Broseley eVolution 26 boiler stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 10 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Broseley eVolution 26 boiler stove
Technical Data
  • Height: 700mm
  • Width: 800mm
  • Depth: 692mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Nominal Heat Output: 26kW
  • Efficiency: 78%

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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 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames
Controllability 2.5 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

  • A good stove/boiler, but not a great one.

    David Perkins 3 months ago

    We bought our stove in 2015 and it effectively heats a very large stone built former farmhouse. We had an initial problem of the the stove being difficult to light and smoking excessively. The... []

    Stove expert replied: A small fireside shovel can be used to remove ash when it builds up along with an ash bucket, this is common practise in wood only stoves that have no ashpan.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Broseley eVolution 26

    MichaelMontgomery 7 years ago

    Great stove, used to heat a 1000Ltr accumulator tank servicing a new 200m2 house. Note this stove requires alot of wood! Also currently only stove that gets the MCS grant.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Broseley eVolution 26 boiler stove

  • Broseley Evolution 26 - Nightmare to clean - horrible to load - but what a stove if you can put up with its drawbacks

    Anthony Poole 8 months ago

    We have had the stove for about 7 years now and it serves to heat our water and radiators once it''s up to temperature. It''s a great stove if you can put up with its drawbacks. 1) It''s a pain... []

    Stove expert replied: Some really useful comments here Anthony - thank you - especially opening the door slowly to allow the chimney to get used to the higher flow of air. Does it improve if you open a window? If so you might want extra room ventilation. I think that fitting a load unit might help you with your chimney. Like the thermostatic cartridge in a car heating system it loops the water within the stove until it comes up to temperature. That gets the stove up to operating tem faster and keeps it there. The added bonus is that when hot water does leave the stove to go out to your hot water cylinder and heating system is that it is always above a set temperature - which means you can have a shower much sooner. That also raises the flue temp faster, and results in a higher fire chamber temp = more efficient combustion = less deposits.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Not fit for purpose...!!. dreadful after care from Brosleley

    Andrew Butterfield 2 years ago

    We Purchased the Broseley stove approx 4 years ago, it smoked on the day of installation and has smoked ever since, when we re-fuel. We have contacted Broseley direct, for help and assistance... []

    Stove expert replied: The reviews of this stove do consistently mention that this stove smokes into the room and you have clearly had the same experience. It is clear that because it is heavily baffled it needs a tall chimney and a good draw and it would certainly appear that any bends in the system should be avoided. Why the stove should still smoke into the room even when you have a fan on the flue is nonetheless hard to understand. With high output boiler stoves it is always recommended to use a load unit to keep the firebox temperature up, burn very dry wood and only re-fuel once the existing load has burnt down to red embers. Nonetheless from the reviews it appears that everything has been tried but these stoves still have a tendency to smoke when the door is opened. I understand that this has now been removed and the replacement boiler is operating well. with no further adjustment to the flue or other elements of the installation.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Smokes into the room when loading more logs

    Chris Rudge 3 years ago

    We installed an Evolution 26 a couple of years ago and the customer has had constant problems with smoke billowing into the room when the door is opened to load logs. I see from this review... []

    Stove expert replied: Is there an air brick in the room to provide enough free air for combustion? It seems strange to have this problem when the flue draw appears to be adequate even greater than recommended for the product. Is there another chimney in the property that could have a better draw, (so when the balance is altered by opening the door, the flue does not have enough lift to take the smoke up the chimney)?

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Think again before buying

    Chris Candlish 4 years ago

    We had Evolution 26 installed 3 years ago and when it works it does heat water and rads well but trying to add more logs is where the problems start. When the door is open the smoke fills the... []

    Stove expert replied: These are good boiler stoves and it should perform well to heat the home and as you say when working it does this, the refuelling is the problem area - this is not a stove fault. Regarding the problem with smoke coming back into room, this is usually down to the installation / flue system. Is there enough free air in the room for combustion to occur? Is there an anti downdraught cowl fitted to the flue system? Have you another flue in the property that may have a stronger draw on it to the one being used for this stove? Access to the flue for sweeping should always be provided and this should normally coincide with being able to remove any debris from the top of the baffle plate. Perhaps looking into the complete installation before removal would be beneficial as it is a costly change that may not be totally necessary.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Do not buy this stove

    Tom Lovatt 4 years ago

    We had an Evolution 26 stove fitted just over 2 years ago. When we bought it, it was one of the most expensive in the show room and we were told it was possibly too powerful for our 2 bed cottage... []

    Stove expert replied: If the stove is too powerful for your property then it will not be working effectively as it has no need to! Is there an airbrick in the room? What height is the flue system? Is the wood dry and well seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%? Has it been installed as per the manufacturers instructions? Further investigation by a qualified heating engineer who is Hetas registered is recommended to hopefully improve the performance that you are experiencing.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Broseley evolution

    4 years ago

    Had this stove fitted to a new bungalow chimney built to manufactures recommendation three years ago, this stove is the worst nightmare with smoke pouring into the room on reloading tried fitting... []

    Stove expert replied: I doubt it is the stove that is at fault but the installation that prevents the flue gases from lifting away from the firebox on opening of the door. Is there an air brick in the room? What height is the flue system and what is the construction.? Have you other flues in the property? Further investigation may improve this further as alternative remidies are normally possible once the cause if found.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Terrible!

    Cheryl Jewell 5 years ago

    This stove is unusable! The room fills completely with smoke on re filling even though the logs are blazing on the stove. I had a large air brick put in when the stove was installed. The stove... []

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

  • Evolution 26 smoking on loading wood

    Lee Sanfilippo 6 years ago

    We have had a evolution 26 fitted which does all are heating works really good we have 5 meters of flue liner with it, but every time we open the door to reload some wood a buff of smoke comes... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames