Coalbrookdale Severn stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 24 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Coalbrookdale Severn stove

The Coalbrookdale Severn stove is a traditional stove.

Available in matt black finish it has a flat top and 2 doors.

The doors have decorative patterns and the stove is therefore easy to recognise.

Technical Data
  • Fuel: Multifuel

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 3.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 2.5 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? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Coal brook Severn conversion

    Steve Barton 3 months ago

    Bought one of these online but found it was the boiler model when I went to pick it up. I closed off the automatic thermostat aperture and made two sliding manual vents in the bottom of the doors-a relatively easy job and lined the firebox with 30mm vermiculite board. We burn logs and coal and it's an absolutely brilliant efficient economical stove.... []

    Stove expert replied: Boiler stoves should not be used without them being fully connected to a water system according to the Health and Safety Executive guidelines produced a few years ago.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Burning Wood with Severn

    Joan Ribbons 5 years ago

    I use this stove as a wood stove. Having recently replaced the very worn gasket I find I cannot generate good hot heat any longer. I close the 2 vents at the bottom of the stove as always, and... []

    Stove expert replied: If the stove is working hard and not generating heat it may that the flue is over-drawing and sucking the heat out of the stove before it can circultae into the room. The gasket that ylou replaced was this from round the door or the glass? If the control on the stove doesn't alter when you operate the vents then you may want to look at adding a flue damper or stabilzer to the flue system. Seek expert advice.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

More reviews for Coalbrookdale Severn stove (page 1 of 3)

  • Coal Brookdale Severn with boiler

    Leon Witts 5 months ago

    I have owned this stove from new and it has been very good , a couple of weeks ago I came home from work to find a wet carpet on examination I found the boiler has rotted through from the fire... []

    Stove expert replied: If a replacement boiler is not available through Aga you may be able to get one fabricated using the existing one as a template. Add in boilers can be made from steel or stainless steel which is not uncommon. You did nto say how old the stove is but they generally last many years.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • bought a house with this stove

    Jorge Ferer one year ago

    Hi, I just bought a house and this stove is installed in boiler version. I haven't tried it, but I have seen that the pipes are disconnected therefore this stove cannot be used unless the pipes... []

    Stove expert replied: Gravity systems only work if the pipework rises all the way from the stove to the radiator, should this not be the case then a pump may be required to circulate the heated water. I recommend a heating engineer is consulted to insure what parts may be required in your situation. A throat plate is required where specified by the manufacturer, as the stove will have been tested with one. They provide a flame deflector which in turn enables the flue gases to be burnt more efficiently and effectively, it also keeps the heat in the stove longer to enable a better heat transfer to the room rather than going up the flue system.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Disappointed

    Julie Mulvana one year ago

    We've recently moved and inherited a Coalbrookdale Severn the only air vent is on the thermostat, it also has a boiler and heats some radiators. Our problem is it takes s couple of hours to... []

    Stove expert replied: You will only get out of a stove what you put in it so do insure that wood is dry and well seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%. Depending on how this has been installed, priority would normally be given to the hot water cylinder before the radiator circuit can function. If you use smokeless fuel on the stove it may pay to try alternative products as they vary greatly on their efficiency, ash production etc.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Severn Stove Non Boiler

    Michael Zandier one year ago

    I purchased my Severn locally in 1989. Originally burned coal for several years and then started burning wood only. Besides replacing a few shaker grates and glass seals this stove has performed... []

    Stove expert replied: Wow, what a great length of service from this stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Severn wood burner with bolier

    Julie Mulvana one year ago

    We've recently moved and inherited a Severn wood burner. So far we are pleased with its efficiency however we'll get a better idea in Jan/Feb when it's been really cold. My problem is with the... []

    Stove expert replied: If the airwash is kept open and you are using seasoned wood with a moisture content of less than 20% the glass should remain clean, this is also providing there is enough free air in the room and there is a good flue draw. Do check out the flue draw and free air if the first two points are already being undertaken.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Coalbrookedale Severn Upgrade?

    2 years ago

    Had the back boiler version fitted 20+ years ago and still going strong. It heats the water for domestic and radiators Oct-May, rarely goes out over the winter. However, the airwash system over... []

    Stove expert replied: Boiler stoves will have changed dramatically over the last 20 years and the technology will have improved to allow for clean glass, more efficient heating of the water etc. What great service from this stove.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Coalbrookdal Severn

    Glenn Taylor 3 years ago

    Bought our Coalbrookdale stove in 1995 its been running the central heating on gravity and giving us hot water for 20yrs with no problems we burn smokeless coal or wood on ours its still going... []

    Stove expert replied: Great service from this boiler.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • coalbrookdale severn stove

    Michael Whitehead 4 years ago

    bought new several years ago, every year top split open from chimney to front (top outlet used for chimney) aga changed top twice then whole stove then said don't burn any wood in it. Tried... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Why does my coalbrookdale severn give off any heat ?

    Heather 4 years ago

    I have moved into a property which has an existing coalbrookdale severn installed. It has been disconnected as a boiler, and is purely a fire. I understand that the fire is far too big for the... []

    Stove expert replied: Any boiler stove must not be used unless connected to the water system, they are not designed to use as a dry stove. If this is not going to be used to heat water / central heating it should be removed and a suitable model installed in its place. Is the chimney lined as it is recommended for modern efficient stoves in a property older than approx 50yrs, depending on chimney type and size. I recommend getting professional advice so that you can enjoy the warmth from a stove that suits your needs / requirements.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

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