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Franco Belge Montfort stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Franco Belge Montfort stove

The Franco Belge Montfort stove is available in 5 diferent enamel finishes -

there is air wash to keep the glass clean .

The Montfort has an external riddling grate & 1 plain glass door to view the fire through.

It is a traditional relief cast iron stove & weighs in at 75kg.

Technical Data
  • Height: 550mm
  • Width: 454mm
  • Depth: 382mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 5kW
  • Efficiency: 64.3%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Fire bricks

    Angela Tonks 1 week ago

    This is a great little fire but have had a lot of trouble with the fire bricks , had 3 of the back fire bricks in 3years as they seem so brittle.

    Stove expert replied: When putting fuel in the stove take care not to know the liners as this can shorten their life, Possibly get the sheet of lining material and cut your own would be an option for the future.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Franco Belge Montfort stove (page 1 of 4)

  • Fire bricks

    Angela Tonks 1 week ago

    This is a great looking stove and on the whole am pleased with it except for one thing the fire bricks are so brittle had 3 back bricks in 2 years , had a new one in less than a week and it'... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Sweeping Again!!!

    Keith Boden 2 months ago

    After the problems last year when the C Sweep couldn't remove the bottom grate. The supplier came took the fire apart and angle ground a piece off the back. They swept the fire once they put... []

    Stove expert replied: You do not state how old the stove is. Screws should be able to be removed and would suggest loosening them on a monthly basis when you do the routine check to insure that there is no debris fouling the airways, at the same time check the rope seal etc.

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

  • Great looking stove, damping problems

    Angela Conley one year ago

    Just had this stove fitted and it's really efficient at throwing out heat, even on comparatively little fuel. Lovely big window compared with the smaller Belfort that we had for years at a previous... []

    Stove expert replied: Smoke Exempt model have a bleed if air all the time to help dilute the flue gases so they do not shut down fully as with other models this is probably the reason you notice the difference between these models.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • flue cleaning problems

    Nancy Griffiths one year ago

    I have had a Montfort Mk2 since 2010. Chimney sweeps have had 2 attempts at removing the baffles so that the flue can be cleaned. The stove supplier came and removed bolts which they thought... []

    Stove expert replied: It is recommended that an alternative access is put in the flue section of the stove for sweeping purposes even if the baffle is removable, it is good practise to do this.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Sweeping

    Keith Boden one year ago

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • A few problems

    Anne one year ago

    I've had this fire for a 2.5 years. I Had it professionally installed by a Hetas engineer and for the first year we had no problem at all - it's was very easy to light I clean the glass everyday... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Not as warm as we'd like.

    Aurelia one year ago

    This may be more a reflection of the overly damp weather recently, too much pine and other conifer type wood and supposedly 'seasoned' wood being anything but, however we have not managed to... []

    Stove expert replied: The flue needs to be checked as this will affect the heat produced as will damp unseasoned wood. Smokeless fuels are fine to be used on stoves and can give a good constant heat output if required.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Montfort Elegance MK2

    Paul Duncan one year ago

    This is a cracking little stove, now that it has been fitted correctly. (that is another story). I have one major issue though. Spare parts! It is very complicated trying to order these, as... []

    Stove expert replied: If you are finding the stove hard to control it copuld be that the flue draw is excessive and this can be corrected. Other causes are that the rope seal or glass gasket may need attention. Do not live with the problem but investigate and try to correct so that costly spares need not be required.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • A beautiful stove that draws the damp out of our flagstone floor and stone walls.

    Chris & Marianna Webb one year ago

    This excellent website was a major resource for us when selecting a cast-iron multi-fuel stove for our 14 X 16 flag-stone floored living room. We are delighted with our Franco-Belge Elegance... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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