If you happen to live in a smoke control area, your options when it comes to buying a wood-burning stove are already limited. That’s because you need to choose an appliance that has been exempted by DEFRA for use in your property.
Given that these appliances often have the additional development costs attached of having to demonstrate suitable efficiency to a government department, they are often more expensive than regular wood-burning stoves.
Here at Gr8Fires.co.uk, we don’t believe you should have to break the bank just because of your postcode. With that in mind, we have put together this list of the cheapest DEFRA exempt woodburners that are currently available to buy from our online store.
Mazona Rocky 6 kW DEFRA Multi-Fuel Stove
The Mazona Rocky 6 kW is our best-selling woodburner of any kind, so it is also our best-selling DEFRA exempt woodburner. Given it £189.90* price tag, that’s hardly surprising. For that relatively modest fee you get a high quality cast iron stove that is suitable for use in smoke control areas and pumps out an impressive amount of heat. Learn more.
Dimplex Westcott 5 SE Wood Burning Stove
Dimplex produces a range of popular woodburners and this Westcott 5 SE (the SE standing for smoke exempt) is suitable for use in smoke control areas. It’s made from cast iron and boasts a classic wood-burning stove design. The Westcott 5 SE is available for £336.95.
Mazona Crete 5 kW Multi Fuel Inset Stove
The Mazona Crete comes with an additional advantage. Not only is it one of the cheapest DEFRA exempt woodburners available, it is also an inset stove. That means it is designed to slot straight into a standard fireplace opening. That’s a big advantage if you’re restricted or reluctant in regards to undertaking building work to open up a fireplace. The Crete is priced at £349.99. Learn more.
Hamlet Solution DEFRA 4.5 kW Multi Fuel Stove
The Hamlet Solution is a great option if you’re looking for the cheapest DEFRA exempt woodburners, but also want a stove that is contemporary in design. This steel stove, with its minimalist detailing and slick lines, is perfectly suited for modern looks. It costs £449.99. Learn more.
Mazona Portland 5 kW DEFRA Multi Fuel Inset Stove
Like the Crete, the Portland is another reasonably priced inset stove by Mazona. That means it brings the benefits we mentioned above in relation to slotting straight into a standard fireplace. Its clean look makes it perfect for modern living rooms. Learn more.
*all prices correct at time of writing, but subject to change.