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Hunter Herald 8 stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 28 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Hunter Herald 8 stove

The Hunter Herald 8 stove is available with a high canopy, low canopy or with a flat top.
The Herald 8 comes as a wood burning model or as a multi fuel and can be fitted with a backboiler.

There is a double sided version of the Herald 8 available as well.

Technical Data
  • Height: 624mm
  • Width: 635mm
  • Depth: 434mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel
  • Efficiency: 78.9%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3.5 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 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Heating my radiators

    4 weeks ago

    Hi I have a hunter 8 that's connected to a boiler to heat my radiators but it seems to take forever to heat the house and the radiators don't seem to get very hot Is this normal ?

    Stove expert replied: Boiler stoves can work well and effectively but the installation is key, second is the fuel that you are using. You will only get out of a stove what you put in so the fuel needs to be of good quality - if wood with a moisture content of less than 20%. Smokeless fuels will provide a good heat source and a prolonged heat due to their construction. Make sure the fire box is well stocked, just putting the fuel in the middle will not get a heat transfer to the water jacket. The output of the stove is also paramount as it needs to match the requirement of the system as if not sized correctly it may not be big enough to drive the system effectively, was this checked before installation by a qualified heating engineer?

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Hunter 8

    V. Webb 4 years ago

    We bought our Hunter multifuel stove 5 months ago and we wouldn't buy another. We were told it would heat our entire downstairs, 2 large reception rooms, a large hall and kitchen. Whilst our... []

    Stove expert replied: A room heater is what it says and if there is only a door way between spaces then the radiant heat to this space may not be that great. It will obviously raise the temperature but may not be man enough for full heating. Open plan spaces are much easier to heat from one appliance.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

More reviews for Hunter Herald 8 stove (page 1 of 3)

  • Hunter Herald 8 multi-fuel stove in use.

    Virgil Grey 5 months ago

    I had the Hunter Herald 8CE installed 3 months ago by a Hetas engineer along with a new lining and an anti-downdraught chimney cowl. I've found that the updraught is far too strong and even... []

    Stove expert replied: The air controls should make a difference when operated and if not the top one can sometimes not be in the correct position. the deflector on the underside of the Top Air is removed and check that the slider is sitting over the top air plate with the gasket in place properly? The slider may not be aligning up with the holes properly causing a leakage of air even when the plates are supposed to be closed? Worth checking this perhaps.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Top air control

    Ian Minty 8 months ago

    Just replaced top air control which was a nightmare in itself but still fire not working efficiently and when closed down fire still draws. Not happy particularly as this is a replacement as... []

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • No baffle with a boiler?

    Mike Schofield 8 months ago

    got my herald 8 with a boiler fitted. I notice there is no baffle plate and just assumed that you don't have one when a boiler is incorporated? Whatever, the thing works perfectly and adds so... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • If your stove with back boiler not heating as expected then read this!

    Polly H one year ago

    We bought the Herald 8 with wrap around boiler for our old cottage to replace expensive LPG. The stove was installed to spec and connected up to our existing (modern) radiators. Like many of... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • If your stove with back boiler not heating as expected then read this!

    Polly H one year ago

    We bought the Herald 8 with wrap around boiler for our old cottage to replace expensive LPG. The stove was installed to spec and connected up to our existing (modern) radiators. Like many of... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Fabulous Fire

    Linda Hughes one year ago

    I bought my Hunter Herald 8 3 years ago and it was the best money I ever spent as it heats my through lounge 13' x 28' plus my conservatory 9' x11' we use smokeless coal and logs, yes, it does... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Double sided Hunter Herald 8 Stove

    Catherine Teahan one year ago

    We bought the double sided stove for an old cottage we are renovating, thinking it would work great between the sitting and dining rooms. This is a very small area, but this stove just does... []

    Stove expert replied: This stove should be able to produce a good heat output. Is the flue lined? What size flue is being used and what is the height? Is there a reasonable gap round the stove sides (150mm either side)and top (300mm)? If the stove is in a tight place then the heat will be absorbed by the surrounding material and not radiate freely into the room space. What fuel are you burning? Try smokeless fuel if the stove is a multifuel or if a woodburner only then timber with a moisture content of less than 20%. Is there an air brick in the room? I would recommend getting the installation checked as there may be something that has been missed preventing this stove from producing the heat it should,.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Hunter stove Herald 8

    Catherine Greenough 2 years ago

    After a lot of discussion with Hunters and the supplier and trading standard's I had another fitted in February of 2014. Low and behold the same thing happened again waiting now to hear the... []

    Stove expert replied: Rope seals can be easily re-attached to the stove and the glue for this should be supplied normally by the supplier / Hunter under warranty if a failure occurs so soon after installation.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Good Value, good controls

    Ben Bazli 2 years ago

    I bought a Hunter 8 Slimline in 2013 with recommendation from an installer friend, it is great value for money, gives a lot heat to all rooms in a bungalow, and a clear view of the fire as... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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