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The Salisbury

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 8 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
The Salisbury

The Salisbury is a very plain and simple and suits a wide variety of interiors. The Salisbury is available in 5 models - The Salisbury 4, Salisbury 5, Salisbury 5 log store, Salisbury 6 and Salisbury 8.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3 flames
Ease of use 3.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 2.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 2.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Looks Great but it Doeesn''t Work without filling the house with fumes

    SIMON GREEN this week

    Had this stove fitted in August but on refueling the smoke spills out of the fire and fills the house. Have changed to kiln dried wood, changed cowl and increased the height of the flue with... []

    Stove expert replied: Have you an airbrick or room ventilator fitted? Does the flue draw match the requirements of the manufacturer? Is there another chimney in the property? This is likely to be a installation / flue problem so would recommend further investigation. Make sure that you have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted. There is usually a reason why the flue gases are not lifting away from the firebox, not enough air in the room, not enough draw in the flue. Another chimney in the property is stronger that the one being used which is giving a negative pressure preventing the gases from rising quickly when the door is open. If nothing is found to be at fault, a flue fan may be the best way forward, there are several options on the market.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Poor performance

    Philip McDonald 2 years ago

    I only bought our Chesney Salisbury because we were so impressed by the sales team who assured us of the quality and performance of these stoves. They installed it and the installation cost almost as much as the stove itself. This is our 7th wood burning stove over 25 years, so we know how a good fire should perform and I am very sorry to say that this stove under-performs very significantly. I find I am using more wood than I did with my previous fire which was more than double the size! The glass door fogs up unless the slide is kept well open. The lack of an ash pan is a serious oversight as the mess this fire makes is quite amazing. The push in and out slide adjusting control is jerky in operation and is hence very difficult to regulate. All in all, I would love to install another stove but having spent close on £1,900 for the stove and installation, I simply don't have enough money left to burn!!!!... []

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

More reviews for The Salisbury

  • Regrets

    Tony Hickling 9 months ago

    Having bought a number of log burners the Salisbury is proving one of my regrettable buys. Problems with the damper , it seems to expand when hot and gets jerky, the removal of ashes and having... []

    Stove expert replied: Do check that the wood being burnt has a moisture content of less than 20% and keep the air controls open so that the glass can stay clean. Perhaps the damper arm / hole location gets too tight when hot and a slight modification could improve this operation, further investigation is recommended. All stoves will require ash removal - you do not say what the actual problem is with this on the Salisbury stove!

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Great purchase

    one year ago

    I did my research as well and in the end you just need to make your decision, glad I went for the Salisbury. I don't understand the few negative comments here, maybe to do with your installation... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Really happy with our Salisbury

    one year ago

    I'm a chronic worrier about big purchases, so you can imagine the sleepless nights I've had choosing a stove for our new house, especially since it's something my wife and I have been hankering... []

    Stove expert replied: Pleased to hear your are happy with the stove and the quality, design and operation are what is said on the literature. Now enjoy and relax!

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Great Stove

    Craig Coley one year ago

    I nearly didn't purchase this stove purely down to the reviews on here but thankfully I made the right purchase and I'm very happy with the Salisbury 5kw and feel the need to defend it. I have... []

    Stove expert replied: Do take note that operating a stove at this temperature is not recommended, short periods of fast burn (20 mins max) is recommended as prolonged periods of high temperatures (that exceed normal usage) will expose internal components to higher temperatures than normal and can lead to distortion or a shortening of their life. The curing of the paint should not require the high temperature burn as stated in this review.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Classy Woodburner

    Terry Deamer 2 years ago

    We have a Hunter Hawk 4kw stove in our kitchen. We wanted to progress from an open fire in our lounge to a new wood burner and after much research chose and purchased a Salisbury 5 wood burner... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Far better now

    Philip McDonald 2 years ago

    Following my first review of this stove, I hope the following update to our user experiences will be of help to potential purchasers.When the top baffle fire brick broke and collapsed onto the... []

    Overall rating:

    2 flames