Stovax Riva 40 multi fuel

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 19 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Stovax Riva 40 multi fuel

A contemporary stove suitable to fit into a traditional fire place.

It can be installed as an insert stove with or without frame.

This stove can also be installed as a free standing model.

It is available in 2 colours.

Technical Data
  • Height: 599mm
  • Width: 492mm
  • Depth: 350mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 4.9kW
  • Efficiency: 77%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3 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? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Fantastic Stove

    Luke Jones 10 months ago

    I was a bit nervous about getting a stove with such a small firebox. The Riva 40, however, produces more than enough heat to bring our 28 square meter living room up to temperature quickly.... []

    Stove expert replied: Great review.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Riva 4

    G Young 7 years ago

    Bought this to warm a 4x4m room, I originally wanted a larger version but was advised that stoves with an output >5kw would require exterior ventilation. The build quality seems excellent and... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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  • Big disappointment

    Janet Martin 11 months ago

    Any advice would be gratefully received. We have just had this installed, are using good seasoned wood. All the heat must be going somewhere, but it isn't coming into our room.Is the installation... []

    Stove expert replied: It is certainly advisable to get the installation checked and if no insulation has been included round the cassette then heat can dissipate there rather than coming forward into the room. The flue draw is also something that should be checked as if in excess of what is recommended the heat will be sucked out of the stove before it has time to radiate correctly. The stove is a metal box and will heat up when fire is inside so the heat must be going somewhere, there is normally a reason that once established can usually be corrected.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Stovax Riva 40

    Michael Gibson 2 years ago

    I bought this stove a year ago.BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.It replaced a Jetmaster which gave out tremendous heat but ate logs.I use well seasoned oak but the heat output into the room 16'x16' is not... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Great little stove

    Simon Page 2 years ago

    I bought a Riva 40 about 7 years ago and it's been a sound investment. The glass does get dirty if the airwash isn't used correctly or fuel is damp or excessively smoky but experience overcomes... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Riva 40 - Cracks in chimney breast

    Alex Saward 2 years ago

    I had an exposed brick chimney breast with an open fire and last year had it plastered & a Riva 40 fitted, the chimney breast was lined with heat resistant plaster board and heat resistant plaster... []

    Stove expert replied: Was there back fill round the cassette when installed and how was the flue connected, two areas that are worth re-visiting to try to overcome this annoying problem.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Do not buy this stove

    Margaret Nenville 3 years ago

    I have just learned my Riva 40 has completely burned through after only 8 years. I have never been happy with it, as not a lot of heat came from it, my open fire gave out better heat. For... []

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Great little Stove

    Mac MacIntyre 3 years ago

    I had this stove in my last house and we got on great with it. It wasn't a huge room but the stove was smack in the middle of the house and it gave of a fantastic heat. It was a bit fiddly to... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Stovax Riva 40 Inset

    Vince Baker 3 years ago

    Like any stove it has its own characteristicís for lighting we have found that leaving the primary vent open at 50% and the secondary air wash at 100% for the lighting period, door slightly... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Great Stove

    Alan 3 years ago

    Bought this for a new build last summer so we are now well into our first winter with this stove. I find it extremely efficient. 2 or three large lumps of firewood will keep this going all evening... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Top stove!

    Trevor Mills 3 years ago

    Stumbled across this site while looking for spares. We had a Riva 40 inset fitted in Nov 2007 and have loved it. The reason we chose it was: two babies - so wife didn't want free standing for... []

    Stove expert replied: Great feedback and stove performing well and saving on alternative fuel use.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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