “green” credentials. This labelling will be similar to what we see with household appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers. This labelling will give consumers a much clearer view of the efficiency and output of their stove. Until then, this is the label you need to look for: SIA EcoDesign Ready.

How Consumers Will Benefit from SIA Ecodesign Ready:

Clearer labelling with generally lower emissions across the board, will be two significant benefits of these new developments. Tests have already shown that an ecodesign stove, such as those found in the Purevision range, produce 90% fewer emissions than an open fire, and 83% less than a stove from 10 years ago – a huge leap forwards by any standard.

SIA EcoDesign Ready

SIA Eco Design Ready Purevision 5

 

Green Man Stoves Fireline FX5W

Employees or Sub Contractor Installers?

When you visit a stove shop, and decide to purchase because you like the people, you like the products, you like the price etc. Do you think to ask whether you will be having Employees or Sub Contractor installers in your home? All of our installers are our employees, they share our ethos, they promote our business, we will be able to tell you their names when you first walk in. We invest in their training, we take care of their insurances and their registration with professional bodies. We know them, we trust them in your home implicitly and should something go awry with your installation there will be no question as to whose responsibility it is – it will be Green Man Stoves’!

All of these things are not quite so clear cut with stove companies who use sub contractors and some responsibilities can become muddied.

A company’s staff are it’s most expensive asset and it isn’t easy to keep them all busy in the summer months – but it is worth it to us for all the reasons stated above. They are loyal to us and we to them. The success of an installation reflects directly upon Green Man Stoves, there is no ‘walking away’ to be done as we’re all on the same team – and that is the way we think it should be done!

We can also all make sure that installations are done the way we want them done – safely, adhering to building regs, finishing with a good handover process and information and lessons for you to ensure you are using your stove safely and efficiently, that the fuel you are burning is also safe and appropriate and that you have the knowledge to eke out as many years as possible from both your appliance and chimney liner.

So perhaps asking whether you will be having Employees or Sub Contractor installers should be an addition to your ‘Questions I Must Remember to Ask’ list!

Have a look at our staff rogue’s gallery!

Fireline stove spring offer

Fireline Stove Spring Offer

Our long-awaited Fireline Stove Spring offer is here: A fabulous Fireline FX5 stove could be installed into your home (chimney lining, carbon monoxide alarm and HETAS certification all included, subject to T&C and survey) all for only £1250.00 AND you can do this using our Divido finance option – INTEREST FREE credit for 6-12 months.

Go on, treat yourself. Pop on down to the showroom to have a look at a Fireline stove burning, check out our great customer reviews and testimonials. Go and take a look at our staff ‘Rogues‘ gallery. We have super installation teams, great showroom staff, we offer lots of advice and practical help with using your stove and we’re here in person or on the phone 6 days a week to look after you! fireline stove spring offer

About Fireline Stoves

Fireline stoves carry a 7 year warranty – This is far longer than the guarantee offered by any other manufacturer for stoves at the same price point.

Fireline multifuel stoves incorporate advanced, patented firebox combustion technology developed exclusively in Fireline’s own Telford laboratory. This results in very clean burning and highly efficient stoves. Their woodburning stoves begin at nearly 78% efficiency (where many other products peak) and rise to over 82%. But thermal efficiency is only a small part of the story. Their combustion technology harnesses the unique fireline designed airwash as an integral part of the system and not an afterthought as seen on many older designs of stove. This means the glass truly does stay clean! fireline stove spring offer

All but the smallest Fireline 4Kw woodburning model have easily achieved DEFRA exemption for burning logs in smokeless zone. Something of a formality for Fireline when clean burning is designed and developed into the products from conception. fireline stove spring offer

This performance is the result of constant investment in research and development. Fireline’s 100% in-house British 3D CAD designs are produced using the best materials and exacting assembly standards. Using the latest CNC laser-profiling and press-brake technology, together with seam welding and traditional iron founding techniques, Fireline stoves are designed, manufactured and independently certified to meet BS EN13240 and EN13229. All in compliance with their ISO9001 accreditation.

Woodburning using a modern Fireline high performance stove is not only environmentally responsible but the powerful heating effect combined with the warm ambience of the flame pictures from huge air washed glass panels simply cannot be beaten.  fireline stove spring offer

Call 01989 218328 to find out more or complete the Enquiry Form below.

fireline stove spring offer

Solid Fuel Stove Purevision 5kW Wide Inset Stove in Wave

5 Top Reasons to Buy a Solid Fuel Stove

Wood burning and Solid Fuel stoves not only look great, and provide warmth, there is also a number of other things, which count as very valid reasons to invest in a wood burning stove. Below are 5 top reasons why you should be considering a solid fuel stove. solid fuel stove

1. They are highly efficient. In our industry we often talk about how efficient a fire is, expressed as a percentage. A stove, which has an efficiency of 80% for example, means 80% of the heat produced by a stove directly goes to heat a room, where the remaining 20% is waste heat, which mostly disappears up the chimney.

In recent years the industry has made advancements in fire efficiency. A traditional open fire has an efficiency of around 25%, which is poor by current standards. A modern stove is nearer 80% efficiency. This means less wood needs to burn to produce the same amount of heat. This has not only financial but environmental benefits too.

2. Wood is a renewable and sustainable energy.  Wood is as a renewable and sustainable energy source. There are a vast range of environmental benefits of burning wood, and also a number of myths – more of which can be read in our Frequently Asked Questions section solid fuel stove

3.Modern Stove Design. We are picky about which stoves we supply and pleasingly many of them already meet EU DIN+ levels and already achieve current emission and efficiency proposals for 2022 European Eco-Design standards, which are much tougher than current mandatory norms. Of course the majority of them are also DEFRA approved for smoke control areas. solid fuel stove

4. Air Wash Technology. The majority of stoves offer an airwash technology design, which helps keep the window of a fire clean and reduces tar build up. Unfortunately airwash doesn’t work in all stoves as the quality of their engineering is not good enough. Fortunately, airwash does work in all of the stoves we supply and fit. This means less time cleaning and more time enjoying a beautiful flame window. There is nothing worse than having a black, tarred up window to spoil the effect of a wood burning stove. Airwash helps reduce this problem to ensure you can enjoy your wood burning stove, not only as a heating source but also as a beautiful visual point in a home.

5. Long Warranties – All stoves come complete with warranties. This means that you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you are covered. The length of warranty varies – the longest on the market is for the outstanding Charlton & Jenrick Purevision range which covers you for up to 12 years after purchase.

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Green Man Stoves Reviews Best Business

Green Man Stoves is the Best Business

We are delighted to announce that for the second year running Green Man Stoves have been awarded ‘Best Business in Town’ by the independent customer review site ‘The Best of’. The award is based upon reviews and testimonials submitted by our customers and which are then independently verified with the customer by  the lovely people at ‘The Best of’. Green Man Stoves reviews.Green Man Stoves Reviews

We have a link at the bottom the page which shows exactly what people have said about us and we’re really chuffed about it. Any business very quickly gets to hear about customers who are unhappy with the level of service they’ve received and the fact that our customers are taking the time and trouble to write such super stuff about us makes us feel like it’s all worth it!Green Man Stoves Reviews

We welcome any and all reviews, on Google, on Trustpilot, on Facebook and indeed The Best of. They’re all independently verified so all really valuable.

About 65% of our business comes from word of mouth recommendations. This is a really high number and we’re delighted with it. When a customer recommends a business it is also their own integrity they are putting on the line. The fact so many are willing to recommend us speaks volumes.Green Man Stoves Reviews

We think this is because we do what we do because we know our customers are making an investment in their solid fuel stove and their chimney lining which they need to be confident about. They will be staring at their stove for a long time, it isn’t something you change regularly after all – it needs to be beautiful, appropriate for their needs, installed correctly and most importantly installed safely. We are driven to satisfy these requirements for our customers, they are our motivation. We have a home, children, pets, treasured possessions. We want our tradesmen to regard them as importantly as we do and leave no room for accident or incident. We’re also here in the showroom and available on the phone 6 days a week for really good after sales service, help, advice and reassurance. It’s not all about money – we need to be able to sleep at night!
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Divido Payment Plan Green Man Stoves

Green Man Stoves Now Offering 0% Finance

Green Man Stoves is now offering a 0% finance payment plan for our UK customers on up to 12 months payment plans. Green Man Stoves uses Divido, a UK finance provider. Divido (Divido Financial Services Limited) lets customers spread the cost of any purchase over a period of time and is authorised and regulated by the financial conduct authority. For more information, please go to our Finance page, visit www.divido.com or ask us for more details.

The application process is simple, takes around 5 minutes for you to complete, is carried out online and you will receive a decision within 30 seconds of completion.

In case you decide to take advantage of our payment plans, here’s a quick guide to everything you’ll need to know.

Who is Eligible for Finance?

Applying for a payment plan is simple. To be eligible for finance you will need to meet the following criteria:

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Be a UK resident

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Be at least 18 years of age

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Be working at least 16 hours per week or in receipt of steady income

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Have 3 years of UK address history

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Have a valid phone number and email address

 

An Example of how Finance from Green Man Stoves works

Whether you’ve been coveting one of our beautiful stoves on a supply only basis, want us to line your chimney and install a stylish new stove or go the whole hog and want us to renovate your fireplace and fit a glorious new fire surround, line your chimney and install a stove why not make budgeting for it a little more flexible.

 

Purevision 5kW Freestanding Stove on Stand in Inglenook

 

Example 1: You could purchase this Purevision 5 stove costing £1416.00 (Including optional 8″ stand @ £120) using one of the following options:

25% deposit £354.00 and credit arranged on the balance of £1062.00

£177.00 payable per month for 6 months at 0% interest or

£88.50 payable per month for 12 months at 0% interest.

 

 

 

Town and Country Fires Dalby

 

Example 2: You could purchase this high end Town & Country Fires Dalby stove and have your chimney lined and the stove installed and HETAS certified (ballpark figures based on a standard two storey dwelling) for approximately £2370 (this includes a supplement of £110 for the coloured version of this stove. Many other colours are available and of course it does also some in matt black with no supplement at all)

25% Deposit of £592.50 and credit arranged on the balance of £1777.50

£296.25 payable per month for 6 months at 0% interest or

£148.13 payable per month for 12 months at 0% interest.

 

 

Fireline FP5W in Wave with Chamber

 

Example 3: You could purchase this magnificent Fireline FX5W (shown in a ‘Wave’ Fireplace. We can renovate, knock out or create your fireplace, line your chimney and fit a beautiful limestone fireplace (other designs are available) and install the stove using our own HETAS certified engineers. This is one of our bigger jobs and figures given are ballpark figures based on a standard two storey dwelling for approximately £3500.

25% Deposit of £875 and credit arranged on the balance of £2625

£437.50 payable per month for 6 months at 0% interest or

£218.75 payable per month for 12 months at 0% interest.

Payment Plan

Green Man Stoves Town and Country Langdale stove

Christmas has come to Green Man Stoves

Christmas has come to Green Man Stoves. The trees are up, the stoves are lit, we’re busy making lots of customers safe, warm and toasty this Christmas and Stuart from Town and Country Fires in Yorkshire has just been in with the biggest box of chocolates we’ve ever seen!

Come in for a warm and/or a delicious choc and let us guide you through the process of safely installing a HETAS certified chimney lining system and glorious stove into the heart of your home.

Green Man Stoves Charlton and Jenrick Purevision Classic Stove

Green Man Stoves Showroom – Charlton and Jenrick Purevision Classic Stove. Warming our hearth and souls!

Green Man Stoves Charlton and Jenrick Fireline FX5W stove

Green Man Stoves Showroom – Charlton and Jenrick Fireline FX5W stove in an Aylesbury limestone fireplace

Purevision 5kW Freestanding Stove in Wave pre Christmas fitting

Pre Christmas Fitting

We still have availability for Pre Christmas fitting of stove and chimney liner installations

It’s that time of year again! However, we have been doing this for in excess of 12 years now and have tried all sorts of ways to ensure we can invest in, and train our staff as HETAS engineers, keep them on the payroll all year round and have enough of them to service the increase in demand for pre Christmas fitting of stove and chimney liner installations in the winter. Not easy!

We are now installing a minimum of 2 stoves and chimney liners every day, 7 days a week inbetween now and Christmas.

We are also offering our FOC chimney surveys evenings and weekends.

This means we still have December 2016 dates available.

And if that weren’t enough we have some fabulously friendly and knowledgeable staff in our showroom at The Forge, Weston-under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7NX available to you 6 days a week!

Pop into the showroom and chat your ideas through, have a look at our beautiful stoves, have a warm in front of our lit stoves, complete the Contact Us form below or give us a call on 01989 218328.

 

Fireline FX5W Boscombe stove guarantees

Stove Guarantees

All the manufacturers we choose to supply have really good stove guarantees – but it’s useful to know what that actually means wherever, and from whomever you choose to buy.

Each manufacturer words their stove guarantees differently, but largely, for stove guarantees or warranty claims to be upheld, they all include the following:

  • The stove must be purchased through an authorised dealer.
  • The stove must be installed by a HETAS registered installer or be signed off by your Local Authority Building Control.
  • You will usually need to register your stove with the manufacturer to validate your guarantee.
  • Extended guarantees do not usually apply to stoves purchased online. Usually only a 12 month warranty is offered for online purchases.
  • Stoves must be annually maintained by a suitably qualified person, and you must keep invoices and/or sweeping certificates in case you need to prove this.
  • Stoves must be operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. This is particularly relevant for:
    • The type of fuel you choose to burn. Do ONLY use quality clean, dry firewood, (less than 20% moisture – we sell digital moisture meters which will help you monitor this), or anthracite. Some smokeless fuels or brands of smokeless fuel (particularly those containing petrochemicals) will not be suitable for your appliance and use of them could invalidate your guarantee. We would advocate only burning anthracite (very pure, deep mined coal) rather than processed smokeless fuels. It’s a good idea to hang on to your fuel invoices as well.
    • Running the appliance at a low output for long periods, or overnight. This is called ‘slumbering’. This should not be done. It is also recommended to run the appliance at a controlled high fire temperature within each firing for at least 30 mins as recommended by the manufacturer. Using a stove thermometer (we sell these as well) will allow you to monitor flue gas temperatures. It has been proven that slumbering your appliance is a contributing factor to liner failure. Consistent slumbering of your appliance may lead to your liner or appliance warranty being invalidated. Correct flue gas temperatures will increase efficiency and avoid the build up of tar and soot deposits.
  • Stove consumables are not included in a stove guarantee: glass, firebricks, rope, grates, log retainers, baffle plates etc.

Other than that, we choose our manufacturers carefully. One of our ‘must haves’ is great customer service. If we install a stove and chimney liner or chimney system for you we are, of course, here for you and can sort most issues out with a bit more advice or a quick visit to give a further ‘lesson’ or make a minor adjustment. We rarely have to resort to advising a customer to make a guarantee claim. To aid us in this, our manufacturers look after us which helps us look after you!