Burley Hollywell 9105 stove, page 2 of reviews

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Burley Hollywell 1905 stove

Very good efficiency rating -

a simple design suitable for a smokeless area.

This model is part of the Surefire range of Burley stoves.

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Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Page 2/7 of reviews for Burley Hollywell 9105 stove

  • Burley Brampton Hollywell

    one year ago

    Had one fitted some 18 months ago. Stove is ok but after just 2 months the rear fire tile cracked. Hadn't really used it as it was still autumn. Called Burley as I had had a major dispute with... []

    Stove expert replied: There are designated spares websites that you can use which supply many manufacturers spares if you google stove spares you will find options.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Burnley answer surprising

    one year ago

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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  • Burley hollywell

    one year ago

    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... []

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  • bedale

    one year ago

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

  • Quirks and issues

    one year ago

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Good stove with only a small quality issue

    one year ago

    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... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Extremely disappointed

    one year ago

    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... []

    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).

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Disappointed

    M Owen one year ago

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Disappointing waste of money

    Alison Marshall one year ago

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Cannot Recommend - Why?

    Martin Lewis 2 years ago

    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... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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