Burley Hollywell 9105 stove
Very good efficiency rating -
a simple design suitable for a smokeless area.
This model is part of the Surefire range of Burley stoves.
Most Recent Review
Had a Burnley Honeywell professionally fitted and within 6 months you can hardly see what is burning on the fire. I rang customer services to be told I had got the fire to Hot..... I have only... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Glass can become unclear in mainly two ways on stoves: opaque colouration is due to over firing, this can be down to operational error or a flue draw being in excess of the requirements stated by the manufacturer. Normally you will be aware of the stove working hard and not showing signs if the rate of burn when you operate the controls, you are likely to find that the heat being produced is poor as it is being sucked up the chimney. The other scenario is if the stove is being operated on a shut down mode for prolonged periods (air controls being shut or barely open), a spiders like appearance will gradually creep across the glass and can't be removed. Short periods of fast burn as required to ensure the stove gases are removed from the firebox as these will react with the glass if allowed to slumber predominantly rather than operating the stove effectively. Investigate the flue draw if it is the opaque option as this can be addressed. If a spider web appearance then open the airwash more so prevent the gases from staying too long in the firebox. Either are not the fault of the stove.
Most Popular Review
We spent a considerable amount of time researching stoves and finally settled on the Burley after reading their product literature and seeing one in action in a local shop. We had saved for... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Fair review for a cheaper stove and customer happy with overall performance. Prices do vary so it is worth shopping around to get the best value for your money.
More reviews for Burley Hollywell 9105 stove (page 1 of 6)
Happy with our purchase Good flame pattern, throws out a lot of heat, has a simple solid look to it which we like, with its large window. In detail, it lights easily with kindling and firelighters... [ read more ]
What a waste of £650. Had installed end of February. Within 2 weeks the glass has frosted. it constantly gives out white smoke no matter how dry the fuel is..but the main problem is that even... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: If Burley have said the door is the problem have they not offered to get this rectified? To check that the door is sealing shut a piece of paper between the door and body of the stove and see if you can pull it out, if you can then the door needs adjusting for a better seal with the body. For glass to smoke over so quickly the flue draw may be excessive and this needs to be checked as a damper or stabilizer may be required for you to gain control over the stove. The stove should slumber / die down when the controls are shut. Do check that the fuel that is being burnt is dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20% to prevent excessive smoke being produced. As you are not happy with the stove and have already contacted Burley perhaps further contact to rectify the problem should be requested as this is still under warranty having only been fitted in February. At least a report from Burley following their visit should be provided with their findings so that any issues that they found can then be addressed.
One of the reasons we went for a Burley was the inclusion of a steel mesh as a final stage of burn - this would (we thought) eliminate any chance of sparks going up the flue. Living in a thatched... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Removal of shot will be undertaken prior to the stove leaving the factory and every effort to remove it all will be made, unfortunately it seems that on occasions a small amount can be left behind and in transit moves and sometimes this leads to problems which generally are overcome once removed when investigation high lights the cause.
Good stove. Burns well. lots of heat and uses a lot less wood for more heat than my previous multi fuel Charnwood stove. Only small quality issue is the air control lever which keeps getting... [ read more ]
I too bought a burley Holywell having had the stove recommended by my installer. I have replaced the glass on it no less than two occasions thinking my technique was at fault but have tried... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Glass can get marks on it if the air wash is not set at the correct position and if the stove is slumbering for prolonged periods or over-drawn. The marks that creep across the glass and look like a spiders web is caused by the flue gases not being removed from the firebox quickly enough. There is a chemical reaction that causes this and giving short periods of fast burn will alleviate this from getting worse. The damage is permanent but does not affect the integrity of the glass. If the discolouration is cloudy in appearance the damage is also permanent and caused by the stove having been over drawn for longer than the short periods that are recommended (15 - 20mins max burn rate once a fire is established, followed by a slumbering period, the fast rate burn can be carried out at regular intervals providing the stove has a chance to cool down in between with slumbering times).
The problem I've had with the fire, is on windy days if you set the vent to three quarters closed so the burn rate slows down. The gas build up is so massive that the door expands releasing... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Different fuels can help with this if your system is susceptible and you could try an alternative to see if this helps to overcome the problem on the windy days.
We replaced our previous stove with the Burley Holywell after reading online reviews which stated this was an excellent stove. As far as we are concerned this has been nothing but a waste of... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: You say that the stove is using a great deal of wood, it is likely to be a flue draw issue and even though you have had stoves before they do vary and their requirements also vary. The installation needs to be fully check to insure that it complies with the manufacturers instructions which is what Burley seem to have gone through with you when you made contact with them.
The stove itself is as easy to light as any other I have used, the controls simple and heat output impressive. As long as the fuel is burning at a high temperature the glass remains relatively... [ read more ]
The Burley Fireball is a beautiful fire to look at - both lit and unlit - and the warmth generated and flame patterns are second to none. The fact that it is Made in Britain is an added bonus... [ read more ]