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Franco Belge Belfort stove

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4 flames

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Franco Belge Belfort stove

The Franco Belge Belfort stove is a compact model and will therefore be able to fit into smaller fire place settings.

It has a 5kw output & you do not need to put an air vent into the room as less than 5kw output.

You can get the Belfort stove in enamel finish as well.

There is 1 plain door with a glass panel on the stove and the flue pipe can come out of the top or back of the stove.

Technical Data
  • Height: 550mm
  • Width: 420mm
  • Depth: 340mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 4.5kW
  • Efficiency: 74.3%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 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

Most Recent Review

  • Franco Belge Belfort

    Jacquie Rayner last month

    My Belfort is now in its 4th winter. It is very well built. The air control is excellent and it is great to use. My friend has had one of these for ten years, it is a fantastic stove.

    Stove expert replied: Two happy customers, nice comments

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Little Belter!

    Mitch 8 years ago

    After a lot of consideration we decided on this stove. We removed a cast iron Victorian fireplace and installed this in the cavity. It's a nice fit and we did not have to alter the existing... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Franco Belge Belfort stove (page 1 of 3)

  • Burns well, but stinks the house out.

    Stephen Price last month

    Does anyone know how to contact Franco Belge..this stove is now an expensive ornament..had an engineer out..nothing wrong with the installation..it''s all down to the paint...top gets hot (... []

    Stove expert replied: Any smell that comes from a stove can only be from the heat it generates and initially it will be the paint curing. After the first few firings any smell will be down to the installation or fuel used. It may be that something is close to the flue in the chimney that is the cause. The stove in essence is a cast iron box so there is nothing that can cause a prolonged smell.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Burns well, but stinks the house out.

    Stephen Price 2 months ago

    We''ve used this burner about a dozen times...and it still smells the house out. I''ve been told that the paint needs to cure then it''ll stop...how much longer will it take..

    Stove expert replied: Normally the paint curing smell lasts for just a few firings. I suggest that if the smell persists, get the installation checked to insure that there is nothing close causing the smell. The stove paint cures and hardens with heat and the smell should not persist.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Burns well, but stinks the house out.

    Stephen Price 2 months ago

    Had this fitted during the summer...hetas tested..I''ve been told that the paint needs to be cured...how long does this take...I''m opening nearly every door and window to clear the smell..its... []

    Stove expert replied: The paint will cure usually after a few firings, gently increasing the heat to an average working temperature. If the smell persists do look further than the stove as there may be something in the flue installation that is causing a smell, very unusual for a prolonged smell so worth getting checked out.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Be careful burning anthracite

    Geoff Thomas 3 months ago

    I use anthracite and have burnt through the metal baffle plate. The rear firebrick is just 3 inches high and the baffle plate sits on that. So if you try to have a larger fire the fuel is... []

    Stove expert replied: Anthracite is one of the hotter smokeless fuels on the market. There are many alternatives which may be considered for the future use of this stove. The internal parts, depending on how hard you are firing the stove and on how much fuel you are putting in the firebox, can be exposed to very high temperatures, so controlling the rate of burn and amount of fuel is critical.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • My favourite!

    one year ago

    I had this woodburner installed in my last house 20 years ago ( it''s still going strong) and chose it again for my new house, fantastic little stove. I have recently had a problem with the... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Back boiler

    one year ago

    Had this little beauty already installed when we bought the cottage. Back boiler has never been used or connected. Can I replace it with a fire brick

    Stove expert replied: If the back boiler has been installed without water being connected then yes this should be done as a matter of urgency. No boilers (either add in or integral) should be put under fire with out being connected to the water system. An internal liner should replace the add in boiler and the tapping holes sealed with blanking discs.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Had it for 10 years, burnt through two flue liners

    one year ago

    The stove was already installed when we bought the house, about two years before we moved in. The stove is in the back snug and the room can get quite cold so we keep the stove going 24/7 for... []

    Stove expert replied: A liner is recommended for a property of this age. 316 grade liners come with a 10yr warranty and are best suited to woodburning stoves and the 904 grade liners has a 20 year warranty and is best suited for the multifuel burning stoves. I would go back to see what you had fitted as you may be able to claim under warranty depending on what was supplied.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • little belter

    Kevin Crane 2 years ago

    I've had my stove in for around 12yrs now, it's never let me down. Once every 18mths -2yrs I remove it from its resting place, take it to my garage strip it down and replace all seals including... []

    Stove expert replied: Maintenance is important to ensure that a stove will function as expected, a little time and effort will certainly bring rewards over a stoves lifetime. Gaskets, rope seals, baffle plates, grates etc should be regularly inspected and replaced when needed.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • OUTER GRATE FRAME

    JOHN CROOK 4 years ago

    Really good stove, I installed it about 10 years ago and has been fine until this year I made a terrible mistake I put some coal that I had got from the mother in law, trouble was I didn't realise... []

    Stove expert replied: In the exploded diagram it looks like the frame slots in once the oscillating grate has been removed, refer to the manual for further guidance.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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