Broseley Hercules 30b boiler stove

Overall Rating:

2.5 flames

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Broseley Hercules 30b boiler stove

The Hercules boiler stoves come in 3 sizes to suit different output needed.

They have a built in wrap around boiler and the stove has a traditional look.

The front of stove has 2 glass doors and the flue can come out of the top or back.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 2.5 flames
Quality of finish 3.5 flames
Value for money 2 flames
Ease of use 3.5 flames
Ease of lighting 3 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames
Controllability 2.5 flames
Handle operation 2.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 2.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 2.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Lid cracking

    6 months ago

    I purchased one of these stoves about 7 years ago. In that time I've cracked 3 lids. It costs £379 pounds to replace it. That's with delivery. I'm gutted. I bought it with the intention... []

    Stove expert replied: Replacement parts will be required during the lifetime of any stove and by lid I am assuming you are referring to baffle plate which is subjected to the greatest heat when the stove is operating. Failure of these plates can be due to over-firing, incorrect fuels and even a strong draw on the flue system so further investigation would be advised to try to identify the cause of the failures. As you have had 3 in 7 years they are lasting over 2 years each which does not necessarily seem excessive though!

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

Most Popular Review

  • broseley 30 b

    Gerard Deeney 2 years ago

    we have this stove now 3 yrs and its the best thing ever, I wanted the 20 b but was delivered the 30 b by mistake and came to an arrangement with supplier in price. I have to say the 20 b would... []

    Stove expert replied: As this is a bigger boiler that you wanted please make sure that you do operate it for short periods on max temperature as stoves should not slumber for prolonged periods as it can lead to flue problems. Nice feedback though!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Broseley Hercules 30b boiler stove

  • Not impressed

    Bill Hogan 11 months ago

    Had the 30kw for several years now. I have other brands throughout my property and can say it's probably the last in line for praises. It looks superb and is of sturdy construction, but that... []

    Stove expert replied: The liner should go from top to bottom in the flue not part way. Is it insulated round the liner as you have a large gap round it by what you have written? If not insulated then this will certainly affect the way the stove can perform due to the cooling gases in the flue system. As you have other flues in the property they may be robbing this flue of a good draw and further investigation on all the stoves is recommended, it may not be the stove at fault and more to do with the installation.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • replacement of doors

    Tracey Lawlor one year ago

    Hi just replying to your comment about replacing the door I have no intentions of doing this as I would have to replace the 2 doors in my opinion a stove that is only 2 years old shouldn't have... []

    Stove expert replied: I would suggest contacting Broseley regarding this as the stove is only 2 years old or go back to the supplier for a suitable way forward.

    Overall rating:

    not yet rated

  • problem with glass

    Tracey Lawlor one year ago

    I have a hercules 30 kw stove having a major problem trying to keep glass in the doors they keep cracking and breaking from the heat and now because the glass has been replaced so many times... []

    Stove expert replied: You could look at a replacement door, it may be worth the expense but would solve the issues you have been experiencing.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Brosley Hercules 30b

    Tracy Niles one year ago

    We have a Brosley Hercules 30b and after 2 years the top cast has cracked, Brosley need to extend there guarantee as 1 year is no good for a expensive stove Lovely stove but uses a lot of fuel, We are looking to buy a new stove but must be a big stove as we have a very big house with lots of radiators. can anyone recommend one!... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Great Stove

    William Tatters 2 years ago

    In my experience the 30b is a great stove. I can burn virtually anything and can easily keep going for 8 hours on wood. If you load with coal up to 36 hours burn time can be achieved. This stove... []

    Stove expert replied: Sounds an amazing stove if you only have to re-fuel every 36hrs on coal / smokeless fuel. Amazing but do make sure that you give the stove short periods of fast burn to maintain a goods clear flue.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Cracked Cast Iron!

    JANEY MITCHELL 2 years ago

    We have had our Brosely for 4 years, and a foot long crack appeared on the top. I contacted Brosely through their agent and was advised that my fire only had 1 year guarantee. I emailed my... []

    Stove expert replied: Cast Iron stoves can't be welded I'm afraid.

    Overall rating:

    0 flames