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Review of Dunsley Yorkshire stove

Websites = Wrong Information

Mike Johnston 3 years ago

The technical information given on various websites is just Wrong. Most say that you cannot have a 12mm hearth. This statement is incorrect. On looking at the manufacturers installation instructions the hearth temperature only reaches 25 Deg C when the room temperature is 19.9 Deg C. Therefore under the Building Regulations (less than 100DegC) a 12mm hearth is sufficient. On contacting Dunsley they have confirmed that a 12mm hearth is suitable (however they do advise using a thicker hearth suitable to support the weight of the stove 198kg plus 22kg of water). However a full constructional hearth is not required. Note: when looking for a appliance it is best to get a copy of the installation instructions and check every detail before purchasing.

Stove expert replied: Please note that you should always follow the manufacturers guidance and as they advise a thicker one should be used this is what should be provided, they advise die to the weight of the stove and should your 12mm hearth fail there would be no redress.

Overall rating:

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Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 4.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.8)