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.
- Height: 550mm
- Width: 454mm
- Depth: 382mm
- Flue Diameter: 125mm
- Fuel: Multifuel
- Nominal Heat Output: 5kW
- Efficiency: 64.3%
Most Recent Review
I have had this stove two years this coming June. I've just ordered a new rear brick, £50 new side bricks £73. I'm on my second grate at £75 each, the baffle plate is shot at, and this is... [ read more ]
Most Popular Review
Firstly, I would like to say I never normally write reviews, but am so happy with this burner, that I felt obliged to spread the word!We spent a while reading up on all the reviews and then... [ read more ]
More reviews for Franco Belge Montfort stove (page 1 of 4)
My stove was fitted professionally 18 months ago. It stopped working properly (smoke coming into room when refilling) 4 months later and the fitter found the top baffle plate had warped and... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Having consulted the UK distributor regarding these comments it is felt that this stove has been over-fired or has been using a high pet coke based fuel causing distortion to the internal components. The only other reason the grate could be in this state is if the ashpan has not been emptied often enough and has been sandwiched between two sets of ashes and the hot fuel. Ash should not be allowed to build up and should be emptied regularly to prevent the grate from overheating. If you had the original bolted in baffle this would have been replaced under warranty.
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.
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'... [ read more ]
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... [ read more ]
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.
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... [ read more ]
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.
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... [ read more ]
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.
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... [ read more ]
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... [ read more ]
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.